The funniest thing about these fasting-detox threads is that, as in the current one, there isn't a single mention of what "toxins" anyone is talking about, or how fasting would promote their elimination. Fasting tends to DECREASE g.i. tract motility, so anything there in the small or large intestine that you're concerned about would tend to stay there LONGER as a result of fasting. Fasting also means that because you're not taking in nitrogen-containing material, your renal-urinary tract will slow down and you'll eliminate LESS waste by that route. The whole thing is a bunch of snake oil hokum.
Last edited by ollinger : 12-10-2012 at 07:10 AM.