Do You Wonder: Are Cleansing Diets Safe?
This M-LIVE story was in our local paper about cleansing diets and begins this way, “Some might say Dale Tamminga takes spring cleaning to the extreme. He doesn't just clean out his closet and call it good. He's a firm believer in cleaning out his “pipes,” too. Yes, those pipes.” It goes on to tell how Beyonce Knowles used the Master Cleanse to lose a quick 20 pounds in 2006 for her role in “Dreamgirls.”
A good friend of mine actually did the “Master Cleanse” recently to clear the toxins from her body, to lose weight, and to generally get cleaned out, and she's a believer now, too. Except I just called her to ask about the weight loss and she said she lost 10# doing it, but has gained 15# back since! So she doesn't necessarily recommend it for long-term weight loss, but she does think it's a great way to clear the toxins from your body.
If you are thinking about trying it, be sure to do your research beforehand, as I'm sure there are right ways and wrong ways to go about it; obviously, you'll need to be careful with something like this. (See the comment section below!)
Personally, I haven't had the pleasure yet, but I'm not against it in the future if there is some good reason for it. However, I happen to believe that unless something gets really out of balance, God made our bodies in a way that they clear out the toxins naturally, and most people don't need to go this route. But if for some reason it becomes necessary, it's nice to know that many others have done it successfully and can let you know what to expect…which doesn't sound all that fun!
If you've tried it, leave a comment below and let us know what you think…don't worry, you can do it anonymously if you want to! 🙂
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