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Pre-Cleanse Information

Jennifer Eardley March 14, 2021

1. START EACH MORNING WITH A “SALT WATER FLUSH”

Burroughs emphasizes that the master cleanse eliminates toxins from the body, and he suggests helping the body along with herbal elimination teas and salt-water cleansing.

SALT WATER FLUSH DIRECTIONS

• Add 2 level teaspoons of non-iodized sea salt to a full quart of lukewarm water. Drink the entire quart of salt and water first thing in the morning. NOTE: This must be taken on an empty stomach.

Several eliminations will likely occur during the next hour. If elimination does not occur, increase the amount of salt slightly; if it is too forceful, reduce the salt-to-water ratio until the proper balance is found. 

If your goal is weight loss

In the past, it was recommended to use less maple syrup – as little as 1 TBSP per 10 oz glass – to maximize weight loss on the lemonade cleanse. However, using more maple syrup provides sustaining energy that allows many individuals to maintain the cleanse. Thus, one may be more likely to meet weight loss goals using the same lemonade recipe that is recommended for detoxification, including 2 TBSP of maple syrup per glass.

3.OPTIONAL: DRINK AN OCCASIONAL CUP OF ORGANIC PEPPERMINT TEA

(included in all Master Cleanse Kits)

4. END EACH DAY WITH A CUP OF SMOOTH MOVE® OR OTHER SENNA-BASED TEA.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE MASTER CLEANSE

“Easing in” to the master cleanse gives your body a chance to prepare for the fast. Most experts suggest a period of four to five days before you begin the actual lemonade diet. The following suggestions are intended to “ease” your body into the fast.

Day 1  Master Cleanse Preparation: Eliminate Unhealthy Foods
On the first day of easing in, begin to develop more awareness about the foods you choose and notice which are fresh and raw. Begin to focus on these types of food and eliminate all processed foods, meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar. Choose organic whole foods.

Day 2  Master Cleanse Preparation: Fruits and Vegetables
On Day 2, completely eliminate all processed foods, meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine and processed sugars from your meals. Instead, opt for fresh, organic fruits and fresh, organic vegetables. Eat as much of your food raw as possible. Continue reading The Master Cleanser.

Day 3  Master Cleanse Preparation: Liquids Only
Switch to a liquid diet to prepare your body and mind for the days ahead. If you have a juicer or blender, then make fresh vegetable and fruit smoothies and juices from organic produce. You can also make light vegetable soups and broths for this day.

Day 4  Master Cleanse Preparation: Orange Juice Only
In The Master Cleanser, author Stanley Burroughs cautions readers to break their fast with a day of consuming only orange juice. Use this same strategy for the last day of the easing in period. Drink several glasses of fresh-squeezed, organic orange juice during the day. If you feel hungry, you can add a tablespoon or two of maple syrup to the juice.

Also, drink plenty of water. At night, in preparation for starting the lemonade diet, take the laxative tea.

Day 5  Start the Master Cleanse Lemonade Diet

Now your body is more prepared for the cleanse!