The Wonders of the Sea: Understanding the Salt Water Flush
Why Even Consider This Salty Affair?
And for a good reason: it promotes digestion, encourages waste movement, and yes, it’s an excellent detox agent.
But its star performance? Acting as a natural laxative. When constipation becomes a bothersome guest, this salty concoction can show it the door.
Making the Perfect Salty Concoction
- 1 to 2 teaspoons of genuine sea salt
- 1 liter of lukewarm filtered water
- A glass jar with a lid
- Warm the water (no boiling).
- Pour salt into the jar, add water and seal with a lid.
- Give it a good shake until the salt vanishes.
- Drink it swiftly. If you can, aim for less than 5 minutes.
- Lie on your side, gently massage your abdomen, then switch sides.
- Hold on for about half an hour if possible. After that, be ready to head to the bathroom.
How Often and When?
Consider this a sporadic treat. Daily rinses might sound tempting, but they could tip your body’s delicate electrolyte balance. A couple of times a week seems reasonable. And remember, morning on an empty stomach seems to be the sweet spot.
Salt Water Flush Side Effects
- Not For Everyone: Pregnant women, children, elderly individuals, and those with specific medical conditions such as kidney disease, heart problems, or high blood pressure should avoid this practice unless supervised by a medical professional.
- Quality of Salt: Ensure you use genuine sea salt. Iodized salt or common table salt does not have the same beneficial properties and can even be harmful in large amounts.
- Hydration: Because a salt water flush can lead to dehydration, it’s crucial to drink plenty of water throughout the day. This will also help flush out toxins.