Detoxification Diets and Procedures Directory
Detoxification ("detox") diets and procedures allegedly purge the body of chemicals and toxins -- and, for some, are a means to lose weight. Most detox diets promote herbs, pills, potions, colonics, and/or fasts to rid the body of impurities. The diets are very low in calories. Experts say such diets deprive the body of protein and fluids, lead to dehydration, headaches and fatigue, and may lower metabolism. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how detoxification diets and procedures work, the risks and benefits of detoxification diets and procedures, and much more.
Are Fasting Diets Safe and Effective?
Some people use fasting as a way to lose weight or cleanse the body of toxins. Learn how fasting works, including the risks and potential benefits.
Detox Diets: Do They Work? Are They Healthy?
Detoxes are popular, but does your body really need help cleansing itself? Find out how detox diets work and what the science says.
Lose 21 Pounds in 21 Days: The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox
The Martha’s Vineyard Detox Diet promises rapid weight loss: 21 pounds in 21 days. Read our review here.
Natural Colon Cleansing: Is It Necessary?
WebMD looks at colon cleansing, from using supplements to having colon irrigation. Are these products necessary or even beneficial, or is it all a hoax? Get the truth about natural colon cleansing here.
5 Home Remedy No-No's
From ear candling to colon cleansing, here are 5 home remedies that may do more harm than good.
Is Fasting Healthy?
Although fasting has been practiced for thousands of years, it's still a subject of intense medical debate. WebMD consulted experts on weight loss and fasting for answers.
7-Day Menu for Cold and Flu Season
Learn about foods that can help you weather the cold and flu season in best health.
Juicing: How Healthy Is It?
Learn about the risks and benefits of juicing fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet.