Hi rookie flusher, Just a couple of things which helped me to get through the flushes. Use a straw to drink your Epsom Salt brew. Place it so the drink doesn't touch your taste buds (ie back of tongue.) Once you start drinking don't stop until all is down. I hold my nose as this seems to also lessen the taste. The olive oil if used with the grapefruit juice and shaken like a salad dressing before drinking is OK to swallow. I still use a straw. Best of luck. A hot water bottle placed over the liver area also helps. Health, peace and keep your sense of humour. Get rid of that "shit on the liver" and you will be a new person. Regards Nan from Australia.