The Amazing Liver Gallbladder Flush Overview
This is a brief summary of the book by Andreas Moritz, along with my personal experiences and knowledge. I would recommend anyone to read this book for their own personal knowledge. He has helped heal thousands of people using the methods I will be describing here. It is safe, effective and I would never recommend something I have not tried and benefitted from personally. This is now part of the regular programs I provide to my clients, and amazing results continue to be achieved. We praise God and give him the glory for providing us with such an incredible tool to bring about healing to so many people.
Anyone choosing to do a liver/gallbladder flush does so at their own risk. Please understand, that although the chance is one in many thousand, it has occurred where an abnormally large and calcified stone became trapped in a bile duct. This will cause extreme pain, and possible surgery to remove the stone. If this happens to occur during a flush, many people take a couple extra tablespoons of Epsom Salts to further dilate the bile ducts to move the stone through, and can also take more olive oil.
Gallbladder and Gallstones
Many people believe gallstones are only found in the gallbladder, which is a false assumption. They are formed mostly in the liver and often get trapped in the bile ducts as well. 20% of people will develop gallstones in their gallbladder and sadly, have this critical organ removed. I personally have never understood this. If your toilet is clogged, do you solve the problem be tearing out the toilet? No, you unclog your toilet. That is what this program does, unclogs your liver and gallbladder. I have yet to meet a person, having their gallbladder removed, that did not have digestive complications for the rest of their life. Doctors still erroneously tell people they don’t need their gallbladder and it will not affect their life in any way, which is preposterous. God gave us all of our organs, we should consider doing all we can to take care of them, and keep them functioning as designed. In addition, just because you had your gallbladder removed does not mean the body does not continue producing stones. Again, most stones are formed in the liver, so you will continue to have problems. After gallbladder surgery was performed, did you change your lifestyle? Do you know why and how the stones were formed in the first place? Have you done anything to prevent this happening for the future? This is most likely because you weren’t educated on any of this crucial knowledge. Buckle up, and get ready to learn what may be the most important, yet simple, thing you could do for your long-term health.
Gallstones in the Liver
This is one the biggest reasons people become ill. Doctors fail to recognize gallstones in the liver most of the time. One reason is because they rely so heavily on blood testing that they miss this. They may find high liver enzymes in the blood, and often people with severe liver congestion so no signs of increased enzyme levels. Liver enzymes become elevated when there is advanced liver cell destruction. Those liver enzymes are supposed to stay inside the liver, and when they are leaking out, this is a sign of liver damage that should be immediately addressed. Most doctors are not even aware that gallstones form in the liver. The liver has direct control over the growth and function of almost every cell in the body. Sickness and illness starts with obstruction. And usually these obstructions come from the intestinal tract, liver or kidneys. If you get these organs all working properly, and cleared of debris, the body will heal very quickly. I have personally seen this with my clients, and natural health practitioners throughout the ages will tell you the exact same thing, from Hippocrates to Bernard Jensen, V.E. Irons, and Andreas Moritz with a lot in between.
Most people in the developed world (important distinction, because most cultures in the world that live off the land properly have never developed or heard of gallstones) have accumulated hundreds, if not thousands of stones in their liver. You will see them come out after doing your flushes and will be amazed! These stones block the liver bile ducts, stressing the organs. This can result in very complex disease conditions. Most people with chronic illnesses have thousands of stones congesting their bile ducts, liver and gallbladder. By removing these stones, while maintaining a balanced lifestyle and nutrition program, most symptoms will begin to disappear.
Congestion and Stagnation in the Body
Here is a quick description of what happens when congestion occurs internally. Cells are blocked from receiving oxygen and nutrients. Wastes are not able to be eliminated efficiently from the cells. Blood capillaries become blocked and circulation slows. The cells are starving for nutrients! As a survival mechanism, these cells may utilize metabolic wastes to replicate. This causes cell mutation leading to cancer. Cancer is the result of a sick and toxic body that must rely on poisonous waste to stay alive because of severe stagnation in the tissues, blood and organs. This is the last attempt by the body to stay alive, a defense mechanism. I have an entire section on cancer on my website. Yes, cancer is horrible, sad and scary, but you should also understand that it isn’t something mystical that strikes out of nowhere for no reason. It is the body attempting to stay alive!
