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The Master Cleanser
I have personally done this cleanse for 20 days, 17 days and twice more for 10 days each. I have counseled my wife three times, twenty-seven year old son twice, and in January 2004, have counseled more than 110 people on the Master Cleanse bulletin board, which has much more information and many personal experiences. Click here to view it.
Please believe me when I say that the Master Cleanse by Stanley Burroughs is, in my opinion, the fastest and most effective way to regain your vitality and to feel the joy of living again.
Never mind that it will help you lose weight and give you astounding energy. Although I have included my own summary of points for the Master Cleanse, I recommend you buy the book.
For a minimum of 10 days, drink a mixture of:
Combine the juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper in a 10 oz glass and fill with water — distilled, reverse osmosis, or spring fed, but not tap water.
Use fresh (organic) lemons or limes only, never canned lemon or lime juice nor frozen lemonade or frozen juice.
For diabetics, there is a section on using molasses rather than maple syrup in the beginning of the cleanse. Any diabetic should read the book and consult their doctor before beginning the cleanse.
Drink six to twelve glasses of this lemonade mixture daily. No food is eaten nor any vitamin supplements taken during the cleanse. If you get hungry, have another glass of lemonade. After all, this is also called the "lemonade diet."
If you are overweight, you may use less maple syrup. If you are underweight, use more maple syrup if you wish. If you are worried about losing weight, "... The only things you can possible lose are mucus; waste, and disease. Healthy tissue will not be eliminated."
Do not vary the amount of lemon juice per glass and be sure to drink at least six glasses of lemonade a day. You can drink more water, if you want.
Enhance Your Elimination
This is a cleanse as opposed to a weight loss diet. So, you need to ensure you are eliminating the toxins that are being loosened in your system. Cravings, aches, pains, mental irritability and tiredness will turn on as your toxins are mobilized. To eliminate these unpleasant sensations, you need to be sure you have two, three, or more bowel movements a day.
Drink a laxative herb tea each evening. You can find it in your local health food store. I recommend senna tea or a blend with senna in it. (Senna is an herb that promotes bowel movement.) The kind I've bought warn you not to drink more than two cups per day.
Each morning on an empty stomach, add two teaspoons of sea salt to a full quart of luke-warm water. Do not use ordinary iodized salt as it will not work properly. Drink the entire quart of salt water first thing in the morning. "Chug" this — drink it as fast as possible. Within an hour several bowel movements will likely occur. (You'll need to be by a toilet for half an hour to an hour.) If you do not have several bowel movements, try a little more salt in the water until it works.
Drink the herb laxative tea at night to loosen and the salt water each morning to wash it out. If you can't drink the salt water in the morning, drink the herb laxative tea at night and in the morning.
Breaking Your Fast
Breaking a long fast is very, very important. You should ease your way back to solid food after one or two additional days of juices, orange or grapefruit. If you are going back to raw fruits and vegetables, you may do so on the afternoon of the second day.
If you have been a meat eater and/or milk products consumer, shift to cooked vegetable soup on the afternoon of the second day and a salad for dinner. Keep the lemonade drink as your breakfast drink after that. Of course, you would do better with the least amount of meat and no milk products as they are very productive of mucus and hinder digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Detoxifying literally means removing poisons from your body. Once these poisons are gone, you will feel energetic, vital, happy and healthy. It is the poisons that make us feel tired, mentally confused, irritable, unhappy, depressed and ill. Consequently you should look forward to detoxification.
Unfortunately, when the toxins are mobilized, they will bring about those unpleasant feelings and tempt you to quit the cleanse before you are through. So, you need to understand the symptoms of detoxification and ensure that you drink your laxative tea and salt water to stimulate elimination of those toxins.
My experience with the cleanse and with various people doing it has taught me that whatever symptom I experienced one day, it would be gone the next morning with my bowel movements. It is nevertheless helpful to know when you are detoxifying because it helps you to get through that symptom to know it will be gone tomorrow.
I have grouped the detox symptoms I and others have had into three groups:
Cravings — I have only known one or two people to be hungry on this cleanse. Drinking more lemonade or water handles that. I have, however, observed that people on the cleanse crave what they are detoxifying. Proof that this is true is that the cravings usually go away the next morning with bowel movements. You can crave anything when detoxifying, but most likely you will experience cravings for the most toxic foods, such as pizza, hamburgers, barbeque ribs, etc.
Tiredness — When your body fights toxins, whether from detoxifying or an infection, it diverts energy into healing and away from the energy you use to work and play. On my first 20 day cleanse, I was not tired except on the fifteenth day. The next morning, I experienced heat in my bowel movements, an indication that acidic toxins were being eliminated. I also lost all sense of tiredness.
Irritability — This includes the desire to "just chew something
A Special Note on Headaches
In talking to people doing the cleanse, I've learned that people with caffeine addiction (coffee, soft drinks, etc.) experience headaches for the first 2 - 4 days. If they are too bad, end the cleanse and come off the caffeine first.
I hope you will have the same wonderful increase in mental clarity, health, energy and positive mental attitude that I and others have found. If I can be of any additional help, please post them on the bulletin board. We try to answer them in 24 - 48 hours.
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