My Cleansing Diet
For some reason, among all the quackery and faddishness in the health world, the mania for cleansing diets and the bogus premises behind them really stick in my craw. Maybe I need a craw cleanse.
Really it all boils down to squeamishness and the ability of snake oil salesmen to capitalize on it. People who live in terror of the natural messiness of life want to believe that they can clean everything up with a magic bullet. But most sane medical practitioners tend to agree that not only are cleansing diets potentially dangerous, they're probably useless too (see this article from Web MD). Anyway, there's a great system for cleansing the human body, and it's the human body itself, a generally efficient, integrated system for processing nutrients and disposing of waste.
I don't even want to think about what cleansing diet proponents must be like in bed.