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, and minerals.
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.
Master Cleanse Program
Take the juice of 1/2 lemon (preferably organic)
Mix with juice 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 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
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.
It 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 professional.
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 more buoyant.
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 working conditions.
To conclude your fast, drink fresh orange or apple juice. When you
are ready, add organic brown rice slowly into your diet.
*As with any program of caloric restriction it is strongly
recommended that you consult with your health care professional
before undertaking any extended fast or cleanse.