The Stanley Burroughs Master Cleanse
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 Organic Agave 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.
is a natural sweetener used in foods and beverages.
It has a low glycemic index, which makes it ideal for diabetics,
hypoglycemics or those who cannot handle sucrose or artificial sweeteners.
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.
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