Detoxify Your Body Naturally – Salt Water Flush

Did You Know… that a salt water flush does a superior (and inexpensive) job at detoxifying your colon than a colonic irrigation procedure?

Perhaps you’ve heard the saying: “Death begins in the colon.” Indeed, as toxic debris from inadequate and infrequent elimination gathers in the colon, it produces poisons that can slowly, but surely, cause disease and, consequently, death.

Experts say that approximately 85% of Americans suffer from poor digestion and incomplete elimination. To understand the effects, picture a piece of meat rotting away when it’s unrefrigerated. Lactobacilli turns the meat sour … the biochemical compounds produced by the bacteria as they grow causes the meat to smell bad … putrefying bacteria decomposes the animal proteins … and so on and so forth. It’s not a pretty sight –or smell.

Now, picture that putrefying food happening inside your body, in the company of parasites of the intestine, colon, and organs.

When these parasites feed on body tissues, they produce wastes. Instead of your body obtaining the nutrients you need from the food, it allows those wastes to enter into the bloodstream, along with other byproducts of rotting, undigested food. The waste products then pass through the arterial wall and slowly overwhelm your system.

Eventually, these toxins block your body’s natural ability to flush out poisons that — over time — can kill you.

For all of these reasons, colon cleansing is an essential part of routine health maintenance. But professional colonic irrigation (also called colonics or colon hydrotherapy) are expensive and require a visit to a clinic.

For those seeking to detoxify your body naturally, an inexpensive, safe alternative (or supplement) to colonics, the saltwater flush accomplishes a very thorough inner cleanse you can do yourself at home.

Saltwater flushes have none of the risks of customary colonics or enemas, and the cleansing effect reaches the entire digestive tract. In contrast, colonics and enemas reach only the colon or a small part of it.

Saltwater flushes are very safe and have no harmful side effects.

What is a Saltwater Flush?

Salt has long been used as a harmless preservative and disinfectant. The salt in the saltwater cleanse stimulates the body to repair itself in the same way as when you soak an external wound in saltwater or gargle saltwater for a sore throat.

Think of the saltwater flush as a bath for the inside of your body, where it draws toxins out from the entire digestive tract. When you imagine all of the waste products trapped in your digestive system — not unlike the slime and build-up that accumulates inside a garden hose or household pipes — it makes good sense that your insides benefit from a good washing.

An Amazingly Simple Procedure


  • 2 level teaspoons unrefined, non-iodized sea salt (not iodized table salt or Epsom salt)
  • 1 quart (32 oz) purified water, lukewarm


  • Quart jar (glass)
  • Straw
  • Kettle for slightly warming water (do not microwave)


1. Put 2 teaspoons of salt into quart jar.

2. Pour in warm water and stir.

3. Drink the entire 32 oz of saltwater first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, as quickly as possible. Most people find it easier to drink with a straw.

4. After drinking the saltwater, lie on your right side for 30 minutes. This helps the saltwater reach the lower right hand side of the stomach, where the opening to the small intestine is located.

5. After 30 minutes, you are free to move about as you wish, though you’ll want to remain near the bathroom.

What to Expect During the Cleanse

Once in the small intestines, the saltwater stimulates contractions that propel the solution through your digestive system. Within an hour you should hear liquids gurgling in your abdomen, especially if you massage the area.

Everyone is unique, but most likely you’ll feel the urge to eliminate within an hour or two. Most people will have multiple eliminations, and intense diarrhea is not uncommon as the saltwater quickly cleanses the entire digestive tract.

Vomiting can also occur. In fact, at one time hospitals used a procedure similar to the saltwater flush to induce vomiting. If you struggle to keep the solution down the first time, take heart that this reaction can be overcome in time.

The flush process is intensified by gravity as it rapidly expels water from the body. As a result, it can be uncomfortable, but the process is swift and the discomfort should improve quickly after the cleanse.

Until you are certain that the flush is complete, take care not to pass gas except on the toilet — what you think is gas may actually be more liquid.

Tips on Practicing the Salt Water Flush

You might want to drink an herbal laxative tea the night before the flush to intensify and speed the cleansing process.

You might also speed the process slightly by crouching down and massaging your abdomen to help break up waste matter. Vigorous abdominal exercise may have a similar benefit.

The saltwater flush is a highly-effective way to expel detoxify your body naturally of toxins and waste. From this salt-water flush you will have better digestion, increased energy, feel like a fresher you, and even weight loss.

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Danica Collins

Danica Collins is a natural health specialist and the managing editor of the Underground Health Reporter. She is also the spokesperson for Think-Outside-the-Book Publishing, the publisher of The One-Minute Cure: The Secret to Healing Virtually All Diseases, which reveals the scientifically proven therapy that creates a condition in the body that is uninhabitable by disease.

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  1. Anonymous says

    this form of cleanse is called neti and is done routinely in India.Certain exercises during consumption of saltwater are recommended.

  2. says

    ahhh, one part of the master cleanse, the worst part! But also the best! Well written article. I can vouch for this cleaning out your intestinal tract, efficiently and sometimes violently, be warned.

