Doing a cleanse right...
From Butterfly Express (http://www.butterflyexpressions.org/Herbal/Cleanse.pdf)
For many years, herbal/alternative medicine has relied on cleanses to restore the body to balance and speed healing. Some of these cleanses can cause pretty severe symptoms and reactions, even the ones that have been in use for many years. Why is it that they seemed to work 50 years ago, but now make people so sick and even seem to do more harm than good in the long run sometimes?
I think that the explanation for this can be found by comparing our world today with the world in which the famous, old-time herbal doctors lived. More and more people today live away from the earth and pollutants and poisons are a part of our everyday lives. Chemical fertilizers and weed sprays have increased. We add chemicals to our water and hormones to our meat. And then there are the drugs that most people take so routinely that they often don’t even consider them to be drugs anymore. I am often amused—and saddened—when I visit the medicine cabinet of a family who has recently gone herbal. Too often it is still full of allergy pills, throat sprays, non-herbal cough medicines, pain killers, fever reducers, headache remedies, and laxatives, to name a few.