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Sea Salt Flush

A Natural Way to Clear Out the Digestive System

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A salt water flush, also known as a salt water flush, is a method of emptying the intestinal tract by drinking a large quantity of water and sea salt. In other words, it is a colon cleanse that can be done at home. A salt water flush is part of the The Master Cleanse, but some people also claim to experience benefits from doing a salt water flush on its own.

There are a number of different recipes to make a salt water flush. The Master Cleanse recommends using two teaspoons of non-iodized sea salt and one liter of water. Some say that one teaspoon is sufficient, while others recommend using 1 tablespoon of salt and two liters of water. The solution is then throughly mixed and drunk in one sitting, as quickly as possible. Some recommend doing the salt water flush at night, but no matter the time of day you chose to do a salt water flush, you should stay near a toilet. You will have three to seven bowl movements over the course of several hours after finishing the salt water.

Opinions also vary about how frequently a salt water flush should be done at for how long. Most agree that it should not be done everyday for more than a week.

Some of claimed benefits of doing a salt water flush include ridding the body of toxins, improved complexion, higher levels of energy, improved metabolism, less frequent migraines, weight loss, less pungent sweat and improved digestion. None of these claims have been proven scientifically.

PRO
  • Only requires salt and water
  • Doesn't involve any chemicals
CON
  • Makes exaggerated health claims
  • Causes uncomfortable bowl movements
  • It is physically difficult to drink large such a large quantity of water in one sitting
  • No science to support that colon cleanses can actually flush toxins out of the body
  • May lead to side effects such as nausea, vomiting or cramps
DIET and NUTRITION

If you are doing a salt water flush as part of The Master Cleanse, you will already be on a liquid diet. If you are doing the salt flush on its own, it's recommended that you avoid anything rich or heavy, in addition to spicy foods, fried food and alcohol.

EXERCISE

There are no particular recommendations regarding exercise while doing a salt water cleanse.

CONCLUSION

There is no scientific or medical evidence that your body needs a cleanse. Your body already has a natural system for the removal of toxins. Any weight loss that may occur as a result of a sea salt flush is likely to be temporary. If you suffer from constipation or other digestive problems, we recommend that you consult a doctor.

Common Misspellings

saltwater cleanse, salt cleanse, seawater cleanse, sea flush


Related Diets: Master Cleanse Diet, Colo Cleanse Max, Colon SMART, Lemonade Diet


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Bill

Will the lemonade diet cause you to be sick? If the lemonade diet is to improve overall health, skin, hair ect, will you being sick not damage health?

posted Jul 15th, 2012 10:55 pm



   
 

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