This detoxification is a safe and simple way to release gallstones without surgery.
It enhances overall health when done annually. (I’ve been using it myself since the 1980’s.) This recipe or variations of it have brought relief, worldwide, for decades.
If in gallbladder pain:
first look at gallbladder pain relief suggestions
AND use this pain-relieving diet for 1-2 wks before the flush:
- Whole Grains (unrefined), fiber, wheat bran American Journal of Surgery 1978
- Increase Vegetable Protein (especially soy products ) British Medical Journal
- Consume lots of Pectin (apples, especially green apples) Experientia journal 1983
- Consume foods containing Cellulose (Celery and Crisp Fruits & Vegetables)
- Reduce (eliminate) Saturated Fat; no fried or deep fried foods
- Reduce (eliminate) Animal Meat intake Lipids journal
- Eliminate White Flour & White Sugar University of Florida Dept of Medicine 1983
- Avoid ice-cold foods and drinks – room temperature or slightly warm is best.
- Drink 8+ glasses of water per day to liquefy your bile.
Continue the above diet to prevent future gallbladder attacks.
Gallstone Flush (to pass stones on 7th day)
If you are in no pain, and using this cleanse as a preventative, you may start right in without the above diet changes.
1. For six consecutive days drink at least a quart (1-2 quarts) of organic apple juice per day. (Green apples have a higher pectin content than red apples. It would be best to juice green apples, but if not, then eat organic green apples in addition to your quota of apple juice.) Drink 8 glasses of water or more per day. You may have 5 cups chamomile tea per day. Hydration is important for this and every cleanse.
2. On the sixth day, eat a non-fat lunch. Three hours later, take 2 teaspoons Epsom salts dissolved in two ounces of hot water (may use more water, but it tastes bad any way you do it – can follow it with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice). Try to drink one gallon of water during the next couple hours.
3. Five hours after lunch, repeat 2 teaspoons Epsom salts, as above. Supper is grapefruit, grapefruit juice or other citrus. If you can’t eat citrus, substitute apple juice.
4. After finishing your bedtime routine and last bathroom visit, just before bed: mix a half-cup (120ml) freshly squeezed lemon or grapefruit juice with a half-cup (120ml) of cold-pressed, unrefined extra virgin olive oil.
Be sure to remove all pulp. Shake it up in a jar to blend. Regular unrefined olive oil is okay but thicker going down. (Some prefer drinking through a straw.) Drink this within 5 minutes. Queasiness is normal – this will pass.
5. Go to bed immediately and lie on your right side for 20 to 30 minutes with your right knee (or both knees) drawn up to your chest. This angle helps the oil interact with the gall bladder. Relax quietly. You may feel tiny gurgles or stones drifting down the duct.
6. Early morning take one last dose Epsom salts, as before, 2 tsp in about 2 oz water. However you may omit this step if your belly is already rumbling. Drink extra water, a couple of liters. Stay home, close to a bathroom, as you will hurry to it often.
You will pass soft green balls, from the size of peppercorns to cherry stones. They float because they are gallstones, made of cholesterol. Drink at least two quarts of water this morning. By midmorning you may have fruit juice, then fruit. Eat a light lunch. You will feel a bit drained, but fine by afternoon.
Pectin (apples, especially green apples) softens and dissolves gallstones.
Epsom salts (magnesium sulphates) open the bile duct so stones pass easily.
Extra water should be consumed to flush the whole body during this process (a liter per hour or more).
For most people this flush is a painless procedure. In the very unlikely event that you have pain during the flush (night 6 or day 7), drink tons of water, apple juice, chamomile tea. Rest assured this flush is completely safe for your body. No harm will come of it. If you pass a large number of stones, repeat this flush in three weeks.