When it comes to health related topics there are few as controversial as colon cleansing and bowel washing. The general consensus is that these actions are good for an individual if they are performed on a regular but infrequent basis. However, there are some who claim this process should be performed often. These claims are usually made by people selling the latest colon blasting super cleanse product. A self-performed enema or a colonic can be time consuming and expensive. There is an alternative option that everyone can afford, however. This alternative is known as the salt water flush. The Salt water flush is one of the best way to rid your body of built up toxins and that extra weight, thus providing some weight loss effects. The salt water flush is part of the entire master cleanse recipe along with the lemonade diet.
How To Do A Salt Water Flush
A salt water flush is a simple procedure that requires the individual to utilize sea salt and water. The process is very simple and has a powerful effect. When beginning the process the individual will need to heat up a pan of clean filtered water. Two teaspoons of sea salt will then be added to the water. A few taste tests may be required to make certain that the water has a very salty flavor. Do not let the water boil as this will render the solution too hot to drink.
Once the mixture is heated to a reasonable level wherein it is hot but not dangerously so, the mixture should be poured into a glass and drunk quickly. After the water is consumed there are a two things the individual can do to speed up the process of cleansing. They can crouch down and massage their abdomen to help break up clumped fecal matter or they can perform vigorous abdominal exercise. Neither of these are necessary, but they do not hurt the process and may speed it up to a certain extent.
Depending on the individual's unique body structure, how much salt was in the water, and other issues within the bowels themselves the process should take between fifteen minutes and two hours. At this point the salt water flush will cause the individual to undergo intense diarrhea. If this does not occur by the two hour mark then the solution will require more salt next time.
Salt Water Flush Recipe
- 2 Tea spoons of Natural Sea Salt - Non- Iodized only!
- 32oz. (1-quart) of room temperature or lukewarm water
Mix the 2 ingredients together and just drink it down. The first bowel movement will soon follow within the hour. Watch the videos below on the preparation and consumption fo the mix.
Can I Use Alternative Salts Such As Epsom?
The general answer to this question is no. Neither iodized table salt or Epsom salt should be used in this manner. Epsom salt, especially, is inappropriate for the salt water flush. Non-iodized sea salt flushes material out of the digestive system. Epsom salt will draw water into the intestines. Iodized tablet salt and Epsom salt can cause serious dehydration and cause issues with the body's electrolyte balance. Only use unrefined non-iodized sea salt for the flushing process.
Is The Salt Water Flush Painful?
The answer to this question will be different for each person who undertakes the process. hospitals used to use this process to induce vomiting. This means that it is quite possible that some individuals will vomit after drinking the solution. This reaction can be overcome in time. Drinking a full quart of salt water can be difficult for many people.
The process is a gravity assisted cleansing concept that expels all over the water from the body after a very short time. The heavy amount of water and salt is necessary to make this happen. It is often uncomfortable but the end result is achieved quickly in most cases.
Does The Salt Water Flush Replace Colon Cleansing?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is no. The salt water flush process will greatly reduce the level of toxins and built up fecal matter in the digestive system. However, it will not remove all of the toxins which have built up. a proper colon cleanse should be performed in tandem with the salt water flush. This provides for the maximum removal of built up toxins.
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Salt Water Flush Videos
The Salt water flush is becoming so popular that there are hundreds of videos from around the world on the flush. Here are some that we found.