Lemon Water With Cayenne?

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Posted: 30 Jan 2008, 14:26
I have to add flavoring to my water...and I like lemon water...never drank it hot and never added cayenne pepper to it, but wonder if this will help? I'll give it a go the next couple of days. It seems the hot water will fill me up more, and I know the lemon works as a diuretic...I've also read that the cayenne speeds up metabolism. So I'm gonna try it and see if I like it. If I do, and it helps curb the munchies, I'll let you know! Anyone drinking this?
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Posted: 30 Jan 2008, 14:58
I've been drinking lemon water every day since May 1, 2007. Trust me, cayenne is not going to do much for you. I've lost 110 pounds to prove it. Just go with the lemon water, it's great! You can try it hot with a little honey or chilled over ice.

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Posted: 30 Jan 2008, 15:02
its a flush that your supposed to do with water, lemon, cayenne and maple syrup. you do lose weight but only cause you don't eat for days. it is not healthy. drinking lemon water with each meal is good to help fill you up faster.

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Posted: 30 Jan 2008, 15:28
Right firstly Lemonade Diet /Master cleanse is not a diet its a Detox which does result in some weight loss which is mainl only mucous waste etc not healthy tissue.

The Lemonade Diet
-- The Master Cleanser --
by Stanley Burroughs


To dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that have formed in any part of the body.

To cleanse the kidneys and the digestive system.

To purify the glands and cells throughout the entire body.

To eliminate all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles.

To relieve pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessels.

To build a healthy blood stream.

To keep youth and elasticity regardless of our years.

When to Use It

When sickness has developed - for all acute and chronic conditions

When the digestive system needs a rest and a cleansing.

When overweight has become a problem.

When better assimilation and building of body tissue is needed.

How Long and Often?
Follow the diet for a minimum of 10 days or more - up to 40 days and beyond may be safely followed for

extremely serious cases. The diet has all the nutrition needed during this time. Three to four times a year will

do wonders for keeping the body in a normal healthy condition. The diet may be undertaken more frequently

for serious conditions.

How to Make Lemonade

2 Tbsp lemon or lime juice (approx. 1/2 lemon)

2 Tbsp genuine maple syrup (not maple flavored sugar syrup)

1/10 Tsp cayenne pepper (red pepper) or to taste

Water, medium hot (spring or purified water)

Combine the juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper in a 10 oz. glass and fill with medium hot water.

(Cold water may be used if preferred.) Use fresh lemons or limes only, never canned lemon or lime juice

nor frozen lemonade or frozen juice. Use organic lemons when possible.

An ideal formula involves freshly extracted juice from the sugar cane (readily available in India,

but not generally in the United States at the present time):

10 oz. fresh sugar cane juice (medium hot or cold) 2 tbsp. fresh lime or lemon juice

1/10 tsp cayenne (red pepper) or to taste

Another possible but lesser replacement could be pure sorghum. (Do not use for Diabetes). It does not produce equal or close to the benefits of maple syrup.

Blend a part of the lemon skin and pulp with the lemonade in a blender for further cleansing and laxative effect. (Note: commercially procured lemons may have had their skins dyed with yellow coloring and may have been subjected to poisonous insect sprays - be sure to peel off the outer skin if you cannot get uncolored, organically grown lemons.) The properties in the lemon skin also act as a hemostatic to prevent excess bleeding and to

prevent clotting internally should there be any such prevailing condition. (Don't worry - normal conditions will continue during the menstrual periods.)

Adding the cayenne pepper is necessary as it breaks up mucus and increases warmth by building the blood for

an additional lift. It also adds many of the B and C vitamins.

Mint tea may be used occasionally during this diet as a pleasant change and to assist further in the cleansing.

Its chlorophyll helps as a purifier, neutralizing many mouth and body odors that are released during the

cleansing period.

Special Instructions for the Diabetic:
DIABETES is the result of a deficiency diet consisting in part of white sugar and white flour. The lemonade with molasses is an ideal way to correct this deficiency. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY FOR BEST RESULTS. The molasses supplies the necessary elements for the pancreas to produce insulin. As the necessary elements are supplied to the pancreas, the amount of insulin taken may also be gradually reduced -- as an example.

ON THE FIRST DAY use a scant tablespoon of molasses to each glass of lemonade and reduce insulin by about 10 units. Daily from then on reduce the insulin as you increase the molasses to 2 full tablespoons per glass.

