Stanley Burroughs Master Cleanse
Excerpt from “Healing for the Age of Enlightenment” by Stanley Burroughs available through Essential Science Publishing.
Lemon Cleanse Fast Recipe for Master Cleanse Diet
For 1 Serving You’ll need:
* 2 tablespoons FRESH squeezed lemon or lime juice (approx. 1/2 lemon), absolutely no canned or frozen juice, it must be fresh.
* 2 tablespoons maple syrup, Grade B or Grade C (the darker the better), don’t use Grade A maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup. They are over-refined, which means that they are mostly refined sugars and lack essential minerals
* A pinch to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, gradually increase (the more BTUs the better)
* 8 oz PURE water, distilled or filtered, boil for 10 minutes if tap water to remove chlorine.
Mix the above ingredients at room temperature, by thoroughly stirring or shaking, and drink.
To make Two Quarts
* Two 1 quart (1 liter) bottles
* Juice of 3 lemons, approximately 6 oz.
* 6 oz. Maple Syrup
* Cayenne powder
* 2 quarts Water
Divide the juice from the lemons equally between the two bottles (about 3 ounces per bottle) you can eye-ball this. Then to each bottle add an equal quantity of maple syrup (about 3 ounces per bottle), again you can eye-ball this. Put desired amount of cayenne pepper in each bottle, then fill each bottle to the top with water. Mix all the ingredients by thoroughly shaking; then drink throughout the day. It is best to mix your lemonade drink fresh just before drinking, so don’t mix it up in the morning for the whole day. You can, however, squeeze your lemons in the morning and measure out the juice when needed to make a quart.
Starting the Fast
You don’t have to start your fast on the morning of the first day. You can begin later in the day, even if you’ve already eaten. Once you begin, however, eat nothing more while you’re on the fast. It’s also a good idea to read Stanley Burrough’s book, The Master Cleanser. (Note: Diabetics, refer to the special instructions on page 19 of The Master Cleanser.)
How often to Drink the Lemon Mix
Drink the lemonade mix whenever you feel hungry and/or thirsty, about every 1 to 2 hours. Take no other food, but do also drink purified water in addition to the lemonade drink. Drink as much of this lemonade as you want, try to drink at least two quarts a day. If you are larger, you may want more, and if smaller less. Just stay hydrated and be sure to drink when feeling hungry. This fast is not about starving… The lemonade contains all the vitamins and minerals you need.
Avoid Corrosion of Teeth Enamel
You might find that the lemon juice is corrosive to the enamel on your teeth, in this case or as preventative measure you may want to drink from a straw and try to minimize the time the lemon is actually on the teeth — rinse the mouth with fresh water after drinking.
Cleansing the Colon, Helping to Move out the Toxins
It is not enough to just do the lemon cleanse fasting diet, one must also help eliminate the toxins that are being removed from your body. When you fast, then it is often the case that the peristaltic action of the intestines slows down, so one must help to move out the waste matter that is collecting in the intestines. If one doesn’t do this, one can feel quite sick as the toxic laden waste material just hangs out in your small intestine being fed into your blood stream. There are several ways to do this. The original master cleanse recommends an oral enema using salt water (see below), but when I did it this never worked for me and made me feel sick to my stomach. I felt that the quantity of water was not enough to force an elimination in this way. I chose instead to do a traditional enema. One can also use supplements for colon cleansing such as Bentonite, Psyllium Seeds, or herbal laxative teas. The important thing is you find something that works so you have a bowel movement each morning — at a minimum!
Salt Water Flush
Drink an oral salt water enema upon arising. To do this, add 2 level teaspoons of non iodized sea salt to a quart of lukewarm water. Shake well, then drink the entire quart. It’s also good to massage the colon as well. This oral enema will flush out your entire digestive tract and colon from top to bottom, usually within an hour, prompting you to eliminate several times, Clearing out the plaque and debris from the walls, and the parasites that have been living there. Note: if you are finding this isn’t working, you can try several things. One is to reduce amount of salt, the other is to do a regular enema. It is very important to have a bowel movement each day, to remove the toxins that have been extracted from your body in the fasting process.
Each evening you can drink an herbal laxative tea to help with elimination, do this right before bed time.
Going Off the Lemonade Cleanse Fast
Burroughs recommends a minimum of 10 days on this. You can safely do 40 days or more.
First Day: Start with 4 oz. [1/4 liter] fresh squeezed orange juice mixed with 4 oz. water. If it goes well, drink several more 8 oz. [1/2 liter] glasses of fresh orange juice during the day. Sip slowly. Dilute with water if needed.
Second Day: Drink several 8 oz. [1/2 liter] glasses of orange juice during the day — with extra water, if needed. In the evening make a vegetable broth (no canned soup). Use seasonal leafy and root vegetables such as: beets and beet tops, turnips and turnip greens, kale, carrots, onions, parsley, celery, potatoes, okra, one or two kinds of legumes, squash, beans, a little salt, cayenne pepper and dehydrated vegetables or veg. powder may be added for flavor, no MSG or hydrolyzed protein. Cook lightly. Drink the broth, eating only a few bites of the vegetables.
Third Day: Orange juice in the morning. At noon have some more soup with some of the vegetables. No meat, fish, eggs, bread, pastries, tea, milk, or coffee. For Dinner, have the vegetables in the soup.
Fourth Day: Orange juice or lemon and maple syrup in the morning. Fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts for lunch. Salad or fruit for dinner.
Fifth Day: Eat normally but no junk food, dairy, tea, coffee, white flour or white rice, heavy animal proteins. If, after eating is resumed, distress or gas occurs, go back to the lemonade diet for a few days until the system is ready for food.