21 Pounds in 21 Days: The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox

21 Pounds in 21 Days: The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox

James Hester, Hilary Beard

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 0061864145

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Detox diets are making news as the quickest, easiest way to shed pounds, boost your energy, and get yourself on a wellness track. Popular in the 1970s, cleansing fasts are again all the rage among celebrities like Gisele Bundchen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stella McCartney, and Madonna.

One of the key advocates of the health benefits of cleansing detoxes is Roni DeLuz, ND, a licensed naturopathic and health practitioner at Martha′s Vineyard Holistic Retreat, part of the renowned Martha′s Vineyard Inn. The idea behind DeLuz′s new detox plan is the belief that the foods we eat (along with the coffee, tea, and alcohol we drink and the air we breathe) contain harmful and toxic substances that accumulate in our bodies and need to be removed in some way. In 21 Pounds in 21 Days, DeLuz offers three different detox programs, including the original and most effective 21-day "MasterFast," which promises a 21-pound weight loss in just three weeks and focuses on detoxification through antioxidants, fasting, stress reduction, and lifestyle changes. Also included in the book are:

∗maintenance plans

∗dozens of easy, delicious recipes

∗real-life tips

∗an extensive glossary of terms

∗a guide to supplements

Meals consist of supplement-laden drinks, herbal teas, thick, delicious vegetable purees, and "live" juices, along with nutritional supplements, vitamins, and enzymes designed to keep the body′s systems stable and its cells nourished while harmful toxins are flushed out. 21 Pounds in 21 Days isn′t just for those looking to lose weight; everyone can benefit from this revolutionary detox diet that results in a clean, refreshed system that functions at its best.

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learn about the dangers common substances pose, a common response is to become angry or disheartened because the government doesn’t protect us from them. The government actually does protect us—but there are limits. For example, the FDA examines the ingredients found in food, drugs, and cosmetics. Most of the ingredients the agency approves, while not always completely healthy, aren’t that bad for us. We all know that if, for example, we rinse with mouthwash—some brands contain roughly 25 percent

more information about treating medical problems with natural remedies, I suggest Natural Cures TOXIC, UNHEALTHY, AND HEAVY by Kevin Trudeau 6 or the classic Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis and James Balch.7 It is important to keep your physician in the loop. For instance, natural approaches like herbs can interact with other medicines, causing unwanted reactions. Sluggish Metabolism When the body doesn’t get enough oxygen, it becomes sluggish and the metabolism slows, making

organs also helps protect us against our genetic weak links that get triggered when toxins injure us, causing us to suffer from diseases like breast cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Stage One: The Cleanup The cleansing phase of the Detox stimulates the body to download toxins that have been stored in its fat cells and organs into your bloodstream. The blood then carries these toxins to the eliminatory organs—the colon, liver, and kidneys—so that those organs can

in my life until I opened my client Jocelyn’s spice cupboard. She had table salt, seasoning salt, garlic salt, onion salt, celery salt—you name a kind of salt and she had it! During the 21 days I lived in her home, I called her the Queen of Salt. So it was no surprise to me that Jocelyn also had high blood pressure, her ankles were always swollen, and she was taking medicine for edema—fluid retention. When we started on the detox, I told her I would be taking her off salt. “How am I going to

often you plan to shop and who else will be consuming them. Vegetables • White: garlic • Brown: ginger • Purple: purple cabbage, beets • Red: tomato • Orange: carrots, sweet potatoes, yams • Yellow: summer squash or yellow squash • Green: broccoli, celery, cilantro, collard greens, cucumbers, kale, parsley, Swiss chard Fruits • Lemon, lime, and orange slices (place in pitchers of water to give you flavored water) Spices • Unsalted seasonings • Cayenne pepper • Curry powder • Cumin • • • •

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