The Daniel Cure is written by Susan Gregory, author of the bestselling book The Daniel Fast. The Daniel Fast is a 21-day period of prayer and fasting based on the Old Testament prophet’s fasts found in the book of Daniel. The Daniel Fast is a partial fast in which certain foods are restricted – no animal products, additives, preservatives, sweeteners, caffeine, alcohol, white flour or processed foods are allowed. It’s very similar to a vegan diet, and although most people begin the Daniel Fast for spiritual growth, real physical changes do take place. The Daniel Cure shows you how to turn the Daniel Fast from a once-a-year spiritual discipline into a new way of life. It is an educational, informative book filled with true-life stories of people who have participated in the Daniel Fast. Many with high cholesterol see a drop to healthier levels, those wishing to lose weight are able to do so, and most participants end up with increased energy. Other benefits include a reduction in blood pressure and chronic inflammation. The Daniel Cure teachs you how to apply the principles of the Daniel Fast to all areas of your life – health, spirituality, and well-being. You will learn how to develop new habits that will result in a true lifestyle change.
I found The Daniel Cure to be a very enlightening book. First and foremost, the authors present scientific data that supports all of their findings. Chapter after chapter details various diseases and how we can combat them through our diet. I have always been a believer in the connection between food and health, so this really resonated with me. It was equally inspiring to read the personal stories of health transformations that took place in these individuals. It inspired me enough to seriously consider embarking upon the Daniel Fast myself (future date to be determined!).
An entire chapter in the book is devoted to preparing yourself for the Daniel Cure, which I found most helpful. There are eleven chapters of recipes and meal planning advice! I loved the sample meal plans and the detailed exercise guidelines, and a meal-planning worksheet is even included.
What I truly appreciated about The Daniel Cure was its incorporation of the spiritual component. The 21-day devotional included in the book is a great place to start. The apostle Paul writes, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). An excellent reminder!
I highly recommend this book for those wishing to make permanent lifestyle changes for the improvement of their health. Look for one of the Daniel Cure recipes on my blog later this week!
For more information about The Daniel Cure, visit Zondervan.
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