I keep hearing about these cleanses – how they’re good for you and how they have helped people with all sorts of issues – from losing weight, to curing cancer!
When I hear “cleanse”, I picture some new-age spa where a woman in a white lab coat leads me into a room decorated with pictures of Buddha. She orders me to undress and put on a hospital robe (you know the kind). Next thing I know I’m laying on my stomach with some guy named Bjorn about to put a double latte frappuccino someplace I don’t care to publish. The other vision I have is of some (already too skinny) celebrity drinking a weird concoction of lemonade made with cayenne pepper …eeww.
You could say my idea of a cleanse is slightly skewed but I did find a great explanation on Wisegeek.com. This is their definition – “A cleanse is a health regimen designed to remove toxins from the body. Some cleanses target the entire body, while other focus on specific organs such as the liver, kidneys, or skin. In most cases, a cleanse requires a temporary radical change of diet, although some cleanses are designed to help people transition to a healthier diet. Many proponents of natural health engage in regular body cleanses to improve their health and treat underlying medical issues. Cleanses are also used as a weight loss tool in some communities, while others engage in body cleanses as a spiritual activity.”
That sounds pretty good but now the question is… Do these cleanses actually work? Do they do what they claim? Follow me on this adventure as I research the different cleanses and their claims. I’m going to pick the one I think is best and try it for myself. Let’s see what the fuss is all about and if these “toxin removers” really work. Stay tuned!