Monday, July 18, 2011

Cleanse Your Liver & Gallbladder!

Please note that I recently changed the instructions of the actual
liv
er/gallbladder cleanse and inserted the instructions from Andreas Moritz's book called The Amazing Liver & Gallbladder Flush to avoid any confusion. I highly recommend reading this book and following the directions to obtain the best results. You can order it here at www.rawlife.com.

Paul and I recently decided to do a liver/gallbladder cleanse together. It's always more fun to have someone to cleanse with! After a few weeks on the road, we felt like our bodies deserved a kick start, and this liver/gallbladder cleanse is pretty simple too, so we thought it would be easy to do it in between trips.

The liver is one of the most vital organs in the body. It is the largest organ and also performs the most functions. It filters the blood and excretes waste through bile, which is then sent to the gallbladder. When oil or fat is present in a meal, it signals the gallbladder to contract and squeeze bile, which helps the oils and fats to be properly absorbed by the body.

There are six fundamental things that tend to damage the liver:

1. Overeating
2. Eating and drinking refined white flour products, processed foods, junk foods, white sugar, and fried foods.
3. A low-protein, high-carbohydrate and fat diet.
4. Alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, theobromine, and hard, recreational drugs.
5. Medicinal drugs and pharmaceuticals.
6. Consuming insecticides, preservatives and other cumulative poisons.


You can also help your liver and gallbladder by eating foods high in potassium, like brown rice, bananas, blackstrap molasses, almonds, seeds, kelp, dulse, prunes and raisins. Drinking lots of pure water, and eating mostly raw, organic foods and fresh fruit and vegetable juices.

It is important to be nice to your liver! If the liver is functioning properly, most illnesses and cancers can be eliminated!

While it is possible to control a few aspects of your health, like what you eat and drink, there are a few things that you cannot control, like environmental toxins, and damage that may have happened before your health journey. This is why it is important to cleanse and fast. Your body needs a break and an opportunity to do its job!

Fasting and cleansing is not for everyone, and I do not advise pregnant and nursing mothers to do any heavy cleansing or fasting. I am currently nursing Noa, but this cleanse is pretty simple and gentle, so I did not have an issue completing it. But it is important that if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, that you do major cleansing when you are finished. That way you do not jeopardize your health or your baby's, by dumping too many toxins into your blood too fast.

There are many websites online that describe different ways to do this liver/gallbladder cleanse.

Here are the directions from The Amazing Liver & Gallbladder Flush:

You will need:
  • Apple juice: 32 ozs. a day/for 6 days
  • Epsom salts: 4 TBSP dissolved in 3 8-oz. glasses of water
  • Extra virgin olive, cold-pressed: one-half glass 4 oz.
  • Either fresh grapefruit (pink is best), or fresh lemon and orange combined
  • 2 pint jars, one with a lid
1. Drink 1 container of 32 ozs. of freshly juiced apple juice, use packaged apple juice if not juicing.

