The Dirty Little Secret About Detox Products: They Don’t Work!

Experts say the detox industry needs to come clean and admit their products – ranging from tea leaves to colonic irrigations – are closer to scams than real antidotes for lifestyle poisons such as fast food and hard partying.

Detoxification products do seem to be good at cleaning up on profits, thanks to celebrity endorsers from Gwyneth Paltrow to Oprah Winfrey now putting their star-power behind some of the best-selling detox brands.

There is no magical rinse and repeat formula for getting your body’s organs squeaky clean according to a recent quote from Edzard Ernst of Exeter University in The Guardian: “The healthy body has kidneys, a liver, skin, even lungs that are detoxifying as we speak. There is no known way – certainly not through detox treatments – to make something that works perfectly well in a healthy body work better,” Ernst says.

Find out more about the detox myth in this story from The Guardian.

Bill Clinton Scraps Vegan Diet For Low-Carb Paleo

During a recent guest appearance on The Rachael Ray Show, former President Bill Clinton said he is now on a low-carb, paleo-style diet.

Clinton had been reportedly following a vegan diet for years after his 2004 quadruple bypass surgery.

According to celebrity doctor Mark Hyman who advises both the former president and wife Hillary, it is difficult to get enough good quality protein and minimize starches in a vegan diet.

Read more about President Clinton’s visit with Rachael Ray via the Inquisitr.

Starbucks Brews Up A New Option: Coconut Milk

Starting February 17, some 13,000 Starbucks coffee shops in the US will offer customers Starbucks Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk as an alternative to dairy and soy in its beverages.

A welcome option for vegan, paleo and lactose-intolerant patrons, Starbucks says their Indonesian island sourced coconut milk was placed on the menu as a result of more than 84,000 votes for a dairy-free alternative through its online suggestion box, MyStarbucksIdea.com.

The coconut milk will cost Starbucks customers an extra 60 cents, the same price it currently charges for soy milk.

For more details, read the full story in USA Today.

Will A Cup Of Bone Broth Replace Your Morning Coffee?

No that’s not coffee the customers you see lined up at Brodo’s window in New York’s East Village are sipping…it’s fresh-brewed bone broth from Chef Marco Canora.

A spin-off from his well-known Hearth restaurant, Canora along with countless other proponents of bone broth are making grandma’s old recipe for beef or chicken stock new again.

A favorite beverage of paleo and primal followers, bone broth is rich in nutrients and provides comforting sustenance for anti-inflammatory diets. In fact, Canora tags his restaurant’s branded broth: “The World’s First Comfort Food.”

Read more about bone broth and Brodo in this Epicurious story.