detox

  • Detox’s Little Helpers—House Plants

    House plants do a lot more than just brighten up a room—they also help remove the toxins that cause indoor air contamination. Former NASA scientist Bill Wolverton harnessed his knowledge of the purifying powers of plants with his recent invention of a high-tech air filter that looks just like an ordinary potted plant (www.phytofilter.com). However, we prefer the real thing.

    By Melissa Lum
  • DeTox, Deconstructed

    Feeling headachy, maybe some fatigue? Suffering a bit of acid reflux, perhaps a little bloating, some muscle aches? Maybe it’s time to detox—whatever that means.

    By Lorie Parch
  • Can You Lighten Your Toxic Load?

    Few concepts are more ubiquitous in the lexicon of alternative medicine than detoxing. Peruse the shelves at any health food store and you’ll find detox teas, detox herbal blends, detox tinctures, and detox kits complete with all of the above—everything you need to purge your body of its chemical stockpile. Not sure you want to tackle your toxins alone?

    Recent reports confirm we all harbor a stockpile of potentially harmful chemicals.
    By Catherine Guthrie