As this is posted I will be on Day Five of my Master Cleanse. Phew! I’m happy to report that time is going pretty quickly. I’ve actually had a super busy past few days, which I think has helped.
If you’re just tuning in, I have embarked on my second Master Cleanse. Unlike the first time I did it, this time I am doing the recommended ten days drinking only the blend of maple syrup, cayenne pepper, fresh lemon and filtered water.
If you’re curious as to the purpose of these ingredients I’ll give you a quick rundown.
Water. Well, that speaks for itself, no? No water, no life. Boom.
The lemon is the richest source of minerals and vitamins of any food known to man. It also tastes fresh and delicious! Cayenne pepper is a blood builder, it also stimulates the elimination of toxins. Pure maple syrup is the most perfectly balanced of all sweeteners. It is used to balance the lemon and achieve the desired results of cleansing.
So, how am I doing so far? Pretty good. The first time I did the Master Cleanse, I also tried the salt water flush. This is drinking a quart of water with non-iodized salt for the purpose of ‘flushing’ your system. You know what I mean, right? Winky face. Sadly, it was an epic fail. This go round I’m opting for the laxative tea route.
Stanley Burroughs’ book, The Master Cleanser (which I advise you check out if you want to give this cleanse a try), states that an herbal laxative tea, taken before bed and first thing in the morning should achieve great results in moving your bowels.
This, my friends, did not fail. To be perfectly honest, it is almost working too well! I’ve been taking it before I go to sleep, at around 11pm and have been woken up at 4am to head straight to the bathroom. The second morning, I drank it and foolishly headed out to run a few errands. Big mistake! There was almost an incident in the post office but luckily I made it home before anything terrible happened. Whew! I decided to skip the AM laxative tea for the next couple of days because of work. It’s definitely not an activity I want to either explain or partake in while working, ifyouknowwhatImean. 😉
I have to say. I’m feeling pretty good. I little tired due to the 4am wake up calls, but otherwise I’ve felt fairly normal. I’ve still managed to exercise, work, and function as normal.
Five more days to go!
I’ll check in again with you on Wednesday for another update.