lol! Darn it! :wink: Just a little personal anecdote. A couple years back, I went on Weight Watchers for about six months. I really watched what I ate, and combined WW with a high percentage of raw foods, lots of green smoothies, etc. It was as much a cleanse as a diet. When I'd lost some number of pounds that I have forgotten, I decided to "reward" myself with a Big Mac, fries and a Diet Coke. OMG. The last swallow was barely in my gullet before I was SICK, I mean sick. Sick enough to drive around from pharmacy to pharmacy, begging for ipecac syrup (which isn't sold OTC anymore, in case you're wondering.) I was desperate to get that junk out of my system, even if it meant inducing vomiting, Seriously. Blech! There's a story in the book 21 Pounds in 21 Days ** about a woman who went on a cleanse (I can't remember how long,) and died from eating pizza immediately after her cleanse was over. The book strongly recommends gently easing out of a cleanse and reintroducing solid foods, meats, etc, very slowly. The book states that food can be full of toxins. That story may be a tall tale, but after my experience with McDonald's that day, it seems plausible to me. I have never been so sick in my life, even though the food wasn't spoiled. My body was just clean, so it rejected "dirty" food. Made me think ... ** which outlines a three week cleanse that's mostly a raw and/or liquid diet, combined with colonic irrigation, herbal cleanse "aids" etc.