christopher vasey naturopathe


The Detox Mono Diet:
the Miracle Grape Cure and Other Cleansing Diets

This text is extract from the book " Detox Mono Diet "" .

The profound Nature of Illness

According to our ancestors – and this remains valid today – the profound nature of most illness is characterized by the presence of harmful substances in the body. These substances have been identified by a wide variety of names over the years. At present, they are known as toxins. They include cholesterol, uric acid, crystalline or colloidal wastes, and so forth. To this list of undesirable substances, we now add food additives (food colouring, antioxidants, preservatives,…), garden products (herbicides, fungicides, insecticides…), medical substances that are administrated to livestock (hormones, antibiotics, vaccines…), medications we take ourselves (sedatives, sleeping pills, antibiotics…), as well as numerous poisons stemming from pollution of the air, earth and water.

The great doctors of every era have stressed the fundamental role played by poisons. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, wrote: “The nature of all illness is the same … When the contaminated humor is abundant, it will take hold and cast down into sickness all that is healthy. The entire body is attacked and disorganized.”

The great English doctor of the seventeenth century, Thomas Sydenham (1624 – 1689) provided a magnificent summary of illness when he said: “A disease, however much its cause may be adverse to the human body, is nothing more than an effort of Nature, who strives with might and main to restore the health of the patient by the elimination of the morbific (disease causing) humor.”

Whatever the terminology employed or the era when used, the cause of disease has always been recognized as a built-up of substances that clog bodily tissues.

If the state of the internal cellular environment is truly responsible for disease, the problem cannot help but be as general as this environment. This global approach to illness contrasts to the current fragmented model that treats illness as a localized disorder, confined to a specific region of the body. From such a perspective, a person suffering from painful joints has sick joints only; the rest of the body is not ill.

Disease – and not its symptoms – is therefore general: it's the buildup of congestion in the body's internal cellular environment! There is no such thing as a localized illness; diseases are always a signs of generalized problems. Given these conditions, what therapy should be applied?


The purpose of therapy is to correct the internal cellular environment and not merely to rid the body of symptoms. Cleansing this environment is achieved trough draining and removal of deeply embedded toxins.

With high-volume waste accumulation, draining may not be sufficient and other treatments may be called for. In fact, wastes that are forced deep into tissues will eventually become encrusted and, as the buildup increases, they form agglomerations with other wastes, making them difficult to dislodge. Opening the excretory organs and cleansing the blood is not enough to reach them. To clear theses accumulations, a therapeutic process must attack the deep lying toxins where they are concentrated, dislodging and breaking them down into particles that can be picked up by the bloodstream and carried to the excretory organs.

This result cannot be achieved trough the use of medications, but the body itself can accomplish it with fasts and highly restrictive diets like the grape cure, for example.

The three ways in which these restrictive diets work are as follow:

  • Autolysis is triggered as soon as the body needs nutritive substances that are not present – or are only present in limited quantity – in the food that is chosen for the diet. To continue functioning normally, the body draws nutriments from within itself by autolysis. This autolysis of tissues will continue for the duration of the cure. Diseased tissues and toxins are broken down and the internal cellular environment is cleansed.
  • Eliminatory updating may also occur during a mono diet when energy normally called on for digestion is sharply reduced. Purifying process can then be activated to extract toxins from the tissues and carry them via the transport systems of blood and lymph to the excretory organs. In addition to this purification triggered by energy savings in digestion, specific purifying properties of the mono diet food are at work. For example diuretic and laxative properties of the grape itself reinforce the purification properties of the diet.
  • Tissue regeneration also takes place due to cleansing that improves circulation and promotes efficient exchange of autolyzed substances, as well as by the intake of important nutriments contained in the selected food.

These three therapeutical actions take place in the grape mono diet and explain the curative effects of the cure.

Christopher Vasey