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The Tao of Detox: The Secrets of Yang-Sheng DAO

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A practical guide to preventing and treating the toxic assault on our bodies andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Shows how the practices of periodic detox and and#8220;rational retoxand#8221; can counteract the toxic nature of our modern lifestyles, diets, and environment andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Provides ancient Chinese methods and remedies that help the body repair itself andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Includes detoxification techniques, formulas, and exercises that work within 10 days andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Despite the wonders of modern medicine, the state of human health throughout the world is eroding at an alarming rate. The long-term accumulation of toxins and acid waste in our bodies--both from the chemically contaminated air we breathe and water we drink as well as the toxins we ingest in the form of low quality food, preservatives, and additives--damages our organs, corrodes our joints and arteries, enervates our nervous system, and inhibits our immune system. Chronic pain and fatigue, hypertension and heart failure, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, indigestion, insomnia, and even acne, are all caused by the long-term accumulation of toxins in our bodies. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;The Tao of Detoxandlt;/Iandgt; Daniel Reid combines traditional Eastern practices and the latest of modern Western thinking to offer detoxification methods that can repair in as little as seven to ten days much of the long-term damage done. He provides breathing exercises, massage techniques, and soft exercises such as yoga and tai chi that help the body to heal itself. He also explains the importance of and#8220;rational retoxification,and#8221; which allows the careful reintroduction of less healthy substances, and offers ways to counteract those toxins we canand#8217;t--or donand#8217;t want to--avoid, including alcohol and tobacco. Reid explains that, just as we care for our cars with regular tune-ups, by practicing periodic detox as well as and#8220;rational retox,and#8221; we can enjoy long and healthy lives and still be able to and#8220;eat, drink, and be merry.and#8221;

Review:

"This manual suggests a raft of Eastern therapeutic techniques for those suffering from anxiety, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, and general unhappiness, all of which Reid traces to 'toxic waste' polluting the body, a problem common to the 'Western lifestyle.' Some of the advice is grounded and practical: the author urges massage, Tai Chi, deep breathing and a sensible diet in a revolving plan of 'periodic detox' and 'rational retox.' Unfortunately, much of this guidebook's program is entirely unsubstantiated. The author is not a doctor, but rather a student of Chinese civilization, and his medical explanation ranges from shaky to irresponsible. For instance, he refers to 'toxemia' as a 'state of toxicity in the blood and tissues,' though medical parlance already defines 'toxemia' as a sometimes-fatal pregnancy complication. Specific claims come without any documentation, such as his statement, attributed to 'several studies,' that 'five glasses of pure water per day ... may reduce ... risk of colon cancer by 45 percent, breast cancer by 80 percent, and bladder cancer by 50 percent.' Most disconcerting are the dubious medical interventions he touts, such as the 'Zapper,' an electronic parasite-removal device he suggests as a treatment for 'asthma, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, and candida fungal infections.' More reliable sources on detoxification can be found in any self-help section." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In this practical guide, Reid combines traditional Eastern practices and the latest of modern Western thinking to offer detoxification methods that can repair in as little as seven to ten days much of the long-term accumulation of toxins and acid waste in one's body.

