Cleansing and Detoxifying the Liver Gallbladder Flush
The purpose in flushing the liver and gallbladder is to help pull the toxins that are stuck in a sluggish gallbladder and liver. According to many stories on the internet, and by authors, a liver gallbladder flush can cause the body to excrete thousands of stones from the gallbladder.
I personally have not experienced this after doing 6 of these flushes. The first time I did a liver gallbladder flush was at the end of doing a 10 day master cleanse. My reaction was so severe I thought I had poisoned myself with rancid flax seed oil or something as my reaction was so intense. I literally had to crawl to the kitchen to try and make myself some tea to avoid throwing up. I felt flu like symptoms and was very shaky, I was worried that I had to go to the hospital. After the tea, I felt better and was able to ride it out. The next several flushes became easier. Extreme detoxification reaction is called “Herxheimer’s reaction” where the sudden rise in free toxins in your blood stream makes you feel sick. It means, it was too much for your body to handle and you should try a more mild form of detoxification. There is a risk of blocking the cystic duct if stones are released and get stuck; this could result in a hospital emergency, so please exercise extreme caution and follow the directions of any detoxification program in order to minimize the risks.
from Vianna Stibal
Day 1 of cleanse. Take an herbal laxative in the evening.
Day 2 to 4. Each morning place one hundred (100) drops of Ortho-Phos in a quart of high-quality apple juice and drink during the morning. During these three days you do not need to alter your diet. If for some reason you cannot drink apple juice, place 135 drops of Ortho-Phos in a quart of water and drink that during the morning. These drops are the basis of the cleanse. If you do not want to take the drops do not participate in this program.
Evening of the fourth day. Eat supper at a fairly early time. Then about an hour before your normal bedtime take a cup of olive oil, a cup of coke, and 1 whole lemon squeezed. Use a high-quality olive oil, one that is cold pressed. Stir these three together and drink. The coke is used to help swallow the olive oil. Without the coke the olive oil is very hard to swallow. You will find the coke and lemon make the olive oil almost tasteless. (The original method included a small amount of Epsom salt, but most people found this too harsh. See this option at the end.)
Immediately after you drink the olive oil mixture, go to bed. Put your knees up to your chest. Lie on your right side for half an hour. This will cause the oil to go directly to the gallbladder and liver. These organs will not know what to do with all that oil, so they will spasm and through off stones. Then you are free to get up and do as you wish.
Day 5. Take an herbal laxative in the morning. This will help flush the stones out of the colon. [The cleaner your colon is the easier it is to flush stones.]
Consider taking a colonic two days after the flush.
Frequency. If you are really sick, (such as cancer), consider doing this once a month for a few months. Everyone’s system is different. There are no absolute rules. For prevention, go on this at least once a year.
*** Just a warning – if you are very toxic you might have a harsh detox effect. When I did the liver gall bladder flush at the end of the 10 day Master Cleanse – I woke at 5 a.m. in severe cramps, flu like symptoms, shaking, diarrhea and I felt like vomiting.. After 2 hours I was fine, but wanted to let you know that if you’re very toxic, detoxifying too rapidly can cause Herxheimer’s reaction (which is flu like symptoms). On the converse my father and many patients only reported being flushed out the next day. So don’t do this with work the next day. I had one person who called and said nothing at all happened – then 6 days later the oil flushed out her system. That’s how plugged up she was. If your digestive system is sluggish I personally would do a colon cleanse first so the toxins being eliminated can get out of your system. I have done this liver/gall bladder flush several times since and have not had any harsh reactions like the first.
Also I recommend adding 1 to 1 1/2 lemons juiced to the oil to help emulsify it and make it easier to swallow. I find it easy to drink this way. I also use Omega 3, 6, 9 which is a better oil mixture – just make sure the date has not expired. Omega 3, 6, 9 are oils which are need to decrease inflammation in the body and balance the production of hormones which are made from these Omega Fatty Acids.
Bupleurum Liver Cleanse
from Vianna Stibal
For a more gentle cleanse, which takes a little longer but is still very efficient, we are referring our clients to a product called Bupleurum manufactured by “Planetary Formulas”. This is a gentle liver cleanse, which strengthens the liver as it cleans the system. If you cannot find this product in your health food store, you can order this from us for $20.00, which includes shipping and handling. You can also order it in Australia, from our friends listed above.
Epsom Salt Variation
The purpose of the Epsom salt is supposedly to relax the bile duct and let the stones pass through. If the bile duct is not relaxed enough a stone could get stuck. We have heard of this happening to about ten people out of thousands that have completed this flush. Epsom salt can be rather harsh with the system, and it is of general opinion that this step is not needed, but we offer it anyway.
