Cleanses & Detox Diets—Are They Safe? (Page 3)

Unnecessary Detox

Our body is equipped with its own lines of defense against toxins. Our gut, kidneys and liver work together to filter out what our bodies don’t need. It’s a fine-tuned system and unless it’s broken, as in kidney or liver disease, it works pretty well. People with good overall health don’t need to "cleanse"—their body is already on the job.

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