Further information about detoxification as mentioned in an earlier post this month must of course include liver and gallbladder flushes. The liver is the most important organ of detoxification in the body, and one that is not working well can cause a whole host of problems. We all know a gallbladder that is filled with toxins (gallstones) can cause problems as well. Even if you no longer have a gall bladder, you can and probably are forming liver stones, which interfere with the proper functioning of the liver.

NOTE: If you are seriously ill, please do not do a flush as described herein. Your body might not be able to handle very well the strain a flush would put on it.  Also, some people like to do a colonic session with a certified practitioner after their flush to help clear the colon of stones. I did this because I wanted to make sure it was nice and clean in there…no re-absorption of toxins.

Several times over the years I have given a liver and gall bladder flush recipe to clients who had been told they needed their gall bladders removed. Those who used the cleanse reported no longer having the pain in the gall bladder. I instructed each one to check with their doctors after the flush to see if they still needed the surgery, and that they were told they no longer needed it.  Doctors now can look inside the gallbladder with ultrasound to see the amount and size of stones that are there. (Be warned, though, many doctors do not know about these flushes, so asking them if you should do a flush in the first place might simply be met with confusion or varying levels of resistance.)


Ingredients Needed on Day of Cleanse:

4 TBSP Epsom Salts

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil – organic

1/4 cup organic grapefruit, lemon and/or lime juice (fresh squeezed)

For six days prior to the actual flush, drink one quart of organic apple juice spread throughout the day. If it is too sweet for you, dilute it with spring water. (If you cannot drink that much apple juice, you can also take malic acid supplements instead. Take at least four doses spread out over the day.) The apple juice/malic acid softens the stones so they can come out through the bile ducts easily.  Occasionally, people who are concerned about hardened stones also take an herb called chanca piedra, which breaks up stones in the gallbladder, the liver and in the kidneys, as well. It is available online. This is in addition to the apple juice/malic acid, not to replace it.

On the seventh day eat /drink nothing after 2 pm.  Mix up four separate glasses of 8 ounces spring water with 1 tablespoons epsom salts in each glass. Refrigerate these, as they are easier to swallow if cold. At about 5 pm mix up the 1/4  cup olive oil with 1/4 cup citrus acid juice as mentioned above. Place it in a jar with a lid so you can shake it up really well right before drinking. Set it beside your bed.

At 6 pm drink the first glass of Epsom salt water.  Do that again at 8 pm.

A few minutes before 10 pm, finish up getting ready for bed. Finish completely.

At 10 pm shake up the jar of oil and juice which you placed on the bedside table. Drink it down quickly. Then immediately lie down on your right side with your knees pulled up – stay there at least 20 minutes without moving around. Fall asleep like this if you can.

At 6 am take the third glass of epsom salt water, and the fourth one at 8 am. You should be having bowel movements with liver stones in them soon, if you have not already.

Naturally, if you wake in the night and need to go to the bathroom, it is okay to go ahead and do that.

Some people count their stones. You may have up to hundreds of them in varying sizes. Some are very light in color and the size of grains of sand. Then there are those that are in varying shades of green to brown and come in many different sizes. This procedure should be repeated once a month until you no longer have anything coming out in the flush. The average time for that is a year. Once you get clear, the recommended procedure is to do these once a year.

Later we will discuss coffee enemas!