detox

Wellness Lies

Celery Juice Is a Waste of Perfectly Good Produce

You could pulverize some celery because people on Instagram are doing it to "detox," or you could just eat the real stuff.
Kasandra Brabaw
2.12.19
Wellness Lies

The Infrared Sauna Is Not a Weight Loss Tool

The spas that market them that way are getting a little too bold.
Kimberly Truong
1.10.19
You're Smarter Than That

There's No Such Thing as 'Sweating Out Toxins'

"Doesn’t smelly sweat mean something evil is leaving my body?"
Tracey Duncan
1.3.19
Unites States of Addiction

What It's Like to Detox in Jail

The small, communal toilet was in the corner of the pod, enclosed by a short stall that did nothing to keep the smell of diarrhea, vomit, and blood from overtaking the unit.
Elizabeth Brico
11.20.18
You're Smarter Than That

Wellness Trends Represent an Erosion of Critical Thinking

Tim Caulfield explores our attraction to detoxes and other alternative health practices in ‘A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.’
Shayla Love
10.1.18
Fighting Words

Celebrities Need to Stop Endorsing Detox Teas

Cardi B is the last person I'd expect to go full Kim Kardashian on me with this weight-loss product endorsement.
Rajul Punjabi
8.1.18
You're Smarter Than That

How Much Water Should I Drink?

What experts think about the ‘8 glasses a day' rule.
Karin Klein
5.22.18
You're Smarter Than That

Most Claims About Activated Charcoal Are Lies

There’s probably not enough of it to help your body “detox.”
Markham Heid
4.25.18
Eating Disorders

Let’s Call ‘Detox Teas’ What They Really Are: Laxatives

“Those diet teas are a travesty."
Christine Ro
3.11.18
Drugs

People Are Taking a Date Rape Drug Recreationally and Getting Addicted

There's no hangover with GHB, so things go off the rails fast.
Philippus Zandstra
2.8.18
united states of addiction

People Are Sticking Needles in Their Ears to Treat Addiction

Acudetox is finding its place in a small but growing number of addiction treatment centers around the country.
Meryl Davids Landau
1.29.18
Fighting Words

Cleanses are Bad for Your Mind, Too

No, you're not going to "detox your way to happiness."
Misha Gajewski
1.10.18
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