Preparation for the cleanse:
In order to prepare for the liver cleanse it is suggested to go on a vegetarian diet for three (3) days prior. A Wednesday, Thursday and Friday work well so that you can cleanse on the weekend. You should eat a diet including raw or cooked fruits and vegetables of all varieties and quantities so long as you pass them through a blender or food processor. You may drink herbal teas and season food with herbs and spices to taste. Exclude the following though:
Preparation Day 1-3
- No Meat
- No Breads
- No Fish
- No Coffee
- No Dairy
Liver Cleanse Day 4
- 1/2 Cup Organic Olive Oil Extra Virgin
- 1Big grapefruit (or 2 small) (If no grapefruits available use 3 lemons)
- 4 tablespoons EPSOM salts
- 3 cups filtered water
- A plastic straw and spoon
1. Choose a day like Saturday for the cleanse to be able to rest the following day.
2. Take no medicines, vitamins or pills that you can do without as they could prevent success.
3. Eat a no-fat breakfast and lunch. Rather have cereals with fruit, fruit juice, bread and honey (no butter or milk),
4. Eat a baked potato for lunch with salt only as this allows the bile to build up and develop pressure in the liver. The higher the pressure the better the cleanse will work.
4. Finish drinking and eating before 2 p.m.
Start of cleanse
Do not eat or drink after 2 o'clock. If you break this rule you could feel quite ill later.
Get your Epsom salts ready. Mix 4 tbs. in 3 cups water and pour this into a jar. This makes 4 servings, 3/4 cup each. Set the jar in the refrigerator to get ice cold (this is for convenience and taste only).
Drink one serving (3/4 cup) of the ice cold Epsom salts. If you did not prepare this ahead of time, do it right now. You may also add 1/8 tsp. vitamin C powdered to improve the taste. You may also drink a few mouthfuls of water afterwards or rinse your mouth. Get the olive and grapefruit out to warm up.
Repeat by drinking another 3/4 cup of Epsom salts. You haven't eaten since two o'clock, but you won't feel hungry. Get your bedtime chores done. The timing is critical for success; don't be more than 10 minutes early or late.
Pour 1/2 cup (measured) olive oil into the pint jar. Squeeze the grapefruit by hand into the measuring cup. Remove pulp with fork. You should have at least 1/2 cup, more (up to 3/4 cup) is best. You may top it up with lemonade. Add this to the olive oil. Close the jar tightly with the lid and shake hard until watery (only fresh grapefruit does this).
Now visit the bathroom one or more times, even it makes you late for your ten o'clock drink. Don't be more than 15 minutes late.
Drink the potion you have mixed. Take 50 drops of valerian extract with the first sips to make sure you will sleep through the night (if you consider that you may have difficulties sleeping). Drinking through a large plastic straw helps it go down easier.
Take it to your bedside if you want, but drink it standing up. Get it down within 5 minutes (fifteen minutes for very elderly or weak persons).
Lie down immediately. You might fail to get stones out if you don't. The sooner you lie down the more stones you will get out. Be ready for bed ahead of time. Don't clean up the kitchen. Do not do anything and forget about any worries for tonight. As soon as the drink is down walk to your bed and lie down flat on your back with your head up high on the pillow. Try to think about what is happening in the liver. Try to keep perfectly still (like a statue) for at least 20 minutes. You may feel a train of stones traveling along the bile ducts like marbles. There is no pain because the bile duct valves are open (thank you Epsom salts!). Go to sleep. You may fail to get stones out if you don't.
Next morning. Upon awakening take your third dose of Epsom salts. If you have indigestion or nausea wait unit it is gone before drinking the Epsom salts. You may go back to bed. Don't take this potion before 6:00 AM.
2 hours later.
Take your fourth (the last) dose of Epsom salts. You may go back to bed.
After 2 more hours you may eat. Start with fresh fruit juice. Half an hour later eat fruit. One hour later you may eat regular food but keep it light. By supper you should feel recovered.
How well did you do?
Expect diarrhea in the morning. Use a flashlight to look for gallstones in the toilet with the bowel movement. Look for the green kind since this is proof that they are genuine gallstones, not food residue. Only bile from the liver is pea green. The bowel movement sinks but gallstones float because of the cholesterol inside. Count them all roughly, whether tan or green. You will need to total 2,000 stones before the liver is clean enough to rid you of allergies or bursitis or upper back pains permanently. Never cleanse when you are ill.
Sometimes, the bile ducts are full of cholesterol crystals that did not form into round stones. They appear as a "chaff" floating on top of the toilet bowl water. It may be tan colored, harboring millions of tiny white crystals. cleansing this chaff is just as important as purging the stones.
How safe is the liver cleanse? It is very safe. This is based on over 1500 cases, including many persons in their seventies and eighties. None went to the hospital; none even reported pain. However it can make you feel quite ill for one or two days afterward.
This procedure contradicts many modern medical viewpoints. Gallstones are thought to be formed in the gallbladder, not the liver. They are though to be few, not thousands. They are not linked to pains other than gallbladder attacks. It is easy to understand why this thought: by the time you have acute pain attacks, some stones are in the gallbladder, are big enough and sufficiently calcified to see on X-ray, and have caused inflammation there. When the gallbladder is removed the acute attacks are gone, but the bursitis and other pains and digestive problems remain.