Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse

Liver flushes reduce the toxic load your liver is carrying around and increase the liver’s effectiveness. Liver flushes are wonderful for chronic illnesses, allergies, gallbladder problems, hormonal imbalances, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. The liver controls so much that a liver flush is a great, relatively easy way to quickly improve your health with minimal costs. There are entire books on the history and science behind liver flushes; I have provided a general overview of this time-tested remedy here.

All gallstones begin in the liver as liver stones and then move down the bile duct and get lodged in the gallbladder where they may calcify into hard stones. A liver flush naturally sucks out some of the gallstones and liver stones by encouraging the body to drop the stones into the small intestine to then be eliminated through the stool. I believe that ad-hoc liver flushes were included in most major religions. (Though Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism do not refer to the events as liver flushes, but fasting followed by high-fat meals elicits the same bodily response) There are many variations on the liver flush, but here are the basics for a pain-free experience. Remember, the liver flush should not be attempted until one has eaten a diet free from sugar, preservatives, and refined foods for at least 30 days and most people will need to do three-weeks of liver support protocol first as well.

1.       Drink apple juice or malic acid for six days (32 ounces per day between meals).
2.       During the six days of apple juice be sure to follow the Equilibrium Diet, which avoids caffeine, meat at night, sugar, refined products, and processed food.

3.       On the sixth day you will drink all of your apple juice between breakfast and lunch (all 32 ounces) and you should not eat or drink anything but water after 2:00 p.m.

4.       At 6:00 p.m. on the sixth day drink Epsom salt water (¾ cup water with 1 tablespoon Epsom salt, also called magnesium sulfate).
5.       At 8:00 p.m. drink another ¾ cup of Epsom salt water
6.       At 10:00 p.m. perform the actual flush. Mix ¾ cup of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice with ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil. Pour in a glass jar and shake vigorously. Chug immediately and lie down in bed on your back; focus on your liver for 20 minutes and then go to sleep.
7.       At 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. the next morning, drink additional rounds of ¾ cup water and 1 tablespoon Epsom salts.
8.       At 9:00 a.m. you may start eating/drinking normally but lightly. Your body has just undergone big changes so take it easy on your liver for the next few days!

The flush works by using the malic acid in apple juice to soften the stones; this makes the stones easier to pass and loosens them from the liver tissues. The apple juice should never include added sugar. If you are sensitive to the natural fruit sugar, you can replace all, or part, of the 32 ounces a day with raw apple cider vinegar (2 tbsp. = 1 glass or 8 ounces of apple juice), some cranberry juice, or malic acid powder in water. I have always seen the best results using just apple juice (and sometimes a little apple cider vinegar added to the apple juice).

The magnesium sulfate softens the bile ducts so the stones can pass through pain-free. You may feel some gurgling or movement as the stones trickle down, but you will not feel the pain of a “gallbladder attack” when drinking the Epsom salt water. It is also a mild laxative and will help wash all of the stones out of your colon the next day (and clean it out the night before so the stones won’t get stuck)!

A sort of magnetic attraction occurs and the stones rush out to meet the negatively charged oil mixture. Some nausea is common during your first liver flush because so many stones are flushed that they back up into the stomach cavity (this usually occurs in the middle of the night and will pass eventually). Even with the risk of nausea, the results of the liver flush are well worth the cost, offering immediate increases in energy, flexibility, and mental sharpness. The key to the liver flush is to keep doing them every four to six weeks until you do not pass any stones. For most people, this may take six to twelve flushes. I had to flush probably ten times before I didn’t see any stones.

You want to be sure to get all of the stones out; you do not want them stuck in the intestines from eating constipating foods. This is why I list the liver flush as the last cleanse; the bowels should be accustomed to quality food and moving regularly by the time you do a liver flush. To prevent stones from getting stuck, follow the liver flush directions precisely; when you have completed the flush you can do several coffee enemas to encourage stone elimination. You could have a colonic session (colon hydrotherapy) or use a colenema board (essentially, an at-home colonic). Lastly, you can take a specific magnesium powder known to oxygenate and clear the colon (Coloson). I use the Coloson and coffee enemas, and I have never had any problems. I suggest reading, The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush, by Andres Moritz for all the details.

There are several internet sites that try to discredit the liver flush. In most cases, the authors are criticizing something they clearly have not tried. One criticism is that the olive oil is just coagulating in the intestines and that is what people are defecating and seeing. I personally kept doing flushes until no more stones came out; if coagulation was the only action happening, everyone should see stones with every flush—this is not the case. I also did mini-liver flushes in the middle of gallbladder attacks with instant relief. This may not be for everyone but it has worked extremely well for me and the people I have worked with!