What alternative health

practitioners might not tell you



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"Detox approaches generally focus on but restrict fruit and vegetable intake, prohibit animal protein consumption, and promote the intake of extracts and unorthodox recipes. These approaches are contrary to scientific consensus and medical evidence and are not consistent with the principle that diets should reflect balance, moderation, and variety. The scientific basis for these kinds of stringent diets is lacking, and adherence to these regimens may mask clinical presentation or delay diagnosis of a health-compromising illness." Roger Clemens, Dr.P.H., Director, Analytical Research Professor, Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology, USC School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles, Calif., and Peter Pressman, M.D., Internal Medicine, Geller, Rudnick, Bush and Bamberger, Berverly Hills, Calif., Food Technology (May 2005) [pdf]