Stanley Burroughs published The Master Cleanser in 1976. Since then thousands and thousands of people have used it to cleanse their way to better health and slimmer, trimmer bodies. His book was one of the first books to popularize a detox diet. In addition to the cleanse, sometimes referred to as the Lemonade Diet, Burroughs included his philosophy of disease and home remedies for various ailments such as ring worm, dandruff, fungus growths on the hands or feet, athlete’s foot, indigestion, gas and more. He also includes vegetarian recipes and menus. It has been a classic for decades. The Mater Cleanse, also called the Lemonade Diet has been around for decades. It was created by Stanley Burroughs who was an early advocate of natural health, and believed in the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The results people have experienced by going on this diet have been nothing short of amazing. Chronic health problems people have suffered with for years vanish in as little as 10 days on this amazing diet. You can still find Stanley Burroughs book at most health food store, or online. It’s a small 50 page paperback book that has not changed much since it was first published around 50 years ago. That’s a good thing, it means the Master Cleanse has stood the test of time, but there have been many developments in the natural health field since the time the Master Cleanse was first introduced, and they can defiantly enhance your experience with the Cleanse.
Instructional Video on The Master Cleanse (Lemonade Diet)
Here’s the video it’s about 9 1/2 minutes long. If you like these videos I would be happy to make a few of my own in the future.
You’ll cleanse your body of toxic internal waste – Over time your body can store 20 pounds or more of this waste, using the lemonade diet you can safely eliminate this waste and feel lighter and more energetic
Reduce or even cure chronic pain, even if you’ve suffered with it for years – If you have arthritis, sore joints, or other body aches the lemonade diet can help you
Lose fat, and raise your metabolism – When your body is cleansed and healthy it will burn more fat. The lemonade diet can also help break even the worst junk food addiction in 10 days or less
Look younger and rejuvenate your appearance – wrinkles, dark spots, acne, and other skin conditions vanish when your body is cleansed and healthy
Restore your vigor and lust for life! – If you’re feeling tired and sluggish the Lemonade Diet can recharge your batteries
Master Cleanse Ingredients
The Master Cleanse is powerful in its simplicity. Although very few ingredients are required, the quality of the ingredients is important. Every one of The Master Cleanse Ingredients should be:
Unrefined with no preservatives
The point is to remove chemicals from your system, to eliminate toxins. Your common sense should tell you that canned lemon juice does not have the same nutritional content as fresh squeezed. It should also tell you that organic is free from chemicals and pesticides. The maple syrup will need to be full of nutrients too, and this means no Aunt Je-my-god-this-is-so-refined-sugary-crap maple syrup. Get whole foods. Unrefined foods.
The Master Cleanse Ingredients
The diet itself is also simple and requires only five ingredients. You will want to make sure you have at least several days worth of supplies. I have been caught without maple syrup before and have had to make a dash for a whole foods retailer late one night. This is your nourishment, and simply, if you don’t have it you can’t eat, so be prepared. I shop for a whole week. That can be up to 20 lemons, and 1 liter of maple syrup. In a few months, we will be offering a starter kit that will include all items except the lemons.
Organic Grade B Maple Syrup
Organic Cayenne Pepper
Organic unrefined Sea Salt
Lemons for the Lemonade Diet
When digested, the lemon alkalizes the body. Lemon is a natural cleansing agent for the body, as it brakes and loosens mucus to be eliminated.
Lemon also contains:
many minerals and vitamins – C, B-5, B-6
These help us to brake down unhealthy tissues and cells to be recycled and regenerated. To learn more about this Lemonade diet ingredient, go to our Organic Lemons page.
How many lemons will I need for 10 days of Lemonade diet?
If you buy 50 lemons in advance, as most people do, store 40 in the fridge at a time and take the 10 most ripe lemons out for your first day or two.
NOTE : Store your lemons on the counter to ripen, NOT in the fridge. Enzymes are dormant in the fridge. You want those enzymes.
Maple Syrup for the Lemonade Diet
This is the ingredient in the Master Cleanse that will provide you with the calories and the energy to to fuel your body during the cleanse.
