Stanley Burrough’s Master Cleanse Book
A lot of us have heard of the Master Cleanse. It is a detox diet that seems to occasionally take Hollywood and/or the talk show circuit by storm. What a lot of people might realize is that the Master Cleanse comes from a book written by a man named Stanley Burroughs.
Burroughs actively promoted various alternative medicine techniques through the 1940s and 1950s and the Master Cleanse was just one of his special remedies. His book – The Master Cleanser – is the source of the diet that is followed by so many folks today under various alternative names such as the Master Cleanse, the cayenne pepper cleanse, the lemonade diet and a few others.
In addition to the Master cleanser, Burroughs also wrote and published another book, titled Healing for the Age of Enlightenment. This books covers practices such as color therapy and pressure point therapies.
While Burroughs actually ran into some legal troubles promoting his detox program as a method for curing cancer, it doesn’t seem to have an effect on the popularity of the Master cleanse recipe today. A lot of this is due to its promotion by another author named Peter Glickman. Glickman is a natural health advocate who promotes the Lemonade diet as a cleansing routine. He and certainly no one else who uses the diet today would suggest that it can cure cancer as the idea is ridiculous.
But there is, of course, plenty of arguments as to whether this particular cleansing routine actually does anything. Of course, the ingredients of the cleanse are all quite harmless in themselves, consisting of lemon or lime juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper.
So I think the issue is really that if you feel it is helping you, there isn’t any harm in using it. But for the majority of people looking to detoxify, just following a healthy diet and eliminating overindulgences in sugar, processed and refined foods and unhealthy habits like drinking and smoking would probably do a great deal to improve health.