Detoxification therapy entails ridding the body of various toxins absorbed from the earth’s atmosphere, food, soil, and water. Toxins can be found in a variety of consumer goods, such as food, cosmetics, pesticides, paint, and gasoline. Detoxification helps to eliminate these toxins from the body and as a result may improve immune function, hormone function, and psychological wellness. Some practitioners believe detoxification may also aid in the prevention of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular problems, diabetes, arthritis, obesity, and cancer; however, very little research has investigated these claims. Forms of detoxification include fasting and diets, colon therapy, vitamin C therapy, and chelation therapy. It is best to seek professional help when determining a form of therapy.