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158 of 160 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2004
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book a while ago and while reading did find parts a bit repetitive (hence the one less 'star'). Other than that it was in simple language and easy to follow - not to mention making perfect sense: in a very small nutshell - eat what is not processed, and if it's not organic, peel it first before eating. There is lots of other enlightening information about shellfish and what types of fish to eat/avoid, problems with certain meats, types of oils to avoid and use, water and air purifiers, things you can do for your body to help with cleansing, etc. If I followed the detox programme the author mentioned that I'd become sick, and boy did I ever. My body was getting rid of so much built-up toxins that I was flat out in bed in a sweat for two days solid. I knew it was coming and why, so I didn't bother with doctor visits or pills to stop the fever, which would stop the detoxification process. When the fever broke I sat up in my bed and could only blink my eyes as I was so shocked how great I felt, even sitting there in a sweat-soaked t-shirt, I never felt better. Although I have waned from eating properly again and I feel tired and drained most of the time through poor choices with my diet, my New Year's resolution is to follow Fife's detox programme again and this time, make a lifestyle change with it, rather than a temporary fix. I highly recommend it!
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206 of 216 people found the following review helpful
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The book is the best health book I've ever read. The tiny exception is, I showed it to my friend who's got a ph.D. in biochemistry. He read it and said "the book is right on, with the exception of the idea of the "single organ" cleanse (liver detox, etc.). His feeling is that(for the most part) you can't target organs with a detox, the entire system is affected (much the same way you can't "spot" remove fat!)

Highly recommended, regardless!
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166 of 175 people found the following review helpful
on May 31, 2000
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This is my favorite natural health book. I have gone through Dr. Fife's detox program and feel healthier than I ever have. This isn't a simple 10 day detox program but an intense cleaning out of the entire body. Dr. Fife's descriptions of the detox process are right on. Besides having great information for eating right and detox, this book has amazing stories all throughout. If you've ever been bored before by all the facts, this is the book for you-the facts can be entertaining-what an easy way to remember them. I wish I could get everyone to read The Detox Book.
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166 of 182 people found the following review helpful
on January 26, 2006
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Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I've actually implemented much of the advice given, such as the All Natural Diet. This book has a lot of really good, useful information, and I was very enlightened on the chapters about fasting. I plan to try my first fast in the next week or so. I found some of the suggestions a little unrealistic, such as the suggestion not to drink water from plastic bottles. I understand the reasoning behind this, and do try as much as possible not to drink water from plastic, but it just isn't possible 100% of the time. Also, I'm not a vegetarian, as I believe that meat is an important part of a human diet, but the author disagrees. Otherwise, I found this book to be helpful in my overall health and diet regimen.
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69 of 76 people found the following review helpful
on March 3, 2004
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I love this book. I have read it a couple of times. I couldn't believe what I learned. It really made me look at the way I live my life, was raised, and the way I want to raise my children. The fasting program was right on. I was so glad that he mentioned the healing effects that happen to the body and not to give up. I especially liked the chapter on juicing, which I have made my new hobby. I'm so glad that the book I happened to buy on accident, turned out to be my favorite natural health book. I think anyone who is interested in healing their body naturally, or just wants to feel better than ever, this is your book.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on April 13, 2007
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This book was very helpful during my first body cleanse.

I especially liked the chapter on the healing crisis

you go through while cleansing. It reassured me that

my skin breaking out, ect...were all a normal part

of your body releasing toxins. I found this book to

be an easy read with alot of interesting information.

It is a great guide on how to get healthy and delay

the ageing process.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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This was my first detox book (I gave read several now) and by far this has been the best. The book is broken in to sections that are easy to follow and read. This is the main book that I refer to when I'm detoxing for tips and suggestions. Another good book is "Healing Celebrations" by Leonard G. Horowitz.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on May 4, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have been fasting/detoxing for many years. It is a passion of mine, and I don't have many interests in my life that I consider passions. Fasting/detoxing, some have claimed, is a gift you give yourself. I truly agree with this proclaimation.

Of all the material I have read about detoxing...this book is the most insightful, thorough, and overall best sources.

Also, this book is not full of religious quotes like a lot of detox/fasting books, although Fife does mention that many religions believe in fasting for clarity and health. This is a more scientific approach.

There are some drawings and photographs in black and white, but no color images. The columns are set up in a fast-paced reading style, and the stories and inspiring. This book wasn't a drag at all.
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2002
Format: Paperback
The Detox Book is a great book. I read a lot of health books over the years, but never before have I read anything so comprehensive before. The section about cooking oils is particularly memorable, in addition to the section about the benefits of rebound exercise. The Detox Book is a definite must read!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on October 23, 2008
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I have suffered from a chronic auto immune disease for years and have seen many doctors, both western and alternative, who told me much of the same info that is in this book (that is, the alternative medicine doctors. I won't go into how much sicker the western doctors made me!) but it wasn't until I read this book that I understood the WHY behind my doctors' recommendations. I've been on the detox program for a few months now and saw immediate results. I lost weight and my body is functioning so much better. Friends and co-workers keep commenting on how healthy and radiant I look and they have all ordered the book. My auto immune disease symptoms are all but gone, with only a few minor flare ups relating to a "healing crisis." This detox isn't a quick fix. It will take months--and really--a lifestyle change, but it's worth it. I will warn you that the book is a bit older and has its share of type-o's and redundancy, but the information is still very relevant and even if you just follow the natural foods diet, exercise and fasting recommendations in this book you will see results. I am living proof!
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