Take two tablespoons of Epsom salt. On the third day of the liver flush, two hours after lunch dissolve two tablespoons of Epsom salt in three ounces of water. Drink this. If you find the taste intolerable, add a little citrus juice.
Evening dose. Five hours after lunch dissolve one tablespoon of Epsom salt in three ounces of water and drink it.
The next morning. Take one tablespoon of Epsom salt dissolved in three ounces of water and drink it.
Note to reader, this cleanse is intended as an informational guide. The remedy, approaches, and technique described herein is meant to supplement, and not to be a substitute for, professional medical care or treatment. It should not be used to treat a serious aliment without prior consultation with a qualified healthcare professional.
Ortho-Phos can be purchased through Standard Process.
from Stormie Lewis
- Apple Juice – 6 liters
- Epsom salts – 4 tablespoons
- Organic Flax Seed Oil – 1/2 cup (light organic flax seed oil is easier to get down)
- Fresh pink grapefruit – 1 large or 2 small (enough to squeeze 2/3 to 3/4 cup juice)
- Large straw to help drink potion
- Pint jar with lid
Drink 1.1/4 liters of apple juice every day for five days. This is to soften the stones so that they can pass easily and painlessly. On the fifth day have the last dose of apple juice and proceed with the liver cleanse as instructed below.
Choose a day like Saturday for the cleanse, since you will be able to rest the next day.
Take no medicines, vitamins or pills that you can do without; they could prevent success.
It is recommended that you complete a parasite cleanse before doing the liver cleanse as this will ensure you get more stones out with less nausea but it is not essential.
Stop any parasite program or kidney herbs the day before.
Eat a no-fat breakfast and lunch such as cooked cereal with fruit, fruit juice, bread and preserves or honey (no butter or milk), baked potato or other vegetables with salt only. This allows the bile to build up and develop pressure in the liver.
Higher pressure pushes out more stones.
2:00 PM . Do not eat or drink after 2 o’clock .
If you break this rule you could feel quite ill later.
Get your Epsom salts ready. Mix 4 tbs. in 3 cups water and pour this into a jar. This makes four servings, ¾ cup each.
6:00 PM. Drink one serving (3/4 cup) of the ice cold Epsom salts.
If you did not prepare this ahead of time, mix 1 tbs. in ¾ cup water now. You may add 1/8 tsp. vitamin C powder to improve the taste. You may also drink a few mouthfuls of water afterwards or rinse your mouth.
Get the flax seed oil and grapefruit out to warm up.
8:00 PM. Repeat by drinking another ¾ cup of Epsom salts.
You haven’t eaten since two o’clock , but you won’t feel hungry. Get your bedtime chores done. The timing is critical for success; don’t be more than 10 minutes early or late.
9:45 PM. Pour ½ cup (measured) organic flax seed oil into the pint jar. Squeeze the grapefruit by hand into the measuring cup. Remove pulp with fork. You should have at least ½ cup, more (up to ¾ cup) is best. You may top it up with lemonade. Add this to the organic flax seed oil. Close the jar tightly with the lid and shake hard until watery (only fresh grapefruit juice does this).
Now visit the bathroom one or more times, even if it makes you late for your ten o’clock drink. Don’t be more than 15 minutes late.
10:00 P.M. Drink the potion you have mixed.
Drinking through a large plastic straw helps it go down easier. Take it to your bedside if you want, but drink it standing up. Get it down within 5 minutes (fifteen minutes for very elderly or weak persons).
Lie down immediately. You might fail to get stones out if you don’t. The sooner you lie down the more stones you will get out. Be ready for bed ahead of time. Don’t clean up the kitchen. As soon as the drink is down walk to your bed and lie down flat on your back with your head up high on the pillow. Try to think about what is happening in the liver. Try to keep perfectly still for at least 20 minutes. You may feel a train of stones traveling along the bile ducts like marbles. There is no pain because the bile duct valves are open (thank you Epsom salts!).
Go to sleep, you may fail to get stones out if you don’t.
Next morning. Upon awaking take your third dose of Epsom salts.
If you have indigestion or nausea wait until it is gone before drinking the Epsom salts.
You may go back to bed. Don’t take this potion before 6:00 am .
2 Hours Later. Take your fourth (the last) dose of Epsom salts.
Drink ¾ cup of the mixture. You may go back to bed.
After 2 More Hours you may eat.
Start with fruit juice. Half an hour later eat fruit.
One hour later you may eat regular food but keep it light.