Does Detox Actually Work?
Detoxification or detox and body cleanses are enjoying their popularity more than ever. Are these just diet fads having their share in the ‘diet fads’ limelight or is there an underlying truth to them?
These ‘miracle’ cleanses claim to rid your body of all the harmful toxins to make way for a healthier, newer you. But do these detox diets actually work? Let’s find out.
In this article, we’ll look into how to detox your body by checking into our very own virtual detox centre We’ll try a few detox methods and see how we go.
Okay, we’re at our virtual detox check-in
This is where we’ll state our condition and be assigned to an online detox opportunist. Did I say, opportunist? I meant expert; a slip of the keyboard.
Our ‘expert’ will now tell us exactly what our detox program involves. Typically, this will start with a period of what’s called fasting. It might be eating nothing at all for a set and fairly traumatic period; maybe a week or more depending on your program.
You will then be given free rein to eat/drink a highly restricted diet of fruit, veggies, juice, and water. If you’re really good and stick to the plan, they’ll throw in a nice colon cleanse or enema.
Ready to go to your virtual detox room?
Absolutely! You’ve now paid your online expert the due fee, your detox diet has been downloaded and you’re ready to see how it goes.
You’re told that your detox/fasting diet will rest your organs. Your organs seem fairly rested as it is, but you go along with this.
You’re also told it will give your liver the right push it needs so it can start throwing out the bad toxins. You’ll also be made aware that the diet will improve your circulation and fill your body with healthy nutrients.
It’s time to check out
Yes, that was quick, far quicker than if you do it for real. So let’s see how you’ve gone.
How do your organs feel? Rested? Honestly, we wouldn’t know a resting organ from one doing hopscotch.
How’s your liver gone with its toxin tidy up? Confused probably as one thing most detox diets don’t do is tell your liver what to throw out. In fact, so far there’s no conclusive evidence that any detox diet removes any toxins from your body at all.
If anything your liver is now peeved that you had to do this ill-advised detox and didn’t just trust them to cleanse your body with a normal, healthy diet. That’s liver unrest right there.
As for circulation and nutrients, it’s by the by; detox as a realistic, payable diet has already derailed.
Detox programs can be harmful, plain and simple. They can severely undermine energy and nutrient intake while pretending to cleanse your system of nasty toxins.
Most don’t. At least not for now.