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Is A Juice Detox Safe
Depends...: Dr. Cole raises an important point. If you are using juicing in addition to a regular healthy diet to detox, then it is safe longterm. If you are doing a juice detox fast, then it can be problematic. The liver needs a tremendous amount of energy to work efficiently. Fasting longer than 24 hours can influence the metabolism of the liver. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How much and: for what medicinal purposes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Prune juice: Regularity naturally involves doing what works for you. Lots of fresh leafy vegetables, and fruits with skins on (apple a day) and dried fruits like prunes and apricots work quite well. Increasing fiber (metamucil is one product). Many use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as gentle and reliable. Prune juice alone can wortk for some. Cruciferous veggies (cauliflower broccoli, cabbage) may be gassy. Daily use safe. ...Read more
Likely just laxative: Most of these teas contain senna (cascara), which is a natural stimulant laxative. It is fine to use once in a while for occasional constipation, but chronic use can cause your colon to become dependent on the chemical to move at all. There really isn't anything in there "cleansing" your colon. Just making you have a bowel movement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No it is not a detox.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will Yogi Detox tea harm me, or possibly cleanse me a little bit? Are there any health benefits to Herbal detox tea or is it dangerous or a waste?
Waste of time: There is no clinical evidence that "cleansing" has any medical benefit. Although, generally not harmful, herbal medicines can contain high levels of dangerous materials or adversely contain almost nothing at all. The thought of cleansing comes from the notion that stool is dirty. However, your colon doesn't absorb anything but water and "toxins" cannot be absorbed. Short answer: A waste of time. ...Read more
Sweetener: It is RELATIVELY safeGet a more detailed answer ›
From web Md: Bugleweed is a plant. People use the parts that grow above the ground for medicine. Bugleweed is used to lower high levels of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). It is also used to treat premenstrual syndrome; breast pain; nervousness; trouble sleeping (insomnia); and bleeding, especially nosebleeds and heavy bleeding during menstruation. How does it work? Bugleweed might reduce the body's prod. ...Read more
Before embarking on a diet, is it a good idea to detox? How do I detox? I've heard the 3 day maple syrup diet is a good detox. Thoughts? Thanks.
Detox?: I know of no physician recommending anything that would be defined as a detox when starting a diet. And surely no one would recommend anything highly concentrated with sugar as a tool to lose weight. The concept if detox is not medical or scientifically based when starting to diet. ...Read more
Senna: Cassia angustifolia is basically senna. It's a laxative. It's fine to use after a miscarriage but be sure to be drinking plenty of water and eating a normal diet. Use during pregnancy hasn't been well studied so caution is advised if pregnancy is suspect. But with miscarriage, dehydration would be the main concern. Feel free to ask additional questions. Dr. C. ...Read more