The Master Cleanse Diet Claims May Not Be Substantiated

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New diet plan called The Master Cleanse Diet says that its weight loss results are 'outstanding.' The Master Cleanse Diet is also known as Lemonade Diet, however, the claims of being a healthy diet plan may not be substantiated. Below is the press release from the company presenting this diet plan.

The Master Cleanse Diet, which is also known as the Lemonade Diet or Master Cleanser Diet is making big waves in the health industry. It has become the latest rage from Health Gurus to Hollywood Actors and Actresses. But is the Master Cleanse Diet all its cracked up to be?

The diet is based off of a mixture of lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup (grade b). This may sound like an odd compilation however the results have been most surprising. This particular mixture, master cleanser enthusiasts say, is the key to cleansing the body of long-term toxins and cleaning the blood, kidneys, liver and colon as well as the intestinal wall. In addition to this many experience vasts amounts of weight loss in addition to the cleanse. Reports have been done that claim people lose around 20 lbs in less than a week.

"I feel better than I have ever felt before" Says Jenny Smith of Portland Oregon,"and I've lost significant weight as a result."

There has been known cases of people continuing the Lemonade Diet for up to fourty days. The diet recommends however doing it a minimum of four.

"The main purpose is not to lose weight" says Jenny," It's about purifying your body and starting over with a diet that benefits you."

Many have also claimed that they do not gain their weight back after the cleanse, just a little bit of water weight. This is due to the persons lack of craving bad foods as a result of the cleanse. They often crave much healthier things like fruit and vegetables which provides much better long-term health benefits than the food they previously craved.

The concept of the Master Cleanse Diet derives from the fact that we live in a fairly polluted world. So polluted that our bodies cannot detoxify properly as a result. This build-up over time can produce long-term health problems including diabetes, cancers, acidity problems as well as many other health problems. This cleanse is supposed to level out the body while intensely detoxifying the system over a period of ten days. It has been said that we are what we eat as well as we are what we most commonly do. This is the stance that the Master Cleansers go by.

The Master Cleanse Lemonade Diet has even hit hollywood in a big way. Famous singer Beyonce Knowles is a large advocate of the master cleanse lemonade diet. It is recommended, however that people go through the diet using a fiber supplement, colon cleanser or natural laxative as the diet does not consist of any fiber.


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Editor's note: eMaxHealth does not say this is a healthy diet plan, nor it endorses it. The point of this article is just to present a new diet plan for information purpose only.

Wikipedia also presents the criticism of Master Celanse Diet, which is copied below.

Some critics point to lack of essential nutrients in this fast, citing a deficiency of protein, vitamins, and minerals. As a result of these deficiencies, individuals on the diet may experience dizziness, delirium, and fainting in the short term, with possible damage to the body occurring in longer-term applications. Dr. Joel Fuhrman attributes 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.

Dr. Ed Zimney has asserted that, while toxins (such as mercury from the ingestion of fish) do accumulate over time, lemon juice and maple syrup could "not in any possible way eliminate any of these toxins.".

People with intestinal conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome may experience added discomfort while on the cleanse. However note that this is in fact one of the treated conditions of the fast.

There is a risk that the saltwater "flush" may remove both beneficial and harmful bacteria from the body. 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 fast painful. These are the important reasons to follow the fasts' instructions correctly.

Medical authorities say that those who try the Master Cleanse to lose weight will gain it back in time. Beyonc denounced using the cleanse as a weight-loss program, stating, "I wouldn't recommend it if someone wasn't doing a movie ... there are other ways to lose weight."[1] Proponents of the cleanse do not recommend it solely for weight loss, instead focusing on its alleged detoxifying properties. Dr. Sunil Patel of Halifax's Queen Elizabeth Health Centre and other medical professionals have suggested that the cleanse operates as a placebo and has no other health benefits.

Others have claimed that one benefit of the Master Cleanse is that it helps patients re-examine their lifestyle and embrace healthy eating.



The Master Cleanse Diet has no peer-reviewed scientific studies to back it up. No real doctor would recommend such a plan. It was created by Stanley Burroughs, who was later convicted of second-degree felony murder and practicing medicine without a license when somebody on this plan actually died under his care.
The 2nd degree felony charge was later reversed.
No real doctor would recommend it because most real doctors are bought and paid for by the pharamceutical industry and make a living off matching pills to symptoms. Show me a single mainstream doctor that actually cures anything with their mainstream medicine. I'm serious... let's see all these CURED people? Where are they? Take these people off their medications and oh look what magically happens - their DISEASE shows itself again because all these meds do is mask symptoms. I see thousands of people who have rid themselves of every kind of "disease" you could imagine and are now living a healthy productive life with ZERO toxic medication. I'd like to see just a single person who is treated by mainstream medicine living the same healthy life with no medicine! LOL - I won't hold my breath. So Mr. Unsubstantiated... you my friend are the perfect example of what is wrong with the health of the world today. Your ignorance is astounding, yet predictable. Where are all these glowing testimonials from MAINSTREAM medicine from their cured patients who are now living healthy lives medication free? Oh yeah, that's right.. there aren't any because they are still sick and full of toxic meds that are simply masking their symptoms.
Honestly, it's disgusting, but you can hold up to twenty pounds of fecal matter in your intestines. Meat, especially can cling to the side of the intestinal wall and hold on for years. The Master Cleanse eliminates this, and the salt water flush speeds the process.
Im a young early 30's healthy mom of 2 with a loving hubby at home and a part time job - so I am always busy! I have been taking the Dr Max Powers 15 Day Cleanse (no, its not just for men as my dr told me) for approximately 8 days and they have worked wonders with my diet. In the past 3 days I have lost 6 pounds of waste. My appetite is down and I feel great. I'm taking 2 pills a day, 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening. There is no stomach cramping, although my stomach has made a couple of growling noises at me a warning that it is time to go to the bathroom..but other than real problems..I am going to continue using these pills. Looking forward to more waste (weight) loss...hip-hip-hooray!!!
as a reply to "Unsubstantiated" is an understatement! The person who died in the court case was diagnosed with Terminal Cancer before going on treatment from Mr. Burroughs. While it did not help this person, a relatively healthy person will not die from this cleanse.
I’ve been thinking about trying the master cleanse myself. It's a good idea to clear out all the junk once in a while.