Lemon Stevia Detox (LSD) - Fast for Weightloss and Better Health
LSD - Lemon Stevia Detox for Health & Weight Loss
There are huge health benefits by doing the LSD Programme just once a year. Here are just 9 positives:
1. Lose 5-7kg in just 5 days.
2. Reverse your Type 2 Diabetes.
3. Clean out your stagnant and encrusted bowel walls which are home to parasites, toxins and bad food.
4. Improve your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood vessels (microcapillaries are regenerated to feed your organs and skin)
5. Improve your metabolism. Providing you follow-up this programme with a good Meditarrean Diet or equivalent, your weight wont come back on again.
6. Your skin gets tighter and more radiant.
7. Your brain becomes clearer and your memory and concentration improve.
8. Your sex drive will improve.
9. Your immune system gets smarter, protecting you from viruses, bacteria and rogue cells.
"Hi Alan, In only a week I have shed about 12 pounds bodyweight and 11 inches around my whole body. Abdomen 3 inches. I am amazed by how many toxins I must have coming out. Head still sore. Avoiding headache drugs. Better than it was. I am working but less hours. All the best Steve"
Steven R from Sussex
Your LSD was so successful for me and I still don't quite believe how easy it was! It really got me going a long way and I've continued losing weight using the 5:2 diet. Without the LSD I'd never have started. I feel so much better now. Thank you. Sheri S, Sussex.
I wish I'd known about your LSD solution years ago. It's unbelievable! The fact that by simply drinking the solution you don't have any hunger and can continue for day after day without any food! I lost 6kg in the 5 days. It gives you immediate confidence and better energy. My skin also improved. All my friends couldn't believe what they saw! I never found this with other diets, whether Weightwatchers, Atkins, Duken, or Slimming World. The cost of your LSD is cheap compared to all those methods. What's more, the savings you make on the foods you would eat, the specialist snacks, etc plus you save on spending a lot on buying new clothes because you're gaining so much weight, but in just a week I've lost a stone and I can now fit into my summer clothes again. It's absolutely amazing and deserves shouting about!!
Thank you so much Alan.
The LSD Program - even for diabetics
There were many names given to this detox method of weight loss: Lemon Detox, Lemon Detox Diet, Lemon Detox Fast, Lemon Diet, Lemon Fast, Lemonade Diet, recently we even saw it called the Beyonce Diet because the famous singer had to lose weight quickly for a movie she was shooting. I've adapted it by cutting out the high syrup in the recipe and replaced it with Stevia-ACE (sucrose-free) - I call it the LSD – Lemon Stevia Detox Diet. Even diabetics can enjoy kick-starting their weight-loss with this program. But the LSD is not only for the obese, people of normal weight can do the LSD program and revitalise all their organs by a quick, powerful but easy detox for 5 days. You'll feel a whole lot better.
What is the LSD for Weight Loss?
The old classic Lemon Diet was regarded as one of the easiest ways to lose weight; it was a detox fast, just like doing a fresh juice fast or water fast. It comprised a liquid diet regime based on a drink made from a blend of organic tree syrups, mixed with fresh lemon juice, spring water and a pinch of cayenne pepper. However it meant you consumed a lot of sugar. So it lost its appeal.
The new LSD Programme – Lemon Stevia Detox for Weight Loss.
Organic natural Stevia is the new sweetener. Stevia a leaf from a bush that originally grew exclusively in the mountains of Paraquay. Herbactive Stevia is bought from Paraquay, it is organic. Stevia's sweetness comes from a glycogen, which is sugar-free (zero sucrose and zero calories) and highly antioxidant. (Find out more about our Stevia). The diet programme requires organic lemons, organic Stevia-ACE, cayenne pepper, the ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder Plus, WeightLess Tonic, plus one or more specific herbal tonics for your needs. This will give you total nutritional support without the hassle and expense of the Madal Bal tree syrups originally used. In fact using the ABC Daily powder instead will give you far more nutritional support than any syrup (find out more about the ABC Daily Powder).
History of Fasting
Fasting has long been an important part of the naturopathic/herbalist approach to helping the body heal itself. Fasting rests the digestive tract, permits detoxification, and stimulates the immune system to speed recovery. Herbalists often recommend fasting (usually fresh juice fasts or green smoothie fasts) both for treating acute infections and especially for chronic conditions where congestion is a problem, to stimulate elimination, e.g. asthma, sinusitis, gall stones, blood pressure, skin conditions and colitis. There are many types of fast, such as just water, or a mono-diet of grapes, juice fasting, or the cabbage diet. Fasting with lemon juice is a recommended method as we have seen above.
Why do the LSD?
LSD will kick start your fat removal. You will lose a lot of fat in just 5 days (make sure you exercise daily or you will lose muscle as well which we must prevent). After the LSD you will feel great, but you may not have got down to the weight you want. So you must start a weekly program of LSD viz 2 days each week just on LSD until your target weight is reached and your waistline matches half your height.
