But even though actual doctors and scientists across the world have debunked detoxing, explaining how it’s useless at best and dangerous at worst, people still think they can somehow trick or manhandle their bodies into doing the impossible through silly juice fasts, nonsense supplements or bogus pads, poultices or patches.
As you know, so called “cleanses” are all the rage. We all know someone who’s survived on nothing but cabbage broth for a month or who's only allowed kale and celery juice until their “energy levels pick up”. According to Dame Magazine, this craze began in the 1940s when alternative medicine guru, Stanley Burroughs launched The Master Cleanse which consists of drinking only water, maple syrup, lemon and cayenne pepper for 7 to 10 days. This and other juice only diets are supposed to rid the body of toxins and cleanse the system.