2. Avoid foods that are cold or chilling, animal foods, dairy products and fried foods. Eat normal, but do not overeat.

3. Plan to do the actual cleansing on a weekend. That will allow you time to rest if needed.

4. Avoid any medication, vitamins or supplements.

5. Cleanse your colon before and after your do the liver flush. Either by colonics or enemas.

6. One the 6th day:
  • Drink all 32 ounces of apple juice in the morning. Eat a light breakfast, juice, fruit or oatmeal. Eat a light lunch of plain cooked or steamed vegetables and white rice preferably basmati. Do not eat protein foods, butter, or oil. Do not eat or drink anything (except water) after 1:30 p.m.
The Actual Flush:
  • Evening:
  • 6 p.m.: Add 4 TBSP of Epsom salts to 24 ounces of water (three 8-oz. glasses) of filtered water in a jar. This makes four 6-oz servings. Drink first portion (3/4 glass) now. This will open the bile ducts, making it easy for stones to pass.
  • 8 p.m.: Drink second serving.
  • 9:30 p.m.: Do a water enema if you have not had a bowel movement or colonic.
  • 9:45 p.m.: Wash and squeeze grapefruits by hand and remove the pulp. You need 3/4 glass. Pour the juice with 1/2 cup of olive oil into jar. Shake hard until it is watery.
  • 10 p.m.: Stand next to bed, and drink concoction while standing, without interruption if possible. Some people use a large plastic straw.
  • LIE DOWN IMMEDIATELY! Turn of lights, lie flat on your back, with one or two pillows propping your head up. Your head should be higher than your abdomen. Or, lie on your right side with your knees pulled toward your head. Lie perfectly still for at least 20 minutes, and try not to speak. You may feel the stones traveling along the bile ducts like marbles, but there will not be any pain.
The Following Morning:
  • 6-6:30 a.m.: Drink your third 3/4 glass of Epsom salts. You may go back to sleep, or do light exercise.
  • 8 - 8:30 a.m.: Drink your fourth glass of 3/4 glass of Epsom salts.
  • 10 -10:30 a.m.: You drink fresh juice, then 30 mins. later, eat fresh fruit. One hour later you may eat light food. By the evening, you should be back to normal start feeling signs of improvement!
What to Expect:
That is it! The next morning, be prepared to pass gallstones in your stool. They look light to dark green, are very irregular in shape, are the size of grape seeds to cherry seeds, and feel like gelatin.

To permanently cure health issues, all stones must be removed, and this can take up to 8-12 liver flushes! Liver flushes should be performed is 3-week or monthly intervals.

Paul and I were both tempted to take pictures of ours, but I was not sure if I was ready to expose myself so much! But I will post a few pictures of what ours looked like instead.

This really is an easy cleanse, and you only need 6 days to complete it. I encourage everyone to try this cleanse! You will be amazed at the results, and feel energized, lighter, and happier!

29 comments:

Sara Duggan said...

ick but I guess it's necessary huh? thanks for sharing the way you all did it.
Did you find the taste bearable?

Jessica said...

I've done this twice before. When I looked at the stones, they were various shades of green/yellow/brown & looked kind of like peas. I'm way overdue for this now, but wasn't sure if I should wait until after nursing. Maybe I will do it again soon.

Andrea Nison said...

It is gross Sara! LOL! But I think it's even grosser thinking that they are inside!

@Jessica: That is awesome that you have done it too! I didn't feel like the cleanse was too deep to affect the nursing, but you do what is most comfortable for you!

Andrea Nison said...

And it didn't taste as bad as I thought it was going to!

Valus said...

Thanks for the info, Andrea.

It looks like it only takes one day. Or half a day, really. But at the end there you say it takes 3 days. So I'm confused. Why 3 days? Do we repeat it?

Andrea Nison said...

@ Valus: Thanks for the comment! I updated the blog to include the 3 days of drinking an apple/beet juice combo, which softens the stones.

I had left that out! That is the part that you do for 3 days, and then the night of the third day, you begin the actual cleansing regime.

Valus said...

Okay, thanks. It also looks like there are two unaccounted for doses of Epsom Salts. I gather that these are to be taken in the morning after the night of the cleanse, with two hours between doses.

Andrea Nison said...

If you can take 2 tbsp. at once, then that is great. But you only really need 1 tbsp. It is also beneficial to take more in the morning, but you don't have to. Sorry for the confusion! I did my actual cleanse a little different that this one by Dr. Hulda Clark, but I wanted to post hers because it is the most popular and easy to understand.

I mixed the olive oil with lemon juice, and it was pretty easy to get down. I also laid on my right side when I went to bed. But either way, it works!!!

peggie said...

Andrea,
Do you drink or eat anything else while doing this cleanse?

Andrea Nison said...

Hi Peggy! You can eat light meals, and I recommend mostly raw. On the 3rd day, try not to eat past 2 p.m. My husband fasted, but it is not necessary!

CAR said...

Just a note. The cleanse can cause slight diarrhea. The process is not bad or uncomfortable. It's a good thing to do for your body.

Maria said...
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Maria said...

Great post! It seems simple and fast. I'll have to try it next time I need a cleanse.

Another cleansing method I recommend is drinking Sassafras tea. If taken in small amounts and for a short period of time, this tea is great to maintain the liver healthy, clear congestion in the gallbladder and remove toxins from the body.

Even better, it tastes like root beer!

Have you ever tried this tea as a cleansing method?

http://www.therighttea.com/sassafras-tea.html

Andrea Nison said...

