Unless you’re a serial reader of self-help books, most people would expect a true health transformation should take a reasonable period of time. It is an attractive concept that we can wash away the sins of a lifetime without exercise on a short stroll down the road to Damascus, but even after you’ve ‘seen the light’, keeping true health requires some discipline.
Janella Purcell has released a book called ‘Your 40-Day Transformation’ following the philosophy that, quoting from the back cover, ‘When we allow our body time and the right circumstances to do its job, healing will most often occur naturally’.
Whilst fasting for 40 days and 40 nights in the desert seemed to work for Jesus, the book does not recommend this strategy. Instead the 40 day reset program ‘includes recipes, monthly planners and strategies to achieve your optimal health.’
Janella has a property in the Byron hinterland, on which she hosts retreats, and whilst she’s been a naturopath, herbalist and nutritionist for 20 years, she says she is best known as a wholefood chef via Good Chef, Bad Chef, The Biggest Loser and morning TV.
One of the good points Janella makes emphasises the need to combat stress. ‘You can eat all the kale and reishi smoothies you like, yet if there’s a chronic stress in our life (physical or emotional), the inflammation from that heightened situation must be addressed and reduced before healing can begin’, she says. Having a healthy gut biome, connecting with your tribe and working with your sacred cycles in ‘connection to the feminine principles’ are also explored in the book.
You can find out more or buy her books at janellapurcell.com