posted on Jul, 27 2007 @ 12:29 PM
I won't do my normal 10,000 word post on this one, but I agree that Detox diets are often misrepresented and cost more than many other proven methods
which support the body's own response to certain stimuli. In general there is some evidence both ways, and I am familiar with some medial studies
indicating a correspondance in the amount of pesticides consumed and the human body being able to filter out these chemicals. In the case of the
Detox diets I am of the belief that a reduction in the amount of potentially harmful chemicals one consumes with their food will always lead to
positive results. In other words, eat as healthy as possible and with as few chemicals as possible, but continue to consume products that cause
naturally occuring mechanisms in the body to kick in (such as healthy bacteria and chemicals).
On a personal note, I only buy my fruits and vegetables from farmers markets and natural COOP's, keeping myself as-near-to pesticide free as possible
and with the added benefit of supporting local small business. Why shop at organic grocery stores, which are often overpriced, instead of either
growing it yourself or buying it directly from local organic farmers? I also consume only purified water or well water that does not contain large
amounts of lime deposits or chemicals. I do not agree that diets are effective, or that "natural remedies" do any good, but I do promote a healthy
lifestyle which means simply eating correctly and not ingesting harmful substances. Do this, and you can forget about buying overpriced "natural
remedy" books and overpriced food.