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QUESTIONS ON THE LIVER AND GALLBLADDER FLUSH AS ANSWERED BY ANDREAS MORITZ
(Anemia, blood sugar, weakness)
Anemia and the liver flush
Q. I just did my first liver flush and had trouble – feeling dizzy, weak, and even passing out near the end. I would guess that’s from being anemic and not having sufficient red cells. I have been anemic since childhood. I want to do another liver flush but I don’t want to pass out again. If you have time, I will appreciate any perspectives you would share with me.
A. I used to be severely anemic, had arrhythmia, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and severe bile duct congestion and gallbladder problems. I passed out every 2-3 weeks for many years, often during church mass after standing for more than 5 minutes. When I stopped eating all protein, the anemia, constipation, RA, heart condition and most other problems disappeared, except the liver/gallbladder problem. I suffered through 40 gallstone attacks, but after passing over 3,500 stones in total, I had a new body.
Chicken, fish, and eggs coagulate blood protein within 1 hour of eating them, according to research (dark field microscopy), causing blood platelets to stick together and reducing their ability to take up oxygen and deliver it to the brain and other parts of the body. A drop in blood sugar occurs as well. Blood sugar is glucose, produced through normal digestion of complex carbohydrates like vegetables and grains. It has little to do with eating sugar, but can go up when eating sugar (the unhealthy way of raising it).
I recommend drinking alkaline ionized water, which has been shown to restore proper platelet configuration within 30 minutes of drinking it. Phytoplankton also works very well and fast for issues like yours but it is expensive. It contains basically all the nutrients that exist on the planet, and they don’t require digestion through the digestive system; they go right into the blood and cells.
(Apple juice, malic acid, candida)
Apple juice intolerance
Q. I drank the apple juice as required during the liver flush and found that I was severely bloated and extremely gassy. Before I started to cleanse in the evening, I had a lot of gas and a bowel movement with a lot of mucus. I have never had any mucus in my bowel movements. I’m not used to drinking juice; I usually just drink water. Is this normal?
A. Not everyone can tolerate that amount of juice, especially those who have a Candida problem. The large amount of sugar in the juice may cause it to ferment (gas-forming) and even cause loose stools with mucus. The mucus lining naturally contains Candida bacteria. If the Candida increase in response to digesting some of the extra sugar, the amount of mucus also increases. There are alternatives, such as malic acid (1/2 teaspoon in about 32 ounces of water per day) or a combination of malic acid and apple juice (usually well tolerated), or cranberry juice, or apple cider vinegar (See the relevant section of my book The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush). You can also drink apple juice one day, malic acid the next, etc.
(Best day to flush)
Best time of the month to do liver flush
Q. I was told that the results were best achieved if I try to release the stones on the full moon and do a colonic in the next 3 days. Is this correct?
A. Although the liver flush is effective at any time of the month, it should preferably coincide with a day between full moon and new moon, or new moon and full moon. If possible, avoid doing the actual flush on full moon day when the body tends to hold on to extra fluids in the brain and tissues and is, therefore, more reluctant to release toxins. The days around new moon are the most conducive for cleansing and healing. For a detailed explanation about lunar influences on the body, see my book Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation.
(Blood pressure medication)
Blood pressure medication and the liver flush
Q. I am reading your book as my husband’s aunt had success with the liver flush. Two of my friends want to do the flush, but one is on Coumadin and high blood pressure pills and the other is on Xanax and high blood pressure pills. I am thinking that they cannot do it, am I right?
A. You are correct; they should not do it—yet. It is best to change the diet first to normalize the blood pressure and make the blood thin again. It doesn’t take long. Animal protein coagulates the blood platelets within 30 minutes after eating it. Just eating a single egg alone causes blood platelets to stick together and risks a heart attack or stroke. The proteins also accumulate in the blood vessel walls, making them hard, stiff, and prone to injury, thus raising the blood pressure. You can find details on how to treat blood pressure naturally in Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation available on www.ener-chi.com
Drinking ionized water can make the blood thinner within half an hour. Your friends would need to avoid all animal proteins, such as fish, eggs, poultry, meat, cheese, and milk, and sugar as well. Instead of normal salt, unrefined salt should be taken. You can find more on all that in Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation.
Once their blood pressure is normal, they can do liver flushes. Xanax, cumiden, and beta blockers have recently been shown to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke by up to 40%. More people die from the drugs than without them. They are extremely dangerous drugs with many detrimental side effects, and you have to take them for life, usually a short life. Lowering high blood pressure without removing what causes it is medical malpractice.
(Blood sugar, fasting)
Blood sugar and fasting on day of liver flush
Q. Today I have just finished my first liver flush. I am an active 60-year-old, live alone, keep good health, and take no medication. I only use natural and alternative remedies. I followed the liver cleanse exactly and it went just as you said in the book. I tolerated the Epsom salt and didn’t get nauseous from the olive oil mix. I saw about 2 dozen, small, light tan colored stones floating in water at the end of the cleanse.
The problem was that about the time I was allowed to begin eating fruit, I became so weak that I went to bed and passed out. When I came to, I had a cold sweat soaking my body and the bed linen. I am a small-built. Even though I tried to combine vegetables during the week, it didn’t seem to be enough protein. Since I am borderline anemic and have been so all my life, my blood sugar drops. That’s my question: The colon and liver cleanse itself left me feeling OK but I am not a person who can fast. What can I do about the 22 hours without food that will not hinder a future cleanse?
A. A section from my large book Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation deals with the real cause of blood sugar dropping – it would be good for you to read that. With cases like yours, protein consumption causes high insulin spikes that then lead to sugar fluctuations like you experience them. Weaning yourself off the proteins and cleansing the liver/colon will balance your blood sugar levels. However, when you stop eating protein without cleansing the liver, the process of normalization may take longer, but it would happen as well.
Over the years, you have deposited excessive proteins in the basal membranes of your blood vessel walls. When you stop eating proteins, they will re-enter the blood, making it thicker and thus lowering the oxygen-delivering capacity of the blood (causing fatigue) and lowering blood sugar. That’s why fasting has such an effect on you. In time, though, the liver will break down these proteins, and this will stabilize blood sugar. Going through this initial uncomfortable period may be tough, but otherwise, it will be difficult to get out of this vicious cycle.
You may eat some dried fruits, like dried figs, in the morning, although it does interfere with the effectiveness of the cleanse. Most people, including diabetics, no longer experience such blood sugar problems after several liver flushes.
Blood tests and the liver flush
Q. I have had several blood tests recently and many things came back in the high range. My doctor has now prescribed thyroxine but I do not want to take this. My thyroid test in March of this year was normal and the doctor doesn’t know what happened to me. I have done 6 cleanses since February so would this not have helped?
A. I strongly recommend, as stated in the book, not to do any blood tests following liver flushes for at least 6 months. It’s never a good idea when your body is being cleansed and toxins are stirred up and released from all over the body. This is especially true when you are sick or just recovered from a sickness. In addition, most blood tests are unreliable, as shown by studies of laboratories. You can send the same blood sample to three different labs and obtain three different results. There are many healthy people who test false-positive for diabetes, and then are given insulin, which actually causes diabetes. Diagnosis is just as dangerous as treatment. It is far better to take care of oneself and let the body work out the details.
Breast tumor hurts after liver flush
Q. I had my 6th flush and lost about 300 stones, most of them small, but a good result. I look better and feel OK, feel less depressed than a year ago, but my breast tumor hurts so much. It seems that every time I do a liver flush, the tumor grows and hurts more. Could there be a link?
A. When your liver gets cleanser, feels healthier, and is able to remove blood toxins more efficiently, more toxins come forth from tissues of organs and systems in the body. Some of these toxins get pulled into outlets for toxins that already exist. Tumors are such outlets.Did you ever use a bloodroot salve (deep tissue) to pull out the tumor? This is a website that has a deep tissue salve that can remove tumors that are as deep as 2 inches from the surface of the skin, and it also takes out the trail of poisons underneath which created the tumor in the first place. For information, see: http://www.altcancer.com/products/bloodroot-paste
(2 book titles)
Difference between the two liver flush books
Q. I was searching online for some of your books and came across one called The Liver and Gallbladder Miracle Cleanse: An All-Natural, At-Home Flush to Purify & Rejuvenate Your Body that’s a paperback published in 2007. Does this book describe the same The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush that you’ve always talked/written about? I didn’t see this book for sale on your website, so was wondering about it. What’s the difference between these two books, please? Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you.
A. With regard to the content of these two books, there is very little difference between them. However, only The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush has the cover picture of my Ener-Chi Art painting to energize the liver and gallbladder.
The Liver and Gallbladder Miracle Cleanse was published by the mainstream publisher Ulysses Press, whereas the The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush book was published by me directly.
The new October 2012 edition of the book, The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush, has more than 50 percent additional content, photographs and citations – spread throughout the entire book – it is nearly 500 pages in length.
(Chemotherapy, chemo drugs, Hodgkin’s disease)
Chemotherapy and the liver flush
Q. I have been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. I have had it for a while and started my liver flushing regimen during this period. I have completed 9 flushes and released well over 2,000 stones. My question is: now that I am undergoing chemotherapy, should I continue to flush? I am so eager to reach that “breakthrough” flush where I release those calcified stones.
A. It is not a good idea to do liver flushes while on chemo drugs. Their effect would become greatly minimized. The body cannot cleanse or heal while on these drugs. They inflame all parts of the body and produce a large amount of new stones. In the U.S., the contribution of chemotherapy to the 5-year relative survival rate is 2.3%, which is not worth the destruction of the immune system it causes. Many people die, not because of Hodgkin’s, but because of secondary problems created by the degeneration of the immune system.
(Children and the liver flush)
Can children do the liver flush?
Q. Can children do the liver flush? If yes, is the dosage any different for them?
A. Yes, children from age 10 – 16 years can do liver flushes, but they would need to take only half the adult dosage, that means half the amount of everything, including apple juice or malic acid solution, Epsom salts, and oil mixture. Children may also start the whole process on Day 6 about 60-90 minutes earlier, so they can take the oil mixture at 8:30 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. at night, but they should still take the first Epsom salt solution at 6:00 a.m. or 6:30 a.m. the following morning.
