“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
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.
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.