LSD is for primarily for enhancing your health. You will get more energy. It will make you look and feel better. It will improve your brain and thinking. It will improve your heart and circulation, and lower your blood pressure. It will improve your blood sugar and prevent diabetes. If you have diabetes it will improve the symptoms. It will help prevent cancer. It will lengthen your life. A lot of research of has proven these results based on long-term 2-day fasting. LSD will kick start your health promotion. E.g. regarding preventing cancer, it has been found that during a fast the healthy cells as it were go into a sort of sleep, while any cancer cells do not, in this way the immune system (or even chemo) can target them more accurately and kill them.
Your weight, your height, your girth
You may prefer not to weigh yourself to get to your best shape. That's ok. All I ask you to do then is to measure your height and halve it. This measurement should be your girth, round your belly button. On LSD with the exercise recommended you will achieve your goals. First do the 5-day LSD program, then each week 2-day LSD.
Hint: once you've found out how easy it is to do 5 days, the 2 days a week will be actually relished! Watch your weight melt!
Hi Alan. I did your LSD programme for 8 days and lost 11/2 stone [21 pounds]), so I am well pleased. I've been able to keep almost all of this off by being very careful with my diet after I finished the LSD. I've still got another stone [14 pounds] to lose and I am following your advice by doing intermittant fasting 2 days a week using your stevia and weight loss tonic. As you can imagine, I feel so much better, healthier, and my head is so much clearer. I feel my body has done one wonderful clear out, and it has! Thank you for your diet programme that actually WORKS!!
Roger C. - South of England.
LSD – what in brief these natural ingredients do
1. The Stevia-ACE gives natural sucruse-free sweetness while regulating the pancreas and insulin (the blood sugar); it make the LSD solution really delicious to drink as well; you never get bored of drinking it.
2. The ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder Plus is designed to provide an enormous range of minerals and trace elements necessary for health (an estimated 100,000 nutrients) to support every cell in the body, the mitochondria, and to help restore their optimum function for health...and to prevent and fight against any developing cancer, bacteria, virus, mycoplasma, fungal infection trying to take hold in your body. Recommended for long-term intake.
3. The fresh lemon juice provides vitamin C and potassium, and helps to dissolve mucus and waste, plus it is thirst quenching ie suppresses the appetite. Keep to 100-150ml per daily LSD solution. About 20 calories per day.
4. The addition of cayenne pepper gives a zing as well as a stimulatory heating effect, which speeds the metabolism for cleansing and elimination. It helps to shake up the intestines so they cleanse more completely. If you suffer from lazy bowels make sure you take Herbactive's MoveMore2 Tonic every night.
5. The WeightLess Tonic is a multiherbal mixture to improve fat and toxin release, appetite suppressant and metabolic stimulant. The detoxing herbs work through the liver and intestines, the lymphatic system, the heart, lungs, brain, etc.
6. The other additions are for your own choosing according to your needs, e.g. LiverDetox for improved liver elimination, LymphCleanse for the lymphatic system, PancreasMore for diabetic blood-sugar balancing, Heart and Circulation Tonic for cholesterol and blood pressure support, NerveShield for people with stress, MS, ME, etc, FlushLess for women with hormonal issues, etc (see our sitemap for other tonics to choose).
7. Natural spring water. This is for you to draw from your local spring. Failing that go to your local store and buy a good quality still spring water (no gas). Natual spring water is thousands of years old and contains a huge and wonderful blend of dissolved minerals (far more than is quoted on the label) perfect for your body and cells - to cleanse, nourish and refresh.
8. The last ingredient is most important: exercise. If you don't exercise on this program you will lose muscle as well as fat. We don't want to lose muscle. Skin will then sag. Muscle keeps the skin tight as we lose fat. We only want to lose excess fat. To prevent muscle loss you must exercise every day. Exercise means daily stretching, weight bearing and resistance, and sweating (walking, skipping, running, sport). Muscle loss can result in a haggard look. Muscle holds tissue taut giving a youthful look - exercise protects this and enhances it as we lose excess fat.
The LSD – Lemon Stevia Detox for Weight Loss and Health - How Many Days?
We recommend a five to ten-day regime. You'll be very surprised how easy it is - everyone is!
A 5-day LSD programme can be done for those wanting a short quick cleanse – this should be started on a Monday ending on Saturday morning.
A 5-day fast is the minimum that should be done because it takes your body up to 2 days for the metabolism to change over to feeding off your own storage fats in your body.
Each day you will need to make a 2 litre bottle of LSD, that is you’ll need to buy enough spring water for the duration of your fast: 10L for 5 days or 20L for 10 days. Of course you can choose to do a 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 day fast instead, it’s up to you and according to your work demands. You may also choose to do a 5-day fast then on the 5th day decide to continue for a 7 or 10 day programme; so keep flexible in your mind, let things evolve if they want to. Or the other way round, you may decide to go for a 10-day fast then on the 5th day decide to call it a day, that's ok, no guilt, no worries!
The five to ten-day fast should not be carried out too frequently. Even for weight loss, the maximum frequency is repeated after four weeks or more between each one, so that you can get back to the healthy weight you want to be at. It is recommended if possible to do a 2-day LSD weekly until your belly girth is achieved (half your height). The benefits are immense for your long-term health.
