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Alejandro Junger and Amely Greeven

The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself

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Clean by Alejandro Junger and Amely Greeven offers a comprehensive plan for detoxifying your body by eliminating toxins from your diet and environment. It also discusses how this can improve your overall health and well-being.

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    Detoxing can help restore the functions of our body that are being damaged by toxins.

    If you’re not feeling well, you might go to the drugstore to get some meds. Or if it’s a really heavy cold, you might head to the doctor and pick up a prescription for something stronger.

    But what if the problem is less straightforward than a cold or flu? What if the problem has to do with how your body is functioning?

    Unfortunately, these days there’s an abundance of unnatural environmental and dietary toxins that are damaging your body’s ability to properly function and heal.

    At virtually every turn, we’re bombarded with pesticides on our food and dangerous chemical cocktails in our cleaning products.

    While companies have been quickly manufacturing stronger chemicals to be used for an increasing range of purposes, our bodies haven’t had the time to develop a resistance to these toxins. In just the last century alone, we’ve dramatically changed the way we eat and live, and it’s taken a toll on our body’s defense systems.

    Toxicity comes with its fair share of symptoms, such as recurring tiredness and bloating, but these are commonly written off by doctors as signs of our body’s normal wear and tear. Most doctors will hesitate to do anything unless symptoms are severe, and in those cases their advice will be to ingest powerful drugs that add to the toxic residue in your body.

    But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are viable alternatives.

    Throughout the ages, healers have practiced regular deep-clean detoxes. In particular, Indian and Chinese cultures have long been proponents of detoxes for both physical and mental well-being. But in the West, today’s mainstream medical community has turned their attention away from these traditional practices and toward molecular manipulation.

    You don’t need a doctor to start a detox program and reactivate your body’s ability to heal and regenerate. But before we get into the process, let’s take a closer look at the toxins you need to target.

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    What is Clean about?

    Clean (2009) puts our bodies and environment under the microscope. It reveals just how many toxins we’re constantly exposing ourselves to, which include dangerous toxins in our food and harmful emissions, coming from both indoors and out. Fortunately, we can detoxify. So find out what steps you need to take to rid your body of the unhealthy residue that is currently increasing your chances for all sorts of cancers and diseases.

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    Clean (2010) presents a holistic approach to detoxifying and rejuvenating the body. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It provides in-depth knowledge about the impact of toxins on our health and offers practical ways to cleanse our systems, leading to improved well-being.
    • By drawing on scientific research, personal experiences, and interviews with experts, it offers a comprehensive understanding of the body-mind connection and the power of detoxification.
    • The book's balanced combination of information and personal stories keeps readers engaged, ensuring that the journey towards a healthier lifestyle never feels dull or tedious.

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    Toxic thoughts and toxic relationships are also pollutants because they disturb the peace and normal body functioning we were born to have.

    —Alejandro Junger and Amely Greeven
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    Who should read Clean?

    • Tired and rundown people who need a boost
    • Health nuts who are always on the lookout for advice
    • People interested in alternative medicine

    About the Author

    Alejandro Junger, MD, is a New York Times best-selling author whose regular job is at a cardiologist clinic in New York. After finishing his medical training, Junger studied Eastern Medicine in India and became an expert in adrenal fatigue and the mental and physical effects of chronic stress.

    Amely Greeven is a journalist, copywriter and health blogger whose articles have appeared in a variety of magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and W.

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    What is the main message of Clean?

    The main message of Clean is to detoxify our bodies to improve our overall health and well-being.

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    Is Clean a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Clean is worth reading as it provides valuable insights on detoxification and its impact on our health. Highly recommended!

    Who is the author of Clean?

    Clean is co-authored by Alejandro Junger and Amely Greeven.

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