Hi everybody! Sorry for the recent hiatus; life has been much more overwhelming than expected lately. I did just finish reading a book, and I wanted to post my review of it ASAP.
Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Blogging for Books.
Today’s review is on Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary’s book The Prime. I actually was a bit hesitant to read another book on weight loss because there are so many out there, and they all talk about how their way is the only way. I liked how this one didn’t do that. In fact, near the end of the book where Chaudhary discusses body types, she mentions various popular diets/ways of eating by name and recommends different ones for different body types.
Dr. Chaudhary is trained in both Western and Ayurvedic medicine, and I enjoyed reading about her connections between both schools of thought. She prescribed this plan to her patients in her practice to alleviate non-weight issues and found that many of her patients experienced weight loss along with relief from their chronic illnesses. She never set out to develop a weight loss plan; it was just kind of a happy accident.
Basically, this book is about detoxifying your system and resetting it. Dr. Chaudhary explains the connection between the brain and the gut and how the body reacts to an imbalance of bad bacteria in the digestive tract. I know from reading recent articles that researchers are finding that the bacteria in the gut actually can manipulate the foods we crave. And, as we know, the foods we eat influence our body type.
Dr. Chaudhary lays out a plan to help rid your system of organisms in your digestive tract through a lengthy detoxification program. This isn’t a quick-fix detox that lasts only a week or ten days or a month but a 4-step process where each step is built upon until you feel better. Each step can last 1-3 weeks depending on your “Gut IQ” quiz score and can go longer if you feel like you aren’t ready to move on.
Personally, I’m intrigued by the idea, but I’m hesitant to invest 12+ weeks into the program. Everything she suggests seems like it wouldn’t cause any harm, so it seems like there isn’t a downside to it. My only reservation is with purchasing all of the supplies and investing the time into making it happen. Is it worth 12-ish weeks of my life to see if it works? Maybe.
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