I am 8 days into a juice fast and I am not exactly thrilled about the concept of an enema.. I just heard about "Salt Water Flush"... will this do the job while Juice Fasting?? Also.. how often should I do this?? Thanks!
I did enemas while fasting. Once you do one, you will always want to do them for cleansing. THey make you feel soooooo good and clean!! The salt water flush made me gag and very sick. You also risk dangers in the SWF. I have read posts where people did not use enough salt and ended up in the hospital, or others had blockages in their intestines so the water got stuck... Enemas are safer in my opinion and experience.
Hi ALKALIZINGKATIE, your reply sums up my feelings about Salt-Water-Flush vs enemas. I tried a few years back to do a Salt-Water-Flush but couldn't get it down. I don't mind taking enemas at all. I find them relaxing and always feel good afterwards.
Having done both, I am now completely sold on the enemas. The only way I can handle swf is by putting grey salt in organic chicken broth. Unfortunately, you cannot control when the swf will go through you, and it can be a bit unpleasant. I just very recently started with enema (I used to be grossed out by the idea) and now I know a few things. The enema would have made my liver clease much more survivable. I did mastercleanse with salt water flushes and followed with olive oil grapefruit juice liver cleanse. Thought it would kill me. Try them both, you will learn a lot about yourself and find what truly works. A reusable enema kit is under $10 at most stores, organic coffee isn't too expensive, and everyone has water.
I am on day four (my goal is three weeks) of a transisional juice, water, juice fast - I am doing master cleanse and enemas and let me tell you between the enema and the cayenne pepper in The Master Cleanse - my butt feels like I made a conjugal visit to the local prison! Am I doing something incorrectly because I was stunned by the "soooooooo goooood" comments!
Sometimes I apply some neosporin that has numbing agent in it to the sore area, especially before going to bed if it is particularly bad, but I hate using anything with petroleum products in it, so that is rare.
Recently I have tried tea tree oil, since it seemed like all the moisture was irritating the area. It burned on its own for a bit, then seemed to heal the owee zone.
The extra virgin olive oil I use to lube the enema tip seems to soothe. Maybe try that one. Cannot hurt.
i found it really great the first few times i did it - so much energy, clean feeling after! it was amazing for me, and i was very happy to do it. i have no problems chugging things, so the swf was easy to get used to.
then i had a disaster. i wasnt thinking - on my rest day between swfs, i broke my fast - just was not thinking!! so then i had a bowel obstruction when i took my swf the next day. the swf stayed inside my bowels for 7 hours it was a very nightmare experience to say the least - very scary and uncomfortable.
during those 7 hours i tried everything to get the obstruction moving - exercise, massage, drinking more water, fennel tea, by the end i was chugging down olive oil like there was no tomorrow. finally in desperation, i took a dose of Epsom Salts (which my body cannot tolerate!) and two hours later everything moved through. needless to say, bowel obstructions can be so dangerous, not to mention it took my body a week to recover from it.
i think this demonstrates that you can never quite know where you are with the swf. some times it can be amazing, some times it can be the worst experience of your life. and worse, you have no control over which way it turns out.
of course, if you are taking laxative tea and fasting like in The Master Cleanse there is less chance of having a problem...but still the lack of control is not a good thing when you are cleansing in my opinion. with swf, there is the chance of putting your body through serious physical trauma, something that is very at odds to what you are trying to achieve by cleansing, when you should be doing everything you can to support and help the body.
in my opinion, enemas would support the body by giving a helping hand in removing toxins, whereas the swf is a forced purge. from my experience, ive found its best to let your body do the work not force it to go through cleansing that you impose on it. listening to your body when it needs help (eg by having a cleansing crisis) you can give extra support through enemas as required. plus im sure there are benefits to enemas (eg strengthening the bowel muscles) which i am sure swf does not do. also with enemas, you have retention time, whereas swf just goes straight through.
i still have not got the courage up to do another swf. i am waiting for an enema kit to come in the mail. i think this sums up the whole issue!
I am just wondering...doesn't an enema 'force' the purge also? Also, I have attempted a few enemas, have used the organic coffee (twice) and a warm water one (once)...each time, I had to jump up and get on the toilet! I could not get the whole enema in me and keep it there for any length of time. The second coffee enema, was the longest that I got it in me and then jumped on toilet!
What exactly would I be doing wrong? Because an enema is so not a pleasant experience for me. I did the Salt-Water-Flush also and that was not a pleasant experience either but it worked better for me. Although, unlike you, I did not do several SWFs.