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The Master Cleanse or Lemonade Diet is a Detox Diet that uses a Juice Fast to Cleanse the Whole Body while resting the Digestive System. Posts in this category are specific to The Master Cleanse, or the various phases of The Master Cleanse like The Ease-In, The Lemonade Diet, The Ease-Out, The Detox Tea and the Salt Water Flush.

For information on more general and different forms of Cleansing, Detox, Fasting, Weight Loss, Healing and Super Foods please click through to these categories directly.

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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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Lemonade Cleanse Everyday: Using the Lemonade Diet Daily

OK, so we all love The Lemonade Diet. Well…, maybe not LOVE. Sometimes we have a love/hate relationship with The Master Cleanse, but mostly because detox diets, and cleansing is so challenging. But if life wasn’t challenging we would all be very bored. There is lots to love (or hate) about The Lemonade Diet including […]

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How and Why to Use an Herbal Laxative on the Master Cleanse

When considering using an Herbal Laxative for The Master Cleanse, one first has to understand some simple body mechanics and what the MC is and how it works. The Master Cleanse is a liquid mono-diet, which means it is a diet of only liquids composed of only the lemonade drink; it does not require or need any […]

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Master Cleanser Side Effects

Let’s rename The Master Cleanser Side Effects. I want to call them Front Effects because they are simple, natural, tolerable and, most importantly, a sign of your healing in progress. The term “side effect” has an emotional trigger for most of us. We associate the term with the life-threatening effects of modern prescriptions. We think of […]

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Maple Syrup Diet and The Lemonade Diet

Rich Maple Syrup is our primary source of energy while on The Lemonade Diet, but it isn’t only chosen to give us energy. Usually the first thing I hear from people with whom I am talking to about The Master Cleanse is: “That can’t be healthy. You have to eat! Where will you get your […]

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Cayenne Pepper Diet Recipe – The Master Herb of The Lemonade Diet

Cayenne Pepper is so critical to The Master Cleanse and Lemonade Diet that it is sometimes called the Cayenne Pepper Diet. Cayenne Pepper is a Super Food. There are many so-called “Super Foods” and, in my estimation, Cayenne Pepper is one of them. A few others that immediately spring to mind include: Acai Berry, Goji […]

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Fresh Lemon Juice is Required for a Lemon Juice Cleanse (Duh)

The Lemon Juice Cleanse that is The Master Cleanse requires the MOST CRITICAL component of The Lemonade Diet, freshly squeezed lemon juice to be just that; FRESH!. If you don’t drink your Lemon Juice Fresh, you will not be getting the active enzymes that lose vitality over time, partly through exposure to light and air. This leads […]

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Gathering Your Master Cleanse Kit

The Master Cleanse Kit will be your breakfast, lunch, dinner and all snack routine for the next 10 days and so it’s importance should be obvious. ” The lemonade diet, about to be described, has successfully and consistently demonstrated its eliminative and building ability. Lemons and limes are the richest source of minerals and vitamins […]

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Christmas Gifts for New and Master Cleansers

If you or someone you are buying for this Christmas is doing the Master Cleanse, or is considering trying the Master Cleanse then this list of Master Cleanse books, ingredients and products are exactly what you need. Remember there is only a few weeks left to get your orders in to have your shipments arrive […]

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Ease-In Day 1 – Soups, Salads, Whole Grains, No Dairy and No Processed Food

The Ease-In process is designed to ease the transition from a varied diet to a restricted diet. The Master Cleanse is not exactly a fast; it is more accurately described as a restriction diet. A fast is defined as a period of time of abstinence from nutrition, whereas The Master Cleanse is a diet that […]

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Master Cleanse Recipe – Are you a Master Cleanser?

There is often confusion about the Master Cleanse recipe. A first time Master Cleanser Recipe might not be the same as a 10 time Master Cleanser Recipe – just like a first time skydiver might not follow the same routine as a 10 time skydiver. Experience allows for alternatives. Many people view the Master Cleanse […]

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Lemonade Diet – Day 10 – Time to Quit?

Day 10 is here, and you are feeling one of two things. You either have had enough, and are SO EXCITED to start drinking orange juice that you couldn’t stand to think of doing it one more day. You are proud of yourself, but still, you’ve had enough. You are ready to call it a […]

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Lemonade Diet – Day 9 – Almost Done

As the Lemonade Diet begins to wrap up, we generally begin to see the effects coming into focus. A few of us don’t experience the effects – whether weight loss, or improved skin, or lost inches, or a sense of well-being – until later in the cleanse. Each of us feels them in different ways […]

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Lemonade Diet – Day 8

Day 8. By now, you’ll know it can be an emotional rollercoaster. Each day feels like a continuous cycle of falling in love followed by depression because you were dumped. Sometimes I feel a deep loss for the food, like I will never eat again. Thankfully I realize, of course, that this is not true […]

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Lemonade Diet – Day 7 – Don’t Quit Now

Sometimes you will miss eating and crave eating again. The psychology of this process can be strange. You may occasionally, or even frequently, have thoughts of quitting. But you also know you can do it. Perhaps, to distract your mind, you move on to something else, playing mental gymnastics to calculate how much longer you […]

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Lemonade Diet – Day 6 – Hitting Your Stride

Day 6 of the Lemonade Diet often begins to feel easier; like you’re really beginning to hit your stride. Day 6 is a turning point on the weekend, marching confidently towards the goal. Next Friday, we start on the orange juice. I chose this timing to highlight the milestones. You can be psychologically complete on […]

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Lemonade Diet – Day 5 – Half Done

Gazing down the home stretch of the Lemonade Diet can be incredibly empowering. You can feel the momentum building towards the finish line, which at the same time can seem so far away. “Those last few days were hard, I’ve got five more to go.” “I’m getting in the zone, I feel like I can […]

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Lemonade Diet – Day 4 – Healing Events

Day 4 may bring a clearing on several fronts. Often, you begin to get over the physical symptoms of what people call “Healing Events” (although they are reported to come throughout the cleanse, at any time). You may also get over the psychological need for food (although you do often feel a little tweak of […]

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Lemonade Diet – Day 3 – Hump Day

If Wednesday is hump day of the work week, day 3 is the hump day of the Lemonade Diet. Most people describe day 2 and day 3 as the very worst for cravings. By day 4, your body has adapted to its new routine and is no longer expecting meals at the usual times and […]

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Lemonade Diet – Day 2 – The Wall

The false bravado of day 1 often comes crashing down on day 2. The first time I did the cleanse, I went flying into day 2 like the king of the world. I figured I got through day 1 so easily that this would be no problem. By the time lunch rolled around on day […]

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