Modern life is filled with toxins that our bodies struggle to eliminate. Key to this process is a healthy colon. What most people don’t know: A salt water flush is a superior and less expensive way to detox your colon than a colonic irrigation procedure.
A popular adage maintains: “Death begins in the colon.” This medical maxim is more than a mere generalization. When toxins build up in the colon due to insufficient and infrequent elimination, poisons breed, leading to complications, disease and eventually death.
A shocking 85 percent of Americans battle poor digestion and inadequate elimination. And food can putrefy and rot in the body when not properly digested and eliminated. The process is similar to the way unrefrigerated meat rots and turns sour because of bacterial action on animal proteins.
Parasites dwell in the colon, intestines and other organs, feeding off tissues and producing undesirable wastes. When your body transports parasitic wastes and byproducts of improperly digested food through the bloodstream, these substances wreak havoc on the body.
A long-term buildup of toxins hinders your body’s natural ability to get rid of poisons the accumulated effects of which could eventually kill you.
Colon cleansing optimizes digestion and ensures against toxic buildup. But professional colonic irrigations, also referred to as colonics or colon hydrotherapy, can be expensive and rely on the care of a medical practitioner.
But if you are looking for a natural, inexpensive detoxification program to either replace or to complement colonics, opt for the sea salt detox, a simple, at-home treatment that effectively and safely cleanses the colon and digestive system.
Salt water flushes are not only safer than traditional colonics and enemas but are also more effective. Colonics treat only the colon, but salt water flushes move through the entire digestive tract, without any harmful side effects.
Flushing with salt water
Salt water has many uses. It is a well-known treatment for a sore throat. You can soak in salt baths to help treat wounds and soothe sore muscles. In a similar manner, the salt in the salt water cleanse promotes the rejuvenating capabilities of the body by gently coaxing the body to repair itself.
Picture a sea salt detox as a therapeutic soak for your insides. As your body relaxes, toxins that have been trapped inside your digestive tract — much like the grime and oil that builds up in household pipes — are removed. A good washing cleans those pipes and your body so that fluids and solids move through with more ease and efficiency.
The salt water flush procedure
- 2 level teaspoons unrefined, non-iodized sea salt. Do not use iodized table salt or Epsom salt.
- 1 quart (32 oz) purified lukewarm water.
- Quart jar made of glass.
- Kettle for warming water. Do not microwave.
- Place 2 teaspoons of sea salt into a quart jar.
- Pour in warm water and stir.
- Drink the entire 32 ozs of salt water first thing in the morning, without food and as fast as possible. Most people find it easiest to drink the salt water with a straw.
- After drinking the salt water, lie on your right side for 30 minutes so the salt water reaches the lower right side of the stomach, which houses the opening to the small intestine.
- After 30 minutes, you are free to move about as you wish, though you should remain near the bathroom.
Traveling through the small intestines, the salt water flush triggers contractions that push the liquid through your digestive tract. You can further stimulate the passage of liquids through your abdomen by massaging the area.
While everyone reacts differently and at different speeds, you should feel the need to eliminate within one to two hours. You will need to use the bathroom more than once; intense and frequent diarrhea is common and is a sign that the cleanse is working as it moves through the digestive system.
Nausea and vomiting are also side effects. In fact, hospitals once used cleanses similar to the salt water flush to induce vomiting. Please note that the urge to vomit reduces with each use.
Since the salt water flush is moving through the digestive tract at such speed, eliminating, while brief, may be uncomfortable. The discomfort is temporary, while the lasting effects of the cleanse are impressive. Make sure you pass gas only over a toilet in case liquid emerges.
Tips on practicing the salt water flush
Herbal laxative teas are good supplements the night before a flush; they intensify the process. Massaging your stomach to help shake up waste matter is also beneficial, speeding up the process. Brisk abdominal exercises also help.
The salt water flush is a safe, natural alternative to expensive colon cleanses. Ridding your body of toxic buildup increases energy, aids digestion, encourages weight loss and promotes a stronger immune system.
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