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The Detox Prescription: Supercharge Your Health, Strip Away Pounds, and Eliminate the Toxins Within

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The human body has an extraordinary ability to detoxify itself. We rely on this system when we wait for a hangover to lift or recover from a bout of food poisoning. However, cutting-edge science is revealing how toxic exposures can actually affect our genes and lead to conditions such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis, mood disorders, energy, allergies, fertility, and heart ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published December 24th 2013 by Rodale Books
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Highly recommend this book. I'm on day 4 (of 21) and feeling good. Highly time intensive program in terms of food prep.
The Good: Merrell's nutritional plan is based in easy to understand medical science. He explains the concept of detoxing well and makes a convincing argument as to why his way would be the most effective. He offers ideas for behavioral changes in addition to nutritional changes, encouraging an easy to follow lifestyle change. Speaking of easy, he describes three cleanse plans of varying length, each with in-depth menu plans and recipes making it quite easy to follow along.

The Bad: Merrell expect
If you know me at all (or read my blog) then you know how much I love and appreciate food. So it might come as a shock that I'm considering a detox, but I certainly don't plan on changing my diet forever. I just need to reset my system, and even though the idea of going vegan for 21 days makes me nervous, I think in the long run, this will be a helpful experience. I'm also hoping it will help me to continue to diminish the amount of meat I eat on a weekly basis. As a country, Americans eat far t ...more
Ruthie Jones
This book isn't full of the typical detoxing hype and weird diet plans that we are bombarded with these days. The Detox Prescription offers realistic ways to introduce healthy fruits and vegetables into our diet. You can do the 3-, 7-, or 21-day cleanse if you feel the need to rid yourself of toxins quickly, or you can add the blender/juicer recipes to your regular diet to help in that never-ending quest to eat healthier.

I choose to blend everything because I don't own a juicer, and I prefer to
I won this book in goodreads firstreads giveaway.

I've always wanted to try a detox but really had no clue how to start or do one in a healthy way. This book does a great job of walking you through the entire process. In this book you learn the benefits of doing the detox, and where the toxins in our bodies are coming from. I especially found the questionnaire that allowed me to figure out how toxic my own body was to be very helpful. The book is well written and the cleanses for 3, 7, and 21 day
Ashley Katsuyama
If you are looking to jump start a major overhaul in your diet (or to get really strict about what you are eating) I think this is a great book. The plans are manageable, and seem sound nutritionally.

Personally though, not a whole lot of this worked for me. First off, I'm a runner training for a marathon. Drinking shakes and juices and such simply doesn't supply the fuel I need, and after even one day of attempting the cleanse, I could barely walk a few miles, let alone run. Secondly, I really
I want to thank the author and Goodreads First Reads for the book, The Detox Prescription: Supercharge Your Health, Strip Away Pounds, and Eliminate the Toxins Within.

The Detox Prescription: Supercharge Your Health, Strip Away Pounds, and Eliminate the Toxins Within is a well organized book that starts explaining the toxins in our environment and gives several surveys for the read to take to discover the toxic level of the individual. The next step is the grocery lists for the detox diet, which
Offers some good fundamental info but is bias toward a vegetarian lifestyle which often times leads to eating protein sources that are not for everyone. I don't agree with a one fits all detox method, the key is to study a variety of opposing material, experiment and listen to your body.
Angela Lynn
Dr Merrell presents a very compelling argument for the benefits of a whole foods, organic diet. In addition, he explains how exposure to toxins, which are virtually ubiquitous, can lead to seemingly innocuous and more serious medical problems. Merrell provides a prescription for relief from headaches to arthritis pain to IBS. This book contains a complete description of the process of detoxification, a menu for several detox diets each varying in duration, shopping lists and recipes. If you are ...more
Debra Longmire
Good hints. Tried the 3-day Juice Cleanse and actually enjoyed it, though I did miss "protein" by the third evening. Will do it again.
Excellent book with wonderful recipes.
Good information in this book.
Great idea. Pretty complicated recipes and plan.
Woodson Merrell explains toxins in our environment and our bodies as well as how to detox for better health. I love that he includes breathing, meditation, etc. as well as juicing and recipes. His program is definitely the next step to my current gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free and nightshade-free diet!
Well written. I liked the first half of the book, but the detox plan itself looks too time consuming for me. Recipes are detailed and too many juices and smoothies. The first 3 days has only liquids. I tried a few recipes but they were not for me.
Allie Smith
Very informative and hopeful.
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New York City-based internist, Woodson Merrell, MD, is a pioneer and leading practitioner of Integrative Medicine, which combines the best, evidence-based therapeutic approaches from conventional and complementary medicine. He is chairman of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center of the Mt. Sinai Health System and assistant clinical professor of medicine at Columbia U ...more
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“Food can be a poison or a cure. Why would you choose to ingest toxins when you could be taking the world's best detox medicine. For the purposes of detoxification, let me be clear; always try to eat organic.” 2 likes
“You replace every molecule of every cell in your body within the course of only one year. I am not being flip when I refer to the "new you." It is quite literally possible, no matter how bad you are feeling or eating today, to be utterly transformed in just 365 days. But it won't take you that long. You can be feeling significantly better in just a couple of days and make lasting changes to your health within a month.” 1 likes
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