Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Guide to the Master Cleanse Detox

I am using Master Cleanse detox drinks quite a bit on in my personal journey to health, so I decided to write up my own guide to explain what it is, how it works, and how to make it.
Having this guide avalable will give me something to refer everyone to when I talk about the master cleanse. This way, I will not need to re-explain it every time it is mentioned.

What is the Master Cleanse?

The Master Cleanse has also been commonly referred to as the Lemonade Diet. This inexpensive diet can quickly cleanse your body of dangerous toxins while shedding fat at the rate of about 2 lbs a day.

The basic cause of all disease is due to toxemia, or the build up of excess toxins in the body. The toxins build up due to an improper diet, not enough exercise, stress and negative emotions.

Keeping our body clear of this toxic build up assures us good health for many years to come. Allowing our bodies to experience a good deep cleansing several times a year will do wonders for our health and energy. Think of it as spring cleaning for your intestines, organs, lymphatic system and cardiovascular system. Without this toxic overload our bodies can work on healing our impairments and it can also work on curing itself of disease.

Freeing our bodies to be able to cleanse and heal allows has the great effect of causing rapid weight loss as well. You are not losing muscle mass, but instead you are shedding toxic fat which has accumulated in your body. There are no harmful side effects from this type of weight loss.

How does it work?

Not only does it melt away fat, but it also rids the body of excess mucus. Excess mucus in the body is the primary cause of colds, flu, asthma, hay fever and sinus or bronchial issues. You will find yourself breathing clearly and without any troubles while on the Master Cleanse.

The Master Cleanse will purify your entire body including every cell, organ and bodily system.

It gets rid of wastes and hardened materials in your joints and muscles leaving you without these pains.

What is in it?

The Master Cleanse is not a system that needs to be bought. It is something you can make at home from simple ingredients from the grocery store.

Lemons or limes, you can choose which one you like best. I personally always use limes when doing this cleanse, but that is just because I enjoy the taste better. Surprisingly, lemons and limes are the richest source of minerals and vitamins known to man.

You can order fresh picked lemons online here - shipping included.

Grade B Maple Syrup, this is a perfectly balanced form of positive and negative sugars which cannot be substituted by anything else. This is not pancake syrup, this is pure real maple syrup. It is full of vitamins and minerals.

Cayenne Pepper, this is what will do the most for melting the fat and getting rid of the excess mucus in your body.

How do I make it?

Although the Master Cleanse booklet gives a recipe for one glass at a time, I find it much easier to make a full day's worth at a time. This recipe will supply you with about 8 glasses worth:

You need the juice of 4 limes or lemons
12 tablespoons (3/4 cup) of Grade B Maple Syrup
64 ounces of Water
Cayenne Pepper to taste (the more the better, but you don't want your mouth to be on fire) Usually for the whole 64 ounce bottle you would put about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon

Basically just mix all the ingredients in a large 64oz water bottle and shake it up. It is also best to shake each time you are about to drink some because the cayenne likes to settle down at the bottom.

You need to drink six to twelve glasses per day and this needs to be the only thing you consume. You cannot eat any other foods or drink anything else except for water. You aren't even supposed to take vitamins during this time as that can slow down your cleansing.

The cleanse is to be followed for at least 10 days, but can be safely done all the way to 40 days without any deficiencies whatsoever.

It is also recommended to drink a Herbal Laxative Tea each night to keep the bowel movements coming along while on the cleanse.

Who should use the Master Cleanse?

The Master Cleanse should be used when ever you are sick because it will allow your body to heal very quickly and will allow you to fully recover much sooner than normal.

If you have a problem with excess weight, the Master Cleanse can help you to overcome this by cleansing it out of your body.

After an injury, it will allow for much greater regeneration to take place in a shorter amount of time.

For an otherwise healthy person, it is recommended to do the Master Cleanse a few times a year to let the body deep clean in order to stay in optimum shape.

The Master Cleanse is based off the book "The Master Cleanser" by Stanley Burroughs:


Anonymous said...

How would you time taking the master cleanse and daily medication? I take synthroid every morning and am not supposed to eat anything for an hour afterwards. Does it matter if I only drink the master cleanse in the afternoon and evening? Also, my dd is suffering from a snotty nose due to allergies. She is only 2, what are your thoughts on giving her some to clear out the mucous? Is it safe for toddlers? TIA BECKY

Amy Bass said...

Becky- It may be a little too spicy for a toddler and I wouldn't recommend putting a toddler on any type of fast. I think for her your best bet would be a lot of fresh fruits (not cooked fruit juice).
As for your medication... depending on what time you take it just start drinking the master cleanse an hour after having it. So if you take your med at 8 am, start the master cleanse at 9 am. You will definetly want to drink a full 64oz or more a day.

Anonymous said...

I am on day 3 of 100% raw... and also pregnant! Congrats! I've been reading your blogs and am curious as to why the "guide to master cleanse detox" states that it should be consumed for 10+ days with nothing else.. Why are you eating and smoothie-ing it up? Is it harmful to mix? Or is the "master cleanse only"- for detoxing rapidly? Where do you get this information?

Amy Bass said...

I am glad you brought that up. Yes the official "Master Cleanse" detox fast is meant to be done for 10 days with nothing else. I am not officially doing the master cleanse while pregnant so I am using it along with other food. It is not harmful to mix, the drinks are very healthy. It would be way too detoxifying for me to do it by itself while I am pregnant right now.

Anonymous said...

Amy, You forgot to mention the dreaded salt water drink first thing in the morning and detox tea at night. Also, for diabetics, it is important to substitute blackstrap molassis (sp) for the maple syrup For the person that takes synthroid, I took my synthroid two hours after my first lemon drink and waited an hour later before taking my second drink lemon drink.