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Do detox diets work?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
It takes a lot longer than a week for the liver to remold itself and recover from chronic injury, and studies repeatedly fail to show a benefit from short term "detox" diets.

The way that they can be beneficial? They re-boot your taste buds and cleanse your intestines so you can return to food free of allergies and with a heightened appreciation of the simple and beautiful real foods.

Processed foods wreak havoc on the liver, which has no way to understand how to metabolize them-except to treat them like toxins themselves.

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