What is the Master Cleanse Detox Diet?

Are you searching for a natural and  healthy way to cleanse and heal your body?   To lose up to 20 lbs in just 10 days?

If yes, then the Master Cleanse may be what you are looking for.

In this article you will learn about what this detox program is, how it started, if it really works, the health benefits, how to do it safely, who should not do it, and more….

But what is the Master Cleanse Detox Diet Program?

It is a 10 day liquid detox cleanse that helps rid your body of dangerous toxins and impacted fecal matter that has accumulated over time from bad eating habits, a stressful modern lifestyle, and the ever growing challenge of air pollution. It even helps you shed excess body fat.

The liquid detox cleanse is a “lemonade” made from organic  lemons,  cayenne pepper, grade B maple syrup, and purified water.  Herbal teas, and a salt water mixture (optional) are also used.


During the 10 day period it provides your body with all the nourishment it needs while it is detoxing.

It is also called “The Lemon Detox Diet”, “The Maple Syrup Diet”, “The Lemonade Diet”, “The Beyonce Lemonade Cleanse”, or “The 10-Day Cleanse.”

Brief history

what-is-the-master-cleanse-detox-dietThis natural body cleansing detoxification program was developed in 1941 by alternative health practitioner Stanley Burroughs, who was an early advocate of natural health philosophies and using the body’s own natural healing powers to overcome illness and disease, and to lose weight.

It was was one of a number of alternative health practices which he promoted through his books and alternative healing practice.

Today his ideals and philosophies about natural health and self-healing have been adopted by thousands of people all over the world!

Does the Master Cleanse really work?  Read on….

Junk and processed foods are difficult for the body to digest, so waste products build up in the colon and digestive tract and release their poisons into the body.

By clearing out this toxic buildup, the colon and digestive tract are able to absorb nutrients much better, the immune system and energy levels are greatly enhanced, and the body is able to fight off diseases a lot easier.

Medical research has proven that stress can cause your body to produce harmful chemicals, which are released into the blood stream and over time can build up and cause a number of different ailments, including heart attacks and organ failure.

Long term exposure to even low levels of stress can manifest in skin ailments, sexual dysfunction, and a weakened immune system.

Air pollution is a constant assault on your body. The pollution can be caused from chemicals produced, for example, by car exhausts and industrial emissions.

In the short term, it causes irritated eyes and sinuses, asthma, and pneumonia, and in the long term can even cause cancer and respiratory disease.

How it works

When you drink the lemonade, you are taking charge of your own health and healing by flushing out  these harmful by-products of the modern lifestyle and greatly improving your body’s natural ability to rid itself of toxins, illness, and disease.

Your body already knows how to cleanse and heal itself.  By doing the Master Cleanse you are giving it the tools that it needs to get the job done!  In other words, you are greatly helping your body to do what it does naturally.  And you are in control of the process.  In my opinion, this is much safer than taking drugs, and less costly.

Who should not do the Cleanse

This program is surely not for everyone. It’s not recommended for pregnant women, adolescents, and children, because their bodies (including the fetus in the womb) need increased amounts of calories and nutrients for growth and development.

*IMPORTANT:  If you have any underlying medical conditions you should consult with your health care professional before beginning this, or any low calorie diet, or cleansing program. If you do have a medical condition and your doctor urges you to not do this detox program, then maybe you shouldn’t.  Also see is the Master Cleanse dangerous?

Health benefits of the Master Cleanse

  •  You’ll cleanse your body of toxic internal waste
  • Reduce or even cure chronic pain, even if you’ve suffered with it for years
  • Increased metabolism
  • Look younger and rejuvenate your appearancewhat-is-the-master-cleanse-detox-diet?
  • Restore your vigor and lust for life
  • Your skin and hair will probably look much healthier than ever
  • Clearer mental focus
  • More sustained energy throughout the day
  • Weight loss and reduced body fat
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • More restful and deeper sleep

*These results are not necessarily typical as each individual’s experience will be different, according to what his/her body needs.   You could experience many other positive results not shown here.  The list of benefits seems to go on and on…..

This 10 day cleanse diet can also help to promote healthy, long-term weight loss. It’s very low in calories, and can even help you remove cravings for junk and processed food.


It could be the first step in a program of healthy living which could change a lifetime of bad, unhealthy  habits.  Some people have even reported being freed from addictions!

Imagine not needing to take drugs or undergoing costly and dangerous surgeries!

The Master Cleanse has been around for decades and is still growing in popularity, because it works!  It has been used successfully worldwide by many thousands of people from all walks of life.

The Master Cleanse and Celebrities

Mega celebrities, including Beyonce Knowles, Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Robin Quivers, Josh Brolin, Naomi Campbell, and many others have used it successfully!  The list goes on…

Even Dr. Elson Haas, founder of the Preventive Medical Center in Marin County, CA,  and Dr. Wayne Dwyer, self-help author and motivational speaker, have used this internal cleansing program, with great results.

What I Recommend (from my own personal experience)

To make sure that you have a safe and successful cleanse, I recommend that you follow a cleansing guide (book), at least during your first cleanseRead the book before you do the cleanse!

This will save you from a lot of guessing, and will help you avoid many of the mistakes that too many people make when doing this detox program, and will help you get great results, trust me on this!

When I did my first body detox, I had to keep checking the book to make sure I was doing it right.  By doing this, I got very good results.  You can read about it here. Honestly, without the book I would have made a lot of mistakes.

Now, there are a few good cleansing manuals out there that can guide you through a cleanse safely and successfully.  But I can only tell you about the one that I used when I did my first detox.

The comprehensive guide that I used gives you step-by-step directions, that are very easy to follow.

It covers everything you need to know, and more. It contains the recipes for the lemonade drink, and the salt water flush (more on the salt water flush here).  It tells you what to do about cleansing symptoms.  It also comes with checklists and journals to keep you on track, and that’s exactly what they did for me.  It even gives you many additional tips and tricks that will help you before, during, and after the cleanse, which will enhance your cleansing experience.

I got such good results from following this helpful guide that I wrote a review. You can read the review right here.


You should now have a pretty good idea of what the Master Cleanse detox diet is, and how it’s done.  If you’re thinking about trying it, but you’re still wondering if it really works, and if it’s safe, or if it’s even for you, then the information at this website will help you to decide.


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