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How I cured my allergies with the Master Cleanse

 

Master Cleanse success - I cured my seasonal allergies

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This past week, I completed the 7-day master cleanse again for the second time. Why? Because I cured my seasonal allergies from doing it 2 years ago. That’s right, I haven’t had to take Claritin or Aerius in 2 years. Now that’s what I call preventative medicine!

To learn about the master cleanse, view all my video diaries from my 10-day master cleanse in 2009. You can also get the master cleanse recipe here.

First, let’s start with a recap of the master cleanse benefits: Continue reading

Day 2 & 3 on The Master Cleanse a.k.a. The Lemonade diet

Here is The Master Cleanse recipe:

You will want to consume 3 litres or 96 oz of this lemonade per day. I believe you can drink more if you wish though. The cleanse lasts 10 days but some people go as long as 40 days.

The lemonade: Take 3 times as day

Makes 1 litre/32 oz-

  • 6 tablespoons of lemon juice (freshly squeezed, not from concentrate)
  • 6 tablespoons of Grade B  or Number 2 pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 litre or 32 oz of filtered water (spring or purified)

Snacks:

Can be taken throughout the day; in between lemonade drinks.

  • Organic Green tea (Japanese Sencha variety preferred as higher quality tea leaf
  • Mint tea
  • Glasses of water

Optional:

You may want to take a laxative tea at night to help clear out the digestive system. I bought the Malva-T kind but you can take whatever you like. I did hear that a Senna laxative might be too strong and the side effect with this, if taken for longer periods, is that your own digestive system could become lazy and stop doing “the work” itself.

Very Important tip – Maple Syrup

Make sure you you buy the Grade B or Number 2 quality maple syrup. The Grade A or Number 1 variety which we often find in grocery stores is harvested earlier in the season and has less minerals and carbs. The Grade B or Number 2 variety, which is technically a lower quality due to its darker colour and taste, is harvested later in the season and thus has more minerals, nutrients and carbs. Trust me, you will want all the carbs and minerals you can get since this is all that will be sustaining you for 10 days. The Grade B maple syrup is harder to find so you may want to call around a few shops before hand.

Tips for buying the ingredients:

Let’s face it, pure maple syrup and lemons are expensive. Since the quantity you’ll be needing is more than a regular consumption amount, you can try negotiating with the stores if you explain your situation.

In Montreal, I bought my maple syrup at Marché des Sauveurs at Marché Jean Talon. The gave me a 10% discount since i bought so many cans. As for the lemons, I bought 90 lemons at Marché Adonis for under $25 but I’ve also heard that if you tell your local health food store you’re doing the Master Cleanse, that they might give you a special price, and they’ll more than likely be organic!

The 10 day Master Cleanse; Can Urban Green Girl do it?

90 lemons for Master Cleanse

Buying 90 lemons for the Master Cleanse

Since doing the liver detox 2 months ago, it has been my next goal to complete the Master Cleanse a.k.a. the Lemonade Diet. Although Beyoncé did this to lose 22lbs for her role in Dreamgirls, I’m choosing to do this to clear my acne and cleanse my body from alcohol and other contaminants such as pesticides, herbicides and preservatives etc.

The Master Cleanse is a drink made up of lemon juice, maple syrup (Grade B), cayenne pepper and water. The lemons cleanse, the maple syrup gives you vital minerals and calories and the pepper apparently breaks up mucous in the body, delivers vitamins B & C and gives you that extra kick needed. No food is consumed for the length of this detox although herbal teas and laxatives can be taken. I will probably drink green and mint tea while doing this.

Benefits of the Master Cleanse (Lemonade Diet):

  • Removes toxins from your body
  • Improves skin; eradication of acne, and a more youthful appearance Continue reading