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.

HOW TO DO THE MASTER CLEANSE

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
NO SOLID FOODS

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.