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The lemon detox diet – a recipe that really works, but!

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The lemon detox diet – a recipe that really works, but!

Posted on March 20, 2013 by Ken McMurtrie

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Master Cleanse day ten of ten (Photo credit: t r e v y)

From ‘Natural News‘ this article by Aurora Geib, appears to very much deserve a look. Simple cheap and natural, of course.

However, in reading some of the related articles, it seems
that all is not straightforward. So the question arose – do I simply
forget the idea of copying and publishing this, or, as is now obvious,
publish it with the detracting information clearly designated.

A strange situation, unlike any post I
have ever done. So worth the experiment. The reader gets to make a
choice and make up their on mind from all the information, not just one
side. So please read the related articles as well. It may well be
effective, but cannot be sure it is wise.

Let me know what you think, please!

Personally, full on detoxing, especially
this one, is severe and caution is recommended. The need for a separate
laxative is worrying to me. In most cases of health seeking, it
would probably make sense to add this lemon and maple syrup drink to
your normal, healthy diet for improved health results.
(Unqualified person making an unqualified statement!)

(NaturalNews) Ever since Beyonce Knowles was associated with the Lemon Detox diet,
there has been a surge of interest in this particular program. Also
known as the Master Cleanse, this detox diet has been around for almost
50 years and has seen variations on its recipe and program. It’s
effectivity in breaking down built up toxins in the body while
contributing to short term weight loss has made it a popular option for a
spring detox.

Reviewing the Master Cleanse

The Lemonade Detox diet first became effective, strangely, when its creator, Stanley Burroughs, recommended it for the healing of stomach ulcers. In his book “The Master Cleanser“, he goes on to share how he first came to test the Master Cleanse diet
on a patient who was suffering from ulcer for three years. Left with no
other recourse, the patient approached Stanley who recommended that he
undertake the cleanse. After eleven days, the patient was totally healed
to the amazement of the doctors. Many other cases followed with same
consistent and astounding results corrected within ten days. Of
particular note also was that those undergoing the Master Cleanse also
experienced a reduction in weight.

If there have been doubts as to the veracity of Stanley Burrough’s
claim of the Lemon Detox diet’s effectivity, there have been testimonies
over the years of its efficacy. Of recent vintage is Tom Woloshyn’s
work, “The Master Cleanse Experience”, published by Ulysses Press in
2009. This book briefly mentions Woloshyn’s experience in advising
clients who has undergone the Master Cleanse program and provides among
other insights health benefits which include better sleep, positive
outlook, clarity of mind and freedom from addictions. He, thus,
advocates keeping a journal to monitor developments as well as a
reference for future use when undergoing the program for the second or
many more times over.

The Master Cleanse operates on the principle that, for disease to be
addressed, cleansing must be undertaken. Simplifying and correcting
disorders through this process is actually a way of correcting every
disease. Developments in nutrition and science have clearly identified
improper diet,
negative mental attitudes and inadequate exercise as the factors that
create the conditions to produce toxin build up over time. That is why
the Master Cleanse is not an end to itself. It is actually just the tip
of a long chain of healthy decisions of those who wish to undertake it.
Observing a healthy diet, regular exercise as well as stress reduction
is essential in maintaining the gains that the Master Cleanse Detox diet
can offer.

Surrendering to the process

Undergoing a detox diet is just like preparing for a marathon. It is
necessary to keep sight of your goals or you stand to be cast in the
wayside, a victim of your doubts. Tom Woloshyn offers this delightful
insight when encouraging first timers who wish to undertake the Master
Cleanse, fully knowing its side effects firsthand. Defining the outcome
after having identified where you are, and what you want to achieve is
the next step to achieving the goal you have set for yourself.

According to Woloshyn, some people prepare themselves before undergoing the detox
by going on a vegetarian diet. It’s less stressful on the body and
makes the transition to the Master Cleanse easier. For those who
regularly take coffee or soda drinks, a gradual reduction in intake are
recommended as well as taking pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5) to help prevent the onset of headaches brought about by caffeine withdrawal.

People who have undergone organ transplants as well as those
on immune suppressant drugs cannot take the fast. Woloshyn warns that
the cleanse
stimulates the immune system while effectively inhibiting the results of
the drugs, this combination will most likely lead to the organ
transplant being rejected by the body.
[My emphasis]

How to do the Master Cleanse

The Lemon Detox diet is a cleansing program and encourages only the
intake of lemonade made from the following ingredients: lemons, pure
maple syrup, cayenne pepper and water for a minimum of ten days only.

