Deconstructing a "Detox"

  Does juicing really "rinse" our insides and pull unnecessary additives from our blood? To put it bluntly, no. The best current mechanisms of detoxification are found in our liver and kidneys, as these organs have evolved to literally remove toxins from our body. Replacing our food intake with one of strictly fruit juice does not necessarily remove anything harmful from our blood. So if we aren’t squeezing nastiness out, what is a juice cleanse? Why are they helpful?  Dr. Joel Furhman puts it well, saying “[colorful fruits and vegetables] drive the production of enzymes that enable the excretion of...