You know, one does a lot of research on the internet when on the Master Cleanse, and during this time, everybody will invariably come accross these kinds of comments by allopathic doctors.
"Cleansing is unnecessary. There are no toxins in the body/colon. Impacted feces and mucus do not build up in the digestive tract. These aren't the causes of your diseases."
Well let's look at those claims in a scientific manner, by making logical predictions that we would expect if they were true. If the doctors are correct, one would expect this:
-after feces have been completely eliminated from the colon (perhaps after a few days of cleansing, by drinking lax tea and doing the salt water flush every morning), future excrements will consist of almost nothing but water, until the liquid fast is broken.
-if the person doing the fast has passed nothing but water during the last couple of days, then there shouldn't be anything significant left in the digestive tract after that (since it would have been washed out by the salt water along with the rest).
If the doctors were correct, this is what we would expect.
But what are the facts?
This happened on day 14 of my first cleanse, years ago. At that point I had produced nothing but liquid excrements for over a week, and certainly didn't expect anything different until breaking the fast.
However, on the morning of day 14 I passed what is commonly refered to as "mucoid plaque". This was a true, by-the-book master cleanse, so I know it wasn't caused by any powder supplements... since I wasn't taking any.
It looked like small furry brown balls, all tangled-up together with long strings of brown furry mucus. The day before that, I actually felt it come off somewhere in my belly. It felt like someone had lit a fire in there; not pain, but actual HEAT. A person from this forum told me that this could have been gases which, after being trapped under the obstruction for a long time, were finally released. It most certainly was not a reaction to the cayenne, since I had been drinking the same thing for 2 weeks (cayenne powder in the drink, not in capsules). If it had been the cayenne, it would have happened before.
According to doctors, this should not have happened, because my colon should have been clean by then point. Yet, after 2 weeks of not eating, and over a week of pooping nothing but water, I expelled THAT.
And you know what's great? I just finished my 10 days Master-Cleanse this morning, and guess what I pooped out after days of pooping nothing but water?
Yes, that's right. A brown, creamy, furry, stringy mess of foul smelling mucus. Explain that, doc!
I actually even tried picking it up with chop sticks, and it was kind of sticking to the chop sticks a little. (yes, I threw them after that). I KNOW I should have taken pictures, but it was 4am, I felt terrible, and just wanted to go back to bed.
If anybody tells you that The Master Cleanse is useless because there is no such thing as built-up toxins...
The only reason why cleanses like the Master-Cleanse are "not proven" is because nobody can be arsed to study them, because there's no way to make money off of them. This is how big pharma wants to keep it, because if everybody started doing the MC, nobody would buy their crappy drugs anymore. Try to pass it off as some loony "conspiracy" if you want, but all it really is, is a business protecting its interests.
On the other hand, tons of drugs are "scientifically proven to work!!!(tm)"... except that they don't, at all (like acne medicine, in my experience).
(By the way if anybody is suffering from acne, you need to get on the master cleanse. NOW.)