If constipated, the holding back of fecal matter in the intestinal tract creates a breeding ground for disease. This might be viruses, bacterial infections, candida overgrowth and other fungus, parasites, etc. Kidney infection/failure may occur from stone buildup. This may obstruct urine flow, and lead to fluid retention, weight and gain and other symptoms. Waste builds up in the chest and lungs, creating mucus. Lung infections occur to try and destroy damaged, weak lung cells. If congestion is not cleared naturally, pus gets trapped in lung tissues and bacteria start to grow. They usually label this pneumonia or a staph infection. We could go on, but the point is this. Sickness and illness comes from toxemia, the
buildup of toxic waste in the system through blockages and stagnation in the system. You can put whatever label you want on the resulting symptoms, but the cause is the same.
This is the most important factory in your body. We know that without it, life is impossible. The liver is responsible for maintaining the body’s fuel supply, breaking down complex chemicals, synthesizing protein molecules, deactivating and eliminating poisons like alcohol, smoke, synthetic chemicals from food additives, pesticides and pharmaceutical drugs. These wastes are eliminated via a labyrinth called the bile duct network. When the bile ducts are obstructed, a myriad of symptoms arise.
A healthy liver filters 3 pints of blood each minute and produces up to 1.5 quarts of bile per day. One example of disturbed blockage in the liver is an increase in hormones such as estrogen and aldosterone. When these hormones are not broken down and detoxified, their concentration in the blood rises, causing tissue swelling and water retention. Many oncologists believe excess estrogen levels to be a leading cause of breast cancer.
The liver also manufactures cholesterol. This is an essential building material of cells, hormones and bile. Taking statin drugs STOPS the production of cholesterol in the liver, an absolutely ignorant method for reducing cholesterol in the body. This group of pharmaceuticals is one of the greatest crimes of this century.
Importance of Bile
The liver produces 1 to 1.5 quarts of bile daily. Without bile, most of the foods you eat would stay partially or completely undigested. Bile is responsible for emulsifying fats for proper breakdown, absorption and elimination. It is also necessary to stimulate peristalsis to maintain regular bowel movements. For example, the small intestines cannot digest and absorb calcium from the food you eat without sufficient bile. When fat is not absorbed, calcium is not absorbed, causing a deficiency. Most bone density problems come from poor digestion, not calcium deficiency as modern medicine is erroneously led to believe. I have an entire section on calcium on my website, but just keep these points in mind. High amounts of bone density problems have just occurred within the last 50 years, did human beings after thousands of years stop consuming calcium. Have you ever heard of an animal in the wild, especially herbivores, having bone density problems? They eat grass all day, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, etc. You are not calcium deficient! Your body just isn’t working properly and absorbing the foods you are consuming. Even if your body received more than enough calcium from foods or supplements, a shortage of bile would render the calcium useless. The presence of gallstones also raises the level of harmful acids, some of which must be neutralized by calcium leached from the bones and teeth, causing further problems.
Symptoms of Gallstones
- Low appetite Food Cravings Digestive disorders Constipation
- Clay colored stool Diarrhea Hernia Flatulence
- Hemorrhoids Pain on right side Breathing difficulty Liver cirrhosis
- Hepatitis Infections High cholesterol Pancreatitis
- Heart disease Duodenal Ulcers Nausea Vomiting
- Angry personality Depression Impotence Prostate problems
- Urinary problems Hormone Imbalance Menopause issues Vision problems
- Skin disorders Liver spots Dizziness/Fainting Loss of muscle
- Excessive weight Should/back pain Dark color under eyes Poor complexion
- Coated tongue Scoliosis Gout Frozen shoulder
- Stiff neck Asthma Headache/Migraine Tooth/gum problems
- Yellow eyes/skin Sciatica Numbness in legs Joint problems
- Knee problems Osteoporosis Obesity Chronic fatigue
- Kidney disease Cancer MS/Fibromyalgia Alzheimer’s
- Cold extremities Insomnia Greasy hair, hair loss Nightmares
- Stiff joints Stiff muscles Hot/cold flashes
Imbalances of the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts
The liver secretes bile, which passes via the two hepatic ducts into the common hepatic duct. This runs 1.5 inches, joining the cystic duct that connects to the gallbladder. Bile continues to the intestinal tract, but most of it must first pass into the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear shaped pouch, protruding from the bile duct, attached to the posterior side of the liver.