Most adults used to benefit from a fast once or twice a year. However, because of the high xenobiotic load most of us carry due to chemical pollution in food and in the environment, most toxins are released into the bloodstream during a fast and thrown out via the bowel, bladder and skin. We recommend a 5-day LSD to start with then a 2-day LSD weekly until your girth is achieved (half your height).
As a follow-up to the 10-day fast you should do a LSD fast once or twice a week e.g. on Mondays and Tuesdays, or on alternate days until you achieve your girth size. As with any fast it is extremely important to start with motivation! It's of little use to say 'Oh I'll give it a go and see how I feel!' Instead you should be motivated with the thought, 'This sounds really fantastic, I'm really looking forward to the next five (or ten) days and to a complete cleansing of my body. I know I'm going to feel great!' And then make proper preparation by obtaining all the necessary items for the whole fast programme. But remember, there's no failure, and no guilt, should things not work out as planned. You'll find it is very easy to do - this is not an exaggeration.
I promised to let you know how the lsd diet went..
...Well, where do we start?!
I am on the fifth day now and the benefits have been amazing. The first day was a bit tough by the afternoon, with a horrendous headache, but I took this as meaning how toxic my body was. By day two I was already feeling more energized, and less bloated. And as the days progressed, it just got better and better. I have energy levels not experienced for decades and have lost three inches off my waist, 6 pounds off in weight.
An unexpected bonus has been that not only is my thinking clearer (it's been foggy since I don't know when), but I also feel much calmer and not so anxious most of the time - could this be due to having had no sugar at all for five days? That part of the diet is absolutely fantastic and, like I said, totally unexpected.
So all in all, a real success.
Many thanks indeed Alan, I feel like a new, younger person and wouldn't have been feeling like this without your wonderful products!
Final request - please could I have one of your non-aluminium deodorants, as I am now doing so much more exercise?!
Thanks again and kind regards,
After the LSD Programme
After you have finished the 5 to 10 days programme, it is important to break the fast slowly; to suddenly start eating full meals with proteins and fats could cause upsets or even kidney damage. So it is best to introduce fruit and fruit and vegetable juices (using your juicer is best), and green smoothies using your blender, whole fruits, followed by light salads, fish and grains etc for a day or two. For a recommended green smoothie click here. The purpose of the LSD program is to kick-start a lifestyle change, viz smaller, healthier portions, regular exercise, plus a 2-day LSD each week until your girth is achieved (half your height). Honestly, it really is easy to do. Just start it and try and prove me wrong.
“Here's my report after 6 days on the LSDetox.
"Going into this detox i wanted to feel less bloated and comfortable in my own skin again. During the past few years I gained some weight due to stress, poor eating and going to the gym less. Because of my busy schedule, I find it hard to exercise regularly and to stay on diet. I don’t have the time to make meals for the day so that would slip up. These reasons led me to believe that detoxing would be perfect for me, one week of challenging myself and I would see results on the spot.
"The first day was hard, the detox doesn’t taste like anything you know and I needed time to adjust. For me it was drinking it with my nose shut and having a few sips at a time and some water after. Easy does it, you hardly taste it but you are doing it!
"At the second day you start to realise the difference between hunger and looking for something sweet.
"I didn’t feel hungry during the 6 days at all.
"For me, seeing how quick my body was changing, and how I started feeling, it was magical. You feel clean and in touch with your body, I could feel my body toning up again. (I exercised every day for 30 min – 1hrs on low pace). My back and the area around my stomach felt toned and tight.
"After 6 days I lost 6 kilos but most importantly I felt 100 kilos lighter, my confidence was and is up and I feel good!”
Nikki vR (23yo, fashion designer), Netherlands.
Low Carb Diet - follow the LSD with the LCD
If you haven't reached your target weight after the LSD Programme then you need immediately to begin the next stage following this big kick start from the LSD. Probably the best way to continue losing belly fat is the LOW CARB DIET (LCD). So after your 5-10 day LSD Programme break the LSD Programme by starting on the LCD, eating fish or eggs and salad (no fruit) - do not eat any high carb foods (eg potatoes, bread, pasta, pizza, cakes, root veg, sugar, buscuits, crackers, crisps, etc - email me to send you a LCD low carb programme leaflet). After a day or two on fish and eggs and green salads, you can start eating a full LCD diet and include all sorts of meats and dairy and full cream (but no milk - use soya milk) with green salad, green veg, and low carb foods. In this way your body will continue to use your fats for your energy needs and you will contine to lose weight. Only eat fish, chicken, meats, eggs, cheese and all dairy, soya milk, butter (as much of these as you want) and lots of green veg, you can also have about 5-10 berries a day (bilberry, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry), but no other fruit at all. Do this for 2 weeks. The ratio to follow is 20g carbs and 10g sugars per day. Weigh all your food to assess the carbs and sugars. This method is the quickest way to lose belly fat and omentum fat and deep organ fat; also fats in the upper arm, breasts, thighs and legs, neck and face.