When this proportion has been reached, the insulin can normally be eliminated; then replace the molasses with

2 tablespoons of maple syrup in each glass. Make regular checks of the sugar level in the urine and blood to

satisfy yourself and eliminate any possible fear. Vita Flex and color therapy may be used to advantage to

stimulate the liver, pancreas, and spleen and thus insure proper use of the minerals supplied. Many people have found they no longer have need for insulin. They must be sure to follow every detail of the recommended diet as

explained in the following pages.

How Much Does One Drink?
Take from six to twelve glasses of the lemonade daily during the waking period. As you get hungry just have


THE DIET. As this is a complete balance of minerals and vitamins, one does not suffer the pangs of hunger. Do not use vitamin pills.

All solid food is turned into a liquid state before it can be carried by the blood to the cells of the body.

The lemonade is already a food in liquid form.

For those who are overweight, less maple syrup may be taken. For those underweight, more maple syrup may be taken. For those who are underweight and worried about losing more weight, REMEMBER, the only things you

can possibly lose are mucus, waste, and disease. Healthy tissue will not be eliminated. Many people who need to gain weight actually do so near the end of the diet period.

Never vary the amount of lemon juice per glass. About six glasses of lemonade a day is enough for those wishing

to reduce. Extra water may be taken as desired.

Helping the Cleansing Along
As this is a cleansing diet, the more you can assist Nature to eliminate poisons, the better. If your system feels upset, it is because you are not having sufficient elimination. Avoid this possibility by following the directions completely. Above all, be sure you have two, three, or more movements a day. This may seem unnecessary not eating solid food, but it is Nature's way of eliminating the waste it has loosened from the various cells and organs in the body. They must leave the body some way. It would be just the same as sweeping the floor around and around and never removing the dirt from the house if the wastes were not passed out. The better the elimination, the more rapid will be the results '

A LAXATIVE HERB TEA is found to be the best helper for most persons. It is a good practice to take a good laxative herb tea right from the beginning - the last thing at night and first thing in the morning. There are several good laxative teas. They are best taken in a liquid form. Buy them in your health food store.

Another Cleansing Aid: Internal Salt Water Bathing

As it is necessary to bathe the outside of our bodies, so it is with the inside. Do not take enemas or colonics

at any time during the cleansing diet or afterwards. They are unnecessary and can be extremely harmful.

There is a much superior method of cleansing the colonic tract with- out the harmful effects of customary

colonics and enemas. This method will cleanse the entire digestive tract while the colonics and enemas will only

reach the colon or a small part of it. Colonics can be expensive while our salt-water method is not.

DIRECTIONS: Prepare a full quart of lukewarm water and add two level (rounded for the Canadian quart) teaspoons of uniodized sea salt. Do not use ordinary iodized salt as it will not work property.

Drink the entire quart of salt and water first thing in the morning. This must be taken on an empty stomach.

The salt and water will not separate but will stay intact and quickly and thoroughly wash the entire tract in about

one hour. Several eliminations will likely occur. The salt water has the same specific gravity as the blood,

hence the kidneys cannot pick up the water and the blood cannot pick up the salt.

This may be taken as often as needed for proper washing of the entire digestive system.

If the salt water does not work the first time, try adding a little more or a little less salt until the proper balance

is found; or possibly take extra water with or without salt. This often increases the activity.

Remember, it can do no harm at any time. The colon needs a good washing, but do it the natural way -

the salt water way. It is quite advisable to take the herb laxative tea at night to loosen, then the salt water

each morning to wash it out. If for some reason the salt water cannot be taken in the morning,

then the herb laxative tea must be taken night and morning.

How to Break the Lemonade Diet
Coming off the lemonade diet properly is highly important - please follow the directions very carefully.

After living in a semi-tropical and tropical climate for many years, I find that people have increasingly turned to

a raw fruit, nut, and vegetable diet. Following is the schedule for people who normally follow such a natural vegetarian diet:


Several 8 oz. glasses of fresh orange juice as desired during the day. The orange juice prepares the digestive system to properly digest and assimilate regular food. Drink it slowly. If there has been any digestive difficulty prior to or during the change over, extra water may be taken with the orange juice.


Orange juice in the morning. Raw fruit for lunch. Fruit or raw vegetable salad at night.

You are now ready to eat normally.

For those who have characteristically lived the unnatural way of meat, milk, refined and devitalized food,

it may be best to change over as follows, gradually adopting the raw fruit, nut, and vegetable diet:


Several 8 oz. glasses of fresh orange juice as desired during the day. Drink it slowly.


