Sunday, May 10, 2009

Stomach aches because of taking Vitamins at night ?

I figured out that my stomach was aching because I was taking my nighttime vitamins right before bed. See, I usually take 5 pills in the morning and 3 at night. In the morning, I take one iron pill, one folic acid pill, one apple cider vinegar pill, one B-12 pill and one Zrytec pill. I usually drink a 12 oz. apple or orange juice and a pack of peanut butter crackers. It doesn't give me any stomach aches, and I know not to take them on an empty stomach. At night I take one iron pill, one allergy multi-symptom pill, and one apple cider vinegar pill. When googling why your stomach aches with vitamins, they did say that taking them on an empty stomach, especially at night will give you stomach aches. However, I NEVER take vitamins on an empty stomach. I actually will eat a little, drink some liquids and then take them in the middle and then eat and drink some more. I think though, I will try and take the multi-allergy pill as soon as a get home to reduce the amount of pills I take at night. I remember I was taking big 'ole horse pill vitamin E pills and they gave me aweful stomach aches. I went down to smaller sizes and the pain disappeared. I think when there is a large mass of vitamins at one time, it can encourage stomach aches, whether you eat or not. So, I don't believe stomach aches are any incentive for me to do the master cleanse. I will say that I do need to do the cleanse, hopefully at the beginning of the summer. We'll see.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Boy do I need to do another master cleanse!

It's been a minute and I have not done a cleanse in over a year and a half. Here lately my stomach has been aching, most of the time before heading to bed. I'm not proud of my diet and we wont even talk about an exercise regimen. So, Summer can't get here soon enough. More on a new cleanse journal coming...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

1st Journal of me and Jen's cleanse

I used to "journal" on live journal before I started "blogging" on blogger. It took me a while, but I found my entries from my first cleanse I did with my sister Jen. There are some hilarious entries, but it's all about "poop", so not sure how exciting that can be. I will say that if you haven't tried the cleanse to do all the research you can and prepare yourself mentally for the experience. Jen and I are on day three of our latest cleanse. It's wayyyy overdue.

**Update*** We made it the 10 days and I ended up at a weight of 129 lbs, the lightest I've been in years. It is Nov. 25th and I'm still at 129. Jen was at 158 and as of today she's maintaining a weight of 149. So we're in good shape as far as weight is concerned. Now, fitness, that's a whole nother story!!!!

Here's the journal of our cleanse from 2004.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Master Cleanse Instructions

The instructions stay at the top of the blog. Other posts are below.

I highly recommend you purchase THE MASTER CLEANSER LEMONADE DIET by Stanley Burroughs if you are going to do the cleanse. The book costs $6.50 at local health food store or online at

This is a very condensed but concise mini instruction for the Master Cleanser. It's not as long as it seems. I cut out as much of it as I could within reason. I've also added some helpful links so you can understand how it all works together for your good. BEFORE DOING THE CLEANSE RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH!!!!

What you need to buy:

Lots of lemons (organic if you can afford them)- No lemon concentrate (approx cost AC) $4-$5 You can get a big bag at Sam's for about $4. Keep unused lemons in the fridge.
Cool facts about lemons:

Lemon (fruit) Juicer (if you don’t have one)- (AC-$10) at Walmart Buy just a simple juicer. You don't need to spend over $20 if that on one. Electric juicers Help with Freshly squeezing daily. Hand squeezing takes a LONG time. What I do is squeeze up about 8 lemons and keep them in a Take-Along bottle in the frige to mix lemonade as I go.
What do the juicers look like?:
Check out Pronto's Citrus Juicers

Lots of Distilled water-Buy 3 2 1/2 Gallon jugs (AC $9 w/ CRV) or

Why distilled water?

Go by Wal-Mart and purchase about 2 sets of 3-pack Rubber-maid Take-a-long Sports bottles (AC for 6-$5)
What do they look like?

You also need a 32oz container that has a straw for your sea salt cleanse.

Cayenne Pepper (AC $2)

Pure Grade A or B Maple Syrup from Trader Joe’s($8.99 each) Buy 2 jugs to last 10 days (AC $18)

What's so great about pure maple syrup?

