Internal Spring Cleaning with the "Master Cleanse"

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    Jul 11, 2009 12:31 AM GMT
    Over 4th of July weekend, a buddy of mine told me about something called "The Master Cleanse". I acquired the book and read it, originally instated by Stanley Burroughs.

    I'm actively on Day 2 as I write this message, and I must say it's quite the mental challenge. I'm mainly doing it for the detox benefits but there are quite a bit of other benefits to it as well. One, being the expulsion of lifelong toxins that we ALL have in our bodies as a result of environment, diet/intake, and just daily exposures. It doesn't work the bodily muscles but it sure works the mind, the most important muscle if you ask me.

    Anyways. Just wondering if there's anyone else that has done it successfully for the 10+ days. And if you have, what did you gain personally from it?



    P.S. I recommend you read the book before you judge.
    You can get the free PDF here: http://hookedinamsterdam.wordpress.com/2008/01/14/the-master-cleanse-book-free-via-pdf/
    ... or buy for cheap at amazon.
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    Jul 11, 2009 4:06 AM GMT
    All that'll happen is you'll lose ten pounds worth of shit and essentially starve in the process. Detox is about the most ridiculous thing out there.
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    Jul 11, 2009 4:09 AM GMT
    Master cleanse is beyond bullshit and will only mess up your metabolism and make you feel a bit lighter from emptying your bowels. (Use an enema, and save the starvation response.)

    Showtime's Penn and Teller did a whole program on what bullshit it is. Take time to watch it.
  • Delivis

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    Jul 11, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    Anything like this is bullshit. Pure pseudoscience.
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    Jul 11, 2009 4:26 AM GMT
    I am waiting, still, for medical doctors with any credibility to endorse this.
    I don't believe that will happen.
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    Jul 11, 2009 5:02 AM GMT

    RPMSoccer saidI am waiting, still, for medical doctors with any credibility to endorse this.


    Gwyneth Paltrow recommends it, and she's probably played a doctor at some point icon_wink.gif
    http://goop.com/newsletter/15/en/
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    Jul 11, 2009 5:17 AM GMT
    UofTLatinBoy - I am now inspired....hehe

    Thanks for posting!

    Someone told me about her blog the other day...
    something about "how to live a better life," and stuff.

    I wonder if it's a little condescending.
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    Jul 11, 2009 9:08 AM GMT
    Oops, you wasted your money icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 11, 2009 10:25 AM GMT
    Stupid girl I went to highschool with tried to do that for a month

    She collapsed in class one day and the entire year had to attend a seminar on Anorexia icon_confused.gif

    She also messed up here teeth to the tune of costing her parents $5000+ to have re-enameled
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    Jul 11, 2009 1:43 PM GMT
    Just eat your daily dose of fiber would do the same thing.
  • TexanMan82

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    Jul 18, 2009 4:59 PM GMT
    Just flushing your money down the toilet
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    Jul 18, 2009 5:01 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidStupid girl I went to highschool with tried to do that for a month

    She collapsed in class one day and the entire year had to attend a seminar on Anorexia icon_confused.gif

    She also messed up here teeth to the tune of costing her parents $5000+ to have re-enameled


    not eatting would not cause the enamel on your teeth to errode that fastly. she must have been throwing up
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    Jul 18, 2009 5:36 PM GMT
    Odd.
    Since I came off the cleanse, my gym performance is up, and noticably.
    Funny thing is, I didn't even last the full 10 days, since I have a minor skin condition that requires medication, and obviously food with the med.

    Anyways. Both cardio and muscle performance have increased at the gym. And to be honest I just feel better in general.

    Maybe it's a mental thing. But, if there's anything to be gained from it, if anything, you gain mental discipline at the very least.

    Oh and for the girl that collapsed. Um, it's likely she was doing it wrong. I've felt completely fine the entire time I was on this cleanse and have a clean bill of health.

    I would imagine that most of the comments in here are based more on "word of mouth" and not actually reading/research, but that's just my guess. I would never have done this if I didn't at least do some good reading about it first. But, that's just me.

    Honestly, so far it's completely beat out any of the supplements I've tried that are generally recommended by the workout community. But maybe I just haven't heard from the right people, lol.


    -Thanks for all the comments, Guys! :-D
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    Jul 18, 2009 5:39 PM GMT
    Eat lots of fiber or take an enema, it is the same effect. Anything else people claim is pure placebo.
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    Jul 18, 2009 5:43 PM GMT
    A commonly recurring thread.

