Liver and gallbladder problems are very common health problems and should be taken very seriously.
Even though the gallbladder is known as a small organ, it has some important role to keep us healthy and we should give our best to maintain its proper function.
Today, we will find out more about gallstones and how to remove them in a natural way.
How Are Gallstones Formed in the Gallbladder?
There are many factors which can cause stones to form in the liver and gallbladder, including too many bile salts, too much cholesterol as well as other calcifications. They can be caused by obesity, high fat diet, or hormone pills.
In most cases, the individual does not notice the gallstones until they get big enough and you will experience some symptoms. The most common symptoms include sudden and intense pain in the abdomen that causes nausea or vomiting, or sudden back pain between your shoulders.
If you notice that your skin becomes yellow, you should visit your doctor immediately. This means that the bile can’t reach the small intestines and that your common bile duct is blocked.
How Do You Know You Have Gallbladder Stones?
The fact that the liver is responsible for the growth and function of every cell in the body indicates that any kind of malfunction, deficiency or abnormal growth pattern of the cell is related to a poor function of the liver. Hence, a problem in the liver is said to be the root of most diseases. You can restore the optimal level of your health by doing a liver and gallbladder cleanse.
Signs That You Have Gallbladder Stones:
- Horizontal wrinkles across the bridge of the nose
- Oily skin in the area of the forehead
- Hardening and thickening at the tip of the nose.
- Bad breath and frequent burping.
- Swollen, sensitive or bleeding gums.
- A yellowing color of the teeth, tooth decay
- Dark spots or patches on the lips.
- Water eyebags under the lower eyelids.
- Pimples or cracks on the tongue.
- Green or dark color on the temple area at the sides of the forehead.
- One or two deep vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows
How to do a Gallbladder Flush/Cleanse
First of all, you should do a gastrointestinal cleanse. This will clean out the bowels. In this way, you will easily eliminate the stones when doing the gallbladder cleanse.
A colon irrigation during the preparation week can effectively minimize any discomfort and nausea that you may experience during the cleanse.
Gallbladder Cleanse Protocol
This cleanse may take 6-7 days. However, you should consult a naturopath or natural healer so you can be sure that you are doing this cleanse effectively.
- About 32 ounces (1 liter) of fresh green apple juice for each day of cleanse
- 4 tablespoons of food grade Epsom salt dissolved in three 8-oz glasses of water
- ½ cup of cold-pressed virgin olive oil
- 6 ounces of fresh grapefruit juice (pink is the best), or fresh lemon and orange juice combined
The Week Prior To Cleanse Day
Apple juice contains Malic acid that has a potent cleansing effect that can soften gallbladder stones. You should drink at least 1 liter of apple juice for 6 days before the cleanse day. Drink this juice throughout the day, on an empty stomach (30 minutes before food or 2 hours after food).
If you experience bloating and diarrhea, you can dilute the apple juice with water. You should keep your diet low-fat and no dairy. Try to eat fruits and vegetables, with small amounts of lean meats. It is very important to avoid cold or chilled foods or beverages because they can only reduce the effects of this cleanse.
On Actual Day Of The Gallbladder Cleanse
On this day, make sure to be at home because you will experience frequent urges to go to the bathroom. We should also mention that you should avoid doing this cleanse on a full moon day because your body may hold more fluids in the brain and tissues on this day compared to the other days.
In the morning, drink the 32 ounces of apple juice. You can eat a small breakfast such as fruits with yogurt, or cooked oatmeal. Avoid dairy products, sugar, animal protein or any fats! You should drink plenty of water for the rest of the day, and not eat anything.
In a jar, mix 4 tablespoons of Epsom salt in 24 ounces of water. Make sure to divide them into four 6-oz servings.
Drink a 6-oz of this mixture. It may have a bitter taste, but you will get used to it.
Drink a second serving of the 6-oz Epsom salt.
Add the grapefruit juice and the olive oil in an empty clean jar. You can also use lemon or orange juice. Close the jar and shake it so the solution will be completely mixed. Put an 8-oz glass of the Epsom salt water on the bedside table next to you for the following morning. Clear your bowels completely!
You should drink the juice-olive oil mixture while standing up, without stopping. Lie down immediately so the mixture will travel down the intestines. Lie down for 20 minutes. You may feel the stones traveling along the bile ducts, ready to be eliminated.
You should not experience any pain because Epsom salt and olive oil are high in magnesium which can keep the bile ducts relaxed and dilated.
Next Morning, Day 2 Of The Cleanse
You should drink your third 6-oz serving of the Epsom salt. Make sure to sit up in an upright position. You can meditate or read a book.
Drink your last serving of the 6-oz serving of the Epsom salt. Then, you can drink some freshly extracted juice. You can also eat some fruits and light foods. Do not forget to drink plenty of water during the day. Make sure to eat light meals during the next 2-3 days.
What to Look Out For
You may have some watery bowel movements and you will notice small greenish stones in your stool. The stones contain bile compounds, so they are in different shades of green. The darker green stones are older while the light-colored ones are the newest. The calcified gallstones are pale-colored stones and they may be heavier.
You can use a colander if you want to collect these stones in order to keep an accurate count. We should mention that the first cleanse may give you a lower count of stones. However, you will experience significant improvements. This cleanse will improve the clarity of your mind, increase your energy, and reduce your pain.
Repeated Gallbladder Cleanse
You should repeat this cleanse every month until you reduce or eliminate the stones. In some cases, that may be 5-6 times. However, there are some people that have to repeat it up to 9, even 12 times.
As we said before you should repeat this gallbladder cleanse until no more stones come out. Leaving the gallbladder and liver half cleansed without further cleansing may cause more discomfort!
Drink Plenty of Water and Eat Healthily
We should mention that before, during and after this cleanse, you should drink plenty of fluid and follow a healthy diet. Make sure to include more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your daily diet in order to increase your fiber intake.
Cooked oats, salads with quinoa protein or brown rice dishes offer plenty of nutrients essential for your body. Other healthy foods include eggs, kale, sweet potatoes, and broccoli. Forget about frying!
Baking or steaming your food can reduce the amount of fat you consume. This will reduce the risk of gallstones and give your gallbladder a break. Avoid pastries and fast foods, eat your greens and drink plenty of water! In this way, you will keep your body hydrated and your digestive system healthy!
Who Shouldn’t Do a Gallbladder Flush
Gallbladder flush is not recommended for people who have recently had a surgery. After the surgery, your body is recovering, so there is a much higher risk of complications.
Gallbladder flush is also not recommended for:
- People under 18
- Women who are pregnant or nursing
- People feeling under the weather
- Women having a menstrual cycle