I never had Gallstones
either, but was very sick from Candida die-off for a long time. The Liver Flush
for me, in summary, restored its cleansing function which allowed me to handle more die-off. Bile is also a the natural antimicrobial for the intestines, so for me, the flush broke the vicious cycle. by restoring bile flow. Epsom Salts
, olive oil and grapefruit juice are all approved for human consumption, so I didn't see it as extreme.
The numbers in parenthesis are references to the links at the end of my post.
Cholestasis is slow or stopped bile flow.(1)(6) Both bacteria and antibiotics can cause cholestasis.(1)(6) Birth control pills and pregnancy can cause cholestasis.(1) Amebic abscesses, or a collection of pus in the liver in response to an intestinal parasite, also cause cholestasis.(1)(3) Abscesses may be caused by bacteria, parasites, and foreign substances.(4) Intrahepatic cholestasis occurs inside the liver.(1) Symptoms of cholestasis include the inability to digest certain foods.(1) One of the complications of cholestasis is poor absorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins.(1) Fat is essential for the proper functioning of the body.(5) Fats provide essential fatty acids, which are not made by the body and must be obtained from food.(5) The essential fatty acids are linoleic and linolenic acid.(5) They are important for controlling inflammation, blood clotting, and brain development.(5) Fats are also an important energy source.(5) When the body has used up the calories from carbohydrates, which occurs after the first 20 minutes of exercise, it begins to depend on the calories from fat.(5) Healthy skin and hair are maintained by fat.(5) Fat helps the body absorb and move the vitamins A, D, E, and K through the bloodstream.(5)
The underlying cause of cholestasis must be treated.(1) Bile is a natural intestinal antimicrobial.(2)
The point here is that cholestasis is real and there is no "cure" offered up in the literature for intrahepatic cholestasis, which if not corrected, leads to opportunistic intestinal bacterial infestations and/or ultimately, fatty liver disease. It seems couterintuitive to throw fat at a clogged liver, but it has worked for me, and clearly for others who have posted testimonials. The green and yellow floating materials discussed on these Liver Flush Forum
s are bile, and provide an indication that I am restoring my bile flow. I proved this to myself by substituting flaxseed oil which is not greenish in color, for olive oil on a flush. The floating "stones" were still deep green. It can only be a constituent of bile.
The antibacterial interaction of the bile with intestinal candida can cause a die-off, which is why the Clark recommends the parasite cleanse first. In my case, I used Tanalbit http://www.intensivenutrition.com/Tanalbit.htm
for two or more weeks ahead of a flush. It was my dermatologist who recommended Tanalbit for me.
To summarize, personally I succeeded with The Clark Flush
I could get into my total experience and the measurable improvements, but this message id probably already too long. Like you, after 20+ years of this, I could write a book!