Other diets are more for long-term health and are more for maintenance of your target weight eg the 5-2 Diet, calorie controlled diet (high carb and sugar!), slimming world, weight-watchers, etc. - these are not recommended if you want to lose belly fat.
Doing the LSD – Lemon Stevia Detox for Health and Weight Loss
During the fast, only the recommended liquids are taken, together with any prescribed medication as advised by the patient’s doctor, or natural medication prescribed by a complementary practitioner. No solid foods are taken, or vitamin tablets, or non-prescription drugs or other supplements as tablets or capsules. There is no need to take any days off from work, and you should be able to continue your normal activities because the LSD drink contains a complete balance of nutrients and provides enough sustainable calories per day. Your endurance may be somewhat reduced in the first 1-2 days due to the shift of metabolism from external food supplies to your own body fats. You may experience headaches or dizziness as eliminating toxins stored in fats and organs enter the bloodstream. To help avoid or reduce this inevitable side-effect at these early stages, drink more and often of the LSD drink, spring water and herbal teas during the day; and at night improve your liver detox function by drinking a mug of the LiverDetox Tea, and, if necessary, your bowel movement by taking the MoveMore2 herbal laxative.
Daily exercise is essential on this program to prevent muscle loss, see above. Light exercise and breathing exercises are a great complement as they increase blood flow and elimination of toxins through the skin and mucous membranes (NB do not perform breathing exercises standing up, always sit or lie down). Walk in the park or in the meadow or in the woods every day to breathe in the air of nature and hear the sounds of the wind, rain, trees, insects and birds. Or gentle jogging, working in the garden (the green gym), swimming, cycling, cardio work, skipping, sports, etc - just don't overdo it. Sweat if you can. Enjoy moving your body every day. Also enjoy a long hot bath afterwards.
Science says: You Don’t Need to Invest Hours to Reap Benefits from Exercise. One of the key health benefits of exercise is that it helps normalize your glucose and insulin levels by optimizing insulin receptor sensitivity. This is perhaps the most important factor for optimizing your overall health and preventing chronic disease. But that doesn’t mean you need to spend multiple hours in the gym each week. Research shows that short bursts of intense exercise is the most effective, so you can really maximize your exercise benefits in as little as 40-60 minutes per week, provided you’re doing it correctly (in normal circumstances). But as this is the LSD programme it is necessary to exercise for 20-30 minutes daily.
Similarly, saunas and steam baths are helpful (again, stand up slowly after these activities because of the elimination increase in your body and blood, fainting is possible).
Colon cleansing is also important: gentle laxative (detox) herb teas (see below) or salt water are part of the daily regime for fasts of 5 days or longer to prevent constipation. A pint of water with two teaspoons of sea salt will flush the colon effectively within an hour. The salt ensures that any toxic fluid is not reabsorbed from the gut into your system, or use our herbal laxatives (MoveMore1, MoveMore2 or MoveMoreXS).
Using your extra energy
During this LSD programme you will more than likely experience huge amounts of energy as tabulated by one person (see below) which can be put to very positive use, e.g. painting a bedroom that has waited for years, digging a veg patch that has stood vacant for years, cutting down trees and weeds not needed, repairing the fence or hedge, cleaning your car inside and out, and other practical activities requiring a lot of energy; you can also do yoga, jogging (take your LSD mix), long walks in the hills, tennis, skipping, etc. But keep out of the kitchen, and grocery stores, cafes, pubs, restaurants - unless of course you want to prove how strong your will-power is (keeping your LSD in your pocket in case)!
How to do the LSD Lemon Stevia Detox Fast for Health
What you need before you start the LSD - Lemon Stevia Detox Fast
7 Things for the 7 Days
You don't need to take time off work. But before you jump in get prepared and it will be hassle-free and you could lose up to or more than 14lbs in just 5-10 days.
1. You need to stock up with lots of organic lemons (usually smaller than non-organic lemons). About 10-12 organic lemons will be needed for a 5-day fast; 14-18 lemons for a 7-day fast; 30 lemons for a 10-day fast (if you can't find organic use ordinary lemons).
2. At least 10-20 litres of good quality Spring Water (5-10 day fast). Save a 2L plastic bottle for your daily lemon mixture to carry around with you wherever you go (never be without it).
3. Up to 1.110L of our dark Stevia-ACE (300ml of Stevia-ACE is enough for 5days; 555ml for 10 days; 1.110L for a cost-effective quantity if you intend to follow up the LSD with further 1-2 day fast days) [ACE means Alcohol-free Concentrated Extract].
4. 50g ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder Plus, £12.95 (buy more if you can for follow-up use, see prices ) - I supply; and 20g Cayenne Pepper. I can supply.
