The main function of the gallbladder is the storage of bile, which is formed continuously by the liver, but is delivered to the small intestine only after meals containing fat and protein. Bile producing areas are present throughout the liver. The pathways that carry the bile to the gallbladder do many things, including serving as detoxification channels. Many of the by-products from livers chemical manufacturing and blood detoxification are excreted through these to the intestines. Often the bile ducts and the gallbladder will accumulate sludge over time. When your bile ducts are cluttered with this sludge, bile and other detoxification by-products do not move freely.
Over time these toxins can build up in the gallbladder to the point of forming stones. The Gallbladder Flush helps the body to safely move the sludge and stones out through the intestines. This helps restore the normal functional capacity of the liver and gallbladder. With a gall bladder flush, you drink half cup of olive oil all at once. Your body perceives this as a major meal of fats and will quickly produce and release large amounts of bile to help digest (emulsify) the oil. Think of it as a fire hose! Large amounts of bile coming down through the bile system with more than normal force will move gallstones. Don’t be surprised if some appear in your stool the following day.
The Gall Bladder Flush should always be done with the supervision of a nutrition-oriented healthcare practitioner. This is a potent treatment that will often flush out gallstones. If a stone is too big to pass through the bile ducts, it can block a duct and cause serious problems. For this reason proper preparation with Liver Flush, apple juice, and any other remedies recommend by your healthcare practitioner must be followed first. During the Gallbladder Flush it is important to follow a healthy diet and avoid: all fats and foods containing fat, refined sweeteners, refined flour products, dairy, preservatives, dyes, alcohol, recreational drugs, caffeine, and white rice.
Monday through Saturday noon, drink as much organic, unfiltered apple juice or apple cider (not hard cider) as your appetite will permit. In addition, eat regular meals and take any supplements/prescription medicines that are part of your normal routine.
At noon on Saturday: eat a normal lunch.
Three hours later, take 2 teaspoons of Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate) or Celtic sea salt dissolved in about 2 ounces/60ml of hot water.
Epsom salts can be purchased at any drug store and Celtic sea salt is available online and at your local health food store. The taste may be objectionable, therefore take it as a shot and followed it with a little citrus juice.
Two hours later: repeat step 3.
Evening meal: as much citrus fruit as you would like, nothing else.
At bedtime you must have one of the following:
- a) ½ cup unrefined, organic olive oil followed by a small glass of citrus juice.
- b) ½ cup unrefined, organic olive oil blended with ½ cup of citrus juice.
Unrefined, organic olive oil can be purchased from any health food store.
Use a blender to whip the oil and citrus together. This will improve the taste and texture substantially.
Following step 6: go immediately to bed and lie on your right side with your right knee pulled up close to your chest for 30 minutes**
The next morning: one hour before breakfast: take 2 teaspoons of Epsom salts or Celtic sea salt dissolved in 2 ounces/60 ml of hot water, with a citrus juice chaser.
Some patients have occasionally reported slight to moderate nausea when taking the olive oil. This nausea should slowly disappear. If the oil induces vomiting, you must start at Step 1 again the following morning. By the time you have completed your second week of gallbladder cleansing this problem should be alleviated. This occurs only in rare instances.
This method of flushing the liver and gallbladder purges these organs like no other method! It is the release of the toxins that may make you feel nauseous. You will probably also experience loose stools; this is caused by the salts, which are taken to dilate the bile ducts which eases the passage of sludge and stones. Patients who have chronically suffered from gallstones, biliousness, backaches, nausea, etc. may find gallstone type objects in the stool the following day. These objects vary in size from grape seeds to cherry pits. If there seem to be a large number of these objects in the stool, the Liver and Gallbladder Flushes should be repeated after a two week break.
** pay special attention to when your bowels move after step 7, as well as to the nature of the wastes passed and discuss this with your practitioner.