Cleanse? Detox?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@jb20:  I did the Advocare cleanse…and my FI did it once he saw it worked.  Its a 10 day cleanse…the first day you take suppliments and eat only fruit and veggies.  Day 2 you’re back to eating normal healthy foods. I loved it and would definitely recommend checking it out…especially since you aren’t going all liquid (which i could never do) or not eating at all (been there, done that…defintiely not worth it!)

Post # 4
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Cleanses/detoxes aren’t really my thing, but I know Dr Oz did a segment recently on how to select one and why some are better for certain people!

Post # 5
885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Personally I trust my organs to get rid of ‘toxins’ from my body.  Although sometimes I’ll cut out sugar and alcohol and drink lots of water in the week(s) leading up to a big event, as it usually makes my skin look better, and helps me feel less bloated.

Post # 6
1838 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i don’t think any of them work and wouldn’t ever try one

Post # 7
3217 posts
Sugar bee

@jb20:  Depends what you mean by do they work? 

Do you loose pounds?  Yes.  Though it will all be water weight that you will put back on as soon as you start drinking and eating normally.  Typically at the expense of screwing up your metabolism.  As detox/cleanse’s are often code for ultra low calorie diets, which doesn’t help with overall weight loss long term.  They are also poorly balanced in terms of nutrients, which can actually be dangerous as it messes with your electrolyte balance.

Do you detox anything?  You body doesn’t need to be “cleansed” your organs do that every day for you.  Thank you liver and kidneys!

What exactly are you hoping to cleanse?  Pesticides, environmental toxins (which ones?), mercury, mould, etc? Do you think that any of the cleanse products could actually do that?  Do you think any products of combos could cleanse all of those things?

There are ZERO scientific, evidence based studies to support any benefits from “detoxing”. 

If in fact they actually had a scientific benefit medical professionals would be recommending them to obese clients, Big Pharma would be making them into a tablet that could be taken to lose weight.

I would encourage you to eat clean and healthy.  That is going to do your body more good then drinking some weird goop, and not getting all your nutrients for a week.

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