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No, I have read to many bad things. Does more harm than good. It is best to cleanse with proper diet and exercise.

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Yes, it was great.



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Had a bad experience with one and then I just did one for my colonoscopy--Yuch


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no, but I have heard it is good for intestines, but not a healthy way to loose



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No, not an OTC product. But I have tried the detox diet where you eat real food and take a protein shake. It worked, but I just was not ready to loose the weight bad enough to stick with it. emoticon



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Not by choice - for a colonoscopy.

The other cleanse -- no.

Edited by: CAMEOSUN at: 3/7/2014 (14:35)

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no - the "science" does not support doing so...at least NOT a liquid only type of cleanse

www.peertrainer.com/cleanse/why_juice_and_
master_cleanses_make_you_feel_bad.aspx


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When I eat ice cream it happens automatically.

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I've tried a couple over the years and they've never worked for me as described... never lost weight, felt better, had more clarity, etc,but then my habits are pretty healthy most of time



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I tried something similar about three years ago. It was the lemonade diet. The warm salt water was the worst. I lasted 16 days and my husband lasted 10. The day I started eating normal foods again was miserable. Both my husband and I felt this form of "detoxing our bodies" was not worth the discomfort. We saw no benefits besides temporary weight loss. Both of us gained more than we lost within about a month.



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Tried the acai berry cleanse. Got VERY upset stomach with it :/ Either it was too much for my body (I'm tiny haha), or I didn't need it? I think they wanted me to take 4 pills, I tried to go down to 3 a day, then 2 and then 1, seemed I always got a bad stomach ache when I did it. Unless that is supposed to happen?



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Yes, I wash my face with Noxema. If you think you need to cleanse anything inside of you, you have been misinformed by people who make money off of a person's lack of knowledge.


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Somewhat, went to a health store and got one and I did it for two days and was so sick
I had to stop. It was probably working or was my body rejecting it? I'll never know for sure.




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Yes, a 10 - Green Smoothie Cleansing. It was done with natural everyday ingredients. With lots of fruits and raw vegetables. I still do it every some many weeks.

Progress may be slow, but it happens!
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No, our bodies know how to cleanse themselves. I am constantly amazed at the whole digestive system. The kinder I am to my body, the better it functions.



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No. We stay away from food dyes and chemicals in our house. Why would I want to cleanse out the good stuff I am taking in? I do not want to spend my day in the John...you know?

I have a date on the beach this summer. I am determined to lose 20 pounds and tone up my body!


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Continuing to learn how to eat better & treat my body better is better than any cleanse.

Our body is our temple, amen.

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I did an OTC cleanse a long time ago. It made me sick and miserable. I will not do them again.

Made it to my maintenance weight of 125 pounds.

Even though I have reached goal. I still don't know everything about weight loss.

Please read my blog

erinwroteablogyall.blogspot.com/2014
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Eating a healhty diet will do more good than buying something off the shelf. Remember that food is our medicine.

Strangers are friends we haven't met yet


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I wash everyday



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JenniLacey, I cleanse regularly and get great results. What cleanse have you used to have such a strong opinion? Our organs were designed/developed over an extremely long period of time to deal with natural toxins. Just in the past 150 years (roughly 6 generations) the profile of toxins our bodies are bathed in has shifted from natural to synthetic... I don't think this is enough time for our bodies to cope. Cleansing improves the efficiency of the body so that it can naturally remove these toxins using the same organs and processes. If you want scientific or anecdotal evidence, you can find it if it's what you are looking for.

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yes and they are a waste of money and time.

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NO

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I haven't exactly done a strict cleanse, but I did try a 21-day diet where one eats only whole foods, essentially. No added sugar, no processed foods, etc. And it was vegan. And no juices - just water. I thought it would be good for me, but I got really weak, became ill, and then passed out! It could have something to do with the harsh climate I live in in the Sahel of Africa, though. I probably needed more protein and salt, for starters.



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"If you're going through hell, keep going."

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SPARKERS ROCK!!!!!


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Moving in new directions.


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I never have, but after watching "Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead" this past weekend, I would absolutely consider doing the fruit & veggie juice "Reboot" detox cleanse that grew from the movie. No gimmicks or drugs, just fresh produce & a juicer. Very good documentary-I watched it 3 days ago & I'm still thinking about it. The guy did an extreme version- 2 months- for the movie experiment's sake, I'm sure. But really, the focus was on eating a mostly plant-based diet & getting away from processed foods. The cleanse was a way to kind of jump start your body, althought I'm sure you could just change your diet too. But when you figure one juice had more fruit & veggies in it than most people get in a day, I can see the benefits.



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I forgot to disclose a very important item about any cleanse you wish to do. If you have IBS do consult your doctor, and provide them with as much information about the products as possible. I had a nutritionist recommend for my husband to do a cleanse, so before he purchased he brought the info to his doctor who told him not to do that specific cleanse because it had too much of one type of fiber which can cause IBS to flare up.



