The Detox Mono Diet: The Miracle Grape Cure and Other Cleansing Diets

Excerpts & Samples

By Christopher Vasey

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Christopher Vasey

Christopher Vasey
Christopher Vasey, N.D., is a naturopath specializing in detoxification and rejuvenation. He is the author of The Water Prescription, The Whey Prescription, and The Detox Mono Diet. He lives near Montreux, Switzerland.



An introduction to the healing effects of fasting using just one type of food

• Includes Johanna Brandt’s grape cure with the author’s advice and commentary

• Explains why mono diets are so effective at cleansing and restoring the internal cellular environment

• Shows how to interpret your body’s signals to adapt the diet to your unique needs

The grape cure, the lemon cure, the maple syrup cure, and the apple diet are all variations of mono diets that are based on restricting food intake to one food for a period of time. Using the famous grape cure pioneered by Johanna Brandt as his model (reproduced here in its entirety), Christopher Vasey demonstrates why these restricted diets are all remarkably effective in healing illness and restoring optimum health. Despite their different nutritive approaches and resulting healing benefits, all these diets work the same way: They help the body “burn” the waste products it contains to cleanse the internal cellular environment. They also keep the body’s eliminatory organs open in order to prevent the buildup of toxins. While these cures are responsible for healing people of many serious illnesses, including cancer, their principal use lies in the way they naturally eliminate waste products and prevent the body from absorbing toxins during the process.

The Detox Mono Diet is a practical guide that provides all the information necessary for following a detoxification regimen. To make the application most successful, the author explains how to interpret your body’s reactions in a way that will allow you to adapt the cure to match your specific physiological needs, making your return to optimum health a unique journey.
“Enthusiastic applause for the combined efforts of Dr. Vasey and the late Mrs. Brandt! Give The Detox Mono Diet your full attention, and you will have the foundation for success in self-healing.”
Carrie L’esperance, author of The Seasonal Detox Diet

“Detoxification is the missing link in Western nutrition, and fasting/juice cleansing is a pure and safe form (over water fasting) of detoxification. Dr. Vasey’s very informative book brings light to this vital process through one of the first approaches to cleansing, Johanna Brandt’s Grape Cure. There are so many people and so many health conditions that can benefit from this natural health approach found in The Detox Mono Diet.”
Elson M. Haas, MD, The Detox Doc, author of The New Detox Diet and Staying Healthy with Nutrition

“Finally, a fully comprehensive and accurate dossier on how to rest the body from complicated combinations of foods--and enable a return to vibrant health. The Detox Mono Diet is inspiring and scientifically sound.”
Natalia Rose, author of The Raw Food Detox Diet

"For those who are serious about cleaning the insides of their bodies, there is probably no better method than the grape diet, followed to the letter. Vasey’s book augments Brandt’s work and gives good modern information to back it up." 
Barbara Bamberger Scott, Curled up with a Good Book, Oct 2006