Those of you who actively seek ways to improve your health have probably heard of “cleanse” and “detox” diets. You or someone you know may have performed a juice fast or perhaps a liver cleanse. They come in all shapes and sizes – some are simple and come in pill form while others may require long periods of fasting with significant changes to diet. Regardless of the method, it is very important to proceed with caution and educate yourself beforehand. Many of these cleanses can be quite extreme and may cause more harm than good. Nevertheless, there is a time and place for cleanses. When performed right, they can be quite beneficial.