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The Consistency Project
The Consistency Project
on Detox Diets: Hype, Harm, and Healthy Alternatives
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The Consistency Project
The Consistency Project
on Detox Diets: Hype, Harm, and Healthy Alternatives
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In this episode, we delve into the world of detox diets and explore why they are so popular, as well as why we should steer clear of them. We discuss the misconceptions surrounding detoxing and debunk some of the common claims made by the wellness industry.

Topics include:
• The red flags to look out for when it comes to detox diets
• The truth about toxins and how our bodies naturally detoxify
• The potential risks and harm associated with detox products and tests
• The importance of understanding the specifics of chemical exposure and toxicity
• Practical ways to support your body’s natural detoxification processes


Referenced Articles
American College of Medical Toxicology. Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.
Klein and Kat, 2015. Detox diets review paper.
O’Brien et al., 2021. Vulnerability to pseudoscience.
Saper et al., 2008. Lead, mercury, and arsenic contamination in Ayurvedic medicines.
Schwalfenberg at al., 2018. Heavy metal contamination of prenatal vitamins.
Soliman et al., 2018. Case report of hyponatremia from drinking too much detox tea.
Tiller et al., 2023. Baseless claims and pseudoscience in health and wellness.

Referenced Podcasts
Podcasts on food sensitivity tests, gut health tests, DNA based diet tests, continuous glucose monitors, Lumen device (and hacking your metabolism), hormone imbalances, fasting, supplements (here and here), and additives.

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