Drink several 8,oz. glasses of orange juice during the day - with extra water, if needed. Some time during the afternoon prepare a vegetable soup (no canned soup) as follows:

Recipe for Vegetable Soup

Use several kinds of vegetables, perhaps one or two kinds of legumes, potatoes, celery, carrots,

green vegetable tops, onion, etc. Dehydrated vegetables or vegetable soup powders may be added for

extra flavor. Okra or okra powder, chili, curry, cayenne (red) pepper, tomatoes, green peppers, and zucchini

squash may be included to good advantage. Brown rice may be used, but no meat or meat stock.

Other spices may be added (delicately) for flavor. Use salt delicately as a limited amount of salt is necessary.

Learn to enjoy the natural flavor of the vegetables. The less cooking the better. Read the special article on

salt in the September 1977 issue of National Geographic magazine.

Have this soup for the evening meal using the broth mostly, although some of the vegetables may be eaten.

Rye wafers may be eaten sparingly with the soup, but no bread or crackers.

THIRD DAY: Drink orange juice in the morning. At noon have some more soup; enough may be made the

night before and put in the refrigerator. For the evening meal eat whatever is desired in the form of vegetables, salads, or fruit. No meat, fish, or eggs; no bread, pastries, tea, coffee, or milk. Milk is highly mucus forming

and tends to develop toxins throughout the body.

(Milk, being a predigested food, has been known to cause various complications in the stomach and colon,

such as cramps and convulsions. The calcium in milk is difficult to assimilate and may cause toxins in the form

of rheumatic fever, arthritis, neuritis, and bursitis. The resulting lack of proper digestion and assimilation of the calcium allows it to go into the blood stream in a free form and it is deposited in the tissues, cells, and joints

where it can cause intense pain and suffering.)


Normal eating may be resumed, but best health will be retained if the morning meal consists of our type of

lemonade or fruit juice; and, of course, if a strictly fruit, vegetable, seed and berry diet is followed.

If, after eating is resumed, distress or gas occurs, it is suggested that the lemonade diet be continued for

several more days until the system is ready for food.

Recap of the steps to be taken in the diet.

Be careful to read the entire instructions so that the diet will

be of the best benefit to you.

First prepare yourself mentally to follow in detail the entire directions and continue as long as is needed to make

the necessary changes. One of the best signals of the completed diet is when the formerly coated and fuzzy

tongue is clear pink and clean looking. During the diet it becomes very badly coated.

The Night Before starting the diet take the laxative tea.

In the morning take the salt water (or) laxative tea. This should be done each night and morning during the diet - rare exception - if diarrhea develops. When diarrhea is ended then continue above directions.

Now the lemonade formula (see How to Make Lemonade. For diabetic people, see Special Instruction).

Breaking the diet. Be absolutely sure you follow the directions very carefully to prepare your body for normal eating (our way). Do not over eat or eat too soon. Serious problems (nausea) can occur if detailed directions are not followed.

About Lemon

The lemon is a loosening and cleansing agent with many important building factors. The ability of the elements in the lemon and the maple syrup working together creates these desired results.

Its 4911/o potassium strengthens and energizes the heart, stimulates and builds the kidneys and adrenal glands.

Its oxygen builds vitality.

Its carbon acts as a motor stimulant.

Its hydrogen activates the sensory nervous system. Its calcium strengthens and builds the lungs.

Its phosphorus knits the bones, stimulates and builds the brain for clearer thinking.

Its sodium encourages tissue building.

Its magnesium acts as a blood alkalizer.

Its iron builds the red corpuscles to rapidly correct the most common forms of anemia.

Its chlorine cleanses the blood plasmas

Its silicon aids the thyroid for deeper breathing.

The natural iron, copper, calcium, carbon, and hydrogen found in the sweetening supplies more building and cleansing material.

It truly is a perfect combination for cleansing, eliminating, healing, and building. Hence, supplements are not needed during the diet and may actually interfere with its cleansing action.

About Maple Syrup:

The maple syrup is a balanced form of positive and negative sugar and must be used, not some "substitute.

"There are three grades of maple syrup. Grade A is the first run - mild in taste, sweet and with less minerals than the other grades. It is more expensive and less desirable but it may be used. Grade B is the second run with more minerals plus more maple taste. It is more suitable for the diet and is less expensive. Grade C is the third run with even more minerals and still stronger taste of maple and slightly less pleasant for most people, although acceptable in the diet. It is lower in price. As Grade C is less expensive it can be used as an excellent sweetening agent in preparing foods. The strong maple flavor blends very well.

