Weight lossWeight loss
Why we need to cleanseWhy we need to cleanse
Maintaining good healthMaintaining good health
Spiritual cleansingSpiritual cleansing
Madal Bal syrupMadal Bal syrup
Helpful tipsHelpful tips
Frequently asked questionsFAQ
 

Weight Loss

Usually the first sign that a person will see and feel as a result of a toxic condition in the body is weight gain.

Excess weight loss is the most common side effect of the Lemon Detox Diet program. Many people lose excess weight without any secondary negative effects as the body is able to function well through the duration of the Lemon Detox Diet programme.

In past tests, 77% of those who followed the Lemon Detox Diet lost 4-10 kilograms in 10 days, while most of the remaining 23% percent lost between 2-4 kilograms. During the cleansing stages of the Lemon Detox Diet program, the body finds its natural balance, shedding excess weight.

The weight that is lost during the Lemon Detox Diet is from fat stored in our bodies. This is real weight that is lost.

And will this weight that is lost stay off….
After detoxing the body regains its natural balance and is better able to maintain its optimum weight. The fact that ones weight after the diet is maintained proves that most of the weight loss is due to a release of toxins which were stored in our bodies. It is normal to put on between half a kilogram to a kilogram after the Lemon Detox Diet program as the body regains its natural balance, but most of the weight lost will usually stay off.

Weight reduction recorded on 111 case studies.
Based on a 10 day detox
Average weight loss of 3 to 6 kilograms
Laboratory values, recorded on 45 cases.
Weight Loss
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Why we need to cleanse?


Every once in a while, every machine needs an overhaul, every system needs a clean.

We service our vehicles every once in a while to free them from any blockages or complications and to get them back to their peak performance. If we leave our vehicles for too long without a service, they begin to slow down, losing their vitality and performance. Usually problem after problem will occur. With regular servicing, our vehicles become revitalised and more reliable, and able to function efficiently.

Our bodies are no different....

If we keep trashing our bodies without a constant service we lose our vitality and as a whole we lose sight of how we once used to perform. With an increasing build up of toxins we begin to slow down, we become fatigued, worn out like our vehicles. There becomes an increase of unnecessary toxins entering our bodies. Numerous chemicals and toxins that have been introduced into the natural environment can find their ways into our bodies through the air we breathe and the water we drink. All of these toxins become part of your daily diet. Any substance that is brought into our bodies, either natural or artificial, has to be either absorbed by our bodies or eliminated, or it will become toxic in our system. If the intake of such toxins is more than our eliminatory organs (kidneys, liver, lungs and skin) can eliminate then we get a build up of toxic substances.

Excess food gets turned into fat and excess toxins get stored in our body's fat keeping them out of the blood stream and from affecting more vital tissues. An overweight condition almost always corresponds to a toxic condition in the body. Without a regular cleanse of our insides, we start to suffocate in our own wastes. Like a river polluted beyond its capacity, we lose our vibrancy and energy.

The Lemon Detox Diet is a simple, safe and effective cleansing program that will revitalize your body and help you achieve the lifestyle that you want. The Lemon Detox Diet lets the body cleanse itself naturally while you take a break from solid food.

The human body is a miracle that functioned efficiently long before science came around. Through the ages we have managed to weaken our bodies with the increase of toxins in our daily life.

The Lemon Detox Diet - Rejuvenation sensation is a journey to happiness and an improved lifestyle. Throughout history, experience has shown a periodic abstinence from solid food to be a blessing for the mind, body and spirit.

If you are looking to take more conscious control of your life the Lemon Detox is a .natural, simple, safe and effective program which will help you rejuvenate, revitalise and improve the quality of your life.

Maintaining Good Health

You have done your mind, body and spirit a great service by completing the Lemon Detox Diet. Having cleansed the internal system, you should now concentrate on maintaining a healthy diet.

There are many different ideas as to the appropriate diet to follow on a permanent basis: fat-free diets, all-protein diets, zone diets, etc.… There is not one diet that is right for everyone. Different body types have different requirements. However, there are certain basic principles that we believe are important to follow on any diet.

Try to keep down the amounts of processed foods that you eat including:
  • Processed sugars
  • Refined foods
  • Saturated fatty foods
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
Listen to your body and try to stick with natural, whole foods.

Try eating lots of fresh vegetables and experiment with different combinations until you find the right long-term nutritional plan for you.

