‘Let’s be clear,’ Edzard Ernst, emeritus professor of complementary medicine at Exeter University, told The Guardian,’there are two types of detox: one is respectable and the other isn’t…The [use outside of drug rehabilitation] is the word being hijacked by entrepreneurs, quacks and charlatans to sell a bogus treatment that allegedly detoxifies your body of toxins you’re supposed to have accumulated.’

via Don’t be a dummy: New Year’s ‘detoxes’ are a waste of time – The Washington Post.