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There was an article in the NYT today about Master Cleanse diet. Has anyone on PT tried this?

Sun. Dec 10, 10:05pm

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Here's what the experts in the article say: "Samuel Klein, the director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the medical school of Washington University in St. Louis, is leery of master-cleanse-like regimens because there is no data that prove they provide any medical benefit and no evidence that fasting helps rid the body of toxins, which happens naturally, he said."

After reading the comment from the woman who said she was so hungry she wanted to suck her car's exhaust, no way would I try this.

Sunday, December 10, 2006, 10:30 PM

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I did it

I did it over the summer. It wasn't so bad as wanting car exhaust! but I was pretty damn hungry. It was cool seeing all this crazy, nasty stuff come out of me. And I lost 6 pounds and my skin, hair and energy was dramatically improved. However I quickly slipped back into my old habits, gained back the 6 pounds plus 5 more, all in a matter of three months! either I wasn't careful enough or this is just a plain bad idea. I'm not sure if I feel like I benefited from it anymore.

Sunday, December 10, 2006, 11:50 PM

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if you search for master cleanse you will find many threads with comments from members who have tried it and their experiences, good & bad.

Monday, December 11, 2006, 11:02 AM

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We just published a new article by a leading nutritionist on why the Master Cleanser is not the best approach for cleansing and detox:


Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 10:44 AM

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