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 you’re 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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Am I Done The Master Cleanse when I have a Pink Tongue?

The most commonly agreed-on sign that your Master Cleanse is done, is the “Master Cleanse Tongue” the pink tongue emerging (or returning) as your body moves through stages of detox. There is some controversy to this as well as there are different reasons why one may develop a white fuzzy tongue, but Stanley Burroughs himself …

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Is the Salt Water Flush Safe? What happens if it doesn’t work?

This is the 4th most common salt water flush question asked in our community, and is perhaps the most “scary” as it certainly seems logical that “all this salt can’t be good for me” Variations of this question include “Is the Salt Water Flush Safe?”,  “Don’t you die from drinking salt water?” The salt water flush …

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How Many Lemons Should I Be Using?

The range of servings is from 6-18 glasses (and up), with the recommended average being 10 glasses or servings of a standard water glass (8oz). We know that each serving has 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in it, but what we often don’t know as it’s a variable is the size of the lemons, or the …

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Can I Substitute Lemon Juice on The Master Cleanse (Alternatives)

When people ask if they can substitute lemon juice during their lemonade diet master cleanse, there are a couple reasons why, the most common is that fresh lemons are hard to find in many parts of the world, especially those in central and south america where limes rule the day, called limon. Other reasons why people …

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Common Mistakes of the Master Cleanse

There are a few pitfalls to beware for newbie and master cleansers alike. The most common Master Cleanse mistakes, while understandable, are certainly very avoidable. Experience will help to identify and eliminate the problem areas that people often fall into when doing the Master Cleanse for the first time. Many Master Cleanse mistakes revolve around …

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Master Cleanse Ingredients

The Master Cleanse is powerful in its simplicity in both process and ingredients. Although very few ingredients are required, the quality of the ingredients is critical. Each and every one of the Master Cleanse Ingredients should be organic grade, ripe, locally sourced, and unrefined without any preservatives. This can make for a challenge to keep …

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Extended Ease-Out

5 Years ago I coined the phrase “Ease-Out” to describe what was up-to-then described as “Breaking the Cleanse”. Coupled with a concept I suggested to book-end the Lemonade Diet, the “Ease-In” (the opposite of the Ease-Out at the front of the cleanse), these two periods of 6 days total can be as effective part of …

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