(a.k.a. “the Lemonade diet” – or “lemon-aid” as I like to call it!)
The purpose of the program is to give the digestive tract a ten-day vacation; so adding things to be digested does not contribute to the objective of the diet. The intake of supplements and vitamins during the program is not
recommended because it interferes with the body’s elimination system. The natural sources of vitamins and minerals already found in lemon and the maple syrup already provide for the body’s needs during the detox program. Furthermore, it is recommended to stick to the recipe given for maximum detox results.
Although it is recommended a minimum of 10 days on the Master Cleanse Diet for maximum benefits, this regimen can be followed for as little as 7 days and still be beneficial rest for the digestive track. It may also be safely extended to 40 or more days, depending upon a person’s physical condition. The lemonade diet recipe has all of the nutrients needed during this timeframe, so no other food is allowed during the cleansing period. Please consult your physician prior to embarking on an extended master cleanse journey!
Cleansing the body three to four times a year will do wonders for keeping the body in a normal healthy condition. The lemonade diet may be undertaken more frequently for serious conditions, again, with the support of your physician.
Make sure that you have all of your necessary supplies ready and at hand. Having the adequate master cleanse recipe supplies with you before you begin, will ensure that you do not quit the diet prematurely and will alleviate unnecessary stress and worry.
~ 1/2 lemon or 2 tbsp of lemon juice
~ 1-2 tbsp of pure maple syrup (1tbsp recommended for weight loss)
~ 1/10 tsp cayenne pepper (red) or more to taste (helps breaks up mucus and increases warmth)
~ 8 oz of purified water
( 8 servings, one day’s worth)
~ 4 lemons
~ 8-16 tbsp of pure maple syrup
~ 1-2 tsp of cayenne pepper
~ 2 Liters of purified water
You will also need the following to complete this cleanse:
~ UNIODIZED Sea Salt
~ Herbal Laxative Tea (I love YOGI teas)
~ 1 Litre Water Bottles
~ 1 Tablespoon Measure
~ 1/8 Teaspoon Measure
~ Cutting Board
~ Sharp knife
Drink as much of this lemonade as you want, but make sure that you drink at least six 8 oz. glasses. The lemonade contains all the vitamins and minerals you need. You don’t have to start your fast on the morning of the first day. You can begin later in the day, even if you’ve already eaten. Once you begin, however, eat nothing more while you’re on the fast. Diabetics, please refer to last page.
SALT WATER FLUSH:
Drink an oral salt water enema upon arising. To do this:
~ Add 1-2 level teaspoons of un-iodized sea salt to at least a litre of lukewarm water
~ Shake well, then drink the entire litre
~ Make sure you use un-iodized sea salt; regular or iodized salt will not have the same beneficial effect. This oral enema will flush out your entire digestive tract and colon from top to bottom, usually within an hour, prompting you to eliminate several times, clearing out the plaque and debris from the walls, and the parasites that have been living there.
Each morning & evening you can drink an herbal laxative tea to help with elimination. Make sure that you have at least an hour and a half before resuming your usual daily activities.
Note: When using the salt water flush in the morning, the herbal laxative only needs to be consumed at night. It is strongly recommended by the founder of the diet that the salt water flush be consumed every morning to thoroughly cleanse the digestive tract.
The salt water flush not only aids in complete body detoxification, but weight loss as well.
!!! COMING OFF THE DIET !!!
First Day: Start with 4 oz. fresh squeezed orange juice mixed with 4 oz. water. If it goes well, drink several more 8 oz. glasses of fresh orange juice during the day. Sip slowly. Dilute with water if needed.
Second Day: Drink several 8 oz. glasses of orange juice during the day — with extra water, if needed. In the evening make a vegetable broth (no canned soup). Use seasonal leafy and root vegetables such as: beets and beet tops, turnips and turnip greens, kale, carrots, onions, parsley, celery, potatoes, okra, one or two kinds of legumes, squash, beans, a little salt, cayenne pepper and dehydrated vegetables or veg. powder may be added for flavor (no MSG or hydrolyzed protein). Cook lightly. Drink the broth, eating only a few bites of the vegetables.
Third Day: Orange juice in the morning. At noon have some more soup with some of the vegetables. No meat, fish, eggs, bread, pastries, tea, milk, or coffee. For Dinner, have the vegetables in the soup.
Fourth Day: Orange juice or lemon and maple syrup in the morning. Fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts for lunch. Salad or fruit for dinner.
Fifth Day: Eat normally but no junk food, dairy, tea, coffee, white flour or white rice, heavy animal proteins.
If, after eating is resumed, distress or gas occurs, go back to the lemonade diet for a few days until the system is ready for food.
Holistic Health Disclaimer
The recommendations presented here are not intended as a diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure for any ailment or disease, and are not intended as a substitute for regular medical care. The purpose of a holistic nutritionist is to provide information that will help you bring your own body back to balance by recommending an individualized diet and supplementation plan.
Always consult with your personal physician before beginning any new program or making any changes on your own.