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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-24-06 04:33 PM
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44. We are mostly in agreement, then
Edited on Wed May-24-06 04:34 PM by TechBear_Seattle
The research that has been done indicates that the sense of wellness that comes from staying on a "detox" diet comes mostly from eating quality food and avoiding the crap that makes up so much of the typical American diet. And you are right: a healthy diet is a healthy diet. Any reduction in toxins are the result of not consuming the toxins in the first place, and not the result of the food removing toxins.

I agree that people who are affected by toxins right now should do what they can; I disagree that going on a "detox" diet will do any good. Either you eat healthy or you do not; a special diet that you stick with for only a few days or a few weeks will have no long term impact if you return to eating crap afterwards. As I see it, people who peddle "detox" diets and regimens are little different than the shysters who peddle sawdust and ground-up bones as "the miracle cure for cancer that Big Medicine is conspiring to keep from you."
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  -We're walking, talking toxic waste dumps TechBear_Seattle  May-24-06 10:07 AM   #0 
  - Other products to avoid?  Viva_La_Revolution   May-24-06 10:32 AM   #1 
  - Use cotton/canvas shower curtains.  kerouac   May-24-06 12:46 PM   #19 
  - extremely important - thanks for posting  donsu   May-24-06 10:32 AM   #2 
  - yes, they can, before pregnancy ..... using a chelating substance..  Danieljay   May-24-06 10:36 AM   #5 
  - yep. My gf and I offer Detoxification workshops here in Portland..  Danieljay   May-24-06 10:33 AM   #3 
  - With all due respect  TechBear_Seattle   May-24-06 10:52 AM   #7 
  - You're funny.  Dora   May-24-06 11:50 AM   #9 
  - Who says that's insincere?  Teaser   May-24-06 11:55 AM   #12 
  - "with all due respect" is ALWAYS followed up with an insult,  The_Casual_Observer   May-24-06 11:56 AM   #13 
  - With all due respect, that phrase is always followed up with..  lumberjack_jeff   May-24-06 03:28 PM   #38 
  - I use that to mean...  TechBear_Seattle   May-24-06 12:29 PM   #16 
  - "new age hooey"  Bornaginhooligan   May-24-06 02:37 PM   #32 
  - Please cut out the science.  Teaser   May-24-06 11:54 AM   #11 
  - There are diets for lead poisoning, to help the body get rid of it  noonwitch   May-24-06 12:10 PM   #15 
  - Do such diets reduce mercury? PCBs? Pesticides? Phthalates?  TechBear_Seattle   May-24-06 01:21 PM   #25 
  - ahhh, then screw it. Your right. No evidence. Nothing works and  Danieljay   May-24-06 01:29 PM   #26 
  - well hey  chopper   May-24-06 02:34 PM   #30 
  - Good call.  Dora   May-24-06 02:48 PM   #33 
  - There have been a great many more quacks who did only harm  TechBear_Seattle   May-24-06 03:15 PM   #35 
  - I never claimed that the diet did get any of that other stuff out  noonwitch   May-24-06 03:35 PM   #40 
  - We are mostly in agreement, then  TechBear_Seattle   May-24-06 04:33 PM   #44 
     - doesn't remove toxins. Good nutrition supports the body  Danieljay   May-24-06 04:50 PM   #48 
  - yes, organic raw food diets can reduce exposure to all of those things...  Danieljay   May-24-06 04:38 PM   #46 
  - Thanks for pointing that out...  susanna   May-29-06 12:50 AM   #76 
  - People do not store 92# of feces in their colon, by the way  uppityperson   May-24-06 12:49 PM   #20 
  - With all due respect to your belief in the system  arikara   May-24-06 01:14 PM   #21 
  - Thank you! And congrats to you and your husband!  Danieljay   May-24-06 01:21 PM   #24 
  - asdf  chopper   May-24-06 03:03 PM   #34 
     - You might be surprised...  Danieljay   May-24-06 03:18 PM   #36 
        - honey..  chopper   May-24-06 05:46 PM   #57 
           - I haven't seen anyone here recommending chelation for any thing other  Danieljay   May-24-06 08:07 PM   #61 
  - New Aged Hooey? Removing mercury requires more than the detox  Danieljay   May-24-06 01:17 PM   #23 
