The Caustic Cocktail. Armor for your immune system, your gut, and all kinds of good shiznit! This my “go to” daily gulp and in no way is it meant as a ‘script for eating crappy, nor should it be used as a diet. Pay the man if you decide to fall for that nonsense. While lemons are acidic in their natural form, lemon water is alkaline-forming in the body. Drench your cells in alkalinity each morning with two cups of lukewarm, filtered water with ¼ fresh-squeezed lemon. Yes, there are fancy (and expensive) water ionizers out there, but you can also alkalize your water by simply adding lemon. This citrus-powered daily habit helps to cleanse your digestive system, ignite your metabolism, and neutralizes excess acids.


  • A 32oz cup
  • 1/3 – 1/2tsp of Pure organic Indian Turmeric
  • 2-3 manly shakes of Cayenne pepper
  • 3-4 oz of organic lemon juice OR freshly squeezed/juiced
  • 1tsp of Manuka Honey 16+ or Beechwood Honey or Laquat Honey (we use Wedderspoon) 
  • An easy pinch of black pepper to unleash the effective ingredients in turmeric, circumin (+ 2,000%).

Then fill of the entire cup with very warm water (got to be able to suck this sh** down) while stirring with fork. Consume immediately upon waking before you put anything else in your grill, including your toothbrush. Do this twice a day if you can.

This cocktail is off-the-charts for cleaning your GI-tract and ensuring the tubes are pH-balanced. Here is the skinny on the ingredients.

  • Turmeric: free radical scavenger, powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant, better to have too much than not enough due to quantity of Curcumin (active ingredient).
  • Cayenne: awesome thermoregulator for the body and a sledgehammer effect for your metabolism. boost immune system and improve circulation, and put a little dip in your hip.
  • Organic lemon juice: though acidic, and cayenne pepper, though super-spicy, actually help neutralize the body’s pH by making it more alkaline.
  • Manuka Honey: Manuka honey is made by bees that feed on the flowers of the manuka bush, also known as the tea tree, in New Zealand. In Australia, the tree used to make manuka honey is called the jellybush. The honey is distinctively flavoured, darker and richer than other honey and is one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world. In recent tests conducted at Sydney University’s School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, manuka honey killed every type of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.” 
  • Beechwood Honey: contains Oligosaccharides are known as prebiotics because they help promote the growth of friendly bacteria that help balance microflora in the human gastrointestinal tract, particularly after treatment with antibiotics.
  • Honey Loquat: great for the throat (muccus) and respiration, digestion, skin, a bit of taste and a crap ton of vitamins. You can use organic maple syrup in place of the honey L, but use .5-1.0 tsp for taste while not spiking your insulin.

Again, this cocktail is meant to balance pH in the G.I tract and enhance your immune system, not as a “cleanse and consume nothing for the next ten days” type of prescription. Common sense dictates!

By Rick Burrell

Rick Burrell is a multi-skilled professional and operational manager with over 28 yrs of combined military and federal service in the US Navy Seal Teams (BUD/s Class #173).

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