The maple syrup has a large variety of minerals and vitamins. Naturally, the mineral and vitamin content will vary according to the area where the trees grow and the mineral content in the soil. These are the minerals found in average samples of syrup from Vermont: Sodium; Potassium; Calcium; Magnesium; Manganese; Iron; Copper; Phosphorus; Sulphur; Chlorine and Silicon. Vitamin A, Bl, B2, B6, C, Nicotinic acid and Pantothenic acid are also present in the syrup. Information on the need and effect of these properties will be found in the Biochemistry in the back of the book, "Healing for the Age of Enlightenment."

Some uninformed operators of the sugaring of the maple syrup do use formaldehyde pellets, run through polyethylene tubing but there are many more that don't. Search out and demand the kind not using formaldehyde. The Maple River Company in Youngstown, New York does not use it. This is the kind I recommend.

Dozens of letters weekly, from around the world highly praise the many superior benefits of the lemonade diet. Thus, we must conclude that since it does so much for so many it is truly The Master Cleanser. The following is a quote from one of the letters: "I tried the lemonade diet with exceptionally beneficial results. I would like to order at least six at whatever your wholesale price would be - I know I will need many more as I do push the books. I believe they are the best in their field."

What About the Use of Honey?

Honey must not be used at any time internally. It is manufactured from the nectar picked up from the flowers by the bees - good enough in itself, perhaps - then predigested, vomited and stored for their own future use with a preservative added. It is deficient in calcium and has many detrimental effects for the human being.

According to one authority, honey is "a magical and mystical word in Healthfoodland. It is one of the most over promoted, overpriced product being sold to gullible health foodists. The great value attributed to honey is delusive ... honey is only a little less empty and more dangerous than sugar."

Just as with alcohol, honey, being predigested, enters the blood directly, raising the sugar content very rapidly above normal. To correct this, the pancreas must produce insulin immediately or possible death can occur. More insulin than necessary is likely to be produced, and the blood sugar level then drops below normal. This can produce blackout spells and even death if it goes too low. When blood sugar is below normal, a person will feel depressed. The regular use of honey can create constant imbalances, which in turn will adversely affect the normal function of the liver, pancreas and spleen. Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia are the results of the use of unbalanced sugars. The balanced sugar in maple syrup and sugar cane juice causes no dangerous side effects. All natural fruits and vegetables have balanced sugars in them. Artificial, synthetic, and refined sugars have no place in a natural diet.

Should I Take "Supplements"?

Some people want to take vitamin pills or food supplements while on the diet. This frequently fails to produce the desired result. There are many reasons. As the lymphatic glands become clogged, they are no longer able to assimilate and digest even the best of foods. As we cleanse our bodies and free our cells and glands of toxins that clog and paralyze our assimilation, we free our various organs and processes to do their proper jobs. Note Page 20. All the necessary vitamins and minerals are in the lemonade, and therefore we do not need an additional supply in most cases.

this is just fo info as requested hope it helps

personally there is nothing wrong with drinking the cold/warm water with lemon in it as and aid to your diet plan
but if its a healthy Detox then need to research more about Master Cleanse if that is what you want to do ?

good luck on your journey

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Posted: 30 Jan 2008, 15:29
sorry it was so long but its most of what you need to know!! lol Very Happy
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Posted: 30 Jan 2008, 16:07
I have problems with allergies, and joint issues, and I've always thought detoxing would help. I bought the Master cleanse book, and while I liked some of the ideas in the book, I didn't have the self control to give up food for a minimum of 10 days...I added up all of the calories you would ingest by drinking the "Lemonade" and it does add up to a healthy amount. From what I read in the book, it's not really for weight loss, that's just a side effect.

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Posted: 30 Jan 2008, 16:25
I drink hot herbal tea with lemon in it and love it. Once I tried hot water with lemon and cayenne in it, but I didn't like it because the cayenne wouldn't stay in suspension. It kept sinking so that it was in all one part of the water. Maybe the maple syrup helps with this, but I was not fasting, so I didn't put that in. All that cayenne in one place was hot hot hot and gross! I will stick with lemons. Smile

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Posted: 02 Feb 2008, 12:58
I tried the lemon water with cayenne - hot - and it was NASTY! I just couldn't do it. So I'm back to just my flavored water. I can't so the detox - I'm diabetic so I have to eat. I've been drinking the Lipton Green Tea To Go in citrus flavor. I'm on my second bottle today - so it must be good!
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