Unless they have a small frame, children who are 16 or older can follow the normal directions for adults.
(Child, stones after flush)
Children and the liver flush results
Q. My 11-year-old daughter just finished a liver flush. I cannot get over the size of the stones she released and especially the thousands of hard, black, seed-like ones. In your many years of experience, have you come across this from a child? Or don’t many children do liver flushes?
A. Children rarely produce gallstones if they eat a balanced, vegetarian diet that is rich in vegetables, fruits, and complex carbohydrates but a lot of children nowadays have these stones in their livers and even the gallbladders. A Chinese woman had children aged 4 and 6 who suffered from various conditions; they did liver flushes and passed a lot stones, too. In children, these stones mostly develop in response to a toxic diet, the use of antibiotics and, especially, vaccines. Most parents, though, wouldn’t even consider having their children go through liver flushes. That’s why you don’t hear about this very often.
The harder stones are older ones and tend to come from the gallbladder. The seeds may be bilirubin stones from the liver, which can be black outside but contain red bilirubin inside (that looks like blood). The green ones are typical cholesterol stones.
I am glad she passed these stones; it will save her a lot trouble in the future.
(Colema, colonic irrigation)
Difference between colema and colonic irrigation
Q. What are your thoughts on Colema as opposed to Colonic Irrigation?
A. Cleansing the colon through colonic irrigation is one of the most effective, preventive methods to safeguard the body against toxins generated in the large intestine. Within a 30-50 minute session, this procedure can eliminate large amounts of trapped waste that may have taken years to accumulate. It is estimated that 80% of all immune tissue resides in the intestines. Therefore, cleansing the colon from such immune-suppressive toxic waste (and removing gallstones from the liver) can make all the difference in the treatment of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, MS, AIDS or other serious diseases. During a typical colonic, a total of 3-6 liters of distilled or purified water is used to flush the colon. Through gentle abdominal massage, old deposits of mucoid fecal matter are loosened, detached from the colon wall, and subsequently removed with the water.
If you do not have access to a colon therapist, you may greatly benefit from using a colema board as a second best choice. The colema board allows you to clean your colon in the comfort of your own home. The colema colonic is a do-it-yourself treatment that is easy to learn and perform. Colemas work on a similar principle as colonics; they gently irrigate the colon. But, unless you are very experienced, the water absorbed during this process may not be able to reach all the way to the beginning of the large intestine.
In both approaches, it is important to know how to massage the colon during this procedure in order to release as much trapped waste material as possible.
Discomfort during and after flush
Q. I have your book and just recently did my first liver cleanse ever. On the evening of the 5th day, I had lots of discomfort in my lower back and legs and found it difficult to get comfortable or sleep well. On day 6, I went to work in lots of pain in lower back and legs plus bloating and couldn’t wait until that evening to get rid of the discomfort. I did complete all steps to the cleanse, but ended up vomiting half of the oil/juice mixture. I managed to get the second half in and it stayed, and then I went straight to bed. I didn’t, however, pass any stones and have still felt bloated and not myself to date. I finished the cleanse on Saturday morning and today is Tuesday and I am not back to normal. Should I repeat the cleanse right away again or what do you think is going on with me? I would appreciate any feedback that you might have.
A. Did you do the colon cleanse before the liver flush? (*She replied that she had not*) As the book suggests, it is ideally done on the day of the liver flush. If there is any congestion in the colon, the olive oil mixture may not be able to release enough bile to take out the stones from the liver and gallbladder. In addition, the intestinal congestion may cause some of the waste and gas to move up toward the stomach and cause the oil mixture to remain in the stomach too long. The stomach will then try to throw it up. If you vomited half of the amount of oil, the amount of oil left in the stomach would not have been enough to trigger a powerful enough bile release to expel a significant amount of stones. However, you may have passed stones but, due to the intestinal congestion, they are caught in the colon. This can make you feel quite uncomfortable.
Most people who do liver flushes pass quite a few stones during the colonic irrigation at the end of the liver flush (done within three days). In my book, I stress the great importance of cleaning out the colon both before and after liver flushes to allow stones to be released and to eliminate any stones that are getting caught in the colon. If you have not done this, I urge you to have a colonic or at least several high enemas which bring water all the way to the ascending colon.
The liver flush is a very powerful and effective method to improve your health, but it is important to follow all the directions carefully, especially those with regard to colon cleansing. Those who have a tendency toward constipation, and/or use fiber to be able to have regular bowel movements, are the most prone to being sick during a flush, unless they clean out the colon beforehand.
(Colonic, pre-colonic, constipation)
Importance of colon cleanse before the liver flush
Q. My mother has had constipation on and off for a number of years as well as stomach and digestion problems. She did her first cleanse in March and had about 5 small stones. She did her second this past April and had none. Should she try a colonic before trying another cleanse at the end of May?
A. It is vitally important to cleanse the colon both before and after liver flushes. If the pre-colonic is omitted, especially when constipation is an issue, stones may not pass at all because the gallbladder may remain shut. If the post-colonic is omitted, any stones that may have passed could get stuck in the colon and create more problems there than they did in the liver. Your mother may have passed stones but, because of constipation or not cleaning the colon beforehand (ideally on the day of liver flush), the stones may have become caught in the colon and may still be there.
(Colon cleanse, Colosan, Colema, enema, post-colonic)
Importance of colon cleanse after the liver flush
Q. I purchased The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush book last week, after a medical intuitive doctor told me my liver needed to be cleansed. I would like to clarify the colon cleanse aspect of your book. I’ve had colonics before but I am not currently in a financial position to take them. Is taking Colosan before and after the cleanse acceptable, or is the risk of lingering stones just too great?
A. There is a considerable risk involved with not doing a proper colon cleanse within three days after liver flushing. The next best method to colonics is the use of a colema board, which cleanses the entire colon, too. A colema board is a one-time investment and lasts forever (see details under Wellness Products on www.ener-chi.com). If that is not affordable, doing 2-3 back-to-back water enemas would be fine. You can buy 1-quart enema bags at most pharmacies for less than $4. One enema on the day of the liver flush may be sufficient. Colosan can be used in addition to that.
Alternative to colonic irrigation
Q. I want to do the liver cleanse as outlined in your book but I’m scared to try it due to the inability to have colonics in this state; they aren’t “legal” (licensed) here. Have you changed the suggestions for alternative colon cleanse methods as outlined in your book?
A. A simple second-best method of colonic is the colema board (see www.colema.com), and it will save a lot of money in the long run. The third best method is to do 1-2 back-to-back water enemas on the day of the liver flush, and then 2-3 back-to-back water enemas within three days after the liver flush. You can find inexpensive 1-quart enema bags in pharmacies. The Epsom salt method works too, but it takes a lot of time and is often not very convenient.
(Cirrhosis, Hepatitis C)
Porphyria, hepatitis C, cirrhosis, gallstones and liver flush
Q. My husband has porphyria and Hepatitis C. He has just been diagnosed with stage 3 cirrhosis of the liver. He also has gallstones, but they stated these were not a problem. Do you think your liver book would be of any help to him? Due to his condition, the doctors think he would seriously decompose his liver if he started on interferon so we are looking for alternative treatments.
A. Porphyria are mainly due to a deficiency in the enzymes involved in the synthesis of heme which is found in large amounts in the bone marrow, red blood cells, and liver. This enzyme deficiency causes the normal body chemicals porphyrins to accumulate in toxic amounts in the body. These can destroy liver cells and other cells in the body. The cell environment depends on simple things like food, digestion of food, hormonal balance, lifestyle, sleeping habits, emotional health, stress, and, primarily, liver health.
Hepatitis C is not caused by a virus. The virus proliferates in the liver only when there are large amounts of damaged cells that are borderline cancerous. The body uses the liver cell infection as a means to destroy these damaged, potentially dangerous cells. Using the highly toxic drug interferon would merely destroy the rest of the minimal immunity he has left in him. The body’s own interferon would remove the virus naturally without side-effects, if this were in the body’s best interest. The infection is the best possible survival solution at this time, given the current circumstances.
It is gross misinformation to say that the gallstones don’t pose a problem for him. In fact, they are the problem. Gallstones in the gallbladder, cirrhosis, liver infection, and porphyria strongly suggest the presence of thousands of intra-hepatic gallstones that causes the severe liver congestion behind the enzyme deficiency, viral infection, gallstone production in the gallbladder, and other health problems he is facing. Over 99% of practicing physicians are not familiar with the occurrence of intra-hepatic gallstones, and believe gallstones only occur in the gallbladder. The main reason for that is because intra-hepatic gallstones are merely hardened bile (90% cholesterol) which is invisible to x-ray or ultrasound or scanning technology. However, Johns Hopkins University and a few other leading research universities in Europe have recognized the existence of these highly obstructive and toxin-loaded stones in the liver.
Here is a picture once found in the online library of Johns Hopkins University, which describes intrahepatic gallstones
My book explains all that in greater detail. In a situation like your husband’s, I know of no other solution than cleaning out the liver through a series of liver/gallbladder flushes and making major immune-strengthening changes to his diet and lifestyle. These are detailed in my extensive book, Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation.
The product MMS (see http://www.jimhumble.biz) may also be of benefit as it removes toxic compounds while increasing the immune response and removing viruses at the same time, all in concert with, and not against, the body’s own healing mechanisms. I hope you will find this to be helpful.
(Diabetes, fasting, blood sugar)
Diabetes and the liver flush
Q. My diabetic friends won’t try the flush because they have to go without food all day. Is there some way they can do it? I have recommended The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush to everyone I come in contact with; I should start carrying it here for sale (ha, ha). Thanks for your good work!
A. Diabetics are kept in the dark because they are being told that the body has to come up with up ten times the amount of insulin to process animal protein than needed to remove ingested sugar. This makes them severely insulin resistant. Most diabetics who stop eating protein foods will become non-diabetic in a matter of weeks or a few months. You/they can read up on it in the chapter on diabetes when you get Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation.
A lot of diabetics do liver flushes now without a problem. They can eat two meals before lunchtime on Day 6 of the preparation and just skip dinner, and then eat something by 10 a.m. the next morning. So it’s not a whole day without eating. Epsom salt spoils the appetite, anyway. What makes it so much easier for them is actually not eating protein foods during the preparation; it makes the blood sugar more stable, contrary to common belief.
