4 Detox Myth People Commonly Do

Detoxing is simply the idea that you can flush your system of impurities and leave your organs squeaky clean and raring to go. In the field of medicine, detoxification involves either medicines or medical treatment. For health buffs and weight loss experts, detox is achieved by a specially designed set of meals to remove the harmful substances from the body. Dr Stephen Dahmer says: “The best ‘cleansing’ strategy is a proper diet, regular exercise, and not smoking,” But that’s a general view and many have various definitions of proper diet that might give the impression of detoxing but without any real result.

Here is a sum up of so called Detox facts that are promoted by the media, markters and even people tell each other about it. Please don’t be surprised if you found out the most of what’s said a lie. It’s a brutal world that lives on deception, hope you can be tolerant enough to read this article to the end.

Find out which common Detox myth offer more hype than health

1Detox Myth 1 – Juice Cleansing

There are many myths swirling around about juice cleanses – that they’ll make you drop 10 pounds in as many days, or they’ll magically cure long-term ailments. Here’s the truth.

Marketers promote juice cleanses as a way to spring-clean a person’s insides, ridding them of toxic overload, regaining balance after a period of unhealthful eating, or jump-starting wholesome habits. But not everyone agrees that all-liquid diets and juice cleanses are a way to wellness.

Juice cleanses and liquid detox diets are not a healthful or safe approach to weight loss, said Joy Dubost, a dietitian in Washington, D.C., and a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “There’s no scientific research that it provides benefits in the short or long term, and it’s not an overall healthy approach to eating,” she said.

2Detox Myth 2 – “superfood” detox salad


Collins guffaws at the notion of superfoods. “Most people think that you should restrict or pay particular attention to certain food groups, but this is totally not the case,” she says. “The ultimate lifestyle ‘detox’ is not smoking, exercising and enjoying a healthy balanced diet like the Mediterranean diet.”

Most detox diets that only relay on salads and veggies will have potential side effects include low energy, low blood sugar, muscle aches, fatigue, feeling dizzy or lightheaded, and nausea.

if you return to your old eating habits, you are likely to put back on any weight you lost.

Ofcourse relevant alternative to this you might try “clean” eating that focuses on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein — basically, whole foods without a lot of processing. And Not making veggis something exclusive in all day diet. Unhealthy, unsafe and damaging.

3Detox Myth 3 – Detox Foot Spa


Detox foot spa machines are sold in several websites claiming that water turning reddish brown is the toxic matter removed from the body. Depending on the color, they claim that yellowish color is from the kidney and bladder toxins, orange is from arthritis-related illness, dark brown is from liver-related diseases, and so on. Scientifically, these claims are 100% nonsensical!

Here’s what really happens. The color of water changes due to a process called “electrolysis”. The brown toxins you see are from the rust generated by the corrosion of the iron electrodes! The different variations in color can be accounted by varying amount of salt added to the water and variations in the compositions of the electrodes. The color of water will change with or without soaking your feet in it.

I’m really sorry for the folks who baught this machine… but it’ll just give you tickly sensation, maybe decline your stress but it doesn’t correlate with detoxification in any form at all.

4Detox Myth 4 – Promoting Sauna as a Full body Detox


The primary reason we sweat is to regulate the body temperature. When moisture produced by the sweat glands evaporates, it cools the body.

Though the main component of sweat is water, sweat does contain small amounts of dissolved minerals and trace elements, including sodium, lactate, urea, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, nickel, iron, chromium — none of which are considered toxic, Vreeman said.

When you sweat, the major thing you lose is water — something your body can’t survive long without.

Though saunas are a great way to release toxins from the skin post-workout, these are not a detox solution. Long periods of time in the sauna can cause issues such as dehydration. Even worse, trying to sweat out toxins can inhibit your body’s ability to detoxify over time.

About Dr. Saleh

Dr. Saleh is an active author in the beauty & health industry. He is well known for his unprecedented research and advocacy efforts to support safe cosmetic products and healthy way of living.

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