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.
Natural Colon Cleansing & Detox: 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.
Master Cleanse (Lemonade) Diet Review, Ingredients, Effectiveness
Does the Master Cleanse (Lemonade) Diet really detoxify your body? This review discusses the claims, ingredients, and truth about the diet.
The Fast Diet Review: What to Expect
The Fast Diet lets you eat as you like 5 days a week, and then you fast for the other 2 days. Does it work? And is it safe?
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.
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.
5 Home Remedy No-No's
From ear candling to colon cleansing, here are 5 home remedies that may do more harm than good.
Colon Cleansers: Are They Safe?
Experts discuss whether colon cleansers are safe and effective.
Juicing: How Healthy Is It?
Learn about the risks and benefits of juicing fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet.