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Detox Diet Controversy


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Detox Diet Controversy

  1. 1. ==== ====Detox- Getting Rid of the Toxins in Your Body ====Detox or Starvation?The detox diet has come under harsh scrutiny over the past few months. There are ample claimsthat the only weight lost is the water weight form the initial fast and the natural weight loss occursfrom cutting caloric intake. The detox diet is quite restrictive, to the point where some people arecalling it a starvation diet. There have been countless articles written by "experts" that state thatthe detox diet endangers people, stating that it creates yo-yo dieting, an unhealthy relationshipwith food, and even can contribute to the development of an eating disorder.We also know that the vast majority of the "experts" who write these articles are those in thehealth and weight loss industry, such as nutritionists, health program supervisors, weight losscounselors, and lay people with an extreme interest in health and fitness. While I am certainly notsuggesting that anyone is fabricating evidence or creating thought processes that are notaccurate, I am however, indicating that when a person is educated to see things in one specificmanner, it can be very difficult for them to see the same principles in a varying manner. Forexample, if a dietician goes to college and is taught that green beans cause cancer, that dieticianwill graduate believing that green beans cause cancer. If the same dietician returns for occasionalclasses to keep her education current, and over the course of the next ten years, the dietician isonce again taught that green beans cause cancer, then the dietician will continue to believe thisand teach her clients this as well. Fifteen years later someone comes along and points out to thedietician that green beans dont cause cancer, how likely is the dietician to believe that greenbeans dont cause cancer?This phenomenon is not solely related to dieticians and health related fields. This phenomenonactual relates to every field. As a writer I was taught that you never speak in double negatives. Itsa basic principle I apply every day. If someone tried to convince me that the rules had suddenlychanged, right or wrong, it has already been ingrained in me that double negatives areinappropriate and you shouldnt use them. Thus, if I criticize this new theory without completely re-educating myself on the basic rules of English and grammar, then I am relying solely on myprevious knowledge to dispute this issue.So lets break away from conventional dieticians and explore the detox diet with a completelyblank slate. I am not a dietician. I am just a writer is interested to know whether the detox diet is ahealthy form of purification, or if it is a hidden form of starvation that does nothing but allow somewater weight loss and makes you believe you are healthier. I have assembled three people whohave done the detox diet and three who have not. Granted, this is not a huge percentage to pullfrom, but I am not using them as test subjects, only to ask them to verify or deny detox dietstatements that are made from both testimonials from detox dieters and criticism from dieticians.
  2. 2. Fasting and PurityFor centuries people have fasted for purity. If we look back through even ancient texts, we will findthat the fasting was not for spiritual purity alone, but for physical purity as well. Fasting for purityoften left the spiritual seeker feeling initially drained and then once again reenergized within athirty six hour period. The purity that they felt within their spirits was also a purity that they feltthrough their body. This argument can be easily criticized that they felt their bodys purity becauseof their spiritual lifting. All three detox dieters, who were not in search of spiritual enlightenment, allagreed that they felt weak from the initial starvation, but began to feel "clearer," before the end ofthe second day. None of them agreed that they were experiencing starvation. They all felt theirfasting led to at least some form of physical purity.In medical science, there are times when doctors recommend fasting. Not including pre surgicalprocedures, most fasting requirements are for some form of "readying" or purity. Prior to startingdiets that treat illnesses, such as the ketogenic diet, there is a period of fasting requiredbeforehand.Critics of the detox diet claim that the headaches and general all over yucky feeling peopleexperience in the first week of a detox diet is from a lack of food. However, champions of the detoxdiet say that the headaches and the generally "yucky" feeling they get when fasting coincides witha noticeable change in their excretions. My three detox dieters all agreed that when their urine andbowel movements became noticeably more "aromatic" they found themselves with headaches anda feeling of overall fatigue. They did not contribute this feeling to fasting.I did an online search and found eleven dieticians that negated the detox diet. Each one of themclaimed that the headaches were from the fasting, however, each