January, 2010 Issue

Deconstructing Detox Treatments: Myth or Health Restorative?

"Snake oil," declares Robin Bernhoft, M.D., incoming president for the American Academy of Environmental Physicians, when asked what he thinks about over-the-counter diet detox kits. Since Dr. Bernhoft offers detoxification treatments in his southern California clinic, his disapproval might seem out of place. But the medical detox his clinic offers is different from what consumers get from a detox kit purchased at a health food store. This is the confusing landscape of the detox diet world, which ranges from books and kits to clinic regimes and protocols.

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