2013, Rodale Books
The Good: Merrell's nutritional plan is based in easy to understand medical science. He explains the concept of detoxing well and makes a convincing argument as to why his way would be the most effective. He offers ideas for behavioral changes in addition to nutritional changes, encouraging an easy to follow lifestyle change. Speaking of easy, he describes three cleanse plans of varying length, each with in-depth menu plans and recipes making it quite easy to follow along.
The Bad: Merrell expects too radical a change of lifestyle for his plans. His 3 day juicing plan is pretty feasible, as long as you have a local organic food store. Where else are you going to find hemp seeds to make milk from? The 7 and 21 day plans are a little out there for the modern convenience eater. I cook with whole, natural foods as often as possible, but that's a far cry from the vegan meal plans listed here. I don't even know where to find dandelion or burdock tea, and I have no desire to live a meat, dairy, gluten free lifestyle in the long-term.