Should I take medicine for diarrhea after the liver flush?
Q. Today is my 7th day of a liver cleanse. It is now is 3:15 pm and I am still going to the bathroom. Mostly it is water and about 15 small stones. My stomach is cramped and it looks like diarrhea. Should I take diarrhea medicine to stop? I just took a little oatmeal soup and some fresh orange juice.
A. No, don’t stop the diarrhea by any means. You want to have diarrhea. It helps expel the poisons from the liver and release these green, beige gallstones and the sludge (made of the same stuff). The diarrhea is not because of bacteria or amoeba, but in response to Epsom salts taking out the stones. You did well for your first flush, and more stones may still be coming out. The cramps show that more of them are on their way out. Make sure to do the colonic irrigation or colema in 2 or 3 days to remove any stones still left in the colon. Some people pass dozens or more stones during the colonic.
(Doubts and skepticism)
Doubtful and skeptical of the liver flush
Q. I have been sick with one thing or another all my life even though I take good care of my body and eat a healthy diet. I have allergies to many foods including gluten, dairy and most cruciferous veggies. I have had breast cancer (then surgery & radiation), migraines all my life, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, enlarged inefficient lungs, back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulders, hysterectomy, breast implants w/ rupture and removal, depression, heart attack at age 50, heavy metal toxicity, difficulty concentrating, fibromyalgia, IBS, and seasonal allergies that cause me to stay indoors 6 months of the year, among other things.
I continue to remain optimistic and keep trying things (too numerous to list) to help heal my body. I recently bought your book on the liver cleanse and am beginning my first cleanse today. I am admittedly skeptical and have tried many things at great expense with no real improvement. Can you help me?
A. Sometimes we travel a long road that seems never-ending, but when we have nearly tried everything and we are about the give up, something comes along that offers us a way out of the vicious circle. From what I have seen in all these years of working with the liver, all your symptoms point toward a liver congested with bile stones. It has certainly been the missing link. I am certain that you can help yourself, and the liver cleanse/colon cleanse combination, according to my experiences, is one of the best self-help healing methods around.
(Doubt about stones)
Are these really stones?
Q. I’m doing the Amazing Liver Flush because I was told I have a virus in my liver. I stopped drinking alcohol (which I rarely drank, anyway) and have done 12 colonics. Whenever I do the liver flush (this was my 3rd time), it’s very unpleasant for me. I drink the grapefruit and olive oil mixture and can’t sleep during the night due to nausea. My question: these stones look fresh, like they were created from the Epsom salt, olive oil and grapefruit juice. I know your book says they are not, but I’m questioning what I’m doing. I feel like I’m putting my body through a lot of stress to do the cleanse. I even got a cold/flu this time – maybe it’s a healing crisis? Let me know what you think.
A. The stones are definitely not “fresh”. Sometimes people do the liver flush but, 10-15 minutes later, throw up the entire oil mixture, and yet they pass significant numbers of stones. When the oil mixture enters the stomach, the gallbladder and bile ducts immediately pass a lot of bile into the small intestine, taking the stones with it. There is no way, therefore, that these stones can be made from oil/juice, since the mixture hasn’t even left the stomach in these cases. This also happened to me once, (I threw up the mixture), and I still passed several hundred stones. Be assured that the stones you are seeing are not “fresh” and made from the liver cleanse ingredients.
The new October 2012 edition of the book, The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush, has a chapter “Ending the Soap Stone Myth”, which dispels many myths.
(Detractors such as Quackwatch)
Responding to detractors of the liver flush
Q. Would you comment on this article: The “Truth” about Liver /Gallbladder Flush from Quackwatch comments?
A. This doctor seems very sarcastic to me, which makes me suspicious about his true motivations or insecurities (often revealed by usage of such words as “disgusting”). He certainly has never done a liver flush himself, which doesn’t make him a good candidate for what he is talking about. His medical explanations are one-sided and at least partially medically incorrect or outright false. Many of these doctors are actually employees of the pharmaceutical industry intending to curb the spread of the alternative medicine movement. Seeing his other articles, this would not surprise me.
I have worked with the liver flush since the early 1990s. It certainly saved my own life, after over 40 gallstone attacks and nothing else being able to help me. There is a newly updated and greatly expanded version of my book The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush (www.ener-chi.com/books/the-amazing-liver-gallbladder-flush/ ). This book is the most comprehensive, medically correct work in this field. It is being used and recommended by thousands of doctors and at least a million people around the world. It also provides the necessary information on colon cleansing in combination with liver flushing, which is very important, as well as the kidney cleanse procedure, and information on how to avoid making new stones, etc.
(Detractors, critics of the flush)
Responding to doctors critical of the flush
Q. How do you respond to the doctors who say that this liver flush isn’t doing anything useful?
A. I think it is their loss, believing what others say about something with which they have no experience or haven’t even tested. The idea that you can make soap stones in the intestines was first promoted by Dr. Weil and Dr. Anderson, who had their own reasons (liver products to sell) to discourage their patients from doing liver flushes.
With all due respectto Dr. Murray (see next question below), it would help him if he actually studied medicine and learned that gallstones do not just occur in the gallbladder but also in the liver. Johns Hopkins University calls them intra-hepatic biliary gallstones, made mostly of cholesterol, colored pea green, the same as the ones that you release during liver flushes. I trust Johns Hopkins more than Dr. Murray in that respect.
Here is a picture once found in the online library of Johns Hopkins University, which describes intra-hepatic gallstones
If he checked the archives of medical schools and looked for dissected livers, he would also find numerous pictures of large numbers of these stones bulging from the liver’s many bile ducts. German medicine is starting to discover this now. Many of the diseased people now undergo autopsies of their liver and doctors find these stones to be extremely common. An old friend of mine from 30 years ago recently died of cancer in Germany. The autopsy revealed that he had over 70,000 of these stones in the liver! Another friend with chronic hepatitis, who died from a heart attack, had over 50,000 stones. I have devoted a whole chapter to this topic “Ending the Soap Stone Myth” in my updated and greatly expanded edition of The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush.
Now you can drink a glass of olive oil or sunflower oil without any of the other ingredients and still pass stones (I can attest to that) because oil/fats trigger the gallbladder and bile secretions. And if there are stones in the gallbladder (calcified or non-calcified), they will also come out along with the bile. But this can cause some of them to become stuck in the common bile duct and trigger a gallstone attack because the stones were not softened with malic acid beforehand and the bile ducts were not relaxed with Epsom salts, etc.
It amazes me that otherwise intelligent people can believe that somehow a cocktail of oil and grapefruit juice miraculously turns into pea green cholesterol stones, loaded with bacteria producing putrid smells. These couldn’t possibly be caused by Epsom salts because that is gone from the stomach or intestines two hours after ingesting it. The apple juice or malic acid is nowhere to be found 8 hours after taking the last sips on the days of the flush. And what about the hard, fully calcified white stones many people pass during liver flushes? Where are they coming from if not from the gallbladder? It takes years, not moments, to make such rock-hard stones. Many people with a diagnosis of gallstones in the gallbladder did liver flushes and passed them painlessly, and afterwards the ultrasound scan revealed no more stones. Besides, when patients recover from chronic illnesses and pain in the body after cleaning out their livers in this way, it makes one think, not doubt.
Before I did my liver flushes, I tried all kinds of liver cleanses, such as herbs, enteric peppermint oil, spices (including tons of turmeric), but I did not pass a single stone and continued having gallstone attacks (a total of 40). Just after one liver flush during which I passed 500 stones (certainly more than half a cup of olive oil could produce), I never had another attack in my life. After 12 flushes in the 1990s, and now 10 years later, I have no more stones. The theory that the cleanse ingredients form stones falls apart simply for that reason. I do the flush once every year using the exact same ingredients, yet no stones!
It is sad that some well-respected practitioners such as Dr. Murray let themselves be influenced and fooled by people who know nothing about the subject, without even checking out the procedure or going through one themselves. But again, it’s their loss and the loss of those who miss out on a great healing method.
(Doubts about stones)
Skepticism from a naturopathic doctor
Q. Andreas– Have you seen the attached article saying liver flushes do not clear out gallstones? It seems others have investigated this situation just like I did in 1981 and found the same thing. What is passing with the flush are NOT gallstones – they are formed in the GI tract. Sincerely, Michael T. Murray, N.D.
A. Michael, I am very well aware of the anti-liver flush movement and its tactics of deception. This is one such example: There is a journalist (not a health practitioner) who has made a niche by collecting all sorts of information and rewriting it into books. He is a great marketing and copywriting expert who knows how to persuade people. He follows up on anything that is popular and writes either for it or against it. His range of topics cover what most people want to know. In this instance, he tries to divert the huge liver cleansing market to his website through excellent web-marketing tools. Had he just put out what he is trying to sell, he wouldn’t get much traffic. So he posts something that looks convincing, like a published letter in The Lancet, making it appear to be a proven fact. However, what appeared in The Lancet is not a study that requires peer review, but “correspondence”, which is basically someone sharing an opinion.
It is naïve to believe that everything written in an established journal is true. There was actually a paper published by The Lancet earlier that showed liver flushes work, and the previously mentioned correspondence letter was written to dispute that. As I stated, to expel these intra-hepatic gallstones (which consists of organic matter such as cholesterol) and calcified gallstones from the gallbladder, you don’t even need any of the other cleanse ingredients but olive oil, sunflower oil or any other oil. Try it out for yourself and you will see the evidence. The problem comes when the stones that are released get stuck and trigger an attack. The other cleanse ingredients are used to prevent that attack. Why do think so many people have gallstone attacks after eating a lot of fatty foods? Well, they pass these same stones.
If you think that these stones, green sludge, etc. are also just products of your digestive system, I must doubt your good sense of judgment. So, if in addition to the oil ingested, you add citrus fruit juice (another trigger of bile secretion), and malic acid (doesn’t have to be apple juice) for several days before the cleanse, does this make the strong bile discharge any less pronounced? No, because the fat is the main trigger. I personally suffered 40 gallstone attacks before my first liver flush, usually after drinking high fat milk, a fatty steak, or eggs (the number one trigger of gallstone attacks). I don’t wish a gallstone attack on you but, if you ever have one, try to remember this tip. It can save your gallbladder and a lot of other problems.
