Cleansing with Salt Water Flush
What is a salt water flush? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like. You drink a solution of salt and water, and it literally flushes out your digestive system.
Why is the Salt Water Flush an Important Part of Your Cleanse?
While fasting on the lemonade diet, your intestinal system is eliminating toxins and built-up waste is loosened. Without fiber, this lose toxins may not pass your system quickly without some help. The salt water flush helps this process by flushing out the loosened waste. The salt water flush should be done once a day in the morning during the cleansing period. The salt water flush should be done on an empty stomach, so it makes sense to do the salt water flush in the morning before your first serving of lemonade.
The use of enemas and colonics has increased in popularity in recent years. However, they can be harmful, limited to the colon (versus the entire digestive tract), and are not recommended as part of the cleanse. The salt water flush is a much safer and more effective method to cleanse out your entire digestive tract.
Let’s be honest, the salt water flush is disgusting. From the nasty taste as it’s going down your throat, to the nauseous feeling you get after drinking the mixture, to the ultimate result of “flushing” out your system, all aspects of this practice are gross. But boy is it effective!
Is the Salt Harmful?
Some are concerned that the amount of salt intake from the salt water flush will be too high and can cause water retention and the salt being absorbed into the blood stream. It is true that a diet too high in sodium can increase your risk of stroke and heart failure. High sodium levels can cause your body to hold onto excess fluids, which creates more work for your heart because more blood needs to be pumped.
However, the lemonade diet is a short- term cleanse, so it should not cause long term health issues related to a high sodium diet. Also, during the cleanse, you are not consuming any other sodium from food.
Moreover, according to The Master Cleanser, ” the mixture of salt and water has the same specific gravity as the blood, hence the kidneys cannot pick up the water and the blood cannot pick up the salt.”
The Salt Water Flush Recipe
• 2 tsps uniodized sea salt
• 32 oz of water
It’s easiest to put the salt into a bottle filled with the 32 oz of warm water and then shake to make sure the salt dissolves in the water.
It is important to use uniodized sea salt, and not iodized table salt because it will not work properly.
Also, you need to make sure that you get the recipe right (just like it’s important to follow the master cleanse directions). It’s possible that the wrong proportions may not result in the flush effect. If you find that you are not achieving the ‘flush’, you may need to adjust the amount of the salt to achieve the desired effect.
What to Expect
You need to allow plenty of time to complete the salt water flush process. Once you choke down the salt water mixture, you will feel quite full and maybe a bit nauseous. Within 30 minutes to 1 hour, you will feel grumbling in your digestive system. You need to stay close to the bathroom because you will need to eliminate all that salt water from your intestinal tract.
You will be amazed by what you are able to flush out. You will likely have 3 to 5 eliminations that may take approximately 1 hour to process through your system. But everyone is different and your ‘process’ may take a bit longer or shorter. The first couple of movements will be quite powerful. You will get a sense when your system is cleared out, especially after you’ve done this a couple of times and are more familiar with how your system reacts. Many people have had ‘accidents’ when they thought they were done but not really. That’s why we recommend you stay close to home until you can be confident you are truly done.
You will be surprised and grossed out by the solids you eliminate during your cleanse, especially after a couple of days into the cleanse when your digestive tract is supposedly empty. The salt water flush is really eliminating the waste that has built up over time.
Tricks to Getting the Salt Water Flush Down
I’ve never heard of anyone who actually enjoys doing the master cleanse salt water flush. In fact, some people simply cannot do it. In which case they should substitute the flush with a cup of herbal laxative tea. While it is definitely not my favorite thing to do, I do try to complete the salt water flush each morning during the cleanse to ensure I get the maximum benefit of my cleanse. Along the way, I’ve picked up a couple of tips that I find useful in making this flush more tolerable.
First, use warm water to make the salt water solution to make it easier to drink such large volume of liquid.
Second, separate the water into 2 portions. Mix a small serving of concentrated salt water solution with 8 ounces of water and the 2 teaspoons of uniodized sea salt. Alternate drinking the salt water solution and drinking the water until both are done.
Hopefully, these tips will make it a bit easier to swallow the salt water flush. If you are doing the lemonade cleanse, you want to make sure you maximize all the benefits of cleansing . Make sure you help the process by flushing out all the toxins and waste build up.