Bladder Flushes and Cleanses
Do NOT do any of the following gall bladder and liver flushes unless you're working
with a qualified natural health practitioner and even then, do so with your eyes
open and with the knowledge that these flushes may well not do what they are purported
to do. Here's what Naturopath Kevin Murray has learned:
Chet, I wanted
to point out one thing about the liver flush. After recommending this dozens of
times to patients, and usually seeing a lot of benefit, there are two concerns.
is that it can and does occasionally send people to the hospital with an attack
of cholitis if a stone becomes lodged in the biliary duct. The other is that what
people assume to be passing as gallstones, are actually soap stones. If you leave
them out at room temperature long enough, they will melt.
if you send them to a lab, which many of my colleagues and I have done, you will
be disappointed. That's not to say that the treatment isn't helpful, but people
should not be misinformed that they are passing gallstones. At least the half
dozen sample I've sent in have all been "soap stones."
Kevin Murray, ND, LAc
the above well in mind, here's the article...
the liver has been stagnant for a long time, sediments form in the gall bladder,
according to some natural health writers, and that's the time to do a home gall
gall bladder is a hollow inactive organ supplying bile to the digestive tract
which is mainly used to emulsify fats and oils. According to some natural health
experts who believe in gall bladder flushes, the gall bladder can be damaged by
same writers say the gall bladder can be protected by
amounts of fat and oil;
amounts of spice;
and thinking ahead all the time
to these writers, gall bladder problems (thus suggesting the need for a gall bladder
flush) are often found in people who are
to strong smells.
the liver is constantly stagnant, sediment often settles out of the bile and forms
accumulations that resemble stones, sand or mud in the gall bladder.
of sediment in the gall bladder:
pain below the right side of the rib cage
in the back of the shoulder near the neck
taste in the mouth
is a one-day purge to flush the gall bladder of sediment and stones. Beginning
in the morning, eat only organic apples, at least five throughout the day. Green
apples help soften the stones more than red. Drink pure water and herbal teas.
At bedtime, warm up 2/3 cup of olive oil to body temperature and mix in 1/3 cup
of fresh lemon juice. Slowly sip the entire mixture, and then immediately go to
bed. Lie on your right side with your right leg drawn up. In the morning, all
gallstones should pass in the stool. This flush should be
done only with the guidance of a experienced health practitioner.
Gall Bladder Flush
is a milder, slightly less effective variation of the one-day flush. Consume apples
and radishes for five days. For five consecutive days, take two tablespoons of
olive oil and two tablespoons of lemon juice on an empty stomach one time a day.
Gall Bladder Cleanse
cleanse takes 21 days and is slower and gentler on the body. This is the one often
recommended for those unsure of how much sediment or stones they may have. Cleansing
two or three times a year ensures a healthy gall bladder.
the cleanse, avoid all foods high in fat, meats, dairy, eggs. Eat unrefined grains,
vegetables, fruits and legumes to help clear the gallbladder.
foods hasten gallstone removal:
the spice turmeric
also remove stones, so, for the entire 21 days eat 1-2 radishes a day between
meals and drink three cups of cleavers tea or five cups of chamomile tea a day.
every 160 pounds of body weight use five teaspoons of cold-pressed flax seed oil.
Pour the flax oil over your food during one meal of the day or divide into half
and use on two meals. Take the flax oil six days a week for two months.
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