Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Dangers of Detox

Kath, over at KERF, posted yesterday about an article in this month's SELF magazine which talks about the Dangers of Detox and today Gena at Choosing Raw wrote a very thought provoking piece on the same subject. The SELF article says that it's no longer popular to say you are on a diet but it's ok to disguise your intentions by couching them as getting healthy. The article mentions the raw food movement as just another attempt to restrict eating to lose weight. Like that's a bad thing? Anyway, it's something to think about. I've been eating more raw foods. I'd say I'm about 60/40 and I have more energy than I have in a long time which is a good thing. Again, moderation is the key element here. Anything can be carried too far and those with disordered eating need to be careful but I don't see any harm in adding lots of fresh and unprocessed foods. Please read Gena's article and tell me what do ya'll think?


  1. I'm very interested in the RAW movement. I think if you go 100% raw you really have to do your research!! For me, I'm a gradual person so I don't like to make big drastic changes... One hard thing can be actually getting enough calories to nourish your body. Oh and also, I would def add some protein powder to your Green Monster to make it hold you over for longer. I have some Amazing Meal coming soon so I will let you know how I like it :-) Have a great day!!

  2. I second therunningyogini! Haha I just got my Amazing Meal today too--great minds ;).

    I do incorporate more raw foods to improve my energy levels, but I do agree that 100% is too extreme for me. The article was very interesting, but Gena has great points too. She got both sides down in her post--she's just great like that! But, I'm a bit iffy on this whole cleansing thing.