Lemon and Cayenne Pepper Cleanse 11 replies, 13382 views

4/17/2009 11:27:00 AM
I'm starting it this weekend and will probably stick with it for about a week and half. Has anyone ever done this? if so what all were the results and what helped to get through?
4/17/2009 11:28:00 AM
did it for a couple days, it sucked.

what is your goal? Weight loss or just a cleanse? Better ways to go about doing it then this "cleanse"

4/17/2009 11:35:00 AM
you are going to have burning shits and feel like hell after 3 days because you aren't allowed to eat while you do this.

there are better and more healthier ways to cleanse. any detox cleanser allows you to eat while on it. you just have to eat clean (meaning no meats and nothing processed). You'll lose weight doing this because you are basically starving yourself but you are also destroying your metabolism. As soon as you start to eat again whatever weight you lost will be put back on in a matter of days. Seeing you are doing this for a week and a half you'll cancel out anything in like 2 days.

and its more than just lemon and cayenne pepper. you are suppose to put pure maple syrup in those drinks too and i think you have to drink 6 "Lemonades" a day.
4/17/2009 11:56:00 AM
Yeah. Its lemon, cayenne pepper, and grade A maple syrup...non stop.

Make sure you don't have any dates or any thing important to do for that week and a half, because you are going to smell horrible, shit horrible, and have bad breath.
4/17/2009 12:01:00 PM
yeah i have the maple syrup and everything i need.
i know to expect weight lose and then to gain some back. it is more a fast then a cleanse. because if you drink 6-10 servings of the "lemonade" it averages about 1200-1400 calories.
i've done a cleanse where i was able to eat and it was intense but it was really great. i've talk to some people and they have only excellent things to say about how they felt afterwards in regards to the energy they had once they got back to a normal balanced diet.
there have been studies that show that fasting does have significant health benifits.

i was just curious about other peoples experience with this cleanse.
4/17/2009 12:03:00 PM
Originally posted by:xAJexDELAWAREx

Yeah. Its lemon, cayenne pepper, and grade A maple syrup...non stop.

Make sure you don't have any dates or any thing important to do for that week and a half, because you are going to smell horrible, shit horrible, and have bad breath.

grade b : )
yeah i figured i'm going to be completely unfortuante for the week : \
4/17/2009 12:12:00 PM
a) do a google search for dr. natura
b) purchase
c) poop heavily
d) ????????
e) cleansed
4/17/2009 12:18:00 PM
Health claims

Stanley Burroughs and other authors say that The Master Cleanse will eliminate toxins (pesticides, hormones, prescription drugs, chemical fertilizers, heavy metals) and congestion that have built up in the body. For people in good health, the body is designed to eliminate normal everyday toxins from itself through the lungs, kidneys, liver, and other eliminator organs. As with other detox diets, there is no peer-reviewed scientific evidence of any positive effect. Supporters of the Master Cleanse have credited it with helping them lose weight, increase energy, and even alleviate some chronic diseases and increase sexual stamina, but there is no empirical peer-reviewed evidence that it achieves anything other than weight loss.

Nutritionist Jane Clark points to a lack of essential nutrients in this program, citing a deficiency of protein, vitamins, and minerals in the regimen[6] although dietary deficiencies in protein may not lead to the individual showing signs of protein deficiency if it is followed only for a short time. As a result of these deficiencies, including far fewer calories than the recommended amount for health and optimum functioning, individuals on the diet may experience headaches and a variety of other symptoms in the short term. Dr. Joel Fuhrman relates these effects to detoxification, which he says passes after the toxins are eliminated. Many authors assert the benefits of fasting are related to its lack of nutrients, particularly macronutrients. It could be dangerous if followed in the long term.

Clark also believes that the saltwater "flush" may remove both harmful and beneficial bacteria from the body[6]. A no-food diet may cause the gut to stop passing food, resulting in constipation, or may make the consumption of food immediately after the cleanse painful. People with intestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome may experience discomfort while on the cleanse. Some people who have followed the cleanse feel that a 14-day regimen of the program will eliminate that condition altogether; however, this may be a manifestation of the placebo effect, as there is no peer reviewed scientific evidence of this possible outcome.
4/17/2009 12:22:00 PM
Amidst all my warnful cries, my coworker and two friends, like martyrs, trudged their way through Stanley Burrough's ten day "cleanse".

One friend reported to me on day 9 that she almost fainted on the subway, and had to get off only to ensue in dry heaving on the platform.

I naturally suggested she eat something, to which she declined. [She instead] went home to rest.

She said she has 50+ bruises all over her body. I asked if she thought it had anything to do with the cleanse, and possibly being malnourished.

What are your thoughts regarding this bruising issue, iron deficiencies, etc?

-- Brooke Green

Brooklyn , NY


I can't say I'm too surprised that your co-worker felt nauseous and weak after subsisting on nothing but water, maple syrup, lemon juice, and cayenne peppers for 9 consecutive days. Who wouldn't ?

Of course, the people who profit from the Master cleanse (none of which have any nutrition credentials, of course) claim that fainting is normal, simply a consequence of your body going through the "detox" process.

No. Fainting is a consequence of your body not getting enough nourishment, plain and simple. If anyone tells you otherwise, run away. Fast.
What's truly disturbing about the Master Cleanse and similar "regimens" is that many people with a variety of health problems (i.e.: hypoglycemia, diabetes) go on it without ever consulting a physician or dietitian, thereby exacerbating their conditions.
Even people in perfectly good health, for whatever reason, think that those four foods will perform some sort of magic on their internal organs.
In any case, as I have explained before, the Master Cleanse is deficient in almost every nutrient, and the weight loss incurred from it is due to loss of water and muscle mass.
Losing muscle mass and consuming such few calories results in metabolism slowing down, thereby making true weight loss even harder.
There is absolutely nothing about the Master Cleanse that I find even remotely healthy, valid, or sane, and I can't believe millions of people are being deluded by such quackery.
However, as I have been learning with this blog, people will hold on to unsubstantiated nutrition ideas no matter how much evidence or reasoning you attempt to provide.
As for her bruising, I don't attribute it to the cleanse because iron-deficiency symptoms do not show up after 9 days of low iron consumption.
If her iron intake has been low for several months, it very well may be coincidental timing.
In any case, she should definitely get some bloodwork. The sooner, the better.
VVes 570
4/17/2009 1:01:00 PM
so what I'm getting from those last posts is that if you do this you are either ignorant or retarded
4/17/2009 1:02:00 PM