(Closed) Is there such thing as a healthy detox?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve heard good things about “Clean”– It’s a book by Alejandro Junger.  It’s a 21-28 day program, that involves smoothies and juices for breakfast and dinner and whole foods (organic meat and no gluten, sugar, caffeine, alcohol) for lunch.  I haven’t done it, but it seems like a healthier way to do it than teas or lemon juice cocktails.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have yet to see compelling evidence as to why a detox would be required.  Your body has natural mechanisms in place to remove toxins from your body.  I do see the benefit of making a conscious effort to eat healthier, more natural foods however. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

my aunt is a naturopathic doctor & we did a detox last year. i felt great afterwards! it wasnt bad at all it was 21 days long. for the first 10 days you eat only fruits & vegetables. then you introduce chicken & fish for the rest of the detox. you could have fish everyday but chicken was every other day.there were also some vitamins that we took each day and all of the food was organic. i lost 28 lbs and felt sooooo much better!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I can get on board with cleaning up your diet-no processed food, limiting salt, sugar, bad stuff for a week and going with 100% whole foods, but as far as I know, your body is a cleaning machine. If you don’t put junk into it in the first place, you shouldn’t have any worries. But stressing out your body unecessarily by detoxing it via juices, not eating, teas, cayenne pepper weird stuff, pills, etc….it just doesnt’ seem like a good idea. You can “detox” just by not eating crap!

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