Thanks Maria! I have not tried it, but I actually have the dried root in my fridge now, waiting to be made into rootbeer! Just haven't gotten around to that yet, but I will definitely try the tea too! Thanks so much!

rawlumi said...

Hi, I wonder if I could take dr Shulze Super green plus while this cleanse?

Andrea Nison said...

Hi Rawlumi! I don't think Dr. Shulze's green food should be a problem. Just try not to eat the last day after 2, before you drink the concoction.

rawlumi said...

Hi Andrea,

I copied this from http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php?topic=20926.0

" dr. schulze says that you can take any and all of his products while nursing or pregnant. he also says you can do any of his cleanses bc your body is smart and knows how to make the toxins not go to the milk or baby. he has treated many pregnant women in his clinic and I fully trust him. it makes sense to me!! I think all of his products would benefit a baby."

It sounds grazy, could our body be so great that there is no toxins in mothers milk???? This blows my mind..

rawlumi said...

NaturalNews issues consumer alert about Adya Clarity, imported as battery acid and sold for internal consumption

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/034005_Adya_Clarity_consumer_alert.html

What is your opinion? Have you give it to your toddler?

Andrea Nison said...

Hi Rawlumi!

I just saw your comment.

We have learned that the attack on Adya Clarity is a smear campain against the company from a disgruntled, former employee or distributor. We are currently not selling it now because of the negative press and the hassle it has become for people who want to return it. We have spoken directly to the owner of Adya Clarity, and still believe that this product is completely safe. Adya Clarity has been on the market for 40 years!

We have not given it to Noa, but we do use it in the bathwater, especially when we travel and are unable to filter the water.

We will probably write an article or post a video about it soon too!

rawlumi said...

Hi Andrea again ;D

what is your opinion about doing liver flush while pregnant?

Leigh-Anne Blaylock said...

How do I know if I have gallstones? I have no issues with my liver or gallbladder and I am in perfect health.

Andrea Nison said...

Hi Leigh-Anne,

Most people have gallstones, even healthy people. The only way to really find out is to do the cleanse. It is a great liver/gallbladder flush and won't cause any harm if you don't pass any stones.

Hi Rawlumi!!

I wouldn't recommend doing the cleanse while pregnant, but I am extra cautious. I have friends who have done the cleanse while breastfeeding and had great results!

Wena said...

Thanks for all the posts. I feel reassured. But there's still a nagging question...my largest stone is 1.8cm and mobile as the rest of the small ones. My doctor said flushing can be life-threatening esp if it that big. I did notice photo you posted that it is 3.2cm...so will that mean I'll be ok with my 1.8cm coming out.My doctor prefers I go for surgery but I prefer alternative. Feedback would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

Andrea Nison said...

The apple juice helps to soften the stones, which allows for them to pass easily and without pain.

I think that you will be okay! I know many people who have done this cleanse and no longer needed surgery.

Let us know how it goes!!

Unknown said...

You say what to do on Day 6, but I do not see what to do on days 1 through 5. Also, you said in a comment that you updated the blog to include beet juice, and I do not see that. What kind of juice, how much, how often, etc.? And is bottled juice okay, or borscht? Raw beets are too much trouble and very messy.

Andrea Nison said...

Here are the instructions from the blog post:

* Apple juice: 32 ozs. a day/for 6 days

Then on the 6th day, follow the instructions for the actual cleanse. You can use apple juice, beet juice, tart cherry juice, or any combo of these 3. They do not need to be freshly juiced. You will have the same results with bottled and pasteurized juice.

blueeyes said...

Hi Andrea! I was going to do the andrea mortiz liver flush and am nursing a 2 month old baby. Do u think I should pump for a few days because of the toxins pos going into the breastmilk or is it safe? Also do u think its safe to feed her with the magnesium in the salt? Thanks so much! U can write back here or my email is blueeyes_rav@yahoo. Com

The Vickster said...

Hi there, I want to try this cleanse however I am nursing a 14month old baby. There seems to be some conflicting information in the post as to whether it is safe to do this while nursing. Could you clarify? Thanks so much!

rawlumi said...

I have done several liver flushes and been nursing also. Maybe this will help you all nursing mothers http://www.ener-chi.com/breast-feeding-and-the-liver-flush/