I thought about writing a blog post about this issue (question), but I found this article on WebMD that sums it up much more articulately than I ever could. It is about three pages long and a must read. Here it is: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/guide/detox-diets-purging-myths
My beliefs on health & fitness has always been common sense and moderation. I believe God created us PERFECTLY. PERIOD. We just don’t appreciate it by eating the right foods and exercising. It really is that simple folks. Our body’s’ natural defense against toxins are our liver & kidneys. In fact, cleansing is their job and why they exist. Most people are overloading these organs by fueling them with sugar, grease, and processed foods.
Magnesium is shown to aid your cleansing organs in detoxifying. When I looked into food sources which contain magnesium, it was the same sources that supply everything else essential and good for your body: Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans. Don’t you see the pattern? Everything ALWAYS comes back to natural, whole foods.
I get the complaint about fruits and veggies being so expensive too. You can save tons of money by eliminating the need for supplements, by once and for all not BUYING into the latest fads and celebrity crazes, (like cleanses), and by passing on your old favorite processed foods. That is a lot of savings right there. I would venture a bet as to say you would save money while stocking up on delicious fruits and veggies.
Oh yeah!! I forgot to mention wiping out the need for most medications. BAM! More savings. I mean come on, Doctors are only forced to put us on meds in the first place because more often than not we refuse to take care of ourselves by eating right and exercising.
Start a revolution in your household. It is not a new concept. In fact, it is THE ORIGINAL concept given us by God. We have just chosen to forget about it and leave it behind in hot pursuit of convenience, a short lived high, and an easy buck $. Think of all the people making money on selling us some new product that we are so eager to try when we had perfection from the beginning.
It’s time to stop the madness, get back to basics, and reap the rewards.