Most national brand colas contain phosphoric acid, which is known for dissolving calcium, among other interesting properties. While this would mean dissolving calcium-based gall stones out of your gall bladder, assuming the phosphoric acid made its way into your gall bladder, it also has an interesting property of leeching calcium out of bones, too.
You'll find info on using phosphoric (and orthophosphoric, and malic) acid(s) in the Liver Flush section of this site.
My naturopath doctor told me to give up cokes because I have gallstones. He has me on peppermint oil capsules, lecithin and cod liver oil to dissolve my gallstones. I've never read where drinking cokes would dissolve gallstones.
Phosphoric acid helps to dissolve Gallstones and Classic Coke contains phosphoric acid. But there are much healthier ways of getting it...you can purchase ortho-phosphoric acid as a supplement which doesn't have the sugar, aspartane, carbonation, artificial this and that which is found in Coke.
I went to a medical doctor who is also a holistic doctor who told me to drink Classic Coke with the Olive-Oil to keep it down and to help with the liver cleanse. I tried it and for the first time the Olive oil did not make me throw up. It also made drinking it easier.
Hi Adj, I tried the "Classic Coke" flush last night - first flush ever. I found that the taste didn't bother me at all so maybe the Coke does help with that.
The flush was successful and I eliminated many waxy green "gemstone"-like pebbles and "rocks" in the morning. (I wondered how effective it would be to flush without Epsom Salt since I thought the salts dilated the ducts but I had no problems with pain or blockage.)
I imagine since we used to used to use Coke to clean our car battery the acid in it is probably pretty strong! You can clean silver by soaking it in Coke too. God only knows what it does to the rest of you - never mind the gallstones! :)
Hello, you are all going to hate what I am about to say:
I know that everyone will just bombard me with replies regarding how stupid
it is to drink coca cola for gall stones...
However...that is the only thing that STOPS my gall bladder attacks. I have tried everything.
I had searched the web and found a site that said to drink a whole six pack of cokes - 20 minutes apart for each can.
I was in such horrible pain, that I decided to try it. I opened the first can of classic coke and drank it down as quickly as I could, thinking that I would have to drink 6 cans of this within 20 minutes.
I never drank more than one can...it immediately stopped my pain - BEFORE I finished the 1st can.
Since it worked so well, I am now drinking 1 can with lunch, and 1 can with dinner.
It has been about 8 months, and no more gall bladder attacks. Before I discovered drinking coke, I was having at least one attack every week to 2 weeks. This is so much better now!
Granted, I am taking tons of supplements to try to counteract any problems with the coke chemicals.
I know you are all going to blast me on this, BUT...it is working...at least for me.
Now it is possible, that I have more wrong than gall stones. It is possible that I have some kind of blockage in my intestines...called "splenic flexure syndrom" and that the carbonation of the coke is helping that. But I DEFIANTELY know that I have gall stones too, because I can feel them when they pass.
Anyway, it works for me...guess we all have to find what works for us. No one can be here and go through the pain I have for the last 7 years...I don't want to have my gall bladder removed...that would be worse from what I have read and heard.
Besides really strong and balanced vitamins and other supplements, I am also taking extra calcium, and I eat that new yogart called "Activia" EVERY DAY...
I also take Milk Thistle caps every day to keep my liver healthy.
I FEEL GREAT...
I have done the classic flush and tried milk thistle in the past, but sometimes my body tells me it is time for a borscht cleanse.
so i cook up a gallon of borscht (with sauerkraut if i want toxic farts but a deeper cleanse) and eat it for two days straight. not so many stones, but i do fell cleaner, healthier and i get my colour back from that weird paleness that creeps up on me. i do use sour cream, but a few tablespoons is not gonig tostop the liver cleansing effects.
this time i am using borscht with a kilo of beets and two red potatoes. yesterday i had two litres of it and today instead of more coffee i drank a litre of coke and gave myself 2x warm water enemas. i can really feel it working.
1st AM bm was normal, after 1st enema was mostly water, and now i am at the mucousy sludge stage.
i also made some deadsea and Epsom Salt bath salts with baking soda, Ginger, sandalwood and Orange essential oils, and the Buttne that i was suffering from for months is almost completely gone.
I am feeling lighter but a bit headachy, i am pinker and my under eye bruises are starting to fade.
today i will finish the remaining borscht, and the second litre of coke classic, have bath with the detox bath salts and drink about 3 litres of water. and maybe i will eat a salad.
I mention this all because i found the orignal flush very hard on my system, and as a recent ultrasound has confirmed, my gall bladder and liver do not show any stones or other issues.
I just want to give myself a bit of a clean without going to full-tilt.