Do you have any documented scientific evidence for that claim, sister? lol. A couple more things, before I go (DS will be at the airport in six hours and have no food, I haven't taken out the trash, and I have to go to work for about an hour ...) Here's one -- a cleansing urban legend which I'm not sure if I believe A lady went on a fairly long, fairly intensive cleanse. When she broke her fast, she and her friends went out to celebrate. They had pepperoni pizza. She died from the toxins in the pizza. Too much of a shock to her ultra-clean system. I read that, but didn't believe it until this happened to me. I went on a diet (not really a cleanse -- just Weight Watchers) eating mostly fruit, veg, lean protein and whole grains for about six months. At the end of six months, I took DS to McDonald's and decided to "treat" myself to a Big Mac and fries, to celebrate. By the time the last fry was in my mouth, I was so sick that I could barely make it to the car. I drove to several pharmacies, looking for ipecac syrup (which is not sold OTC in the US anymore, btw.) I was desperate to get that crap food out of my system. I was so sick that I was willing to induce vomiting rather than process it through my body. I cannot tell you how awful it was. Seriously. I have no idea about the lady who supposedly died from pizza, but I know from my own experience that it's possible to get used to eating food that makes you feel bad. You never realize that you felt bad until you choose to eat foods that make you feel good. Scouts' honor.