Ahh, the joys of cleansing. And it all begins with the salt water flush (SWF), the simple isotonic solution that runs right through you and [hopefully] takes everything out along with it. I suppose now is as good a time as any to say:
The SWF is an easy mixture of sea salt and water, but the proportions are very important. You must maintain the proper osmotic balance to ensure rapid travel through the body. Hypotonic (too much water) will get caught up stealing salt, stalling along the way. Hypertonic (too salty) will draw water from you and leave you dehydrated. None of this is dangerous, but there’s no point in forcing yourself to drink a giant bottle of *yuk*, if it’s not gonna do its duty. So measure carefully!
The recipe is easy: 2 level teaspoons of coarse sea salt (not iodized table salt) dissolved in 32 oz of warm water. Drink this down as fast as you can. Hold your nose if you have to, ’cause this stuff is *icky*! But it’s important to the process. And really, it’s not that bad! Remember not to drink anything else (water or lemon drink) for about an hour after the SWF, lest you dilute the solution in your system. Between 1/2 hour – 2 hours later, the SWF should be making its grand escape. Make sure you’re near a bathroom and not distracted (work is not the best place), because this may be a bit all-consuming . . .
This morning I made my first SWF for this cleanse. I mixed it in an old oversized mason jar, and drank it down in 5 minutes flat. That was almost 2 hours ago, and although my tummy gurgles, I’ve had no trips to the bathroom just yet. That’s okay, I’e got a full belly of food from last night’s dinner. This will get easier as the days wear on and my body empties out. For now, there’s a lot of blockage to combat.
If you are joining me in this journey, I’d love to hear about your first SWF. Remember that if you skipped this morning, it’s okay! When I did my last cleanse I didn’t start flushing until the third day. Just keep on track and begin flushing as soon as you can. Good luck with it!
And Happy Flushing!!! (ewwwwww)