January brings a whole sleuth of New Year’s resolutions, many of them health and weight loss oriented. However, before you decide a juice cleanse or detox style diet will do the trick–think again! Research shows the idea of “detoxing” the body is actually bogus and not very healthy either.
Sure, you may experience short term benefits of drastically restricting calories. However, science tells us that detox diets and cleanses are nothing more than unhealthy wastes of money. Here are six reasons to say no to detox diets…
1. Detoxification is a Scam
In medical terms, there’s no such thing as detoxing the body when it comes to weight loss, according to Dr. Edzard Ernst, Complementary Professor Emeritus at Exeter University. In fact, Dr. Ernst calls the notion that you can “flush your system of impurities and leave your organs squeaky clean” nothing more than a scam.
The term detox only applies to a medical treatment applied to drug addicts, otherwise it’s a borrowed pseudo-medical term designed to sell you products and diets that do nothing. Healthy bodies use the liver, skin, lungs, and kidneys to detoxify themselves and remove bodily waste and toxins.