    See http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/388070/

    "Cleansing" = fasting. Same symptoms. Same results. Same biomechanisms. Same everything, except for the cheesy pseudo science and the money they convinced you to fork over to them.
  • calibro

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    Jul 18, 2009 6:20 PM GMT
    This is ridiculous. One, your body doesn't simply store toxins. You're pretty good at getting rid of most things. When you do store them, it's a form of bioaccumulation, and frankly, nothing you ingest is going to cause your body to naturally release it. When you do a cleanse, all you're doing is taking a bunch of stimulants with a liquid diet high in fiber... try drinking apple juice spike with metamucil and caffeine an you'll have the same effect. It's bogus. You want to "detox?" Try a week of eating just fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and nothing that has been processed. I am sure your body will great after.
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    Jul 18, 2009 6:21 PM GMT
    As long as you have a functioning liver, your body is "detoxing" on it's own just fine. Otherwise, eat your fiber, and drink enough water that your urine is clear, and you'll be just fine.
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    Jul 18, 2009 7:44 PM GMT
    I'm a generally healthy eater as it is, I just thought it might be interesting to try this. I have a pretty open mind to different ideas and thoughts. I suppose there could be some sort of "placebo" effect on my mental, I've totally considered that.

    In any case, my diet is already high in fiber, lean meats, and raw fruit/vegetables, and I go to the gym at least 4 times a week. I'm generally healthy as far as any physical I've ever had is concerned. So this cleanse was definitely more of an expansion mentally. Mental discipline is, after all, apart of one's overall health.

    Again, thanks for the criticisms and the comments, guys!
    Don't think I'll be "cleansing" any further, lol.
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    Jul 18, 2009 7:47 PM GMT
    With regard to science, there's LOTS of evidence to support the notion that not eating invokes the famine response. There's also lots of evidence that prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the whole toxins thing is BULLSHIT.
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    Jul 18, 2009 7:54 PM GMT
    AlbNY83 saidOdd.
    Since I came off the cleanse, my gym performance is up, and noticably.
    Funny thing is, I didn't even last the full 10 days, since I have a minor skin condition that requires medication, and obviously food with the med.


    Your workout performance is up because you're eating again, dummy icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 18, 2009 7:56 PM GMT
    flex just came in and reminded me on this.

    For sports performance you need CALORIES. Nothing "odd" about that. That's just plain common sense.

    No insult here, but, at some point you need to think clearly: starving yourself is almost always STUPID.
  • jgymnast733

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    Jul 18, 2009 8:02 PM GMT
    I havent tryed the Master Cleanse,
    i usually load up on fiber and apples for about 2 weeks to get the gunk out, but i'll get the book and check it out..Thanks........
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    Jul 18, 2009 10:09 PM GMT
    AlbNY83 saidSo this cleanse was definitely more of an expansion mentally.


    Again, please look up fasting.

    You did not "cleanse." You fasted.

    "Cleansing" is a made-up marketing term that seems to have seriously worked on you.

    * strokes chin *

    Actually, I take back everything I've said. You're exactly right. Cleansing is the best thing ever. All this "scientific" stuff is just so much sour grapes. And you know what is even better? Iguana's special "Fast Muscle Growth" formula. It's not just a specially formulated supplement, it's a book, and a DVD, and for those who really want to get the most benefit, a "lifestyle", complete with a line of clothing, and a special time-share condo complex in Clearwater FL. And it's all "natural!" Thousands have tried it and achieved great success! Read all their unbiased quotes on Iguana's "Fast Muscle Growth Now" web site.

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    Jul 19, 2009 3:38 PM GMT
    calibro saidThis is ridiculous. One, your body doesn't simply store toxins. You're pretty good at getting rid of most things. When you do store them, it's a form of bioaccumulation, and frankly, nothing you ingest is going to cause your body to naturally release it. When you do a cleanse, all you're doing is taking a bunch of stimulants with a liquid diet high in fiber... try drinking apple juice spike with metamucil and caffeine an you'll have the same effect. It's bogus. You want to "detox?" Try a week of eating just fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and nothing that has been processed. I am sure your body will great after.


    This. The human body is NOT as simplistic as this Master Cleanse thingie makes it sound. Bioaccumulation in most cases are more or less very difficult to impossible to treat (Lead and Mercury for instance) and can not be treated by simply going on a diet. We do accumulate toxins, but they're more or less insignificant in the long run since we'll age and die before they accumulate enough to be actually harmful anyway.

    And hey Kurt, can I invest in your fad... er... scientifically miraculous fitness program?
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    Jul 19, 2009 9:10 PM GMT
    flex89Your workout performance is up because you're eating again, dummy


    Yea. Get a clear picture on what's being conveyed before you respond to it. I was actually saying that my performance is up as compared to what it was PRIOR to the cleanse.

    I definitely appreciate the responses that contribute to the discussion. The sarcastic and insulting comments can be saved for someone who cares. It's amazing, of any place I've had this discussion, weather online or during active conversation, this is the only place I can say I've gotten any responses of faggotry. It's my fault though, I should have realized that before I posted it on a gay site. LOL.

    Thanks guys icon_cool.gif