I made a mistake requesting this book - I am genuinely curious about juicing for both the nutritional benefit to my diet as well as the potential chemical detox, but I failed to notice a key word in the summary.
"More than a simple collection of recipes, this book guides readers toward a lifestyle that promotes alkaline balance by juicing, eating well, and cleansing the body and soul"
Yup. I was interested in a health book and instead I got proselytization worthy of a snake-oil salesman and a lot of references to the author's other writing. I really didn't want to read a book about the spiritual side of dieting, and personally I feel that fasting or special diets for spiritual reasons could be a whole different book. The author seems to have done quite a bit or research, and this topic is something very close to her heart. However I don't think she really wrote a book that is approachable for someone curious or new to juicing, which is how this is pitched. The prose is stilted, the same information could have been presented in a significantly shorter book, and there wasn't a good cohesive organization of recipes, instead meal plans referred to recipes that were scattered through the book with one or two included within.