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Here we describe a 6-day Liver/Gallbladder Flush. Items required: raw, unfiltered apple juice, Epsom salts, grapefruit juice, olive oil, and the following plan.

From Monday to Saturday noon drink pure, unfiltered apple juice - as much as you can consume, with meals and between them. It should be at room temperature or heated, but not cold. (You can skip this part and still achieve good results)

On Saturday (or any day where the following day is free), have lunch as you normally would.

Three hours after lunch (no food after lunch), dissolve 2 tablespoons of Epsom salts in three-quarters of a cup of water and drink. Follow this with a chaser of grapefruit juice to mask the taste, if desired. A different cathartic such as Citroma (magnesium citrate) can be used, but Epsom salts may be best because it helps relax bile ducts and valves.

For dinner, have half a grapefruit only.

At bedtime, take 1 cup of unrefined olive oil mixed (shaken, not stirred) with up to one cup of grapefruit juice (or a smaller quantity of lemon juice). This may be divided into 4 doses taken over an hour (ie. A quarter cup every 15 minutes), but the more rapidly you can take it the better. Using a straw and plugging your nose are helpful.

Go immediately to bed. You may need assistance in going to sleep - try ornithine or melatonin before bed.

Lie on your right side, bend your right knee to your chest and hold for approximately 30 minutes. You can then lower your knee and proceed to sleep.

If you feel a bit nauseous when waking up, rest a bit until you feel better. For nausea, take tomato juice and sauerkraut juice mixed in equal parts, 1 tablespoon every 15 minutes. When you get up, take 2 tablespoons of Epsom salts in three-quarters of a cup of water (or other cathartic), followed by grapefruit juice . This should be done 1-2 hours before breakfast.

After evacuation, the toilet bowl may contain many floating small green globs. Darker green ones may be older deposits.

If you pass many tan/green globs, the procedure can be repeated in 2 weeks. If a moderate number are seen, repeat in 60 days. If a few are seen, every six months is sufficient. Several flushes may need to be accomplished before symptoms such as allergies, bursitis and some back pain are resolved.

Question: What are the stones composed of? Is it just the olive oil from the cleanse?

Answer: "gallstones" typically passed during the liver flush are not really gallstones but simply soft complexes of mineral, olive oil and lemon juice produced within the digestive tract. [Murray M, Pizzorno J. Textbook of Natural Medicine Vol.1 and 2. Edinburgh: Harcourt Publishers, 1999]

Excerpt: "We conclude, therefore, that these green "stones" resulted from the action of gastric lipases on the simple and mixed triacylglycerols that make up olive oil, yielding long chain carboxylic acids (mainly oleic acid). This process was followed by saponification into large insoluble micelles of potassium carboxylates (lemon juice contains a high concentration of potassium) or "soap stones"."[The Lancet, Volume 365, Number 9468 16 April 2005]

Does this mean that the Liver/Gallbladder cleanse is useless and that no stones are actually being removed? There have been cases where it seems obvious that actual stones have been passed - along with the green globs typically seen. There are just too many reports of real changes taking place after a series of these cleanses. Improved digestion, reduced allergic reactivity, less abdominal pain and just feeling better. I recommend these cleanses, but do inform users that much of what they see in the stool is made up primarily of the olive oil from the cleanse and bile.
 

 
 

Liver/Gall Bladder Flush can help with the following:
 
 
Allergy  Allergy / Intolerance to Foods (Hidden)
  Allergies Indoor
  Allergic Rhinitis / Hay Fever

Environment / Toxicity

  General Detoxification Requirement

Lab Values

  Low Total Cholesterol
 The liver/gallbladder flush helps to remove thickened bile by mobilizing it.

  Elevated Total Cholesterol

Musculo-Skeletal

  Rheumatoid Arthritis
 It is commonly reported that arthritic symptoms decrease with repeated liver/gallbladder flushes.

Organ Health

  Liver Detoxification / Support Requirement
  Gallbladder Disease
 Flushing the gallbladder can help pass stones that would likely have remained and enlarged over time. The regular use of this flush will help prevent the development of gallstones.
 