5. 120ml WeightLess Tonic. (3 tsp [15ml] are added to the lemon and Stevia mixture), £18.95. I supply. [You might like to do this fast by including one or more of our other tonics, viz.: Total Detox Tonic, or WormLess Tonic, or StoneLess KidneyShield Tonic, or LiverDetox Tonic, or LymphClense Tonic, or HerbShield Tonic, or SkinClear Tonic, or PancreasMore - price for each is the same, £18.95 for 120ml]
6. 100g Liver Detox Herbal Tea £16.95. I supply. If your bowels are somewhat lazy or you think you may get constipated, ask for my MoveMore1 (gentle) £17.95 for 120ml, MoveMore2 (strong) £17.95 for 120ml, or MoveMoreXS (extra strong) £18.95 for 120ml, or ColonCleanse Powder £18.95 for 100g. Prices of larger sizes see price list or email me for a price list of the LSD - LemonSteviaDetoxDiet. Check these prices in the prices page to confirm today's prices!
7. Herb Teas - I recommend my Paradise Garden Herbal Tea £5.95 for 50g, as it boosts the immune system and digestion while also being aromatic and enjoyable - see price list for larger sizes; or you can get individual herb teas to vary your drinks, e.g. peppermint, lemon balm, chamomile, red bush, dandelion root coffee, sage tea. You can buy these from Herbactive Herbalist.
From Remco in Holland: "Bob the guitarbrother from Vliisingen did finally his LSDetox and lost 5 kgs in 5 days just before he went to Thailand!"
Daily Regime during the LSD - Lemon Stevia Detox Fast
VERY IMPORTANT - the morning of the 1st day:
On the morning of the start of your LSD detox programme do the following: weigh yourself, then measure your girth round the chest, abdomen and hips, also the upper arms and thighs, and take a selfie in your undies. Write down all these measurements. Keep a book for each day of your LSD and enter all your thoughts and emotions and what you did, ie keep a detailed diary for your later report to yourself (and to me because I would love to know how you got on).
For a 5 day LSD fast start on a Monday to end on Friday (Saturday breakfast).
For a 7 day LSD fast start on Saturday to end on Friday (Saturday breakfast).
For a 10 day LSD fast start on Wednesday to end on the following Friday (Saturday breakfast).
Remember, you must exercise daily to prevent muscle loss, see above.
Or you can start any of the fasts on Saturday morning, because the first two days can for some people be the most challenging and you can go through them at home and getting out for long walks. Then you can sail through the remaining 5-10 days and look forward to a relaxed weekend to follow. So on Friday night, or the night before starting, a laxative tea or a dose of MoveMore Tonic should be taken to loosen up the colon.
Then on Saturday (or the next) morning:
1. Make up 2 litres of your lemon mixture, this is how: Into your 2 litre bottle, add 30-80ml Stevia-ACE or 10ml Clear Stevia-ACE (adapt for taste), 125ml fresh lemon juice (juice of about 2-4 lemons). Add a dash of cayenne, and 1tsp (5g) ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder Plus. Add 3tsp (15ml) WeightLess Tonic [also add any of your selected Herbactive tonics, see above or go to SiteMap]. Top this up with your spring water. This is the day's supply. Shake the bottle and drink in small mouthfuls or glassfuls through the day, whenever you feel a little hungry. You need to drink appox 150-200ml every hour. Carry your LSD bottle wherever you go.
2. Make the LiverDetox Tea for the day. Take 10-15g of the mixture add about a pint of spring water and bring it slowly to the boil for 5 minutes. Or you can make the tea in a tea pot. Allow to steep. Drink a cup hot or warm as and when through the day between the glasses of LSD mixture. Or strain it into a flask and take it to work with you. Take a cup hot last thing at night.
3. Make the other herb teas if desired, to vary the daily theme, as mentioned above.
4. Last thing before bedtime, take a cup of LiverDetox Tea, (and, if required, 1-2tsp of MoveMore Tonic or ColonCleanse Powder to assist your overworked or lazy bowels, and help to clear the years of crusting on the bowel walls).
After the LSD
1. An example: on the following Saturday morning, or the first morning after the end of your fast (after weighing yourself and punching the air and letting out an impassioned eeha!, then measuring your girth round the chest, abdomen and hips, also the upper arms and thighs, and take a selfie in your undies), take half a spoonful of ABC Daily Powder (take this dose every day from now on, in water or in your smoothie). then have a small glass of green smoothie (see green smoothies), or fruit juices/fruit/yoghurt/herb tea in the morning. The best thing to do after this LSD programme is to get into the habit of drinking Green Smoothies before or instead of breakfast. For lunch, eat a light, green, leafy salad with olive oil and garlic dressing. Evening, have another mixed salad, with fruit juices and natural yoghurt. Drink plenty of water and herb teas.
2. On the second day after the fast, take your green smoothie (it only takes 5 minutes to prepare!), fruit juices, fresh fruit; lunch a mixed salad, and in the evening vegetable soup. Drink plenty of water and herb teas.
3. On Monday, or the third day after the LSD, start the day with your green smoothie and then eat normal healthy food, but try to keep the portions down (eat from a small plate)! You really don't need American portions of any course! Start each meal with a good mixed fruit salad or mixed green salad (yes, I said start, begin, eat first), then you can easily cut right back on bread, potatoes, pasta, pastries, and puddings. Enjoy your weight loss and extra energy and confidence by allowing your new self not to rise in wieght any more than 2-3lbs following the fast. If you feel full after any meal you've eaten too much; eat small portions of each course and you'll feel very satisfied, and proud of yourself. If you are way over weight do this LSD LemonSteviaDetoxFast again after every month or six weeks. Head for your normal weight. Each time you do it you will feel hugely better for it.