    You should feel great after doing this for about a week every morning, if you can go this long. Even doing this every now and then will be extremely beneficial.

    I think it should be mentioned that you may need to adjust the amount of salt you add to the quart of water. You may need up to 3 or 4 teaspoons depending on how long stuff has been in there for. You are looking for that violent reaction where you can really feel like you are cleaning things out.

    If you can use Himalayan pink salt, even better.

  3. Anonymous says

    I use one big tablespoon in one liter of water.
    You don’t need to lie on your side.
    I’ve only done it on an empty stomach.
    And this is cheaper and less invasive then an enema/colonic.

  4. Roger Cole says

    This strikes me as potentially dangerous nonsense. I’ll just stick to the really natural kind of colonic cleansing I always do first thing every morning, thanks all the same.

  5. T.D. Thompson says

    Stanley Burroughs began this flushing technique in his booklet “The Master Cleanser” in 1976.
    It was a daily part of his 2 week fasting process with lemon juice and maple syrup plus pepper. It is one of the safest ways to loose weight naturally.

  6. Elena S. Pura says

    I am interested trying this simple way to eliminate waste matter. But, is this applicable to diabetics? how often can this be done? I am a diabetic and usually constipated. I usually take an herbal tea (slimming tea) for this problem but taken only every after 4 or five days interval. I want to be free from this bowel movement irregularity. I hope this salt-water flush will help me a lot. May I request for a very personal answer for this matter through my email add. Thank you very much and more power to yourdHFH website.God bless us all.

  7. Anonymous says

    There is a big difference between sea salt from a good source and the regular refined table salt most people consume, salt is beneficial, and actually lack of salt maybe harmful, other than beneficial, one has to be ultrasensitive to salt in order to be aware between the link of salt and hypertension then again if one is ultrasensitive anything is afoot. JAM

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  9. Anonymous says

    Will the salt water flush affect the functioning of a persons liver or kidneys if these organs are damaged or if they have cancer ??

  10. Anonymous says

    Ι tried it and it was very effective!I used Himalian salt and it worked perfectly!Thank you very much!

  11. Richard Barnett says

    What about people that swim in salt water? Isn’t this absorbed into the skin? Wouldn’t this have the same affect? I believe fasting and drinking vinegar will have the same affect.

  12. Richard Barnett says

    I can’t understand why the government doens’t force every restaurant to make only healthy foods and not loaded with fat and junk? I mean aren’t these politicians supposed to do what we want? I can’t believe we want junk food restaurants lying about the ingredients. I think what happens to a lot of folks they go out shopping or they are out and about and they get hungry and where do they go, but a fast food restaurant. But when I have to go for a long time I will bring some pickles or sunflower seeds, nuts or sardines. This stuff doesn’t need refrigeration. If you are out and need to eat try stopping at Dollar General and getting a jar of pickles or sardines. Instead of packing sandwiches on white bread that aren’t good for you, then just thrown in a can or jar of something.

  13. Richard Barnett says

    People are learning about eating healthy and about supplements and drinking water and it’s why the government and corporations are going to put a stop to this nonsense of common poor people learning about how to have better health. For decades the poor people drank, smoked and then ate junk food and drank their fluoride. The European countries didn’t have the fast food junk, and I cna’t believe it those countries are being flooded with fast food restaurants and they will pay, because I guess some politicians got paid off.

  14. Richard Barnett says

    What if the citizens decided the cigarette factories, and fast food restaurants and all the bars had to close? I think the only way to a better world is to get rid of these things that they want to destroy us. You notice the price of many foods ahve tripled in price, but has the price of your beer gone up? NO, because the government wants you drunk. $3.50 for a six pack and you got a nice buzz.

  15. PetricA says

    The government would not do it. It is against the capitalist system drive for $$$. Now with hysteria of “socialism” , forget it! We have to do it and watch after ourselves.

  16. Anonymous says

    That is an interesting proccedure. The following questions come to mind:

    1. How often can this be repeated per week without flushing out or destroying the bacteria which life in the digestive system and are needed there ?

    2. Is the idea to use a truly salted water or would it be better, in the sense of less harm to the digestive tract bacteria, to use what is called “isotonic liquid”, which has just enough salt in the water to mimic the blood serum. it tastes mild but not expressively salty. Such a soltion could be expected to flush more or less mechanically, but not interact as chemically intensive with whatever it gets in contact with as the more salty liquid will.

    3. Can the quantity of intake be increased for better effect , lets say 50% or even 2 quints ?

    Thanks for advising.

  17. MaryMouse says

    Works great …as for Diabetes it could affect the balance of the blood sugar…so I would suggest green tea, vitemin C and LOTS of fiber. Its a great plan to flush your system whn u cant have a lot of salt,they have very very simular effects 😀 I hope this helps…may you all have great luck and a wonderful day 😀

  18. Anonymous says

    The taste is awful but I’m gonna give it a go. Apparently drinking saltwater is good for sore throats as well because the salt kills bacteria. To keep a healthy amount of good bacteria in the gut I’m going to be taking some acidophilus supplements during. I have tried it before but the taste was just so awful that I had about a quarter of it but even that much had an effect and I can only imagine the effect of the full amount.

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