Maple Syrup was chosen by Stanley Burroughs for specific reasons (as was every other ingredient –Fresh Lemon Juice, Cayenne Pepper and Pure Water). It was chosen because it is a very high quality, concentrated source of energy when consumed in its purest state (as close to right-from-the-tree as possible) and is packed full of: nutrients, minerals and vitamins. For the list of all the specific nutrients, please go to our Maple Syrup Page.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT : There are generally 4 grades of Maple syrup. You can also see this grading expressed in the different colors of Maple syrup available on the market. Grade B is actually the highest quality of syrup for the Master Cleanse, and the best choice possible. If it is not available for you, get the darkest grade you can.
Maple syrup provides nutrients, calories and energy
1 Tablespoon of Maple Syrup provides about 55 calories. Since we aim to average 8 glasses of Lemonade each day, we will consume 880 calories each day alone from Maple Syrup (8 glasses x 2 Tablespoons x 55 calories). There are 4 calories in each Tablespoon of Fresh Lemon Juice. That provides a daily calorie intake of 944 calories.
Blackstrap Molasses – An alternative For Diabetics.
Coconut Nectar – The newest addition to this list. It is 100 % raw, vegan, low glycemic, low fructose, very nutritious as well as has neutral PH.
Cayenne Pepper for the Lemonade Diet
Cayenne Pepper is so critical to The Master Cleanse and Lemonade Diet that it is sometimes called the Cayenne Pepper Diet. Cayenne Pepper is a Super Food. Cayenne Pepper is a vegetable and we get our powder for The Lemonade Diet from grinding up a dried specific type of red pepper. Still, many refer to cayenne pepper as an herb. In fact, herbologist and herbalists say that Cayenne Pepper is The Master Herb. Perhaps this is where Stanley Burroughs came up with the name “The Master Cleanser.”
Why Cayenne Pepper is The Master of The Master Cleanse Ingredients
Cayenne Pepper has many wonderful properties:
It is a stimulant which raises the metabolism (something that is important when not digesting food).
It increases circulation, which is very helpful when cleansing because one often feels slightly cool, likely due to the low metabolism which results from not digesting food.
Cayenne Pepper also acts as a blood thinner and purifier, which can help with digestion.
Pure Water for the Lemonade Diet
The quality of your water during the Master Cleanse is the key to great results.You probably know that your body uses water to flush and transport toxins to the organs of elimination ( The colon, bladder, lungs, skin and so on…) to discharge them. Latest scientific research shows that many health problems can be significantly improved, or completely eliminated, with just an adequate consumption of good water. To learn more about the healing power of water, We recommend 3 ways to ensure your water is pure and appropriate for the Cleanse:
You can use a Water Ionizer
Install good Water Filter for your tap water
Or check your local health-food store for Purified Bottled Water
What about distilled water?
Stanley Burroughs – The Master Cleanse founder, did not recommend using distilled water. He called it was “cooked” – completely stripped of natural minerals found in water.It is also slightly acidic.
To complete the diet, very little in terms of equipment or apparatus is required. All items are small, taking up very little space in your cupboard and counter. They are all simple and easy to clean, and should not provide you with any excuses for not starting. To prepare the Master Cleanse Ingredients for your Lemonade you will need:
12? Cutting Board
3 – 1 Liter Chug-gables
Here is a video showing exactly what ingredients to buy and how to make the lemonade.
Lose Weight & Feel Great – Like Dr. Wayne Dyer Did
Yes The Master Cleanse is about Cleanse and Detox, but many of you are for the Weight Loss. Well, great news! As a reduction diet, The Master Cleanse is beyond compare. Be prepared to lose up to 2 lbs per day as fat melts away. Please note, that this is not typical, and results definitely vary. You’ll only lose weight if your body feels you need to. Some people, especially those underweight or malnourished can sometimes put on weight. Most people however, carrying extra weight in fat, will see dramatic, fast, and natural weight loss.
Last but not least, the Cleanse and Detox is a Whole Body experience. You’ll not only feel great about how you look, but you’ll be more aware, proud, and empowered with your ability to be confident, committed in your new healthy lifestyle. Not to mention the famous “Cleansers” High most notably touted by Dr. Wayne Dyer, who proclaims: