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The Wild & Wacky World of Detoxification – A Survival Guide

•, By Victoria LaFont

I’ve rarely taught a class or had a consultation without discussing the subject of detoxification, or cleansing. Most everyone I know is curious about detoxes, currently on a detox, or preparing for their yearly (or quarterly) cleanse. I hear of people drinking apple juice, lemon juice, or carrot juice. They tell me they take herbs in the morning, herbs in the evening, that they are ingesting large amounts of clay and psyllium husk and fibers of this or that plant. They describe their enemas and the incredible things they “release.” They, excitedly, send me pictures of this ‘release.’ (No joke.)

Typically, I have been a reluctant participant in these discussions. I will hesitantly answer questions, pensively hoping that the subject will change to something like, say, proper digestive function or hormonal health.

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