Normally, the gallbladder holds about 2 fluid ounces of bile. The gallbladder walls contract and eject bile when acidic foods, fatty foods and most protein foods enter the duodenum from the stomach. The body uses bile salts contained in bile to emulsify the fat and help digestion. Once bile salts have completed this task, they travel down the intestine to be reabsorbed in the small intestine and carried back to the liver. Congestion reduces bile salt formation, causing gallstones. This leaves large amounts of fat undigested in the system.
Typically, gallstones keep growing in size for about eight years before noticeable symptoms begin to appear. Large stones are calcified and show up on an ultrasound, others may never show up. 95% of all people have hundreds if not thousands of stones. Without normal bile secretions, the body cannot digest and absorb vitamins, minerals or any foods properly. Undigested foods will ferment and putrefy in the small and large intestines. Bacteria are attracted to speed decomposition. The breakdown products, or bacterial excretions, are very toxic. This irritates the mucus membranes, which is the defense line of the body. This constant bombardment can create a number of problems such as diarrhea, constipation, abdominal gas, Chron’s, ulcerative colitis, diverticular disorders, hernias, polyps, dysentery, appendicitis, as well as benign or malignant tumors.
Cholesterol is critical for every cell of the body. It produces nerve tissue, bile and hormones. We produce ½ to 1 gram daily, depending upon the needs of the body. The body produces 400 times more cholesterol than you get from eating 3.5 ounces of butter. In other words, the foods you eat have very little to do with your cholesterol levels, if anything at all. The main producers of cholesterol are the liver
and small intestines. Cholesterol is transported through the blood to perform various tasks throughout the body. LDL (low density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein) are in charge of transporting cholesterol throughout the body.
LDL, commonly known as “bad” cholesterol, leaves the bloodstream via the liver. Once gallstones form in the liver and bile ducts, it blocks this escape route. Therefore bile production drops, and cholesterol becomes backed up in the bloodstream. Barely a cup of bile, or even less is produced when the bile ducts are blocked. The HDL, or “good” cholesterol is able to leave the bloodstream through ordinary capillaries, whereas the LDL is not. There is not really a “good” or “bad” cholesterol, but this is where the terms come from, based on their ability, or inability to leave the body and not back up. The other reason for these terms is because LDL brings fats into the bloodstream, whereas HDL carries them away.
Because of excessive protein accumulated in blood vessel walls, especially those of high consumption meat eaters, cracks and wounds begin to form. Cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol will rush to patch those wounds. In other words, your “bad” cholesterol is saving your life! This is why conventional doctors still link high cholesterol to heart disease, because it is always found during surgery. But the fact is, this patchwork was helping you.
Coronary heart problems usually do not occur unless gallstones have impacted the bile ducts of the liver. Removing these stones can not only prevent heart attack and stroke, but it can also reverse heart disease and heart muscle damage.
Statin drugs artificially lower cholesterol levels in the blood by blocking the enzyme in the liver responsible for producing cholesterol. Therefore, bile is not formed properly, hindering digestion and increasing gallstone risk. Side effects of statins include kidney failure, liver disease and yes, heart disease! Cholesterol does far more good than harm. We must stop the war on cholesterol! “Bad” cholesterol only attaches to the walls of arteries to repair problems, averting immediate heart trouble – it does not cause it. The body, in its intelligent design, will never purposefully commit suicide. Cholesterol never attaches itself to the walls of veins, only arteries. Why? Veins to do not absorb proteins in their membranes causing damage like arteries do. But the blood flow is slower in veins than in arteries, so one would think cholesterol would cause damage here as well. This is not the case. Remember, again that cholesterol serves as a repair mechanism to damaged arterial walls. The theory that LDL is a cause of coronary heart disease is unproved and unscientific. In fact, science points the other direction. It has misled the general population to believe cholesterol is an enemy and should be destroyed.
