Parents are starting to get juice cleanses for their kids—to the point where juice cleanse Web sites are offering juice cleanses specifically for children as young as 2 years old.DHerbs.com is one such site, selling a children's cleanse that can last up to 14 days, and is targeted to youngsters between the ages of 2 to 12 years old. Check out the video for more details:
This is a dangerous practice for children, and something parents should not do for their children, according to Dr. Marisol Gonzalez, who specializes in adolescent medicine in Summit, N.J. In fact, it can disrupt children's natural ability to grow.
"The parents want their kids to lose a few pounds and eat healthy, but your body needs a certain number of calories for your heart to beat. If you cleanse before puberty, you can delay growth," Dr. Marisol Gonzalez told the New York Post.