Wednesday, March 14, 2012

On Doing a Master Cleanse

Yes, I completed a 10 day master cleanse. My reasons for doing it included continuing to clear up my skin (after a bout of break-outs in reaction to gluten), trying to control allergies, and going back to healthier eating habits. It was nice to give my digestive system a break. It was great to confirm that I will not die if I don't eat solid foods for more than one day.

I didn't experience any hunger - just cravings; for popcorn in particular. Since doing the Master Cleanse...

1. I continue to drink the lemonade here and there, because it actually isn't bad and because I still have a weakness for French Bread, I need a glass or two afterwards to clear me up. Yes, it's been helping.

2. I didn't eat meet for about a week after the cleanse. Just wanted to keep my body light. It was great and I will continue to take animal protein breaks.

3. I have decided that I will give my digestive system a break (fast) for one day out of the month. It can reduce your risk of heart disease by 39% - that's pretty significant! As a matter of fact, I think tomorrow will be my first day.


The day before starting your cleanse gather all the ingredients and supplies you will need.

Ingredients for 10 Days:
30 large lemons
64 fl oz organic Grade B maple syrup
4 oz sea salt (not iodized)
6 tsp/.5 oz cayenne pepper powder
10 herbal laxative tea bags
8 gallons purified water

Before bedtime drink your first cup of herbal laxative tea.

How to Brew a Cup of Tea for Maximum Benefit and Enjoyment:
Bring 8 oz (1 cup) of purified water to a boil
Pour water over a tea bag in a cup
Cover the cup with a small dish
Allow to steep 10-15 minutes
Gently squeeze the tea bag to release remaining extract

Start your first day (and the remaining 9 days thereafter) with a salt water flush.

Recipe for Daily Salt Water Flush:
32 oz (4 cups) of purified water with two(2) level tsp of sea salt

Daily Regimen for 10 Days:
Drink 32 oz (4 cups) of purified water with two level tsp of sea salt (you will need access to a bathroom within the hour)
Drink 6 to 12 glasses of the lemonade
Drink as much herbal mint tea and/or water as you wish throughout the day

Recipe for 1 Glass of Lemonade:
2 tbsp (1/2 of one lemon) freshly squeezed lemon/lime juice
2 tbsp organic Grade B maple syrup
1/10 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste (more)
8 oz (1 cup) glass warm/room temperature purified water

The last day of your cleanse, do not drink the herbal laxative tea at bedtime.

Post-Cleanse Day 1:
Drink several 8 oz glasses of orange juice throughout the day as desired.

Post-Cleanse Day 2:
Drink several 8 oz glasses of orange juice throughout the morning and early afternoon.
Have a homemade vegan vegetable soup for dinner.

Post-Cleanse Day 3:
Drink an 8oz glass of orange juice for breakfast.
Have a homemade vegan vegetable soup for lunch.
Have a vegan meal for dinner.

You may now resume to regular eating and start consuming mindfully for better health and beauty.