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The Best Way To Detoxify Your Body

Updated on September 9, 2013
Detoxify Your Body
Detoxify Your Body

What exactly is body detoxification?

Detoxification refers to the body's natural and constant process of eliminating poisons or toxins through the liver, kidneys, colon, lymph and skin. Although our bodies do it naturally every day, we do sometimes need an extra step to flush our systems. Through detoxification, we can successfully assist the body to eliminate dangerous toxins, chemicals, metals, parasites and other unwanted substances.

Basically, detoxification means cleaning the blood. It does this mainly by removing waste from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. It's all about cleaning and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health.

The Benefits Of Detoxifying

If the toxins we consume cannot be destroyed by our digestive system, detoxified by the liver, or eliminated by the lymph system (an important part of our immune system), they begin to build up. As they accumulate, they start to affect the body which can result in slow metabolism, low energy, reduced immunity, and can lead to serious chronic diseases.

A detox cleans out body waste deposits. After a cleanse, when the body starts rebalancing and energy levels rise, people tend to feel healthier, younger, more lively and, in general, better about themselfs and their lives.

The list of health issues that can be helped by detoxifying the body is endless, but here are some of the most common reasons why people choose to do it:

  • Purify liver, kidney and blood
  • Eliminate years of built up internal waste
  • Increase energy and focus
  • Lose weight
  • Ease chronic pain
  • Look younger
  • Boost immune system
  • Cure high blood pressure
  • Get rid of acne
  • Simply feel fantastic

The Best Way To Detoxify

The best way to detoxify body wastes is a simple method called - The Master Cleanser. This is the easiest, most delicious and effective cleansing available. It's been around for more than 60 years and it surpasses many other detox methods.

The original Master Cleanser (also known as the Lemonade Diet) developed by Stanley Burroughs in 1941, has recently been made famous by Beyonce Knowles, Robin Quivers, and Isaac Hayes. Beyonce announced on the Oprah show that she had lost 20 pounds on the Master Cleanse to prepare for her role in the movie - Dreamgirls.

This is the easiest way to regain your vitality and allow your body to repair and clean itself.

The Master Cleanse Detox or The Lemon Cleanse

The Master Cleanse involves eating no solid food. Instead, you drink a mixture of water, lemon juice, Grade B maple syrup, and Cayenne pepper.

The rules are simple. Each day you drink 6-12 glasses of the following mix:

The Master Cleanser Recipe:

  • 2 tablespoons lemon (or lime) juice (approx. 1/2 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons of genuine "grade B" maple syrup (not maple flavored sugar syrup)
  • 1/10 Teaspoon or more cayenne pepper
  • 1 Cup (8 fluid ounces) of water, room temperature

Combine all the above ingredients in a jar and shake together.

Follow this for 10 days.

Detoxification does take determination and there will be times when you'll feel like quiting. So before you start you need to prepare both your mind and your body for the experience ahead.

If you decide to try it, you should definitely get yourself a copy of the original Master Cleanser Book by Stanley Burroughs (look below).

The Master Cleanser Book

Detoxifying Your Body - Video


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      pashuram chaudhary 3 years ago

      It's the best ways for the patients of lungs cancer or those people who is effects of quitting smoking.Thanks a lot the person who has suggested all the smokers...

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Interesting topic. Thanks for providing the The Master Cleanse Detox Recipe. I need to try this. Voted up!

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      Confused 5 years ago

      I thought this was a detoxing thing to get off prescription medication ????

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      Leautonia 5 years ago

      I was looking up detoxing because I wanted to try another approach other than dialysis, I have been blessed not to be on it because my kidneys are failing, i figured if I could find a more natural approach it would buy me time I have already changed my eating habits but I need more, any comments would be appreciated..Thanks

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      Mrs.Farzana Panhwar. 6 years ago

      I had practice it and found very effective, and feel very fresh and energetic .Thanks for these informations.

