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Detoxifying the Master Cleanse

Cleansing and detoxifying 

the Master Cleanse


This is not a recommendation.

Stanley Burroughs Master Cleanse aka Lemonade Diet

There are many fasting and fruit cleanses out there. I personally have done at least 10 master cleanses and 6 liver gallbladder flushes. I did not experience the release of stones many report doing the gallbladder flushes but I did feel a release of toxins. I did experience decreased gut inflammation which was my first indication of food sensitivities and I began looking at non-inflammatory diets. However, that being said ‘I would NOT recommend this cleanse,’ it took me years to recover the minerals I lost during this detox. I also have seen people who do more than a couple of weeks having signs of electrolyte imbalance, which can become a serious problem

I embarked on doing so any master cleanses and liver gallbladder flushes because I had very high toxic levels of mercury, alumininum and uranium on hair analysis laboratory analysis. After doing all of these cleanses my toxicity levels dropped in half, however, I also had created a deficiency of good minerals.

According to what I have read with regard the Master Cleanse, you do not have to supplement with minerals during this process because of the grade B/C maple syrup containing minerals. In retrospect I don’t feel this is the case.

Most detox programs, as in infrared saunas, a good cocktail of vitamins and minerals is recommended. I am providing the information on the master cleanse for those patients who want to use this cleanse, but I recommend caution and a good supplement.

The Purported Purpose according to the book:
  • to dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that has formed in any part of the body
  • to cleanse the kidneys and digestive system
  • to purify the glands and cells throughout the entire body
  • to eliminate all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles
  • to relieve pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessel
  • to build a healthy blood stream
  • to keep youth and elasticity regardless of our years
When To Use It
  • when sickness has developed
  • when the digestive system needs a rest and a cleansing
  • when obesity has become a problem
  • when better assimilation and building of body tissues is needed
How Often

Follow the diet for a minimum of 10 days or more – up to 30 days. [I would not recommend more than 10 days.] The diet has all the nutrition needed during this time. Three to four times a year will do wonders for keeping the body in a normal healthy condition. The diet may be undertaken more frequently for serious conditions.

How To Make It
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon or lime juice (approx. ½ lemon)
  • 2 Tbsp. genuine maple syrup (not maple flavored sugar syrup)*
  • 1/10 Tsp. cayenne pepper (red pepper) to taste
  • Water to fill 10 oz. glass – medium hot (spring or purified water)

Combine the juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper in a 10 oz. glass and fill with medium hot water. (Cold water may be used if preferred.)

Use fresh lemons or limes only, never canned lemon or lime juice nor frozen lemonade or frozen juice. Use organic lemons when possible. (Organic)

How Much To Drink

It varies on body weight – that having been said, you should drink it throughout the day – you shouldn’t feel hungry, whenever you do feel hungry make sure you have some mixture to drink. Most people will drink approximately 8 to 10 ten ounce glasses a day. You should also be drinking purified water. I personally like Trinity water as it is the most alkaline water I have tested. Many of the bottle waters are actually acidic despite their label claims – you can test it with pH paper.
You can vary the maple syrup by reducing it a bit if you want to loose more weight. For example, if you drink approximately 8 ten oz. glasses per day – (you 2 tbsp syrup and 2 tbsp lemon in each) – that’s 1 cup of grade B maple syrup equals 800 calories, plus the calories from the lemon juice (20 calories per medium lemon).

* The maple syrup is a balanced form of positive and negative sugar and must be used, not some “substitute”. There are three grades of maple syrup. Grade A is the first run – mild in taste, and with fewer minerals than the other grades. Grade B is the second run with more minerals plus more maple taste. It is more suitable for the diet and less expensive. Grade C is the third run with even more minerals and still stronger taste of maple and slightly less pleasant for most people, although acceptable in the diet. It is lower in price. As Grade C is less expensive it can be used as an excellent sweetening agent in preparing foods. The strong maple flavor blends very well. The maple syrup has a large variety of minerals and vitamins. Naturally the mineral and vitamin content will vary according to the area where the trees grow and the mineral content in the soil. These are the minerals found in average samples of syrup from Vermont: Sodium; Potassium; Calcium; Magnesium; Manganese; Iron; copper; Phosphorus; Sulfur; Chlorine and Silicon. Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, nicotinic acid and Pantothenic acid are also present in the syrup. Some uniformed operators of the sugaring of the maple syrup do use formaldehyde pellets, run through polyethylene tubing but there are many more that don’t. Search out and demand the kind not using formaldehyde.

Neck Pain and Whiplash
Many people are afraid of the traditional chiropractic adjustments to the neck . . . don’t worry Dr. Best Chiropractor offers low-force and non-force techniques to reestablish normal movement back into the neck and the entire spine. Adjustments to the neck can are tailored to an individuals needs as well as what they are personally comfortable with. Neck pain is best treated by a chiropractor in the early stages before it becomes degenerative.

Whiplash commonly caused by an auto accident is often ignored by many people thinking the pain and soreness will go away on its own; often the pain will go away but the underlying problem becomes worse over the next few years resulting in degenerative conditions. Serious injuries like a car accident should not be overlooked.
Arthritic Joint Pain
Nutrition can play an important role in reducing symptoms of arthritic joints. The key is to increasing joint flexibility while reducing pain and inflammation with cold laser therapy, and balanced muscular structure around the joint.
Knee injuries and shoulder injuries are common problems where often surgery can be avoided with early treatment. Vibration training may be used to rehabilitate injured joints, ligaments and muscles.
Often a simple sprained ankle left untreated, for example, becomes a “weak link” with re-injury to the area on regular basis. It may also cause favoritism of a limb leading to other injuries and degenerative conditions.
Headaches and Migraines
Tension headaches are the most common headaches helped by a chiropractor. Tension headaches usually arise from trigger points in the muscles behind the neck, at the base of the skull or in the upper back. Activation of these points refer pain which goes up the neck often up and around the base of the head to the eye. Trigger point therapy and adjusting the neck by a chiropractor gives relief to these factors. Migraines and their origin may be more difficult to pinpoint, often arising from emotional, food sensitivity or other allergy triggers. Dr. Best Chiropractor is skilled at finding many of these underlying triggers relieving the the frequency and duration of migraines.
Sports Injuries
Dr. Best Chiropractor specializes in sports injuries and has worked with Olympic and professional athletes to martial artists and personal trainers.

Dr. Best Chiropractor has unique approach to realigning the muscular system and the joints in the extremities through Applied Kinesiology and laser therapy.

Did you know in the shoulder girdle alone there are 17 muscles that have to work in concert with each other or joint pain can easily develop.
Back Pain and Sciatica
You may have never realized how chronic or intermittent back pain can make your life miserable. Chiropractors may help relieve your pain whether it is caused by an acute injury a simple misalignment of the spine. Chiropractic works to treat low back pain that may radiate throughout the spine by finding the treatment that works for you. Chiropractors are licensed to use cold laser therapy for acute pain which is due to inflammation.
Wellness Care During Pregnancy
Did you know that keep your body aligned can make a difference to your physical health and your baby to be? Safe and gentle adjustments during pregnancy may alleviate not only back pain, hip pain, knee pain but reduce the overall stress of being pregnant.