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  1. Dancarlos at |

    This cleanse is the best .. I use it for maintaining my weight and health.. Great way to get your body into healthy living and weight loss.. If lost 18 pds in 2 months doing a 3 day apple cleanse each month… Regular exercise and sensible diet ,.. This cleanse works …. Was a 38w now a 34w and being in the entertainment business this is how I maintain..good luck everyone one it really works .. My video

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  3. NY Teacher at |

    My wife and I have tried many kinds of cleanse products and eventually landed on the Dr Max Powers 15 Day Cleanse. After reading many reviews, I ordered the first bottles early this year and liked the results. They really shine when we travel because they don’t cause any discomfort and give you regularity. I usually take 2 capsules after dinner and my morning routine goes smoothly.

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  4. Heidi Anderson at |

    On day 2 of this cleanse. Can we have green tea? Do you recommend 2 or 3 days?

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  5. Daisy at |

    Hi!

    I started this apple juice cleanse yesterday but I left my good quality water at home and I was stuck at work I drank 1 gallon of unfiltered apple juice and again today I left the water but also drank another gallon of water. Is this ok? I’m using the bathroom quite frequently and my bum is sore but it’s not getting clear not sure if its because I’m not drinking the water or I need to do it another day or so

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  6. alice at |

    Hi Elizabeth,

    I have suffered from chronic constipation – due to stress apparently – since I was 13 (26 now) and have been thinking about doing this for a while. However I am at the end of Day 3 and still have solid stools (at least I’m going!). I know it takes longer for some people, do you think I should stick it out? I have been to so many doctors who don’t help and would love for this to work… Thanks for you help and this great article.

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    Is this cleanse useful for cleaning of various organs after alot of chemotherapy?

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  9. Lillie at |

    Tried, but didn’t last long! After 6 hours I could barely stand the migraine I got and vomitting. I did have small bm’s. Is that normal? I was miserable. I really want to try again but am somewhat reluctant.

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    1. Marilyn at |

      I’ve heard it’s normal to feel awful and have headaches while cleansing, it’s from the toxins. I read somewhere else that a bath with epsom salts can help, and taking some activated charcoal should help, but make sure you keep things moving. Maybe try Christopher’s Lower Bowel Formula or something similar.

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    2. Marilyn at |

      I just remembered where I read that, the blog Abide With Me. The lady had the same symptoms and passed a stone. Yikes.

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  10. Daniel Rodrigues at |

    Hey everyone on my first day.
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    or should I drink my RO water that’s filtered with

    santevia filter which raises the ph to

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    Thank you

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    1. Daniel Rodrigues at |

      sorry and the RO contains virtually no minerals.

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  12. Jenai Burnside at |

    I had a colonoscopy this past monday…but before that I found your apple juice colon cleanse and tried it that friday afternoon when I got home from work and continued it on saturday…I only had to drink 5 glasses of the lax. the dr.prescribed to take…THANKS SO MUCH! I will use this when I do my next cleanse it was not as bad as I thought it would be….

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  14. Mark Ellison at |

    Never tried apple juice colon cleanse before, might give it a go!

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  15. Stacie at |

    Hi Elizabeth,

    I drank 16oz of prune juice last evening before bed and then officially started this cleanse this morning. I had the 16oz of prune juice (I drank it warm to aid in digestion) followed by the water, and I have been through 3 rounds of apple juice and water alternation and still haven’t managed to pass anything except a little stinky gas (I have been producing urine just fine). Do you have any advice for me to get things moving or do I just need to be patient? I have never done any sort of colon cleanse in the past. Thanks!

    Stacie

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  16. Ashley at |

    Can someone please answer my questions?! I started this this morning and it’s not working! Help please!

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  17. Ashley at |

    Also, I mixed the prune juice with a couple tbsp of cran/grape juice for taste.. is that okay?

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  18. Ashley at |

    Hi, I am starting this apple colon cleanse this morning and I have a few questions.
    1.) I am currently taking natural diet pills and prescribed depression pills,.. can I still take them while doing this cleanse?
    2.) I am always thirsty! Can I chew gum?!
    Am I able to drink water through out the day? If so, how much would you prefer?

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  20. Robin at |

    Would you recommend exercising while doing this cleanse?

