Detox diets are all the rage, and for good reason: We Americans have dozens of toxic chemicals lurking in our bodies, many of which arrive through food (get a 2012 report on human chemical exposure at cdc.gov). Although “cleanses” are useful, preventing toxin intake up front is even better. Slash toxin exposure with these five proven strategies, listed in order of likely impact.
If implementing all five feels over-whelming, start with one, suggests Delicious Living advisory board member Robyn O’Brien, founder of allergykidsfoundation.org and author of The Unhealthy Truth (Three Rivers, 2010). “Focus on progress, not perfection,” she says.