Posted in 4 paws, cooking, nonfiction, self help on March 16, 2014

I have access to a great service that allows me to read books before they are published. This service is called Netgalley and I love being able to get a sneak peek at books from my favorite authors or even books from new authors that happen to catch my eye. This book caught my eye because I am always interested in how food affects my body and trying to fuel it with healthier foods.

clean in 14


P90X creator Tony Horton, the Old Spice Man, and hundreds of others lost weight, boosted their immunity,and increased their energy levels—undeniable proof that The Clean in 14 Detox really works!

Millions of people are embracing cleansing because it rids the body of accumulated slow poisons that cause a sluggish metabolism, inflammatory and digestive issues, a host of chronic diseases, and unwanted weight gain.

The Clean in 14 Detox is a whole foods, vegan- and juice-based cleanse that not only flushes the body of toxins, but frees the mind of negative patterns, allowing the entire system to reset itself to a place of balance.

From leading successful group and private cleanses,Melissa Costello pulls no punches: She explains that the key to kick-starting health is to eliminate the CRAP (Caffeine, Refined Sugars, Alcohol, Processed Food) and the SAP (Sabotaging Addictive Patterns). Costello encourages readers to make the commitment, teaches them how to prep their minds and kitchens, and shares practical tips to succeed through the program with minimal withdrawals or cravings. The best part of this cleanse is that it’s user friendly and the participant will never feel deprived, unlike most other cleanses out there. A wide variety of delicious, unprocessed foods are allowed and there are no diet pills or chalky shakes. The Clean in 14 Detox features 14 days of mix-and-match meal plans and more than 75 irresistibly fresh and simple recipes, including Baja-style fajitas,chopped salad with creamy pepita dressing, coconut yam soup, oven-baked sweet potato fries, and more.

The Clean in 14 Detox is a proven program that will set anyone on a course to increased immunity, a more efficient metabolism, better digestion, glowing skin, and revitalized health.


There are all sorts of detox/cleanse books out there but this one is highly recommended by people that do Beachbody. The detox is vegan which I find interesting and while I’m not sure I’m going to do this, some of the recipes sounded delicious and I plan to try a few out. Or at least some of the salad dressings!

The book offers sound suggestions and incorporates some exercise and journaling to clear the mind along with the body. I do like how she tells you to prep the week before you actually start and gives you the steps to carry that out.

We give this book 4 paws and is one you should consider if you are looking to do a detox!


About the Author

Melissa Costello (Santa Barabara, CA) is the founder of Karma Chow and the personal chef to celebrity fitness guru Tony Horton, creator of the highly popular fitness system, P90X®. A certified nutritionist and wellness coach, Costello is constantly finding creative ways to keep Tony and her many other clients happy, fit, and healthy through a whole foods, plant-based way of life. She works one-on-one with clients and leads food-based cleanses with large groups, teaching how to implement changes that will yield a lifetime of great health.

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