To create the mixture, mix the ingredients in the amount instructed
by Burroughs and drink a minimum of at least six to twelve glasses of
the concoction daily through out the day. Drink the lemonade whenever
hunger pangs strike.

A laxative must be taken in the morning and then in the evening.
Using a salt water flush instead of a morning laxative can also be
availed of instead. However, be sure to observe at least three bowel
movements in a day. This will ensure that the waste accumulated in the
intestinal walls is totally removed.

Always enjoy the Master Cleanse lemonade drink fresh and do not
subject it to microwave as doing so will minimize its effectiveness. For
each successful day, the psychological need to eat is slowly overcome
full, providing confidence and a sense of control that motivates the
person undergoing the diet.

Breaking the Master Cleanse is just as critical as starting
it. On day one coming off the fast, immediately after the end of the
master cleanse, slowly introduce orange juice into the diet. Day two
will see the introduction of vegetable soups and broths. Day three
observe a diet of fruits and vegetables. Be careful not to overeat or
eat too soon and drink plenty of water. Slowly ease your self to a
normal diet and avoid meat, fish, milk and eggs.
[My emphasis]

After undergoing the Master Cleanse, it is advisable to eat wisely.
The gains derived from the Master Cleanse diet will surely be a powerful
foundation to change old habits and start a life free from disease.

The lemonade recipe

The original recipe by Stanley Burroughs produced fantastic results
for almost 50 years. However, some have been promoting alterations of
the original recipe.
The problem with this arrangement is that they are done without
understanding why the original ingredients work. Since the Master
Cleanse is essentially a juice fast, adding shakes, cayenne pepper
capsules or protein powder in an attempt to improve its efficacy is self
defeating because it reduces the efficacy of the diet.

The purpose of the program is to give the digestive tract a ten day
vacation, so adding things to be digested does not contribute to the
objective of the diet. Stanley Burroughs in fact discourages the intake
of supplements and vitamins during the program because it interferes
with the body’s elimination system. Furthermore, the natural sources of
vitamins and minerals already found in lemon and the maple syrup already provide for the body’s needs during the detox program.

Other alterations include mistakes in the ratio of water through
modification of the original recipe and dilution. This modification
defeats the purpose of the minimum 6 drinks a day because it is more
than the amount of water required. It is best to remember that
variations on the process and especially in the recipe will not produce
the results that originally worked for the many that faithfully followed
the original Master Cleanse program and lemonade recipe.

This is the classic single serve recipe provided in Stanley Burrough’s book:

2 (tbs). of lemon or lime

2 (tbs). of genuine maple syrup

1/10 tsp cayenne pepper

10 oz. water (hot or cold as preferred)

For those who cannot enjoy their lemonade, Tom offers this alternative:

1. Mix equal parts of lemon juice and maple syrup as a concentrate in a dark container. Keep this mixture cool.

2. Make enough concentrate for as long as you are incapable of making the fresh lemonade juice.

3. Every time you want a glass of lemonade, measure 4 tbs. of this mixture in a glass.

4. Add water and cayenne pepper, stir and drink. The maple syrup
preserves the lemon juice and prevents oxidation of the vitamin C and

Tom Woloshyn fondly recalled Stanley Burrough’s remarks. He was said
to have repeated many times over a phrase most technical people use when
instructing frustrated customers, “When all else fails, follow the
instructions.” In order to ensure success and experience the benefits of
the Master Cleanse Detox diet, it is essential to understand how to do
the program properly. Faithfully following what has been prescribed is
the first step in this direction.

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I think I'll just move my bed into the bathroom and stock up on Depends, and keep alot of toilet paper and cd's handy- Diarrhea for three weeks- That's a GREAT time!! I think I'd rather pizz on an electric fence a couple of times-I drink and eat enough citrus fruits to keep Tropicana employees working overtime on the weekends, no, that's ok- grrrr

Herb Lady

Herb Lady
Just having glanced over this recipe and this post I cannot help but add to it -
it fails to mention the fact that lemons, which are actually alcholine, will turn acidic 30 minutes after having been cut. Another thing I don't see mentioned in here is that any time that one does such a cleanse and especially a vitamin C cleanse - as soon as you get a diarhea you need to stop. The diarhea indicates that the system is saturated and continuing further could possibly cause damage.

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Thanks HL that's info that peeps probs should know!!

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You're welcome Nannee!

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