The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

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The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life by Pastor Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman maps an innovative approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle where you get better together by optimizing your health within five key life areas:


Each element was designed to support and influence the others, providing an achievable healthy focus for anyone.

One of the reasons Pastor Warren asked me to help create The Daniel Plan was because he heard me talk about something I call the “dinosaur syndrome.”  There are 140 studies that report as your weight goes up the actual physical size and function of your brain goes down.  Big body, little brain, you are going to become a dinosaur if you don’t get serious about your health.  That should scare the fat off anyone!

With 70% of Americans overweight, we are experiencing the biggest BRAIN DRAIN in the history of our country.

The program was developed and originated at Saddleback Church in 2011, and within the first year, more than 15,000 church members lost a collective of more than 250,000 pounds!
  The collective weight loss was met with dramatic decreases in health issues and stress and increases in spiritual growth and energy.

The Daniel Plan is intended to hold up one’s life, enliven one’s body, enrich one’s mind and fill one’s heart:

  • Pastor Rick Warren dives into spiritual health and the importance of building a foundation on God for all other areas of life.
  • Mark Hyman, a family physician and Functional Medicine expert, discusses the power of food as medicine and a source of abundance, noting that eating real, whole food can be a doorway to reverse chronic disease, create resilient health and easy weight loss and a clear mind.
  • Dr. Amen helps you to boost your brain’s physical health, turning your mind into a powerful tool to fight off cravings, bad decisions and toxic thoughts.

We purposefully designed The Daniel Plan to decrease your risk for Alzheimer’s disease, depression and obesity.

Discover a multitude of resources:

  • 40-day meal plan
  • 40-day fitness plan
  • Helpful facts and stats
  • Scriptures
  • Inspirational quotes
  • Testimonies of people who have participated

“The thing that I love about the Daniel Plan is that we get better together — when we do this as a group, it is so powerful and so exciting — as you get well, you are helping other people to get well too.”
Dr. Daniel Amen

Perhaps the most important step in The Daniel Plan is to be “transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Where you bring your attention determines how you feel. If you FOCUS on how hard this plan will be, it WILL BE hard, but if you FOCUS on the BENEFITS … like great energy … you will be AMAZED (like so many others) at how EASY it is.  But be clear,if you do not stay focused you will be depriving yourself of one of God’s greatest gifts … your health.

You are encouraged to do The Daniel Plan with another person or a group to accelerate your results and enjoy a built-in support system.  This book provides you with cutting-edge, real-world applications that are easy to implement and will help you create lasting results that you can see and feel.

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