View Full Version : MissLinda & others: Qs about saltwater flush
11-07-2006, 12:54 AM
I am interested in incorporating a saltwater flush into a cleanse I am going to be doing, and I have a few questions for people with experience doing them. I know MissLinda is the expert!
I've come across main recipes, and a few other variations. One is two teaspoons of salt in one quart of water, the other one tablespoon in one quart of water. I know that in order for the flush to be effective, it needs to be true, saturated salt water, so I am wonder if two teaspoons is enough to make the water fully saturated? And if it is, why does the ayurvedic recipe call for one full tablespoon?
One other thing, in the ayurvedic articles, they mention you can add lemon for taste, but also add "if necessary." Does adding lemon make the solution less effective? Is it better to just leave the lemon out?
11-07-2006, 10:12 AM
Hi pdx kris...
Here is a link to a forum discussing the salt water flush:
11-07-2006, 03:06 PM
Thank you star! :) Lots of good info there, covering many of the things I am wondering about!
11-08-2006, 08:54 PM
I did a saltwater flush a few days ago. I too found different recipes but I read that 2 teaspoons of sea salt and 1 quart of water is the right combination. The mixture has the same specific gravity as blood and tears. The body absorbs neither the salt or the water, it just passes it through (you may have known this already)
I mixed up some warm distilled water and sea salt. It is recommended to drink it slower rather than faster, I took about 30 minutes. I drank it through a straw because each sip just reminded me of getting hit in the face with waves at the beach. After about 45 minutes, my trips to the bathroom were a bit like niagara falls. Fun huh? It really wasn't that bad because I knew that it worked and I was getting all that salt water out, and I felt much lighter and cleaner. I drank it at 7 in the morning, and by 9:30 or so the trips to the bathroom were over and I drank homemade juice the rest of the day.
Totally try it! It's great, I was energized the whole day!
11-08-2006, 10:56 PM
oh gosh, not an (((( expert ))))) :eek: but I will be happy to share my own personal view and experience....
Saltwater recipe ( if any, the organic hand haverested sea salt is ideal) does vary from person to person. The master cleanser program mentions that you will have to modify the flush to you body's response. Some wil need more and some will need less. The last time I used the flush over a year ago, I found my body getting weaker and weaker and it took over THREE TABLESPOONS to get any result. That's pretty scary if you ask me.
I personally find the saltwater flush to be [draining] and harsh--from a digestive perspective. I opt for alternatives such as warm lemon water enemas and occassional use of powder magnesium added to it. I may substitute with warming invigorating herbs like ginger,red clover to move the "stagnancy" that takes place during fasting b/c of toxin overload.
I never mentally liked the flush but did try it to see how my body handled it. Salt over all is not cozy with me at least in terms of "supplementing." Then again, I'm not a huge fan of the Master Cleanser Lemon program either. I think it is more than okay to modify the program to your body's response.
For example, my stomach does not handle the chronic intake of lemon juice and cayenne. I may do apple juice the first week and switch to MC for a few days and go back to something else.
Lastly, I don't think a flush is neccesary everday. I did my elimination every 7 days. Sometimes less, depending on how I felt etc.
I hope that you will find joy in fasting and getting to know your body as it changes. Have a well prepared plan for POST FASTING--I would say the MOST important stage of fasting.
Best to you! ;)
11-08-2006, 11:41 PM
Thank you for the responses!
I am actually not going to be fasting; I'm not ready to undertake another fast at this time. :) I did get amazing benefits from my previous fast, and Miss Linda, you are correct - it seems what I ate after the fast was incredibly important! On my fast, I did veg/lemon juices for a week and then a water fast for two weeks. What amazed me was that when I started eating, what I really CRAVED was fruit. The problem I had was wanting to eat too much fruit at each sitting the first few days after my hunger was awakened at the end of the fast. :eek:
I am going to just do an apple cleanse for a week, and was planning to incorporate a saltwater flush for three days in the middle of it, so hopefully I won't build up a tolerance and require 3 tbsps in that period of time! I'll do the 2 tsps in one quart of warm water as advised, and am pleased to know that a straw makes it go down more easily!
Thank you Star, Sparkle, and Miss Linda for your guidance and sharing your experiences!
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