Go to the BBC website to watch a video-clip and read about the ‘detox myth’ (you will need to scroll down that page for the video-clip).
Then discuss these questions in pairs:
- How might the concept of detox help to sell products? Are there other products apart from food that manufactures claim can give you a detox?
- Explain why the scientist interviewed on the BBC dismisses detox as a myth? Summarise her argument and decide if you agree with it.
Also at the BBC website read the article ‘Prince Charles detox quackery’.
- What claims does Prince Charles make for his ‘Duchy Herbals Detox Tincture’?
- Why does Professor Ernst describe Prince Charles as rejecting science in favour of ‘make believe’ and superstition?
Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer.