June 22nd, 2013
How to do a Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse / Flush
Written by Ka Sundance
Sometimes it is necessary to do a liver and gallbladder cleanse. Why, you ask? Well, no matter where you grow up and what diet you follow, there will always be some chemicals your body is exposed to. Even a vegan consumes some chemicals without even knowing it. Raw food, even if it is organic, is also exposed to some sort of chemicals sometimes, either unknowingly during the growing process (pesticides from neighbouring farms carried on the wind for example) or maybe during packaging or transportation.
Packaged water that comes in plastic bottles is also full of chemicals – and this is so common that it is very difficult to avoid it. Other forms of chemicals our bodies are exposed to are chemicals that come from non-organic detergents we use to wash our clothes, or non-organic paints we use at home or from our car seat, industrial pollution, traffic fumes, non-organic cosmetics and toiletries and so on. This list can go on and on.
No matter where you live, you are exposed to chemicals, and no matter what diet you follow, these chemicals enter your body. We need to get rid of these chemicals from our body in order for us to keep our liver functioning and free from any disease. We need to keep other organs functioning too but as the liver cleanses the blood in the body, if it does not function properly it can lead to a number of health issues including cancer.
A healthy liver is very important and in order to keep it healthy we need a healthy gall bladder. The chemicals that enter our body cause stones in our gallbladder and even though I live a healthy life and eat raw food and follow a vegan diet I still could not escape gallstones! There are a number of ways to detox and do a liver and gallbladder cleanse; however I follow a simple home remedy which I have used for over 10 years and have successfully managed to cleanse my body of all its gallstones thus flushing the liver and gallbladder, making it good as new.
You must consult your doctor before planning on taking any medication. However, your doctor might advise you to go in for some expensive options which are not always safe. Here’s what I, and a number of people, have been doing for many years in order to keep their gall bladder and liver fully functional – a liver and gallbladder cleanse.
To begin with one needs to prepare for the cleanse at least a week in advance. If you’re not a vegan try to go vegetarian for at least a week before the cleanse. Eat light and healthy food for a week and drink loads of water. Drinking apple juice also helps to soften the stones and get rid of them more easily. One day before the cleanse stay fat-free. Avoid any food which has the slightest amount of fat since this could weaken you during the cleanse. Test yourself for Epsom salts sensitivity – some people are highly allergic and it can be very dangerous for them to consume Epsom salts. So try taking a teaspoon in a glass of water or apple juice and waiting 24 hours before starting the cleanse.
On the day of the cleanse, stop all food at 10pm, then begin by drinking a glass of Epsom salt with water at about 2pm, then again at 6pm and again at 8pm. This will flush out all the remaining food in your gut and cleanse it completely. You can also use freshly-squeezed apple juice instead – helps with the Epsom salts taste, especially if chilled! Best way is to prepare all of the Epsom salts mixture in advance. Take 3 cups of water or apple juice and mix in 4 tablespoons Epsom salts. This will make 4 servings. Then drink about 3/4 cup each time. You can also do this cleanse by stopping all food at 2pm and taking your first dose of Epsom salts at 6pm, then again at 8pm. And another dose at 6am the next day (and another at 8am if you feel to!) Then, at 10pm, mix up the juice of 1 large grapefruit and 1/2 cup olive oil, shake well, and drink. Go to bed straight away and you will certainly pass stones the following morning! This is a very effective way to cleanse your gallbladder and get rid of gallstones.
I hope you find this process useful and that you are able to flush the toxins from your body and keep your liver and gallbladder in prime working order. The liver is responsible for approximately 500 different functions in the body – so… LOVE YOUR LIVER!