The Idiotic Cleanse Craze and the Modern Theology of Juice Fasts | New Republic

“I think that people who use cleanses may have had rough anal periods (see Freud, Sigmund).” Cleanses and their cousins, colonics, have about as much medical merit, declared Gershon, as the acts of penance done by monks who’d “walk across Europe and hit themselves on the back to purge themselves of the plague.”

Juice Cleansing

The Idiotic Cleanse Craze and the Modern Theology of Juice Fasts | New Republic