Box of Herbal Peppermint or Mint Tea (AC $3)

2 boxes of Herbal Traditionals Smooth Move Tea (natural laxative) (AC $7)

Hain Pure Foods UnIodized Sea Salt (AC $1.50)
Should say: This salt does not supply iodide, a necessary nutrient.

What's so great about the Master Cleanser?


To dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that have formed in any part of the body.

To cleanse the kidneys and the digestive system.

To purify the glands and cells throughout the entire body.

To eliminate all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles.
(Mucoid Plaque info)

To relieve pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessels.

To build a healthy blood stream.

To keep youth and elasticity regardless of our years.


When sickness has developed- for all acute and chronic conditions.

When the digestive system needs a rest and a cleansing.

When overweight has become a problem.

When better assimilation and building of body tissue is needed.


Follow the diet for a minimum of 10 days or more- up to 40 days and beyond may be safely followed for extremely serious cases. The diet has all the nutrition needed during this time. Three to four times a year will do wonders for keeping the body in a normal healthy conditions. The diet may be undertaken more frequently for serious conditions.


2 Tablespoons lemon or lime juice (approx. ½ lemon)

2 Tablespoons genuine maple syrup (Not maple flavored sugar syrup)

1/10 Teaspoon cayenne pepper (red pepper) or to taste

Water, medium hot

Combine the juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper in a 10 oz glass and fill with medium hot water. (Cold water may be used if preferred.)

Use fresh (organic) lemons or limes only, never canned lemon or lime juice nor frozen lemonade or frozen juice.

The maple syrup is a balanced form of positive and negative sugar and must be used, not some "substitute". There are three grades of maple syrup. Grade A is the first run- mild in taste, sweet and with less minerals than the other grades. It is more expensive and less desirable but it may be used. Grade B is the second run with more minerals plus more maple taste. It is more suitable for the diet and is less expensive.

Dozens of letters weekly, from around the world highly praise the many superior benefits of the lemonade diet. Thus, we must conclude that since it does so much for so many it is truly The Master Cleanser:

Recap of the steps to be taken in the diet. Be careful to read the entire instructions so that the diet will be of the best benefit to you. First prepare yourself mentally to follow in detail the entire directions and continue as long as is needed to make the necessary changes. One of the best signals of the completed diet is when the formerly coated and fuzzy tongue is clear pink and clean looking. During the diet it becomes very badly coated.

The Night Before starting the diet take the laxative tea.

In the morning take the salt water (or) laxative tea. This should be done each night and morning during the diet- rare exception- if diarrhea develops. When diarrhea is ended then continue above directions.

Now the lemonade formula is to be drunken throughout the day until you drink 60oz or more. If you get hungry or a headache, drink more lemonade.

WHAT ABOUT THE USE OF HONEY? Honey must not be used at any time internally. It is manufactured from the nectar picked up from the flowers by the bees- good enough in itself, perhaps- then predigested, vomited and stored for their own future use with a preservative added. It is deficient in calcium and has many detrimental effects for the human being.

Adding the cayenne pepper is necessary as it breaks up mucus and increases warmth by building the blood for an additional lift. It also adds many of the B and C vitamins.

Herbal Mint tea may be used occasionally during this diet as a pleasant change and to assist further in the cleansing. Its chlorophyll helps as a purifier, neutralizing many mouth and body odors that are released during the cleansing period.

HOW MUCH DOES ONE DRINK? Take from six to twelve glasses of the lemonade daily during the waking period. As you get hungry just have another glass of lemonade. NO OTHER FOOD SHOULD BE TAKEN DURING THE FULL PERIOD OF THE DIET. As this is a complete balance of minerals and vitamins, one does not suffer the pangs of hunger. Do not use vitamin pills.

All solid food is turned into a liquid state before it can be carried by the blood to the cells of the body. The lemonade is already a food in liquid form.

For those who are overweight, less maple syrup may be taken. REMEMBER, the only things you can possible lose are mucus; waste, and disease. Healthy tissue will not be eliminated.

Never vary the amount of lemon juice per glass. About six glasses of lemonade a day is enough for those wishing to reduce. Extra water may be taken as desired.