Finally, elevated LDL cholesterol is not a cause of heart disease, it is a consequence of an unbalanced liver, a congested, dehydrated circulatory system, and poor nutrition and lifestyle. The reason that lowering cholesterol levels cannot prevent heart disease is because low cholesterol levels do not cause heart disease!
The Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system is probably the most unappreciated and least understood system in the body. It is nicknamed the “river of life.” Obstruct this river, and the consequences can be severe. There are twice as many lymph vessels in the body than blood vessels. It helps clear the body of metabolic wastes, foreign materials and cellular debris. The amount of nourishment received and efficiency of the cells in the body are directly dependent on the lymph system.
Harmful material is filtered and neutralized in the lymph nodes. Poor circulation in the lymph causes an overload of foreign, harmful waste to accumulate in the tissues. The thymus, tonsils and spleen all begin to suffer. When the lymph sacks are congested and no longer able to throw off poisons and degenerate proteins, the result can be lymph edema (swelling of the lymphatic system). This may feel like hard knots in the area of the belly button. Don’t think a growing tummy, or beer belly as they like to call it, isn’t a ticking time bomb. Anyone with a bloated abdomen suffers from lymphatic congestion and/or intestinal blockages.
80% of the lymph is directly tied to the intestines, making this key for the immune system. Lymph blockage often occurs slowly, without any symptoms. Some people may begin to get “water retention.” This is an early warning sign. Almost all illness can be tied to some sort of lymphatic blockage or imbalance. The origin is often a congested liver. In the extreme, lymphoma or cancer of the lymph may result, of which Hodgkin’s is the most common type.
When lymph drainage from the glands is inefficient, the glands themselves become congested. This results in a lack of proper hormone secretion. This involves the thyroid, adrenals and can result in behavioral disorders as well like dementia. Liver congestion may also increase hormone levels in the blood, causing major hormone imbalances. High amounts of blood cortisol levels can cause excessive fat accumulation in the body. If estrogens are not broken down properly, breast cancer risk increases. If insulin levels are not managed, the cells may become resistant to insulin.
Do You Have Gallstones?
-Black spots, small or large brown patches the color of freckles or moles. They may appear on right or left side of forehead, between eyebrows and under eyes. Liver spots on the back of hands and forearms. These spots may also appear where thumb and index finger meet. Liver spots are not due to the sun or “normal aging.” This is a myth. Liver spots come from compromised liver function.
-Vertical wrinkles between eyebrows. One, two, even three lines may appear. This shows gallstones in liver and the liver may be enlarged and hardened. The deeper and longer the wrinkles, the more liver function is affected. A line near right eyebrow can indicate spleen congestion as well. Anger arises when bile flow is prevented. Anger can also trigger gallstone formation. Pimples or growth of hair between eyebrows can also indicate concerns.
-Horizontal wrinkles across bridge of nose. This can indicate pancreatic issues caused by gallstones
-Green or dark color of temple area at sides of head. This shows underactive liver, gallbladder or pancreas activity due to stone formation.
-Oily skin on forehead reflects poor liver performance from gallstones. Excessive perspiration on forehead is also an indicator. Yellow color of facial skin or eyes indicates weakness of liver and gallbladder.
-Hair loss specific to central region of the head. This indicates congestion of liver, heart, small intestines, pancreas and reproductive organs.
-Hardening and thickening at top of nose, or nose is constantly red or nose is bending towards the left.
-Skin color under eyes is yellowish, water containing bags under eyelids, white cloud covering the pupil of the eye, constant redness in white of the eye, or eyes have lost luster or shininess
-Tongue is coated yellow or white, especially in back of tongue, teeth impressions on side of tongue, pimples on tongue, cracks on tongue, bad breath, frequent belching, crust formations on corners of the mouth, dark spots or patches on lips, swollen lips, swollen and bleeding gums, tooth problems.
-White, fatty skin on fingertip, dark red fingernails, vertical ridges in fingernails, hard protrusion at ball of the foot, yellow color of feet, hardness at tip of 4th toe or callus in area under 4th toe, curving of first toe, white color and rugged surface between 4th and 5th toe.
