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How is detoxification related to fasting?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Some individuals use fasting as a means of detoxification, although this practice is still under scrutiny in medical fields. When you fast, your body begins to consume the glycogen from your muscles and fat stores. In the process, it cleanses the toxins from your muscles, skin, and various other parts of your body. Once your body is cleansed of toxins, you are ready to go back to a regular diet.

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