Diet plans and products that claim to cleanse and detoxify (detox) our bodies are everywhere - in magazines, bookstores, the popular press and on the Internet. Do they live up to their claims? Are they safe?
Cleansing and detox diets appeal to our inner desire to become healthier and more vibrant versions of ourselves. They're built on the idea that our bodies are burdened by a build up of toxins that comes from the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Promoters of these diets view the body as a house that has collected too much dust and grime and requires a little 'spring cleaning' to operate at its best. + MORE