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What it really means to help your body shed its toxins

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There are many methods that claim to help your body flush out accumulated toxins, from pure starvation and juice-only diets to colonic hydrotherapy using organic coffee. They all promise to eliminate toxins from your body, help you lose weight and make your skin glow. But do they really? 

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Eve Persak, a registered dietitian and wellness consultant specialising in clients with complex dietary and gastrointestinal disorders said that while detoxification can be beneficial for the body, there are many myths surrounding it.

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