The Master Cleanse Program: A Full Body Cleanse To Lose Weight, Detox and Get Energized

The original Master Cleanse program, outlined in a book published in the mid ‘70’s by Stanley Burroughs, and expanded by Peter Glickman, promotes an effective body cleansing diet that has provided a fundamental detoxifying solution for millions of happy followers. The benefits of the lemonade cleanse, a unique detox cleanse program based on three simple ingredients: lemons, cayenne and maple syrup, has been proven a means for anyone to detoxify the body without buying expensive dietary supplements.

Everyone interested in whole body cleanse ideas, understanding natural colon cleansing, or searching for effective weight loss tips should begin by reading Stanley Burroughs and/or Peter Glickman’s books, both available online. To understand the reasons behind the Master Cleanse program and the Lemonade Diet, it’s a good idea to read the most recent edition of Peter Glickman’s book: Lose Weight, Have More Energy & Be Happier in 10 Days (the expanded 3rd edition, released January 2011).

Who is Peter Glickman?

Peter Glickman is an alternative medicine advocate, a chiropractic clinic director, a chelation therapy promoter and clinical director (which means he offers help for those who wish to use chelating agents to help detoxify the body of heavy metal buildup.) He is the author of the well-known weight loss books and promoter of the Master Cleanse program, Lemonade Diet and raw food lifestyle.

How does a full body cleanse work?

Using the Master Cleanse program, detoxifying your system is not difficult or expensive if you can stick with it. It’s all about fresh lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup.

A whole body cleanse begins slowly by flushing the body of toxins, drinking up to twelve glasses of water daily, following a detox diet that consists of fresh squeezed lemon juice, cayenne and maple syrup, gaining control of your appetite, your body functions and being able to ease yourself into a raw food diet to maintain the long-term detoxification you have begun with a cleanse.

To make life easier, you can buy a complete Master Cleanse Kit that will include your daily laxatives, the saltwater flushing ingredients as well as your choice of juicer, measuring devices and herbal teas.

The Master Cleanse program is a body cleanse that gets you started on a healthier lifestyle. For example, after cleansing the colon and detoxifying during the first 10 days, you may decide to continue reaping the benefits of a healthier diet by eating less processed foods, eliminating dairy and packaged ingredients and opting to build your meals around living raw foods – vegetables / fruits; eliminating meat / animal products. It can also help get you started with fresh vegetable juices and drinking more water to help daily elimination. Starting with a lemonade diet, and working into a more healthful meal plan routine, is what the overall aim should be.

Although a detox diet or a cleanse may be just a few days, it is the prelude to altering your lifestyle, to maintaining fresh raw food eating habits and filling your body with nutrient rich natural ingredients instead of dead foods. The Living Food Diet is a diet that works in maintaining health and nutrition long-term.

It’s important that you follow the steps outlined and do the flushes and drink the lemonade, cayenne and maple syrup as instructed to maximize the effects of the body cleanse. It’s very important to do a colon cleanse daily, which is why there is so much emphasis on what the Master Cleanse calls the Daily Detox Bowel Movement.

We highly recommend buying the book and getting a kit, but if you want to do it on your own without any expense, the lemonade diet is free:

1. drink 12 to 20 + glasses of this lemonade preparation (whatever you need) per day. Use only fresh squeezed lemons.

Each lemonade will be made of the following:

  • fresh squeezed lemon juice (FRESH) about 2 tablespoons
  • maple syrup also 2 tablespoons mixed with the juice
  • Cayenne pepper powder mixed into the syrup and lemon juice using as much as you can tolerate, but at least a tenth of a teaspoon.
  • water – eight ounces

Drink water constantly during the day. Just keep a bottle handy all the time.

The other part of the master cleanse diet and the lemonade diet advocated by Peter Glickman and also by Tom Woloshyn recommends laxatives morning and/or nightly – usually between 3 and 5 herbal tablets to keep you really regular.


The other aspect of cleansing the body requires the SWF, in other words, a Salt Water Flush that’s a little nasty, but very effective in getting the bowels cleansed each day. From the time you drink the solution until elimination, takes about an hour, sometimes less.

There are variations on the Master Cleanse Detox Salt Water Flush, but here’s the basic recipe: 1 liter of water to 1 tablespoon of SEA salt (not table salt). If it’s not palatable, add a little lemon to get it down. Mix it up and drink fast, on an empty stomach! Then wait. It’s good to remain near a toilet during the cleansing process.

How Long Does It Take?

The detox diet, the colon cleanse, or whatever you want to call it, should last at least 10 days. Try to stick to this period of time.

After the first 3 days you will hardly feel hungry, in fact you may not desire food at all, and you’ll find that you have a lot more energy than when you were eating.

It’s okay to stick to this body cleanse longer if you want, 14 days or more is fine, if you have no medical conditions, and are feeling good.

You can also try doing 14 days, then slowly add juices and fresh veggies for 10 days, then do another body cleanse for 10 or 14 days to double up the effects and really detox the system.

Easing out of the body cleanse…

No matter how long you do the full body cleanse or the colon cleansing therapy, you must ease back into juices and solid food SLOWLY.

Ease into other juices and foods by starting with orange juice and maple syrup, then green vegetable juices and eventually raw veggies – more veggies than fruit if you can.

Don’t eat solids for at least 3 days following the ten day Master Cleanse program.

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