The main reason I started detoxing about 15 years ago was due to an illness. I would literally get sick from eating. Over some months, I read a lot of natural heath books on illness and started to experiment with cutting out different kinds of foods. Nothing worked, and I continued to be sick. After a year or so, I entertained the idea that it might be a parasite that caused me to feel so bad, and so I turned my attention to detoxing, or rather, juice fasting.