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  22. treeoflifemama at |

    This cleanse can be done with many juices, though apple is preferred because of it’s amazing blood purifying properties. But, once your start with one juice, stay with it for the whole cleanse. I have done this cleanse with apple and carrot juices. Also, if you absolutely need some solid food, you can eat your fruit/vegetable – apple with apple juice, carrot with carrot juice, etc. You can use grape juice for this cleanse, but you have to be careful, I have yet to find a processed grape juice that was completely raw and free of additives. Also, you should take 1-3 Tbs. of olive oil three times daily (I really hate it so I mix it in with the last bit of my juice).
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  24. Aaron at |

    I just started the cleanse today. I’m hopeful. About 2 hours after starting with the prune juice and I’ve already had 3 bowel movements. (I usually go in the morning after breakfast so I’m not really counting the first one.) I want to know if more water than is required is ok though? I usually drink a gallon of water a day and I’m feeling a little underhydrated. Also, I’m adding a tablespoon or two of coconut oil rather than olive oil to an herbal liver & kidney detox tea by Yogi. I’ll let you know how things go. This is my first juice cleanse/fast.

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  26. Diane at |

    Today is my first day with the fast. However, my prune juice is not organic or unfiltered. Will the fast still be effective?

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  27. raira at |

    hi, how much dried prunes should i use to make the prune juice? and how much apples?? thx

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  29. Filomena Pinheiro at |

    Something must be very wrong with me because I am on my second day and am actually constipated. I had to take two senna pills last night. I did the prune juice and the apple juice and water every 30 minutes and have got lots of gas and bloating but that is about it. I am thinking of just going to the end of today and then stopping. I have IBS and chronic gastritis and also, a slow functioning gallbladder. Could all this be my problem?

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  30. Amanda at |

    I tried thos cleanse and loved it. My stomach felt great. I have chronic constipation. unfortunately I only made ot thru 1 day because my rear end was so sore I couldnt do it anymore. Dr. Christopher mentions other juices you use. I have some time off work coming up and am wanting to try again however I may try a different juice. If there is a suggestion that would be great.

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  31. Megab at |

    Hi-

    I’m considering doing this cleanse and am wondering if I were to do this starting tomorrow(tues) lets say.. I have work around 2-3pm next couple days. Would I be in the bathroom the whole time? Also if I did the 3 day.. could I eat sushi on monday?

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  32. Leah at |

    Elizabeth, I notice you didn’t answer the question asked by two different people in the comments above. I have the same question: will this fast cause the gross impacted material to leave the colon walls, or is it just a glorified laxative? In other words, would a colonic be necessary to get the truly gross stuff out? It’s an important consideration before I commit to trying the cleanse. Thanks in advance for your help.

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  33. JamieTC at |

    Hi,

    I’m just embarking on the version of this cleanse that involves 5 days fasting with apple juice/psyllium/bentonite clay mixtures five times a day. It sounds great, but I have a candida problem and the apple juice seems to be really exacerbating symptoms. Could you suggest a suitable substitute that is less sugary? Or is apple juice the only real option?

    Many thanks,

    Jamie

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  35. Laura T at |

    After reading a lot of the posts, I found a grocery store that had the right apple juice. Day 1 starts tomorrow. I am very nervous. i am 5’5″ and have always had a belly. I did carry twins full term but they are 7 now so that excuse is no longer vital. I am constantly constipated and just want to
    FEEL better. Will check in in the morning =)

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  36. Stacy at |

    I’m on day two of this cleanse and I haven’t had much going on. I had 2 little BM this morning but that is all and nothing on day one. How long does it take before I’m confined to my bathroom? I’m a little concerned I’m not pooing more. Is it normal?

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  37. Missy at |

    I haven’t been regular since I had my baby 4 months ago and would love to try this cleanse. Does this cleanse have any effects on the baby if I’m still nursing?

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  39. Jay at |

    I successfully completed this apple cleanse about a year ago. By the 2nd day, everything was clear and I felt great. However, I just completed a 3 1/2 day course of this same cleanse (used the same ingredients) and did not get the same results. What came out never turned clear after 3 1/2 days! I’d be in the bathroom frequently in the mornings but hardly at all in the afternoons. I even added lemon juice to help but to no avail. What’s wrong? Do I need to do a repeat?

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  40. Gayle at |

    Another great cleanse is from Blessed Herbs, which uses apple juice as a “mixer” with their “toxin absorber” powder……i’ve done this cleanse twice and it’s wonderful! You can do 5 days or 8, but 5 days brings amazing results. I’m a runner and yogini and while sweating as much as i do rids my body of junk, this colon cleanse is life changing. First couple of days are rough, like with any cleanse, but give it a try!! Minimum 5lbs weight loss and getting rid of colonic plaque and old “rubble” is just terrific!

