"Juices are typically very low in protein, complex carbohydrates and B vitamins — three nutrients our bodies need after we've had a lot of alcohol," explains Beaver. There are city officials who are scrambling to see if they can extend the average stays in a detox.
However, the colon usually does not require any help cleaning itself. The practice can be potentially dangerous if incorrectly practised. "The good news is these symptoms can be reduced or alleviated with lifestyle changes," Asay says. But who wants to wait six months to patch their metabolism up?