The most common type of detox is the "detoxification diet", and it can be very dangerous for someone who doesn't know what they are doing. How Detox Can Lead to Liver Damage : First, there are many toxins that can enter the body and cause damage to it. This is true whether you are in detox or not. So, if you want to detox, the most important thing is to make sure that you don't eat anything that could lead to a nasty effect. Some toxins that can be dangerous are: • A number of antibiotics, such as erythromycin, amoxicillin, and rifampicin • Antibiotics, antifungals and blood thinners (such as warfarin, atenolol and other anticoagulants). If you have diabetes, blood thinners like warfarin may be dangerous. • Some pesticides • Certain herbicides • Certain drugs and herbal supplements • Certain foods • Some antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs (such as azithromycin, metronidazole, rifampicin and doxycycline) • Certain pharmaceuticals. Many people have the misconception that detoxification involves not eating. This is not true, because some of the products that are available for detoxification can be extremely dangerous if consumed by too many people. Also, some of these products contain more toxins than they should, so that the amounts in the food can be very high.