My Modified Master Cleanse

by Romance Goddess
(Ashland, Oregon, USA)

I did the original Master Cleanse about a year and a half ago. I stayed on it for 30 days. I lost about 20 pounds and felt great.

Since then, my diet has been quite healthy yet my weight loss has plateaued. (I'm not out of the woods, yet!)

I didn't like the idea of the "starvation" signals I feel that my body received the last time I did the cleanse. My "re-entry" into eating "real" food again was very very slow as I felt the danger of "bingeing" on lots of food was very present.

So this time I am trying something a little different:

1. Adding "green supplements" to provide some nutrition without actually eating food. I am taking capsules of spirulina and chlorella several times throughout the day.
(UPDATE: I am adding capsules of kelp and a blend of wheat grass, barley greens, alfalfa, dandelion and oat greens.)

2. Adding EFA's and oil. When I did the cleanse last time, my skin became very, very dry (and it's dry already!). I am taking capsules of fish oil, evening primrose oil and borage oil throughout the day.

3. Instead of the laxative tea and salt water drink: Each morning I prepare my "delicious lemon drink" ~~ Put one whole organic lemon chopped (seeds, peel and all) into blender. Add 2 generous tablespoons of organic cold-pressed olive oil and a good dash of cayenne. Add half a glass of distilled water and process until smooth and creamy. (A variation is to process it briefly and strain out some of the solids before drinking)

This is a good liver cleanser. I use the strained version 5 days a week when I am not cleansing, the "full" version once per week and take one day off.)

Each night before bed I drink a glass of distilled water with psyllium seed husks in it.

4. Other supplements include capsules of maca, acerola vitamin C, garlic, vitamin D3 and drops of DHLA.

5. Originally I planned to substitute (low glycemic) organic agave syrup for the (high glycemic) grade B maple syrup. On my first day I noticed that the agave didn't "last" as long and I was hungrier sooner than I was with the maple syrup. So I've mainly been using the maple syrup.

However, now I am spreading out my supplements more, making sure of taking one of the oils with each glass and that has solved the "hunger" problem. So I will experiment with substituting with the agave again.

6. I have not stopped my morning beverage of Teecino and Inka, drunk black.

The first time I did the Original Master Cleanse, I found it very easy to do. For me, it is so much easier to "never eat" then it is to make good food choices"!! Then it isn't a matter of sitting down to a meal, it's just refuel and get on with it.

I am on Day 3 of what I'm guessing might be a 15 day cleanse. I feel fine, plenty of energy. Regular (some what more frequent) bowel movements.

I'll add more as my cleanse progresses...

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Apr 16, 2009
by: Henri (The Owner)

Thanks for the review, very thorough and well planned. Seems like you have a grip on your modified plan of action, keep us posted!

Apr 19, 2009
by: Romance Goddess

So I am on Day 6 now. Yesterday, due to my busy schedule (and poor planning!), I neglected to:

1. Drink enough of the lemonade or water.
2. Take any supplements!

As a result:

1. I had less-than-optimal energy.
2. Experienced a little light headed-ness.
3. Felt hungry several times.
4. My body temperature thermostat was off and I felt cold (when everyone else was fine)
5. Woke up today with a headache.

Lesson learned! Otherwise, it is going very well. Today I will make sure to include a fresh green juice drink, something that I have meant to include each day but have not.

Tomorrow, I will start walking in the mornings, another thing I have been lax about.

Dry-brushing my skin too....Where IS that dry brush...?

MORE later...

May 08, 2009
Finished...for now.
by: Romance Goddess

I'm essentially done with my Modified Master Cleanse. I fell off the wagon a few times (yes, birthdays DO require chocolate!!) and now I've essentially returned to "regular" eating. Not that regular, I suppose...

Our morning beverage is roasted dandelion root tea. (more like coffee!) I drink it black, D. uses
organic cream and agave in his.

We are eating 5-6 small meals per day.

