Pseudoscience Dictionary: Detoxification

Detoxification - Pseudoscience Dictionary - Debunk - Alt Health - Fake

Pseudoscience: Consists of statements, beliefs, or practices that are claimed to be both scientific and factual but are incompatible with the scientific method (unproven, not testable, or opposed to the consensus of traditional science).


Definition: is the process of cleansing the body of drugs, poisons, and toxins. There are several methods such as Nasal Irrigation, Detox Diets, Intestinal Cleansing, Foot Detox, and oxygen detox.

Reasoning: A 2015 review concluded that there was no compelling research to support the use of “detox” diets for weight management or eliminating toxins from the body. There have been no studies on the long-term effects of “detoxification” programs.

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Conclusion: Detoxification comes in many forms and for many reasons, but the common theme is there is no evidence to support that detox is effective in any of them.

Last Updated on September 16, 2020 by Media Bias Fact Check

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