Our expert says:
Detox diets are risky at the best of times and esp if someone suffers from liver problems or disease. Last year the media splashed the news that detox diets were harmful and even deadly over all the newspapers and magazines. This was based on the reports of deaths caused by electrolyte imbalances that patients had suffered during detoxing. Click on 'DietnFood' at the top of this page and search for the article "DETOX DIETS - DO THEY WORK OR ARE THEY HARMFUL?" which I wrote to warn Readers against these practices.
A well balanced, low-fat, alcohol-free diet which contains plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, wholegrains and legumes, plus 2,5 litres or liquid a day, should be more than adequate to give an adult's liver a rest and recharge. Products such as Essentiale or Pro-Hep, which contain glucuronic acid and B vitamins can be used as a tonic to improve liver function.
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