The Truth About Detox Diets

Forget fad detox diets. Follow these nine down-to-earth strategies to support your natural detoxificaton systems.

1. Eliminate processed foods, refined sugar and simple carbohydrates from your diet as much as possible. 2. Eat organic vegetables, fruits and whole grains, and hormone-free meat, eggs and dairy products. 3. Limit alcohol consumption and eliminate smoking. 4. Manage medications, supplements and over-the-counter drugs by talking with your doctor. 5. Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight. 6. Use natural body-care products and household cleaners. 7. Remove shoes when entering your home. 8. Use a water filter to limit potential contaminants. 9. Consider supporting your liver with an 80-percent standardized concentration milk thistle supplement.