The premise of a detox diet is to rid the body of accumulated toxins, acidity and other contaminants. But here is a not-so-surprising fact: the human body is infact pretty darn good at doing this by itself. And it has been doing it for quite some time.
We hear this ‘detox diet’ term bantered around frequently. Detox diets are appealing because they offer the promise of a quick fix; often juicing or fasting for a short few days, to reduce weight, gain energy, even treat disease.
As a nutritionist I’m often asked about detoxing in an accusatory manner, suggesting or even assuming that this must be something that I advocate for.
From the get-go; I do not believe there to be substantial evidence to indicate that detox diets can in fact do this, ie. detox the body of specific toxins. Read More →