HELPING THE CLEANSING ALONG As this is a cleansing diet, the more you can assist Nature to eliminate poisons, the better. IF YOUR SYSTEM FEELS UPSET, IT IS BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT HAVING SUFFICIENT ELIMINATION. Avoid this possibility by following the directions completely. Above all, be sure you have two, three, or more movements a day. This may seem unnecessary not eating solid food, but it is Nature’s way of eliminating the waste it has loosened from the various cells and organs in the body. They must leave the body some way. It would be just the same as sweeping the floor around and around and never removing the dirt from the house if the wastes were not passed out. The better the elimination, the more rapid will be the results.

A LAXATIVE HERB TEA with Senna Leaf (Try Traditional Medicinal’s Smooth Move) is found to be the best helper for most persons. It is a good practice to take a good laxative herb tea right from the beginning- the last thing at night and first thing in the morning. There are several good laxative teas. They are best taken in a liquid form. Buy them in your health food store.

ANOTHER CLEANSING AID: INTERNAL SALT WATER BATHING As it is necessary to bathe the outside of our bodies, so it is with the inside. Do not take enemas or colonics at any time during the cleansing diet or afterwards. They are unnecessary and can be extremely harmful.

There is a much superior method of cleansing the colonic tract without the harmful effects of customary colonics and enemas. This method will cleanse the entire digestive tract while the colonics and enemas will only reach the colon or a small part of it. Colonics can be expensive while our salt water method is not.

DIRECTIONS: Prepare a full quart of lukewarm water and add two level (rounded for the Canadian quart) teaspoons of UNIODIZED sea salt. Do not use ordinary iodized salt as it will not work properly. Drink the entire quart of salt and water first thing in the morning. This must be taken on an empty stomach. The salt and water will not separate but will stay intact and quickly and thoroughly wash the entire tract in about one hour. Several eliminations will likely occur. The salt water has the same specific gravity as the blood, hence the kidneys cannot pick up the water and the blood cannot pick up the salt. This may be taken as often as needed for proper washing of the entire digestive system. If the salt water does not work the first time, try adding a little more or a little less salt until the proper balance is found; or possible take extra water with or without salt. This often increases the activity. Remember, it can do no harm at any time. The colon needs a good washing, but do it the natural way- the salt water way.

Check out this awesome link about salt water cleanse benefits and exercise ideas:

It is quite advisable to take the herb laxative tea at night to loosen, then the salt water each morning to wash it out. If for some reason the salt water cannot be taken in the morning, then the herb laxative tea must be taken night and morning.


In the cleansing process, some people experience a tremendous stirring up and may even feel worse for several days. It is not the lemonade that causes the trouble, but what the lemonade stirs up in the system that causes our dizziness and other disturbances. Vomiting may occur under certain conditions; increased pain may be felt in the various joints of the body; dizziness may develop on certain days. If weakness develops at any time, it is the result of poisons circulating through the blood stream rather than a lack of food or vitamins. This diet gives a person all the vitamins, food, and energy necessary for the full ten days or longer in a liquid form. Rest and take it a little easier if you have to –although most people can go about their regular business without difficulty. Keep right on with the diet; don’t give up or "cheat" by eating a little food or you may destroy the benefits.

Even though the lemon is an acid fruit, it becomes alkaline as it is digested and assimilated. It is, in fact, our best aid toward proper alkaline balance. There is no danger of "too much acid."

Alcoholics, smokers, and other drug addicts will receive untold benefits from this diet. The chemical changes and the cleansing have a way of removing the craving and the many probably deficiencies. Thus the desire for the unnatural types of stimulants and depressants disappears. The usual cravings experienced and suffered in breaking away from drugs, alcohol, and tobacco no longer present themselves during and after this diet.

It is truly a wonderful feeling to be free from slavery to these many habit-forming and devitalizing elements of modern living. Coffee, tea, and various cola drinks, as habit-forming beverages, also lose their appeal through the marvels of the lemonade diet.


Coming off the lemonade diet properly is highly important, please follow the directions very carefully. After living in a semi-tropical and tropical climate for many years, I find that people have increasingly turned to a raw fruit, nut, and vegetable diet. Following is the schedule for people who normally follow such a natural vegetarian diet:


Several 8 oz. Glasses of fresh orange juice as desired during the day. The orange juice prepares the digestive system to properly digest and assimilate regular food. Drink it slowly. If there has been any digestive difficulty prior to or during the change over, extra water may be taken with the orange juice.