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  41. Georgia at |

    This is my 2nd day on the cleanse. I am not hungry at all, but I’m not having any bowel movements either. Has anyone else experienced this? I am wondering if I need to do it for an additional day or take something else to aid things along.

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  43. Jude Violette at |

    I just started my cleanse today. I just downed the prune juice, I could not find unfiltered, but did find unsweeten and organic. As far as the apple juice, I did find unfiltered, so I am good to go. I have felt terrible for about a year. My Doctor says its stress. So wish me luck. I will keep you posted as it also helps me too.

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    Drink it after meals 3 x a day result
    after 3 days urine comes out and no swelling of the feet dialysis was reduced to once a month and laxative fruits such as papya and one tsbpn virgine coconut oil as laxative

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  53. Honor Illini at |

    I completed day three with no aches, no discomfort whatsoever, and a bit of an appetite. I munched on a cauliflower with a little homemade tahini just to curb the appetite.

    My belly was so full and round each night, but in the mornings flat as a board. I ended up losing 5 pounds, mostly due to toxin expulsion and the water molecules that cling to toxins to protect us.

    I modified a bit on the third day, and instead of taking apple juice I made vegetable juices (cabbage, celery, cucumber, garlic, ginger and lime).

    This fast was a great experience, even better than the spiritual water fasts I have completed in the past. It is a soft and calming experience.

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  54. Honor Illini at |

    I am on day two of the three day colon cleanse. I am so grateful for this new beginning, this healing and rejuvenating cleanse! I bought seedless prunes (way more than I needed I think) and blended it with filtered water until creamy. I forget to soak them first, which should help to blend it. If you soak, remember to use filtered water and then add the soak water to the drink when blending. My blend comes out rather thick, which I don’t mind although prune juice is not a favorite of mine at all. On the second day, I actually took a spoon to the prune juice and ate it like yogurt to better ‘chew’ each mouthful. I bought two big bags of apples which seems to be about the right amount. It takes four apples in my LeLanne juicer to make 16 ounces. I take in a spoonful of extra virgin olive oil before each 16 ounce serving of apple juice, according to Dr. Christopher’s colon cleanse.

    After reading this post, I decided to break away from the regimen a bit, and added one lime and a bit of ginger to the juice. Superb.

    My symptoms have been slight headaches, and my boyfriend complained of a really noisy belly but I don’t so much think of the belly rumblings as a symptom. By the first evening, I was expelling so much I began to use Preparation H before and after a movement as I felt my rear a little irritated. No problems today with that. Today on day two I developed very oily skin on my face. And my mouth tastes somewhat sour. I am quite accustomed to a low-energy body during a fast, but I guess I should mention it. This should be a time of repose, with good books and certain internet sites to inspire and teach us.

    The challenge for me has been to take in the liquids at every half hour which has probably slowed down my progress. Also it is a challenge for me to chew the juice, but I am trying my best!

    The benefits are extraordinary, really. My mind is calm and peaceful. On day two, I am told I look very healthy, and I guess this is even despite my oily forehead. I think it helps to pray in this time and visualize your body healing itself, expelling toxins, releasing stones. While I am primarily doing this fast to bring my organism back into balance, I am doing it as that shift will bring my mind back into balance as well. And, my soul, which even just now, posting on this blog, is feeling balance and contentment.

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    Would it also help to put some raw organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar in the apple juice with the lemon juice?

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  65. Catwoman at |

    I’m substituting pear juice rather than drink prune juice. I picked it up at a health food store and it is organic. It says it is pasturized..is that okay?

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  66. Catwoman at |

    I am going to substitute pear juice in place of prune juice.. I picked it up at a health food store. It says the only ingredient is pear- but it says it is pasturized… Is that okay?
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  67. Denise Vierich at |

    I am on my second day of this and I am just mostly peeing. Also I have had a headache for both days. Any advise?

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  68. Catwoman at |

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  70. kissmet at |

    Thanks for the info! Just wanted to ask how long should you be alternating the apple juice and water for? I tend to stay up late so would I have to keep on doing it until I sleep? Also, literally every 30 minutes I have to be drinking something?

    Thanks in advance! Hoping to start over the weekend!

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  71. April H at |

    Started today. I am running organic apples through my juicer. It takes about 2 apples per 8oz glass. I am pretty sure I won’t drink apple juice again for a long time LOL. An easy way for me to remember is I am juicing on the hour and doing water at :30. I have a lot of digestive “issues” so I will continue to update. Wish me luck!

