Maple Syrup Cleanse (Master Cleanse) – Yes or No?

Posted on Aug 20, 2009 in Cleanses, Nutrition | 0 comments

The master cleanse also known as the maple syrup and lemon juice fast is very popular. Unfortunately as a health care practitioner that experimented with it 4 months ago I have to give it thumbs down. I lasted 10 days on the liquid fast. The positives are that you lose weight and your organs get a chance to detox by not consuming food. On the down side the extreme amount of glucose from the syrup is not all used up by the brain and therefore feeds candida, making other existing symptoms worse. Also those that have hypoglycemic or hyperglycemia tendencies the master cleanse makes it worse on their pancreatic function. For fasting purposes I would stick to 3 day green vegetable juice fast or just do a candida program for 30 to 90 days.


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