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What's up with the juice cleanse trend? Cristen and Caroline sip on how Scientology helped reintroduce juice cleansing to the masses and why the promise of detoxing is fresh-squeezed quackery.

Episode Sources:

"The Juice Cleanse: A Strange and Green Journey" http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/28/fashion/28Cleanse.html?_r=0

"Jesus and Moses Went on Cleanses. That Doesn't Mean You Should" http://www.newrepublic.com/article/113493/idiotic-cleanse-craze-and-modern-theology-juice-fasts

"Stop Juicing" http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/11/juice_cleanses_not_healthy_not_virtuous_just_expensive.html

"Juicing Trend Still Going Strong in 2015" http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-juice-20150131-story.html

"Bringing the Juice" www.qsrmagazine.com/consumer-trends/bringing-juice

"The Juicing Trend - About Raw Juice" http://www.eatright.org/resource/homefoodsafety/safety-tips/food/the-juicing-trend-about-raw-juice

"6 Potential Dangers of Juice Cleanses and Liquid Diets" http://www.livescience.com/48887-juice-cleanse-dangers.html

"Hollywood's Top Juice Fasts" http://www.instyle.com/celebrity/hollywoods-top-juice-fasts

"A Juicier You" http://www.epicurious.com/archive/healthy/news/cleanses

"What Is a Detox Diet?" http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/weight-loss/plans/detox/the-truth-about-detox-diets/

"Why It's So Easy to Believe Our Food Is Toxic" http://blogs.plos.org/publichealth/2014/04/29/easy-believe-food-toxic/

"The Debate Over Juice Cleanses and Toxin Removal" http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304360704579417170806726140

"Why Juice 'Cleanses' Don't Deliver" http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2012/12/26/why-juice-cleanses-dont-deliver

"Juicing While Black" http://shetroit.com/personal-insights/juicing-while-black/

"Juicing: Vital for Health of a Worrying Fad?" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/11387517/Juicing-vital-for-health-or-a-worrying-fad.html

"Cleansing's Dirty Secret" http://www.marieclaire.com/health-fitness/a7601/cleansings-dirty-secret/

"Juice Heads: How the Newest Liquid-Nutrition Cultists Are Mastering Their Intestines" http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/10/juice-trends-and-the-nutrition-cult.html

Topics in this Podcast: eating disorders, pop culture, health, nutrition