Master Cleanse & Colon Cleansers

  • metta

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    Jan 11, 2009 7:43 AM GMT
    I was talking to someone this evening that was telling me about the Master Cleanse program that she just finished. She was on it for 20 days. She said that it is kind of an extreme thing to do but she finds it to be a very healthy thing to do. She only drank a combination of water, maple syrup, lemon juice and cayenne pepper for 20 days. She said that the recipe has all the nutrients that your body needs.

    I could never see myself try something like that for that long but I might consider doing it for a day.

    i have a green tea drink that is a mild colon cleanser that I take every once in a while. i do like that product.

    Has anyone here tried this Master Cleanse? if so, what are your experiences with it.




    http://therawfoodsite.com/mastercleanse.htm

    http://mastercleansesecrets.com/recipe.php
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    Jan 11, 2009 8:00 AM GMT
    i hear that enemas are good colon cleansers
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    Jan 11, 2009 8:02 AM GMT
    would anyone mind if I just sat here with a dumbfounded look???
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    Jan 11, 2009 8:15 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidwould anyone mind if I just sat here with a dumbfounded look???
    not at all.

    *swoons*
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    Jan 11, 2009 9:45 AM GMT
    "The salt water flush in the morning"

    I hear that's how the Atlantic Ocean was made.
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    Jan 11, 2009 11:44 AM GMT
    didnt beyonce do that for dreamgirls to lose a shed load of weight? i imagine there are better ways of doing it
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    Jan 11, 2009 1:22 PM GMT
    My friends did that stupid thing. Same exact "Cleanse". Lost a ton of weight because they did not eat for days. When they started eating, they gained it back.

    Why do something stupid? Eat smart. Workout. Lose real weight. Gonna drink that stupid drink forever? BLAH???

    All these stupid "cleansing" diets do not work. Show me anyone who has done one that lost weight long term.

    Eat smart. Eat whole grains and natural protein as best you can. EXERCISE!!!!! Don't waste your time on stupid diets. Walk. Run. Move. Make your body work. Call me. I will give you a better workout program.

    I personally hate these fake quick fix diets. Oh, I have eaten poorly for 5 years but I can reverse that in 5 days. Please. There is NO cleanse.
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    Jan 11, 2009 1:59 PM GMT
    Sounds like a sadistic prep for a colonoscopy.
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    Jan 11, 2009 2:55 PM GMT
    Did she enhance the experience with aroma- and colour-therapy? It all falls into the same category. QUACKERY!
  • cowboyathlete

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    Jan 11, 2009 3:23 PM GMT
    The ONLY "colon cleanse" you need is a steady amount of fiber in your diet. If you have a high fiber diet, things move more readily through your digestive tract. There is no need for magic quack solutions.
  • metta

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    Jan 11, 2009 3:35 PM GMT
    She told me that it shuts down her digestion to give it a rest. She said that it is good to clean all the toxins out and give it a rest once in a while. I have never heard of such a thing. But she said that it works for her.

    (again, it is not something that I would probably do. I just found it interesting)
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    Jan 11, 2009 5:00 PM GMT
    I don't think the main goal is weight loss. It's just supposed to cleanse your digestive system. I did it once for three days just as part of a fast I do every so years. I think it's good to give your system a break from time to time. However, after three days, I decided I would NEVER do it again just because the taste of that drink was so foul.
  • adventuresam

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    Jan 11, 2009 6:27 PM GMT
    Triggerman saidMy friends did that stupid thing. Same exact "Cleanse". Lost a ton of weight because they did not eat for days. When they started eating, they gained it back.

    Why do something stupid? Eat smart. Workout. Lose real weight. Gonna drink that stupid drink forever? BLAH???

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    I have to agree with Triggerman on this one. Going on these liquid diets is quite dangerous, I've known people who have passed out and gotten into accidents while on a cleanse. It's just too much all at once on a body.

    It might be smarter to do a master cleanse of your kitchen first! I wrote an article on this not too long ago... http://weightlossandtraining.com/themastercleanse . Hopefully it'll get you to have a little different perspective.
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    Jan 11, 2009 6:28 PM GMT
    OMG!!! It is the HARSHEST thing ever!!! You're suppose to do it for 10 days, I could not go past 7 days!!! I lost all MUSCLE tone 1st and looked sick!!! It was wrong for me!!! I have friends that have done it and do it regularly and it works for them, but not for me!!!
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    Jan 11, 2009 7:00 PM GMT
    If you just eat healthy with the recommended amounts of fiber, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates your colon should naturally cleanse itself. Your colon has natural bacteria that it needs for proper digestion and absorbsion, that is why overuse of "colon cleansing" and enemas can actually be unhealthy for you. Likewise a program that requires a week or especially 20 days of drinking something like this basically can basically put your body into shock. There are dietary supplements and aids that claim to "cleanse" your colon and liver but with a overall health, and well followed diet, you shouldn't need it in the first place.
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Jan 11, 2009 7:26 PM GMT
    A few years back, I did a similar plan but it was only a 2 day regimen,
    The company is called BodyWise.
    A friend from Karate got me started on it and it did seem to work!
    It was a gritty, grainy, darl colored powder you mix with water and they say you can drink green tea with lemon juice and a few other things for the two days you are on it, It really did work as a major laxative and I did feel much better when I did start eating again but I also went on their meal replacement shakes, increased exercise and quickly changed my food choices cutting down on fat and carbs, increasing protein and generally eating less.
    I lost 25 pounds in two months and increased muscle TONE but not bulk dramatically.
    Doctors and nutritionists mostly say that a 7 day program like colon cleanses are not that effective and in some cases cause harm. I would recommend speaking to a real Doctor who knows your body before you do this radical plan.
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    Jan 11, 2009 8:17 PM GMT
    "She" is not very smart. Common sense dictates a better diet.

