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Title: 21 Pounds in 21 Days
Author: Roni DeLuz, RN, ND, Ph.D.
257 pages; Softcover $7.99 US/$10.99 CAN
Publisher: Harper NY NY 2010
Reviewed by, Chef John Vyhnanek, March, 2011

The review--- 21 Pounds in 21 Days isn't just about loosing weight! A New York Times bestseller, 21 Pounds in 21 Days isn't your average diet book. It can be a thought provoking assessment of yourself; your mind, body and general well being. Dr. Roni DeLuz, the book's author, sets the tone for some of us older folks who remember the late 60's and early 70's. DETOX! Back then it was all the rage to be pure through fasting and better eating. Rachel Carlson scared some of us deeply with Silent Spring. Purifying your body is nothing new, it goes all the way back to ancient times and the Greeks and Romans, maybe even before that. The practice of flushing your body with liquids and cleansing with fruit, nuts and grains has long been known to have health and healing benefits in every culture of the world.

21 Pounds in 21 Days puts everything into perspective and shows you how to do it yourself. Everything is based on the Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox Program used at Dr. Roni's retreat in Massachusetts. Learn how to rid your body of toxins, manage your nutrition and consume the right liquids. One body organ cleansing technique that may hit home to some, is the liver cleansing method. Let it be known that this is no diet book: it's a wellness book that focuses on detoxification through flushing, taking antioxidants and making lifestyle changes. There is a small chapter with recipes to help you get started with the program.

Refresh your system so you can function at your best, buy 21 Pounds in 21 Days!

Recipes tested---!

Cucumber Onion Dressing

2 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons cucumber, finely chopped Pinch basil, chopped
1/4 teaspoon vegetable seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch cayenne pepper
1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon of essential fatty acid

Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Chill before serving.