How to Master Cleanse

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This How to Master Cleanse is better know as the “lemon, maple syrup and cayenne pepper diet” I wouldn’t call it a diet, but an internal cleanse for good. It’s basically a spiced up lemonade that’s drank throughout the day. Let me tell you all about it…

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The Master Cleanse is better known as the “lemon, maple syrup and cayenne pepper diet” but I would not call it a diet in the regular sense of food change. Losing weight is definitely a side effect, but I wanted to cleanse my insides and reset a few things internally, to be the utmost and feel better! This is definitely something one must be focused on in completing. It is all in the mind. I have never felt hungry in the past seven years of undertaking this annual journey. When I first came across this I thought it would be a great kick start to a better, healthier way of eating. Upon further review this is especially beneficial to diabetics. So please contact your doctor prior to using this, I am not one.

In the attached Master Cleanse pamphlet (30 pages) PDF it states, “The following program has been tested and approved since 1940 in all sections of the world as the most successful of any diet of its type. Nothing can compare with its positive approach toward perfection in the cleansing and healing field. Nothing can compare with its rapidity and completeness. It is superior in every way as a reducing and body conditioning diet.”

I also found it amazing how much time we dedicate to thinking of food, shopping for food, prepping it, serving it, eating it, cleaning up after. You will discover you have a lot of time on your hands so exercise more! Another fun side effect is there are really no dishes to clean!

Read the first like 12 pages that should give you the nuts and bolts of it all. This is for 10 Days, but you can go farther. Please read.

Here is the down and dirty of it all:
Every evening:

  • 1 cup of Smooth Move tea before bed

Every morning:

  • 1 quart warm/hot water with 2 tsp of sea salt

All Day:

  • 1 gallon jug
  • 1 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup Grade B Maple Syrup (Sprouts store)
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper
  1. Fill the gallon jug with the 1 cup of fresh lemon juice, 1 cup Grade B Maple Syrup and the 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper add water to fill.
  2. I buy 3 large bags of lemons from Costco you’ll need 4 lemons a day equals 1 cup.
  3. I get the Grade B Maple Syrup in 16 oz small jugs (buy 5 of these), you will use 1 cup a day which is 8 oz.


Be sure to put some probiotics back into your system coming off the Master Cleanse. The ones I use Are Ultimate Flora Adult Formula 15 Billion (10 Probiotic Strains). Age, poor diet and stress can deplete our bodies of billions of good bacteria, which can lead to digestive upsets such as occasional constipation, gas and bloating. Probiotics are the healthy cultures or “friendly bacteria” inside us that help us digest and produce nutrients, restore digestive balance, and support our immune system. Since we just literally flushed and bathed our intestines for 10 straight days, these taken at every meal help get things back on track for 5-7 days.

This How To for the Master Cleanse is better know as the "lemon, maple syrup and cayenne pepper diet" I wouldn't call it a diet, but an internal cleanse for good.


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  1. If the salt water in the mornings is to much , you can use the laxative tea in the morning and In the evenings.

    I make mine each day by the gallon and drink do a minimum of 10 days. It’s perfectly for fine to go longer and do water fasting as well on some days.
    This can be a great way to give the GI system a break from foods and reset the body.
    It helps me to focus on better eating habits.

    Be good to you 💝

  2. Hi. I am new here and not familiar with the US measures…I tried to google it but I still have a doubt. 1 full quart of water is it 1 litre? Do I have to drink a full litre in the morning (plus the salt of course) in one go on an empty stomach and then start with the lemonade?

    1. For the sake of not getting technical, use a litre, you’ll be fine! Yes, that is with the salt first thing in the morning. The spicy lemonade is all you get for the remainder of the day (and any other water you choose to drink).

    1. Yes, I’ve used the freshly squeezed from my local Sprouts and once at Whole Foods when my local didn’t have lemons just to see. I just love the fresh better nonetheless. It’s also very convenient getting the bottled. 🙂

      1. Hello! I would use fresh lemons always due to oxidize room. The enzymes from lemons are essential and only available upon immediate cut. Also good to do this during a change in season.
        It’s also good to fast one day, a week regularly. Be safe and sound

  3. Does it take away any of the health benefits/ drink quality by make this ahead of time/ juicing all the lemons at once?
    I was hoping to juice all the lemons at once and possibly mix up several days worth of the lemonade to have it ready to grab and go 😃 thank you!