Book Review – Clean, Green, and Lean by Dr. Walter Crinnion, ND


This book has been on my shelf for a couple years now but it’s a go-to for many reasons, some of which are:

  • It’s written well by a fellow naturopathic doctor
  • Written by THE leading expert in environmental medicine in North America
  • I want to have a healthy home for my new daughter
  • Helps me make personal decisions when deciding what new furnishings to buy or renovations to make
  • Helps me guide patients who are chemically sensitive
  • Gives me information for new parents who want to keep their kids healthy

This book is geared towards people wanting to lose weight and not being able to because of the toxins that have accumulated in their bodies. However, this book is fabulous for any family who wants to reduce their exposure to chemicals that surround all of us.

Many diseases and health issues are occurring because of the chemicals that people have created and have begun to rely on heavily. This may or may not be you, but the less exposures you have the better your body can work and thus the less likely there will be any health issues for you and your family down the line.

I highly recommend this book. Go get it, order it online from Amazon and it will arrive shortly!

– Whitney

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I got a kindle for Christmas 🙂

I love it because it can hold so many books at the same time.  You see, I am always reading a book about eating or weight loss, an autobiography or biography, and something else.  Variety is important to me as my mood dictates what I want to read.  I love that I don’t have to cart around three books anymore.

Coming Back Stronger by Drew Brees was a fantastic book.

He is a star NFL quarterback that has faced many challenges.  In his book, he shares these challenges with such humility.  Here are a few of my favorite clippings:

  • You have to see the truth about your situation and accept it in order to heal right and then return stronger.

This hit home for me as my competitive nature tends to have me go out like gangbusters with the best of intentions, only to get hurt and sabotage my efforts.

  • You can’t always determine your circumstances, but you can always determine your attitude.

Drew is certainly not the first one to write this and every time that I read it or hear it I’m glad that I did.  It’s so easy to blame my mood or attitude on the circumstances or people in my life.  This is a good reminder that it is always my choice how I choose to face my life.

  • The most important game of the season is always the next game.

Today is the most important day of my life.  The current moment is the most important moment of my life.  It’s so easy to get lost in goal setting and dreaming of the future.  While this is important, nay crucial, to achieving success in any aspect (finances, weight, fitness) it is equally crucial to not stay dreaming of then.  We live in this moment, and this is the moment that needs our full attention.  Once the planning is done, then the work to get there is done now.

These are just  a few of the quotes that I took out of this book.  I highly recommend it.

Happy reading


The Happiness Project – Book Review

I had the pleasure of reading this book on my honeymoon – yes I took time to relax with a book. The Happiness Project is a 12 month synopsis of how one normal women brings more happiness into her life. Simple things like singing in the morning to her children and not eating “fake” food.

I liked the fact that she chose to call her tasks resolutions and not goals. Goals are attained and then forgotten, what next? But resolutions are things you are continually striving towards. She had a new resolution each week that she would add to the previous. This book is great for anyone who can have low moods sometimes and for people who want to live their best life and not let their lives pass them by.

This month my resolutions are about work. Week 1: Don’t take work home with you

Try your own happiness project and send me an email or let me know on facebook how you are doing.!/pages/Barrie-Naturopathic-Doctor-Whitney-Young/260230922738

yours in health,