If the salt water is too difficult, give these different options a try. 1. Decrease the amount of salt. 2. Keep the amount of salt the same but decrease the total amount of the solution you drink. The purpose of the salt water flush is to give your colon and liver a good cleaning to make them function better. If this flush is not working for you, feel free to use another cleanse. With that being said, the program is designed with many "back up plans" the raw food diet portion of the program is also a mild cleanse/detox for your colon/liver and so the structured eating program is designed to help your liver function better.