What should a detoxification program do?
Organs which detoxify – such as the liver, kidneys and intestines – excrete waste and toxins on a daily basis. This means that when our bodies are healthy, they generally do not need additional detoxification.
However, those following a detox program, during which they only consume very little solid food – or none at all – hope to stimulate the following processes.
- • By fasting, toxins stored in fatty tissue are removed from the cells and are then excreted through the liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs and skin.
- • We relieve the burden on our intestines and help clean them.
- • Reducing the water content in connective tissue can help improve the overall appearance of our skin, particularly changes, such as cellulite.
However, there is no scientific proof to support the efficacy of these processes.