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  72. Brittney day at |

    I’m buying all the stuff today!
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  73. Paul at |

    Does drinking unfiltered apple juice daily help with keeping the buildup from returning after a cleanse?

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  74. VV at |

    I just did a three week detox (CLEAN by alejandro junger). Is it okay if I do this colon cleanse two weeks after the detox? Is it too quick for another cleansing of my system? (I constipated during the detox). And I bought Mornin Glory’s organic prune juice – a water extract of dried prunes. Is this considered unfiltered juice? What does unfiltered mean (does it mean with the fibre in it?) Sorry for the overload of Qs! And thanks in advance!

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  75. FitPhatty at |

    This is a 3 day cleanse from Dr. John R. Christopher. Please google him in order to do this properly. He has step by step instructions & if it isn’t written, then it is NOT apart of the cleanse. This cleanse is then followed by a dietary change in which you avoid all mucus causing food. You may also google mucusless diet as Dr. Christopher has this cleanse & diet published in his book.

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  78. hravinder at |

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  80. eddie jay at |

    this is the first time that i have heard about a apple juice cleanse . Very informative post .. the fact that in 3days i could possibly lose up to 20 lbs sounds promising .. Plus it’s faster then the lemonade detox that i heard about .. great post

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  85. Nola at |

    Is the lemon juice added to each glass of apple juice or just the first glass?

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  87. Megan at |

    I am anemic as well and am wondering if it’d be ok to continue my dietary supplement capsules while doing the cleanse? Also, is there anything to substitute for the prune juice!!? haha.

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  88. Yvette Johnson at |

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Just wanted to ask one more question…..you say that you should run clear on the last day is that through the bowel as well. I mean it should just be clear with no substance to it? Also how much weight do people normally loose. I am not overweight could lose about 10 lbs or so which wouldn’t hurt. I wear a size 10 in womens. Just wondering. Thank you

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  89. CeeCee at |

    Great Post. I really appreciate your opinions on this subject, especially letting others know the importance of keep the colon clean for optimal health.

    I like to add lemon to my prune juice or apple juice because it leaves a better taste in my mouth, not a sweet taste which makes me crave sweets.

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  91. Elizabeth Yarnell at |

    Yvette- I have never done a grape juice cleanse, but if it has worked for you that’s great.

    It is possible to do too many cleanses in too short of a time period, so I would always err on the side of caution. If you need to do a colon cleanse more frequently than once a year I would consider changing your diet and visiting a colon hydrotherapist.

    Sasha- I find the best results with cloudy apple juice.

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  92. Yvette at |

    Also I meant to ask you how often should a person go through a colon cleanse?

    Thanks,
    Yvette

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  93. Yvette Johnson at |

    Hi Elizabeth,

    My Mom and I used to do this and it really works….however we have done it with Grape juice as well. Is apple juice better? We are anemic and so the grape juice has the iron in it so it helps.

    Thanks,
    Yvette

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  94. Sasha at |

    My husband bought me Kirkland Signature Fresh Pressed Not from Concentrate Apple Juice Pastureized. It is 100% Apple Juice, no other ingredients. Will that work???
    Thanks!

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    1. Abee at |

      No, unfortunately it will not work. The apple juice has to be unfiltered apple juice. Your local health food store should have large gallon glass jars of apple juice. There should be matter settled in the bottom that you have to shake up before you drink it. If it doesn’t, you have the wrong stuff my dear. It makes a huge difference, your body needs those nutrients. Costco doesn’t sell it. Like I said your local health food store will carry it. You will drink about a gallon or more a day, so buy 3. Or consider getting a juicer, and jucing your own. :)

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  95. Latasha B at |

    After researching several types of cleanses I’ve decided to try this one. I like the all natural approach and its seems simple and effective. I will be doing on my days off, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

    I will post beginning and end results, with a daily update each day. I’m aware individual results may vary, I just thought some people might like to hear about others progress. Especially if they are on the fence about whether or not to try it.

    See you all in a few days.

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  96. b at |

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting these instructions! I would like to do a colon cleanse but have suffered with candida. The Master Cleanse was great, but really exasperated my condition due to all the maple syrup. This one sounds really sugary too – do you have any suggestions? I really appreciate your help! Best Wishes~

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  97. Katie M at |

    These are great instructions on this cleanse! I’ve always wanted to try, but I was concerned because I have a sensitive stomach [though I'm sure this cleanse will help that]. Should I just do the cleanse for 2 days at first, and then work up to 4? Maybe also taking extra days to build up to solids? What are your thoughts? Thanks!

