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Your Detox Diet After the Holidays

Your Detox Diet After the Holidays

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Drinking alcohol depletes salt and potassium levels, so replace them by eating this hearty vegetarian chili. High-fat foods empty more slowly from your stomach, but by eliminating meat from this chili, you'll slash the fat, and bulk up on protein and fiber through black beans. The spicy chili powder may reduce inflammation and pain, and have you running on full steam by the end of the afternoon.Try this recipe: Black-Bean Chili With Winter Squash Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
We Did Gwyneth Paltrow's 2017 Goop Detox and Now We Are Very Hungry

We Did Gwyneth Paltrow's 2017 Goop Detox and Now We Are Very Hungry

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We're not huge fans of the word "detox" here at Health. Our bodies are able to remove toxins on their own naturally, and they don't need additional help from a special diet or juice fast to do so. That said, when goop (Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle website) published its annual detox plan earlier this month, my coworker, Alison, and I were intrigued. After a December diet that mostly consisted of cheese plates and sugar cookies, the idea of hitting reset on our healthy eating habits sounded pretty great. Plus, the plan promises a "lighter, happier, refreshed you"—sold. At first glance, the goop detox seems surprisingly approachable; as People.com put it, it's not "a diet filled with 'smoothies' and ingredients you’ve never heard of (last year’s was full of those)." But it still eliminates ca...
How a New Year’s Detox Sent One Woman to the ER

How a New Year’s Detox Sent One Woman to the ER

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After the sugar- and booze-filled holidays, starting the new year off with a cleanse or a detox may seem like a great way to reset, kickstart healthy habits, and maybe lose a few pounds. But certain “cleansing” strategies can be downright dangerous—as one British woman learned when her New Year’s detox sent her to the hospital with potentially life-threatening complications.The 47-year-old patient was admitted to Milton Keynes University Hospital in the U.K. after she collapsed and suffered a seizure. Doctors learned that she’d been drinking more water and tea than normal, and had also been taking at least nine herbal supplements in an attempt to treat minor symptoms such as stress and low mood.The woman's doctors wrote about her case, which occurred during a previous New Year's season, in...
Will Activated Charcoal Actually Detox My Body?

Will Activated Charcoal Actually Detox My Body?

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Throughout my career I've seen dozens of supplements come and go in terms of trendiness, from herbs and amino acids to antioxidants and extracts. Recently, activated charcoal has been having a moment as a must-try natural remedy.Early on in my career I worked in a hospital, as well as a substance abuse rehabilitation center, so I am familiar with the medicinal use of activated charcoal. Similar to common charcoal for your grill, activated charcoal is typically made from peat, coal, wood, or coconut shells, treated in a way that makes it very porous, or "activated." It's used commonly in emergency rooms to treat poisoning and drug overdoses due to its ability to trap chemicals and prevent them from being absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract into the blood.Apparently some health enthusia...