272 pages, 9.25 × 7.37 × 0.74 in
June 5, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1607743256
ISBN - 13: 9781607743255
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Detox: Hoax or Healing? I have used the process of detoxification and the information in this book for more than thirty-five years for my personal well-being as well as for many thousands of patients, with even more people benefiting from the process since the publication of the first edition of this book. Of course, there are many other practitioners who guide and observe people through similar processes of elimination diets, detoxification programs, and juice cleansing and have thousands of positive anecdotes. We still do not have much research that backs up what we see. It is challenging to first study the multi-dimensional programs people typically employ and then compare them with placebos or different diets. This research gold standard (double-blind, placebo-controlled study) is much easier when evaluating one substance, like a new medicine. Really, we are talking here about a complete lifestyle shift, as with diet, exercise activities, and attitudes. Thus, to skeptics, it’s all a bunch of talk. “Prove to me that it works,” states a scientific researcher. I say, “Let me put you on a program and we’ll see how you feel and look. And we can study your blood chemistry, such as your cholesterol level (especially when it’s high), or monitor your blood pressure. Many aspects of your health will get better, with many side benefits.” I know when people make lifestyle and habit changes they often have improved health results. Still, it’s difficult to study whole programs for im
Table of Contents
Part One: Renewal
Chapter One: Why Detox?
Chapter Two: General Detoxification and Cleansing
Chapter Three: Gastrointestinal Health: The Guts of Detox
Chapter Four: Fasting and Juice Cleansing
Chapter Five: The Detox Diet and Other Purifying Diets
Chapter Six: Supplements, Activities, and Products for Detoxification
Chapter Seven: Transitional Diets
Chapter Eight: Teenagers and Detoxification
Chapter Nine: Life Stages and Special Circumstances
Part Two: Breaking the SNACC Habits
Chapter Ten: Sugar Detoxification
Chapter Eleven: Nicotine Detoxification
Chapter Twelve: Alcohol Detoxification
Chapter Thirteen: Caffeine Detoxification
Chapter Fourteen: Chemical and Drug Detoxification
Chapter Fifteen: Nontoxic Living
Part Three: The Recipes
About the Authors
Measurement Conversion Charts
From the Publisher
This fully updated edition of The Detox Diet guides readers through the detoxification process and follow-up cleansing programs developed by Dr. Elson Haas for those struggling with addictions to sugar, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.
■ Do you overeat? Or are you overweight without overeating?
■ Are you often tired or fatigued without knowing why?
■ Do you consume caffeine and sugar to get through the day?
■ Do you suffer from sinus headaches or chronic nasal congestion?
■ Do you experience constipation, heartburn, or indigestion?
■ Do you have high blood pressure or elevated blood cholesterol?
■ Do you smoke and have you tried unsuccessfully to quit?
■ Do you consume alcohol daily or in large amounts?
■ Do you use nonprescription, prescription, or recreational drugs regularly?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, Dr. Elson M. Haas can help you regain vitality and start you on a new path to lifelong vibrant good health with his safe, effective detoxification and cleansing program.
Fully updated and expanded, the third edition of The Detox Diet offers a variety of fasting and juice-cleansing options, fifty deliciously satisfying follow-up recipes, and specially designed menu plans, whether you’re struggling with sugar, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, or common chemical sensitivities.
Dr. Haas has added an important new chapter dedicated to teens about simple detox activities plus guidelines for dealing with weight and blood sugar issues, eating disorders, body image concerns, and substance abuse. He also answers the most frequently asked question from parents: “Is fasting safe for my teenage daughter or son?” Also included is a fast-food replacement chart; an elimination regimen that zeros in on specific dietary culprits; easy-to-follow detoxing directions that maintain teen-essential protein; and a modified juice-cleansing program developed for this age group.
This practical, authoritative book provides valuable help for anyone who wants to improve their health and lower their need for medications. As Dr. Haas explains, “Detoxification is the missing link in Western nutrition.”
About the Author
ELSON M. HAAS, MD, is the founder and director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin in San Rafael, California, which was among the first multi-disciplinary, integrative medicine clinics in the state. He is the author of eight books on the topics of nutrition and health.
Visit www.haashealthonline.com and www.pmcmarin.com
DANIELLA CHACE, MSN, is a nutritionist and author of more than a dozen books on healthy eating.
“The Detox Diet represents the next wave in health and healing—a must for everybody. Detoxification is the missing link for overall well-being, weight loss, and especially immune system health.”
—Anne Louise Gittleman, author of The New York Times bestseller The Fat Flush Plan