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 the top ten signs that you may be getting scammed, or risking your health, with a detox.

  1. Watch for the word “homeopathic”
  2. The detox claims to treat or remove Candida
  3. Intravenous vitamin infusions
  4. It’s coffee, but not the kind you drink – A coffee enema
  5. It contains activated charcoal
  6. The detox is promoted by a naturopath
  7. Alkali Anything
  8. “Recommended by Goop”
  9. The detox doesn’t name the specific toxins that are removed
  10. The detox is said to clean your organs

Read the full article at Science Based Medicine

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