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Never tried it. Don't think there is anything healthy to be gained by it.

Wanda

Life is to short to worry about the small stuff. Live life one day at a time and enjoy yourself. Give yourself a few minutes to reflect on the mistakes but look for ways that you can change for the better.


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Absolutely not. They only clean out your wallet and could be dangerous. A previous poster mentioned her gym promotes a 10 and 24 day cleanse that cuts out dairy. A gym or personal trainer isn't a licensed dietician and shouldn't be promoting something like this. Also, I don't think food groups should be cut out from a person's diet unless he/she is allergic/intolerant, or has religious or moral reasons.

Your body cleans itself out. Seriously, make wise food choices, add a little exercise, and stay in your SP range. The weight will come off slowly but surely.

Edited by: MLAN613 at: 8/17/2013 (09:32)



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No!

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Yes, I used a natural herbal formula in pill form that was recommended at a health food store



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no. They scare me.



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No, I haven't tried one. I cannot imagine voluntarily giving myself diarrhea. It's just not a healthy thing to do, IMO.



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cleanses scare me... who needs violent diarrhea at work??



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yes but not one of those starvation ones. It was a clean eating one.



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No but I am thinking about it.



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yes...wasn't that bad

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i cleanse and detox every day. It all has to do with what I choose to put in my mouth.

the commercial ones? Wouldn't touch those with a 10 foot pole

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Yes. It worked really well for me. I "cleansed" my cupboards and refrigerator of all the junk food. Then I "cleansed" my mind of all my excuses.

You don't have to eat the whole thing.


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Yes a juice cleanse. It was great, never felt hungry and my hair & skin improved so much, my face used to glow. The only problem with it was I missed having anything to chew emoticon



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I know there is a lot of dislike for cleanses on SP, but I will give you my honest opinion of them. I have done a cleanse twice, and I will only use one brand. I use Advocare, which was recommended by my trainer at the gym I go to. There are a lot of people who like it at my gym, and most do use Advocare. They have a 10 & 24 day cleanse. I tried the 10 days, did not feel any better. I prefer the 24 day, but it is not a cleanse in the way you are thinking.

The first 10 days, you have a fiber supplement, Vitamin packs, and energy drinks. Your goal is to take in between 1000-1200 calories, however its OK to take in more. The goal is not to starve, but to replenish your system with natural foods. You cut out all the processed foods and dairy. Whole grains, fruit, veggies, and lean protein is what you can have.

The next 14 days are more used to introduce dairy back into your diet. There are also full breakfast shakes you can drink during this time as well.

My primary reason for me doing this cleanse is to kickstart my body to weight loss. You are also retraining your eating habits to cut out the fried, greasy, and processed foods. You can still eat meat, dark chocolate, and wheat breads. My last 24 day cleanse, I lost 11 inches from various parts of my body, but I only lost 7 pounds. I also had tons more energy as well.

My final point is, if you are already doing all the right things, you should not need to cleanse. However, if you have a hard time cutting out processed foods, and greasy foods, then you should look into it. Run it by your doctor or a nutritionist and check out what option you have out there. If you see one that says your calorie intake will be under 1000 per day, run for the hills.

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No, don't believe in the use of products to do this for weight loss or some self-diagnosed malaise, if that is what is meant by the question.

Those pretty much would just cleanse me of my money.

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no

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only for a colonoscopy...yuck!



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No, and probably never will.



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Betsy - if you do a search of the boards, you'll see that this topic comes up quite regularly. You will not find much support for those kinds of things here on Spark.

Unless you're very sick (and in that case a doctor is what you need not an OTC cleanse), your body is quite adept at removing what it can't use and extracting what it needs as we eat and breathe every day. Following that logic, if we simply eat better, we give our body more of what it needs and less of what it doesn't....making us healthier. That's the only kind of "cleanse" you need.

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no and have no desire to do one!



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No, cleanses are naturopathic-fad hogwash sponsored and promoted by the Queen and Prince of media talking heads (Oprah and Oz). We have multiple organs that are perfectly designed to get rid of toxins... if we didn't or they were not functioning properly, we'd die. There is no scientific evidence supporting detox/cleanse diets and I happen to have the gift of sifting through pseudoscience touted by naturopaths.

I just aim to eat healthy and stay hydrated and get plenty of exercise/activity.

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Yes just to see what it was all about....no big difference



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I've heard of them but I haven't tried it.



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I like because it save my time



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Never.

I'm just not giving up on me. I will never stop trying to be healthy, no matter my failures and shortcomings.



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Unless your organs have stopped working, you don't need a cleanse, only the companies making money off of selling them will tell you that you "need" a cleanse, don't be fooled, for heaven's sakes..................billion dollar business!

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If you have ever tried a cleanse, I would like to hear what you thought about it. I'm worried about not having enough protein and how hungry that would make me. Also, do you have to transition back to solid food, even if you just do the cleanse for a couple of days?

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