The Master Cleanse is not a fast, but a cleansing
program. A true fast consists only of water, while the Master Cleanse
incorporates a mixture of lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper
that is consumed throughout the day as a source of calories, vitamins,
The Master Cleanse is ideal for anyone who is not
diabetic and can safely cleanse for at least 3 to 7 days. The ideal
duration of a cleanse can extend from 1 to 3 weeks.
Take the juice of 1/2 lemon (preferably organic)
into 8 ounces of distilled water
Add 1-2 Tbsp. of grade B maple syrup
Add 1/8-1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (red)
Drink as many 8-10, 8 oz glasses as required according to your body
weight per day. If you weigh 100 pounds then you would drink half your
weight in ounces which would be 50 oz or 5 glasses.
Grade B maple
syrup is one of the most balanced of all sugars containing a balance of
positive and negative ions. Grade B does not enter the bloodstream as
rapidly as honey or sugar which is better for people who react adversely
to sugars, (becoming restless sleepless, and energetic after consuming
sugar), or may be borderline or pre-diabetic. Diabetics should
substitute blackstrap molasses for maple syrup using up to 1/4 tsp.
Contrary to popular belief, lemon is not acidic in the body. It turns
alkaline in the mouth. If an acid-like reaction is observed when using
lemon with water, it is due of the mineral content of the water.
Distilled water will not react in this manner.
Cayenne pepper is a blood vessel dilator, thermal warmer
and provides Vitamin A. People who have type O Blood tend to have poor
circulation. As a result, their body temperature may drop during a
cleanse. Because cayenne is an herb known for its ability to warm and
restore circulation it may be taken internally and used topically
(especially on the feet).
For the deepest cleanse, it is
recommended that you cleanse for at least 2 to 3 weeks. Exercise
enhances the cleansing action of the program.
During the middle
and later phases of the cleanse, the body chemistry changes and energy
levels may begin to increase. One may experience minor discomforts such
as headaches, upset stomach or low energy as toxins and parasites are
released from the body. These symptoms will be short-lived.
is important to have a positive attitude during cleansing or fasting. If
you are unaccustomed to the cleansing, you can prepare yourself by
fasting one day a week. Sunday or your Sabbath day, is a wonderful day
for this purpose. The biggest obstacle to successful cleansing is fear
of failure and not knowing what to expect.
To fast for 24 hours, it is easier if you begin at noon of one day
and finish at noon of the next day or from one dinner to the next.
Again, drink plenty of water.
As you begin to fast, you may
experience some unpleasant side effects of cleansing such as a headache,
nausea, bloating or irritability. These symptoms are part of the
cleansing response and are often a result of toxins and waste matter
being purged from the body which usually takes place within 12 to 36
hours. In any case, you may want to consult your health care
You may have an unexpected emotional clearing.
There are various essential oil blends designed to help control your
emotions and modulate and facilitate the emotional release. Herbs like
St. John's Wort, Kava Kava and Hops Extract are excellent for managing
stress and negative emotion. Ideally these herbs should be take using
oral infusion therapy (sprayed into the inside of the mouth where they
can be most efficiently delivered in to the blood).
The first 2
to 4 days of the cleanse are often the most difficult, since you will be
over coming the powerful psychological need to eat. As your body is
cleansed of parasite and putrefying toxins, you will experience a sudden
surge in energy and well being. Tapeworms, pinworms and round worms
often start to appear in your stools (after 4 to 6 days), physical
hunger will fade away. As the cleansing progresses, your mind will
become sharper, your memory will improve and your spirit will become
Remember: It is crucial to drink plenty of
distilled water thought out the day at least 8 to 10 eight ounce
glasses. Water is crucial for not only flushing out toxins, but
maintaining the metabolic machinery of your cells and tissues in proper
To conclude your fast, drink fresh orange or apple juice. When you
are ready, add organic brown rice slowly into your diet.
any program of caloric restriction it is strongly recommended that you
consult with your health care professional before undertaking any
extended fast or cleanse.