48 Hours to a Healthier Life

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Penguin UK, Jan 9, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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Give yourselves a weekend with this book - just 48 waking hours from Friday lunchtime to Monday lunchtime - and it will change your life forever. 48 Hours to a Healthier Life is a system that is both simple and cheap to follow. It shows you have to make some very fundamental changes to diet and lifestyle that should deliver very long term health benefits as well as slimmer thighs. And there will be no water or carrot juice fasts in this book! At the end of the weekend, having completed the system, you should feel lighter, brighter and calmer. But it's not just about a quick 48-hour fix - more a plan for life that can be referred to over and over again.
 

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Contents

Foreword
Introduction
cells
what we are going to give our cells this weekend for optimum health
who?
what?
cravings list the usual suspects
targets for cutting down or giving up an addiction
evening
what sleep does for you
feeling liverish
carbs and the liver
longterm liver imbalance
castor oil packing for the liver
how to do castor oil packs
THE LAZY QUICK WAY ALMOST AS EFFECTIVE

water
stressers and energy sappers
ways to start reducing stress levels before the weekend
when?
seasons
NEW YEAR NEW START
moon cycles
stocking up
nonperishables to start stocking up on organic wherever possible
OPTIONALS
fresh food shopping
preparation checklist have I?
so what does water do in the body?
And briefly even more benefits of drinking water
but wont other fluids do?
dehydration symptoms checklist
well how much water should I drink?
but what if I have a weak bladder?
what type of water should I drink?
tap or bottle?
say no to these acidic and challenging foods
artificial sweeteners
targets for cutting down on sugar and sweeteners
salt
worst offenders list
stimulants
TOP TIP TO AVOID ALCOHOLINDUCED DEHYDRATION
tea
dairy products
dairy facts
dairy products
gluten
meat fish and eggs
cut down on meat fish and animal products in this order of priority The worst offenders are at the top of the list
potatoes and aubergines tomatoes courgettes and peppers if you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis
fruit
SOME STARS
fruit negatives
dried fruit
vegetables
SOME OTHER STARS
seeds
seeds for the weekend
the shopping list
grains
millet
quinoa
barley
oats
pulses
soya and tofu
where are my lymph nodes?
hot and cold showering
exercise
selfmassage
diy method
ESSENTIAL OILS
HEAD
FACE
NECK AND SHOULDERS
LEGS AND THIGHS
toxins
processed and packaged foods
reasons to eat organic food
coffee and tea
alcohol
nicotine
prescription overthecounter or recreational
travel
electrical goods
tv
TOP TIP
hairdryers
telephones
wristwatches
TOP TIP
what is hydrotherapy?
benefits of hydrotherapy
types of baths
baths with oils
medicated baths
foot baths
cold foot bath
WIMPS VERSION
how do I catch a cold or flu? a bodys story
psycho neuro immunology
what decreases nk cell activity
the four types of stress
what increases nk cell activity
immune response and a healing crisis
what to take during a healing crisis
reasons to exercise
suggested aerobic exercises
walking
yoga
the points to remember
body clocks
suzis optimum body clock
afternoon
integration techniques
tibetan twirling
how to spin
tonguescraping and teethcleaning
teeth cleaning
simple breathing pranayama
how to do Pranayama
simple relaxation
simple meditation
sohum meditation
TOP TIP TREE ENERGY
3 reasons why efas are not fattening
more benefits of efas
efa sources
omega 3
symptoms of omega 3 6 deficiency checklist
efa daily regime for the plan
12 tablespoons
1 teaspoon 1 tablespoon
suzis smoothie recipe
the bodys exit routes
eyes
ears
cough cures
cold sores
skin
steams and saunas
MAKING A STEAM ROOM IN YOUR BATHROOM
colon
why colon health is important for the whole health of a person
TOP TIP PSYLLIUM HUSKS
what does the perfect stool look like?
kidneys
switch them off
suzis optimum plan
afternoon relaxation
supper and postsupper rest
a bath before bedtime
EPSOM SALTS BATH
wash your face and eyes
evacuation
tibetan whirling
yoga exercises
skinbrushing and shower
self massage
NECK AND SHOULDERS
LEGS AND THIGHS
breakfast
exercise outdoors
reminders and guidelines for an eating plan over the weekend
NOTE ON MEASUREMENTS
suzis smoothie
lunch
SUGGESTED VEGETABLES
RICE TOP TIPS
stir fried rice
avocado sauce
healthy tomato sauce
sundried tomato sauce
tahini sauce my favourite
hummus
vegetable dishes
crispy broccoli
suzis mild vegetable curry
thai sauce
soups for supper
carrot and coriander soup
alternatives to rice
millet with squash
quinoa and vegetable sauce
polenta with olives and sundried tomatoes
puddings
juices
detoxifier
afternoon pickmeup
spinach and avocado chilled soup
cleansing watercress soup
cooked veg dishes
colourful baked vegetables
salads
french dressing
a medley of raw vegetables
suzis summer salad 2
mixed pulses salad
brown rice and shitake mushroom salad
puddings
lunches
snacks
OILS
exercise
cutting down on outside toxins
air purifiers
integration
evening routine
sight
touch
acknowledgements
further reading and information
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Suzi Grant works as a health journalist and is a qualified nutritional therapist with a practice in West London. As well as running workshops and giving lectures, Suzi also writes for a wide range of publications including the Daily Mirror and Woman's Own. She is a member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists.

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