At the beginning of the year when many people start thinking of going on a detox the newspapers were full of articles claiming that British Researchers have found that detox diets are a waste of time and do not get rid of toxins.
The researchers tested their subjects after completing only 7 days on a detox program. Does this seem logical to you? Do you really think that all those toxins that we store in our bodies would be reduced after just 7 days? Of course not.
If our bodies detoxify efficiently why is it that samples of body fat taken from people of all ages and all walks of life have shown that all the people tested had stores of toxic chemicals in greater quantities than ever before? If our bodies were efficient at detoxifying them why do they accumulate?
The good news is that a scientific study on a detox program using Ayurvedic purification methods found that these fat-soluble toxins were reduced by about 50%.
Robert Herron, Ph.D., the lead author of a study published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, says that this is the first published study on humans to demonstrate that a specific detoxification regimen can significantly reduce levels of lipophilic toxicants in the blood that are known to be associated with chronic disorders.
The results of the two-month study showed that PCB and Beta-HCH (dangerous chemicals) levels were reduced by 46 percent and 58 percent respectively. Without this detox program, the expected drop in PCBs and Beta-HCH over two months would be only a fraction of one percent.
The scientists who make these ridiculous adverse claims about detox diets and products are simply not reading the research. The success of the detox program provided for the New York rescue workers poisoned by toxic substances after the 9/11 disaster is but one example of many.
It does not happen overnight though and that is why if you are serious about improving your health you should stay on a good, toxin free, balanced diet and continue with periodic detox program.