Let us know how you got on.
Colon cleansing is optional and may not be necessary for shorter fasts. If required, first thing in the morning, cleanse the colon with salt water as descibed or a laxative (MoveMore Laxative Tonic) and a good drink of the LiverDetox herbal tea.
Last thing at night take another good mug of LiverDetox Tea and (if required) 1-2tsp of the MoveMore Herbal Tonic as descibed above.
Fasting is NOT recommended for patients with chronic degenerative diseases, such as cancer, tuberculosis and neurological disorders, nor for hyperthyroid patients. Although useful for regulating underweight as well as overweight, it would not be advisable in true anorexia.
For underweight persons and those who cannot gain weight - WormLess is their preferred treatment programme - for info click here.
The Lemon Fast does provide balanced nutritional support to the body, but there is no formal evidence about adverse effects. Research into the benefits and risks is badly needed. The only known side-effects are the dizziness and nausea sometimes typical of any fasting regime, as mentioned above, but these are not common if the regime is followed properly. Its widespread use and continuing popularity are some indication of its safety.
The LSD LemonSteviaDetox Diet can be conducted unsupervised by a healthy person for short periods, 5, 7 or 10 days, and you can email or telephone Herbactive Clinic for advice and support.
Special caution is needed if the person is taking medical drugs of any kind. Patients with low blood pressure (hypotension) may need to take a cup of coffee daily when fasting. Buy our coffee-free alternative, see High10NGen Coffee.
Underweight patients can use proportionately more Stevia (but not lemon juice) per litre of drink, in order to minimize weight loss. Any loss is rapidly regained after the fast is completed because of improvements in appetite, digestion, absorption and organ function. But those who are chronically uderweight are recommended to do my AntiParasite Program first, for info click here.
The regime is also safe and recommended for diabetics. Overweight diabetics can use a Stevia infusion as in the programme described; 30-50ml in the 2L mixture; monitor your blood sugar readings carefully throughout each day of the Fast, and do not stop any medication; contact Alan for advice, email@example.com.
Alcoholics and smokers should aim to reduce their intake before the fast (to prepare for the Fast we recommend you take SmokeLess Tonic and smoke the ABC Smoking Mixture for 2 weeks before doing the Fast, for info click here); there are claims that cravings are reduced or even eliminated by the fourth day, and do not return.
Evidence for Effectiveness
Fasting in various forms has been used for centuries in many cultures for its cleansing and health-promoting effects. Adults and children who are Hindu or Moslem regularly practise fasting (e.g. in Ramadan) in the East and the West. Fasting has not been extensively researched until recently (see the Fast Diet with Dr Mike Moseley) where science confirms major improvements to the whole person viz. lowering high blood pressure, avoiding the onset of diabetes, mood and energy improvement, brain (memory and rationality) improvement, significant boost to self-confidence, and healing to all systems in the body, but there is perhaps more formal evidence than you might imagine, especially in studies of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimers, heart disease and diabetes.
Users frequently comment on the ease of the diet, the high energy levels during the fast, and benefits to mind and spirit. Patient satisfaction is high (82%), according to some claims. The Lemon Diet booklet describes a study of 250 people who wished to lose weight. Of these, 108 (43%) fasted for ten days, and lost an average of 11 lbs, some lost over 14 lbs; 89 (36%) stopped before the ten days, but even those completing 1-5 days lost an average of 6 lbs.
Alan, I have just completed one week on the LSD Lemon Stevia Detox herbal diet. I wanted a fairly radical detox as eating sensibly at 52 years old was not making me lose any weight. I weighed in at 228Lbs, my heaviest ever, after one week I am down to 211 lbs a loss of 17lbs but more importantly I lost 5 inches round my middle going from 44.5 inches to 39.5 inches.
I want to lose a bit more so for the next few weeks I will move on to a juice and vegan diet approach.
I got a splitting migraine before the start right up to day 4 of the programme. I spent half the weekend in bed but I gave myself that time willingly letting the toxins flow! I have had migraines before, I know what they are like and how long they last. I decided to avoid drug painkillers as I felt this would slow down the detox. I drank all the juices and lots of paradise tea and was able to work on Monday. I saw about half the normal numbers of clients I usually see which was best as my energy level was not 100% but OK. Interestingly I experienced a lot of back pain one night, right shoulder pain another night and right knee pain another night. These are old injury areas for me. My wife assured me I stank all week despite salt baths and my breath smelt like I had not eaten she said, so lots of herbal toothpaste needed.
By day 6 I felt well, normal, energy OK. Mentally very clear, I liked that feeling and I sorted out lots of stuff.
Also Day 7 felt fine.
I never felt very hungry, if I did get a small pang I just drank more lemon drink or tea. The quantity is generous and I found I liked to dilute it further with warm water making a tasty hot drink sometimes.
