There’s never been a better time to detox: Exposure to environmental toxins is more prevalent than ever. But few people are eager to embark on a restrictive cleansing regime. Don’t bother, advises Gaetano Morello, ND, author of Whole Body Cleansing (Active Interest, 2009). “Doing a multiday detox once or twice a year and then being done is just not realistic,” he says. In fact, because the organs need nutrients to cleanse the body, fasting can do more harm than good, he says.

Start with the basics: Eat a fiber-rich organic diet with lots of vegetables, lean protein, and minimal refined carbs and sugars, and take a good multi. Use air and water filters, and avoid plastic containers, says Walter Crinnion, ND, director of environmental medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. And take targeted supplements, such as these, daily to support the organs’ cleanup work, he says.