Healthy lifestyle choices are becoming more prevalent in our society today as we continue to face the increasing effects of crippling weight and disease problems. We have allowed modern convenience, corporate marketing, ignorance and often simple laziness to dictate our lifestyle habits long enough. Today we are seeing clearly that this approach is not working. And so we have many people looking towards healthy habits like juicing to cleanse and detoxify their bodies, lose weight and live in better health. To help us succeed, we have resources like The Healthy Juicer’s Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long by author Farnoosh Brock, which I will share with you about in this review.
There is perhaps no better time to take juicing seriously as right now, given the toxic state of our food, water, air and numerous toxin releasing products in our everyday life. The influx of toxins in our world today is leading first hand to many of the weight and disease problems that we have. This is where juicing can provide one of the most optimal solutions. Juicing fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs has the power to help us lose weight, detoxify, cleanse, heal disease, strengthen our bodies, prevent many future states of disease and ensure optimal longevity.
Thanks to author Farnoosh Brock, the health conscious consumer can today take advantage of resources like The Healthy Juicer’s Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long. This book serves as a valuable asset for our health and healing journeys to enter into and understand the fantastic world of juicing. It is a comprehensive book that provides a complete “how to” when it comes to juicing that anyone, no matter what stage they may be at in their life can utilize easily and effectively. From practical kitchen tips to personal development tools, along with great content and presentation, it is a well rounded book that will no doubt be a pleasure to work with. Below I share with you in more detail about this resource and how it can benefit your personal health journey.
About the Author
Farnoosh Brock, is the passionate founder and president of Prolific Living Inc. who helps people live out their brilliant potential, stop settling, and serve the world from their highest self. She is an expert green juicer, an Ashtanga yogini, an amateur photographer, and a devout world traveler.
Farnoosh left her long career at a Fortune 100 technology corporation to start her own company and pursue her life’s work through writing, creating and speaking. Her goal is to help you achieve freedom in both your health and your profession through the systems and techniques that she has built.
For more information about the author and her work, visit Prolific Living.
About the Book
The Healthy Juicer’s Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long is just under 300 pages and well organized into useful sections that build upon each other. It is a beautiful book as well, with numerous large, full colour illustrations that enhance the reading experience. The images are also highly inspiring and motivating to begin juicing and appreciate the beauty of the fruit and vegetable world.
The book is organized by chapter-like sections with sub-sections of clearly outlined topics. The major chapter sections are as follows:
- Why Juice? Irresistible Benefits and Your Own Reasons
- Juicing Explained: What Juicing Is and Is Not
- How to Start Juicing: The Bare Essentials
- Let’s Talk Ingredients
- In the Kitchen: Getting Ready to Juice
- The Recipes and the Benefits
- The Aftermath: You’ve Juiced. Now What?
- How to Improvise: Making Your Own Recipes
- Pushing Past the Resistance to Keep Juicing
- Upping the Ante: Juice Fasting, Baby!
The book also includes an introduction, conclusion, as well as an ingredients, highlights and recipe index. At the end of every section the reader will find a “Juicer in the Spotlight” story where a short excerpt is included from different people’s juicing experiences.
One of the reasons juicing is so much fun is because it gives you countless—and I do mean, countless—options. You can create your own recipes to the end of time.
Farnoosh Brock, The Healthy Juicer’s Bible
It was a pleasure to read the Healthy Juicer’s Bible and share with you more about how it can serve as a valuable resource on your health journey.
The book is extremely comprehensive and covers everything I feel that one would expect in order to learn why they should juice, and how to do it. The reader will learn things like what really constitutes juicing, how it differs from the many other fruit and vegetable beverages out there, how to pick a juicer, how to shop for the right ingredients, what to juice, what not to juice, how to store juices, what to do with the leftover pulp, how to approach a juice fast and then some! I enjoyed the smart and practical dialogue to cover juicing versus smoothies, which is very valuable as many people still cross reference these two methods as if interchangeable. I also enjoyed the explanation given to compare the different types of juicers, as it will make it very practical for each person to make a wise investment.
