Woman hospitalised after new year detox diet

UK doctors are warning of the dangers of detox following that case of a middle-aged woman who ended up in hospital thanks to a diet that involved various herbal remedies and heavy fluid intake.

The previously-fit woman collapsed and had a seizure because of hyponatraemia.

Writing in The BMJ, her doctors say she was admitted to hospital a few days into the new year following a brief period of confusion and repetitive behaviour, such as teeth grinding which lasted for an hour.

Her family revealed that she had increased thirst and had been drinking water and