-Pain in right shoulder, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, numbness in legs, sciatica. Although these might not seem to be tied to directly to gallstones, often a flush will see these symptoms disappear. Everything in the body is inter-connected.
Cause of Gallstones
Bile consists of water, mucus, bile pigment, bile salts, cholesterol, enzymes and beneficial bacteria. Any change in this composition can form stones.
-Insufficient water intake is a major contributing factor
-Eating too much food. Overeating, and eating more often than the body needs to sustain itself causes a major burden on digestion. The digestive juices become depleted, unable to break down the enormous amounts of food being consumed. Undigested food putrefies and ferments. Toxins begin to back up and congestion is inevitable. This leads to lymphatic blockage and thickening of the blood. All this overworks the liver and elimination channels.
Digestive problems, leading to intestinal disorders deplete bile salts in the body. This leads to formation of gallstones. Imbalanced blood and lymph, caused by overeating, or eating the wrong foods, leads to decreased blood flow. This alters bile composition, producing gallstones. This further congests blood and lymph due to blockages caused by the stones. The more you overeat, the fewer the nutrients that become available to the cells of the body, creating cell starvation. This leads to urges and cravings, always feeling hungry. Ever known someone who could eat a huge McDonald’s meal and be hungry an
hour later? Their cells are starving for nutrition. *Imbalanced liver activity and gallstones results in cravings and desires to snack all the time.
-Do not eat heavy meals, especially in the evening. Secretion of bile and enzymes drop rapidly after 6pm. That big evening meal turns into toxic waste in the intestines, with no way to be broken down properly. This is a major contributor of gallstones in the liver. Do not eat before bed!
-Do not overeat proteins. There is a myth about how much protein our body needs. Again, it is usually not a protein deficiency in the diet, but a lack of proper digestion causing the imbalance. Excess protein consumption causes the liver to produce extra cholesterol, more than needed. The excess combines with bile salts to form small crystals, or stones. The American diet rich in dairy products and animal flesh result in very high levels of gallstones.
-Stress, smoking, alcohol and caffeinated beverages all increase gallstone formation
-If you already have gallbladder issues, the following foods will irritate the condition. Eggs, pork, greasy foods, onion, fowl, pasteurized dairy, ice cream, coffee, chocolate, citrus fruits, corns, beans and nuts. Although from experience, I have never seen any issues with lemon and believe it is a great aid in breaking down stones in the body and excess calcification.
-Dehydration. The following cause dehydration and thicken the blood, forcing the cells to give up water. To avoid self destruction, the cells will often hold on to water. This may cause water retention and weight gain. Dehydration affects fluidity of the bile, forming gallstones.
* Lack of water intake, minimum half of body weight in ounces daily
* Diuretics such as coffee, black and green tea, alcohol, beer, wine, soda
* Stimulating foods such as meat, hot spices, chocolate, sugar, tobacco, drugs, soda, artificial sweeteners
*Watching television for several hours each day
*Overeating and excessive weight gain
Low Fat Diets
Foods high in protein are still held in high regard for physical strength and vitality, while fats are seen as the bad guys. This has resulted in major increases in heart disease, atherosclerosis, liver and gallbladder dysfunction. Heart attacks used to be very rare throughout the world until the last hundred years. Overconsumption of protein foods has only been around for 50 years, directly linked to an increased rate of heart disease. Even the American Medical Association admitted that a vegetarian diet could prevent 97% of all thrombosis leading to heart attacks. Overeating animal proteins leads to a thickening of the liver blood vessels, leading to gallstone formation.
So when problems arise with the heart, weight gain, etc. doctors tell patients to stop eating fats. This prevents the gallbladder from emptying its bile contents, leading to poor fat digestion. Then when the body runs short of fats and fat soluble vitamins, the liver increases cholesterol production, resulting in formation of more stones, a vicious cycle. One must perform a series of flushes, removing all stones, before proper fat digestion and assimilation can again occur.
Gallstone formation is four times higher in women than in men. Women using birth control pills or HRT, Hormone Replacement Therapy, have an even high rate. Oral contraceptives and estrogens double your risk for gallstone development. Any woman in menopause can benefit from a series of liver flushes.
