Re “Purification, or Just a Purge?” [Oct. 23]: My own experience with detox centers was life-changing. Ten days after I left, I had a blood test and my doctor was amazed at the change. He encouraged me to continue the program and asked me for all the details. I no longer take prescription drugs for hypertension, high cholesterol, esophageal reflux or irregularity. I dropped approximately 15 pounds. My doctor said I am absorbing nutrients better.
My family, friends and neighbors have all noted the difference in my health and physical appearance. I am more energetic and have flexibility that I remember from 20 years ago. My husband begs me to stay with it. My insurance company should be happy as well -- however, it has not lowered any rates.