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  98. Lindsey at |

    I have the same question as Jen. will I “see” the nasty results, like the buildup of mucoid plaque?

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  99. Elizabeth Yarnell at |

    If you’re going to fresh-squeeze, I wouldn’t think the type of apple would make any difference. I would choose one you like.

    I’ve never heard anything about eating the skins for this cleanse, though my gut tells me that it would be fine, if you wanted to. Extra fiber.

    As for continuing on prune juice after the cleanse: I can’t think of any reason not to. You should feel free to eat/drink prunes at any time in your life as they only contain good stuff that your body can use. We keep prunes around to snack on at our house.

    Sometimes after a bowel purge from any cause the bowels will feel sluggish afterward. Usually this works itself out in a few days. Prunes will help!

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  100. AppleJuicez360 at |

    Several days after breaking the fast; I seem to be constipated and sluggish. I have done this several times and it seems to be the same case always. I did drink a lot of water and slowly added vegetables and fruits in. I am thinking it might, because i went off the prune juice too quickly and should have continued using it after the fast, but it smaller amounts. Any thoughts and solutions? Thanks

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  101. Sophia at |

    I am going to freshly squeeze the apples. Do I keep the skin? About how many apples do I need per day? Gala, Granny or any type?
    Thank you in advance.

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  102. Apple Juice Recipes at |

    Thanks for that sounds like great advice and an easy implementable colon cleansing method.

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  103. KATie at |

    yesterday it took a while to pass junk. I was at work in bathroom around 3pm and stomach hurt all of a sudden I felt like my body got hit I was like this feels like the flu i didn’t know if I wanted to puke or go to bathroom. Felt like there was a rubber band around me turned really white!! My co workers making fun of me. I was like if I have to I will eat a cracker if this doesn’t pass. So i waited relaxed and drank more apple juice and it got better. Today on my third day drinkin prune juice weigh 128lbs and looking forward to raw food tommorow but I really ok about no food. Just looking forward to reward of solid food not juice..=)

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  104. KATie at |

    i have a little bit of headache and felt kinda Quessy. Past alot yesterday and had prune juice and apple juice and water had reg movment but waiting for second day release.I feel good about yesterday but tired today.I started at weight 133lbs 5’2 height hoping to feel healthier.

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  105. KATie at |

    Hey I drank prune juice and workin on apple juice really not bad just first moning!!!

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  106. KATie at |

    It is november 30,2009. I will be starting cleanse tommorow.I will let you know how it is going…

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  107. Jen at |

    I am looking for a colon cleanse, and considered getting a tea. I would be willing to give this a try, since I juice anyway. Really what I am looking for (at the risk of sounding disgusting) is to see the nasty stuff that they show you on the colon cleanse commercials. I have never colon cleansed before, so i’m sure that after 30 years of eating crap, that I have some buildup. Will I “see” the results in that way?

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  108. Elizabeth Yarnell at |

    Hi Ca- I have no idea if you will accomplish the same effects from simply eating apples rather than drinking the juice. It’s an interesting idea. It might be worth looking into how many apples are squeezed to make 1 cup of juice… Please let us know if you try it!

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  109. ca at |

    I have tried this and gotten wonderful results. I’m going to do this again, but I’m wondering if i can substitute drinking organic apple juice with eating organic golden delicious apple? Will i be getting the same amounts of bowels movements like my first cleanse? Thank you

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  110. Nuala at |

    Yes the bloating is very normal. On day one I was extremely bloated and very tired! It wiped me out. I did 4 days in total and after the second day started feeling much better. By the end of day 4 I had lost 8.5lbs and felt fantastic. I plan on doing this diet once a month now. I was never hungry on this diet, and totally recommend it.

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  111. Karen Dismukes at |

    I am doing the apple juice and prune juice colon cleanse and am having really awful side effects. Is it normal to have acid indigestion and continual burping? And I’m very bloated. It’s only day one, but I feel just awful. Will this ease up?

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  112. Nuala at |

    I’m on my 4th day of the cleanse. Only plan on doing it for 4 days. I have to say that I have not felt hungry once. Started on a Monday morning. Drinking the prune juice is hard as it is gross but I just suck it up. Mind u I don’t drink 16oz, probably around 8oz. After the first day I felt extremely bloated and very tired. Day two was much better. By day 3 I even managed to squeeze in a spin class. Today is my last day and so far so good. I feel great and thin!!! Plan on weighing myself tomorrow to see how much I’ve lost. On day 3 I was down 3.5lbs and I feel like I have lost more. This is my first cleanse and I’m surprised I stuck with it. I totally recommend this. I just used jars of organic unfiltered apple juice from the store.

