Monday, June 07, 2010

Master Cleanse vs. Mucusless Diet

EZ Cleanse:
Easy Way To Master Cleanse

So, you read about how Beyonce lost 20 plus pounds and you read about the "Master Cleanse." You may have also read the blogs of some folks who tried the diet. Sounds like it might be a little much or maybe you can't fit it into your lifestyle. Fear not! This guide will help you work your own "Master Cleanse."

What Comes Around Goes Around

This "Master Cleanse" isn't really all that "new." It borrow heavily from master faster Arnold Ehret. Instead of Arnold's laxative mix it substitutes "smooth Ease." For our version, you can use Flaxseed, available at any Natural food co-op.

The secret to this lemonade recipe is to use simple syrup, made by boiling together sugar and water, then cooling. The sugar is completely dissolved and blends beautifully with the tart lemon.
INGREDIENTS:

* 1 cup water
* 1 cup sugar
* Juice from 4-6 lemons
* 4 cups cold water

PREPARATION:
Blend 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar well in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves completely. Let cool and refrigerate. (This is the simple syrup.)

Mix the simple syrup well with the juice from 4-6 lemons (strained or not, as you like) and stir well. Add 4 cups cold water and mix.

More Arnold: Rational Fasting , The Definitive Cure of Constipation. , Arnold Ehret Health Club , ARNOLD EHRET'S Quotable Quotes-- Mucusless-Diet Healing System ...

Before you go cleansing: Take a look at this list of beneficial foods and begin including them in your diet immediately. Increase the amounts gradually, so that when you are ready to cleanse, your body will be in better shape:

1. Pomegranate - This fall fruit has higher antioxidant activity than red wine and green tea, which may be why a number of studies show it may prevent skin cancer and kill breast and prostate cancer cells. It also helps fight Alzheimer's disease and keeps your body from absorbing bad cholesterol into their immune system cells (a major contributing factor to hardened arteries),according to Israeli researchers.

2. Kiwifruit - Protects against free radical damage. Has substantial amounts of vitamin E, and contains more vision-saving lutein than any other fruit or vegetable, except for corn. In a 2004 study from the University of Oslo in Norway, participants who ate two or three kiwis for 28 days significantly reduced their potential to form a clot. They also got a bonus benefit: Their triglycerides, a blood fat linked to heart attack, dropped by 15%.

3. Barley - Lowers blood sugar and insulin levels. Knocks down bad cholesterol—by as much as 17.4%, according to USDA research.

4. Cranberry - In the top 10 antioxidant-rich foods, a potent cancer protector. Helps prevent strokes. Helps treat urinary tract infection, prevents gum disease. May Eradicate E. coli: compounds in the juice can actually alter antibiotic-resistant strains, making it impossible for the harmful bacteria to trigger an infection. A small pilot study from Harvard Medical School and Rutgers University found that eating about 1/3 cup of dried cranberries yielded the same effect.

5. Broccoli Sprouts - At 3 days old, they contain at least 20 times as much of disease-fighting sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGS) as their elders; SGS has been shown to:
Kill tumors, protect your heart (people who ate about a half cup a day of sprouts lowered their total cholesterol by an average of 15 points, and women in the study raised their good cholesterol by 8 points—in just 1 week, according to a Japanese pilot study) and save your vision.

6. Kefir - This cultured milk drink stacks up in calcium—one 8-ounce serving contains 30% of the recommended daily intake—and contains more beneficial bacteria than yogurt. It may also: reduce food allergies, battle breast cancer and avoid triggering lactose intolerance.

7. Onions, Leeks, Garlic - stimulate digestion, promote overall health.

Remember: before embarking on any fasting program or making dietary changes, check with and advise your personal physician. It's the smart thing to do!

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