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Is fasting a safe way to clean out ones system?

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3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Intentionally or artificially "cleaning out one's system" isn't something that is medically recommended or necessary with the exception of bowel preps prior to medical procedures.
Otherwise, the system takes care of itself and does not need clean-outs as bathroom plumbing could use. Fasting is not considered nutritionally sound either (unless prepping for lab tests or surgery).

In brief: No

Intentionally or artificially "cleaning out one's system" isn't something that is medically recommended or necessary with the exception of bowel preps prior to medical procedures.
Otherwise, the system takes care of itself and does not need clean-outs as bathroom plumbing could use. Fasting is not considered nutritionally sound either (unless prepping for lab tests or surgery).
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not at all

It causes shock to one's body and should not be used for "cleaning" purposes.
I recommend you invest more time ; effort in researching healthy food and lifestyle routine.

In brief: Not at all

It causes shock to one's body and should not be used for "cleaning" purposes.
I recommend you invest more time ; effort in researching healthy food and lifestyle routine.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: One of Many

This may be one of the many ways to clean out the systems but sometime it causes some reflux symptoms.
There are so many other ways to do better. You can eat healthy fruits, food or do exercise. Also, if you smoke or drink, quitting those may help as well.

In brief: One of Many

This may be one of the many ways to clean out the systems but sometime it causes some reflux symptoms.
There are so many other ways to do better. You can eat healthy fruits, food or do exercise. Also, if you smoke or drink, quitting those may help as well.
Dr. Keshab Paudel
Dr. Keshab Paudel
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