Master Cleanse without the Cayenne

Written by on September 21, 2008 in Health

Health Tip from our Friends at DrNatura: Taking a gentle approach to cleansing makes sense for many people. If you’re still having trouble sticking to this modified master cleanse, or if you find this type of fasting too taxing on your energy, consider an herbal fiber supplement for detoxification. Herbal fiber can help cleanse your digestive tract from the inside out.

Many of us who are involved in healthier lifestyles know and use different internal cleanses on a yearly basis. And one of the more popular ones is the Master Cleanse. Hundred of times a year I’m asked if this is a good cleanse, and, yes, the famous lemon and cayenne mix is fantastic for ridding the body of mucous and toxic waste although it is hard on the teeth. It is best to brush the teeth after drinking the master cleanse.

During this last year what I have also come to know is that there are those that cannot tolerate the cayenne because they are unaccustomed to spice. I had never considered this possibility since I’m from Texas and spice is just a part of cuisine around here.

So this article is dedicated to those that would like a gentler and smoother version. With the original recipe it says you can take the cayenne in capsule form, but I find that it burns the stomach when the capsules open up in the stomach.

6-10 Lemons
Raw Agave Nectar – no more than 1/2 cup
Niacin Water – 10-13 ounces
Humic Minerals – 4 ounces
Fulvic Acid – 10 ounces
Gelled Chia Seeds – 1 1/4 cup
Filtered Water – 2 1/2 – 3 quarts (fill up)
Aloe Vera Juice – OPTIONAL – 10 ounces
(George’s Fractionally Distilled Liquid)

7-10 days

How to begin:
If you generally eat a healthy diet, tighten up your diet even more for 3 days prior to starting the master cleanse. Preferably eating mostly salads. Limit the fruit.
If your diet is Standard American Diet, (SAD) then it will be best to begin cleaning up your diet for a few months first. Call a holistic practitioner before you get started.
The day before you begin the cleanse, don’t eat after 3:00 p.m. The night before take a moment to make the niacin water, and gel the chia seeds.

Niacin water:
Twin Labs, Yeast Free 1000 mg.
Open one capsule up and empty into a 1-quart bottle and fill with filtered water, shake and put in the refrigerator.

Gelled Chia Seeds:
Add 1/4 cup chia seeds to 1-quart of filtered water. I prefer to mix it in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake the jar (with the chia seeds and water) really well. Wait 10-15 minutes and shake again. Shake a third time in another 10-15 minutes. After that place jar in the refrigerator

Very few people like to make it up per glass, so making a gallon for the day makes the most sense. Four quarts makes a gallon. In the morning mix the ingredients listed above, and shake. Drink this throughout the day. You can have as much filtered water, as you would like too.
Why did I use agave nectar instead of Grade B maple syrup? Raw agave nectar has a low glycemic index and is safe for diabetics to take. Even though maple syrup does have minerals it doesn’t have as many minerals as I’d like, so this is why I add the Humic Minerals and Fulvic Acid. Both of these minerals come from deep within the earth. Rumor has it that Fulvic acid breaks down and washes away malignancies in the body.

Why do I use Niacin Water? Niacin is a B vitamin and dilates the blood vessels thus increasing flow of blood throughout the body. Because of this the body is able to absorb and cleanse better. Cayenne is a dilator too, but this recipe is without the cayenne.

Why do I use gelled chia seeds? Chia seeds are considered an endurance food, keeping the body hydrated. And it keeps the intestines and colon moving, which is what we want. In the original master cleanse it is suggested to use laxative teas. Well for me drinking more liquid is a challenge. I’d rather add the chia seeds and let them do the work. Just shake before you drink so you get some of those magical little seeds. (You can read more about chia seeds on my website on the product page.)

Why would I add Aloe Vera Juice? Aloe Vera and its uses are recognized since early biblical times for its many healing properties including being very soothing and lubricating to the inside of our bodies. George’s is able to capture the benefits of Aloe Vera without having to add preservatives like other companies. And George’s is consistent in taste and doesn’t have to be refrigerated.
If you wish to add the Epsom salt flush too, you can. It is used in the master cleanse. All you do is mix 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt or 1 tablespoon of sea salt to 1 quart of water. Shake it well and drink it in the morning or later in the evening. This creates a saline that will flush out the bowels and lymph nodes throughout the elimination system. This can be done daily during the 7-10 day cleanse. The stools will be really watery plus it helps to dislodge mucous and petrified waste within the colon.
The greatest thing about keeping a body clean is that it keeps the parts working without all the creaks and groans. If you clean now, you reduce the chance of anything accumulating and forming anything life threatening.

As you know I have to add the disclaimer, so here we go:
In no way has the statements written been approved by the FDA, AMA and/or other such agencies. And this is by no means for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, alleviating, mitigating, curing, preventing, or caring for “disease” in any way or manner whatsoever.

My office carries the chia seeds, humic minerals, fulvic acid, and George’s Aloe Vera for your convenience.

May Our Bodies, Minds and Souls Upgrade, so it is easier for us to think, live and love to our fullest.

Here’s to All that is Good,

Beth Carpenter, N.D., is a traditional naturopath, medical intuitive and intuitive life coach that has studied many types of healing modalities for 20+ years. She left the legal field in the mid-nineties to work full time in natural, complementary, intuitive, and energy medicine. Beth believes in taking the Natural Path to Relief! She has helped thousands achieve health, clarity, peace and understanding of their life and divine direction. Office: 512-707-9886 Website:

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Tony is a business strategist. He publishes the Holistic Networker and produces the Wellness Expo. In his spare time he reads about technology and the mind.


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About the Author: Tony is a business strategist. He publishes the Holistic Networker and produces the Wellness Expo. In his spare time he reads about technology and the mind. .


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