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Detoxing is the health ‘resolution’ you should avoid this year

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Posted 08 January 2018

  • Detoxing by drinking  juices, going on cleanses, or using other formulas is unnecessary and may be dangerous.
  • Juicing fresh fruits and vegetables also strips them of some of their most beneficial ingredients.

Ever wished there was an easy, quick way to cleanse your body of all those 2017 toxins?

Turns out you’re already equipped with everything you need. They’re called your liver and kidneys.

Together, these two toxin-bashing organs act as a super-efficient system for filtering out the vast majority of the harmful substances we eat and drink.

In other words, you never need to detox. Not for New Year’s Day. Not after too much Thanksgiving turkey. Not even because you spent most of last year subsisting on greasy take-out from the C-rated “restaurant” next door.

Here’s how it works: While our kidneys filter our blood and remove any waste from our diet, our liver processes Read the rest

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Top ten signs your detox may be a scam

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Posted 29 December 2017

From Science Based Medicine

As we prepare to welcome 2018, it’s time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. And what better way to start fresh in 2018 than by literally purging yourself of 2017, inside and out? You may already been seeing advertisements for all forms of detox products and services: Your local pharmacy likely has a shelf of supplements and kits that promise a svelte, glowing you within a few days. A Facebook post is promoting lemon juice, cayenne and maple syrup as a cure-all. Or there’s your local naturopathic clinic promoting IV vitamin infusions – not only will a detox make you feel better, you’ll look better too.

Unfortunately, most of the hype around detox is useless at best, and expensive and potentially harmful, at worst. Most detoxes are only successful at cleaning you of your savings, not your toxins. Here are Read the rest

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The anatomy of a detox scam

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Posted 02 October 2017

It is surprisingly easy to sell snake-oil. I know, because I’ve done it. In 2014, I helped create and sell The Right Detox. This was a bogus detoxification program that purported to improve anyone’s well-being and perhaps, cure disease. I was the face of the scam. I launched The Right Detox at a spring-time women’s health expo in Tucson, Arizona.

This article, written by Britt Hermes, a Naturopath, argues that all forms of detox are scams. We agree.

Read the complete article at Naturopathic Diaries

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Florence Niemann – Fountainhead

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Posted 19 January 2013

As mentioned previously on CAMCheck, we do not usually identify the individual(s) responsible for the marketing/selling of unsubstantiated products. However once a company continues to ignore ASA rulings or displays clear evidence that the trust of consumers is being abused, by inter alia, continuing to promote these or similar products, then in our view it is fair that these individuals should be identified and exposed.

 Florence_Niemann Florence Niemann is the owner of Fountainhead. In spite of a number of rulings against her company’s Detox Patch products, Fountainhead continues to make nonsensical and scientific implausible claims for these products. 

In other words, a company that has at its mission statement, “Quality – Integrity – Effectiveness“, is clearly lacking integrity.

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Fountainhead Detox Patches – ASA breach ruling

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Posted 11 March 2012

A complaint was laid against the website of Fountainhead Detox Patches arguing that the same claims were still being made for this product. The argument was made that the product was the same but the name simply changed. The ASA ruled in favour of the respondent, i.e., Fountainhead.

However, this allows the complainant to lay a complaint with the ASA against the bizarre and nonsense claims being made for these two products,  Chi Detox Patches / Heat Detox Patches .  In  the event that Fountainhead change their website and claims, the original web page can be viewed here.

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Homemark Detox Foot Pads

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Posted 11 August 2010

I have previously posted that Homemark continues to suggest that the FDA has approved these footpads, or that they were tested in an FDA approved laboratory. I have previously posted that the FDA have categorically stated that these claims are false. The ASA has shown my letter to Homemark who have dismissed it, and the ASA, not trusting me, have been trying to get a personal response from the FDA, to no avail they inform me. Out of frustration, I tried the FDA again, and on 10 August 2010, they responded (remember, Homemark have been using these claims for years!)

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Detoxing – or flushing out your wallet?

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By Wendy Knowler January 05 2009 http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=125&art_id=vn20090105072220349C467627

We are gratefull to the author, Wendy Knowler, and Independent Newspapers, for permission to reprint this article here.

'Do you look tired, old and fat?" Well, yes, since you ask. It's early January, and I have to admit I've looked and felt better. And when I opened my TV listings magazine in search of small screen solace, I was confronted by your full-page advert for detox foot pads. That tired, old and fat line really got my attention, thanks to the thick red circle around each of these depressing words. "Just imagine all those toxins, like caffeine, nicotine, alcohol and pollution, inside your body!" the advert reads.

Apparently all I have to do is stick a pad to my feet when I go to bed, and when I wake up it will be black, and that's how I'll know that I've purged those … Read the rest

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