Detox Diets: Myths vs. Reality

Nutrition: What You Should Know About Cleanses and Juice Fasts. Catherine Towers forked over $1,000 for a physician-supervised "detox." "I felt that I needed a drastic change," says Towers, a brand-marketing consultant in New York City. "Slow weight loss from trying to eat better is uninspiring, so a detox plan was more appealing."