A stressful lifestyle can alter the natural bacterial flora, leading to gallstone formation. Make sure you give yourself enough time and do not feel pressured. Remember that we create our own environments. I’ll never forget a story I heard once.
There was a fisherman who was on his way back into shore after making his catch, and was greeted by a young businessman who happened to be there on vacation.
Business man – “How come you’re back in so early, you didn’t seem to catch much, weren’t they biting?”
Fisherman – “They were biting fine, we always come back at this time. We catch just enough for what our family needs, and if we have extra we give it to the neighbors.”
Business man – “Well if you stayed out longer you could catch some extra and sell it for extra profit.”
Fisherman – “Well every afternoon I play with my kids, spend time in the garden, have tea with my grandmother and spend some time with my wife and friends usually playing cards into the evening.”
Business man – “Well you could spend more time fishing, make some extra money, buy a bigger boat, maybe even start a business. You could make lots of money, and then in 20 years or so you could retire and have all the free time you want.”
Fisherman – “And do what? Play with my kids, spend time in the garden, have tea with my grandmother and play cards with my wife and friends. No thanks, I don’t need to waste 20 years of my life.”
Continuous life pressures cause frustrations, which may turn to anger. Anger is an indication of severe stress. This is tough on the body, which can be physically measured by hormones in the body produced by the adrenals such as adrenaline. Under sever stress, hormones increase heartbeat, raise blood pressure, constrict blood vessels and damage the digestive system. It restricts the flow of digestive juices. If this is a concern or issue for you, not only should you work on physical concerns, but also relaxation techniques. Stress and anxiety can quickly drive us towards poor health. The good news is, after eliminating stones in the system, you will become naturally more calm and relaxed, so it is a great place to start. But also begin making lifestyle changes that create a positive environment in your life
that includes, work, play, relationships, God and time outdoors. Peace and joy should be our goals, not stress, anger and anxiety.
Conventional Medicine and Gallstones
Treatment usually involves either dissolving the stones directly or removing the gallbladder. These treatments are completely ineffective on the large amounts of stones that collect in the liver and bile ducts however. Removal of the gallbladder may remove temporary pain, but does not increase bile flow, because stones stuck in the liver bile ducts still prevent bile secretion. And if the gallbladder is removed, the bile just constantly drips and dribbles into the small intestine. This restricts the ability of the body to properly digest fats, and creates buildup in the intestinal tract and lymphatic system. Now stones will continue to develop and deposit in the liver and bile ducts. Do you think that because the gallbladder was removed that stone formation stops? If you understand how stones are formed, as previously discussed, you will realize this makes absolutely no sense.
77,000 Americans had their gallbladder removed in 1996, and the numbers have only increased. Does anyone really think that the gallbladder is the bad guy and removing it will solve the problems? Many doctors have that attitude. The New England Journal of Medicine stated that the procedure can cause hemorrhage, inflammation of the pancreas, and perforation of the duodenal wall. There may be injury and obstruction of bile ducts and leakage of bile into the abdomen, increase risk of infections. Often times, removal of the gallbladder does not solve the problems. We must always look to the source of what is causing problems in the body.
The Liver and Gallbladder Flush
This is one of the most amazing things you can do for your health. The flush requires six day of preparation, followed by 16-20 hours of cleansing. Here is the shopping list:
Apple Juice – six 32oz containers, which is 1.5 gallons
Or Malic Acid Powder (One teaspoon per quart of water)
Epsom Salts – 4 Tablespoons
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (best is Tasteful Olive in Overland Park, KS. Tell Jean Vaughn sent you!) – 4oz.
Fresh Grapefruit (pink best) or lemon/orange combination – 6oz.
2 pint jars, one with lid
For six days, do the following:
- Avoid processed foods, all meat products, dairy products, packaged foods and sugar. Basically eat a vegetarian diet for these six days, avoiding sugar and processed foods. Drink only lemon water, herbal teas and the apple juice as recommended below.
-Every day drink one quart (32oz) of fresh organic apple juice, local or fresh juiced is best, non-pasteurized is best, but not always possible. The malic acid softens the stones. You can also take malic acid in powder form if you have problems with apple juice. I can provide that for you. If you start going
to the bathroom too much right away, just from the apple juice, you can dilute with water. Drink it slowly throughout the entire day. Also drink regular water intake.
