I find that half Dr Clark's recommended dose of Epsom Salts is quite enough for me. So I take 1 dessertspoon only per dose.I also drink glasses of filtered water with a good pinch of Seasalt to keep hydrated throughout the process. After all the liver needs water to make a good surge of bile to flush out the stones, especially if you do the second method, as I do, in which you take a second drink of oil/juice the next morning. This realy pushes the critters out! Deotima.