Spiritual Cleansing

Although the Lemon Detox Diet is not a traditional fast, it provides an excellent opportunity to really feel spiritual and to understand why some of the greatest historical figures had taught their students the art of fasting and spiritual reflection.

It is evident through scientific studies that there is some connection between one’s eating habits and one’s consciousness. Holy men and monks down the ages have undergone sessions of fasting - not to lose weight, but to purify themselves spiritually.

Countless letters have been received claiming that the Lemon Detox Diet improves the ability of concentration. Many feel totally reborn, free from worries, fears and anxieties and some say it has even given their life new meaning.

“My thinking was much clearer and I was a lot more positive” - Wayne Maddren, Victoria

For thousands of years surprisingly diverse groups have fasted. Some fasted for spiritual initiation. The Zulus have a saying: “The continually stuffed body cannot see secret things.” Pythagoras fasted 40 days for enlightenment. The Cure of Ars fasted continually and demonstrated remarkable sanctity.

Both the Old and New Testaments proclaim the importance of fasting. Fasting played a key role in the spiritual journeys of Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad and Moses.

"Prayer takes us half way towards God, fasting takes us to the gates of Heaven" - Mohammed.
"As my body loses its superfluous weight, my being becomes more luminous and my spiritual being clearer and more resolute" - Buddha

Mahatma Gandhi fasted for 21 days to promote respect and compassion between different religions.

Perhaps the most famous fast is the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert.

Saint Basil the Great used biblical evidence to lend weight to his suggestions on fasting. "For to have the stomach full to excess and weighed down with food entails a curse, since the Lord said 'woe unto you, ye that are full now"

"Fasting is the greatest remedy--the physician within!"--Philippus Paracelsus, famed Swiss physician, with Greece's Hippocrates and Galen who, like fellow Greeks Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, practiced and prescribed prolonged fasting advocated fasting. Plato said he fasted "for greater physical and mental efficiency," just as Pythagoras, often described as the first pure mathematician, wouldn't even introduce his advanced students to his higher theorems and tenets until they'd done 40-day fasts.

"Fasting is a valid experience. It can benefit any otherwise healthy person whose calories now have the upper hand in his or her life." --The New England Journal of Medicine
 

Madal Bal Tree Syrup

Unique Origins:
The Lemon Detox Diet program was originally introduced more than 50 years ago by the highly successful and legendaryspecialist, Stanley Burroughs. At this time the abundant grade B maple syrup alone was only used in the detox program.

In the early 1980’s, with the advancement of technology and research, The Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup™ was developed with the experience, advice and help of Stanley Burroughs by a world wide specialist team led by Swiss Specialist K.A. Beyer, including five other dedicated specialists from around the globe.

Through thousands of development tests and 5 intensive years of research, the Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup™ was created to replace maple syrup in the original drink. They found that maple syrup alone did not fully support the cleansing process and determined that while it was so important to cleanse the body, that it was just as important to provide the body with the high levels of energy during the cleanse. The body receives its nourishment from the natural carbohydrates present in the Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup.

The end result is a finely balanced mixture, meeting all the requirements for The Lemon Detox Diet.

For over 60 years now, the Lemon Detox Diet program is being used successfully by hundreds of thousands of people around the world to eliminate toxic build-up and help restore an improved lifestyle. And something more was observed - those who were overweight experienced remarkable weight loss.

The Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup™ is a combination of various Southeast Asian palm syrups with one part pure Canadian grade-C maple syrup. The syrup is collected by traditional methods then processed and hot-packed in a modern facility in Canada. It is 100% natural and does not contain any stabilizers. The saps are harvested without harming the trees and with total care for the environment. They are blended to a specific formula and then put into cans. No preservatives are added and no chemical processes are applied.

The cleansing, weight loss and other claimed health benefits occur as a result of undertaking the whole Lemon Detox Diet program. The food products will provide nutrients for nourishment while undertaking the Lemon Detox Diet program. The Madal Bal Tree Syrup, bee pollen or other food products sold in conjunction with the Lemon Detox Diet program do not, when consumed by themselves, make you lose weight and do not provide any health benefits.


 
Palm Syrup:
The primary ingredient in the Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup™ is the palm syrup.

