The main principle of detoxes stem exactly from the same flaw, as toward all chronic diseases, as I have emphasized in Lyme Disease and Petri Dish Mentality and other FCT media, petri-dish mentality, itself.
Concerning cellular matrix, mitochondria, liposomes, or bad detoxifying gene and detox stages, how does one know exactly, or by what reliable tests, where these detoxes or 'healing nutrients' exactly go?
How Can We Avoid this Detox-Retox Gamble and, Perhaps, Put Some of the Existing Detoxes to a Better and Safer Use?
In this regard, detoxes involve pharmacologic intervention along with psychological support.
Since detoxes typically involve diet modification and often calorie restriction, weight loss is a typical result.
In addition, there is little research establishing safety, efficacy, indications, and contraindications for detoxes. This article reports on three pilot studies of detoxes: (1) a survey of naturopathic medical student detox experiences; (2) a symptom survey of people currently undergoing a detox; and (3) a phone survey of general public who have used detox.
From this literature, a 60-question survey was developed to obtain a broad overview of the perceptions and experiences with detoxes. Following IRB approval, the survey was administered to naturopathic medical students at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM).
For example, types of detoxes were organized to fit in the categories of Kit/Supplement, Juice/Tea, Fast, Dietary changes, and Other.
The first pilot study collected people's experience with detoxes. Students at NCNM provided a convenient population who had completed a large number of detoxes, making data readily available.
Table 1: Characteristics of Respondent of NCNM Survey Survey Response N=390% Female 76 Age 21-29 51 Age 30+ 44 Ethnicity Caucasian 83 Hispanic/Latin 3 African American 1 Other 11 Vegetarians 15 Consume > 5 servings/day of fruits and vegetables 35 Consume Alcohol 60 Nonsmokers 82 Overweight 15 Survey questions covered knowledge and use of detoxes. Many students had completed more than one detox.
Several types of detoxes were used frequently among NCNM students.
Figure 1: Data for the various types of detoxes are expressed in percentage of respondents out of 390.