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The Benefits of The Master Cleanse

Many skeptics may wonder just how this drink is a miracle and how on earth it can possibly be any good for consumption up to 40 days.  Here is an excerpt from Stanley Burrough’s book, “The Master Cleanser” (page 23):

The lemon is a loosening and cleansing agent with many important building factors.  The ability of the elements in the lemon and maple syrup working together creates these desired results.

  • Its 49% potassium strengthens and energizes the heart, stimulates and builds the kidneys and adrenal glands.
  • Its oxygen builds vitality.
  • Its carbon acts as a motor stimulant.
  • Its hydrogen activates the sensory nervous system.
  • Its calcium strengthens and builds the lungs.
  • Its phosphorus knits the bones, stimulates and builds the brain for clearer thinking.
  • Its sodium encourages tissue building.
  • Its magnesium acts as a blood alkalizer.
  • Its iron builds the red corpuscles to rapidly correct the most common forms of anemia.
  • Its chlorine cleanses the blood plasma.
  • Its silicon aids the thyroid for deeper breathing.
  • The natural iron, copper, calcium, carbon, and hydrogen found in the sweetening supplies more building and cleansing material.

If you are worried that you will lose muscle tone, do not.  Literature states that only during the first two days of the fast will muscle tone be lost.  After that only fat reserves will be used as energy.  Furthermore every pound of fat is equal to 3500 calories.  So if one has ten pounds of fat to loose that is 35,000 calories of stored energy.  I can personally attest that my energy has remained just as sufficient if not better than before I started this journey 23 days ago.

Consider this, when an animal is sick it will refrain from eating.  The same happens naturally when you have the flu.  This needed break from processing food allows the body the ability to concentrate its efforts on eradicating the ailment.  The same things happen during a fast.  A metamorphosis starts to occur.  Old and diseased cells are torn down and eliminated while only healthy cells remain in tact.  The body does this in a systematic way, holding on to minerals and vitamins, while eliminating toxins, disease, and old tissue.  The idea is that in the end of your cleanse all unhealthy cells will have died off and only the best ones are left–thus making you like a new born again.

How do you know if your body is toxin free?  Stanley Burrough’s talks about your tongue being the barometer of health.  A few days into the cleanse you will start to build up a sort of white nasty substance all over your tongue.  These are toxins being eliminated from your body.  He states that when your tongue has turned “pink” again then your body has successfully cleansed.

The Master Cleanse is known for curing ailments such as:

  • arthritis
  • asthma
  • allergies
  • allergies
  • high blood pressure
  • lupus, chronic fatigue
  • colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • diverticulitis
  • spastic colon
  • irritable bowel
  • some cases of paralysis
  • neuritis, neuralgia, neuroses
  • mental illness
  • ulcers
  • cancer
  • breaks down tumors and scar tissue

I feel it is our own responsibility to be healthy.  I have gone to the doctor and wasted ample amounts of money and time thinking that a pill or some new cure is going to fix me.  The reality is that these pills cover symptoms and rarely get to the root cause of the problem.  I, for one, am grateful for this cleanse, as I am already seeing so many benefits that it has brought into my life both physically as well as spiritually.  For this reason I share my story and continue to carry on to a better healthier me.

 Read my daily journal as I embark on a 40 day Master Cleanse HERE.


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    The Beaded Peacock
    June 12, 2012 at 3:40 am

    I did it!! Ten days, and I'm amazed at how great I feel and the changes I see and feel. I had orange juice last night and veggie soup today and my stomach tolerated it just fine. I have no desire for sweets or coffee. I feel a need and desire to feed my body fresh foods and look forward to discovering new menu ideas as I continue on my journey!!

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      June 12, 2012 at 5:43 am

      I'm so happy you finished your ten day cleanse! Thanks for sharing your journey with me and please keep me posted!!

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