Salt Water Flush to Cleanse Your Colon

“Death begins in the colon”. This is one of the most popular sayings in Naturopathic Medicine.That’s because everything we consume makes the very cells that allow our bodies to function. Plus, the health of our digestive system is directly related to the functioning of our body.

Salt water flush is a great way to keep your colon clean and healthy. Here, we’re not only looking to eliminate the harmful foods, we’re also removing all the toxic wastes, including gas from the small intestine. Besides, it’s simple, extremely affordable and doable for the average person.

How does it work?

This is the process of drinking salt solution first thing in the morning. Add 1 tablespoon of pure unheated sea salt to a quart of water. Try to drink the entire solution within 15 to 20 minutes. But if you are super sensitive, you can add more water and try to get it down within 30 minutes.  Most people eliminate several times within 30 minutes to 2 hours of drinking the solution.

You know that your GI tract is completely cleansed if your last bowel movement is mainly clear fluid. However, some people may not have a complete GI flush during their first try and may require a few salt flushes to accomplish this.

Since you’ll be ingesting large amount of salt, be sure to use good quality Himalayan salt or natural sea salt. We highly recommend using Premier Pink salt.

How often do I need to flush?

You may do as little as once a week, but it would be best if you can do it 3 to 5 times a week until the bowel movement becomes clear. The idea is to do it enough to promote rapid clearance of the GI tract and restore proper bowel function. This is especially recommended if you have severe bowel deficiencies or have history of constipation.

If water is the only thing being excreted from the bowels, this means that you are done flushing. Once you have achieved this, continue a maintenance flush once a week.

Tips for a successful flush

Diet

While the salt flush works without the need to change your diet, it would be a good idea to give your body and GI tract some love. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Also, avoid processed foods and artificial sweeteners.

Stay hydrated

Since you’ll be eliminating several times, make sure to drink lots of water throughout the day. Also, steer clear from sodas, coffees, alcohol, energy drinks or any sweetened drink.

20 Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water We tend to reach for those warm beverages in the morning like coffee and tea, but try starting your day with some warm lemon water first to kick-start digestion. The water doesn’t always have to be warm, but it should be purified. Simply use half a fresh lemon per large glass of water or to taste and sip throughout the day. Providing more than just hydration, fresh lemon juice and water can deliver surprising benefits. Lemon is a natural energizer; it hydrates and oxygenates the body so it feels revitalized and refreshed!

Here are 5 health benefits of drinking lemon water that elevate drinking it for reasons beyond just taste:

Support immune function: Lemons are high in antioxidant vitamin C, known for its supportive role in healthy immune function1,2 which may reduce the risk of respiratory infection3. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) found in lemons demonstrates anti-inflammatory effects, and is used as complementary support for asthma and other respiratory symptoms4,5. Lemons also contain saponins6, which show antimicrobial properties that may help keep cold and flu at bay. Last but not least, ascorbic acid enhances iron absorption in the body; iron plays an important role in immune function7.

Alkalize the body: Although the tartness of a lemon may make them seem acidic, lemons are actually one of the most alkalizing foods for the body. Lemons contain both citric and ascorbic acid, weak acids easily metabolized from the body allowing the mineral content of lemons to help alkalize the blood.

Aid digestion: Citrus flavonols8 are believed responsible for lemon’s traditional use as a digestive tonic. Believed to stimulate and purify the liver, lemon juice is traditionally understood to support digestive hydrochloric acid in the stomach further aiding digestion. Vitamin C status has been associated with reduced risk of peptic ulcers caused by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori9.

Clear skin: Vitamin C and other antioxidants in lemons combat free radical damage. Free radical damage — especially as caused by UV exposure and environmental toxins — is responsible for many symptoms of aging. Antioxidant intake can help offset this damage, minimizing wrinkles. Further, lemon juice can be applied topically to scars and age spots to help reduce their appearance. Traditionally used as a liver stimulant, lemon water is also believed to help purge toxins from the blood, helping to keep skin clear of blemishes.

Promote healing: Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), found in abundance in lemons, promotes wound healing, and is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of healthy bones, connective tissue, and cartilage10. As noted previously, vitamin C also displays anti-inflammatory properties. Combined, vitamin C is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of good health and recovery from stress and injury.