The Daniel Cure: The Daniel Fast Way to Vibrant Health
Susan Gregory, Richard J. Bloomer
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One of the most popular fasts in recent years has been the Daniel Fast, a 21-day period of prayer and fasting based on the Old Testament prophet's fasts recorded in Daniel 1 and Daniel 10.
The Daniel Fast is a partial fast, in which certain foods are restricted and others are consumed. This fast is similar to a 'purified' vegan diet; in addition to the exclusion of all animal products, no additives, preservatives, sweeteners, caffeine, alcohol, white flour, or processed foods are allowed. With the Daniel Fast people can eat as much Daniel-Fast-friendly food as they would like. Though most people begin the Daniel Fast for a spiritual purpose, many are amazed by the physical transformation that takes place. Many with high cholesterol experience a drop to healthy levels; people who have wrestled with weight issues are suddenly able to lose the pounds. The vast majority of participants following the Daniel Fast report a general sense of well-being and increased energy. Recent published scientific studies of the Daniel Fast have confirmed these findings, with additional benefits, such as a reduction in systemic inflammation, a reduction in blood pressure, and an improvement in antioxidant defenses.
The Daniel Cure will help readers take the next step by focusing on the health benefits of the Daniel Fast. By following the advice in this book, readers will convert the Daniel Fast from a once-a-year spiritual discipline into a new way of life that can begin any time of the year. In a nation suffering an epidemic of obesity and its resulting ills, The Daniel Cure may be just what the Great Physician ordered.
The Daniel Cure includes a 21-Day Daniel Cure Devotional, four chapters detailing the lifestyle diseases of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and inflammation, eleven chapters of recipes and meal planning advice, a recipe index, complete nutritional guidance, and an appendix detailing 'The Science behind the Daniel Fast.'
heritage, a life that leaves a legacy to those you love? Are you so connected with your Maker that people are blessed and want to know about the One in whose image you were made? Do people you love see Christ in you? Father, I am humbled to be made in your image. I want to live a life worthy of that high call and realize the many blessings of your care for me. Amen. DAY 8 Be Still … Really? “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the
improve metabolic health. C-reactive protein: This acute-phase protein serves as a marker of systemic inflammation. Although this indicator has limitations (e.g., it can be impacted by an acute illness, leading to an elevation that may be mistaken as a normal value), its use in a clinical setting has grown considerably in recent years. It is now accepted that increased inflammation may be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The Daniel Fast resulted in a 49 percent reduction in C-reactive
in calories. Following a Daniel Cure eating plan does not require you to count calories. The mere fact that you will be eating healthy foods should result in a reduction in calorie intake by default — the foods on the Daniel Cure provide greater satisfaction and “fullness” compared with unhealthy food options. I’M ONLY SUCCESSFUL IF I LOSE WEIGHT, RIGHT? Wrong! So often people become discouraged with their diet or exercise program because they haven’t lost a significant amount of weight
leads to decreased energy production and the feeling of fatigue. Individuals with diabetes are treated with insulin injections and/or take medications that mimic insulin or make tissues more sensitive and responsive to insulin. Certain nutritional supplements may also prove helpful in controlling blood sugar. (See “Are Dietary Supplements Beneficial for Type 2 Diabetes?” on page 62.) While there are other forms of diabetes besides type 1 and type 2 (for example, gestational diabetes, which is
you eat will take time and commitment. But keep your eyes on the goal and the life-changing benefits of clean eating. Keep in mind that your new way of healthy living doesn’t mean you can never have a piece of cake or a Coke. We know that you will not eat clean food for every meal from this day forward for the rest of your life. Such a goal is an invitation to failure. It’s special to enjoy an occasional sweet dessert, a few slices of pizza, or a plate of homemade lasagna. Foods are pleasurable