Clean, Green, & Lean – Dr. Walter Crinnion



Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (March 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0470409231
ISBN-13: 978-0470409237
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We are being poisoned. That is the basis of this book from Dr. Walter Crinnion. The book is divided into different sections: Foods to Eat, Things to Clean with, Purging, Supplements, and Recipes/Meal plans. I found several eye opening things contained in this book. For example, Fish, my doctor has recommended that I eat less red meats and pork and more fish and chicken. However, reading this, there are very few fish that are safe to eat. The safest are things such as Tilapia. Some of the worst, Tuna and Salmon. When looking for fish, you must also look at how/where they were raised. If the label say’s farm raised salmon, they are probably Atlantic Salmon. Unless it specifies Pacific Salmon, it’s probably Atlantic Salmon, and has a lot more mercury. Tuna, the mercury from one sandwich of canned tuna can be in your bloodstream for 20 years.

In the areas of food, he gives apples, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Celery, Cherries, Grapes (imported), Kale, Lettuce, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, and Strawberries as foods to avoid. If you can’t avoid them, he says you should buy organic. The reason being, all get pesticides on their skins, that cannot be easily washed away. He does give scrubs for vegetables using things like vinegar, or recommends peeling them. What he calls the clean dozen, are things such as Asparagus, Avocados, Cabbage, Eggplant, Kiwis, Mangoes, Onions, Papayas, Pineapples, Sweet Corn, Sweet Peas, and Watermelon. These are okay to buy non-organic versions of.

He also goes into one chapter on avoiding Gluten, and covers through various means such as rice flour, buckwheat, etc. to avoid Gluten products. The whole basic idea is much of what we eat contains items that are toxic to our bodies. These toxins contribute to things such as Obesity, Diabetes, Asthma, etc. He gives many examples of patients who’ve followed his de-tox plans and managed to lose weight fast, and get rid of numerous medical conditions.

Some of the more delicate areas of the book, I won’t bother to mention. In the area of cleaning, he recommends getting rid of all carpeting, putting down real wood (not laminate) flooring, no plastic products, fragrant free clothes softeners, etc. I think following some of his ideas could only be more helpful to the environment, and more healthy. However, I could see serious problems with someone who has OCD and reads this book, you’d probably drive yourself crazy trying to follow every one of his directives.

I think the majority of this book was well written. I could see myself following some of his advice, particularly in the areas of organic vs. non-organic. If you want to get your house, your body, and your life a little more green, than I think this book may help. Now I’m not the best person out there to tell you whether he was accurate or not, healthy eating hasn’t been part of my life, but I’m trying to correct that in some areas. So I think for me, this book will help out some. Check it out if you get the chance, and use what helps you, and discard what doesn’t.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Anna at FSB Associates for a review copy of this book.

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