Recharge your body and mind to feel better fast. Learn to lose weight, boost energy, eat clean, reduce toxins, and sleep well.
Energy, weight-loss, happiness and a focused mind are four things that can be hampered by a “toxic” system. “Detox” is the newest wellness trend as those in search of optimum health are taking steps to rid their bodies of toxins, banish fatigue and bloating—and drop pounds at the same time. In this volume, we take readers through the basics of detoxing and cleansing, beginning with a self-diagnosis: How toxic are the foods you eat and elements in your life, and what steps can you take to clean your inner body? Think of this as gut health taken to the next level (and more mainstream). First up is inflammation, a destructive process that is a driver of many of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S., including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and dementia. A cleanse takes aim at inflammation by prompting your body’s own regenerative processes from the liver to lungs to circulatory system. What follows is everything you need to know about cleansing, including detoxifying foods and herbs; supplements; detoxing your home; the role of sugar, water, and sleep; surprising cleansing behaviors like yoga and meditation; and the detoxifying power of intermittent fasting. BONUS: An extensive blueprint for creating your own cleanse, including recipes, meal plans, and a structure for healing your own microbiome, flushing out toxins, and losing weight.
Michelle Stacey is an award-winning journalist, author, and editor who has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Elle, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Prevention, Martha Stewart Living, and many more. Much of her work focuses on food and culture, diet and nutrition, health and wellness, and science. As a magazine editor, Stacey has worked on the staffs of Women's Health, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, Savvy, and Outside. She is the author of four books: Consumed: Why Americans Love, Hate, and Fear Food (Simon & Schuster), The Fasting Girl: A True Victorian Medical Mystery (Tarcher/Putnam), as well as The Complete Guide to Keto (Centennial Books), Holiday Keto (Centennial Books), and Intermittent Fasting for Hungry People (Centennial Books).