     - You & your girlfriend are doing Good Work-Kudos to both of you!  TheGoldenRule   May-24-06 04:53 PM   #50 
        - Right on!  BREMPRO   May-24-06 11:30 PM   #64 
           - Don't you find it amazing how optimal nutrition, enhanced elimination..  Danieljay   May-25-06 03:38 PM   #68 
              - Yes, amazing.  BREMPRO   May-25-06 06:56 PM   #71 
  - I've been through 30 (3 hour) sessions of chelation therapy  happydreams   May-24-06 03:31 PM   #39 
  - thats wonderful news & i respect your choice very much  faithnotgreed   May-24-06 04:39 PM   #47 
     - It doesn't do to be so open minded that your brain falls out  TechBear_Seattle   May-24-06 10:15 PM   #62 
        - i dont get what youre trying to say  faithnotgreed   May-24-06 11:23 PM   #63 
  - Could you offer a class via telephone conference call?  emlev   May-25-06 01:25 AM   #65 
  - hey- trying to post those "liberal" ideas around here?-with all due respek  CHICKEN CAPITOL USA   May-26-06 12:19 PM   #75 
     - amazing  northzax   May-29-06 08:23 AM   #77 
  - Quite an accomplishment  ramapo   May-24-06 10:33 AM   #4 
  - words or phrases that will be relegated to the dustbin of history:  UpInArms   May-24-06 10:38 AM   #6 
  - add fresh air and clean drinking water  BareNakedLiberal   May-24-06 12:38 PM   #17 
     - adding to the list  UpInArms   May-24-06 01:53 PM   #27 
  - Try buying toys for a baby that aren't full of garbage!  AllyCat   May-24-06 10:54 AM   #8 
  - I'm with ya...check out this site  kerouac   May-24-06 12:41 PM   #18 
  - We did the same thing.  Dora   May-24-06 01:16 PM   #22 
  - That's a good analogy  AllyCat   May-24-06 02:19 PM   #29 
  - Which site? Is there a link you had?  AllyCat   May-24-06 02:17 PM   #28 
     - Here's the links again.  kerouac   May-24-06 03:21 PM   #37 
        - Which plants did you find?  AllyCat   May-24-06 04:18 PM   #42 
  - Introduce your neighbor to corn gluten meal.  Dora   May-24-06 02:36 PM   #31 
  - That's very interesting, where do you find corn gluten meal?  catzies   May-24-06 05:08 PM   #53 
  - CGM: Corn Gluten Meal sources.  Dora   May-25-06 09:30 AM   #67 
     - Thanks for the info n/t  catzies   May-26-06 10:36 AM   #73 
  - self-delete  Dora   May-25-06 09:27 AM   #66 
  - And dandelions are good to eat - if they're not sprayed!  colorado_ufo   May-24-06 07:59 PM   #60 
  - Good. I expect my superpowers any day now  Teaser   May-24-06 11:51 AM   #10 
  - Take away my coffee and cigs...  Baclava   May-24-06 12:02 PM   #14 
  - Scary, and tragic  AnOhioan   May-24-06 03:46 PM   #41 
  - I remember reading back in the early to mid 80s...  TechBear_Seattle   May-24-06 04:19 PM   #43 
  - I couldn't agree more  1956   May-24-06 04:38 PM   #45 
  - BS conspiracy theories  TechBear_Seattle   May-24-06 06:50 PM   #58 
     - oh for effs sake, your mind a little.  Danieljay   May-25-06 04:14 PM   #69 
        - I am an atheist because I demand proof  TechBear_Seattle   May-25-06 08:51 PM   #72 
           - You know, he has NEVER ONCE said  FlaGranny   May-29-06 09:54 AM   #78 
  - well said - welcome to du  faithnotgreed   May-24-06 04:57 PM   #51 
  - i know i am - one biological doctor said i was a "cauldron of junk"  faithnotgreed   May-24-06 04:53 PM   #49 
  - This was interesting:  Le Taz Hot   May-24-06 05:00 PM   #52 
  - Seems odd not to mention  LeftyMom   May-24-06 05:16 PM   #54 
  - That would work with some things, but not for most  TechBear_Seattle   May-24-06 07:28 PM   #59 
  - This guy on TV this morning was talking about having patients who...  JVS   May-24-06 05:18 PM   #55 
  - Say this three times  DUHandle   May-24-06 05:40 PM   #56 
  - We are our environment.  Rex   May-25-06 04:22 PM   #70 
  - I was VERY sick 16 years ago...  Rainscents   May-26-06 11:50 AM   #74 
  - ttt !!  Blue_Tires   May-29-06 09:56 AM   #79 
  - Big kick to a most important thread.  Octafish   May-29-06 11:13 PM   #80 
  - Sauna & epson salt detox baths help  womanofthehills   May-29-06 11:51 PM   #81 

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