Salt has been used to cleanse germs from the body for centuries. Rubbing salt into a wound will prevent infection, although it will sting. The same idea is used for a salt water flush, which is a natural way to clean the intestinal tract. A saltwater flush is a safe and inexpensive alternative to enemas or colonics, and does a better job of cleansing the whole tract.
A saltwater flush work by moving through the body and breaking up fecal matter, which is then carried out of the body with the water. The salt and water don’t separate, and it has the same specific density as blood. The kidneys, therefore, can not collect the water, and the blood cannot collect the salt. The liquid will move through the body uninterrupted and clean toxins from the intestines as it moves through.
The night before performing a flush with saltwater, drink a cup or two of tea that has a laxative effect. This will help loosen everything up before the flush. Saltwater flushes should be done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. This should be scheduled for a day off of work, with no other plans. Staying home is advised, for your convenience.
It is easy to make the flush. First, heat one quart, or one liter, of water on the stove. It needs to be warm, not boiling. Second, add two teaspoons of sea salt to the water, and stir until dissolved. Don’t use processed table salt; you won’t get the same affect. Lemon or lime juice can be added for flavoring. Pour the water into a glass and drink it. It should taste very salty, and may be difficult to get down. The next step is to lay down on your right side for thirty minutes. This allows the saltwater to enter straight into your small intestine.
After performing a saltwater flush, your first bowel movement should be within two or three hours. Expect several more throughout the course of the day while your body rids itself of toxins. Some people may feel some discomfort or bloating before their first elimination. This is normal, as your body is working the saltwater through the intestine at this point. Stretches may help speed the process up by allowing the body to more easily break up any clumps in the digestive tract.
Saltwater flushes can be carried out daily for up to a week straight. After cleansing the intestinal tract, yogurt should be eaten to help repopulate the healthy bacteria in the intestines. These flushes are not necessary, but can be useful to help with constipation. Although occasional saltwater flushes aren’t dangerous, the body’s natural waste removal system generally works fine on its own.