Detox Cleanse?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by HappyDude20, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca
    So I've been hearing about cleanses and couldn't help but be a bit intrigued. My aunt is currently on a popular cleanse called the Masters Cleanse, where you jut drink this lemon water (with pepper and maple syrup) for at least ten days. I think she is currently on her third week and has surprisingly lost like ten pounds. I'm happy for her cause she looks better and says she feel great.

    However upon reading about this cleanse online dpijscovered that there is no concrete evidence that this particular cleanse actuLly detoxifies, nor provide long term weight lose results.

    Nevertheless I'm personally interested in ping some sort of detox, for both body and mind.
    a few years ago I remember running only on water for like 3 days but then gAve in to the sweet scent of summer hot dogs. Plus, the water cleanse I was doing provided me with no energy and forced me to go to the bathroom at least once every hour.

    Anywho, figured I'd come here and ask to see what others may have heard regarding cleanses, the master cleanse too, and just over on the subject.

    I think I really do want to do a cleanse, considering I know I eat very healthy.

    Iono. I'm all ears. :confused:;):D:confused:
  2. GyroFX macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2002
    Los Angeles and NorCal
    cleanses are only meant to "cleanse" you, not a reliable form of weight lose. What you lose will most likely gain back after the cleanse. One has to start eating more healthy, exercise, etc to lose weight more effectively. The cleanse probably does a decent job of clearing internal build ups.
  3. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    She consumes nothing but lemon water, pepper and syrup for 3 weeks and you think it's "surprising" that she's lost 10 pounds? :p


    If you already eat healthily, there's absolutely no need to cleanse whatsoever... that's what the kidneys, liver and gastrointestinal tract are for... Oh that and there's absolutely no proof that ANY detox/cleanse actually work of course.
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    There are 2 billion people in this world who go through a similar level of cleansing on a daily basis. They're either barely surviving, or nearly dead, and I guarantee you that none of them chose to cleanse themselves. :rolleyes:

    Apparently, 'common sense' isn't so common, but at least try to think for a second, even if it hurts.

    If this sounds mean, then....well.....that's fine with me. Even based on our reaction, I do hope you get a sense of what most of us think of this incredibly silly idea.
  5. danielcox macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2010
    It's complete bollocks - what exactly do they cleanse us of? Ever noticed they don't say what these toxins are? That's because they're fictional.
  6. El Cabong macrumors 6502a

    Dec 1, 2008
    "Cleansing" is unhealthy at best, and is based on dubious logic that incorporates little of what is actually known about our bodies, relying instead on people's flawed intuition (aka "common sense") about what happens to what we consume.

    On that note, I think that if the swindlers who market these cleansing products/diets could legally sell a Dysentery Cleanse, they would.

    The Dual Action Cleanse people came pretty close:
  7. mariahrg macrumors member


    Nov 30, 2004
    Paso Robles Ca
  8. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
  9. senseless macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2008
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Ever since Terry Shiavo, I think twice about extreme diets.
  10. .Andy macrumors 68030


    Jul 18, 2004
    The Mergui Archipelago
    Your body does the best job of clearing "internal build ups". You don't need to buy a product to do this. It doesn't need doing.
  11. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    You will never find any reputable scientific evidence that "cleansing" does anything other than make you take a dump.

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