Liver/Gallbladder Flush (7-day program)
1. Day 1-6
- Eat 4-6 apples (green apples like Granny Smith work best) or drink 4-5 glasses of organic, unfiltered apple juice from morning to night. (You can eat normally, unless you have experience fasting. Fast only under supervision.)
- Approximately 1 hour
before bed mix:
- 2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil* - cold pressed is best
- 2 tbsp (30ml) lemon juice - freshly squeezed is best (or use grapefruit juice).
- 8 oz of filtered nonchlorinated water (use hot water if you want)
Drink down and go to bed and lie on right side. Repeat for 6 days.
2. Day 7 - Give yourself an enema first thing in the morning.
- Repeat step 1a
- 1 hour before bed mix:
- 2/3 cup (200ml) olive oil*
- 1/3 cup (100ml) lemon juice
- 8 oz filtered, nonchlorinated water
Sip slowly, when done go to bed and lie on right side.
In a.m., give yourself a chlorophyll or coffee enema or have a colonic. This step is a must, because if your colon is not cleared completely prior to this flush you will experience unpleasant symptoms such as; nausea, heartburn, cramping, headaches etc. These symptoms are due to the toxins in the stagnant bile that has been flushed out of the gallbladder into the intestines and the blood.
Please note: For those of you who have a very congested Liver/gallbladder, it may be necessary to use herbs that stimulate liver and that stimulate bile production.
* You can warm up the olive oil if you prefer, by placing glass in pot of hot tap water. (Do not heat oil on stove!)
An excerpt from a message posted on CureZone Liver Flush Forums:
Is there really any solid evidence that Gallstones can exit gallbladder?
If there was any solid evidence that Gallstones can exit gallbladder, why would any doctor claim that gallstones CAN NOT exit gallbladder?
Fact: Some gallstones (smaller gallstones) can exit gallbladder.
Fiction: All gallstones can exit gallbladder. Anyone believing that every stone can exit gallbladder is ignorant/uninformed or irrational. Rare stones can be even larger then 2 inch ( 5cm ) in smallest diameter.
Fiction: Gallstones can not exit gallbladder. Anyone believing that no stone can exit gallbladder is ignorant/uninformed or irrational. Stones can be smaller then 2 mm in diameter, and could easily travel through the bile ducts without any chance of causing obstruction.
Majority of gallstones starts their "life" as a microscopic crystal of cholesterol. Very few gallstones ever get a chance to grow larger then 2mm. Most are expelled while small as sand.
cholesterol = chole + sterol
cholesterol = Greek for solid bile
How do we know that some gallstones can exit gallbladder?
It is a well documented medical phenomenon.
Obstruction of the common bile duct is often
caused by gallstones that were expelled from the gallbladder:
Common bile duct stone References
Acute pancreatitis develops in 5% of all patients with gall stones and is more common in patients with multiple small stones, a wide cystic duct, and a common channel between the common bile duct and pancreatic duct. Small stones passing down the common bile duct and through the papilla may temporarily obstruct the pancreatic duct or allow reflux of duodenal fluid or bile into the pancreatic duct resulting in acute pancreatitis.
Let us do some math here.
20% of people may develop gallstones during their life
15% of people with gallstones may experience obstruction of the common bile duct
How many people may experience obstruction of the common bile duct?
Answer: 3% of total population where 20% have gallstones.
What about USA?
Population of USA: 300 million.
Question: Do all gallstones expelled from gallbladder end-up blocking common bile duct?
Answer: No, only gallstones that have specific size and/or shape.
By it's size and shape, the stone must be small enough or slim enough to pass through the cystic duct and exit gallbladder, but it should be large enough to stuck at the sphincter of oddi, and to block the flow of liquid bile and pancreatic juices into duodenum.
How many gallstones have that specific size and/or shape that would allow it to exit gallbladder, but would not allow it to pass through common bile duct or through the "sphincter of oddi"?
Nobody knows the answer to this question, of course.
But, we could estimate that less then 10% of all stones would qualify. That would be of course just an estimation.
We could estimate that 90% of gallstones (or gallbladder sand and sludge ) that exits gallbladder would not stuck in the common bile duct, and will never be registered. It would become feces.
What does that mean?
It could mean that majority of people with gallstones may have expelled some of their stones (or sand) at one time or another, without ever knowing it happened. Stones pass from bile ducts into intestines ... no pain ... no obstruction ... no symptoms ... no awareness .... nobody knows it happened. But it could be happening every day. That is what nature (evolution) intended for gallstones.
Remember that each stone starts as a microscopic crystal. Who could count the number of microscopic crystals that are existing gallbladder every day?
Why don't all stones pass?
Why don't gallbaldder get those crystals out before they become large enough?
There could be many reasons, like: the lack of phisical activity, poor diet, stress, dehydration, being owerweight, not drinking enough water, infection, illness, .... hundreds of oissible reasons.
What about USA?
Population of USA: 300 million.
Number of people who will develop gallstones: 20% = 60 million.
If 90% of them expel some smaller gallstones at one time or another during their life, then we have 54 million people who are going to pass or have already passed gallstones, and are not aware of it!!!
The sphincter of oddi is situated in the upper intestine, or duodenum, at the site where the common bile duct enters intestine. Normally, this sphincter functions as a one-way valve to allow bile and pancreatic secretions to enter the bowel, while preventing the contents of the bowel from backing up into these ducts.
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