This is all great information. I have to believe this is also a bit of quackery. I have tried it twice. The first time I was completely excited to see these green 'peas' come out in my stool. I was so excited that I saved some of the larger ones. A few days later those round balls had melted. I realized that these were not gall stones but only the olive oil mixed in with bile and in fact soap stones. I tried this cleanse again a few weeks later hoping to validate it. I did. They are not gall stones. Try it yourself. Put some on a paper towel and leave them for a few days. They will melt. Gallstones don't melt. And to find 5000 gallstones? Simply not realistic.