Sea Salt cure for Constipation. Works like a charm! Although I've tried this two ways. I've use epsom salt as well...but it is quite gross and you may throw up, so sea salt is much easier on the taste buds. It could take anywhere from 10mins to 2 hours. If its not working, try drinking more water...the salt is dehydrating your system!! This is probably the most comfortable way than taking a laxative. I tend to get cramping from everything else, ie sienna tea. sea salt is the way to go!
(St. Petersburg, Fl)
I use 2 tsp of unrefined sea salt mixed with 1 1/2 to 2 quarts warm water. I was told not to "chug" it, but I do just to get it down. The last half glass is very difficult to get down. Within an hour, you are visiting the bathroom multiple times. I use this as a system flush for candida/fungus/bacteria, but it works perfectly for constipation.
So, am I doing something wrong. I tried this and got dizzy and had to lay down for an hours. Felt awful. And now it's the next day and still no BM. I've tried the ACV, baking soda, senna herb, aloe. . . . And still nothing. I'm getting scared. Any help? I haven't tried the magnesium yet though.
Leave three prunes in a glass of water overnight. In the morning eat the prunes and drink the liquid. Do it everyday first thing when you get up.
Same problem, I have a megacolon because of lifelong constipation. At age 50 I finally found the trick for me; an enema pouch in silicon, with a long flexible tube, about 25€, reusable, easy to clean. Bought it on an internet site. So it's a "mechanical" solution, as drugs give me more of their side-effects than their official goal.
When the body is stressed by good or bad stress it goes into fight or flight mode and produces cortisol so you can run from the bear. While producing cortisol it has to rob peter to pay paul with water and nutrients and hormones. Then it stops all unnecessary operations like digestion. So your liver stops bile production and without bile you can't digest much, and it could cause gallbladder problems.
I take ox bile and it works wonderfully every time. No cramps. I also drink water, take minerals, eat good fats to help the liver produce bile and absorb fat soluble vitamins. ACDEF and K. I get my rest, say kind things to myself about how healthy I am and how well I sleep and how wonderful my life is . I get fresh air, sunbath and do yardwork and take walks. Love yourself, It will get better. Eric Berg helped me understand the most about my stomach issues. Free youtube videos.
Good Afternoon, Lctao4, from Gainsville, Fla. , Your strong negative physical reaction to the sea salt water may indicate that your potassium is low. Sodium and potassium have a "push and pull" relationship in the body's cells. If there is too much of one, movements of fluids and solids can become disrupted from the way of the cellular passage, as to the way of the intestinal passage. Potassium is a very active ingredient in foods recommended for constipation such as : blackstrap molasses, seaweed, honeydew melon, prunes, beet greens, etc. If you need a supplement, potassium bicarbonate or potassium gluconate can be very effective in the right amount for you. Magnesium can also be effective, in the right amount. Magnesium citrate is a good compound. Of course, the consumption of just enough fluids, fiber, probiotics, etc. Are recomended to us and they are helpful. I accidentally constipated myself recently by taking too many acids in my supplements. Ted from Bankok is correct, from my vantage, when he writes that an acidic condition can cause constipation. The causes are many, as are the treatments. ( Potassium Bicarbonate on an empty stomach also aids intestinal malaise and gas. ) Thank You EC, and may we all have gentle passages, Connie
Water cannot do its thing without salt. Salt is number 3 on the list of things you can't live without. 1 and 2 are air and water. I suspect that if you do not take salt (preferably unprocessed sea salt) the body will break down the calcium in the bones to get at the salts they contain. I've done a lot of research on dehydration but have not seen this correlation anywhere. It is merely my suspicion due to the relationship between chronic dehydration combined with low salt intake teachings and the epidemic of osteoporosis. It is suspected that over 75% of people in the US are chronically dehydrated which means that 75% of the human bodies in the US are operating in emergency, water rationing mode. Sipping doesn't count and neither do other liquids. The body does not process other liquids the same way it processes plain water on an empty stomach. Water is used by every system in the body. Including the process it must go through to steal water from the colon. My personal rule of thumb is that any liquid that is not plain water belongs to the colon.
Under your remedies, it would be good to add taking sea salt sublingually. This way it goes straight to bloodstream and brain and is very effective certainly those with adrenal fatigue or insomnia and many other ailments. From the book "your bodies many cries for water "
I occasionally take sea salt as a "broth-like" drink. I mix 1/2 tsp light grey celtic sea salt (use unrefined salt) with spring water. Heat water (don't boil) on stove and add salt and about 1/2 cup of spring water then drink - you can use coffee cup size cup. Nice before bedtime.
I have used both Himalayan Salt and Celtic Sea Salt - they both work just as well. Celtic Sea Salt is a lot more expensive in the UK
There are other Sea Salts available in Supermarkets like Atlantic Sea Salt or Maldons or Costco kirkland Sea Salt etc - has anyone tried these cheaper sea salts for the water cure?
Ted suggested in one of his posts that he uses the local sea salt in Thailand.
(San Francisco, Ca, Usa)
Hi Good People, IMHO the best natural, whole sea salt for a person to use may vary, depending upon which trace elements each body is needing the most.
Celtic Sea Salt does things for my body which Himalayan Pink does not, although I use both kinds at home in cooking. Himalayan goes in the table salt shaker, and I use Celtic in the cooking.
1 slightly heaped teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt in 8-10 oz of distilled water works very well for lower back pain for me, so apparently that's the one that has whatever my body is needing.
IMHO the isolated Sodium Chloride (plus aluminum or whatever) in standard table salt is causing us all trouble.
