The infamous Salt Water Flush

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JasminEmeral...

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Posted: 24 Feb 2014, 18:28
Before anyone even thinks about trying this: RESEARCH!

I needed a good detox/flush to start a new phase of my diet. I found some info on various forums on the Salt Water Flush (SWF). A lot of people swear by it.

So i decided to give it a go. In the interest of science i made reports on each attempt.
The first two failed. the second two have been successful.

So my advice:
- first, before anything else, RESEARCH
- i do recommend this as a good cleanse that has other health benefits (i feel amazing today!)
- use Pink Himalayan salt
- start with 2tspns in 1 liter, if that doesn't work increase slightly on the next attempt until you get your ratio right.
- it may take longer than expected; relax and be patient
- DO NOT ATTEMPT AFTER A 2+ DAY FAST
- you should eat the day before, but only lightly, your stomach should be empty before you start.

and beware: this is not for the faint-of-heart. this is a controversial method. if you don't think it's right for you, don't try it.
TorhildJ

Joined: Aug 13
Posts: 19

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Posted: 06 Mar 2014, 06:46
I do this twice a year. More isn't really recommended as you can disturb the balance of your intestines. So, yes as suggested: RESEARCH!!
I do mine on a Monday. I boil 4 liters of water, add 7 grams of salt, the solution should be similar to the saltiness of your tears. There are yoga exercises made to help the proses for the ones that enjoy yoga. For my meal that day I'm cooking myself an rice/mungbean porridge from an Ayurveda receipt.
The whole proses is so for filling and one feels clean, refreshed and properly detoxed Smile I recommend it Smile
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Hoser

Joined: Jul 10
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Posted: 06 Mar 2014, 08:56
Why do you think you need a detox/flush? Check out this quote from a WebMD article:

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But the idea that your body needs help getting rid of toxins has "no basis in human biology," says Frank Sacks, MD, of the Harvard School of Public Health.


The Mayo Clinic says pretty much the same thing.

The word "toxins" is quite generic, and I've never heard anyone say exactly what toxins these diets are supposed to remove. This article also has some fairly scathing things to say about detox diets.

In short, there's no evidence that detox diets do anything useful. The ones that have you consuming only a few hundred calories per day can actually be harmful.
NCNOLE

Joined: Feb 11
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Posted: 06 Mar 2014, 09:25
Yeah, not sure why anyone would feel the need for a "detox".
How does it make you feel better?
How do you know it works? What changes do you see/feel?

Just curious.
I'm wondering if the people who feel the need to detox have issues w/ constipation and that is why they need it. I have never felt the need to detox and just don't know why you would feel you need one. How do you feel now - as is, what makes you feel like you need one?
Gerard-Z

Joined: Sep 13
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Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 18:43
If you really want to "detox" then I'd suggest forgoing this and just start consuming more green tea.



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