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Fasting..

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traineo Fanatic
Posts: 112
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Dec 11, 2006
Posted: May 13, 2008
Juice fasting... anywhere from 3 to 40 days.. cleansing/detoxing.. any of you have opinions on it?
traineo Regular
Posts: 65
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Feb 28, 2008
Posted: May 13, 2008
There's no scientific basis to any "detoxing" claims made by proponents of fasting or juice fasting.



Google the terms "detox" and "myth" and you'll find a lot of articles by doctors and scientists that explain that the human body with a healthy diet, and plenty of water and sleep is better than a fast at filtering toxins.



Here are a couple examples:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/befit/story/0,,1379231,0 0.html

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article78 4402.ece
traineo Fanatic
Posts: 225
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Jul 17, 2007
Posted: May 13, 2008
I'm thinking your muscles would be breaking down without any source of protein.
traineo Fanatic
Posts: 112
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Dec 11, 2006
Posted: May 13, 2008
I would think so too. kudos for thoughts n links
traineo Guru
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Dec 9, 2006
Posted: May 14, 2008
i asked my dr about doing this and he said there is no need to do it b/c your body cleanses itself naturally.
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