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Detox Pros and Cons
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As soon as the New Year rings in, many thoughts turn to detox. Who doesn’t want to do away with all the excesses of the holiday season (or for some of us, much longer)? With reports of weight loss, more energy, and greater mental clarity from detoxing–cleansing can seem like a smart start to the New Year.

But with all the talk about fasting, colonics, juicing, detox diets and more, do any of these programs provide lasting benefits? And which one is right for you?

Which Detox Method Is Right For Me?

Detoxification protocols abound. Here are some of the top methods along with the pros and cons of each so you can see which one is right for you.

Elimination Diets

What it is: Cutting out one or more types of food, often refined grains, dairy or gluten.

Pros: Pretty much everyone benefits from eating fewer packaged or processed foods.

Cons: Too many categories of food that are off limits can cause willpower to collapse (fast) so start slowly.


What it is: A very, ahem, direct way to cleanse the colon under the supervision of a health practitioner.

Pros: Extremely thorough way to clean out your digestive system.

Cons: Extremely unpleasant way to clean out your digestive system.


What it is: Just what it sounds like… no food. Intermittent fasting may mean trying to go 10 to 18 hours without food, while other fasts last for 3 days.

Pros: Intermittent fasting may redirect energy from digestion to repair and detoxing.

Cons: Not for those with medical issues (or anyone who gets hungry without food).


What it is: Replacing one or more meals a day with a freshly made juice from whole fruits and veggies.

Pros: Increased antioxidant intake, plus broccoli is shown to help remove the toxin benzene.

Cons: Conventional fruits and veggies carry pesticides, and ingredients can be expensive.


What it is: Where you sweat it out in a hot (really hot) box for up to 20 minutes at a time.

Pros: Sweating may increase trace amounts of toxins eliminated through the skin.

Cons: Risk of dehydration and not for the faint of heart due to increased pulse rate.


What it is: A natural crystalline mineral formed when volcanic ash or lava meets water, creating a structure that heavy metals and other toxins bind to.

Pros: Supports digestive and systemic (full body) detox, easy to use, and safe for daily use.

Cons: Most providers do not cleanse the zeolite of pre-existing toxins, rendering it ineffective, so third-party testing is a must.

Why Diet Alone is Not a Detox

The biggest issue with all detox “diets” or cleanses is that most simply target only the digestive system. The digestive system is important; however it doesn’t get to the root of the problem. Toxins—including heavy metals—are stored throughout the body:

  • In our fat cells, making it hard to lose weight
  • In our bones (where lead displaces calcium)
  • In our brains (both lead and mercury are neurotoxins)
  • In our kidneys, reducing our ability to detox naturally

Of all the detoxification methods, only the natural mineral zeolite Clinoptilolite has the potential to detox throughout the body, getting to toxins where they are.

When properly cleansed of pre-existing pollutants, the negatively-charged zeolite attracts positively-charged toxins (opposites attract) mopping up heavy metals as it passively passes through the body.

Pure Body and Pure Body Extra Strength Unlike others, Pure Body (learn more) and Pure Body Extra Strength (learn more) zeolites undergo a proprietary cleansing process, validated by published third-party testing for a powerful whole body detox.

The Pure Body (learn more) delivers cleansed zeolite in a liquid suspension, sized so it supports detoxification in the digestive tract and other body systems.

The Pure Body Extra Strength (learn more) provides cleansed zeolite suspended within clusters of water molecules, providing the world’s first hydrated zeolite liquid to deliver a deep systemic detox.

I Try To Avoid Toxins, Do I Still Need to Detox?

Yes, everyone needs to detox! Before the industrial revolution, our bodies were able to manage detox on their own, but with mounting exposure, our detoxification systems simply cannot keep up. Unable to rid itself of toxins, the body stores them.

“Every day we are exposed to more toxins than we can naturally remove. We need help. Pure Body is the best product I have seen in over 35 years of clinical practice to reduce our toxic body burden.”
—Dr. Darrel Hestdalen, DC, DIBAK, FASA

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) tracks toxin exposure and found an average of 212 environmental chemicals in our blood, many linked to serious long-term health issues.

But I Don't Feel Toxic?

Sure you do. You just don’t realize it. You’ve probably even noticed the symptoms, but you’ve ignored them, thought it was part of getting older, or felt this way for so long it feels normal to you. Do any of these seven signs sound familiar to you?

  1. Do you feel sluggish or tired?
  2. Do you have trouble sleeping through the night?
  3. Do you have frequent headaches or lack mental focus?
  4. Does your skin look dull or lack a healthy glow?
  5. Do you struggle to lose weight?
  6. Are you bloated?
  7. Stressed?

This is NOT normal! At least, it doesn’t have to be if you detox regularly.

Eating a diet filled with fruits and veggies, exercising regularly, and reducing stress is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Yet ALL of these can be undermined by the toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis.

That’s why we recommend making Pure Body and Pure Body Extra Strength part of your day. Available in easy to use zeolite drops (Pure Body) or zeolite liquid spray (Pure Body Extra Strength) you can support your body’s detoxification easily, with no dietary deprivation, all year long.