of them offered their ownversion of the detox diet. Interesting. The dieticians versions included what could almost beconsidered fasting. Their idea of not fasting was eating some fruit and yogurt. Most detox diets donot include a total fasting period.The critics of the detox diet are not impressed with the detox diet weight loss. They claim that thedetox diet weight loss comes from the loss of water weight during the fasting period and will beregained quickly when normal eating is resumed. The detox diet weight loss comes from varioussources. If you are doing a complete detoxification, including the colon, all three of my detoxdieters claim that you can see where some of the weight loss comes from as you are flushing itdown the toilet. Two of my detox dieters had to call plumbers from the excessive waste theyproduced. Their detox diet weight loss has remained, and two of them started the detox diet morethan six months prior to this writing. Detox diet weight loss remained in all three of my dietersbecause they make better choices. They resumed normal eating habits, but they did not return toingesting large amounts of junk foods. They claim that the detox diet showed them how importantmaintaining a low toxic level was to their overall health.Just Another Diet Trend?The critics of the detox diet claim that this diet trend, like all those that came before it, is no moreeffective than anything else that has been put out there. Whenever a new diet trend comes along,people rush to participate, and then claim that it doesnt work. Not all diets will work for everyone. Itried the Atkins diet for awhile with little or no results, but a man I knew lost nearly thirty pounds on
  3. 3. it. However Atkins doesnt work very well for people who are not significantly overweight,according to some critics and apparently my body. So, does that mean that the detox diet is morethan just another diet trend, or will it fall to the wayside after a bit like every other diet trend. Of mydetox dieters, 2 out of three say its not a diet trend. It is a method of cleansing the body, whichother diet trends simply dont do. The 3rd dieter says it is a diet trend, but a highly effective diettrend, and if a diet trend is effective then who cares if its a trend? Interesting point.Diet trend and fads usually dont carry much weight behind their claims. They are simply a theoryproduced to suggest that the latest Diet trend is the most effective weight loss plan and everyoneneeds to jump on board before their obesity claims them forever. The detox diet has a differentaim, so I really poked around when trying to determine if this was simply just a diet trend or moreof a health revolution.There is overwhelming evidence that Americans and Canadians are in the poorest health overall,considering the health care we have available. The healthcare we have at our fingertips shouldmake us one of the healthiest nations in the world, but we rank very low on the list. Most doctorsand scientists contribute this to the foods we put into our body and the chemicals we come incontact with when eating, working, and playing. For the health choices that we have available tous, we have one of the highest rates of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and childhood cancerrates in the world. Of course, we also rank ridiculously high on the list for overweight and obesecitizens.The detox diet is concerned with addressing the overall health of Americans, not just theirwaistline. The diet trends that have come along have been concerned with treating the waistlineissues, but not the overall health. So, is the detox diet just another diet trend? By technicaldefinition, a diet trend meaning any new method of eating introduced into society that creates asudden onslaught of followers, well then yes. However, it cant be considered a diet trend by anyother definition. It was simply not developed for the same reasons or the same fashion that diettrends hit the market.Thin people can benefit from the detox diet. Overweight people can benefit from the detox diet.Everyone in between can benefit from the detox diet. The detox diet isnt targeted for weight loss.Thus it is really about a healthier lifestyle. Detox dieting is geared toward permanent health. Aftera significant purge of the bodys chemical and toxic build up, the detox diet is geared to longlasting non-toxic lifestyles rather than diet trends, which tend to be geared toward lifestyles thatmanage weight.Decide for YourselfDiscover for yourself the difference in a good quality detox diet and just another diet trend. Thebest consumer is an informed consumer. Check out detox manual and decide for yourself aboutthe power of a good detox diet. After the research I did for this article, I am definitely stopping atdetox manual and taking my own detox diet trip.Bobby Ryatt, If you enjoyed reading this articles, then go to my website where the detox guide isavailable. You will have all the information on the subject. The facts will open your eyes and
  4. 4. expose some real truths. http://www.detoxmanual.comArticle Source: ====Detox- Getting Rid of the Toxins in Your Body ====