** Note I recommend malic acid over apple juice as straight apple juice is a lot of sugar for the body which also feeds unwanted organisms. One teaspoon of malic acid per quart of water.
-Avoid cold or chilled foods and liquids. Eat and drink warm, or room temperature foods. Do not overeat, eat small meals. Avoid foods from animal sources, dairy products, fried foods and processed foods during this 6 days. Otherwise, eat normal meals.
-Cleanse on a weekend or when you will have the most time, specifically for the day of the actual flush, day 6. The new moon is best for the flush, or anytime between the new and full moons. Do not flush on the day of a full moon as the body holds more fluids in the brain and tissues on this day.
-Cleanse your colon before or ideally, the day of your flush, day 6. A colonic is best. Natural High Wellness Center does colonics, conveniently located in the same building as Spirit of Health at 9341 W. 75th Street on Overland Park, KS. 913-901-8699, speak with Angel. This will minimize discomfort or nausea and prevent back flushing of the oil mixture or wastes being cleansed out. It also helps to more quickly eliminate the gallstones.
-On day 6, drink all 32oz of apple juice in the morning or malic acid powder water. If hungry, eat a very light breakfast, oatmeal or fruits. Avoid all other foods. For lunch you can have steamed vegetables with rice, but make it a small meal. Do not eat any protein foods, butter or oil, add nothing to your steamed vegetables or rice. Do not eat or drink anything besides water after 1:30pm! Otherwise this may affect your passing of the stones.
The Actual Flush, Day 6
6pm – Add 4 tablespoons of Epsom salts to 24 ounces of water. This makes four 6oz servings. Drink the first glass, 6oz. now. It is bitter, tastes like a rubber hose to me. You can pinch your nostrils or use a straw if desired. This dilates the bile ducts, helping the stones to pass. Set out citrus fruit so that it is room temperature for use.
8pm – Drink second 6oz. glass of Epsom salts
9:30pm – if you have not yet had any bowel movements, take a water enema which will trigger bowel movements
9:45pm – Wash grapefruits (or lemons/oranges) and squeeze them by hand to remove pulp. You will need 6oz of juice. Pour the juice, along with the 4oz of extra virgin olive oil in a pint jar, close lid and shake vigorously, 20 times or so until watery. If you still feel you need to go the restroom, go ahead.
10pm – Stand next to bed, drink your concoction. You may use a straw or close nostrils. Drink it in one gulp if possible. Try to drink within 5 minutes at most.
LIE DOWN IMMEDIATELY!!!
This is critical to release stones. Turn off lights, lie flat on back, with head elevated higher than abdomen using pillows. If not comfortable, lie on your right side in the fetal position with knees pulled up. Lie still, do not speak, and put your attention on the liver and the moving of the stones. Some people put a castor oil pack over liver area.
You may feel stones traveling along the bile ducts. There should be no pain or spasms at all. If you feel the urge to have a bowel movement during the night, go ahead. Otherwise, sleep. You can see the stones released during your bowel movement.
The Next Morning
6am – Drink another 6oz glass of Epsom salts. Rest, read, pray, meditate, go back to sleep. You can even do light exercise, stretching, or yoga.
8am – Drink last 6oz glass of Epsom salts
10am – You may drink fresh squeezed juice, then 30 minutes later a piece of fruit, and an hour later a light meal. By the same evening or the next morning you should be back to normal, and probably feeling really good.
Expect a number of bowel movements, with gallstones and food residues. Only bile from the liver forms the green colored stones you will see. There may be tan or white stones, which are calcified and will sink to the bottom of the stool. You may see white or tan colored foam which may be cholesterol crystals and/or mucus your body has release, all good things!
**Understand that it might take 5,6,10, even 12 flushes to eliminate all stones. Once you start this process, you want to continue with flushes until you have no stones at all for two flushes. Leaving the liver half clean may cause a return of symptoms as more stone are moved forward. If your recovery seems short-lived, don’t be discouraged. It takes multiple flushes to undo years and years of buildup and damage. Each cleanse will become more and more effective as the function of the liver and gallbladder increases. You can do a flush every 3 weeks or once per month. After you are stone free for two consecutive flushes, do one every 6-8 months for maintenance. If gallstones are trapped in the colon, a colonic will clear them out. They can cause irritation, headache, discomfort, etc. if not addressed. A coffee enema or colonic will be of great benefit in this case.
