"In my environmental medicine practice,
I attempt to identify toxic elements, physical and spiritual.
Then I can help the patient avoid, protect against or detoxify
them. I follow that with nutrition to promote as much additional
healing as possible. In detoxification, my goal is always
to use what works without further harming the patient and
I use many, many things.
"The Master Cleanse is simple and
combines & surpasses many other detox methods. It literally
has been a God-send to my practice. I am grateful to Peter
for seeing, loving, and promoting the values of this cleanse."
James F. Coy, M.D.
Past President of the American Academy of Environmental
"I have personally done this cleanse more than 18 times
from 2003 onward for periods ranging from 3 to 28 days. I
have counseled my wife 3 times, 30 year old son twice, many,
many people on the phone, and, more than 2,000 on the Master
Cleanse bulletin board during our annual January cleanses.
"Please believe me when I say that the
Master Cleanse by Stanley Burroughs is, in my opinion, the
fastest and most effective way to regain your vitality and
to feel the joy of living again, never mind that it will help
you lose weight, detoxify and give you astounding energy."
available on Audio CD and in Spanish!
I specifically wrote Lose Weight, Have
More Energy & Be Happier in 10 Days for people
new to the Master Cleanse to tell them what to expect, what
to do, why, and answer their questions. The expanded third edition, just released in January 2011, contains:
Personal experiences and successes of people
like yourself as they did the Master Cleanse day by day.
Answers to the 112 most common questions
The 12 most common pitfalls
A guide to detox symptoms and what to do about them
Scientific support for the Master Cleanse
Anti-aging methods you can do at home to extend your life and prevent diseases of old age.
It also includes a daily journal form, shopping
list, alphabetical Q & A list so you can quickly and easily
find what you want, and a section entitled "The 12 Most
Common Pitfalls Preventing People from Succeeding on the Master
Cleanse / Lemonade Diet." This knowledge has helped thousands
of people have an easier time on the cleanse.
"Peter Glickman's Lose Weight, Have More Energy and
Be Happier in 10 Days lives up to its title. While I'm grateful
to Stanley Burroughs and his family for the original book
The Master Cleanser, I found Glickman's book to
be of greater use to me due to the wealth of up-to-date
examples and modern language. With this book as my daily
guide, I completed my first Master Cleanse this Marchâ€”a
full 20 days! Along the way, I looked up issues and found
answers to questions that enabled me to keep going. As the
Community Education Manager at our local health food store,
I have referred many satisfied customers to Lose Weight,
Have More Energy and Be Happier in 10 Days and have
gotten great feedback. Thanks to Peter and those Master
Cleansers for sharing their experiences. Buy the
book! Do the Cleanse!"
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St. Peters, Missouri
For a minimum of 10 days, you drink only the lemonade mixture,
made with organic grade B maple syrup, fresh-squeezed lemon
or lime juice, and cayenne pepper added to spring, distilled,
or purified (NOT fluoridated) water.
"Thanks, Peter...for all your work, all your caring,
and all your generosity. It's such a pleasure for me to
be a moderator on the Bulletin
Board and a part of all this. Yesterday, I met
a woman my age who is undergoing chemo for breast cancer
and she knew about raw foods and the Master Cleanse, but
had not known anyone who 'practiced' both. She has asked
me to coach her, starting this week, on going raw or at
least incorporating more raw into her life. I'm thrilled...my
"None of this could have happened without you. Thank
you. I'll let you know how she's doing. In the meantime,
I'm busy experimenting in my own kitchen because I'm off
to the Living Light Institute in April, for six weeks, to
obtain my Raw Chef Certification. I've made a life-changing
commitment to excellent health and a new career, all because
of the Master Cleanse and just so you know, my advice to
everyone who knows me and sees the change in me is to start
with the Master Cleanse and then transition to a raw vegan
diet or as much as one can commit to. You figure prominently
in my advice, Peter."
