Chronic Constipation and a Salt Water Flush

Chronic Constipation and a Salt Water Flush

One in three of us get a little constipated now and then, but for some people it’s a long term, chronic condition. Even if you’re not constipated often, the digestive tract gets blocked and needs a clear out like any other plumbing device. A salt water flush is an easy do-at-home remedy

And, if you think about, even when you do finally go for a poop, there will still be a back log of fecal matter clinging the insides of your colon.

The salt water flush is a good prep before embarking on the Master Cleanse.

The flush is beneficial to clear and cleanse the bowels and GI tract of toxins, mucus, and perhaps even parasites. The salt solution moves quickly through the system, resulting in a liquid bowel movement much like a forceful diarrhea – ugh! Don’t make any plans for the day – LOL!

I believe that Colon Hydrotherapy sessions are one of the best ways to unclog the drain so-to-speak.

But sometimes, in severe cases, where nothing moves, you can do a salt water flush at home. It’s cheap, it’s easy and can shift chronic constipation fast. I always recommend colonics along-side a salt water flush.

What kind of salt should I use?

Natural source salt like sea salt, evaporated salt, mineral salt, Himalayan salt are all fine – Just NOT table salt. I don’t even recommend table salt for eating!

Why salt water?

It works because the salt does not separate from the water but washes through the digestive tract swiftly. The body does not absorb the salt so the kidneys are safe and the blood is unharmed. It is also good for colds, high blood pressure, fever as well as digestive tract conditions.

How often can I do one?

Your digestive tract will begin to clear after just one flush and you can do it daily for up to 7 days, but I don’t recommend doing it that often as it can be very harsh on the system.

When is the best time to do it?

The salt water flush is one of the most effective ways of relieving constipation if you perform it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

Best to do it on your day off – you need to rest.

How do I do it?

To perform a simple sea salt flush at home, start with 2 teaspoons of sea salt, which can be colored salt, such as pink Himalayan salt or Epsom salts, but just make sure it’s pure salt, for you don’t want to use iodinated salt — so always make sure there is no iodine added at all.) I don’t even recommend people use iodized salt on their food!

Warm up 1 liter of filtered water. You want the water to be warmer than room temperature, but not boiling or very hot.

Put the mixture in a container like a jar with a lid and add the salt, warm water, and some fresh lemon juice or ad a splash of lemon in a glass of water. This will help with the taste of salt and make it more palatable. Give it a little shake till the salt is dissolved and drink it up as quickly as you can.

Relax by laying on your side and try to hold in the solution for about 30 minutes until you absorb the salt.

When you gotta go, you gotta go…. so, go to the bathroom and let it rip! Oh, and by the way, don’t make any plans because you might be on the toilet more than once. Depending on how much you are holding, you could be at it all day.


This cleansing system doesn’t work for everyone.

The salt water flush does clean out the intestines, but for most, it is not a pleasant experience. The solution tastes horrible, the gag response must be suppressed, and it’s a large quantity to get down in a short amount of time. Not to mention, that you will be sitting on the john frequently.

Some people systems absorb the salt rather than passing it so be cautious of how much salt you use. Excess sodium can overwork the kidneys and when the kidneys can’t eliminate quickly enough, accumulates in the blood and could “thicken” the blood, making the heart work harder causing your blood pressure to rise. You might want to experiment and adjust the salt intake initially. So those that have difficulty absorbing the salt will not have a pleasant experience.

Any flush/cleanse will strip a lot of the good gut bacteria out of your gut and needs to be replenished. Probiotic rich fermented foods and supplements are recommended to begin to get the good bacteria re-established.

The Salt Flush can alter critical pH and mineral levels in the body and can cause electrolyte imbalance and even edema

Some individuals have had “bad reactions” and have been bed-ridden for several days.

You will know on your first flush if you are going to experience any issues. Regulate yourself accordingly and do your research!

CONTRAINDICATIONS: When NEVER to do a Salt Water Flush…

  • Kidney Disease or Kidney Failure, or having one Kidney
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Edema
  • Diabetes
  • Stomach Cancer/Disease
  • Intestinal Disease
  • Colon Disease


The first movements will be watery, but throughout the day they will become more solid.

After several days, the “stool” becomes lighter and clearer, until it finally appears as “pure” water. Mentally and emotionally, there’s a sense of being “clean”, inside and out.


  • Mix two teaspoons of unrefined mineral salt NOT iodized table salt with 1 litre of water.
  • Drink the liquid salt first thing in the morning on an empty stomach
  • Rest for 30 minutes – it may help to lie on your side
  • Go to the toilet
  • Make an appointment for colonics


The alternative for cleansing out the system in a simpler way that is gentler on the system (and the psyche), can be just as effective. A series of 6 colonic sessions with proper fibre and supplements over the course of 2 weeks is by far the simplest and most effective way to flush the system.

For severe constipation, it will help you unplug if you do a series of 3 colonic hydrotherapy sessions at the same time as the flush. Call to book your session now

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