** This flush should be ideally after doing a colon cleanse and/or kidney cleanse. Cleansing the colon first ensures proper elimination of gallstones. If your colon is severely congested or have a history of constipation, you want to clean your colon 2-3 times before attempting a liver/gallbladder flush. You should also cleanse the kidneys at some time as well. This can be done by drinking a kidney tea to break down kidney stones. A kidney and liver flush can be combined, but don’t drink the kidney tea on the actual day of the liver flush.
Drink water during your cleanse, except right before and right after taking the Epsom salts (allow 20 minutes). Also, don’t drink water after 9:30pm at night.
Consuming foods and herbal products that work to break down and soften stones naturally will help this process tremendously. These foods can be consumed for 6-12 months while you are doing a series of flushes, or you may choose a couple of them to do long-term for the rest of your life as a preventative. Here are some of my favorite choices, all available at Spirit of Health:
- Lemon in your water, drink LOTS of water, always
- Gold Coin Grass and Chanca Piedra
- Liver supportive herbs and formulas including dandelion, milk thistle, turmeric, bupleurum, artichoke, etc.
- Stone Free by Planetary Herbals
- Digestive Bitters before each meal or 2x daily on empty stomach
- Malic acid containing foods. Apple, apple cider vinegar, cranberry and cherries.
Has Your Gallbladder Been Removed?
Before liver cleansing, you want to drink cranberry juice, from a good cranberry concentrate for 2-3 weeks first. You may also need a bile supplement, such as ox bile.
Who Should Not Use Apple Juice
If you suffer from diabetes, hypoglycemia, yeast infections (candida), cancer or stomach ulcers, apple juice should not be used. You may replace the apple juice with malic acid in powder form. Take 1 teaspoon of malic acid powder to 32oz of room temperature water. Drink this throughout the day. Cranberry juice can be used. Mix 4oz of juice with 4oz of water 4 times per day. Finally, you may use apple cider vinegar, mixing 1-2 tablespoons in a glass of water and drinking 4 servings per day.
Feeling Sick or Undesired Results
If you feel sick during the flush, don’t be alarmed. The gallbladder may eject bile with such force that oil backs into the stomach, causing vomiting. If you do not see results, make sure you followed directions accurately. If you followed directions properly, consider the following:
-You may have congestion in liver bile ducts due to extreme stones. It may take 2-3 flushes before stones start coming out, but they will.
-Chanca Piedra or stone breaker, can help with the release of stones. I also recommend Planetary Formula’s “Stone Free” product to be taken at all times when not doing the flush until stones are gone. You can drink Chanca Piedra tea or take in liquid tincture form. This is available at Spirit of Health. 2-3 daily cups of chamomile tea may help dissolve stones. A piece of flannel soaked with heated raw apple cider vinegar, or warm castor oil may be applied to liver/gallbladder region for 20 minutes. Grape
bitters may be taken ½ tsp 2-3 times per day on empty stomach to stimulate bile secretion and gallbladder function. You may also drink 3 tablespoons of undiluted lemon juice 15 minutes before breakfast every morning for a week which stimulates the gallbladder and helps dissolve stones.
-Flush your liver twice a year
-Keep your colon clean, make sure you have regular movements, have a series of colonics done, keep the intestinal flora in bowel strong
-Aloe Vera Juice is great for the colon
-Do a kidney cleanse
-Drink clean, ionized water
-Stay hydrated, drink plenty of water
-Avoid alcohol, soda, coffee and other caffeine
-Do not over eat, eat small portions
-Eat a vegetarian based diet, if eating meat, make it once per day max, size that can fit in palm of hand max
-Eat pure sea salt or Himalayan pink salt
-Get enough sleep
-Don’t work too hard
-Get sunlight every day if possible
-Take herbs for the liver
-Replace mercury fillings
-Balance your emotional stresses