After eight days of being one of those spicy-lemon filled cleansers, I've made a decision. I'll never do the master cleanse again. Yet, I have been recommending it to everyone. Here's why.
So when a teammate suggested our entire company try the cleanse, I decided to give it a go. Spoiler alert: My review was not so glowing.
Why I'll Never Do The Master Cleanse Again, But Recommend It To Everyone.
I've been interested in trying the master cleanse since my friend did it in 2011. The result? She looked and felt better than ever before. Radiant skin, shimmering hair, high energy, and an empowered attitude about health.
There are some things all healthy people seem to do at least once in their lives. Going vegan. Eliminating gluten. And the notorious "master cleanse." If you haven't experienced the master cleanse yourself, you've probably witnessed a friend attached to their bottle of lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup like it's their only source of oxygen.
First, a refresher: What is the master cleanse?
Before describing my love-hate relationship with the master cleanse, here's a quick primer. The Master Cleanse was created by Stanley Burroughs in 1940s, and it consists of only lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup for 10 days. You can drink water anytime you want, a diuretic tea before bed, and a liter of salt water in the morning. For a more comprehensive explanation of the Master Cleanse, it's benefits, and how to do it, be sure to check out our full guide.