The Master Cleanse ~ colon and liver cleanse

I’ve recently become very uncomfortable in my body. I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been, was constantly feeling fatigued and generally feeling unwell.

While undertaking my certification in Vita Flex Technique (Tibetan Reflexology) I learnt about the Master Cleanse. Both were channelled by Master Healer Stanley Burroughs in the early-mid 1900’s.

The Master Cleanse is not a fast. It is a liquid mono diet which is used to regenerate and detoxify the body.

The following information is provided for your interest only. If you decide toundertake the Master Cleanse, you do so at your own risk. You should consult a health care professional before undertaking.

The Master Cleanse Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed ripe lemon or lime juice (preferably organic)
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup – preferably C grade, however this is virtually impossible to get in Australia so I use the Pureharvest Organic Maple Syrup
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 300ml of filtered or spring water

Mix these ingredients in a large glass and drink a glass whenever you feel hungry (most people average between 6-12 glasses a day.

I buy organic lemon juice from the local farmers markets each week and keep a bottle at home and one at work.

In between these drinks you can drink water or herbal teas.

Now it’s important to take a good herbal laxative while on the Master Cleanse in order to keep your bowel moving to move the toxins and waste out of your body. I asked Carrie Walters, a local Canberra naturopath to recommend a good one and she put me onto Hilde Hemmes’ Laxative teabags. You just have a cuppa before you go to bed (make sure it’s just one though).

Every 2-3 days you’ll need to drink 2 level teaspoons of uniodized sea salt – I use food grade pink Himalayan crystal salt that I buy from the Woden Farmers Market on Sundays – in a litre of filtered or spring water within 10 minutes of waking (I find this the hardest part of the cleanse).  Make sure you’ll stick close to the toilet for the next hour while it cleans out your system – I have learnt the literal meaning of ‘going through you like a good dose of salts!’.

Remain on the Master Cleanse for a minimum of 10 days.

Some of the side effects you may experience include headaches, nausea, white coated tongue, black bowel movements, parasites in faeces. These are all  symptoms of detox.

About Michelle

A Soul Coach and healer, Michelle is a sought-after speaker and consultant.

She is passionate about her Soul Coaching® practice where she helps burnt-out executives who have lost themselves to rediscover their passion for their lives.

Michelle serves as a mentor for Denise Linn's current on-line professional training courses, "Gateway Dreaming," and "Soul Coaching® Oracle Card Certification" program with Hay House.

Michelle was a contributing author in the award-winning spiritual anthology, Soul Whispers II (Soul Wings Press, Sydney), which was published in October 2010.

With a rich and varied background in the healing arts, marketing, public speaking and writing, Michelle is also a Chakradance™ practitioner (a dynamic, moving meditation to balance and harmonise the chakras.

Michelle runs a successful private practice using these tools to help people "rediscover the sacredness of their lives."


  1. Cathie Farley says:

    Thanks Michelle I wondered what was involved and this is great information to have if I decide to do a master cleanse it is good to see you are happy with your results!! xx

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