The liver flush community is very strong in New Zealand with incredible recoveries from chronic diseases, and the medical establishment is becoming concerned about the competition. I cannot speak for these people and organizations; it’s a mystery to me why they have such a need to discredit other practices and methods that have helped hundreds of thousands of people regain their health and overcome some terrible diseases. I know that it saved my own life and that of numerous others. These people will have to deal with what they are doing in their own heart. I wish them well.
(Elderly people, liver flush)
Elderly people and alternative healing
Q. I recently read an article of yours and found it to be very interesting. My mother who is 70 years old has just recently been diagnosed with a liver that is twice the size it should be and was sent to a liver specialist. She’s not getting any good answers other than asking her about her past drinking problems …..and she has not been a drinker. She has been very depressed for a length of time with a lot of issues personally and physically and, now with this, she is really out of it. My relationship with her at this time is not good and she feels she has nowhere to go with any of this, especially the liver issue now. I realize before anyone can heal anything physically or emotionally they have to want to be part of the healing. I do have some knowledge of alternative methods but am really lost on this one. What can you suggest at all, please?
A. Your mother, like so many other people in this country (USA), has an oversized liver due to thousands of gallstones blocking the bile ducts. I have written a book about this calledThe Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush which gives simple directions to remove these stones safely, in the comfort of one’s home. Enlargement and congestion of the liver causes a great deal of depression, anger and fear. These emotions are natural, given the circumstances. They result when the liver is no longer capable of bringing adequate nourishment to the cells of the body, supplying the brain with the nutrients it needs to function in a balanced way, and removing the daily-generated toxins from the blood.
Cleansing the liver from accumulated gallstones is a direct way to both boost physical and emotional health, without the need for any additional treatment. It makes sense, though, to make the appropriate dietary and lifestyle adjustments in order to prevent the same problems from arising again. Obviously, all this requires self-initiative. Reading the book is often enough to instill the desire to cleanse one’s liver, as it makes so much sense for both the professional and the layperson. This is what I would recommend. Then it is up to her to decide whether she really wants to get better. Those who have taken that self-responsibility have experienced incredible recoveries, regardless of age.
(Emotions and the liver flushes, colonics)
Are colonics really essential?
Q. I read in an article of yours in which you write that basically you can do any emotional release and any work on yourself but, if you don’t do the liver and gallbladder cleanses, etc., you’ll never be rid of anger and negativity toxins. This actually worried me because I have done work on myself, but have real difficulty imagining doing something like the colonic irrigation (I find it really off-putting!). Don’t the stones and toxins disappear by themselves when you stop recreating negativity?
A. As so often happens, the things you resist the most are also the solutions to your problems. If there are parts in your body that you find off-putting or shouldn’t be cared about or kept clean (like one’s teeth, hair or skin), then that part of the body is likely to malfunction. You have to love every part of your body for it to be healthy. Any part you feel ashamed of or have an aversion towards is likely to be source of emotional and physical imbalance. Emotions are the language of the body, simply sending the brain and heart messages that they need help and attention.
In this day and age of eating foods (and ingesting environmental toxins) that are unnatural and cause congestion in the main organs of elimination, internal cleansing becomes a requirement, especially if organs no longer work efficiently. Even Jesus taught his followers how to do enemas to expel toxins and worms and restore sanity of the mind.
(Enema, water enema)
Water enema, water temperature
Q. For a water enema, is using plain tap water at room temperature OK or should it be warmed?
A. Water enemas can be done with water at room temperature or warmed to about body temperature or a little warmer. Make sure, the water isn’t chlorinated, though.
(Enema, coffee enema, no colon cleanse)
Coffee enema not a substitute for colonic
Q. Thank you for all the invaluable advice in The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush. It’s been going well, so far, with lots of stones of various sizes coming out over the past 10 days. Afterwards, I took a coffee enema (no colonics available here!) and more came out with that. These are all brown. Is this OK? I could use reassurance.
A. Yes, that is what is expected to come out – stones made of hardened bile and toxic compounds that get decomposed in the air and break up in the water. However, the reason they keep coming out is because you didn’t cleanse the colon before and afterwards, and stones became caught in different parts of the intestines. Coffee enemas are not sufficient to do that since they remain in the rectum and don’t reach into the main parts of the colon. I suggest you do 2-3 back-to-back water enemas to clean out as much of the colon as possible. Stones trapped in the colon can cause severe inflammation in the colon and skin.
Epilepsy medication and the liver flush
Q. I am interested in doing your liver cleanse program but am currently taking Lamictin (Lamotrigine) to manage my epileptic condition. Can I continue this medication while doing the program?
A. You may try, although it is possible that you could feel nauseous while doing the flush (which is not harmful). You also may not release as many stones because of the medication. Otherwise, you should be fine.
Is Epsom salt safe or toxic?
Q. I read today that some people are not able to tolerate Epsom salt (could be fatal?) and to test before doing the flush. Is this necessary? If a little test is needed, when and how can I do this?
A. I am not sure where this is coming from but, after 35 years of working with Epsom salt, I have never heard of Epsom salt being “fatal”. I would assume it would relate to an extremely rare form of allergy, like to peanuts or soy. To test it, you would put a few grains of it on the tongue. If an allergy existed, you would develop sudden breathing problems, brain fog, stomach pain, itchy skin, all within a few seconds. In all these years, I have never seen an allergy to Epsom salt, although I can understand an aversion to its bitter taste – I don’t like the taste either!
(Epsom salt, intolerance, alternative)
Intolerance to Epsom salt
Q. I really don’t like Epsom salt as a precursor to the cleanse. Is there some other way I can get the same benefits?
A. Epsom salt is necessary to keep the bile ducts open for the stones to pass. If not taken, stones may not pass or get stuck in the common bile duct. Instead of Epsom salt, magnesium citrate may be used (see the book, The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush). If every step of the flush cannot be done for some reason, it is best not to do one.
(Frequency of liver flush, dosage)
Frequency of flushfor a small-sized person
Q. I would really value your opinion on an issue relating to your liver cleanses. I have so far completed two of your liver flushes, both with great success. The first time I got out approximately 500 stones and the second was around 700. I am already starting to feel some subtle benefits, such as a little more energy. However, I visited a kinesiologist the other day and mentioned that I had planned to cleanse once every month and she thought that was far too often for my small body size. She then muscle-tested the body to ascertain how often I should cleanse and it showed once every three months, instead of every month. I am slightly confused by this, because I know in your book you say to cleanse until no more stones come out. Do you think that I should stop doing cleanses once a month?
A. Given your small body and light weight, your kinesiologist may be correct about not cleansing every 3-4 weeks. You could, however, be fine if you used the children’s dosage and cleansed every 4 to 6 weeks. The child’s dosage is half of everything, including the preparation apple juice/malic acid. I would not work out a strategy but do this according what your body is telling you. You will know if cleansing once very month or 6 weeks, or every two months is too much for your body. I would trust that more than what someone else says.
Kinesiology can be very useful for a number of things, such as testing for foods. Kinesiology ought not to be used for determining the number of liver flushes or days of taking certain supplements, etc. The body changes all the time and requires different things at different times. And it certainly doesn’t forecast the future. What exists are probabilities, given what has occurred in the past and what is happening right now.
It is better to learn to trust your body and listen to its messages. These will become more apparent as the body becomes cleaner and better nourished. In the above case, using Kinesiology can become a constraint to using one’s own instincts and intuition.
(Gallbladder problems, olive oil)
Reservations about ingesting olive oil
Q. I already have gallbladder problems and avoid eating foods with fats and oils in them. Won’t it be bad for me to eat/drink all that oil in the liver flush?
A. You are correct about not eating oils or fats when it is already difficult to digest them, since this can make you very ill because of accumulated stones in the liver bile ducts and the gallbladder. However, the oil mixture taken during the liver flush cannot be compared with eating fats/oils during mealtimes. The way the flush is designed, the oils will trigger a strong bile release that helps move stones out of the liver and gallbladder. Since bile is very oily, and the bile ducts remain relaxed due to the action of Epsom salt, the passage of stones is easy and non-eventful.
No gallbladder – and the liver flush
Q. What about people who have had their gallbladder removed? Should they still do the liver/gallbladder cleanse?
A. As explained in the book The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush, these patients greatly benefit from liver flushing, since this addresses the problems that caused the gallstones and subsequent removal of their gallbladder in the first place. Those without a gallbladder tend to have more stones in the liver than the average person who still has a functional gallbladder and, without removing those stones, they are at a higher risk of developing other illnesses, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes. There are some special directions in chapter 4 for those who don’t have a gallbladder, including taking Gold Coin Grass, at least prior to their first flush.
You may also benefit from the painting of Ener-Chi Art that is designed to balance proper Chiflow in the liver and gallbladder. Even though your gallbladder has been removed, your etheric gallbladder is still there, yet remains cut off from the body’s Chi supply. This picture restores the etheric gallbladder and its Chi connection with the rest of the body.
Please however note that the liver and gallbladder flush is not recommended to those who have a stent in the gallbladder.
No gallbladder; can she flush?
Q. My wife recently had her gallbladder removed before we knew of the consequences. Now does she still need to flush her stones? Thank you for your help.
A. I am sorry to hear that they did that to her. Yes, the gallbladder issue was really only a symptom of major liver bile duct congestion. She will still need to cleanse her liver, but needs to wait 4 – 6 months before doing that, after having had an operation.
Compensating for missing gallbladder
Q. I had a gallstone attack in January 2007 (very painful!!!) and they removed my gallbladder and 2 big stones. Now I have more pain than ever. And yesterday my mother came back from the doctor with very grim news — her liver doesn’t work at all anymore. They removed her gallbladder 30 years ago. What can I do? Please help!
A. Yes, doctors don’t tell their patients what happens down the road when they remove their gallbladders. If a gallbladder has been removed, it is even more important to flush the liver to avoid liver failure and cancer. To save her liver, your mother’s only real chance may be to cleanse it.
To support and strengthen the liver through the process of cleansing and recovery, I also recommend using marine phytoplankton.
