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The Master Cleanse is Not for Everyone

If you are thinking about going on the Master Cleanse please consider a few things before you start. To receive all the benefits of the cleanse it is optimal that you should be medication free. However, DO NOT go off any of your prescription drugs without consulting first with your Physician.

Some literature I have read states you can do the cleanse while on your medication. I feel like you really would need to be monitored by a doctor. The reason is because we store toxins rather harmlessly in our fat. When the fat is released so are the toxins. Medications we take are also stored in our fat cells. In some cases 40% of the dose is sitting there stored in our body! Therefore, for instance, if you are on high blood pressure medication while cleansing you may only need half of your usual dose.

I read that antidepressants are extremely toxic and can be quite dangerous on the cleanse. Some people decide to wean off their medications with the help of their doctor before doing this cleanse.

If you find that this cleanse is too intense then there are other options out there, such as a fresh juice detox. The most important advise I can give is to make sure you are doing what is best for your personal health! We each have our own journey to take and what is right for one may not be for another. In the mean time we should love and support one another — cheering each other along — even if we choose to take different paths.

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    The Beaded Peacock
    June 4, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Well said!! Love and support are what we each need. So, don't judge me if I have a Dr Pepper at the end of this cleanse!! What I really want is a spinach salad, and I am looking forward to eating more natural green foods and keeping my body healthy. Thanks again for your insights. Continuing my journey, day 4…

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