As much as we’ve been told that salt is bad for us it may come as a surprise to hear that salt is actually good for us. The problem is what most of us think of when we think of salt isn’t salt. It’s processed salt. Processed salt (table salt) has had its minerals stripped from it during the processing. Throw it away! Only use sea salt or Himalayan salt.
The truth is we need salt but we’ve been getting the wrong kind of it. And we each need to find the right amount of salt intake for us. You’d be surprised to find out how much salt we actually consume. Like sugar, salt is loaded in processed foods, giving it the good taste we enjoy. When you make your own meals at home and have to add the salt to it you’ll see how much has been in the food we’ve been eating this whole time. At least this way you’ll know you’re getting the right kind of salt. The more that you eat whole foods from nature, the more you’ll notice you have to add salt to your other foods to keep in balance.
One of the best ways to get salt into your diet is to start your day with one of these 3 variations of the saltwater flush:
- A little salt in your morning water
- Saltwater flush
- Super saltwater flush
Add a Little Salt to Your Morning Water
This is one small tip that may have a huge impact on your life. I first heard this from David Wolfe when I asked why I felt so thirsty even though I was drinking lots of water. He told me to add a pinch of salt to my water. It worked! He also says that he notices immediate relief from his allergies by drinking a glass of water with a lot of salt in it.
By reading The Bulletproof Diet, I learned that the human body makes its best use of salt in the morning. Author of The Bulletproof Diet, Dave Asprey, also recommends drinking salty water in the morning. He fixed his adrenal fatigue by drinking saltwater in the morning. In fact, David Wolfe also said saltwater is a great remedy for adrenal fatigue!
With this variation the dosage is up to you. You can add a pinch of salt or a teaspoon to your glass of water. Some people prepare it by creating what is known as sole. What is important is that you consistently do it. Monitor how you feel and increase or decrease the salt accordingly. This variation is more of a regular routine, as oppose to something you do every now and then.
The saltwater flush is gaining popularity on the internet. A quick google search will give you lots of sites telling you how to do it but you basically just mix about 2 teaspoons of salt in a liter of water. Then chug! The water is pretty salty, but you can get it down with some determination. This method isn’t done every day like the first variation. You can do it as little or as often as you’d like, but once a week would be a nice middle-ground.
Doing a saltwater flush regularly is great for hydration, detoxification, and re-mineralization. Unlike colonics that only cleanse the colon, saltwater flushes are great because they clean the entire GI tract.
It may help to lay down on your side and gently massage your intestines after drinking the salt water. This will help it move throughout your system. If you experience some discomfort in your stomach during your flush, this should help.
Super Saltwater Flush
OK so I made up the phrase “Super Saltwater Flush” but it seems appropriate. It’s just like the saltwater flush, but much more extreme. Instead of taking two teaspoons in a liter of water, you’re taking 2-3 tablespoons in a gallon of water. That’s a lot of saltwater! It really is a super saltwater flush. I heard about this from David Wolfe when he was giving one of his lectures at his Longevity Now Conference. The lecture is still available on David Wolfe’s paid-membership site TheBestDayEver.com. Both the site and lecture are well worth checking out, as my explanation of it won’t do it justice.
David Wolfe became friends with someone named Genesis Sunfire, who did the super saltwater flush one week per month, for 10 years, leading him to become a breatharian. Breatharians claim to gain all their energy from the sun and air. They don’t drink water or eat food. David Wolfe admits a lot of the breatharians are fake so he was skeptical of Genesis Sunfire. But after living with him for a period of time he’s convinced Genesis is the real thing. Genesis says the super saltwater flush nourished him enough over time he was able to eventually stop eating. Then, after more time, he lost the need to drink liquids.
Whether you believe this story or not, it’s certainly thought-provoking astonishing. Here more about Genesis’ story here.