The Seasonal Detox Diet: Remedies from the Ancient Cookfire
Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Description
A dynamic program for using healing fasts to detoxify, tone, and restore the body for optimum energy and performance.


• Includes vegetarian recipes designed around seasonal changes and geared toward individual health concerns.


• Enables the body to detoxify from daily exposure to chemicals, additives, and pesticides.


• Increases energy levels, aids overall digestion and weight loss, revitalizes the skin, and cleanses the internal organs.


A unique blend of dietary world wisdom, The Seasonal Detox Diet provides readers with a dynamic program for using healing fasts to detoxify, tone, and restore the body for optimum energy and performance. Traditional cultures worldwide have wisely followed the art of eating according to the natural rhythms of the changing seasons. Keeping the body in peak condition requires occasional fasts, periods of rest for the body's hard-working systems. Today, faced with exposure to an increasing array of chemicals, additives, and pesticides, our bodies need these healing respites more than ever. Unlike modern notions of fasting, Carrie L'Esperance's concept of this practice emphasizes dietary alteration rather than abstinence. She offers recipes designed around seasonal changes and geared toward individual health concerns, including fatigue, digestive disturbances, and excess weight gain. You will increase your energy levels, aid digestion, revitalize your skin, and cleanse your internal organs with a rich variety of delicious recipes from Banana Coconut Ice Cream and Big Scene Salsa Salad to Curry Potato Salad with Kidney Beans and Japanese Soba Noodles with Sesame Miso Sauce. The author also includes instructions for healing herbal baths and cleansers to round out your home healing program.





Praise and Reviews
"For those people already committed to the nutritional approach to health, The Seasonal Detox Diet will inspire and add a new dimension to their health practices. For those readers new to the concepts and principles of natural, nutritional healing methods, the use of a healing fast may improve their health and well-being dramatically, leading them to a whole new way of perceiving their bodies and preserving their health."
Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients

"An invaluable resource for anyone who wishes to improve their health through conscious eating."
Anne Newkirk Niven, SageWoman

"Fasting gives us an opportunity to cleanse and rejuvenate on many levels. In Carrie L'Esperance we find a knowledgeable guide who not only teaches us about the time-honored wisdom of seasonal fasting but also inspires us to live in a healthy way year-round. The recipes are delicious!"
Vesela Simic, Food Editor, Yoga Journal

"If you want to live a healthier life, this may be the book for you."
Barbara Ardinger, Ph.D., Whole Life Times, November 2002

"Combines both ancient healing wisdom and modern science to offer readers a guide for restoring health and energy."
Taste for Life, September 2002

"An entire chapter is devoted to herbs and another to bathing, mostly with herbal infusions. The recipes show what good eating is all about."
The American Herb Association, Vol. 22:4, Jan 2008




 
Carrie L'Esperance
Carrie L'Esperance has spent more than 25 years studying the healing systems of the world's cultures. A certified iridologist and former gourmet food professional, the author now s More...