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Dieters undergo body cleansing to purge their cells of toxic waste products. Homemade body cleanse plans are cost-effective alternatives to expensive commercial cleansing supplements. Certain body cleansing techniques may be harmful to your health. Talk to a doctor before beginning a homemade body detoxification program to ensure that it is safe.


Pesticides, fertilizers, hormones, air pollutants, preservatives and other chemicals enter your body through foods or the environment. Alternative medicine practitioners believe these substances accumulate in your cells, causing fatigue, gastrointestinal problems and weight gain. A homemade cellular cleanse eliminates these toxins and restores good health.

Cleanse Plan

Homemade body cleanses restrict the types of foods you eat. Cut all processed foods from your diet for the duration of the cleanse. Replace your typical diet with fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Eliminate all white flour, dairy, caffeine, alcohol and sugar for the duration of the cleanse. Choose organic foods to eliminate intake of pesticides and other toxins. Creating juices from fresh produce keeps your body hydrated and provides it with important vitamins and minerals. Typical body cleanses last seven days.


Many dieters report feeling more energetic and less fatigued following a cellular cleanse. Cleansing promotes weight loss because of restricted caloric intake. Cutting processed, unhealthy foods from your diet may improve skin clarity and boost your mood. High fiber intake from fresh fruits and vegetables improves bowel movement regularity and may relieve gastrointestinal distress.


Homemade body cleanses may negatively impact your health. reports that no scientific evidence suggests cleansing diets eliminate toxins or improve well-being. Your organs efficiently remove waste products from your cells, making a dietary cleanse unnecessary and even dangerous. Talk to a doctor before beginning a homemade cellular cleanse to avoid health consequences.