Demystifying Medicine Video

This video addresses the truth behind detox diets. It describes what a detox diet is and lists the different kinds of detox diets being promoted through social media, such as the tea detox diet and juice cleanses. Then it talks about why people choose to go on these diets, emphasizing social media influence and false claims. It also addresses the benefits and consequences of going on these diets according to scientific literature. Lastly, it introduces healthy alternate methods to achieve detox diet goals.

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