This is a debate that is chocked full of misunderstandings and misconceptions, and is one that is not likely to be determined absolute either way any time soon, if ever. My opinion is if you want to "detox" do whatever your heart desires. Just understand that detoxing can carry its own risks as well. So it's up to you if the risks of one out weigh the other. If you don't want to detox, then don't, but perhaps we are missing out on something. I personally do not detox and wouldn't. My goal is and has always been to eat a healthy diet and let my body do its job.