What Happens If You Do The Master Cleanse Too Often?

Although I’ve never heard of any long-term permanent damage from doing the Master Cleanse, I have seen reports on my Master Cleanse Forum from a very few women who did a Master Cleanse each month for three months in a row and had temporary hair loss.

I believe it is due to mineral deficiency. So, I tell people to wait 3 or 4 months between cleanses and be sure to eat lots of fresh green leafy vegetables like spinach, lettuce, green smoothies, etc. to rebuild their alkaline minerals (calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium).

It may also be a result of going beyond a clear pink tongue or the return of hunger for healthy food (not cravings for junk) as signs the cleanse is complete.

Interestingly, I’ve never heard this happening to anyone who does one long MC regardless of length nor have I ever heard this happening to a man!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

kayla June 27, 2012 at 10:26 am

if i do the MC once for about 10-15 days can my hair fall out?


Peter Glickman June 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I’ve never heard of that happening. It had to be several times close together.


bongo August 17, 2012 at 1:52 pm

plz,my grandma is 67yrs.she has been dignose of cancer in the stomach,which i dont know wheather the kidney or the liver.but im for sure she has cancer.she has been advise by the doctor for a radiation therapy,which i strongly disagree.i’ve started giving her the lemon juic and dandelion leaves with garlic.i’ve also advised her to stop taken animal product and any refine product.plz,i want ask if that is ok,or any help from you?i’ll be much greatful to having your help.


Peter Glickman September 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

As long ago as 1982, the National Research Council published a report called Diet, Nutrition, and Cancer,1 showing the mountain of evidence already available linking specific dietary factors to cancer of the breast and other organs. But brochures with watered-down recommendations have sat collecting dust at cancer research centers. There was never an organized effort to give women the information they need to make decisions about cancer prevention.

The dietary factors emerged in comparisons of different countries. In Japan, for example, breast cancer is rare. But Japanese women who move to the United States soon have the same risk of cancer as American women—at least 400 percent higher than in Japan. The differences in cancer risk between the U.S. and Japan are not due to genetics. Nor is it something in the air or water. The critical factor is the amount of fat, particularly animal fat, in the diet.2,3 In Japan, only about 15 percent of the calories in the diet come from fat. In the U.S., the fat content of the diet has been more than two times higher, around 35 percent. The more fat women consume, the greater their cancer risk. Similar findings have been made within other countries.

When the link between fat and cancer was found, researchers did not have to look far for an explanation. Several possibilities presented themselves. First of all, it is known that many breast tumors are “fueled” by estrogens, the female sex hormones for both women and men. But the more estrogen there is, the greater the driving force behind some kinds of breast cancer. The principal estrogen is estradiol, and the amount of estradiol produced by the body is linked to the amount of fat in the diet. On high-fat diets, estradiol production increases. On low-fat diets, it decreases.4-6 When women first adopt low-fat diets, their estradiol levels drop noticeably in a very short time. Vegans (people who consume no animal products) have significantly lower estrogen levels than non-vegetarians, perhaps because of the lower fat content of the vegan diet.

From The Cancer Project of Physicians for Responsible Medicine http://www.cancerproject.org/diet_cancer/type/women.php


anuj April 14, 2013 at 4:09 am

with what i can substitute maple syrup?

in my zone no sugarcane juice available.

plz reply!


Peter Glickman October 17, 2013 at 6:03 pm

freshly squeezed sugar cane juice, Maple syrup or sorghum are the only alternatives Stanley Burroughs, the developer, mentions.


Quisia Battley May 6, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Hello, but I have done the Master Cleanse on two separate occasions, each with a different reaction. First time was around 2010, and it lasted 20 days. I did it with maple syrup, and different teas. I never do the saline bath, and occasionally, on this one I did do a little cayenne pepper with it. I lost pounds, about 17-18, but what came later was remarkable! After getting off the Cleanse, approximately 6 weeks later I passed white rocks from my colon, and they were at least 10 of those rocks!
Next time I did the Master Cleanse was for 59 days! Don’t do it that long, because the way I came off of it was not normal! I don’t regret going for so long, because I wanted to make sure everything that was inside of me was coming out! And it was! I passed worms on the 33rd day of the Master Cleanse, and I felt awful! They were dead, and some looked like white mucus, with diamond designs on the back of them. One actually looked like a brown worm! Then about 10 days later I passed what was my last of what was left in my colon. They looked like brown chipped rocks. I had to come off going into day 59, because I was throwing up lemonade, then ginger tea, then water, then whatever I put in my mouth. It was all coming up! Also, I had the burnt, parched lips that goes along with taking in so much acid! With this 59 day Master Cleanse, I did it with Turbinado Sugar, and not Maple syrup. I didn’t know why I did’t have the same inch loss on my stomach that I should have had, but I went to a Natural Doctor, and she gave me a blood test for food sensitivities, and I can’t eat fruit and sugar together-only 4 hours or more apart! Other than that, I like this cleanse and I am about to do it again!


Charmaine Gentles April 28, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Wow. You did it for that long. I think I will too. Too much mess has been built up in our bodies for far too long. I just started today and I’m going to do it for 20 days.


Gregorio April 5, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Long before starting the master cleanse I had replaced pepsis and cokes for perrier sparkling mineral water instead. Is that okay to drink during the cleanse?
Thank you


Peter Glickman June 9, 2014 at 3:00 am

Best not as it is very acidic.


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