Day 8 breaking the fast – got out my old champion juicer for a celery and apple juice in the morning. Then out to lunch (pre booked) where I watched everyone have traditional Sunday lunch while I had a small green salad – but I wasn’t hungry. It took about a week after the fast to get back to normal hunger, my weight loss has been maintained reasonably, 3 lbs have returned but I guess that is food in transit.
Overall a great experience.
My experience with the LSD Lemon Stevia Detox Fast:
I decided to go for a 7-day fast, using Strathglen Mineral Water from the highlands of Scotland (£1.06 for 5L); Organic Stevia-ACE Dark; ABCDaily Herbal NutriPowder Plus (1 heaped tsp in the 2L mixture); also using the WeightLess Tonic (15-20ml in each 2L mixture).
1st Day - I weighed in at 11St 13lbs (167 lbs; 75.9Kg). Making the preparation was easy. Only two of my large organic lemons were necessary to make the required 125ml.
The first day was relatively difficult just because I am used to eating three meals a day. But I was never really hungry on the fast. I don't normally drink this much fluid a day, so it was somewhat difficult to get into the routine of drinking so often. I had no headache, dizziness or any digestive upsets; in fact I was able to work without any slowing down; my mind was marginally clearer. I didn't quite get through the 2L of mixture. I drank nothing else. I wasn't particularly looking forward to the 2nd day or drinking the same thing and its taste. I was a lot more tired than usual and got to bed 9.30pm and slept soundly till 7.30am which is much longer than is normal for me.
2nd Day - Surprisingly, I don't mind the taste of the mixture when I start it in the morning. My bowels were very loose, thin diarrhoea. I found the 2nd day easier than the first day in that I knew what to expect. I paced myself with the mixture, plus I drank some extra water and Paradise Garden tea. No adverse symptoms. I weighed myself: I was 2 lbs lighter. I go to bed 12.30am as I had plenty of energy to work late.
3rd Day - a doddle! I found the 3rd day easier than the 2nd day. I drank a little extra water, otherwise nothing but the LSD mixture. Energy is much better. I go to bed a little hungry at 11.30pm.
4th Day - A good sleep. Wake at 7am. I'm not hungry at all! Bowel action normal but reduced. I now weigh 11St 9lbs (163 lbs; 74.09Kg). Work a full day at my consultancy. Its summer so there's plenty of day left so at 6pm go into my garden plot and work for nearly 3 hours, digging, hoeing, scithing, weeding, cutting. Go to bed 11pm.
5th Day - Sleep for just 4 hours, wake to a full moon shining in my face! In and out of sleep. Up at 7. Bowel action normal, reduced. Weight 11.7 Stone. Work a full day. Have a business meeting at 7.30pm. Take the mixture in about 200ml glassfuls a time. Not hungy at all! But at meal times I want to satisfy the urge to eat; but this soon passes as I take another swig of the LSD! It's also pretty tough when you're invited to the pub for a drink with your friends and you've got to stick to the LSD or water! I've got 2 days of this to go and already my wedding ring has dropped off twice - I'm shrivelling up!!
6th Day. Go to work as usual. Garden work afterwards for 3 hours in the evening with a lot of energy. Go to bed 11.30pm.
7th Day. Wake 6.30am. Hungry, but read instead until 8.30. Bowel loose, reduced. Weight 11.6 Stone (so after 6 days I've lost half a stone [7lbs]). My back is stiff from yesterday's hard garden work. Once up and about I'm not hungry (or not too keen to drink the mix!). But stick to it. My ring is very loose now. Drink the mixture no problem. Go gardening again for 3 hours - a lot of compost making, pruning, sawing and digging - vigourous exercise with a lot of sweating and panting! So I still have ample energy perhaps even more than usual. Although I took the toll from midges, mozzies, and horse flies! Get to bed 11pm.
8th Day. Wake 6.30. Today I end my LSD Detox Fast. I weigh 11.4St (9lbs lost in 7 days!). I break the fast with a pint of Kukicha Japanese Green Tea, and a bowl of wild blackberries given me by a client (thanks Trevor!) and organic yogurt with a little Stevia Clear (I didn't get to the point of resenting the taste!).
Conclusions: Comments and Observations about my 7-Day Fast:
I found it easy to do. I never got particularly hungry (early morning was most noticeable). Hunger and the desire for eating was suppressed from the 2nd day on. I liked the grainy support the ABCDailyHerbalNutriPowderPlus gave me each time I drank a glass of the LSD Mixture. I wasn't over-weight at the start (my wife said I didn't need to lose any weight), but I was developing a bit of a belly. The belly was completely lost by the 7th day, so very satisfactory. I had no problems with bowel movement throughout. But I felt I could have improved on this by taking either a laxative tonic MoveMore 1 or 2 or ColonCleanse Powder each night. The tongue gets furred up a bit at times so this needs cleaning as well. But all in all a very useful method of effective detoxing the body, giving the system a complete rest from digestion, and many other benefits (skin, energy, etc).
