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Lemonade Cleanse

Who has done the lemon master cleanse? What does it entail and did it work for you?

Mon. Jul 16, 9:18am

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The purpose is to eliminate toxins, cleanse the kidneys and digestive system, purify your glands, eliminate waste, relieve pressure and irritation in the arteries, nerves, and blood vessels, and to help build a healthy circulatory system.

You follow it for minimum of ten days, up to forty days may be safe for "extreme cases." You repeat it three to four times a year for ultimate results.

Here's the recipe:

2 Tbsp lemon orlime juice (approx half the fruit) --- organic preferred, but not concentrate!
2 Tbsp genuine maple syrup (not maple FLAVORED syrup)
1/10 Tsp cayenne pepper
Water, medium hot (purified, bottled, just not tap water)

Combine the juice, maple syrup, and cayenne peper in a 10 oz glass and fill with medium hot water (cold water is okay, too).

I guess this is all you drink or eat for 10 to 40 days, depending on your case (no food, no caffeine, no alcohol, nothing). I'm not following it, but I know someone who is. I hear you can lose a lot of weight and that the health benefits are amazing.

Monday, July 16, 2007, 10:29 AM

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Monday, July 16, 2007, 10:50 AM

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I've also seen that it's supposed to be organic, Grade B maple syrup, and that the water should not be fluoridated.
I've never tried the cleanse, but have looked at a lot of reviews. About half swear by its effectiveness and the other half say it's a load of hooey.

Monday, July 16, 2007, 11:12 AM

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i did the master cleanse... it was mostly to kind of purify my system but it ended up not being so great for me to say the least. the monotomy of the master cleanse for 10 days left me pretty deprived of several nutrients, as you are recommended to refrain from taking any vitamins during the cleanse. after 10 days, i had lost about 9 pounds, but a large amount of that was water weight. after the cleanse, though i did it to kickstart my new regimen of eating habits, i went on a month and a half binge as i had cravings like i had never had in my life for really weird things that i would never think of eating before the cleanse (and i had done it to purify my system, haha)... and i just couldn't stop eating. though i didnt really do the cleanse to lose weight (though it definitely was a nice result), i ended up putting back on the weight i had lost, plus about 12 more.

if you're going to do a cleanse, i would recommend a balanced juice fast... the master cleanse seems to me like the mainstream, go-to crash diet weight loss form of a healthier cleansing juice fast. but it works differently for different people i guess, and i've read a few people online who have had a positive experience with it... i guess it depends.

Monday, July 16, 2007, 11:31 AM

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my friend did this and definitely lost weight. in fact, after almost a month she looked like an emaciated herion addict. sickly, pale, weak, tired. all to fit into a smaller size!! obviously, her weight was not her only struggle.

Monday, July 16, 2007, 12:14 PM

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I am not trying to play devil's advocate, but no wonder you lose weight if you're not eating anything! You have no calories to keep your body going. If i've missed something, please let me know, but from what I'm reading you drink this and go 10 days without food....

Monday, July 16, 2007, 1:35 PM

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Monday, July 16, 2007, 1:45 PM

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believe me, i'm no expert, but i do know that going without food puts your body in a serious starvation mode. i think i might run this by the doc i work for and see what he thinks. it sounds like it would certainly boost your metabolism, but i'm not sure about the not eating part...

Monday, July 16, 2007, 2:06 PM

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well, in fact, not eating will not boost your metabolism and can have dire effects on your whole system. your body needs certain nutrients, like potassium and magnesium for instance, to regulate its temperature, operate its central nervous system, THINK clearly, among other primary functions. but don't let science or intuition or sound reasoning distract you. starve yourself and drink sugar and chili-laced water. doesn't common sense just tell you that that's a great idea?!! who needs health as long as you're skinny...

Monday, July 16, 2007, 2:18 PM

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CALM DOWN! Jesus christ almighty. The OP asked what it was, and you all FREAK OUT. What a bunch of cackling hens.

Monday, July 16, 2007, 11:47 PM

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