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      Jean Jenkins 6 years ago

      Fasting is about getting rid of toxins to be healthier not loosing weight. A prolonged fast will ruin your skin and deplete muscle mass. I would suggest only a 24 hour fast, but then again that's my opinion.

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      SBT 6 years ago

      Anyone living off pure liquids will lose rapid weight immediately. I'm not amazed by these results at all. It'll all just come back when you resume a normal diet.

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      green giant 6 years ago

      nobody seems too comment after day five are they all dead or hospitalized

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      Stephanie 6 years ago

      I dont know why every comment Im reading on here is saying diet I googled "what is the best body cleanse" and it pulled up The Master Cleanse and all im seeing is people talking about how much weight they have lost dont get me wrong i wouldnt mind shedding a few but I do want a cleanse not something that is being considered a diet so does anybody know of a good body cleanse

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      Melle 6 years ago

      I dislike when people use forums to judge other people and leave rude comments....but, with that being my opinion, it is an excellent idea to do a cleanse at least once a year and there are several different kinds of cleanses for different kinds of people...I have done the master clease a few years ago for 7 days....not 10.....and it definitely works...I am about to do another cleanse to help quit the nasty habit of smoking cigarettes and to clean out my system....but, not sure which one yet!?

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      Kim 6 years ago

      It doesn't seem like a bad idea, but there are downsides (just like everything to get healthy or lose weight). You may feel hungry and lacking energy, but i've tried other health kicks and ive had those side affects anyways because you put your body through something else. Its always gonna be tough at first but maybe its something good to try every once and a while. Its not like people do this to starve themselves, it can help get your metabolism and body back on track. I have a very slow metabolism and sometimes I eat fruits and vegetables to try to decrease how much sugar and junk i put into my body, and it wouldnt hurt to do that and have a drink to detox too. You CAN eat some fruits and veggies on this too, its just getting rid of harmful things in your body. If you actually do it right, dont push your body too hard, and dont make yourself completely sick and lethargic, it seems like a good method to try.

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      Tonya 6 years ago

      I am on day three and today I am still holding strong. Day one was a OMG day but I made it through. Day two had issues with sleep because late at night I am doing nothing. During the day I stay busy so I will not think too about food. All in all it is not bad I do am not as hungry as I thought I would be. I will post my results on the last day of my detox.

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      Kate 6 years ago

      Cleansing is good...but basically living off of water, syrup, lemon and pepper has no nourishment for your body. No wonder people are experiencing headaches, nauseua and no energy. Not rocket science people, not rocket science. P.S. Getting addicted to not eating will kill you sister. Slowly.

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      kayla 6 years ago

      @nick, i was looking at this to try and detox as, i just had a baby, and im looking to rid myself from the toxins ive built up in pregnancy, to try to purify myself..i just feel yukky, but ill wait until my baby is older...i dont want to harm her in any way by not eating properly

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      Nick 6 years ago

      Seriously? Am I one of the only ones here looking for a detox just to detox? You want to lose weight? Hit the treadmill or something. Get off your butt and go sweat... Freakin lazy people resorting to not eating to lose weight... Pathetic.

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      slothgirl3 6 years ago

      did i miss this question somewhere along the way? are we allowed to smoke cigarettes while on this lemonade diet? Im not a pack a day smoker, but I do need a few during the day....any suggestions???

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      anthony urrutia 6 years ago

      today is my 1st day tryinhg my second drink i felt light headed..does anyone know does this help me get rid of the marajuana resedue i have in my systm? ect...i will be talking a blood test in 3 weeks..after all i need to loose weight too lol..all that muches..pls email me if u have and answers for

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      JP 6 years ago

      Did it and feel great.. ive lost about a stone in 10 days and 9cm around my waist. during these 10 days i did 1 hour light cardio exercises and core abs exercises... the key is that you need to have a huge mental to do it... there were times that i was very hungry but as soon as you drink your lemonade diet, the feel of hunger was gone... i would recommend it yes together with a light cardio...