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  113. chelsea at |

    I feel kinda gross. is that normal?

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  114. Emily at |

    I am not new to detoxing and do so already in other ways, one being apple cider vinegar. I take medications which is the main reason I want to concentrate detoxing my colon better. How can I use this colon detox maybe modified and still take my medications especially since they specify to take with food?

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  115. maddie at |

    how about instead of prune juice, try smooth move tea? just a suggestion (:

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  116. Elizabeth Yarnell at |

    Helen- Try to drink the cleanest water possible is the best advice I can give you. Here’s where I talk more about quality drinking water:
    http://elizabethyarnell.com/effortlesseating/2008/12/why-drink-water-lose-weight-save-money-save-the-planet/

    As for those of you asking about adding psyllium or flax seeds (for fiber) & bentonite clay (binds toxins for better elimination), these can help a colon cleanse for sure, though I’ve never used them myself. Look here for more info about using them as part of a colon cleanse:
    http://www.healingdaily.com/colon-kidney-detoxification.htm

    As for the “Master Cleanse,” just be careful when doing it and be sure to stop if you experience swelling in your feet and legs. The Master Cleanse is not the same as a colon cleanse.

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  117. Helen at |

    what kind a drinking water should i drink for this cleanse.can i buy the unfiltered apple juice at any stores?

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  118. Samantha Dunkin at |

    I tried a bunch of the colon cleansing products and had the best luck with The Master Cleanse . I lost 15 pounds and felt amazing afterward.

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  119. Anastasia at |

    How much apple juice should I buy for the whole process?

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  120. Angela at |

    I have a similar diet, only you drink 5 glasses of the unfiltered apple juice a day and water. Yet it tells you to add psyllium & benetonite. They are to help pass the impacted matter along the colon walls. Will your cleanse do the same thing?

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  121. Elizabeth Yarnell at |

    Lisa- If what you’re expelling is clear, then I would think you’re done! Sounds like you’re squeaky clean. :) Be careful as you start eating solid food again…

    Thanks for reading!!

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  122. Lisa at |

    I am at the end of day two of this cleanse. The “stuff” coming out at the of day one was already coming out clear. Do I need to continue through day three? Is there more “stuff” in my colon that I can expect to expel?

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  123. Dan at |

    Should I add 1 tbs of olive oil and one tsp of apple cider vinegar each day?

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  124. Doug at |

    I’ve been wanting to do something like this for awhile, try to help my body out alittle bit. I’ve read in another site about a very similar cleanse but they added 8oz of extra-virgin olive oil on the last night on the cleanse. Then in the morning watch out! This is suppose to really clean up.

    What you think Elizabeth?

    Thanks so much for this information:)

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  125. Chris at |

    I am going to try this cleanse fri, sat and sun like you suggested…however the only apple juice that I could find was organic apple juice, and the water is filtered, is that okay?

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  126. Tiffany at |

    Is it normal for your butt area to burn? I’ve been doing it since this morning (roughly 5 hours now) I did the prune juice as well as the apple juice.

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  127. Greg at |

    Thanks for info.

    As a guy, I think this is amazingly useful info.

    You recommend two days versus the oft published three? Or eight? Or God forbid, 40?

    I have also read that we’ll need to “clean out the blood” in our system from our juice fast. Do you recommend a laxative?

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  128. Deena at |

    is Prune juice necessary? I really dislike it and do not desire to drink it. is there a substitute?

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  129. Marie at |

    Is there any benefit to adding Psyllium and/or Bentonite to the apple juice clease? If so, please recommend amount and number of times.

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  130. Total Cleanse at |

    thanks for the informative post

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  131. Stephanie at |

    I am doing the cleanse and it is definitely working, but I would recommend doing it on your day off…not while you are working!

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  132. Emily at |

    Okay, so I am just saying that I feel silly chewing my juice, but I am doing it. I feel good even just that I decided to do it! Thanks Elizabeth!

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  133. Colon Leaf at |

    awesome post

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  134. Bethany at |

    what kind of apple juice did you get for this cleanse?

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    1. John Rimel at |

      What kind of apples do you recommend ?

      I have a quality juicer.

      When you say unfilered does that mean to
      add back the apple pulp to the juice?

      Thank you,

      John Rimel

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      1. drew peacock at |

        I have heard that this.works.well but you go too far away from a bathroom

        Montgomery is.awesome

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