Gulping pints of maple syrup mixed with chilli peppers, having enemas, being sucked by leeches or getting wrapped in cling film until your body overheats...
All of these so called ‘detoxes’ are undertaken every year by millions of women in the pursuit of good health and beauty. The
treatments promise to cure a range of vague ailments, such as
tiredness, headaches, bloating, back pain and skin problems, by
cleansing your body’s blood and organs of a welter of accumulated
Now a leading British expert has
issued a festive warning for anyone hoping to purge themselves of
so-called toxins after an indulgent Christmas break: detoxing simply
does not work, says David Bender, a professor of nutritional
biochemistry at University College London. At best, it is pointless — and at worst, highly dangerous.
professor also points out, in this month’s edition of the British
Society of Biology’s journal, The Biologist, that we have an excellent
system for getting rid of potentially harmful substances — it is called
the human body.
Source - Daily Mail