Tuesday, October 27, 2009

5 Benefits to the Master Cleanse

I did my first Master Cleanse in March earlier this year.  At first, it was for 10 days, but it went so well that I decided to extend it for 5 days longer.  Before I even started, I did my research.  I read The Master Cleanser by Stanley Burroughs first.  I read blogs, watched Youtube videos, and went through forums.  Through my research I found some great resources, (see 4 Great Master Cleanse Resources). 

By the end, I had lost 20 pounds, which I've been able to keep off through some lifestyle changes.  The weight loss was pretty nice, but what was better were the positive changes that occurred.  The cleanse was the catalyst for so many great things in my life.  I've put together a list of the benefits that I've experienced. 

1.  Improved skin - It is clearer, smoother, and I don't get nearly as many bumps as I did before.  Toxins in your system can show up anywhere in and on the body through rashes, infections, acne, illnesses, etc.  Detoxification helps clean you out, so that these outbreaks occur less frequently or not at all.  To keep my skin clear, I've increased my water intake, which helps to keep me hydrated and regularly flushes impurities from the body.

2. Wonderful feeling -  I felt lighter, like my body was in perfect working order.  Certain foods still have no negative effect on me.  The cleanse helped regulate things for me.  No more excess gas and digestive issues for me.  My stomach is even noticeably smaller, which is never a bad thing. 

3.  Craving for healthier foods -  Before the cleanse, I wanted pretzels, gummi bears, and cookies.  I had heard that the cleanse eliminates those types of cravings, but I didn't believe it.  By the middle, I could have drop kicked someone for an apple.  lol  I wanted more fruits, and vegetables.  I was cool eating salad for lunch everyday.  It sounds boring, but it left me satisifed.

4.  Joint pain gone - I've had pain in my right knee for years.  It was the most accurate predictor of rain.  It could get pretty painful.  I tried acupuncture to ease the pain, but that didn't really work.  After the cleanse, my knee felt much stronger.  It no longer hurts when it rains.  I actually have to rely on the weather forecast.

5.  Craving for water -  Everyday, I would drink 32 ounces of Propel Fitness Water.  I hated water, but I knew that it was vital for my body, so I drank flavored waters instead.  I felt that it was a good substitute.  Granted, it is better than syrupy sodas, but nothing is a substitute for real H2O.  Since the cleanse, I haven't been able to bring myself to drink Propel.  It doesn't taste right to me anymore.  I drink plain old water and I can feel the difference.

Check back tomorrow for even more benefits to the Master Cleanse.  Feel free to comment in the meantime!

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