[I found this in my drafts folder, but I still think it is an important message for the tumblr community. Vrai-lean-uh: speaking truth to power when it comes to juice cleanses!]
If I were to subsist on juice for a week (or for any time period longer than say, three hours), I would want a more enthusiastic endorsement from the scientific community than “not the worst thing in the world.” On the scale of dramatic and crazy things to do in support of better health, I could just as well start jogging or eating fewer cookies and more salads. Or, say, detox by drinking less alcohol.
This week, our hippie living columnist investigated the science behind the juice cleanse craze. Austin dietician Jenny Leman served up some scientific real talk. “Your colon has been evolving for thousands of years,” she told us. “It’s completely capable of detoxing itself.” But if you’re set on joining the liquid lobby, “there are ways to do it where it’s not the worst thing in the world.”