There are so many detox diet plans for people starving to lose weight that the word “DETOX” has lost its meaning. Marketing companies are taking advantage and selling you the “Best New Detox Program That Will Melt The Pounds Away”. What do these marketing companies think; your body is made out of butter?
Detox is short for detoxification, which allegedly (not much research to prove its affects), helps clean toxins from your blood, intestines, lungs, skin and lymph. Some science organizations, like Science About Science, believe that detox is a “waste of time and money” and others believe that it’s too risky and could backfire. Yet, organizations in the alternative medicine fields – also known as homeopathic medicine – say these are effective methods to remove toxins and wastes from your organs and that scientists don’t want you to find out that natural herbs and foods can actually improve health without medicine.
Did you know that your body is already detoxifying 24 hours 7 days a week? “Your lungs, intestines, kidneys, and skin play a role in detoxification, but your liver is the most important organ involved in this process,” says Chief Medical Officer of Body Logic MD, Dr. Jennifer Landa.
“All day long, it works to make toxins, most of which are fat soluble, water soluble so that they can be easily excreted from your body (through sweat, urine, and stool),” she writes on news website FoxNews.
That’s not to say that properly cleansing your body or helping your body detox is not effective. When done right and your body is cleansed, you’ll have healthier skin, lots of energy, less sinus congestion and less stress.
Dr. Landa’s most recommended detox plans is to eliminate “added sugars, alcohol, coffee, gluten, dairy, soy, egg, and peanut”. Most experts say that “clean eating” – a diet that focuses on vegetable, fruits, whole grains and proteins (chicken, beans and grass fed beef) – is better for you and give you the results you are looking for long term.
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