AKA Intelligent Detox



Dietary Principles

The human body thrives on foods which promote blood alkalinity—foods which leave an alkaline residue in the body as opposed to an acidic residue. This is different than the actual pH of a food. For example, lemons are acidic outside the body but leave an alkaline residue inside the body. Dairy, on the other hand, is alkaline outside the body, but leaves an acidic residue inside the body. Alkaline forming foods include all raw fruits and vegetables and their juices. These foods serve to “awaken” accumulated poisons and toxic waste in the body in order for it to be eliminated from the body.

While I am a proponent of eating a diet high in alkaline forming foods, the importance of a transitional diet cannot be underestimated. Intelligent Detox is about supporting clients based on their past and current eating and lifestyle habits. I will suggest ways to get the junk out, finding acceptable, real food substitutes for comfort and favorite foods. Then, I will suggest ways to increase the amount of alkaline foods at a pace determined by individual circumstances and goals. Any lifestyle changes made shouldn’t feel restrictive, and the results are amazing.Colon hygiene, which gently and effectively remove “awakened” old poisons, then become a way to achieve much greater levels of health and well being than diet alone can accomplish. 

Favorite Books and Cleansing Programs

Below is a list of some favorite books, old and new. I am very good at customizing and tweaking programs for clients.

  • Website & books by Natalia Rose, particularly The Fresh Energy Cookbook and Detox 4 Women
  • Conscious Cleanse by Jo Schaalman and Julie Pelaez (programs and book; Boulder-based!)
  • The Liver and Gallbladder Miracle Cleanse by Andreas Moritz
  • Easy Exhaustion Cure and other training programs (such as a Detox Academy and Taoist Health and Fitness program) by Elwin Robinson of Lion Heart Herbs (love Elwin; learned a lot from him)
  • Everyday Detox website, full of podcasts by my friend and NYC-based colon therapist Michael Perrine (I suggest the Fred Bisci and Gil Jacobs interviews for starters; you can download his fermented vegetable guide here too)
  • Potatoes Not Prozac by Kathleen DesMaisons (oldie but goodie, her program has success with sugar and other very serious addictions)
  • A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan MD (good paleo lifestyle program, offers online program too)
  • Book and programs by Kimberly Snyder
  • The Detox Miracle Sourcebook by Dr. Robert Morse ND (love Dr. Morse for everything, from his high quality herbs which I sell to his spiritual teachings)
  • Books by Arnold Ehret, particularly The Mucusless Diet and Rational Fasting
  • Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates
  • Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natasha Campbell-McBride (bone broth based cleansing) 
  • Fresh and Alive website and blog (Ken Rohla is all about a living foods lifestyle and has shared very interesting quantum physics type presentations on his blog; he inspired me with some unique home gardening techniques and EMF solutions) 
  • The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner (can't say enough about EFT, have taught it to my kids)
  • The Emotion Code by Dr. Brad Nelson
  • The Enzyme Factor by Dr. Hiromi Shinya 
  • Longevity Now by David Wolfe
  • Raw Chi by Rehmannia Dean Thomas of Shaman Shack Herbs
  • Radiant Health or The Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs (same book) by Ron Teeguarden


  • The Plantpower Way by Rich Roll and Julie Piatt (vegan)
  • It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen (and other Gwyneth Paltrow cookbooks; she is a foodie)
  • YumUniverse by Heather Crosby (vegan)
  • Two Moms in the Raw by Shari Leidich (plant based, paleo)

My cookbook is in the making...my passion with health all started in the kitchen. I believe diet is one of the key essentials to improving and achieving optimal health. I have so many recipes scribbled down in notebooks all over my house :) I am constantly sharing recipes with my clients. The link to my inactive food blog is here: https://detoxwithrawfood.wordpress.com/

To be continued…