The production of palm syrup is painstaking, involving the cutting of the tree's flowering fruit stems a little each day. The sap is then harvested from the stem. This delicate, laborious task effectively condenses the most potent life force of the plant, the sap that would otherwise have become the fruit of the tree (coconuts for instance). This sap is then heated over an open fire, gently concentrating the syrup to avoid fermentation.

Among the hundreds of varieties of palm trees that grow in the tropics, there are only a few that are especially beneficial to man. The Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup™ uses sap from several Southeast Asian palm species, including the Coconut Palm, the Arenga and Kitul Palms of the rainforests, the Nipah Palm of the swamps and marshes, and the Palmyra Palm of northern Sri Lanka.

Palm syrup stands out because of its level of potassium, and was added to the original program to help increase energy on the Lemon Detox Diet program. Development tests show that palm syrup is abundant in minerals such as potassium and calcium, which is ideal for the Lemon Detox program.

Madal Bal uses only palm syrup produced on small family farms, using techniques introduced and monitored by international aid workers. This intensive form of production is certainly more expensive than large-scale plantation methods, but it ensures the highest-quality syrup, and helps local community development by supporting family-based enterprise.

The cleansing, weight loss and other claimed health benefits occur as a result of undertaking the whole Lemon Detox Diet program. The food products will provide nutrients for nourishment while undertaking the Lemon Detox Diet program. The Madal Bal Tree Syrup, bee pollen or other food products sold in conjunction with the Lemon Detox Diet program do not, when consumed by themselves, make you lose weight and do not provide any health benefits.


 
Maple Syrup:
While on one side of the planet in the hot conditions of South East Asia, extracting the finest selected palm syrup, on the other side of the planet in the opposing depths of the cold snow, the extraction of the finest Grade C maple syrup is taking place.

The one part Grade C maple syrup used in the Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup is only available 4-6 weeks in the year. Harvesting thesap is a cold and arduous task. At this time the forests are still covered by several feet of snow. Maple trees must be about 40 years old before they can be tapped. The bird's-eye maple, one of over 75 varieties of maple tree, only produces sap during a period of four to six weeks during March and April at the start of the Canadian spring.

The amount of work that is carried out in this short period of time is phenomenal to keep up with world wide demand for the produce.

There are three categories of sap identifiable by their colour. The first phase of the harvest is the most abundant and contains more sugars and fewer minerals. This is called Harvest A, and is of a light amber colour and widely used in cookery. Harvest B is the middle phase and is used as a sweetener in the specialist food market and is of medium amber colour. Harvest C is the final collection of the year and has the smallest yield. The sap is dark amber in colour and of superior quality; it is highly concentrated, less sweet and with the highest mineral content. The sap is turned into syrup by means of water evaporation.

Every morning the sap is collected from buckets hung on the trees. It is carried to a building where the fluid is heated over a wood fire until it reaches the consistency of syrup. To prevent the syrup from spoiling, the sap is concentrated. It requires 40-50 gallons of sweet sap to obtain one gallon of the final product. This is the amount that one large tree produces in one year.

Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup™ uses only the dark grade C maple syrup, which is the least refined and richest in essential minerals.

One of the key components of the Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup™ is its richness minerals. Maple syrup is rich in manganese and zinc, two minerals that are almost non existent in palm syrup. On the other hand, palm syrup contains large quantities of potassium and calcium. Combining these minerals is extremely important to the body whilst cleansing. When mixed in the right proportions, we get the unique Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup with a rich mineral content.

The maple and palm syrups are unified together to produce the secret formula that even we distributors cannot obtain, and these rare selected saps from different parts of the world have provided us with the unique formula for nourishment of the body during the Lemon Detox program.

The cleansing, weight loss and other claimed health benefits occur as a result of undertaking the whole Lemon Detox Diet program. The food products will provide nutrients for nourishment while undertaking the Lemon Detox Diet program. The Madal Bal Tree Syrup, bee pollen or other food products sold in conjunction with the Lemon Detox Diet program do not, when consumed by themselves, make you lose weight and do not provide any health benefits.

Natural Tree Syrup Contents:

Servings per container: 50            Serving size: 20ml
  Per Serving Per 100ml
Energy 329Kj (79 Cal) 1646Kj (393 Cal)
Protein 0.8g 4.2g
Fat Total 0.15g 0.8g
   • Saturated 0.15g 0.8g
Carbohydrates 18.2g 91.0g
   • Sugar 18.2g 91.0g
Sodium 18.6mg 93mg
Calcium 27.6mg 138mg
Potassium 115mg 570mg
*All values are considered averages unless otherwise indicated
Palm and maple saps are practically the only sweeteners that are 100% natural; the trees are not cultivated by man, and grow without human intervention, fertilizers are not used, nor are any other methods of modern cultivation employed. They are the only trees in the world to be unharmed by the harvesting of their precious sap.

