Diet & Fitness

Tell TODAY: Have you tried a cleanse?

June 30, 2013 at 9:27 PM ET

Video: From expensive bottles of juice to homemade concoctions, the “cleansing” trend, which claims to rid the body of toxins, has become a multibillion-dollar industry. NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo reports and talks to TODAY contributor Dr. Roshini Raj about safety issues the trend raises.

One of the fastest growing and controversial trends in health food is cleansing, where participants take juices or home-grown concoctions that promise to rid the body of harmful toxins.

But many doctors warn the claims are hard to swallow and are backed by little scientific evidence.