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Types of Detox Diets, How They Work, NutritionVista's recommendations

Sunday, August 01, 2010
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Many natural health proponents and alternative medicine experts believe that toxic build up in the body should be periodically flushed out to attain good health. Detox diets are considered to be a health savior for those with bizarre lifestyles and habits. It is akin to 'binge and purge'- build the toxins and throw them out with detox diets.

These diets aim at cleansing the system or specific organs. The process involves a period of fasting followed by a diet of raw fruits, juices, vegetables, fluids, herbs and supplements. A day's fast can be usually tolerated and is not fatal. But when the diet lasts over a week, doctor's approval and supervision is warranted. The diets used in the process are diverse from the usual diets and individuals are likely to respond differently. Some may adapt instantly while others may take time.

"National Centre for Alternative and Complementary Medicine (NCACM), a division of the National Institute of Health (NIH) cautions that the herbs sometimes used in detox diets can have powerful effects on the body and may interact with drugs. Therefore, check with a health care provider before beginning this or any other detox regime to rule out underlying health issues or complications".

 

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22 December, 2010 | Vijayalakshmi Iyengar | Reply

Vijayalakshmi Iyengar When a person eats a heavy meal then they should go very very light the very next meal..its called instant detox, and applicable for all age groups.

04 August, 2010 | Kanika Jain | Reply

Kanika Jain Detox diets are touted as a way to remove toxins from the body but they are not scientifically proven.One should always talk to doctor first before embarking any detox plan. One tends to fall prey to hype surrounded around detox \weight loss plan being followed by popular celebrities. But what works for one person may not work for other. Also, some detox diets advocate using certain herbs and other supplements which may prove to be harmful. There may be side effects like nausea, fatigue, dehydration, dizziness.

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03 August, 2010 | Ramya | Reply

Ramya It appears to be a weird idea to cleanse our individual organs with detox diets-liver or kidney or stomach.

02 August, 2010 | Sharmadha | Reply

Sharmadha I think if people become addicted to detox diets, then they would happily binge on `forbidden foods',indulge in rich or junk food and then move onto or a detox program.Don`t you think if its kind of an escapism and eventually get dangerous?

03 August, 2010 | Sangeetha Narayana Swamy | Reply

Sangeetha Narayana Swamy The Ultimate way of detoxifying the body is to provide the system with foods and beverages that help in the optimum functioning of the system and not taxing it. People should understand that eating a balanced and nutritious meal along with adequate fluids would itself keep the system clean and detoxified. Indulging in a occasional treat like a sweet or a fried food is fine if portion sized and within calorie budget.

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