What Is the Master Cleanse

The Master Cleanse is a type of fasting where you consume only lemonade made out of lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and water for a minimum of 10 days and up to 40 days. It is also known as the lemonade diet, lemonade fast, lemon juice diet, maple syrup diet, etc. You can lose a lot of weight, detoxify your body, and feel great physically as well as mentally.

Master Cleanse provides the body with the optimal conditions to cleanse itself of accumulated toxins, and heal any prior damage. It is one of the most effective ways, besides the juice fasting, to clean your colon and lose weight.

Stanley Burroughs - The Master CleanserThis diet was originally designed to detoxify your body, by a self-taught healer Stanley Boroughs in 1940’s, to treat ulcers and other internal ailments. It quickly got popular in the late 70’s after the publication of his book “The Master Cleanser”. Its fans then were health-conscious types, interested in purging their bodies of impurities and toxins like pesticides and food additives. In recent years, with the help of celebrities like Beyonce Knowles, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anna Friel, and Naomi Campbell, the Master Cleanse diet became popular again among general public for its quick weight loss result.

I hope the information on this site can serve as your gateway to a healthier lifestyle.

What Are the Benefits of the Master Cleanse

I normally do the Master Cleanse diet twice a year, one after Christmas Holiday season and one in spring. I also use the Master Cleanse to change my not so healthy diet to a better one. I’m trying to be on the raw food diet during the summer and the Master Cleanse is the best way to shift my cooked food diet to raw food diet right before summer comes. I also found that it gives me more mental clarity, and a deepened sense of connection to all life.


Master Cleanse allows the entire system to rest and regenerate, release impurities, cleanse the blood stream and reboot the immune system. Your detox starts from your intestines. Impurities and toxins are accumulated to the wall of intestines, the master cleanse fast effectively remove toxins and impurities from your colon. Salt Water Flush – internal water bath – will cleanse your colon.

During the master cleanse diet your liver gets a break from digesting complex fats. It doesn’t have to deal with the toxins from caffeine or other stimulants and it can receive the necessary nutrients it needs without having to do much work to get them. This gives your liver a perfect opportunity to regenerate and assist in deeper detoxification. As you are not eating solid foods, your digestive system as well as liver and kidney have the time to rest.

Color of your tongue is an indication of your detox status. After 3rd or 4th days of your fast, you will notice that your tongue gets a fuzzy white coating. It indicates the toxin level of your body. Also in Chinese medicine, your tongue tells you which parts of your internal organs are affected. See this Link for more information. Once your tongue gets pink, you are ready to break your fast.

Weight Loss

Researchers have found that as the level of toxins in our bodies rises, more fat is manufactured to buffer the damage they would cause our bodies. When you fast on juice, you cleanse your body of stored toxins and the fat cells that harbor these poisons. A good cleanse will help you lose weight by removing toxic build-up from your colon first. Then as you cleanse your cells, the fat that your body doesn’t need will begin to melt away.

People normally lose 8 lb or more during the 10-day Master Cleanse fast. Part of your weight loss can be body fluid so after you finish the diet, it most likely will come back again.
Your results will depend on your current weight. If weight loss is not your goal, you can increase the amount of maple syrup that you put into your Master Cleanse lemonade.


Allergy is the accumulation of toxins in your body and once your capacity is full, you will have allergic reactions. The Master Cleanse diet will sweeps out those accumulated toxins from your system and your allergy will be gone.


Many people who have experienced the Master Cleanse diet, claim that their skin clears up. As your digestive system is resting and is not using enzyme to digest foods, your body uses those enzyme to repair skin or your body parts that need to be healed.

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