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Skeptoid

Brian Dunning

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

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Since 2006, the weekly Skeptoid podcast has been taking on all the most popular myths and revealing the true science, true history, and true lessons we can learn from each. Free subscribers get the most recent 50 episodes, premium subscribers (skeptoid.com) can access the full archive.

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Skeptoid #83: The Detoxification Myth

January 15th, 2008

Episode 95 of 580 episodes

The world is full of hucksters trying to sell us products to "detoxify" our bodies, but nobody ever really hints at what these supposed "toxins" might be. Whether it's adhesive vinegar foot pads, electric foot baths, or pills that rubberize our stools into giant snakes, there's always some brand of snake oil offering to do what our livers and kidneys already do for free.

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