Cleansing and Detox Resources and Reviews

“Detox diets can jump start you into healthier eating habits. By shocking your system, you could start a long term change for the long haul by reducing sugar and salt cravings.”  Dr. Mehmet Oz

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To get herself prepared to play Deena in Dreamgirls, Beyoncé Knowles did the master cleanse for 14 days and lost 20 pounds.  The Oprah Winfrey Show, November 2006.

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Gwyneth Paltrow: “I need to lose a few pounds of holiday excess,” Gwyneth wrote to subscribers (to her GOOP newsletter). “Anyone else? I like to do fasts and detoxes a couple of times during the year, the most hardcore one being the Master Cleanse I did last spring. It was not what you would characterize as pretty. Or easy. It did work, however.”   The Huffington Post, January 5, 2009

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Naomi Campbell, looking beautiful and fit as always, stated on an episode of Oprah filmed in Russia that she does the master cleanse several times a year. She stated: “It’s good just to clean out your body once in a while.” In fact, the longest cleanse that she’s accomplished is 18 days. May, 2010

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According to The Sun, Angelina Jolie reportedly went on the Master Cleanse to prepare for the movie Salt, in which she played a CIA agent and Russian spy. Angelina Jolie was attempting to lose 21 pounds in 21 days. March, 2009.

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Gabrielle Reece, the 6 ft 3 inch volleyball player and model, does a version of the Master Cleanse annually, which she wrote about in Yahoo! Health.  “I go  on a soft food only diet for about 2 or 3 days: overly steamed veggies, sweet potatoes and soup broths. Then for five or six days I drink a series of juices: watermelon and lime for energy in the morning; lemon, cayenne pepper, water, and maple syrup to curb my appetite (this is the Master Cleanse drink); cucumber and strawberry for inflammation; and finally, a pineapple juice. All are made fresh and are full of fiber.”

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Robin Quivers, Howard Stern’s sidekick, lost 70 pounds in 2004 using the Master Cleanser.  “She says the regimen is responsible for erasing the joint pain and fatigue that had plagued her for more than a decade. “I’ve never felt this good about my body before,” declares Quivers, who likens her extreme dieting—she has fasted for 21 consecutive days on three occasions—to “a spiritual journey.” Says Quivers: “It’s just a completely different way to be.” People Magazine, April 4, 2004

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Suggested Readings

The Master Cleanser, Stanley Burroughs

The Miracle of Fasting, Dr. Paul Bragg and Dr. Patricia Bragg

Fasting and Eating for Health, Dr. Joel Fuhrman M.D.