Diabetics and the Master Cleanse

I have had a number of people with diabetes ask about doing the Master Cleanse. In Healing for the Age of Enlightenment, Burroughs instructs diabetics to use only a bare tablespoon of molasses in the lemonade at first while decreasing the amount of insulin slightly. Then each day gradually increase the amount of molasses while decreasing the amount of insulin, regularly checking the sugar level in the urine and blood to ensure it is within normal range. When you reach two tablespoons of molasses and the insulin has been eliminated, switch to two tablespoons of organic Grade B maple syrup instead of molasses.

Upon completing the Master Cleanse, a diet of fresh raw vegetables, nuts, seeds and fruits is recommended as Burroughs describes diabetes as the result of nutritional deficiencies due to a white sugar and white flour diet. Before following these instructions you should consult with your licensed healthcare practitioner.

The above text is an excerpt from Lose Weight, Have More Energy & Be Happier in 10 Days.

Note: These instructions were edited out of later editions of Burroughs’ The Master Cleanser.