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9781623177249

American Detox The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal

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  • ISBN13:

    9781623177249

  • ISBN10:

    1623177243

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2022-06-07
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books

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**An Amazon Editor's Pick in Best Nonfiction**
“An intimate, honest, accountable, and thorough invitation into healing” -- adrienne maree brown, author of Pleasure Activism
“This book is a powerhouse.” -- Ashley Judd

The myth of wellness is a lie. And until we learn to confront and dismantle its toxic systems, we can’t ever be well.


Better, stronger, healthier, whole--the wellness industry promises us that with enough intention, investment, and positive thinking, we’ll unlock our best selves and find meaning and purpose in a chaotic and confusing world.

The problem? It’s a lie.

The industry soars upwards of $650 billion a year, but we’re still isolated, insecure, and inequitable. “Wellness” isn’t making us well; it’s making us worse.

It diverts our attention and holds us back from asking the questions that do help us heal: Who gets to be well in America? Who’s harmed--and who's left out? And what’s the real-life cost of our obsession with self-improvement?

To be truly well, we don’t need juice fasts or yoga fads. We need to detox from a culture rooted in perfectionism, white supremacy, and individualism--and move toward a model that embodies mutual responsibility and extends beyond self-help to collective care.

In American Detox, organizer, yoga activist, wellness disruptor, and CTZNWELL founder Kerri Kelly sounds the wake-up call. It’s time to commit to the radical work of unlearning the toxic messages we’ve been fed--to resist, disrupt, and dream better futures of what wellness really means.

Author Biography

KERRI KELLY is the founder of CTZNWELL, a movement that is democratizing wellbeing for all. A descendant of generations of firemen and first responders, Kelly has dedicated her life to kicking down doors and fighting for justice. She’s been teaching yoga for over 20 years and is known for making waves in the wellness industry by challenging norms, disrupting systems and mobilizing people to act. A community organizer and wellness activist, Kelly is recognized across communities for her inspired work to bridge transformational practice with social justice. Kelly is a powerful facilitator, TED speaker and is the host of the prominent podcast CTZN. You can learn more about her work at kerrikelly.co and ctznwell.org. 

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