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what are you thoughts on doing the master cleanse? #nqlu it sounds like you're basicially starving yourself. how many calories does one consume on this diet and are the nutrients sufficient?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hello. : Hello. I don't know the calorie count, but i just reviewed the basics in order to answer your question. I think that there are much healthier ways to lose weight and to detoxify. Detoxification that is too rapid without appropriate supplementation can lead to release of significant amounts of stored toxins into the blood stream. Free radicals are let loose and can cause significant damage. I belief that a juicing diet with appropriate combinations of fresh, organic vegetables and fruit combined with proper supplementation would be a much healthier approach.

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