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SideSteelSideSteel Posts: 11,079Member Member Posts: 11,079Member Member
Hey MFPers.

With the rapid increase of new users there are many posts coming up asking for detox recommendations. I figured this would be a good time to provide some links explaining why you generally don't need to detox or cleanse.

Your body is readily equipped to handle toxins and in the event it cannot, you're in far greater need of medical attention than you are of any particular beverage or liquid diet.

For purposes of weight loss, you're essentially choosing to replace food with liquid calories (depending on the cleanse, but most fall under this category) resulting in what usually amounts to a VLCD. This isn't typically a good idea for a variety of reasons (mood, hunger signaling, skeletal muscle maintenance, performance) and moreover it represents yet another short-cut attempt rather than establishing proper habits.

The intent of my post isn't to insult anyone who comes here with the misinformed belief that they should detox/cleanse. The purpose is to provide information to hopefully save someone the wasted time, money, and potential ill health effects, not to mention the likely weight regain.

Please read the following links:


http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/821828-detoxes-and-cleanses
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/927327-cleanse-why-you-are-lucky-they-don-t-work
http://www.burnthefatinnercircle.com/members/colon-cleansing-scam.cfm
http://www.biolayne.com/nutrition/detox-diet-scams-and-product-scams-get-called-out-by-real-scientists/
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/fashionable-toxins/
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/toxins-the-new-evil-humours/
http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/the-detox-scam/
http://sciencebasedpharmacy.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/the-detox-delusion/
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  • ihadihad Posts: 7,506Member Member Posts: 7,506Member Member
    Bump.

    Good, timely stuff.
  • PikaKnightPikaKnight Posts: 35,606Member Member Posts: 35,606Member Member
    Tagging for my feed and bookmarking!!! Thanks Sidesteel :bigsmile:
  • gigglesinthesungigglesinthesun Posts: 860Member Member Posts: 860Member Member
    Hopefully some people will take those links to heart and save themselves some pain :-)
  • SlrajrSlrajr Posts: 438Member Member Posts: 438Member Member
    Thank you SS!

    All this information just makes sense!
  • Fullsterkur_womanFullsterkur_woman Posts: 2,712Member Member Posts: 2,712Member Member
    Keeping this bumped!
  • AlongCame_MollyAlongCame_Molly Posts: 2,835Member Member Posts: 2,835Member Member
    Bumping to keep current! Thanks, Steelie!
  • jofjltncb6jofjltncb6 Posts: 34,965Member Member Posts: 34,965Member Member
    In...

    ...to spread the good word...



    (...even though I'm 99.44% certain it won't do any good.)
  • skinnyjeanzboundskinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,916Member Member Posts: 3,916Member Member
    Thanks, SS.
  • ThickMcRunFastThickMcRunFast Posts: 22,511Member Member Posts: 22,511Member Member
    I am intrigued by your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
  • QuietBloomQuietBloom Posts: 5,398Member, Premium Member Posts: 5,398Member, Premium Member
    In...

    ...to spread the good word...



    (...even though I'm 99.44% certain it won't do any good.)

    I'm going to need a more exact estimate please.

    Thanks SS. In!
  • PikaKnightPikaKnight Posts: 35,606Member Member Posts: 35,606Member Member
    I am intrigued by your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

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  • _SABOTEUR__SABOTEUR_ Posts: 6,954Member Member Posts: 6,954Member Member
    In for actual science.
  • Sarauk2sfSarauk2sf Posts: 28,493Member Member Posts: 28,493Member Member
  • walkingforwardwalkingforward Posts: 172Member Member Posts: 172Member Member
    bumped !! thanks man !
  • cmcollins001cmcollins001 Posts: 3,550Member Member Posts: 3,550Member Member
    In...

    ...to spread the good word...



    (...even though I'm 99.44% certain it won't do any good.)

    I am the .56%
  • disneygallagirldisneygallagirl Posts: 521Member Member Posts: 521Member Member
    Thanks and bump for my feed.
  • WilhellminaWilhellmina Posts: 757Member Member Posts: 757Member Member
    Killer info!
  • kdeaux1959kdeaux1959 Posts: 2,675Member Member Posts: 2,675Member Member
    Spreading the gospel. Avoid the gimmicks. Save the bucks. Eat less and do more. It is not rocket science. If you really feel like you need a cleanse then by all means, go to your grocer, get some prune juice and you will get all the cleansing you need....guaranteed.
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