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Demi Moore reportedly uses blood-sucking leeches to optimize her health.
Access Hollywood
updated 3/25/2008 7:40:54 PM ET 2008-03-25T23:40:54

Demi Moore has revealed that blood sucking leeches help keep her looking hot.

She shared the news during an appearance Monday on “The Late Show With David Letterman.”

“I’ve always been somebody looking for the cutting edge of things that are for optimizing your health and healing, so just a week ago I was in Austria doing a cleanse and part of the treatment was leech therapy,” she told Letterman.

Moore insisted the toothy slug-like creatures weren’t bottom of the barrel invertebrates though.

“These aren’t just swamp leeches, these are highly trained medical leeches,” she laughed. “These are not just some low level scavengers; we’re talking high level blood suckers.”

Moore said they tested a leech out on her belly button before putting several others on different areas of her body. She also revealed that the creatures prefer bare skin.

“Leeches don’t like hair, they much prefer a Brazilian,” she said.

So what were the benefits of having the little creatures bite into her skin?

“It detoxifies your blood,” she told Letterman. “And they have a little enzyme that when they’re biting down on you, gets released into your blood and generally you bleed for quite a bit. And your health is optimized. It detoxified the blood and I’m feeling detoxified right now.”

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