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The Beauty Detox Solution: Eat Your Way to Radiant Skin, Renewed Energy and the Body You've Always Wanted Paperback – March 29, 2011
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"Kimberly Snyder's The Beauty Detox Solution is a must-[listen] that intelligently highlights the importance of incorporating large amounts of greens and plant foods in our diet." ---Dr. Mehmet Oz --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Kimberly Snyder is a clinical nutritionist and founder of the holistic health company KS 1Life. Snyder has appeared as a nutrition and beauty expert for Good Morning America, EXTRA, E! Entertainment, FOX News, Good Day LA, and been featured in Lucky, ELLE, Nylon, US Weekly, In Touch and OK! Magazine. Visit her at www.kimberlysnyder.net.
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As you can tell, Kimberly Snyder pushes vegetarian and vegan diets as the healthiest route but she does say you don't have to give up meat all together. She recommends no more than three dinners a week with meat, preferably not land animals. She also highly suggests eating raw since none of the nutrients are lost to cooking. Again, it makes sense but dang it I like to steam my veggies! The one thing Miss Snyder recommended that I had never heard about was eating fruits by themselves and nothing afterwards for at least 20 minutes since our bodies absorb them so fast (when eaten by themselves) and make are intestines very acidic. She says that having fruit with anything else will make everything inside our intestines putrefy and take a really long time to be eliminated.
I like the green smoothie recipe and can definitely do it 5 mornings a week but not too excited about her oat groat recipe. Miss Snyder has three different phases for the detox so really everyone could manage one of those phases depending on your conviction. If you are hard core, you'll give up meat, eat mostly raw foods, go organic, and be popping tons of pills (probiotic supplements, digestive enzymes, and magnesium-oxygen supplements) each day. If you're like me, you'll be drinking the green smoothie, increase the days you're vegetarian, and just overall watch what you eat and in what order. The book is a wealth of knowledge and I can imagine most people will think it's not realistic. But, take your new found knowledge and at least try several changes and see what difference it will make.
I think Kimberly Snyder is an incredible intelligent and talented nutritionist. Her advice is sound and proves to work in my own life. But she isn't exactly a gifted chef. Obviously she likes her own food, but if you're more of a foodie like myself, you're going to make yourself crazy trying to follow this book. So here's what I do: study the principles and look elsewhere for more recipes. If you look at either raw vegan, high raw, OR vegan-gluten free books, you'll find some good stuff. I personally love the book RAW VEGAN NOT GROSS.
Another tip is this: BDS is just a starting point. Another review said she had more questions at the end. Me too. I listen to Kimberly's podcast, read her blog, and keep up with her other books. There's a lot to learn from this woman!