Interest in the Master Cleanse Diet has been soaring lately, and this interest has also popularized the Salt Water Flush, which is recommended to coincide with the Master Cleanse. However, the Salt Water Flush may also be performed on its own. For reasons you’ll soon find out, it is the most effective colon and intestinal cleanser and it requires no expensive or invasive procedures.
The Salt Water Flush is an ancient Ayurveda intestinal and whole body cleanse. It purifies the digestive system from top to bottom and leeches impurities from the organs. The two aims of any cleanse are to mobilize the waste and then eliminate it. The Salt Water Flush is mainly eliminative, so it is safe to perform on its own to rid yourself of toxins, or in combination with other cleansing procedures. While laxatives and enemas only clean out the colon, which is a relatively small part of the digestive system, the Salt Water Flush cleans the entire digestive system. It also does not promote dependence as do expensive store-bought remedies. The Salt Water Flush is often used to treat colds, high blood pressure, digestive problems, and fever. Many people report increased energy and appetite after several mornings, along with fresher breath, better sleep, cleaner skin, and improved digestion.
After reading the long list of benefits you’re probably wondering how to get started, so let’s get into the details right now. Following the instructions we’ll list some exercises that help speed up the transit time of the salt water, and then some important tips so you don’t feel left “out at sea.” The Salt Water Flush is performed by warming up one quart of water, only enough to make it lukewarm, not boiling. Add two teaspoons of sea salt (not table salt), and include juice from a lime or lemon to improve taste. Drink the entire amount in one sitting, do this at sunrise every day for seven days. Make sure to sip the drink rather than gulping it.
Within 30-45 minutes of drinking the saline solution, you will feel the need to have a bowel movement. Depending on your diet, and how many times you have performed the flush, you may feel bloated and the elimination may not come within the specified time frame. Fortunately, there are some simple exercises to speed up the process. The first recommended exercise is the Kogasana or Crow pose. Simply squat down with your back propped against a wall while you sip water. Another exercise is to rub your stomach both clockwise and counter clockwise. Thirdly, you may try spreading your feet apart and spinning your body from left to right (this is a great stretch for the lower back and abdomen). Lastly, the traditional Cobra position is also great for stimulating the intestines.
You are almost set to begin your first Salt Water Flush, but don’t begin before you read these tips:
- The Salt Water Flush is useful before beginning a new naturopathic program, such as a new dietary or vitamin regimen. It allows you to start with a clean state and observe the unadulterated benefits of the new program.
- Speak with a physician first if you have ulcers, appendicitis, tuberculosis, or cancer.
- Celtic Sea Salt is reported to make the taste more tolerable.
- Using a straw may help with the taste of the drink.
- A flush will not work properly if performed too soon after your last meal. Wait at least eight hours.
- Plan to be near the toilet for two hours after you drink the solution.
- Headaches are a frequent detoxification symptom. They usually disappear by day four.
Now you’re prepared to perform an ancient and trusted internal cleansing program which beautifully complements the Master Cleanse Diet, and which is equally effective on its own. Enjoy your journey towards radiant health!