Try a different brand of maple syrup. I have to use a light syrup. Its still a No1 which has the same nutrition on the lable as the dark syrup. (In Canada I can only find it graded by numbers not letters) Also in my experience the Master-Cleanse is great for skin conditions, I did my first cleanse 10 years ago because I had very bad eczema and was getting boils, cleared right up. Another thing some people do is to make a "shot" of whatever they don't like just to get it down. I know its not protocol, but I figure as long as it gets in its better than not.