Some Comments about White Sugar:
White sugar, refined and industrialized, is almost completely lacking in energy when it arrives at our table. Because of this, it is recommended that refined sugar be replaced by natural sweeteners. An excess of refined and artificial foods could be easily avoided with a more conscious diet.

Clauses:
(a) The Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup™ is a food product. It is not a slimming food and does not have any weight reducing properties.
(b) We do not make any therapeutic claims regarding the Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup™ itself. The Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup™ is a key component of the Lemon Detox program which provides nourishment and energy on the program in the form of natural carbohydrates.
(c) The Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup™ has no claims towards curing or healing of any disease or medical condition.

Helpful Tips

Starting:
Try to start the diet on days where you are least active so that you can have adequate rest if required. The weekend is a great time to start.

Liquid intake:
Countless problems may arise if insufficient liquid is taken during the Lemon Detox Diet. You should be drinking at least 3-4 liters of liquid (2 liters detox drink + at least 1-2 liters of water) per day.

If you have had previous migraines or severe headaches in the past you may encounter these symptoms on the program. Usually these symptoms will go away after a few days with sufficient elimination. If you are not eliminating properly or not drinking enough fluids these headaches may persist. Most problems which occur during the Lemon Detox Diet are usually the result of inefficient elimination.

Keep drinking plenty of water on the Lemon Detox Diet program. If you feel that you cannot persist and the headaches are too strong you should consult a medical practitioner.

Sea - Salt Water Drink:
You may have several bowel movements within the hour. Make sure that you have enough time to eliminate before heading out for the day or alternatively you can wait till you reach your destination to do the sea salt water flush.

The sea salt water drink should be taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Do not take the sea salt water drink in the evening.

You should be drinking as much of the 1 liter sea salt water as you can. If you do have a bowel movement within the first hour, you’re drinking enough. If you are drinking less and you do not have a bowel movement within the hour you need to drink more sea salt water or add more salt.

If you are uncomfortable with the sea salt drink there are two options.

1. Drink a glass (200ml) of warm water then have a small shot of the sea salt (2 tea spoons) with a little water. Then drink the remainder of the liter of warm water (800ml). This should mix in your system and create a bowel movement. This way you do not have to taste the whole one liter of the sea salt water drink.

2. Substitute the sea salt with a cup of laxative tea. The effects are not as strong as the sea salt drink but it should create a bowel movement during the day.

The sea salt water drink is not recommended for people with high blood pressure.

Can I change the mix of the Lemon Detox Drink?
You may slightly alter the mixing quantities of your detox drink.

If you feel that the taste of the syrup is too sweet or strong you may add water to the recommended mixing quantities. For example, if you want to add another half a liter of water to your ecommended 2 liter batch to reduce the concentration of the syrup you may, but just remember that you will have to drink an extra half a liter (i.e. 2 extra glasses of the detox drink). Remember the most important part of the detox drink is to consume the three and a half lemons and the 140ml of syrup per day. So, it may take you 7 glasses or 10 glasses but as long as you drink this portion per day.

If you feel that you have put too much cayenne pepper in the mix, you can slightly reduce the amount. An extra pinch of pepper can make the drink taste more zingy. If you are totally uncomfortable with cayenne pepper then you may substitute the pepper for ginger.

If you are feeling especially hungry, are being very physically active or have a high metabolism then you may wish to add more syrup to the mix. Try adding the syrup in a 3:2 or 4:2 ration to the lemon juice. Remember that the actual syrup is liquid food.

Find a mix that works for you. Some people like more syrup in the mix, some less.

Bad taste in the mouth:
Rinse your mouth and brush your tongue regularly. Drinking peppermint tea will also help. Peppermint tea especially supports the cleansing process, cleanses the palate and neutralizes any mouth or body odors that may arise.

Concluding the Program:
The most common mistake is to eat too much too soon.

Since the digestive system has been resting for five to 14 days, treat it carefully and considerately at the conclusion of the program. The transition from The Lemon Detox drink to regular food has to be undergone steadily.

