Detox Tea..good or bad?

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I’m seeing celebrity advertisements all over the place for different detox teas….so what’s all the hype about? Obviously it intrigued me enough to do some research and I found that Detox herbal teas have been in use for centuries…..and here I thought it was the “new thing to try”. During my research, I read that when you are undergoing a detoxification program, your body is ridding itself of the built up toxins we’ve accumulated through diet or your environment (perfect after indulging in that yummy Thanksgiving dinner). These toxins are most commonly found in the liver and kidneys and after just passing my very first kidney stone (p.s. if child-birth is anything like that pain, I will most definitely be getting an epidural!), I thought to myself, GET THOSE TOXINS OUT!!! I never want to experience that pain ever again!  After doing a quick Amazon search on detox teas, I was definitely overwhelmed by all the options. I spent about 3…

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4 thoughts on “Detox Tea..good or bad?

  1. amberskyef says:

    I have like such a huge pet peeve with the detox craze because there is no scientific backing behind it. The kidneys, liver, and lymphatic system already “detox” for us. And if we had toxins built up in us that we needed to get rid of ourselves, we would be dead.

    Don’t fall for the hype. It’ll just steal your money.

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    • Good points!! I ride the fence regarding a lot of info. Thanks for sharing.

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      • amberskyef says:

        I stay away from a lot of popular diet advice. In fact, I was in my bookstore looking for a book on nutrition to further my education, but to my dismay there wasn’t a single one that wasn’t touting a diet or some quack doctor’s dieting system. If you’re skeptical about something, always do further research from scientists with some serious backing credentials. Never retreat to popular fitness or diet magazines.

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      • It’s funny how, when you follow the money trail, how facts are changed, I’ve read a couple of books but try to back my research up with the national institute of health.

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