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DrG on Detox and Colon Cleanse Diets

As usual, this time of year brings heavy marketing on detox and colon cleanse diets.  Many celebrities offer advice and push benefits to their personal “detox diets.”  Many popular diets tout health and weight loss benefits. Well respected medical experts and specialists try to debunk cleansing protocols but they do so based on theory and not real experience.  Colon cleansing and detox diets never fail to stir debate between those who practice Western allopathic medicine and those who practice “alternative” medicine. Just as is true with any issue, there are two sides to this argument. One of the reasons for persistent controversy is that researchers have devoted little study to this subject. Most practitioners advise only on practical experience and theory.

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