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Master Cleanse – How to stick to it

I have personally done the Master Cleanse a few times. I am on a day 5 of the 4th Cleanse right now and there are definitely few things I have learned about that can greatly contribute to my and maybe also your success as a cleanser. Challenging your mind and tuning into your body’s needs and rhythms  The Master Cleanse […]

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The Master Cleanse. Can I do it?

Hello wonderful Master Cleanse community! There are many people visiting this website that are about to do the Master Cleanse for the first time. A lot of them are wondering about their ability to keep going after the first couple of days on the cleanse. That is natural as our mind will have us convinced […]

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How Can I Make the Salt Water Flush Easier?

We cover the main salt water flush instructions in another post, but these special instructions are for those who can’t seem to get it down so that it’s effective as their daily detox elimination. We know that many people report they can’t stand the Salt Water Flush. If it isn’t the taste (or after-taste), its the […]

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Can I take Prescription Medicine while on The Master Cleanse

First, congratulations on your decision to be well without using pills and surgery. Second, it must be said: If you are in ill health, have any disease or are taking any medications and want to do the Master Cleanse, consult your licensed healthcare professional first. Most especially, do not discontinue any medications without guidance from a […]

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Master Cleanse Cheats – What’s Ok, What Isn’t OK

Those who cheat while doing The Master Cleanse are called Master Cleanse Cheats! Or are the “Master Cleanse Cheats” those tricks that are allowable, the “hacks” if you will, the grey-area you can search for to lean on when feeling confined by the strict bounds of stanley burroughs original Master Cleanser recipe. Well we won’t […]

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Can Vitamins and Supplements be Taken During the Cleanse

Are you wondering if there is a Master Cleanse Supplement to take instead of doing the full master cleanse, with the mono-liquid, modified juice fast that is the lemonade diet, the salt water flush, detox tea and ease-out? Yes? Then, no. The answer is just plain no. Sorry. There is not magic pill or formula to […]

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What should my Master Cleanse Poop Look Like?

Ah poop. It’s fun to use such silly words to describe such unpleasant topics. Master Cleanse poop, stool, bowel movements, BM’s, or whatever you want to call them are a critically important and telling process of the cleanse. Cleanse Poop Stages over Time Your Master Cleanse stool, or bowel movements will vary over time during […]

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Are There Alternatives to the Salt Water Flush?

This is a 2 part question. Is there something else I can do besides the salt water flush? And, is it Really Necessary? Do I have to do it at all? And for both questions my answer is the same. The top alternative is to NOT DO IT. It’s optional. Besides that there isn’t really […]

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The Salt Water Flush Didn’t Work (What to Do)?

This process, along with the herbal laxative detox tea, is probably the most confusing, most alarming, most questioned part of the master cleanse, apart from the fact you don’t eat anything except the lemonade. The strong reactions come from the strong associations we have with words like “salt” and “laxative” and so worry about safety […]

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Can I use Table Salt or Iodized Sea Salt for the Salt Water Flush?

You absolutely can not use table salt. It can not be iodized. If possible, seek out organic sea salt (although I admit that’s a bit of a misnomer if there ever was one). But the meaning of the marketing term is simply neither iodized nor refined. Sea salt works for me every time… If you scooped a […]

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Do I use the Salt Water Flush, the Laxative or Both?

The “classic” Master Cleanse (aka “Strict Burroughs”) original recipe indicates that the laxative detox tea made from the herb senna is required daily, morning and night. I for one would only do it in the evening, right before bed, when I am so tired I can’t stay up anymore so that I know by the […]

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Will The Master Cleanse Help with Constipation?

The question of Master Cleanse and constipation is asked from both sides of the issue. Many people fear The Master Cleanse causes constipation. But many more are curious if The Master Cleanse, along with the detox tea (herbal laxative), and the salt water flush will help their constipation which was present before the cleanse, and often […]

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What Kind of Water Should I Use?

The short answer for the question of the best Master Cleanse Water is the purest you can find. Now that begs the question, what is pure water, and how do I get it? And so now for the long(er) answer. Pure Water isn’t essential to The Master Cleanse, but the reason we would want Pure […]

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How Much Weight Will I Lose on The Master Cleanse

You’ve heard the disclaimer: Results not typical. Results will vary. And that couldn’t be more true than with The Master Cleanse, which is why I’ll say it again. Everybody is different. Some people do the cleanse with less lemonade than others, some more. Some do it wrong, but have tremendous results. Some do everything right […]

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Can I Exercise on The Master Cleanse?

Most people feel energized and compelled to exercise while on the Master Cleanse. They report feeling healthy and strong through some of the most invigorating work-outs. I have worked out while on the cleanse, and I agree with all those reports. I have ran for 45 minutes on several days times during a cleanse. I […]

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Can I Substitute Cayenne Pepper on The Master Cleanse (Alternatives)

The Cayenne Pepper is frankly just as important to the master cleanse as the fresh lemon juice is, which makes the choice to substitute cayenne pepper, or how it’s taken a dubious decision, and one that must consider fully why cayenne pepper is indeed so important. Yes it’s hot. Yes, it makes what would be […]

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What Are the Maple Syrup Alternatives in The Master Cleanse – Honey, Agave, Molasses?

The Maple Syrup ingredient of The Master Cleanse is the most substituted ingredient largely because maple syrup can be hard to come by, but more so because people have a misconception about sugar, types of sugar, the quality of sugar in maple syrup, the differences in sugars in real maple syrup vs. fake maple syrup […]

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How Does The Master Cleanse Work?

Great question. And one that is on our “Should’ve Asked Questions” list (a list dedicated to the top questions people just don’t think to ask, and therefore doesn’t make our top “Frequently Asked Questions” list. Frequently asked Question variations include: What is a Cleanse? What does a Cleanse Do? How does cleansing work? Or perhaps the […]

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Master Cleanse Maple Syrup Grade A Or B (Or C) – Or 1,2, or 3?

So you’ve decided to do The Master Cleanse, and you’re going to use Maple Syrup (good choice, stick with the classic), but now your’e stuck. You confused about the difference between Master Cleanse maple syrup grades. Grade B syrup is darker, and harder to find, and you heard that’s better. But what’s the deal with […]

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Is the Master Cleanse Safe for Women who are Menstruating?

The Master Cleanse is clearly known to affect menstruation largely from thicker heavier flows. Stanley Burroughs, inventor of The Master Cleanser, doesn’t specifically say one way or another that the cleanse is safe for menstruating women but he had a special tip regarding lemon skins and the effects on menstrual periods: Blend a part of […]

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