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      HealthyHanna 6 years ago from Utah

      I take zeolite instead. zeolite powder trapes the positively charged gunk in your system. And it doesn't make you sick. You can eat normally (but use wisdom. eat things that are good for you) and you will be suprised at how you feel. Liquid zeolite works better if you are having brain or neurological problems.

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      Butta StayFly 6 years ago

      Can you take Multi Vitamins while doing this

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      Super Novae 7 years ago

      I researched this when I heard about it and I would like to make some corrections!!!!! I have used this many times and it is actually really good for your body!!!!!!

      The maple syrup gives you your carbs, the lemons give you your vitamin C (immune protection), and the cayenne rushes all this through your system and since it makes your blood pump faster you tend to have more energy (alot more for the first 2 to three days). If you are use to exercise then you can continue your normal routine, but if you are not use to exersicing you will not want to push yourself to hard because you will over do it and crash.

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      Neil Butterfield 7 years ago

      Thanks, this is a very useful article and gives a great deal of clarity on why detoxing is good for us.

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      webmodesigners 7 years ago

      thanks!You made some good points there. I did a searchon the topic and found most people will agree with yourblog.

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      lessandler 7 years ago

      You can do this cleanse if you are already thin to detoxify... I did and it helped me kick smoking quicker and faster than if I had done so eating normally. I personally wouldn't advocate it for weight loss unless you have major self control in the week or so following when your metabolism is still slow. As with any time in life, you can gain the weight again.

      One thing that is important is that you follow a diet basically of vegan mostly raw foods for three days prior. Then take colonics or cleansing enemas during. If you don't the undigested toxic food will sit in your digestive tract and cause the seriously uncomfortable toxic side effects people talk about being unable to deal with on the thrid day or so. When you think about it, not only are you slowing your metabolism, you are not adding food to move the old food through your digestive tract.

      Also headaches and migranes can often be attributed to caffeine withdrawal so make sure you slowly reduce caffeine before starting a cleanse. Good luck!

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      OL 7 years ago

      How about just drinking lots of water daily?

      Simple. Eat healthy food (as long as it's not in excess), drink water. Exercise. Sleep on time.DRINK WATER!

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      KEKEBABY145 7 years ago

      wat the article dosent tell you is that you can have raw vegetables and fruit WHEN EVER THERES HUNGER and take a multivitamin and that cause me to be successful on this diet!

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      Ashlee 7 years ago

      I'm quite thin and don't want to loose weight.

      I really want to detox to cleans my body after quitting smoking.

      Any suggestions

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      steve 7 years ago

      people can go long periods of time with out any whole food its done spiritually all the time to build character

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      Lamia 7 years ago

      In my opinion,you girls shouldn't put your body through that pain. Your body will starve, and you won't get your daily requirements of vitamins, minerals, proteins and even carbs and fats that your body needs. Your body needs food, that's why God created plants and animals. If you want to lose weight, try a balanced diet that consists of all the food categories in the right proportions, and exercise!!! Slightly chubby women are not unhealthy, and please don't get into this franchise of being a zero size woman. You will look like a zombie if you don't eat healthy solid food, no matter how much make-up you wear. Sorry for the long comment. Take care =)

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      Naomi 7 years ago

      HAHAHAHA, if 'dh' posted a joke, then you are fumny, if you didn't, then you are anorexic honey get some help.

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      Elizabeth 7 years ago

      Kan u use regular maple syrup?

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      Health Chic 7 years ago

      I did this diet once. I was determined. I once lost 4 stone on a different diet so I have alot of willpower and determination. I was determined to stick to this to detox my body. On day 3, I gave it up. Why? Because I felt like SHIT. I had literally no energy whatsoever, I constantly felt like I was gunna be sick, I was dizzy, lethargic, had a constant headache. I decided that it wasn't worth putting myself through it and I am now on a more sensible detox diet which involves lots of fruit, vegetables and oily fish. Much better!!! I do still have the iccy side effects of headaches lethargy etc, but theyre nowhere near as intense as on the master cleanse and it is normal to experience some side effects while detoxing.

