Tag: detox diet

Do You Really Need to “Detox?”

When the last strains of “Auld Lang Syne” have faded, the football bowl games have whistled to a close and the holiday decorations have been boxed away, New Year’s resolutions begin in earnest. Increasingly, the trendy way to begin the year on a healthy note involves ridding the body of

Enhance Natural Detox Defense with a Plant-Rich Diet

Detoxification diets—lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks—are popular among celebrities who want to shed pounds or boost energy. These diets typically involve some kind of restricted eating regimen and sometimes require special supplements or products. With such a profile, it’s no wonder many people view the

Ask the Doctor: Detox Diets and Hot Flashes

Q. I keep seeing advertisements for “detox diets.” Would going on a detox diet improve my health?

A. Many detox diets involve food restriction and/or taking supplements that claim to clear toxins from your body. As a rule, detox diets are unhealthy and unnecessary. Following a detox diet can reduce your

Juice Cleanse: Health Boon or Dangerous Fad?

A juice cleanse using nutrient-dense fresh fruit and vegetable juices may be a trendy way to quickly shed pounds, but limited research on detoxification indicates juice fasting is not the best way to support your body’s ability to detoxify. Find out why and learn how you can juice for optimal

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