Detox diets are hot! Who’s not doing it!? Michelle Obama, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Britney Spears, Beyonce, and so forth have all proclaimed their use of detox and cleanse diets. Before you drag yourself through misery, let’s look at the popular detox and cleanse diets and their so-called effectiveness.
First things first, do you have working lungs, kidneys and liver? Yes? Great! Your body does an amazing job detoxifying itself so you don’t have to punish yourself with liquid fasts or the ultimate ‘master cleanse’. Your working liver does an amazing job detoxifying drugs, chemicals, alcohol, and other environmental problems.
Detox diets can mean a range of ideas: all water diets, fasting, juice diets, sugar-free, alcohol-free, or processed food free. Most of my clients associate detox diets with either juice fast, the master cleanse, fasting or a combination of “super pills”. Sigh.