Gall Bladder Flushes
When the liver has been stagnant for a long time, sediments form in the gall bladder, according to some natural health writers, and that's the time to do a home gall bladder flush.
Gall Bladder Physiology
The gall bladder is a hollow organ supplying bile to the digestive tract which is mainly used to emulsify fats and oils. According to some natural health experts who believe in gall bladder flushes, the gall bladder can be damaged by:
Excessive amounts of bad fat and heated oil;
large amounts of spice;
very cold liquids;
cold dairy products
planning and thinking ahead all the time
These same writers say the gall bladder can be protected by pickles
good quality vinegar.
According to these writers, gall bladder problems (thus suggesting the need for a gall bladder flush) are often found in people who are
hypersensitive to drafts
hypersensitive to noises
hypersensitive to strong smells.
When the liver is constantly stagnant, sediment often settles out of the bile and forms accumulations that resemble stones, sand or mud in the gall bladder.
Symptoms of sediment in the gall bladder:
periodic pain below the right side of the rib cage
tension in the back of the shoulder near the neck
bitter taste in the mouth
Gall Bladder Flush
This is a one-day purge to flush the gall bladder of sediment and stones. Beginning in the morning, eat only organic apples, at least five throughout the day. Green apples help soften the stones more than red. Drink pure water and herbal teas. At bedtime, warm up 2/3 cup of olive oil to body temperature and mix in 1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice. Slowly sip the entire mixture, and then immediately go to bed. Lie on your right side with your right leg drawn up. In the morning, all gallstones should pass in the stool. This flush should be done only with the guidance of a experienced health practitioner.
5-Day Gall Bladder Flush
This is a milder, slightly less effective variation of the one-day flush. Consume apples and radishes for five days. For five consecutive days, take two tablespoons of olive oil and two tablespoons of lemon juice on an empty stomach one time a day.
Gradual Gall Bladder Cleanse
This cleanse takes 21 days and is slower and gentler on the body. This is the one often recommended for those unsure of how much sediment or stones they may have. Cleansing two or three times a year ensures a healthy gall bladder.
During the cleanse, avoid all foods high in fat, meats, dairy, eggs. Eat unrefined grains, vegetables, fruits and legumes to help clear the gallbladder.
These foods hasten gallstone removal:
and the spice turmeric
Radish also remove stones, so, for the entire 21 days eat 1-2 radishes a day between meals and drink three cups of cleavers tea or five cups of chamomile tea a day.
For every 160 pounds of body weight use five teaspoons of cold-pressed flax seed oil. Pour the flax oil over your food during one meal of the day or divide into half and use on two meals. Take the flax oil six days a week for two months.