Synopses & Reviews
Did you know the secret to vibrant health is in your blender? It's true--juicing vegetables provides concentrated nutrition that is found in virtually no other source: vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. By juicing, you'll feel better, more energized, and improve your immune system.
More than a simple collection of recipes, this book guides readers toward a lifestyle that promotes alkaline balance by juicing, eating well, and cleansing the body and soul. While most juicing books focus too much on fruit juice (which disrupts the body's pH balance with too much natural sugar), this book primarily focuses on juices, smoothies and soups made from vegetables. It also also offers a guide to the food richest in nutrients from Vitamin A to zinc and includes various cleanses to benefit the colon, liver, gall bladder, and kidney and more. Beyond the body, the Caboms explain the heavy toll emotional, mental, and spiritual unrest can take on the body (and sometimes even encourage disease) and share unique, effective methods for cleansing the body of such toxicity.
"After a string of books promoting single-diet cures, 'Juice Lady' Calbom (Sleep Away the Pounds) offers a whole-life program for regaining health in an unhealthy world, along with tips and schedules that make the plan manageable for even the busiest people. Beginning with a questionnaire to determine the toxicity of one's environment, Calbom emphasizes the need for periodic flushes of the body's systems via fasts and cleanses, then maintenance by drinking lots of vegetable juice and smoothies while trying to avoid certain kinds of plastic or the stress and anxiety addressed in a separate chapter on mental and emotional cleansing. A nutritionist, Calbom has a knack for accessible explanations of anatomical science and offers sound recommendations on diet and exercise alongside rhapsodies about the effects of detoxing and juice fasting. Those who are serious about following the full program will appreciate her patience in explaining its components, while casual dieters will cheer the multitude of symptom checklists and the guide to various foods' nutrient content as well as the variety of cleanses she outlines and accompanies with raw vegetable juice, smoothie and salad recipes. (July) David Ritz, cowriter to the stars, helps pen two very different music autobiographies." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
Cherie Calbom, M.S. is a registered nutritionist. She is the author of several health and diet books . John Calbom, M.A. is a behavioral medicine specialist and psychotherapist. He is the director of Trinity Wellness Institute.