Most people concluding the program will not feel a huge urge to eat to much. The most common mistake is to eat too much too soon. Listen to your body. It will let you know if you are eating too quickly too soon.

You should gradually return to balanced eating over three or four days.

Day 1 after the detox: Stick with fresh squeezed fruit juices.
Day 2 after the detox: Start the morning with juice and then try some pureed vegetable soup for lunch.
Day 3 after the detox: Steamed or raw vegetables. Do not eat any meat, fish, eggs, bread and sweets and do not drink soft drinks during the first three days.
Day 4 after the detox: Start eating "normally" again.

If you are coming off a shorter version of the diet you should be able to do so in one day but listen to your body. You will know if you are coming off too fast. Take your time. You will probably notice that your taste buds are much more alive after cleansing and you will really enjoy the taste and energy of juices, soups, and then vegetables.

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Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, feeling cold sometimes occur when you undergo detox. Many of these symptoms arise from not keeping hydrated. Symptoms will usually persist if the elimination process is not productive and bowel movements are lacking. Proper elimination ensures toxins are well on their way to being eliminated from your body. The more fluid in your body the better the elimination process will be, as it is the fluid that caries away all of the dissolved toxins in your body and this ensures that the waste material will not be too concentrated in the organs of elimination. Supplementary fluid also keeps the body hydrated during the cleanse. As soon as the toxins have left the body, balance is restored.

However, if the symptoms last longer than a few days you should consult a medical practitioner.

FAQ

Can you detox less than three days?
Impossible! It usually takes two to three days for toxins to be assimilated out of your tissues and into your blood stream. From this time the process of elimination begins and usually is completed from seven days to over 14 days. A product that promises or advertises to detox your body in 48 hours or thereabouts would be the world's biggest medical breakthrough. We do not recommend any person to detox for under five to seven days. Programs that promise you that you will detox in a shorter period of time, will only cause toxins to be reabsorbed into your body.

Can I detox and burn fat using one formula?
Apart from the Lemon Detox cleanse, there is no way a single tablet/capsule formula can do both at the same time. The body uses its own cleansing mechanisms to detoxify and cleanse. When you combine two different purpose designed formulas into one formula it is less effective and will undermine each attribute of the ingredient. Not to mention that the combined ingredients will have very little effect if any on the body.

Can children go on the diet?
Children over the age of ten can go on the diet. We recommend that children have consent from their parents, guardians, family doctor or naturopath before participating in any detox program.

We also only recommend that children introduce a semi - relaxed version where they substitute a meal per day for the Lemon Detox Drink. Only under the guidance of parents or doctor/naturopath, they may extend to more than one meal per day.

How do I make the Lemon Detox Diet Drink?
Please refer to the How It Works page on the web site.

Should I refrigerate the syrup after opening the can?
The Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup has a long shelf life un-refrigerated, about 3 years. Once the can is opened it will still have a long shelf life but we do recommend refrigerating the can after opening to maximize its life span.

How do you know if the purification process is complete?
A good way of measuring the progress of the purification process is to observe the change in colour of the tongue. It becomes white on the surface during cleansing and once it regains its normal clear pink the process can be considered complete.

Can I exercise during the Detox Program?
Light exercise is a great complement to the diet. If you already exercise keep at it but take it easy. Athletes in training may experience a reduction in stamina and are advised to cut back 60-70% of normal training intensity for the duration of the diet.

Avoid strenuous exercise as intense exertion may encourage toxins to be reabsorbed rather than eliminated. When we engage in vigorous activity the body is forced to call upon extra reserves of energy and synthesizes energy from protein and fat. This is a demanding process distracting the body from its cleansing priorities and when compounded by the release of lactic acid from muscular activity it only increases the toxic load.

Nevertheless, gentle exercise is very helpful to the cleansing process. The key is finding the right balance of activity and rest. Adequate rest is crucial during the Lemon Detox Diet, while resting the body performs its vital cleansing tasks. Far from interfering with your training the Lemon Detox Diet is a wise investment for any athlete or person wanting to keep fit. Most athletes return to full training after the diet with renewed energy and enthusiasm. You’ll find that your body performs more efficiently when it is cleansed and purified, experiencing higher energy levels and performance.

Can I do the detox while I’m breast feeding?
It is not a suggested practice to do major cleanses and detox programs while breast feeding. The toxins leaving your body will be leached into your breast milk - thus being transferred to your baby during feeding. We recommend that you wait until you have finished breast feeding before attempting to detox.

