By Pamela Frank
What is a detox/liver detox?
A liver detox is a process where you supply vitamins, minerals, herbs, nutrients in order to help the liver break down toxins, chemicals, body waste and pollution and clear it from your system. It enhances how well your body can clear waste products, it can protect your body from damage from these toxins and can restore hormone balance and help prevent various cancers.
What is a cleanse/GI cleanse?
A gastrointestinal (GI) cleanse can mean various things, but what I as a naturopathic doctor mean when I refer to a GI cleanse is to kill off harmful microorganisms in the gut (yeast, pathogenic and/or potentially pathogenic bacteria) and restore healthy bacteria or probiotics. Most commercial cleanse kits do little or nothing to accomplish this task.
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