One meal is a smoothie-like blender drink with one whole lemon (peel and all), 2-4 tbsp. olive oil (cold pressed, organic), distilled water, 1-3 raw eggs (from our free-range, organically fed chickens) and some kind of vegetable(s) like red bell peppers (good with strawberries!) or spinach, kale, broccoli, fennel, etc etc. Sometimes I add 6Tbsp. of brewers yeast, flax oil, and/or some of my homemade lacto-fermented sauerkraut.

Another meal might be a bit of my homemade kefir cheese (made with raw goat milk) and some "crispy nuts" from the Nourishing Traditions recipes (Sally Fallon---MY BIBLE) and slices of organic apple. (Fuji! yum!)

Another meal might be a smoothie made with my homemade raw goat kefir, frozen (or fresh) fruit like strawberries, blueberries, mango, raspberry, blackberry, acai, or whatever (organic), 1-3 raw eggs, maybe a little maple syrup if it really needs it, one whole lemon with peel, 2-4 Tbsp. olive oil.

Other meals might be a fresh green salad with oil and vinegar (or lemon juice) dressing or cooked (for my fiance) raw (for me) meat. He likes organic beef. I eat raw fish, beef and chicken. Sometimes I eat my meat lightly seared on the outside.We generally eat lacto-fermented sauerkraut or other lacto-fermented vegetables like peppers or beets with our meat. (See Nourishing Traditions!)

I try to include (time permitting) a fresh raw mostly green vegetable juice. (dandelion greens, kale, broccoli, spinach, fennel, arugula, parsley, beet, carrot, celery, asparagus, cucumber, bell pepper, garlic, ginger, green beans, etc etc). I have a Juiceman II Juicer that I use for that. The juice definitely counts as a meal! (very filling and nutrient-rich!)

I got some wheat to grow wheatgrass but I have not taken the time just yet.

When I get my food dehydrator (Excalibur! yay!), I will make vegetable chips and crackers to go with my kefir cheeses. I just finished a "bleu" cheese that turned out real yummy.

I will also make meat jerky.

May 08, 2009
the rest...
by: Anonymous

Ran out of space....


The supplements that we both take most days include: kelp, spirulina, coral calcium, garlic (allicidin), Vitamin C (acerola), Vit D3, cayenne, fish oil, flax oil, chlorella and maca.

I also take evening primrose oil, borage oil, and a metabolic thyroid formula.

D. works out on a Nordic Track and I walk around our "country road circuit", almost 2 miles of up and down, 5 mornings a week. In the evenings, I will be adding "walking a movie" on my treadmill as soon as we get it repaired. An hour and a half (two if we watch the special features!) should help to counteract the fact that I sit on my (rather generous) behind everyday working on my Romance Website!

Results of my Modified Master Cleanse? I didn't lose much weight but my skin looks fantastic and I feel FABULOUS! I'm sure a lot of that has to do with the way we are eating now. And exercising, of course.

My future holds a lap pool, I'm certain of it!!

So Henri, sorry it took me so long to comment...You've got a great site here! I hope my ramblings have been a useful addition...!


May 08, 2009
Cool stuff!
by: Henri (The Owner)

Raw meat, cool! I do that sometimes. Raw chicken I don't really like. But to be honest, I've never tried it. I do enjoy raw milk from time to time though, it is deelicious!

Some very good info here, thanks for the contribution! :)

Jan 01, 2011
by: the Green WItch

Just stumbled across this site while doing research for some products (I make homemade, old-school soaps, teas, medicines etc...) and found it informative, BUT, I do have a sort of FYI thing for Romance Goddess....

If you are attempting to lose weight with your diet plan (and for the most part, it sounds decent) leave off the wheat grass and other grain/type items as these take forever to digest.. actually holding in your body longer, making it harder to lose the pounds :)
(shorter workouts also make a difference, as opposed to hours on a treadmill.. easier too! ;)

I also wanted to mention, it is nice to see someone else who drinks dandelion coffee! :)

Brightest Blessings to you and yours! )0(

- The GreenWitch

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