Do I have to drink the sea salt water?
The salt-water drink is a great laxative which provides an inner body cleanse but if the taste of the sea salt water is uncomfortable for you, you can substitute it for another cup of the herbal laxative tea instead.

Click here to read article: Cleansing with Salt Water

Should I keep taking my medication during the diet?
If you are taking medicine prescribed by a doctor, then you should contact your doctor regarding your situation. He or she will be able to advise you about your medication.

Will the weight lost during the diet come back?
Most of the time the weight stays off. One of the great benefits of the Lemon Detox Diet is that people usually kick their “bad food” habits. People will find that after completing the diet they are revitalized and can easily stay away from unnecessary and unhealthy foods.

When we go on a cleansing diet like the Lemon Detox Diet the body can overcome these habits by giving the body a break from our normal diet. By the third or fourth day on the Lemon Detox Diet most people feel really good, vibrant, and more clear because their body is cleaning out all this unwanted junk in their system. Then when most people come off of the Lemon Detox Diet they don’t want to go back to their old diet because they feel so good and the mere idea of eating junk food seems repulsive. Once we break these addictions the body literally tells our mind, "I don’t need this substance in my system." Most people who perform the Lemon Detox Diet do so as a way to start a new better diet and lifestyle. The diet cleanses us out. We lose excess weight and then feel so good that we initiate into a consistently better diet and lifestyle.

How often can I Repeat the Program?
We recommend that you cleanse at least twice a year and up to four times a year for a lasting, beneficial effect on the body. We also recommend that you allow about three to four weeks between major cleanses. Many people find the results of the Lemon Detox Diet so beneficial that they repeat it frequently and incorporate the diet into their lives. Others also like to ‘revise’ the program for one day each week, to give the body a break from the constant demands of digestion. You will find each time you revisit the program it becomes easier and more enjoyable. People have reported tremendous results with repeated cleanses and with ongoing cleansing on the Lemon Detox Diet.

Can I drink anything besides the Lemon Detox drink during the diet?
If you feel the need for variety, then once or twice a day you can drink a cup of herb tea or freshly squeezed citrus juice (orange or grapefruit). Peppermint, rosehip and chamomile teas are useful complements to the Lemon Detox Drink and make a nice contrast. Peppermint tea especially supports the cleansing process, cleanses the palate and neutralizes any mouth or body odours that may arise. Teas and juices should only be sweetened with the Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup™, if at all, and don’t use or add any dairy products.

Can I change the mix of the Lemon Detox Drink?
You may slightly alter the mixing quantities of your detox drink.

If you feel that the taste of the syrup is too sweet or strong you may add water to the recommended mixing quantities. For example if you want to add another half a litre of water to your recommended 2 litre batch to reduce the concentration of the syrup you may, but just remember that you will have to drink an extra half a litre ( i.e. 2 glasses of the detox mix ).Remember the most important part of the detox drink is to consume the three and a half lemons and the 140ml of syrup per day. So, it may take you 7 glasses or 10 glasses but as long as you drink this portion per day.

If you feel that the you have put too much cayenne pepper in the mix, you can slightly reduce the amount. An extra pinch of pepper can make the drink taste more zingy. If you are totally uncomfortable with cayenne pepper then you may substitute the pepper for ginger.

If you are feeling especially hungry, are being very physically active or have a high metabolism then you may wish to add more syrup to the mix. Try adding the syrup in a 3:2 or 4:2 ration to the lemon juice. Remember that the actual syrup is liquid food.

Find a mix that works for you. Some people like more syrup in the mix, some less.

I have low blood pressure. Is the Programme safe for me?
During the Programme, your blood pressure will usually drop as you are abstaining from food. Thus, it is not advisable if you are medically treated for low blood pressure. Should you have a mild case of low blood pressure, start the programme by having a cup of unsweetened black coffee in the morning. This will act as a natural stimulant. Also, drink sufficient Lemon Detox drink and have plenty rest. Consult your medical practitioner if you have any concerns.

Will lemon juice be too acidic on an empty stomach?
Is lemon alkaline or acidic? Citrus fruits are assumed to have an acidifying effect on your body. In actual fact, when metabolised in the body, the acid has an alkalising effect in the system. That's why most people on the Lemon Detox Detox don't experience stomach acidity.

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