Book Review: The Daniel Cure by Susan Gregory and Richard J. Bloomer, PhDard
In the past few years, several people I know, including myself, have been beginning the year with a 21-day Daniel Fast. The fast is based on Daniel's fasts that were recorded in Daniel 1 and 10 from the Old Testament. Susan Gregory authored the bestselling Daniel fast book and has now written the The Daniel Cure with Richard J. Bloomer, PhD.
The Daniel Cure is a comprehensive book for those interested in moving into more healthful eating and making lifestyle changes. I would say this book covers just about any topic you could think of related to eating healthfully--what foods are healthy, portion control, cardiovascular disease and diabetes control, and many other nutritional topics. In addition, though, this book encourages readers to look to God as part of their health plan and to begin with a Daniel Fast. Then progress, still looking to God, into a more healthful eating plan that is right for the reader and that the reader can stick to. One of the things I like best about this book is that it is especially encouraging and could be helpful in making changes that would last. At the end of each chapter is a section that says, "Turn Your Thoughts into Actions." This section offers some summary advice and also some questions to think about how the plan could affect you.
This book is divided into six parts total: Part 1 tells about the Daniel cure, part 2 talks about taking control of your health, part 3 offers advice for getting started, part 4 offers meal planning tips and recipes, part 5 offers a twenty-one day devotional and part 6 offers helpful worksheets and other quick reference appendixes.It is well-organized, the information is easy to read and understand, and it is an easy book to go back and reference. Recently published scientific studies of the Daniel Fast do show just how beneficial this type of clean eating can be.
If you are looking for a Bible-based eating plan based on science, then this book is a great book to get started. If you already know quite a lot about healthy eating, then there may be some information in this book that is redundant. Also, I noticed that some of the recipes in this book are also offered in the Daniel Fast book that Susan Gregory wrote previously. Recipes are offered that include: Roasted Chickpeas, Jasmine Spicy Fry, Roasted Squash Soup and Sweet Cherry Smoothie.
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