How do I make the Lemon Detox Diet Drink?
Please refer to the Ingredients 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.
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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.
When should the bee pollen be taken?
Bee pollen should only be taken after the recovery stage of the Lemon Detox program.
The cleansing process from the Lemon Detox Diet program is followed by the recovery stage.
A wholesome diet is the essential factor to achieve this. If you want to obtain the maximum benefits from the Lemon Detox Diet, it is recommended that you take a natural food supplement for a period of time, and bee pollen is most ideal for this.
How do I take the bee pollen?
If you are a beginner, introduce bee pollen into your diet slowly, a granule or two at a time. Don't cook with the granules or add powdered granules to anything that requires heat. Heat destroys the live enzymes and reduces the nutrient value. Otherwise, the sky's the limit.
You can stir powdered granules into vegetable juices, or even into water sweetened with raw honey. Whirl the powder into salad dressings. Sprinkle whole or powdered granules on toast topped with peanut butter. If you an unsure if you are allergic to bee products, it is very important to test for a possible extreme allergic reaction by ingesting just one pellet. Then gradually build up over a week or so to the correct serving.
Adults: One tea spoon (5 grams) taken twice daily.
Endurance runners and weight lifters can take up to 4 teaspoons a day. If you have allergies take half the recommended dosage of pollen in the morning and half again in the afternoon.
Children: Children can start with 3 to 4 granules in the morning. This can be increased over time dependent on the child’s needs.
For how long should pollen be taken?
Pollen should be taken for a minimum of one month. The Lemon Detox Diet is always beneficial for the body even if you don’t take pollen afterwards. However the pollen complements the Lemon Detox Diet and can strengthen the body in the long term.
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