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Recipe: Mark’s Super Cleansing Lemonade

Until my late 20s I chronic difficulties with mucus. I was often clearing my throat, had strong allergies to dust and certain weeds, easily caught colds and regularly had a runny nose.

This situation improved a lot shortly after I started eating a diet based on 95% raw vegetarian foods. What I discovered from being on a raw food diet is that the body forms mucus to protect itself from toxins, including cooked foods. Basically the mucus functions as a buffer between toxin substances and our internal organs.

By eliminating cooked foods I found that my body no longer created much mucus and actually got rid of old mucus deposits it has stored. The result for me is that I rarely get sick, rarely have to clear my throat and have virtually no allergies (some specific weeds in Colorado where I grew up still bother me some).

These days, in addition to eating a high percentage of raw foods, I also enjoy a super cleansing lemonade, which has several health benefits in addition to dissolving mucus.

  • The combination of cayenne, ginger and lemon stimulates the bowel to movecleansing lemonade
  • The cayenne helps mucus deposits release from the intestinal walls
  • The lemon juice alkalizes the digestive system
  • The citrus pectin from the white part of the lemon is a liver tonic which supports the body’s ability to absorb fats

How To Make My Super Cleansing Detox Lemonade

Tools: Blender


3 organic lemons or limes (peeled)
5 T of high quality oil (flax, hemp or coconut)
1 organic pear cored
1/2 t organic Celtic sea salt
1/2 t of cayenne pepper
1 inch ginger – peeled
Water to fill blender to about 3 inches from top
6 T raw agave, honey or maple syrup


Peel just the outer yellow skin off the lemons, peel the ginger, then place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

How To Take This Drink:

Drink this cleansing lemonade first thing in the morning, about 1/2 hour before breakfast. 3/4 to 1 cup is enough. Try it for at least one week.

You can also fast on this drink – Complete instructions are in my ebook Homemade Colon Cleansing Made Easy

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