Everyone wants to lose weight and they want to lose it fast. This is why countless diet programs were developed with the promise of getting significant weight off in a matter of weeks. One of the most popular and effective yet controversial diet plans is the Master Cleanse detox diet. Developed by Stanley Burroughs in the 1950’s, it has rose prominence through the endorsement of high profile celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce Knowles who dropped twenty pounds for a movie role in a matter of days. This seemingly great solution for instant weight loss has alarmed many nutritionists and experts who believe that this is an unhealthy way to lose weight.