 


KEY
May do some good
Likely to help
Highly recommended







GLOSSARY

Allergy:  Hypersensitivity caused by exposure to a particular antigen (allergen), resulting in an increased reactivity to that antigen on subsequent exposure, sometimes with harmful immunologic consequences.

Bile:  A bitter, yellow-green secretion of the liver. Bile is stored in the gallbladder and is released when fat enters the first part of the small intestine (duodenum) in order to aid digestion.

Bursitis:  The bursa is a fluid-filled pad that allows your muscles to easily slide over other muscles and bones. Bursitis occurs when this pad becomes inflamed. It usually occurs when you overuse or injure a specific joint, but it can also be caused by a bacterial infection. Symptoms include pain and inflammation around joints such as the elbow, hip, shoulder, big toe, ankle or knee.

Gallbladder:  A small, digestive organ positioned under the liver, which concentrates and stores bile. Problems with the gallbladder often lead to "gallbladder attacks", which usually occur after a fatty meal and at night. The following are the most common symptoms: steady, severe pain in the middle-upper abdomen or below the ribs on the right; pain in the back between the shoulder blades; pain under the right shoulder; nausea; vomiting; fever; chills; jaundice; abdominal bloating; intolerance of fatty foods; belching or gas; indigestion.

Gallstone:  (Biliary Calculus): Stone-like objects in either the gallbladder or bile ducts, composed mainly of cholesterol and occasionally mixed with calcium. Most gallstones do not cause problems until they become larger or they begin obstructing bile ducts, at which point gallbladder "attacks" begin to occur. Symptoms usually occur after a fatty meal and at night. The following are the most common ones: steady, severe pain in the middle-upper abdomen or below the ribs on the right; pain in the back between the shoulder blades; pain under the right shoulder; nausea; vomiting; fever; chills; jaundice; abdominal bloating; intolerance of fatty foods; belching or gas; indigestion.

Magnesium:  An essential mineral. The chief function of magnesium is to activate certain enzymes, especially those related to carbohydrate metabolism. Another role is to maintain the electrical potential across nerve and muscle membranes. It is essential for proper heartbeat and nerve transmission. Magnesium controls many cellular functions. It is involved in protein formation, DNA production and function and in the storage and release of energy in ATP. Magnesium is closely related to calcium and phosphorus in body function. The average adult body contains approximately one ounce of magnesium. It is the fifth mineral in abundance within the body--behind calcium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. Although about 70 percent of the body's magnesium is contained in the teeth and bones, its most important functions are carried out by the remainder which is present in the cells of the soft tissues and in the fluid surrounding those cells.

Melatonin:  The only hormone secreted into the bloodstream by the pineal gland. The hormone appears to inhibit numerous endocrine functions, including the gonadotropic hormones. Research exists on the efficacy of melatonin in treating jet lag and certain sleep disorders. Dosages greater than l milligram have been associated with drowsiness, headaches, disturbances in sleep/wake cycles and is contraindicated in those who are on antidepressive medication. It also negatively influences insulin utilization.

Mineral:  Plays a vital role in regulating many body functions. They act as catalysts in nerve response, muscle contraction and the metabolism of nutrients in foods. They regulate electrolyte balance and hormonal production, and they strengthen skeletal structures.

Nausea:  Symptoms resulting from an inclination to vomit.

Ornithine:  A nonessential amino acid but may be essential for individuals with certain diseases or nutritional concerns. Manufactured from arginine and functions similarly to arginine, it stimulates the human growth hormone and is made by the digestion of proteins and some compounds made from arginine. The major difference between the two is that ornithine enters cell mitochondria. Arginine does not.

Potassium:  A mineral that serves as an electrolyte and is involved in the balance of fluid within the body. Our bodies contain more than twice as much potassium as sodium (typically 9oz versus 4oz). About 98% of total body potassium is inside our cells. Potassium is the principal cation (positive ion) of the fluid within cells and is important in controlling the activity of the heart, muscles, nervous system and just about every cell in the body. Potassium regulates the water balance and acid-base balance in the blood and tissues. Evidence is showing that potassium is also involved in bone calcification. Potassium is a cofactor in many reactions, especially those involving energy production and muscle building.

Tablespoon:  (Tbsp) Equivalent to 15cc (15ml).