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Is Detox Safe?

by Cascade Ice on September 12, 2011

The idea of a detox cleanse can seem pretty alluring. Lose weight very quickly. Even celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Kat Von D have done these risky diets.

Why are detoxes so hazardous to your health? We’ve gathered the facts from Health.com about why detox might not be worth it:

  • Our bodies already have natural detoxifiers. Our kidneys, liver and colon already serve this purpose!
  • Detoxes, such as the Master Cleanse, can diminish nutrients our bodies need and can be very harmful.
  • It can actual cause more toxins! Since your body is trying to burn up so much fat, toxins are released. This can cause bad breathe, nausea and even death in some cases.

If you are feeling weighed down, try eating more fruits and vegetables. The fiber in these super foods will help clear you out in a healthy way!

Has anyone out there had a bad experience with a cleanse?