Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Master Cleanse

Today is day 10, my last day, of the Master Cleanse. I'm so excited to be done but also excited about all the benefits.

The Master Cleanse is a dieting program created by Stanley Burroughs in 1941 and made popular by Peter Glickman who promotes Burroughs' regimen to a modern audience. Burroughs states that it is a detoxification program that aids in the removal of harmful toxins from within the body, as well as a reducing diet for loss of weight, and a cure for ulcers and "every kind of disease," resulting in "the correction of all disorders."

The cleanse involves drinking only a concoction made from fresh lemons, grade B maple syrup and cayenne pepper. No food is eaten for the entire cleanse. The basic cleanse is 10 days although you can go longer. Each morning you drink 1 quart of salt water and every evening one cup of Smooth Move tea.

Though its tough and takes a ton of self control to go 10+ days without food I think it is well worth it! During the cleanse I've felt a lot better, have more energy, and have dropped a few pounds.

The book is available on

My lunch for the past week and a half: jars of mixed lemon juice and maple syrup with cayenne pepper to go with. Yum! (not)

1 comment:

  1. Its easy to see why it would help someone lose weight. Not eating for 10 days should do the trick. ~Joe