Actually Himalayan Crystal Salt has 94 minerals and one of them is iodine as documented by Dr.med.Barbara Hendel and Peter Ferreira in their book "Water & Salt The Essence Of Life". I've been using Himalyan salt for over three years and have experienced numerous health benefits. From what I've read (correct me if I'm wrong) celtic sea salt has 82 minerals. With all the pollution in the waters of the world I'm sure it has an effect on the quality of the sea salt.
Yes, there are a lot of minerals in sea salt but people conveniently forget that 94 minerals in a tiny pinch of salt amounts to very, very little of each mineral.
Unless you are taking a great deal more I doubt you are having enough of any of those minerals to be of any use.
(Crescent City, CA)
I appreciated seeing this today because I am trying to get the right amount of electrolytes, as well as vitamins. I believe the electrolytes are needed especially for the slight a-fib I'm having lately. What do you take, or do you have any good articles/videos I can watch to try and get Potassium, calcium, and I think it chloride? I have a Mag supplement, and I can get my sodium but not totally certain on the amounts with what I may be getting in my Ketogenic diet. Feedback super welcome if you have some for me, Carmel?
For the sea salt cure, I would suggest taking a non-refined sea salt. I like gray Celtic sea salt, and pink Himalayan salts. They have other minerals and are not just sodium chloride. Watch out for refined salts as they do raise sodium levels, but natural raw salts help balance sodium in the body.
For the sea salt cure, i do this sometimes. i just put a pinch of sea salt into my drinking water. the reason i started doing this was a few times when i got blood work done - the doctor asked me: don't you eat any salt? he said i was sodium deficient! i have never heard of that - but i realized that i really don't hardly ever eat fast food and i don't use much salt in my cooking - so i try to get my sodium this way. if anyone knows why this shouldn't be done... please write! thanks
The Water Cure Recipe:
Drink 1/2 your body weight of water in ounces, daily. Example 180 lb = 90 oz. of water daily. Divide that into 8 or 10 oz. glasses and that's how many glasses you will need to drink, daily.
Use 1/4 tsp. of salt for every quart of water you drink. Use salt liberally with food. As long as you drink the water, you can use the salt. Avoid caffeinated or alcoholic drinks. These are diuretics and will dehydrate you. Every 6 oz. of caffeine or alcohol requires an additional 10 to 12 oz. of water to re-hydrate you.
Sea Salt baths have almost cured my eczema in a matter of weeks. Get a good one that has minerals and put about 3/4 cup into the tub. I've also started taking iodine tablets.
When you are tired after exercising, simply drink a cup of warm water with a little sea salt in it and you will feel better soon.
High Blood Presssure, Bloating
I have been in the Alternative Health Industry for more than 25 yrs. I have worked with Many Natural Health Practitioners who've seen Wonderful results with treating sodium caused conditions like Hyper tension/HB, bloating, etc., with a prescription of 1-2 teaspoons of Natural unrefined sea salt a day. The whole concept is that, the human body must leach needed nutrient stores to compensate for the deficiencies caused by the metabolism of Refined table salt. Thereby causing dis-ease!
In my experience, The best, and least Expensive Sea salt is called 'Real Salt' by Redmond. It seems that being indigenous to your native soil is pretty important. A word to the WISE: Don't tell too many people about 'Real Salt', or else that company could get sold out (compromise), filter and process their sea salt just like all the rest (Morton etc) to grab a piece of the "HYPE" God Bless! Ingrid
High Blood Pressure
Sea Salt lowers High BP. I went on the water cure 2 website.. I saw on there that water and real sea salt could lower my bp. I tried it. wow it is awesome my bp went to normal after 2 days I stayed on it and oh boy all sorts of things happened. I have not had a cold flu or been sick since. I am so happy.
(Port Orchard, Washington)
In the book: "You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty" the ratio of himalayan salt to water is 1 quart of water to 1/4 teaspoon of salt - drink slowly throughout the day.
High Blood Pressure, Anxiety
I am suffering from many things at once. such as lower tract infections and thrush and shingles all at once/ Part of which is due to the many antibiotics I was prescribed for the bladder and lower GI track.
One of the effects of shingles is it produces much anxiety because your muscles start to spasm and the spasms and pain mimic some very serious conditions. This is the third bout with shingles.
The panic attacks were so serious the paramedics had to come out twice and one time to the hospital in the ambulance because my blood pressure soared up to dangerous levels. Well to get to the point...
Out of desperation today because now I developed a sore in throat that feel like something is stuck in there and it is swollen red and yucky.. It was too sore to gargle. I had to pace the house for an hour to prevent a panic attack because I felt like my throat was closing up (this is side effect of thrush), When I calmed down an intuitive sense told me to just sip on water and salt
. I only had sea salt at home put a very small amount about 1/16 tsp to 8 oz size purified water and sipped it over an hour. Then I got worried (no anxiety attack) I hurt myself because my mouth felt like it was drying up (my mouth might be responding to the thrush). Went got another glass of water and drink that plain. Gradually the puckered dry feeling went away.
But the amazing thing is that the salt must have been absorbed through my mouth because I could taste salt water coming from my nose trickling down my throat. It felt very good and soothing. I went to the computer to research what damage sea salt can do to you and I got a confirmation rather than an antidote for toxins. I am waiting to see what improves next. Next time I am going to reach for the S A L T rather than 911 or visits to the doctors. Thanks Joan
High Blood Pressure, Toenail Fungus
I started the sea salt cure about 3 weeks ago and two noticeable things have happened...My Blood pressure has gone down to 120/88 from 142/90 and my toe fungis is gone .... I was so excited! I drink 32 oz twice a day with 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt...Who new?? :)
Colon Cleansing Remedies
Don't use Himalayan salt (the pink stuff) for a saltwater flush. It has too high a calcium content, which can cause calcium stones if you retain the salt instead of passing it.
Stick with un-iodized sea salt.