The Tao Of Detox: The Natural Way To Purify Your Body For Health And Longevity

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The holistic approach to detox from bestselling author and leading expert on Eastern philosophy and medicine, Daniel Reid. It is time we recognised the direct correlation between the external pollution of the environment and the internal pollution of the body. The toxins in the air, in the water and in our food inevitably make their way into the human body, but until we take drastic measures to clean up our planet, we have to detoxify the human system from the inside. Combining the best of ancient eastern and the latest of modern western thinking, The Tao of Detox offers a solution to restoring and preserving your good health through detox. If you want to fight chronic disease, live longer, lose weight or just feel the benefits of good health with glowing skin and masses of energy, Daniel Reid's rational and scientific advice will tell you how. Highly practical, The Tao of Detox shows the way to enjoy immediate wellbeing and the promise of a longer, ailment-free life - and all without sacrificing the enjoyment of life's pleasures.

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HEALTH / HEALING

“Anyone who has grown up in the overfed, over-drugged West will want to keep this book handy.”
--Bill Porter (aka Red Pine), author of Road to Heaven, translator of Lao-tzu’s Tao Te Ching

“Of all the current experts and practitioners writing about traditional Chinese medicine, Daniel Reid is unique in his balanced methods of blending the East and the West. This is a timely book.”
--Chungliang Al Huang, author of Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain

“In this well-written book, Daniel Reid shares with us his heartfelt purification techniques, from ancient Chinese life science to modern science. I recommend this book to those who are on their path of health and well being.”
--Zhongxian Wu, author of Vital Breath of the Dao

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.

In The Tao of Detox 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 “rational retoxification,” which allows the careful reintroduction of less healthy substances, and offers ways to counteract those toxins we can’t--or don’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 “rational retox,” we can enjoy long and healthy lives and still be able to “eat, drink, and be merry.”

DANIEL REID has a Master’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 The Tao of Health, Sex & Longevity and The Complete Book of Chinese Health & Healing.

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Born and educated in America, Daniel Reid has lived in Taiwan, where he studied under numerous Tao masters. He has practised everything he writes about, and made his own translations from Chinese sources. He is the author of numerous books including the bestselling Tao Of Health Sex Longevity, Guarding The Three Treasures, Chi-Gung and Chinese Healing Herbs.

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