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ASK GRETTIE – Recommended Reading

My latest Chic Vegan ASK GRETTIE column

I was wondering if you have read The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder?  I would love to hear your thoughts on some of the main principles throughout the book – Such as Food Pairing, eating Light to Heavy, and some of the Ongoing Cleansing methods: Probiotic & Enzyme Salad (raw sauerkraut), Probiotic, Enzyme and Magnesium – Oxygen supplements.  I personally loved the book but I can see how it can be overwhelming for some. I have been vegetarian for 3 years and am starting to incorporate some of Kimberly’s diet principles (slowly) to improve my health further.



Hi Lauren!

I haven’t had a chance to read Kimberly’s book yet, but I am very familiar with her and have been following her via her blog for a long time.  I like what Kimberly has to say in general, so I am fairly sure that I will agree with her general message.  I know Kimberly has studied at the Ann Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico multiple times and is very knowledgeable.  I am really excited for her that her book is enjoying such success and I am looking forward to reading it myself.

While we are on the subject of books, I would like to share with you some books that I highly recommend and that are permanent fixtures on my bookshelf. 

The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell is so heavily supported by science.  Many times I have seen people read this book and make the switch to a vegan diet.  The science in this book makes people GET it and understand the physical damage that meat does to the human body.

Thrive by Brendan Brazier is such an inspirational book for vegan athletes.  Brendan is a world class vegan triathlete and the founder of Vega.  I am personally very into fitness and really like how this book walks the reader through the mechanics of using a vegan diet to fuel their fitness pursuits.  Brendan spells out what types of food to eat pre and post workout as well as throughout the day.  It is nice that we are able to benefit from Brendan’s years of trial and error and not have to go through that ourselves. 

Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr is so reader and user friendly.  This book covers so many subjects from pH to juicing to bathroom issues!  Crazy Sexy Diet has guest appearances throughout the book from experts in the field who  are really good at explaining the subject matter in an easy to understand and concise manner.


Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B Esselstyn is a must read for everyone, especially anyone with a history of heart disease in their family or experiencing it now.  During my training we had a guest lecture by Dr. Esselstyn that blew my mind.  I seriously did not want this lecture to end because it was so fascinating and eye-opening.  During the lecture I kept thinking, “Why doesn’t everyone know this?  Why don’t they teach this information to our children?”  Heart disease is so avoidable.  This book takes that lecture and expands on it.

These four books are staples for me.  As I said, these books are permanent fixtures in my home.  I own two copies of most of them because I am constantly loaning them out to people in an effort to spread their messages. I constantly refer back to these books and recommend them to others, each for their own special reasons.

Knowledge is power!

– Grettie

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