Don’t Give In To Health Trends – They Could Be Dangerous
It’s important to note that there is a lot of medical misinformation out there. Between TikTok, Youtube, and other social media platforms, everybody is pretending to be an “expert.” This can lead to some dangerous ideas when it comes to health “tips”. Detox diets and cleanses can be extremely harmful. These diets and cleanses often involve consuming only juice or a limited number of foods, and can lead to nutrient deficiencies, dehydration, and an imbalance of gut bacteria. But many healthcare providers are concerned about one particular trend. A popular trend on TikTok has participants ingesting ParaGuard*, or a similar parasiticide (a substance that kills parasites in the body) to “deworm” themselves. According to Dr. Tailor of Norton Healthcare: “This is perhaps one of the more dangerous trends right now,” Dr. Tailor said. “These so-called âparasite detoxes’ can flush out the good bacteria in your gut, which can cause other issues. If you suspect you have a parasitic infection, talk to a medical professional.
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