- Diet & Weight Loss
Colon Cleanse w/ Sea Salt Water
A new but not-so-new diet and health fad is cleansing. So many people are under the impression that cleansing cures all! Weight loss, health issues, energy, and more. That's not entirely the case. You have to do your research before trying a cleanse and it's best to read reviews from people who have already tried it. Pay attention to negative comments rather than the positive ones because you can learn something from those who had a bad experience.
I decided to try the sea salt water colon cleanse for myself when I found out that toxins build up in the colon due to insufficient and infrequent elimination. Leaving poisons to breed in the colon-leading to complications, disease, and even death. A shocking 85 percent of Americans battle poor digestion and inadequate elimination.
So I didn't want to be part of that 85 percent, who does?
Sea Salt Water Cleanse
It's very simple to do this colon cleanse. And free because most households have sea salt and water. But it's very important that you do not use epsom salt or table salt! With that said, here you go, the ingredients and directions.
- 2 level teaspoons unrefined, non-iodized sea salt. (Do not use iodized table salt or Epsom salt.)
- 1 quart (32 oz or 4 cups) purified lukewarm water.
- Glass or water bottle that holds that much water.
- Pot for warming water. (Do not microwave!)
- Straw (Your choice but it's easier to drink it quickly.)
- Place 2 leveled teaspoons of sea salt into glass or water bottle.
- Pour in warm water and stir.
- Drink the entire 32 ozs of salt water first thing in the morning, without food and as fast as possible. Most people find it easiest to drink the salt water with a straw.
- After drinking the salt water, lie on your right side for at least 30 minutes so the salt water reaches the lower right side of the stomach, which houses the opening to the small intestine. You can rub your stomach to make the process go smoother and faster.
- After you are free to move about as you wish, though you should definitely remain near the bathroom!
What To Expect vs. What Happened To Me
According to other reviews and health experts, the following is what you should expect.
Everyone reacts differently and at different speeds, but you should feel the need to "eliminate" within one to two hours. You will need to use the bathroom more than once; intense and frequent diarrhea is common and is a sign that the cleanse is working as it moves through the digestive system. Nausea and vomiting are also side effects.
Diarrhea, and especially vomiting, are not fun things but is necessary to complete a colon cleanse. Vomiting is a rare side effect though and most comments I read on different articles stated that nausea was more common.
The following is what happened to me...
So the night before I did some prep because I had green tea and two full glasses of water. I woke up later than I hoped because my alarm didn't go off. So it was 10am when I started the cleanse and I heated the water up, which took about a minute. Poured it into these giant cups that my mom bought for her smoothies and added the sea salt. Now, I was the kid that would refuse to gargle salt water, even with the promises that if would make my sore throat better. So drinking this was TOUGH. But if you're some strange person that loves that taste of salt water, be my guest and do this cleanse. I was able to drink most of it except for the last 7 ounces because I almost threw up and my eyes were watering. So I proceeded to lay on my right side for 30 minutes and rub my stomach while watching The Big Bang Theory.
The results I had were not what I hoped and expected. Yes, I did "eliminate" some waste from my body, but only some. I'm writing this article 6 hours after the cleanse and I only visited the porcelain throne ONCE all day. I know that I wasn't able to drink all of the salt water, but I still expected to get better results. If I'm ever brave enough to try this cleanse again, I'll make sure to drink all 32 ounces.
Your Vote Matters
Have you tried this cleanse? What were your results?
Even though my results were less than what I was hoping, I didn't drink all 32 ounces so the fault may be my own. If you think that you can handle the unpleasant taste then I recommend giving this cleanse a try. It's not harmful as long as you don't push yourself but if you feel like you may vomit then I suggest to stop drinking the salt water and resting.
Let me know your thoughts in the comment section and definitely come back and comment if you give this cleanse a try! I'd love to hear your results and it may encourage me to continue to try to be healthy. It's a new year and there are so many diet and health fads, just check your facts and do research before trying any! Thank you for reading.