My spider sense is tingling. ; ) I've been quoted!
Seriously, you can't detox your body. There is no way for things you ingest through your mouth to detox you in any way. Your liver and kidneys do that naturally for you, and anything you eat or drink's going right through them anyway!
What you're drinking isn't likely to *hurt* you, but it isn't going to detox you. You will pee the same, poop the same, as if you hadn't drunk anything but plain water.
And that's not an opinion, that's scientific fact.
I think Unident was well within her rights to question your education. All education is not created equal, and you brought up your qualifications first as evidence of your knowledge. If that education is inadequate, it's certainly not enough to disprove established scientific fact. In fact, some detoxes can absolutely be dangerous and even deadly.
Some resources for you: www.nature.com/scitable/blog/student-voice
For starters... toxins do not "accumulate" in your body. And even if they did, eating something isn't going to flush them out. It's just not possible. The underlying premise of detoxification therapies, that there are somehow toxins building up in our body that it can't get rid of, is false. Not just slightly untrue or unproven, but absolutely, measurably false.
Your beliefs are, I'm afraid, your beliefs, and I can't tell you to change those. However, you are not going to be able to post on an evidence-based website like Sparkpeople and not expect people to disagree with you.
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