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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 detox scam

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Posted 05 January 2017

An excellent article published on Science Based Medicine explaining why ‘detoxing’ is a scam.

It seems about once a year we remind our readers that detox is a scam. The basic idea is that modern life results in the accumulation of “toxins” in your body, and every now and then you should have a tune up by flushing those toxins out. The specific toxins are never mentioned. There is also no basic science reason or clinical evidence to support the notion that the methods recommended actually remove any specific toxins from the body.

The term “detox,” however, has been hijacked for clever marketing of worthless products and treatments. Like much of what happens under the umbrella of so-called alternative medicine, a successful marketing slogan is more important than science or evidence. “Detox” is now frequently attached to many dubious treatments as a handwaving explanation for

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Why that detox just won’t work

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Posted 14 January 2016

This excellent article was published in The Conversation. Written by , it shows exactly why and how we know that ‘detox’ products are scams.

Will this article influence you, or will you continue to fall for the nonsense claims of scams, e.g., Homemark Detox Footpads, Herbex Detox tea, etc.?

The crux of the story is that the human body is a comprehensive, self-mending, self-detoxing apparatus. It will perform its detoxification tasks regardless of whether you’re undertaking a rigid detox cure, or a gourmet food and wine tasting marathon. But providing the right ingredients for optimal function daily, rather than opting for a quick-fix detox, is the key.

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The one thing you need to know before you detox

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Posted 05 January 2016

Homemark, Herbex and others regularly promote detox products, whether a juice bar, detox foot pads or detox tea, and particularly at the beginning of each year. What does Science-based Medicine have to say about “detox”, considering that the physiology of detoxification has been well studied?

A few selected extracts from this excellent article written by Scott Gavura:

“With 2016 upon us, it’s finally time get serious about your health. You’re resolving to eat better and exercise more. But first, you need to reset your body – and purge yourself of all of your lifestyle and dietary overindulgences. But how? The options seem limitless, and everyone has advice: There’s Dr. Oz, Gwyneth, and even your favourite Kardashian has advice: They’re all telling you how it’s essential to “detox”, “cleanse” and “flush” away all of your toxins”.

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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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