Based on my personal experience with juicing to date, I found myself in resonance with many of the tips that the author offers. One of the key points that is mentioned and I also found to be so true on my personal journey is how different tasting the whole, raw vegetable or fruit can be versus its juice. It is amazing and one of the reasons why today I enjoy something like parsley or celery in large amounts in my diet thanks to juicing! Another valuable tip I found myself strongly resonating with from personal experience, and one which will be very helpful to others is what fruits and vegetables serve as the foundation of amazing juices for both your health and taste buds.
The book is written in a logically sequential style, and friendly, conversational tone. Often it feels like the author is right there next to you, walking you through the whole process in person. The reader can easily follow the author’s train of thought and build upon the ideas shared to grasp and utilize the information. The information is presented in great detail and with care to make it easy for anyone to follow and most importantly succeed with juicing. The book is full of practical tips about every aspect of juicing, and eases the reader in gradually at each step of the way. It appears that every aspect has been thought of when it comes to understanding the basics of juicing and making it a regular part of your life.
And while this book approaches juicing from the perspective of both the body and the mind, what I also found to be a big asset to this book is the personal development component that it includes. We can hear about the physical health benefits of this or that, and we can be told what to buy and how to prepare from every angle. However, what is often not emphasized is the mental preparation required to make a paradigm shift in some area of our thinking and to succeed with a new lifestyle habit. The author addresses juicing from this regard in several parts of the book and even encourages a “juicing journal” to optimize the reader’s experience.
The best part of the book aside from the great content and beautiful images is how inviting it is to get us to start juicing. Readers will be happy to have over 50 recipes that are clear, straightforward and even include tips about optional additions, or possible replacements. While I did not put any of the recipes to personal use yet, as my juicing habits are rather spontaneous and in the moment of, having read through them all I have no doubt that they make delicious juice combinations.
With every health habit, you have a choice. You can look at it as “something to do and get over and done with.” Or you can look at it as a journey, an experience, a path that teaches you more about who you are, what your likes and tolerances are and how willing you are to explore new things and grow to become a better version of yourself in the process. Let your juicing be a big deal and treat it as such a journey.
Farnoosh Brock, The Healthy Juicer’s Bible
Here is a summary of the main highlights of this book:
- Thorough: it shows clearly that the author considered every concept to cover, right down to fine details that would come up for anyone working with produce and learning to juice.
- Empowering: the reader is set up to succeed through what and how it is shared in every chapter, image, explanation and tip.
- Practical: there are tips upon tips, and sound advice provided that makes the whole juicing process real for anyone to apply.
- Motivating: the author presents the information in a fun way and with an energy of excitement that comes right out of the book pages.
- Includes over 50 juice recipes provided of various fruit, vegetable and herb blends.
- Addresses pulp and what to do with it for efficient use of the whole fruit or vegetable.
- Addresses juice fasting in terms of the before, during and after of the process.
Even in the best of books there are usually some limitations that should be mentioned to make the reader aware of all sides of the story. With this book however, it is really hard to find any. It tackles one, specific topic — juicing — in a simple, comprehensive way, using a friendly approach based on sequential steps to give the reader everything they would need to make juicing a lifestyle habit! It really couldn’t be any simpler than that.
The only two things that I can think of mentioning to set your expectations properly about this book are as follows:
This is a book that provides guidelines, foundations and a highly practical approach to juicing. It may not be the book for you if you are looking for heavy duty theory or a scientific analysis of the health or nutritional details of juicing.
The pulp recipes provided use sugar and/or animal products in the ingredients that would not be applicable to vegans or optimal health enthusiasts. Of course modifications can be made, based on personal needs.
In the end, the Healthy Juicer’s Bible is a very valuable and pleasurable read. It will make a nice addition to any health conscious individual’s book collection, or serve as the motivating guide that it is, for anyone interested in juicing.
One of the most exciting things for me is seeing how much our world is changing today when it comes to awakening on a body, mind and spirit level. Through the increased prevalence of resources like this one, and healthy lifestyle habits like juicing, we are changing the world, our health and our quality of life, one positive step at a time.
Let juicing be your one true present for yourself starting today.
Farnoosh Brock, The Healthy Juicer’s Bible
Here is a book trailer that includes a message from the author:
The book is available in Kindle and hard cover from major online retailers like Amazon.com (see image below).