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.
What Is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest whole-body healing systems. But does it work? WebMD examines the potential benefits and risks of this alternative medical treatment.
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.
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.
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.
Finding Joy: A Mind-Body-Spirit Guide
Treating depression with a combination of Western and Eastern medicine.
Detox Diets: Juice Up Your Health?
The very veggies we eat, the air we breathe, even our drinking water is full of toxins. So ridding the body of toxins is surely a good thing, right? Not all agree.
Detox Diets: Cleansing the Body
Fasting may benefit the soul, but is it good for your body?
Colon Cleansers: Are They Safe?
Experts discuss whether colon cleansers are safe and effective.