Good morning everyone. This morning I’m doing my first Salt Water Flush in a while. I’ll be doing this daily from Wednesday morning onwards until I complete the master cleanse.
It’s a bit uncomfortable at first but you get used to it.

What’s the Salt Water Flush (SWF)?
Prepare yourself for some pretty gross (implied) details.
One of the key goals of the master cleanse is aiding your body with the natural process of eliminating built-up toxins, and to rid yourself of unhealthy dependancies (such as caffeine, alcohol, refined sugars, processed food etc). Starting each morning with a SWF is essential to achieve these goals – I recommend following these directions:
Add 2 level teaspoons of pure sea salt (non-iodized if indicated) to 1 litre of lukewarm water.
Dissolve the salt in 200ml of boiling water, then dilute further with remaining 800ml of normal water.
Drink the entire litre of salty water ***first thing in the morning***. This must be taken on an empty stomach and the ideal time is first thing in the morning.
Several bowel movements should follow. Some days you will experience your first bowel movement within a few minutes, however most days this will start 20-30 minutes after you have drank the salty water.

How long will this take?
You should experience your last bowel movement of the “flush” around 1-1.5 hours after drinking the water. The whole process of elimination should take around 2~2.5 hours to complete (day 1 ~ 3 of the cleanse). From around day 3 or 4 in my case the process shortened in length to around 2 hours max.

Nothing is happening?
If you are waiting a long time to experience your first movement, do not drink more salty water. Instead drink another 1 litre of normal pure lukewarm water.

Getting the Balance Right
If eliminations are quite weak you could consider increasing the amount of salt slightly; likewise if the results are “too forceful” can you think about reducing the salt-to-water ratio until you find a comfortable balance.

23 July 2016, 10:35

Next Wednesday I’ll begin my second master cleanse, roughly a year after my first. As with last year, I’m aiming to run the cleanse for ten days.

Its taken a bit of planning this time around to ensure I have a ten day period ahead of me with very few lunch or dinner appointments, and a certain amount of resignation that there is never fully perfect timing for a cleanse. As with the last time I did this, I’ll have at least one or two awkward social appointment that will can’t be avoided.

Why I began my own health reboot

About Me

  • British male
  • Age: 35 years (1980)
  • Height: 192cm (6ft, 2)
  • Weight: 79 kg on July 16 2015; for my current weight follow this link

My Ailments

By completing this cleanse (read my pre-cleanse posts; mid-cleanse posts), I’m hoping to reduce / reset or cure myself of the following:

  • Hay fever and general seasonal allergies
  • Addiction to caffeine
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Shortness of bladder (I regularly need to pee in the night if sleeping longer than 6 hours)

I’m also hoping to see these results:

  • Improved energy levels
  • A renewed commitment to treat myself well by eating very healthily
  • Better clarity of thought
  • Calmness or reduced anxiety
  • Better quality of sleep


Day One, the decision, what’s going on in my life

So I’ve impulsively decided to give this a go.

I’m currently in the last few days of my summery holidays visiting family in the UK (I live in Japan usually). Usually I put on 2-5 kg in weight during most 1-2 weeks in the UK.

Currently I’ve no idea how much weight I’ve gained during this trip so far, however so far in the first 6 months of this year I’ve gone from 72.5kg to 78~79kg, so I’m overdue some lifestyle changes, and hopefully some weight loss.

In terms of kicking off this Master Cleanse, it should be quite easy for me to stick with it for most of today – because I’m on my own (traveling by train from Edinburgh in Scotland down south into northern England), but I think it’s likely I’ll find this increasingly difficult to stick to as the day progresses (meeting with family this evening etc).

Over the next few days I’ll be enjoying the last few days of my summer holiday with family, and in two days time I’m taking a plane halfway across the world to Japan. That’s a 12 hour journey flight, but amounts to a 20 hour door to door journey including the full taxi, two planes, and final trains.

If I can make this work – well, perhaps I’ll be able to pull it off again once my usual busy working life resumes.

Wish me luck!