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  • Started 12 years ago by LemonheadPat

  1. For all the people who are new to the Master Cleanse, here are some tips that are very important if you want to get the most from your experience while doing the MC:

    --Do NOT deviate from the original recipe.It has worked, as is, for hundreds of thousands of people since it was written by Mr Stanley Burroughs in 1941. There is no need to add or take away anything from the program, doing so can compromise the success of your cleanse and even your health.

    --If you are on ANY prescribed medication, talk to your doctor BEFORE starting the MC, as the cleanse can render many medications (like birth control pills!) ineffective, or otherwise interfere with the drugs you are taking. Especially speak with your regular doctor if you plan to stop taking any meds while on the cleanse!

    --Probiotics after any cleanse are imperative. You can search the forum for more details but suffice to say that without them you can get very sick by allowing bad bacteria to take control of your digestive tract once the cleanse ends. Have these on hand BEFORE you begin the cleanse, so that if you fall short of your goal you have them ready and waiting.

    --Remember that the Tea is designed to loosen and the Salt Water is designed to flush. Either part taken without the other is only half as effective. Even though the book says you can substitute the tea if you must for the SWF, he does not mean every day - it's more of an emergency alternative for when you simply cannot do the SWF for some reason.

    --Organic lemons are key!! Non-organic lemons are loaded with chemicals you are trying to rid your body of. There is absolutely no point in cleansing if you are going to use chemical-laden fruit. YES, the chemicals and toxins DO get into the fruit. Lemon skin is porous, things seep in, and the ground non-organic fruit is grown in is also rich in toxins which seep up into the plant with its water intake.

    --You should make your lemonade as close to the time you intend to drink it as possible. That said, it is acceptable to squeeze your lemon juice in the morning for the day's tonic. You could then bring the juice, water, maple, and cayenne with you in separate containers, mixing as needed during the day.

    --Remember 10 days is the suggested minimum. Ten days is the time it takes to flush the digestive tract out and for your body to fully switch over to using it's fat resources for energy, thereby releasing toxins stored within. The longer past 10 days you go, the more cleansed your body will become, and the more deeply stored toxins will be able to be removed. Give your body a chance to really cleanse, you won't regret it!

    --PLEASE READ THE BOOK! So many questions are answered there, and you can save yourself a lot of time and effort trying to figure things out on your own. Plus, there is a lot of important information about properly breaking the fast.

    use bottled/filtered/distilled water
    use fresh lemons
    drink all of the salt water mix
    you can cut your maple syrup quantity in half to induce greater weight loss if needed

    skip any steps
    alter ingredients or formulas
    add supplements that aren't part of the cleanse
    mistake detox symptoms for "being sick"!!!

    The first 3 days are the worst (2 and 3 typically). Expect headaches, nausea, and flu-like symptoms. The first load of toxins to go are those readily accessible in your digestive tract. As these loosen and flush out, you will feel the effects! Caffeine withdrawal also hurts! As the detox progresses, it's not over! As your body uses up stored fat, stored toxins are also released into the system creating periods of detox symptoms. Landmark days tend to be 5, 7, 10, and then intermittent periods throughout the rest of a lengthy cleanse. Don't give up and mistake these cleansing waves as "My body is telling me to stop" or "The detox is making me sick"! Your body is just getting RID of The Sick and you're going to feel it. Always drink a lot of water and take it easy. The more water you drink, the faster these symptoms will pass.

    If you stick to these guiding principles, you should have no problem with completing the cleanse.

    The Master Cleanse - "Cleansing the world one cell at a time"
    Posted 12 years ago #

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