(No gallbladder, missing organs)
Will liver cleanses restore health?
Q. My aunt would like to do the liver cleanse but she has Crohn’s disease and hernias in the esophagus and spine. One meter of her small intestine has been cut out due to an infection years ago. Her large intestine, gall bladder and appendix have been removed as well. Would it be safe for her to do it?
(My parents are on their 5th cleanse and having great results. Mum says it has saved her life! I am happy to recommend your book to everyone. Thank you so much!)
A. If your aunt really wants to do the liver cleanse, she can do it. With so many important organs missing, it is obviously not possible to fully restore her health. At least, she can get her liver to improve, which will still have a good amount of beneficial effects for the body as a whole. With regard to Crohn’s disease, it is important for her to change her diet and avoid animal protein in any form (meat, fish, chicken, eggs, cheese and milk, in particular). This is a Pitta disorder, so she would fare best with the Pitta-reducing diet as explained in my book, Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation.
(No gallbladder, pregnancy, digestion problems)
Liver flush to improve digestion?
Q. I am an acupuncturist and I have used your liver cleanse myself and in my practice for several years with great results. Thank you. I have a new client who has had a gallbladder surgery after her first pregnancy and now is pregnant again. She has great difficulty digesting fats, with debilitating cramps and intestinal inflammation. I believe her bile flow is severely congested, is there anything she can do now at 17 weeks into her second pregnancy? Could she take maybe lower dose of the GCG tincture? Or does she need to wait?
A. If she has never done a liver flush and has such strong symptoms, I would wait until after the delivery and focus on all the other factors that could seriously affect her digestion, such as eating the main meal of the day in the evening (instead of at noon time), not going to bed before 10 p.m., eating animal proteins such a fish, meat, chicken, eggs, cheese, and milk, as well as soy milk and tofu, not drinking enough water, etc. It is not a good idea to introduce herbal remedies at this time, but cleansing the colon is very important and may greatly help (colonic irrigation Colema, or at least some water enemas).
(No gallbladder, bile supplements)
Digestion aid for those without a gallbladder
Q. I understand about cleansing the liver. Assuming the liver is fully cleansed, how does not having a gallbladder affect my absorption and digestion of the nutrients and minerals that my body needs? Is there something I can do to help aid this absorption in addition to making sure the liver is functioning at its best?
A. Yes, you may use a bile supplement, often recommend by doctors for patients whose gallbladder has been removed. When you take it, make sure to start at a small dosage and see how much aids your digestion best. Taking too much causes loose stools or diarrhea.
(No gallbladder, endometriosis, pain medication)
Safe to flush?
Q. My daughter, who does not have a gall bladder, is suffering from endometriosis. She has been taking pain medication. Is it safe for her to do this flush?
A. It is OK for her to do the flush, but she may feel nauseous or sick while doing it. Painkillers have suppressive effects on the liver and digestive functions. The liver is the only organ that breaks down drugs and dumps them into the bile ducts, forming stones. When doing liver flushes, the liver does the exact opposite: it releases stones and toxins.
Endometriosis can easily be cleared up by avoiding all animal proteins, including meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese and milk. Protein foods make the blood thick, so to prevent them from inflaming the blood vessel walls and causing cardiovascular disease, the women’s reproductive system tries to remove these harmful proteins through excessive bouts of bleeding. Endometriosis is not a disease but a protective mechanism to avoid far more serious problems. Not having a gallbladder makes it virtually impossible to digest animal proteins since they need large quantities of bile, which she doesn’t release any more because of the missing gallbladder. Besides, the body doesn’t need to eat protein to make protein. More information on all these subjects is available in my book, Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation.
How to deal with a gallstone attack
Q. In January, I decided to commit to a monthly liver/gallbladder cleanse based on your method, for as long as needed. I did 2 months, carefully following your directions, then I started having bleeding (fresh, bright red) regularly after the colonics. It became so painful to do the colonics that I decided to interrupt the treatment until I had a colonoscopy. The bleeding stopped, so I did another cleanse. This time I only had about half the stones as the first two cleanses.
Near the end of that month, I became very ill with headache, joint and muscle pain, nausea, acid reflux (highly usual for me), no appetite, gas, belching, fever, and no energy. The strange part was that I was constipated and the stool I passed was not hard, but almost white. I had to sleep sitting up. My doctor thought I had a gallstone.
Then I felt the same thing as I had before and went to bed at 9 p.m. Today, I am very ill again–very painful all through my gut, back, shoulder, intestines and so on. It is like everything has shut down from under my breasts to my pelvis.
1. Could the last cleanse have started a big stone rolling through and it is now lodged? If so, is there any way to avoid that?
2. When I re-read your book today, it sounds like doing the liver cleanse might actually be just the thing to do to release the stone. Is that correct?
A. If a stone became dislodged from the liver or gallbladder, it would happen very quickly, usually after eating a fatty meal, eggs, fried food, milk, cheese, fish, poultry, or meat, in that order. The body responds by pushing out a large amount of bile and, if stones are contained in the bile and are making it to the exit of the gallbladder or into the common bile duct, you will suffer a gallstone attack. I had over 40 of those before I did my first liver flush, and then never again.
Gallstone attacks can last from a day to three days, but some of mine lasted for up to three weeks, with the same flu-like symptoms you described. I was never able to sleep unless it was in the sitting position, due to excruciating pains, breathing problems, etc. During an attack, the common bile duct contracts, irritated by the stone(s).
Here are some easy things you can do to help with gallbladder attacks.
- Drink a glass of Epsom salts (1 tablespoon in 1 glass of water) to relax the bile duct quickly and allow the stones to pass
- Drink a glass of red beet juice with a meal as another method
- Drink the juice of 1⁄2 to one lemon (organic, if possible) in 8 ounces of water 2 times a day to thin the bile and also relax the bile duct
- Drink apple juice or eat some apples to help the bile ducts as well
- Chamomile tea has a similar effect to these others
- A combination of these works, too
And yes, doing a liver flush can also move out the stone(s), although it is best to do that after rather than during an attack. Keeping the colon clean is most essential, as explained in the book. Constipation or sluggish bowel movements cause waste to back up and bile secretion to be hindered. So a stone that becomes dislodged and normally passed without you ever knowing would then have difficulties passing and get stuck.
A deep emotional release always ends a period of contraction and opens channels of elimination and circulation in the body. Pain, sadness and anger, on the other hand, contracts bile ducts, blood vessels and lymph vessels, as well the GI tract. When the release occurs, a floodgate may open and whatever had accumulated may then pour forth, triggering a healing crisis, such as you experienced.
It is certainly wise to avoid any animal proteins and soy products (See also my large book on diet and lifestyle, Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation).
(Large gallstone, weak gallbladder)
Will a liver and gallbladder flush help?
Q. Before I perform the gallbladder flush, I would like to hear your opinion about my particular situation. I had been diagnosed with a 2.5 cm gallstone in 2002 when I had an acute gallbladder attack. Since then all my doctors are saying I have to remove the gallbladder since it was once inflamed and there is no way it can ever heal. I also had an HIDA scan about 3 years ago, which showed that the functioning of my gallbladder is very low. Wouldn’t this imply that the gallbladder flush will not make any sense for me since I have these 2 major obstacles?
A. Having such a large stone is not an obstacle for doing liver flushes. I had several such large stones plus many cholesterol stones (invisible to scanning technology) in my gallbladder. There was no space for bile to come in. Yet, during one series I passed 3,500 stones, including all the stones from the gallbladder. However, my calcified stones only came out after flush 6 or 7. Usually, the softer cholesterol stones come out first. But in some cases, they come out right away. It’s difficult to predict. One 90-year old man passed all his calcified stones during the first cleanse, one of them 3 cm. Doctors were baffled because they told him he could not pass a large stone like that and he needed surgery. My wife passed a 4 cm calcified stone (shown in the book) painlessly during her 9th liver flush.
The alternative of removing the gallbladder may bring relief in the short-term but is risky in the long-term, leading to weight gain, heart problems, nutritional deficiencies, joint issues, even cancer, etc. And you would need to clean out the liver anyway because having such a large stone in the gallbladder shows that many stones must be in the liver. Obviously, doctors have no other option to offer than surgery, given their lack of knowledge and experience with liver cleansing.
(Gastric bypass, liver flush)
Large stone in the gallbladder, should I flush?
Q. I have done the cleansing two times with excellent results, but I recently had gastric bypass surgery. A couple of months later, I had a gallbladder test and the doctor found a big rock. I don’t want them to take out my gallbladder, and would prefer to keep doing the cleansing but I don’t know if I can because of the bypass surgery.
I also have trouble with some aspects of the cleanse; the sugar in the apple juice and the Epsom salt make me sick. Also, since the intestinal absorption is not the 100%, I don’t know if this will affect the results of the cleansing. Can I still do the liver flush and, if yes, how can I do it safely?
A. I am not sure how you could do liver flushes with this situation. If it were easy, I would recommend doing a reversal of gastric bypass. It is easy to normalize body weight by improving digestive functions. Gastric bypass causes many complications in the body, and usually leads to even more liver and gallbladder problems.
The next best thing you can do is use some other methods, although these are much more expensive than liver flushing. They include taking marine phytoplankton and drinking alkaline ionized water to remove calcifications and acid deposits, including calcified gallstones.
Besides those suggestions, make sure to avoid eating all animal proteins, like meat, chicken, fish, eggs, cheese, milk (except butter), and fried foods, artificial sweeteners, and most processed foods. Coffee enemas are OK to help release toxins from the liver. Check out my book, Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation for more details on the above.
How many grapefruits for 8 ounces of juice?
Q. How many grapefruits does it take to get the 3/4 of the 8-ounce glass of juice? And does it only take 15 minutes to squeeze all these grapefruits for that much juice??!! Do you include the pulp?
A. It depends on the size of the grapefruit. You may need 2 grapefruits to yield that amount of juice, using one of these inexpensive, plastic juicers you can buy at any grocery store. It only takes about 2-3 minutes to do and removes the pulp automatically, which is important.
(Heart disease medication)
Heart disease medication and the liver flush
Q. I am on medication for heart disease. Your book said to stop taking any medication during a liver flush. How I can do that?