About the Author

Daniel Reid has a Masterandrsquo;s degree in Chinese language and civilization, and he studied Taoist practices in Taiwan for 16 years and in Thailand for 10 before moving to Australia in 1999. He is the author of several books, including andlt;Iandgt;The Tao of Healthandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Sex andamp; Longevityandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;The Complete Book of Chinese Health andamp; Healingandlt;/Iandgt;, and the translator of andlt;Iandgt;My Journey in Mystic Chinaandlt;/Iandgt;, John Blofeld's autobiographical account of his years spent in pre-Communist China.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt; Prefaceandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Introduction: andlt;/Bandgt;Tissue Toxicity andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part 1:andlt;/Bandgt; and#8220;Detoxand#8221; andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;Bandgt;Chapter 1: andlt;/Bandgt;Basic Protocols of Detox andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;Bandgt;Chapter 2:andlt;/Bandgt; Water: Hydration and Hydrotherapy andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;Bandgt;Chapter 3: andlt;/Bandgt;Physiotherapy: Massage and Soft Exercise andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;Bandgt;Chapter 4: andlt;/Bandgt;Air: The Breath of Life andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;Bandgt;Chapter 5:andlt;/Bandgt; Detox Diet and Supplements andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;Bandgt;Chapter 6:andlt;/Bandgt; The and#8220;Fast Laneand#8221;: Fasting and Colonic Irrigation andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;Bandgt;Chapter 7: andlt;/Bandgt;and#8220;The Angel of Sunlightand#8221;: Heliotherapy andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;Bandgt;Chapter 8: andlt;/Bandgt;The Eliminators: Herbal Detox andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;Bandgt;Chapter 9: andlt;/Bandgt;High-Tech Electro-Detox andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part 2:andlt;/Bandgt; and#8220;Retoxand#8221; andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;Bandgt;Chapter 10:andlt;/Bandgt; The Art of Rational Retox andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;Bandgt;Chapter 11: andlt;/Bandgt;Retox Diet and Supplements andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;Bandgt;Chapter 12:andlt;/Bandgt; Advice on Smoking and Drinking andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;Bandgt;Chapter 13: andlt;/Bandgt;Advice on Medical and Recreational Drugs andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;Bandgt;Chapter 14:andlt;/Bandgt; Setting Your Detox/Retox Clocks andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;Bandgt;Chapter 15: andlt;/Bandgt;and#8220;Donand#8217;t Worry, Be Happy, Feel Goodand#8221; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Appendicesandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Appendix 1: Recipes and Formulas andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Appendix 2: Suppliers andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Indexandlt;/Bandgt;

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594771422
Author:
Reid, Daniel
Publisher:
Healing Arts Press
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Healthy Living
Subject:
Diets - Special Conditions
Subject:
Hygiene, Taoist
Subject:
Detoxification (Health)
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Diet and Nutrition
Subject:
Diets
Subject:
HEALTH/COOKING;NUTRITION;SELF-HELP/HEALTH;TAOIST;YANG SHENG;ALTERNATIVE HEALTH;COOKING/HEALTH;DIET;EASTERN PHILOSOPHY/TAOISM;HEALING;HEALTH;HEALTH AND HEALING;HEALTH, HEALING
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 bandamp;w illustrations
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 16.59 oz

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Product details 352 pages Healing Arts Press - English 9781594771422 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This manual suggests a raft of Eastern therapeutic techniques for those suffering from anxiety, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, and general unhappiness, all of which Reid traces to 'toxic waste' polluting the body, a problem common to the 'Western lifestyle.' Some of the advice is grounded and practical: the author urges massage, Tai Chi, deep breathing and a sensible diet in a revolving plan of 'periodic detox' and 'rational retox.' Unfortunately, much of this guidebook's program is entirely unsubstantiated. The author is not a doctor, but rather a student of Chinese civilization, and his medical explanation ranges from shaky to irresponsible. For instance, he refers to 'toxemia' as a 'state of toxicity in the blood and tissues,' though medical parlance already defines 'toxemia' as a sometimes-fatal pregnancy complication. Specific claims come without any documentation, such as his statement, attributed to 'several studies,' that 'five glasses of pure water per day ... may reduce ... risk of colon cancer by 45 percent, breast cancer by 80 percent, and bladder cancer by 50 percent.' Most disconcerting are the dubious medical interventions he touts, such as the 'Zapper,' an electronic parasite-removal device he suggests as a treatment for 'asthma, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, and candida fungal infections.' More reliable sources on detoxification can be found in any self-help section." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In this practical guide, Reid combines traditional Eastern practices and the latest of modern Western thinking to offer detoxification methods that can repair in as little as seven to ten days much of the long-term accumulation of toxins and acid waste in one's body.
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