Orange juice in the morning. Raw fruit for lunch. Fruit or raw vegetable salad at night. You are now ready to eat normally. For those who have characteristically lived the unnatural way of meat, milk, refined and devitalized food, it may be best to change over as follows, gradually adopting the raw fruit, nut, and vegetable diet:


Several 8 oz. Glasses of fresh orange juice as desired during the day.

Drink it slowly.


Drink several 8 oz. Glasses of orange juice during the day- with extra water, if needed. Some time during the afternoon, prepare a vegetable soup (no canned soup) as follows:


Use several kinds of vegetables, perhaps one or two kinds of legumes, potatoes, celery, carrots, green vegetable tops, onion, etc. Dehydrated vegetables or vegetable soup powders may be added for extra flavor. Okra or okra powder, chili, curry, cayenne (red pepper), tomatoes, green peppers, and zucchini squash may be included to good advantage. Brown rice may be used, but no meat or meat stock. Other spices may be added (delicately) for flavor. Use salt delicately as a limited amount of salt is necessary. Learn to enjoy the natural flavor of the vegetables. The less cooking the better.

Have this soup for the evening meal using the broth mostly, although some of the vegetables may be eaten. Rye wafers may be eaten sparingly with the soup, but no bread or crackers.


Drink orange juice in the morning. At noon have some more soup: enough may be made the night before and put in the refrigerator. For the evening meal eat whatever is desired in the from of vegetables, salads, or fruit. No meat, fish, or eggs; no bread, pastries, tea coffee, or milk. Milk is highly mucus-forming and tends to develop toxins throughout the body.

(Milk, being a predigested food, has been known to cause various complications in the stomach and colon, such as cramps and convulsions. The calcium in milk is difficult to assimilate and may cause toxins in the form of rheumatic fever, arthritis, neuritis, and bursitis. The resulting lack of proper digestion and assimilation of the calcium allows it to go into the blood stream in a free form and it is deposited in the tissues, cells, and joints where it can cause intense pain and suffering.)


Normal eating may be resumed, but best health will be retained if the morning meal consists of our type of lemonade or fruit juice: and, of course, if a strictly fruit, vegetable, seed and berry diet is followed. If, after eating is resumed, distress or gas occurs, it is suggested that the lemonade diet be continued for several more days until the system is ready for food.

Breaking the diet Be absolutely sure you follow the directions very carefully to prepare your body for normal eating (our way). Do not over eat or eat too soon. Serious problems (nausea) can occur if detailed directions are not followed.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR DIABETICS Diabetes is the result of a deficiency diet consisting in part of white sugar and white flour. The lemonade with molasses is an ideal way to correct this deficiency. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY FOR BEST RESULTS. The molasses supplies the necessary elements for the pancreas to produce insulin. As the necessary elements are supplied to the pancreas, the amount of insulin taken may also be gradually reduced- as an example.

On the first day use a scant tablespoon of molasses to each glass of lemonade and reduce insulin by about 10 units. Daily from then on reduce the insulin as you increase the molasses to 2 full tablespoons per glass. When this proportion has been reached the insulin can normally be eliminated; then replace the molasses with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup in each glass. Make regular checks of the sugar level in the urine and blood to satisfy yourself and eliminate any possible fear. Vita Flex and color therapy may be used to advantage to stimulate the liver, pancreas, and spleen and thus insure proper use of the minerals supplied. Many people have found they no longer have need for insulin. They must be sure to follow every detail of the recommended diet as explained in the following pages.

Blend a part of the lemon skin and pulp with the lemonade in a blender for further cleansing and laxative effect. (Note: commercially procured lemons may have had their skins dyed with yellow coloring and may have been subjected to poisonous insect sprays- be sure to peel off the outer skin if you cannot get uncolored, organically grown lemons.) The properties in the lemon skin also act as a hemostatic to prevent excess bleeding and to prevent clotting internally should there be any such prevailing condition. (Don’t worry- normal conditions will continue during menstrual periods.)



Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Photos of Master Cleanse Lemonade Detox Ingredients and Supplies

I decided about two years ago to take some pictures to send to friends and family so they'd be clear about what to get and what the lemonade would look like along with the supplies. Here's what I came up with. If you live in different areas of the nation, the brands will differ, but I'm sure you will get the point. The last picture is a must!! Enjoy!!