A. Medication is designed to suppress something the body is trying to do right. Blood pressure medication, for example, lowers high blood pressure but, in a congested body with thickened, congested blood vessel walls, the body needs to increase the blood pressure to distribute the correct amount of nutrients and oxygen to the organs, including the brain and heart. If you lower the blood pressure without removing the congestion, this is likely to damage the organs, brain, and heart. That’s why blood pressure medication is now a leading cause of congestive heart failure and heart attack/stroke. In studies, it has been shown that patients whose high blood pressure was not treated had fewer heart attacks than those who received blood pressure medication.
I have written about the dangers of these drugs in my book Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation. Besides harming the heart and brain, the drugs also damage the liver and kidneys.
The medical system is not meant to make people healthy. It is meant to alleviate their symptoms, but never cure them of anything. Otherwise, the system would become obsolete and the biggest money-making industry would become bankrupt. So if you are looking for a real cure, don’t expect it to come from drugs and medicines.
It is best to treat such problems with diet and lifestyle changes as outlined in the above book. Avoiding animal protein, for example, is a direct way to clean out the blood vessels so that blood pressure goes back to normal. Medication never treats the cause of illness, just the effect or symptom. This is a wrong-sided approach that doesn’t work. Over 998,000 people die in this country each year because of medical treatment, not because of their illness.
Doing liver flushes while on medication, which always suppresses the body’s ability to heal or cleanse itself, may not be very successful, or may make you feel nauseous. These are two contradictory actions. You can try it, but I don’t recommend it.
Hemorrhoids and the liver flush
Q. My friend did the liver flush last week and had a hard time with it. She had to do the colon cleanse with the Epsom salts and now her hemorrhoids are bleeding a lot after the cleanse. Any thoughts?
A. Hemorrhoids go with constipation and, when there is constipation, the oil mixture may back up or remain in the stomach unduly long. Eventually, the esophageal valve opens and the person feels nauseous and throws up. With the passage of stone material and/or liver toxins, some of the hemorrhoids may rupture and then bleeding occurs, which actually helps remove the toxins they harbor. The most important thing is to relieve the constipation, so that hemorrhoids won’t develop. Then she can do the proper colon cleanse before the liver flushes.
To improve constipation, go to sleep before 10 p.m., drink enough water, and eat the main meal of the day at around noon. When choosing foods, eat more water-containing foods and less dry foods, more fat and oil, sea salt, and sour food items. Phytoplankton is also very helpful with all gastrointestinal problems.
(Herbs, Gold Coin Grass)
Using herbs with liver flush
Q. In chapter 4 of the liver flush book, the names of three herbs are provided if I have problems: herbalysimachia, asteriscusmaritumus and bupleurum. Should I take the three together or should I choose one of them? What are the doses for each of these?
A. To help with the liver flush, you may use Gold Coin Grass (GCG) which is herbalysimachia in tincture form using alcohol as a carrier. The tincture has been found to be more effective than the tablet or tea form, presumably because alcohol as a solvent facilitates the assimilation of the herbs. It is recommended that one to two 250 ml bottles of Gold Coin Grass (GCG) tincture be used before attempting the next liver/gallbladder flush. One tablespoonful is taken every day; therefore each bottle should take 2 to 3 weeks to finish.
You may also combine all three herbs for a stronger effect, but Gold Coin Grass by itself is quite strong. Make sure to cleanse the colon before the liver flush and within three days after the liver flush to remove any stones that may be trapped in the colon. In some people with constipation, the stones remain in the colon and require colonic irrigation to come out.
Homeopathic and herbal remedies during the liver flush
Q. I read that medications are not helpful during a liver flush because they suppress the body’s natural functions. What about herbal and homeopathic remedies then that support body functions?
A. It’s fine to continue those during the preparation time but skip them on the final day when the liver flush is done.
Kitchari and herbsalong with liver flush
Q. Do you think that I can combine the liver flush with Kitchari detox and the cleansing herbs? Would the herbs be helpful or would just the simple liver flush be enough?
A. Doing liver flushes is usually sufficient in dealing with skin and blood related issues, and so I never recommend additional cleansing herbs. I see no harm in eating Kitchari, though, if you want to do that.
Cause and treatment for lipomas
Q. I have some lipomas in my hands and also on my body. My questions to you:
- Can lipomas be treated without any surgery?
- What is the duration of the treatment? (I have 7 lipomas and the largest is 3 inches)
- Will the lipomas grow back?
A. Lipomas develop when the bile ducts of the liver get clogged with hundreds and thousands of intra-heptaic gallstones. Lipomas are caused by a longstanding obstruction in the liver bile ducts and gallbladder. Liver bile duct blockage prevents lipids (fats) from being properly digested and removed from the lymph. As a result, these fats backwash into circulation and are being deposited under the skin and accumulate as fatty tumors. The stones in the liver are also responsible for the stones in your gallbladder (ultrasound only detects the hard, calcified stones, but not the soft, green cholesterol stones).
To remove the stones from the liver and gallbladder you will need to do a series of liver/gallbladder flushes as described in detail in my book, The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush. Once the liver and gallbladder are clean, the body will retrieve and break down the fatty deposits. The liver gallbladder flush is the first step to stopping and reversing this condition. Don’t stop cleansing, though, until all stones are gone.
Lipoma is not a disease, it is the body’s way of protecting the liver from turning into a fatty liver. The body creates these mini-outlets to prevent internal suffocation. Be sure to avoid all animal foods, including meat, fish, chicken, eggs, and especially cheese and milk (butter and ghee are fine), as well as any fried foods!
The liver flush book also contains basic dietary guidelines to that effect, but my large book,Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation, goes into greater depth on this. Both books are available from http://www.ener-chi.com/books/view-all-books-by-andreas/, either as paperbacks or as eBooks.
Malic acid rather than apple juice
Q. I find that the malic acid powder is an easier approach than apple or cranberry juice; as I had to dilute the juice 50% or more with water so it wouldn’t be too sweet for me. That meant a lot of liquid to try to get down. Have you found the malic acid to be as effective as the other approaches?
A. Yes, malic acid is nearly as effective as apple juice.
(Malic acid dosage)
Correct dose of malic acid
Q. I just did my 13th liver flush last week. I’m planning on doing another one the end of January but I’d like to be sure I’m taking the right amount of malic acid. Is it ½ – 1 teaspoon of malic acid in each glass of water 2-4x/day? Also, if I were to use malic acid capsules, how many mgs or grams would I need to take?
A. You would use a total of 1/2 – 1 teaspoon in 24 – 32 ounces per day. Most people take 1 teaspoon in 32 ounces each day for six days. Malic acid capsules are not ideal and quite unsuitable for the flush because they don’t dissolve inside the body as they would in a glass of water.
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Feeling dizzy and nauseated after the liver flush
Q. I did the liver flush, and am feeling like I have the flu, very dizzy and nauseated. I am very weak and extremely hungry. I ended up with a migraine after 3 days of malic acid, so I did the flush the next day. The 4 tablespoons of Epsom salts was quite powerful, as I was going almost every ten minutes the afternoon after the flush. I plan on doing an enema today. I keep getting some discomfort around the belly button now too. Am I supposed to feel this rotten?
A. I felt extremely fatigued during my first flush, but the second one was easier. By the fifth time, I had energy by 10 a.m. and the following flushes had no weakening effects at all. Dizziness is due to some of the protein deposits coming out of the basal membranes of the blood vessel walls, thickening the blood as it enters the brain.
If you have discomfort around the belly button area, it is probably because there are still some stones caught in the intestines. That’s why I so emphasize the need for colemas or colonics before and after liver flushes. If you cannot do those, do 2-3 back-to- back enemas instead. You won’t get the water as far toward the ascending colon to flush out any caught stones loaded with liver poisons and bacteria, but it should help.
Nausea and vomiting during the liver flush
Q. Yesterday I did my second liver flush and I got out the biggest stones ever. Also I used no Epsom salts at all – I used ultraphos instead and Dr. Sutter’s coke flush. But I vomited all the oil at 3 am, the same as in the first flush. I am really surprised by the results, but I am not happy with the nausea I have during the night of the flush. I took peppermint tea and candies in the night, which prevented the taste of the olive oil burping, but the nausea didn’t go away. What can I do to prevent this nasty nausea feeling?
A. Before liver flushing, make sure to cleanse the colon to avoid backwashing of the oil mixture. When there is congestion in the colon, bile secreted into it can regurgitate into the stomach. That’s why it is important to cleanse the whole colon before a liver flush.
Nausea also occurs when the sphincter of the esophagus is not closed and part of the oil mixture backwashes into the esophagus, making you feel sick. The remedy is to take one tablet of hydrochloric acid (HCl). HCl closes the sphincter, thereby preventing nausea and vomiting.
(Neck issues, MMS)
Neck issues, MMS, and liver flushes
Q. I decided to stay on the MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution) for the next 2 or 3 months and do 2 liver flushes per month. I hope 3 months on MMS is not too much for me!? Do you think this program will improve my neck? I ask because I probably have damage to the ligament between C1 and C2 that causes the muscles to contract to try to fix the instability and then causes a loss of the cervical curve. When it’s a structural thing, how could liver flushing help with that?
A. I can only speak of the experiences I have had over a period of many years with about 1/2 million people who followed the instructions in my book, The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush. If liver flushes worked only in combination with parasite cleansing (MMS), my book wouldn’t have sold more than 10 copies. And I never promoted it; it sold by people telling other people about their results. You will need to take it one day at a time and let your body be your guide.
As for the neck issues – in my own case and that of my wife – liver flushes resolved the neck problems we had. In her situation, the cartilage between C1 and C2 was almost gone, but restored itself back to normal.
(When NOT to do a liver cleanse)
When is the liver flush NOT recommended?
Q. Are there some cases where it isn’t a good idea to do a liver cleanse?
A. To answer your excellent question, no, I have not seen any restrictions with common pathologies. In fact, every day, I get reports from doctors, chiropractors and patients who have successfully done liver flushes for almost every type of illness known. I had one person who was paralyzed from the waist down for 20 years and started walking again after his 6th liver flush. Others use it to improve their glaucoma, hearing loss, skin diseases, intestinal disorders, reproductive problems such as infertility, arthritis, cancers, diabetes, and heart disease. There is hardly any condition that doesn’t involve hepatic bile duct blockage as one of its major causes, as described in Chapter 1 of the book, The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush. That’s why it can be used for almost any condition.
