The Master Cleanse is a book written by Stanley Burroughs which explains the virtues of drinking a lemonade diet.
The Master Cleanse
was written by Stanley Burroughs. In it, the formula for a lemonade diet is given. The purpose of such a program is to heal the body by essentially giving your digestive system a break. Your body consumes a lot of energy in the process of digesting your meals. Think about how you feel after a large meal. Do you feel light and energetic? Heavens no. We all get groggy and lethargic and normally have to lie down some where to 'work it off'. Well, the Master Cleanse gives your body a break and in doing so, natural healing can occur.
This cleanse consists of avoiding all solid foods and drinking a special lemon aid drink. For this reason, many people refer to it as the lemon drink diet. Essentially, the drink contains equals parts lemon juice (fresh only), Grade B maple syrup mixed with clean filtered water. A tiny dash of cayenne pepper is added. All of these ingredients are mixed together and taken as often as you wish.
Whenever you feel you are hungry, have some more lemonade.
While on the Master Cleansing Diet, whenever you get hungry, you drink another glass of the lemonade. As you might imagine two things happen on this program. First, you will go to the bathroom a lot. Second you will most likely experience weight loss. If you are worried about losing too much weight, you can add more maple syrup into your drink to increase the calories.
In the book, Stanley Burroughs suggests maintaining the master cleanser diet for 10 days. You can go as long as 40 days but it is recommended you consult a health care provider before embarking on such an ambitious length of time. If you are sick, overweight, tired or just want to cleanse, try out the program and see how it feels. Most people on the this cleanse experience increased energy, alertness, clearer thinking and overall feelings of well being.