Juice cleanses, colon cleanses, salt baths and restrictive detox diets - the concept of detoxes and cleanses are all the rage, claiming to "rid your body of toxins” and promising quick fixes and miraculous transformations. However, the problem is that we are often left with the question - what exactly are we getting rid of?
These fad diets and programs usually involve extreme measures which can be harmful. In reality, the body has its own sophisticated detoxification processes involving organs which work tirelessly to eliminate toxins naturally. Having a good idea of how one may aid the body in detoxification is really only what we need.
So, first things first, let’s talk about the misconceptions of any program or product that promises to “cleanse”, “detox” or “flush” your body of toxins.