Even people with hepatitis C have done liver flushes, and they usually pass very large stones, which were there before the infection. Smokers can also do liver flushes, and they tend to have many, many stones.
There are obvious limitations, of course, in patients whose bowels have been removed, who cannot get to a bathroom, who are too weak, or who are using medication, because they may not release many stones, or they may feel sick when doing the flush.
The liver and gallbladder flush is not recommended to those who have a stent in the gallbladder and those cancer patients who are on chemotherapy drugs.
Risk of pancreatitis after the flush?
Q. I have several of your books and I think they are of great interest. I conducted two liver cleansings with resounding success and I also persuaded several people around me to do so. Yesterday evening I was chatting with a doctor and he told me that departing stones could become embedded in a pancreatic duct and cause pancreatitis. I have much interest in this subject, so I have decided to share this doubt with you, because I consider you as family.
A. I agree with your doctor friend; gallstones dislodged by the gallbladder or intra-hepatic gallstones in the liver can block the pancreatic duct and causes pancreatitis and pancreatic tumors, as well as diabetes. I have described this process in my book, The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush. This is a serious condition that befalls many people nowadays, and I suffered greatly, too, when I used to have my 40+ gallstone attacks.
However, the liver and gallbladder are designed to prevent such a situation. Cleansing the liver and gallbladder makes it virtually impossible to have pancreatitis. Without it, the risk is relatively high, especially given the modern diets of high fat, high protein foods. On any day, the triggering of the gallbladder in response to a fatty meal can dislodge a gallstone or sludge that can get stuck at the Ampulla of Vater.
In the case of liver flushes, though, this is prevented by use of Epsom salt which keeps bile ducts relaxed and open, and the release of large amounts of oily bile in response to ingesting a large amount of olive oil/citrus juice. Taken on an empty stomach versus as part of a meal, this allows the oily bile to easily transport any size stone safely and without pain to the large intestine. Cleansing of the colon before and after a liver flush also makes that process easier. That’s why there are no gallstone attacks during liver flushes. After my first of 12 liver flushes, I never suffered a gallstone attack again.
(Pancreatitis, gallstone attacks)
Pancreatitis and the liver flush
Q. In the last two years, I have had pancreatitis three times. I have had gallstone attacks for about 20 years. I tried many natural treatments with no effect. Even a traditional Chinese acupuncturist, after months of treatment, told me to have the gallbladder removed. Attacks were frequent.
Stress was the major factor in three pancreatitis episodes. I became aware I had lived from a place of intense and irrational fears, so in the last two years, many fears were faced down and dissolved. A friend recommended your book and I have done 2 liver cleanses last month and am starting my 3rd today. Is there, in your opinion, any danger I need to be aware of in doing a series of liver cleanses over the next few months?
A. Removing the gallbladder may offer temporary relief, but this in no way prevents stones or sludge from moving directly from the liver into the common bile duct, thereby congesting the pancreatic duct and causing infection. In either case, liver flushing would be necessary. If an attack occurs, drink a glass of Epsom salts (1 tablespoon in 1glass of water) to quickly relax the bile ducts and let the stones pass. The risk of not cleansing the liver is considerable. Be sure to stay away from all animal products such as meat, fish, eggs, poultry, cheese and milk. Some butter is OK.
(Pain after releasing a very large stone)
Pain after releasing a very large stone
Q. First of all, thank you so much for your books and all the information. I’ve been doing the liver cleanse since August 2007 and Monday-Tuesday was my 16th one. This one was different than the others. I didn’t have too many stones, just some yellow and dark green ones, small ones, but, on Tuesday morning, I had a 5.5 centimeter dark green one. I still can’t believe that I had that size stone inside my liver! After everything, I got so tired that I had to sleep almost all day. That was the first time that I didn’t feel light and happy; I just felt heavy and sleepy. The next day I had a little pain on my liver side. I still have that pain a little bit. Do you think that that stone could have done that?
A. What must have occurred is that this large stone completely blocked the second biliary tree in your liver and so far had resisted being released. When it came out, it opened the floodgates and a lot of poisons behind it came out of your liver, too much to process in one day. I would suggest you do the post liver flush colonic as soon as possible, because you don’t’ want any of these poisons to linger in your colon. If you have colosan or oxypowder, cleansing from the other end would be good as well. I am glad to know you passed that big stone, for this certainly prevented some potentially serious health issues in your body.
The pain in the liver after releasing such large stones stems from healing the inflicted injuries. Stones like that cause a lot of tissue displacement; and any damaged blood vessels, lymph ducts, and nerves will need to be repaired once the stones are released. It’s like wound healing, which can be painful. The body used all the energy it could muster to deal with the repair and processing of liquid poisons, so sleeping and resting was the best thing to do. Since this big blockage is now gone, clearing out the rest of the stones in the liver should be much easier and quicker.If you want to accelerate the healing, you may use marine phytoplankton. It works very fast because all its nutrients (which means every nutrient present on this planet) will go straight to the cells of the body, without having to be digested by the gastrointestinal system. In addition, to leach out and remove any existing chemicals and metals deposited in the tissues, Natural Cellular Defense by Waiora may do a good job.
(Pain in liver/gallbladder)
Cause of pain on right side?
Q. I can’t wait to get rid of the pain in my right side and the chronic illness. I had one practitioner tell me I wasn’t having “liver pain” because the liver doesn’t feel pain! Sometimes I feel like someone is squeezing me under my ribs; it hurts so bad and radiates over to my right side. I just had an ultrasound of my gallbladder and liver and it was negative even though, at the time of the test, I was having pain and inflammation feeling in the gallbladder area.
A. Oh, yes, you can feel pain in the liver area, usually related to the gallbladder. But even people without a gallbladder can experience pain in the liver. There are plenty of pain nerves in the liver, although much fewer than in the skin or muscles. And of course, gallbladder attacks of any severity can cause a lot of pain.
(Pain in right side of body after flushes)
Increased discomfort due to body cleansing itself
Q. Since my first liver flush, it seems like the whole right side of my body is having problems, such as aches and pains, and more arthritis symptoms in my hands and shoulders. I have noticed more indigestion when I eat meat or fish, which I am eating less often now. Haven’t had eggs for almost a month and am doing fine! Why all the aches and pains now?
A. Although it is not common, some symptoms may increase as your body starts cleansing itself. When the body is congested, its ability to heal and detoxify itself is put on hold. The body is in the accumulating phase, where toxins and acids are added to the connective tissue of organs, joints, etc. This also means that symptoms become chronic but less acute. When your main organs of elimination are cleansed, the body starts releasing these accumulated toxins and acids, which may lead to acute flare-ups or symptoms. Symptoms always indicate that the body is trying to heal itself. They are falsely considered to be diseases. Even in a chronic situation, pain is a healing response that helps to bring water and oxygen to a congested part of the body. Inflammation, which goes with swelling, is a natural healing response to an unnatural situation. Liver, colon, and kidney cleansing along with a balanced diet and lifestyle remove the underlying causes of the illness.
When your digestion doesn’t work well and the GI tract is congested, cadaver food and eggs, cheese, etc. tend not to cause a major reaction. When it improves, however, the immune system in the gut starts reacting to these foods again, trying to reject them as quickly as it can because they are hazardous to one’s health. That means you no longer feel good after eating them, which is a good sign that shows the body is doing a better job of protecting itself.
(Painkillers, food poisoning)
To continue with the flush?
Q. I read your book and I decided to try the liver flush. But I have a big problem: I started with the Epsom salt and did it for 2 weeks. Then, the third week, I think I had food poisoning from seafood: pain, fever…. so I stopped the Epsom salt. Was this actually an intolerance to Epsom salt or apple juice? Anyway, afterward I was feeling better but still had a little pain in the belly. I decided to go through the cleanse, but I continue to have problems. I think it is not wise to continue tonight with the Epsom salt because I’m too irritated. I took Advil to lessen the pain all week. I would like to have your advice, please.
A. Fish poisoning can be a serious matter, since fish is loaded with parasites, worms and bacteria, even more so than meat. This can severely inflame the gastrointestinal lining, cause cramping, gas, and pain. Animal proteins, such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese and cow’s milk should be avoided due to their strongly acidifying and irritating effects on the stomach and intestines, as well as blood and lymph vessels. To clear out these parasites and their eggs, you may need to use Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS).
It would be better to let things calm down for a few days before resuming the liver flush, especially when you are taking painkillers. The liver flush doesn’t work well when taking painkillers. You don’t need to start the whole preparation all over again, but have the apple juice for 1 or 2 days, or more ideally, use the malic acid solution (1/2 teaspoon of malic acid powder in about 32 ounces of water per day).
Instead of doing several weeks of Epsom salt, it would be better to do one colonic, colema, or even 2-3 back-to-back water enemas.
Scleroderma and liver flush
Q. Can scleroderma patients safely do a liver flush?
A. Certainly, but they have to make major changes to their diet, too. The collagen fiber build-up (collagen is 100% protein) results from eating animal proteins such as meat, poultry, milk, cheese, fish, eggs and also non-fermented soy. This protein then accumulates in the tissue fluid and is converted into protein fiber (collagen). Since accumulated protein in the tissue fluid can kill a person within 24 hours, the body takes recourse to building such protein stores and dumping them wherever possible, including the basal membranes of the blood vessel walls. This affects all organs and systems and, of course, the skin. Scleroderma is not a disease; it just saves the person’s life. More details can be found in the Heart Disease chapter of Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation).
(Skin rash, allergy)
Skin rash during liver flush
Q. I did my 2nd liver flush 2 weeks ago. The first one was good with no problem at all. On my 5th preparation day before the 2nd liver flush, I got this red itchy rash all over my body. I did exactly the same procedure as during my first flush, except I added some wheat grass juice in the morning so I stopped drinking the wheat grass on the 5th day of preparation. I did my liver flush but the rash got even worse.