Stacy Stableford, Connecticut
Master Cleanse Bulletin Board Moderator and
soon to be Certified Raw Food Chef
I have omitted the exact recipe because I have seen that
people get much better results when they have read a book
first. You wouldn't believe what people have been told on
how to do the Master Cleanse. Even the NY Daily News
reported that each lemonade drink was made with a quart of
water—that's 4 times the correct amount!
Breaking Your Fast
Breaking a long fast is very, very important. You should
ease your way back to solid food after two additional days
of orange or grapefruit juice. If you are going back to raw
fruits and vegetables, you may do so on the afternoon of the
third day. If you have been a meat eater and/or milk products
consumer, shift to home-cooked vegetable soup for
dinner the second night and lunch the third day with a salad
You may keep the lemonade drink as your breakfast drink after
that. Of course, you would do better with the least amount
of meat and no milk products as they are very productive of
mucus and hinder digestion and absorption of nutrients.
I also strongly recommend you take probiotics AFTER
you finish breaking your cleanse to replace the good
bacteria you lose when you clean your colon thoroughly. These
good bacteria manufacture vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B12, and
K and help control bad bacteria, such as Candida. By the way,
don't waste your money taking probiotics during the cleanse.
They'll just get washed out. Do it after the cleanse.
Detoxifying literally means removing poisons from your body.
Once these poisons are gone, you will feel energetic, vital,
happy and healthy. It is the poisons that make us feel tired,
mentally confused, irritable, unhappy, depressed and ill.
Consequently you should look forward to detoxification.
Unfortunately, when the toxins are mobilized, they will bring
about those unpleasant feelings and tempt you to quit the
cleanse before you are through. So, you need to understand
the symptoms of detoxification and ensure that you drink your
laxative tea and salt water to stimulate elimination of those
My experience with the cleanse and with various people doing
it has taught me that whatever symptom I experienced one day,
it would be gone the next morning with my bowel movements.
It is nevertheless helpful to know when you are detoxifying
because it helps you to get through that symptom to know it
will be gone tomorrow.
I have grouped the detox symptoms I and others have had into
Cravings: Only 1 person in 4 experiences
any hunger on this cleanse and drinking more lemonade or
water handles usually handles that. I have, however, observed
that people on the cleanse crave what they are detoxifying.
Proof that this is true is that the cravings usually go
away the next morning with bowel movements. You can crave
anything when detoxifying, but most likely you will experience
cravings for the most toxic foods, such as pizza, hamburgers,
barbeque ribs, etc. The way to tell if it's a craving rather
than true hunger is to imagine sitting down to a large,
green salad. If that inspires you, you're hungry. If all
you want is pizza; if that is all you can think about; then,
you're experiencing a craving.
Tiredness: When your body fights toxins,
whether from detoxifying or an infection, it diverts energy
into healing and away from the energy you use to work and
play. On my first 20 day cleanse, I was not tired except
on the fifteenth day. The next morning, I experienced heat
in my bowel movements, an indication that acidic toxins
were being eliminated. I also lost all sense of tiredness
after that morning's eliminations.
Irritability: This includes boredom
and the desire to "just chew something solid".
Physical aches, pains, nausea, vomiting, etc.:
These are the most severe reactions and only occur where
a person is severely toxic, only a small percentage of people
experience these. Fortunately, these have gone away after
only a day or two in every case I have heard about.
Hot bowel movements: Your body wastes
are acidic and when you eliminate the most toxic ones, they
actually feel anywhere from warm to burning. This experience
is very infrequent, but worth mentioning because hot bowel
movements after a day of heavy detox symptoms will confirm
that you just eliminated significant toxins.
A Special Note on Headaches
In talking to people doing the cleanse, I've learned that
people with caffeine addiction (coffee, soft drinks, etc.)
may experience headaches for the first 2 to 4 days.
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treat or cure any diseases, and if you have a disease you
should seek advice from a licensed health professional, but
there is a much more important point here. We are
all responsible for our own health. Licensed health
professionals can diagnose and prescribe, but in the end it
is ourselves who must decide to follow the prescription or
not. Therefore, I urge you to learn about nutrition
and health so that you can make informed decisions to preserve
or regain your vibrant good health. Toward that end, this
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