      Also, the mixture tastes like CRAP! lol At first I thought, oooh its not too bad, I can drink this for 10 days, by day 3 I detested it.

      Just a bit of info for anybody considering trying it :)

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      Brittany 7 years ago

      I came across this master cleanse diet and it seemed like it would work and I hope it does. But then I Saw your video and it really gave me some hope lol but. Thanks man.

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      mely 7 years ago

      can you use regular tap water??

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      sara 7 years ago

      can you still excercise on this cleanse?

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      OUDDA 7 years ago

      I definitely will try it but I have an health issues and need to take medications three times a day. Can I still take my medication routinely while I on detox?

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      Emma 7 years ago

      for people who have eating problems. i don't think this is the solution. be careful because you will start a yo yo effect on your body. this is more dangerous for your health. eat healthy and naturally. this is the best way to go.

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      Kristy 7 years ago

      I'm on day 6! I feel great...Do it with someone, it makes life easier. BUY THE BOOK! It answered many of the questions I had. WATCH THE VIDEOS, they prepare you by helping your realize you are not alone. I'm on Day 6...4 more days to go!

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      Concerned 7 years ago

      Im 15 years old. And im not overweight, but i would like to lose some. maybe like 5 pounds. This sounds interesting but like Is it super healthy? I dont want it to create future problems for me.

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      Myadvice 7 years ago

      Ive tried it several times. Each time by day 3 I had intense migraines and nearly passed out. My doctor said something about the toxins causing a reaction in my body. I did lose 3-6lbs each time but I think its more from the non-stop vomiting from the migraine. I felt weak and unfocused. Im confused at how people can manage a normal life while on this.

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      steve 7 years ago

      I tried this a couple years ago. I felt horrible while on it. People definitely had more energy while on it, but I just had headaches....

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      Dumbfounded 7 years ago

      You people are insane. Just eat better!! You cannot do this for an entire month, being "addicted" to not eating is called anorexia and if your doctor is not stopping you from bein on this diet than you need to see another doctor.

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      JP 7 years ago

      On Day 1 of it right now. Going to try it for a week and see how it goes.

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      Detox Diet Plan Expert 8 years ago

      Good article. I agree with almost everything, but in my opinion the best detox method is still 100% natural.

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      sergey 8 years ago

      there is a saying.

      people who dont risk dontdrink champpagne

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      Alma 8 years ago

      I'm 44 yrs old female. 111 lbs.

      Is not my intention to loss weight with this method. what i wonder is if in my intention to detoxify my body, my health will be on risk?

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      Organic Goody 8 years ago

      I market a product for people who want to reduce the toxic load on their body just like I did. Do you know anyone who might like to know about a product like that? Let me know email me today

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      Aniko 8 years ago

      This is my 4th day of doing this , I lost 3lbs alrady! It really works! I will try do do it for 1 month, that is my goal! I do get hungry sometimes, mostly in the morning, and during the day, I just eat a few bites of cantaloupe, grapes or peaches! Doctor said that you can eat a few bites of these fruit, during this diet.

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      bluntz 8 years ago

      thank you so much

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      MAU 8 years ago

      I must give it a try. I will start from today.

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      J. Ing 8 years ago

      will this slow down your metabolism so when you reintroduce a normal diet you gain all the wait back?

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      dh 8 years ago

      this is great, i lost many pounds and have become addicted to not eating for many days, only when i feel faint then i have bread. this way helps me look like a model. and i save money because i dont eat food.

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      dave 9 years ago

      is this safe with normal excercise?

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      roc 9 years ago

      this really works. tried it might think ur hungry but u really aren't.. i did cheat one day and had a bowl of chicken soup because i felt lightheaded due to that time of teh month. after that it was all good. Im on the 4th day. i like it

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      colonox 9 years ago

      Thanks for taking time and doing research on this subject i've been reading a lot about colon cleansing and using ColonOX