View Full Version : Salt water flush when not fasting?
10-17-2008, 08:19 AM
My stomach has been feeling bad for a couple of days. Is it possible to do a saltwater flush when not fasting to sorta clean everything outta there? Do you think it would work, and is it bad?
10-17-2008, 08:35 AM
You can do anything you want, it's just not something I recommend. My recommendation is to eat pure, fresh, organic raw food, especially greens to get things moving.
If you feel bad, do what other animals do... rest and let the toxins come out. Stay hydrated, don't DE-hydrate.
You know if you went to the ocean and drank the water there what would happen? It would make you throw up and dehydrate you.
Personally, I see no purpose in it. Unnatural for humans to drink salted water.
10-17-2008, 10:54 AM
i agree but yes... as long as you have a very very very light dinner the night before and no food in the morning... you CAN do one.
but i don't recommend it.
10-17-2008, 07:28 PM
I agree. I wouldn't use it as a regular maintenance thing to clean out your pipes. I don't know if this is what you were implying, but I do think it's okay to use the SWF if you feel really backed up and have tried everything else. Like in extreme circumstances.
I personally have used the SWF a couple of times post fasting when I practiced improper food combining. For example, ate too many fats, dates and other foods too soon or in combination with sweet fruits that literally just sat in my gut. The one thing about being Raw is you can tell the difference and you KNOW when stuff is just sitting in your colon and not moving. I was burping and gassy and generally feeling quite horrible for close to 3 days. After diligently juicing and eating digestion friendly foods I finally decided to flush. I drank some senna tea at night and had a SWF in the morning. Woo! Felt great and everything was flushed out. I mean I could feel the difference immediately and visually my stomach was flat and I didn't look like I was 4 months pregnant anymore. haha. After doing that I drank lots of water, coconut water and I drank green juices for a couple of days. Juices like straight cucumber & celery juice. I also loaded up on the probiotics and had some kombucha tea.
So no, please don't use it regularly. The reason you do not want to rely on it to move your bowels is because the SWF literally flushes the healthy flora and bacteria you absolutely need to digest your meals and food. Sort of defeats the purpose over time. But yes, it's safe if you're having an emergency situation. I know how that feels! :p :D
10-17-2008, 08:04 PM
Ditto on the above - SWF gets rid of all good stuff in your intestines- without that infection can happen. Also I would worry that my body would grow dependant on using the SWF to go.
When things are stopped up I increase my water intake, I drink more green drinks like smoothies and green juices. ;)
10-17-2008, 09:26 PM
But yes, it's safe if you're having an emergency situation.
What constitutes an "emergency situation"? Feeling bad for a couple of days? Prunes could take care of that; kale salad... much healthier methinks then drinking salt water, throwing oneself even more out of balance, then having to re-hydrate.
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