The Master Cleanser: Does Fasting = Starving?

Celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz who believe in alternative therapies have been bashed as starving themselves on kooky diets. However, the true source of the “lemonade diet” as it’s been called is The Master Cleanser. This isn’t concocted by some crazy chick trying to lose weight, it’s a book written by nutrition guru Stanley Burroughs in the 1940s as one of his alternative therapies to cure ailments like stomach ulcers.

Should you wish to enlighten yourself to the benefits of Grade B maple syrup, which has as much calcium cup-for-cup as milk, and of electrolytes supplied by fresh lemon, a more natural source than Gatorade, the book was added to Amazon in 1999 at my request and with Mr. Burrough’s daughter’s assistance. While you’re there, take a moment to read the reviews by men and women whose lives changed because of this “crazy 72 year old fad”.


The NY Times did a great article with people’s opinions of the master cleanse. Give it a read and keep an open mind. Judge for yourself and first and foremost, listen to what your body tells you. It won’t steer you wrong.

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