I am on Day 1 of a 7-14 day water fast. I decided to go to Barnes & Noble to pass the time and read through some books about fasting, detox, and to take a peek at Carol Alt’s new recipe book.
I started flipping through what seemed to be a fairly decent detox book, Detox and Revitalize: The Holistic Guide for Renewing Your Body, Mind, and Spirit, by Susana Belen. She had pretty good information about why you should detox, the benefits of fasting, and even hinted at a raw food diet at some points. I considered buying it, until I turned to one of the pages that recommended a CHLOROX bath. I reread the passage over and over, in complete disbelief, certain that she meant something other than chlorox BLEACH. She didn’t. The directions were something like; “Take one cup of Chlorox Bleach, fill a bathtub with water and the bleach, and soak for 20-30 minutes.” Be sure not to come in contact with undiluted bleach, and try not to breathe in the fumes while soaking.”
APPARENTLY its supposed to be a heavy metal/mercury cleanse. I’ve never before heard this in my LIFE. Bleach is a carcinogen! How could she possibly be publishing this? Has anyone else ever heard of this as a remedy?