Reflection: Fasting sounds extremist but really it is a very old traditional health method (think of its side kick into religous 'fasting' like Lent and Ramadan [the latter is far from healthy!]). Fasting also gives the mind new perspectives on things. You can give up smoking, it can spark up your sexuality and relationship, overcome alcoholism and drugs, get new interests, become more philosophical, poetic, creative, and so on. Fasting clears away the cobwebs in your body and mind. You have so much more time during the week (sometimes the days seem very long!). This is because so much centres on food - writing a shopping list, going to the supermarket, preparing the food, eating the food, washing up the dishes, cleaning the kitchen. The package holiday has tried to fill the gap, but the real holiday to your body and mind is this sort of Detox Fast. Enjoy it you will!
Update 6 September: I've only put on 3-4lbs since ending the fast. Most days I still make 1-2L of the Stevia Mixture after breakfast at work.
Hi Alan, The LSD programme sounds really good, and we both need huge detoxification. I've been onto your website and am so very impressed, as is Ed and my 3 girls! Ordering soon! Toni H
After just 3-days fast I lost 4 pounds... I liked it and plan to do it more regularly. Kate.
...when I got to 5 days I was ready to go on until i was down to a size 8! Your support was so reassuraing, thank you. I stopped at your advice at 10 days. I lost over a stone! I feel a million dollars! Your mixtures and that ABC Daily powder are fantastic. Mrs Nasar
...since being on your LSD Lemon Detox diet I have continued on it during the day and only eat the evening meal... I'm still losing weight and have new energy...thankyou Alan. Janie
I like this diet programme, it is simple and effective... and quick, and with your added daily powder I felt I was getting most of the nutrients I needed to sustain a long fast. I lost a lot of excess fat, my arms especially are much better and I can wear short sleeved tops with confidence. Also my skin is smoother. My friends have all been amazed and are going to contact you. Thank you. Lois Wood-McAdam
The benefits of fasting - an article in the Daily Telegraph June 2014:
Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".
Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection.
Scientists at the University of Southern California say the discovery could be particularly beneficial for people suffering from damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients on chemotherapy.
It could also help the elderly whose immune system becomes less effective as they age, making it harder for them to fight off even common diseases.
The researchers say fasting "flips a regenerative switch" which prompts stem cells to create brand new white blood cells, essentially regenerating the entire immune system.
"It gives the 'OK' for stem cells to go ahead and begin proliferating and rebuild the entire system," said Prof Valter Longo, Professor of Gerontology and the Biological Sciences at the University of California.
Detox of sugar and fat
"And the good news is that the body got rid of the parts of the system that might be damaged or old, the inefficient parts, during the fasting.
“Now, if you start with a system heavily damaged by chemotherapy or ageing, fasting cycles can generate, literally, a new immune system."
Prolonged fasting forces the body to use stores of glucose and fat but also breaks down a significant portion of white blood cells.
During each cycle of fasting, this depletion of white blood cells induces changes that trigger stem cell-based regeneration of new immune system cells.
In trials humans were asked to regularly fast for between two and four days over a six-month period.
Reduces Cancer and Tumours
Scientists found that prolonged fasting also reduced the enzyme PKA, which is linked to ageing and a hormone which increases cancer risk and tumour growth.
"We could not predict that prolonged fasting would have such a remarkable effect in promoting stem cell-based regeneration of the hematopoietic system," added Prof Longo.
"When you starve, the system tries to save energy, and one of the things it can do to save energy is to recycle a lot of the immune cells that are not needed, especially those that may be damaged," Dr Longo said.
"What we started noticing in both our human work and animal work is that the white blood cell count goes down with prolonged fasting. Then when you re-feed, the blood cells come back. So we started thinking, well, where does it come from?"
Fasting for 72 hours also protected cancer patients against the toxic impact of chemotherapy.
"While chemotherapy saves lives, it causes significant collateral damage to the immune system. The results of this study suggest that fasting may mitigate some of the harmful effects of chemotherapy," said co-author Tanya Dorff, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital.
"More clinical studies are needed, and any such dietary intervention should be undertaken only under the guidance of a physician.”
"We are investigating the possibility that these effects are applicable to many different systems and organs, not just the immune system," added Prof Longo.
However, some British experts were sceptical of the research.
Dr Graham Rook, emeritus professor of immunology at University College London, said the study sounded "improbable".
Chris Mason, Professor of Regenerative Medicine at UCL, said: “There is some interesting data here. It sees that fasting reduces the number and size of cells and then re-feeding at 72 hours saw a rebound.
“That could be potentially useful because that is not such a long time that it would be terribly harmful to someone with cancer.
“But I think the most sensible way forward would be to synthesize this effect with drugs. I am not sure fasting is the best idea. People are better eating on a regular basis.”
Dr Longo added: “There is no evidence at all that fasting would be dangerous while there is strong evidence that it is beneficial.
“I have received emails from hundreds of cancer patients who have combined chemo with fasting, many with the assistance of the oncologists.
“Thus far the great majority have reported doing very well and only a few have reported some side effects including fainting and a temporary increase in liver markers. Clearly we need to finish the clinical trials, but it looks very promising.”
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