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(dē-tŏks′) Informal
v. de·toxed, de·toxing, de·toxes
To subject (someone or something) to detoxification; detoxify: was taken to the hospital to be detoxed; detoxed their apartment.
To undergo detoxification: checked in to the clinic to detox.
n. (dē′tŏks′)
1. A facility or a section of a hospital or clinic in which people undergo detoxification from alcohol or drugs.
2. A course of treatment involving alcohol or drug detoxification.
3. A short-term health regimen involving procedures thought to remove toxins from the body, such as drinking large amounts of liquid, eating a restricted diet or fasting, taking nutritional supplements, and undergoing enemas.


Colloquial term for detoxification.

Patient discussion about detox

Q. What is Detox diet and is it healthy? Where it’s unhealthy?

A. It’s a diet plan to reduce the intake of toxins in the body, which you take from pollution and foods. Here you intake only natural foods like fruits or vegetables. Some even prefers taking water. It helps to detox i.e. remove the toxicity, which helps in the treatment of headaches, bloating, fatigue, lower immune system. As this does not provide all the nutrients to the body so it shall not be continued for long, like more than 3-4 days. On the other hand, pregnant women, children and diabetics shall not go for detox diet. Anyone else on strict diet shall avoid it.

Q. Can anyone give some important information on detox diet? Hi everyone. I am 25 years old and my weight is 74. I know I am overweight and to reduce this I have tried many diets. None of them satisfied me. As I am having some skin problems, so my friend suggested me to have detox diet. He says this will help in making skin glow and will help in weight reduction. I am getting interested in detox diet and soon I will start on it. I was here to get some information. Can anyone give some important information on detox diet?

A. I think it’s good for skin if your skin lacks nutrition and the glow it must exhibit. But if any infection is their then it will not cure it. As the detox diet is a simple diet with juice and fruits. It helps in weight reduction but will also not give you complete diet which is required by an adult of your age. Please do not replace your diet with detox diet. It will make you short of essential nutrition.

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This was only some soak bath powder, whose ingredients, as practically 100% of all detoxing substances were nontoxic, per se, to my eye and general energetic testing.
Detoxing can be for anyone who wants to kickstart weight loss or simply feel healthier, Detox Delight's Nicole Junghanel told me.
This year Santa''s sack was stuffed with blenders, DIY juicing machines and food processors as the trend for detoxing takes off, and eating and drinking yourself to good health has become a culinary phenomenon.
The Massachusetts-based organization, Natural Standard, which analyzes and validates scientific data on integrative medicine, states that there is insufficient evidence to support most of the claims made in favor of detoxing. The organization has found no studies to support the validity of detox procedures, nor proof that toxins stored in organs and fatty tissue can be released simply by altering one's diet.
Includes Courage Bach Flower Essence, Dandelion and Red Clover Tea, Dandelion and Burdock Formula, Detox Toning Oil as well as a detoxing advice leaflet to guide you through.
By detoxing your mind when detoxing your body you can free yourself from toxic emotions such as anger, sadness, fear, guilt and grief.
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Detoxing has also become a popular New Year habit, helped along in recent years by the queen of the detox Carol Vorderman and her many diets and nutrition plans.
"He needed more time to readjust as that's the key to successful detoxing but whenever there is a reaction like the one he had it would be good if he was kinder to his liver and not drink much in future."
If you lose weight drinking juice, it's because you're consuming far fewer calories than you need, not because of some magic "detoxing" effect.
Detoxing restarts the body by expelling the chemicals and toxins that we are exposed to every day.
I've been saying for decades that detox diets, detox products and detoxing in general are rubbish.