It was so itchy that I found an Ayurveda practitioner here and he gave me Amalaki and blood cleansing pills for the rash. It is slowly getting better but I still have it 17 days since I stopped the wheat grass. He suggested that, after the rash goes away, I should do a Kitchari fast and Detox diet. So now I really don’t know what to do. I would like to continue with liver flushes but I am scared because of the rash. Do you think that it is possible to take so long to clear up a wheat grass reaction? Thank you very much for any advice.
A. I have never seen such a reaction to the preparatory phase of the liver flush, and I have no clue how doing the preparation phase could, in any way, cause a skin reaction like that. Foods, juices, malic acid, etc. leave the body within 36 hours, so it can hardly be the result of that. An allergic reaction also doesn’t last this long, unless you are constantly exposed to the same thing. Are you sure you haven’t introduced some new skin care product, which has chemicals that are causing a reaction? Or even a piece of clothing that your body may not like?
If it’s not that, the only other possible explanation is that the liver is not able to remove a certain kind to toxin from the blood. Since it is the blood-cleansing organ of the body, any major blockage in the liver may cause it to enter the skin and irritate it. Candida entering the blood could also do this.
If I were in your situation, I would try another liver flush. If the skin improves soon afterwards, you would know it was the latter. If not, you would have to eliminate things from your life such as skin lotion, make-up, hair coloring, soap, toothpaste, synthetic clothing, and check for dust mites in the bed, etc. One by one reintroduce these to check which one is the culprit.
If you repeat the liver flush, make sure to do the colonic/colema within three days of the flush. Stones that get caught in the colon during the flush release their poisons into the intestines, blood and lymph. I am not against Panchakarma methods, being an Ayurvedic practitioner myself; Kitchari can have good benefits.
No stones released after first flush
Q. I just completed my very first cleanse 2 days ago. I followed your book quite precisely, but it seems I produced no stones. I had my 3rdcolonic today which produced a lot of activity, but no evidence of stones. I do not have any disease and I feel pretty good, for the most part. Back in 1990, I made significant changes in my eating habits along with a dedicated exercise program which has become a way of life. Over these past 18 years, I’ve only become more dedicated to the purity of what I consume. So I’m curious, is it possible that I have no stones? Thank you so much.
A. Did you check the toilet bowl for any floating pieces – green, beige, or white? Intra-heptaic gallstones are soft and putty-like, and they float. Green sludge also contains many small stones. Hard stones from the gallbladder sink to the bottom of the toilet. Of course, the latter are much more rare than the light, soft stones from the liver.
If you only had water coming out and nothing else, your first cleanse may not have been able to break up a biliary blockage in the liver. Usually a second cleanse does. So, before giving in, I would do another cleanse in 2-3 weeks and see the results. But make sure to check the toilet bowl for green “stuff”. There is also some additional information in the book, The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush, for those who have difficulties with it. Living in this country, I have never seen any people with no stones, given the diet, lifestyle, stress factors, pollution, etc.Not having any stones at all indicates to me that you either didn’t recognize them as such or you didn’t release them yet.
(Not many stones released)
Not many stones released after 2 cleanses
Q. I just finished my 2nd liver cleanse and only got one small green gallstone. The first cleanse a month ago just released 2 very small gallstones. I have been sick for 9 years and unable to get better, plus I have pain in my right side. The liver and gallbladder area feels inflamed at times and I was hoping this would help me get better but the results haven’t been very encouraging! Should I do a third flush or don’t I have any gallstones?
A. Given the symptoms you describe, the main liver bile ducts may be blocked by large stones and bile flow is impeded. The gallbladder seems to have little space for bile to come in, which is necessary for proper digestion and also for the liver flush to work. I would suggest you follow the guidelines in the book that relate to “Having difficulties with the cleanse”. In most cases, the Gold Coin Grass helps break down the more rigid blockages so that they can be released during the next liver flush. I would not give up. I had a few people who were in a similar situation and passed stones only at cleanse 3, but then it really started pouring out of them. If taking the oil mixture didn’t make you feel sick/nauseous, you may also increase the amount of oil and juice by one third.
(Stuck stones, fear)
Fear of stones getting stuck prevents me from doing the flush
Q. The thing that absolutely frightens me about the liver flush is that a large stone won’t make it out of the gallbladder and, if it gets somewhat reduced by my drinking the tea and lemon juice, will it pop out and get stuck? Then, who can help me if it does? A hospital is too far away and they won’t know how to help, anyway.
A. I lived through 40 gallstone attacks and, although they are extremely painful, I know they are far less dangerous than they are made out to be. They certainly don’t require a hospital visit. A hospital is the last place you would want to be for this, for they would just tell you to remove the gallbladder. If you ever have an attack, drink one tablespoon of Epsom salts in a glass of water. The Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) relaxes the bile ducts within minutes and lets any stones pass through. Attacks occur when bile ducts contract and tighten in response to a stone passing.
After I did my first liver flush, I never suffered another attack again, although it took about 8 cleanses to completely clean out my gallbladder (which was completely filled with stones). When you do liver flushes, they prevent any future possible attacks. The flush is designed in such a way that, with the help of Epsom salts and the large amount of oily bile released, stones pass easily without you even feeling or noticing it. All that you will notice is stones coming out as part of the frequent bowel movements during the following morning.
I remember a 91-year-old man who had two large calcified stones in the gallbladder and the surgeon told him he needed surgery. He told them they couldn’t have his gallbladder. Instead, he did a liver flush and, although it is relatively rare to pass calcified stones during the first flush, he passed both of them. He went back to the hospital with calcified and non-calcified stones and, after an ultrasound, told the baffled doctors that they would never see him again.
It’s easy to prevent gallstone attacks if you know what triggers them. The book The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush gives you the details. Following the dietary guidelines will also be very helpful and reassure you even more.
(Stuck stones, how to soften them)
Dealing with stuck stones
Q. I have done 33 liver cleanses so far but am having a problem now. I feel that there is probably a stone stuck in an outgoing duct from my liver. Long ago, I read your entry in CureZone that says most stuck stones are cleared by doing a second cleanse, but that didn’t seem to help. I began drinking cranberry juice twice a day for two weeks prior to beginning the apple juice for the follow-up cleanse. Although this last cleanse produced quite a few stones, it did not clear this problem. So, I am looking for things I can try in order to avoid surgery, if this is indeed a stuck stone.
A. I am not sure whether you are referring to the common bile duct or one of the two major bile ducts exiting the liver to form the common bile duct. I would think it is the latter because you would be in severe pain and turn yellow if a stone were to block the common bile duct. Most people in this country have one of the two hepatic bile ducts clogged up and they don’t even know it.
To soften up any existing old stone structures in one of the two ducts, I would use Gold Coin Grass as recommended in the book The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush. If you also want to use Chanca Piedra, that would be fine, too. But taking Gold Coin Grass for 10 to 14 days (the last six of which can be combined with the liver flush preparation) should be able to turn these into sludge, making it easier for them to be removed during a liver flush.
Epsom salt is primarily used to keep the bile ducts relaxed during the flush, and less as a laxative. So I wouldn’t omit that. Oil massages and Rolfing may also help. Placing a pack of castor oil or apple cider vinegar over the liver area after ingesting the oil mixture will also support the bile duct to be more relaxed and let go of any stones.
(Stuck stones, post-flush pain)
Pain after flushes, large stones stuck?
Q. I emailed you a few months ago because, after 2 liver flushes, I only had a few stones. You suggested using Gold Coin Grass, which I did. The next month I had what I considered good results: it looked like someone had emptied a bag of frozen peas into the toilet! I had some of the GCG left so I used it the next month but didn’t pass many stones. I was disappointed, so I gave up.
I went to a person who did energy work over my liver and then had a number of ionic footbaths, which turned dark green from the bile. I’ve also been using coffee enemas to detoxify the liver but I’m still having that bad pain in my right and left sides plus abdominal pain. So I’m wondering if I may have larger stones that are still “stuck” in my liver and, if so, what would you recommend to get them out?
A. I just talked with someone who had a similar experience to yours. She persisted, though, and during her last cleanse, passed a rock of 2 inches that was filled with bad-smelling chemicals and poisons.
Also, did you do the colonic after the liver flush? In those who have bowel problems such as constipation or strictures in the colon (which can be painful), the stones released during liver flushes either don’t come out and remain in the intestines, or may not be released at all during liver flushes. That is why it is so important to do the colon cleanse before, and especially after the liver flushes. Stones remaining in the colon can cause havoc, pain, gases, etc. in either side of the colon. A coffee enema doesn’t reach into the colon far enough to bring out the stones left there.
If you did the colonics before and afterwards, it is possible that the one successful cleanse emptied much of the first of two biliary trees of the liver, but the second one hasn’t budged. Like in the above case, that woman’s big stone blocked the second biliary tree for a long time, and it didn’t budge until her 7th flush. When she passed that stone, she also released a massive amount of poisonous fluid, stored in her liver for many years.
Any major blockage in the liver can also lead to backing up of venous waste products in the spleen, and cause pain. However, in most cases, the pain in the sides occurs due to congestion in the flexures of the colon (the right flexure touches the liver, the left flexure touches the spleen).
It is equally important to deal with the diet aspect, such as when you eat your main meals, at what time you go to sleep, etc., as discussed in Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation. You may also benefit from taking phytoplankton, which helps with most gastrointestinal problems, and it works very quickly.
(Tired after flushing)
Feeling tired after liver flush
Q. Why don’t I feel better after my liver flush? I’m still so tired.
A. When the body starts on a cleansing regimen, it begins to increasingly break down toxins, waste products, and deposited protein and calcium structures. It begins to trust that it is safe to do so as the liver and colon as well as kidneys are more able to take out what the body passes toward them. When the liver suddenly stops cleansing before it is really clean, the rest of the body continues dumping toxins into the circulation, which subsequently are not removed by the liver. This leads to backwashing of toxins and waste which can affect both the liver and the rest of the body. If toxins are being retrieved from the connective tissues where they were deposited over a period of many years, they need to find their way out, otherwise this can lead to a toxicity crisis. It is similar to people who lose a lot of weight in a short time, but their organs of elimination are not clean and the toxins released during weight loss can enter the heart and brain and other vital organs. That’s why dieting on and off, losing weight and regaining weight, etc. can cause permanent damage to the body. Cleansing the body can save lives, but it must be done correctly.
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