    A daily, balanced, diet, with a decent amount of fiber is the best choice.

    If you're really feeling the urge to feel fresh down there, go get an enema bag for $7.00, or a bottle enema for 0.79 and flush it out.

    "She" is about as smart as "bleeding" was in yesteryear. If one thinks on this for even a minute he understands how it messes up your metabolism and your digestive system and how it's very counter-productive, and just plain silly.
  • cowboyathlete

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    Jan 11, 2009 9:13 PM GMT
    I cleanse my colon every morning once the coffee kicks in. LOL
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    Jan 11, 2009 9:23 PM GMT
    Jesus, that "maple syrup" diet's not only loaded with assloads of simple carbs, but there's no PROTEIN, no FAT, and ZERO micronutrients your body needs!

    First off, the lack of complex carbohydrate will increase your insulin resistance by two means: 1) you're getting nothing but straight sugar and 2) you're getting very few calories so your body will sooner store the carbs as fat than allow your cells to burn the calories.

    You'll also experience two types of weight loss: 1) your body will burn up the glycogen stores in your muscles due to low calories, making you drop weight (the Atkins diet works the same way) and when this happens, your muscles won't retain as much water, making you drop even more weight, and 2) your body will literally start to cannibalize your muscles in order to upkeep and repair damaged proteins in your organs. If you stayed on this long enough, you would end up with some heavy organ damage due to the lack of protein.

    Once you get off the diet, your body will immediately recharge your glycogen stores. When this happens, it's not uncommon to see your weight bounce as much as 20 lbs IN WATER because that's all you end up losing if you don't make a marathon out of it.

    If you absolutely need a "colon cleanser" then go buy yourself an enema bag.
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    Jan 11, 2009 9:24 PM GMT
    Coffee rules for easy poops!!! Actually, it's the warm liquid that does the magic. LOL.

    flex89 talks about what happens to anorexics in an intelligent way above.

    Starvation is never a good idea. It puts your body into famine mode, which causes your metabolism to slow, and your body to store fat. Now, thinking clearly, we understand, that's just the opposite of what our goal should be.

    Eating simple carbs alone, without fiber, protein, and fats, is a sure-fire method of messing up our insides. Oops, seems like a terrible plan for decent health, and for staying lean.
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    Jan 11, 2009 10:49 PM GMT
    Many people have some good points above. You can't shut down your digestive system. Just thinking of food, and salivating activates peristalsis in the human body and prepares the body for food. Some may have heard of the GI tract being referred as the "second brain" of the body.


    There is no such thing as shutting down your digestive system, a person would be dead or picking their plot. Although, a person could choose lighter foods that the body has an easier time breaking down.
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    Jan 11, 2009 10:51 PM GMT
    "She only drank a combination of water, maple syrup, lemon juice and cayenne pepper for 20 days. She said that the recipe has all the nutrients that your body needs."

    This is where a healthy dose of common sense comes in handy. If "she" told you that it was healthy to slash your wrists and bleed for six hours as a way to flush and cleanse your blood would you do it?! icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 11, 2009 11:09 PM GMT
    My favorite cleanse is eating a pound of Rainier cherries first thing in the morning. A few hours later... whoooosh!!!
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    Jan 11, 2009 11:15 PM GMT
    I did it for 8 days--obviously not for weight loss reasons--but for the purpose of allowing the digestive system to get rid of buildup. I don't think it's insane or "quackery." While it's not meant to be done for extensive periods of time and not intended to be used as a crash diet, I don't see any harm in it unless you have some form of medical condition that would exacerbated by it.

    I experienced some great results. Aside from the increased mental clarity (that diminished when I returned to my usual "healthy" diet), my skin cleared up, I bruise less, I don't burn as easily in the sun, my allergic reactions decreased significantly and I generally felt healthier.
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    Jan 11, 2009 11:38 PM GMT
    Triggerman saidMy friends did that stupid thing. Same exact "Cleanse". Lost a ton of weight because they did not eat for days. When they started eating, they gained it back.

    Why do something stupid? Eat smart. Workout. Lose real weight. Gonna drink that stupid drink forever? BLAH???

    All these stupid "cleansing" diets do not work. Show me anyone who has done one that lost weight long term.

    Eat smart. Eat whole grains and natural protein as best you can. EXERCISE!!!!! Don't waste your time on stupid diets. Walk. Run. Move. Make your body work. Call me. I will give you a better workout program.

    I personally hate these fake quick fix diets. Oh, I have eaten poorly for 5 years but I can reverse that in 5 days. Please. There is NO cleanse.




    Colon cleaning is to remove impacted fecal material. It can be really old and kinda toxic. Allergies are often a immune system that goes haywired building up defenses against the nasty stuff in the colon because the modern diet has too much sticky, gooey sugary,d carbs instead of cleansing roughage.