I don't know if people are still interested in reading about my flush. I don't want to appear self indulgent but someone may draw inspiration from my story. If anyone thinks its time a finish posting an account of my exploits then let me know, plolitely, by email.
Carried out on the 18th and 19th July during an exceptionally hot period of weather; this global warming is starting to be very noticeable and temperatures are due to break all records by the 19th. I digress; I took 6 fluid ounces, both of olive oil and lemon juice fortified with fresh ginger root juice and ground turmeric. I slept undisturbed until 6.30 am when I took the third dose of Epsom Salts .
What came out?
1 Stone about 1 cm
13 Stones about 5mm
Trace of small stones
The rush of good health appears to have deserted me since flush 26. I am feeling many of the Fibromyalgia symptoms but it doesn't feel like a flare-up. They are more akin to the acute symptoms I felt 10 to 20 years ago when I was acquiring FMS/CFS/MPS/Whatever. I am very tired and sleep a great deal and I have a specific painful upper right quadrant. My right breast, shoulder and arm have a nagging pain and I have lost a lot of the strength in the right arm. I also have niggling discomfort in my upper abdomen about 4 cm to the right of the "V" in my chest. My stomach is bloated, I have an itchy skin and I have a malaise. I assume that these symptoms are all connected together and may be the physical manifestation of detoxification, retracing or Herxheimer (Healing crisis) type reaction, which is common in people with FMS/CFS type symptoms. I have read that towards the end of a detoxification procedure the body's immune system may fight the final battle or the one it never finish! I feel excited.
In the past I have taken very high doses of the potion up to 10 fluid ounces of each the olive oil and lemon juice. This has been beneficial in a modest way and I am now prepared to undertake an alternative approach. As I currently have a long period without any crucial commitments or work I have decided to tackle the problem head on. Non drug solutions to a healing crisis include blood thinning supplements such as, Lemon and Olive-Oil drink therapy, which may be done with water or Grape Juice. Other combinations. include, 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice (Organic) or 1/2 lemon rind, 1 Tbsp cold pressed Extra-Virgin Olive-Oil Water or juice and Concord Grape Juice with flavoids which widens blood vessels.
Also muscle relaxation; such as, hot baths/tub, steam (dry or hot) sauna and Saltz baths. A Saltz bath is a hot bath which has added to it, 1 cup salt, 1 cup soda, 1 cup Epsom Salts and 1 cup aloe vera. One remains in the bath for about 1-1/2 hours all the while consuming about 2 quarts of warm water. They are many variation of the type of detox bath.
Finally, Hale's breathing or what I prefer Tai Chi breathing to keep the blood vessels open. (It also can control panic attacks, anxiety and worry because they constrict the blood vessels, worsening the effect of detox.) Even if you don't suffer from any anxiety good breathing helps.
I have decided to opt for the olive and lemon juice and a Saltz type baths but I shall also take care that my food intake is "liver friendly" and contains plenty of fruit to bind the bile. I shall also increase my intake of fluids and electrolytes.
Between the 24 and 28 July (5 days) I took for breakfast 4 fluid ounces each of olive oil and fresh lemon juice fortified with fresh pressed ginger extract. I did not take any Epson salts or any other special measure. The potion was remarkably easy to consume being a smaller dose that I usually take. After consuming it I would lay down, in accordance with best-practice, for 30 minutes and then get on with day. I took special care to eat a wholesome diet for the remainder of the day with plenty of fluid. Without the Epsom Salts there was an absence of watery diarrhoea and consequently it was impossible to check for gall stones; although I did notice a few small green globules on the first day. The purpose of this procedure was born out of a desire to exercise the gallbladder, try to encourage the expulsion of the few remaining stones left in the gallbladder and liver and build up the flow of bile. Despite knowing only to well that any toxins will be re-adsorbed through the ileum I consider that after 29 flushes my toxicity level low and also the consistency of my stones is sufficiently hard not to be broken down by my digestive system. This is borne out by the fact that they were visible in my stools. Although I don't find it necessary to justify or seek approval for my decision the procedure I have adopted is consistent with some liver detoxification programmes.
By the third day I was feeling much better. My headache was reducing and the bloated stomach had gone. By the end of the week I felt the crisis had passed apart the pain in my right arm and elbow.
On Monday 31 July I undertook a full high dose Hulda Clark type flush consisting of 9 fluid ounces (more than 1 cup) each of olive oil and lemon juice fortified with fresh ginger extract and fresh dandelion root extract. It is very encouraging that I can consume such a large amount of oil without any negative effects what so ever, no indigestion, nausea or discomfort. Slept very well and awoke at 6.00 am and took the third dose of Epsom Salt and grabbed another hour of sleep. At 8.00am I consumed a pint of warm water which included half a teaspoon of Sea Salt , half a teaspoon of baking powder and 3 teaspoons of honey; my dehydration drink.
My first bowel movement reveal a toilet bowl covered with small green floating stones. My emotions at seeing them were disbelief, anguish and I wondered if I would ever see and end to the critters. I feel as if my faith in Liver Flushing has been questioned to the core and that I need to dig deep to continue. I am unable to find out any information about how quickly biliary sludge forms consequently I am unable to make an informed judgement about what's happening, if it is indeed biliary sludge. The common thinking is that biliary sludge is more like a gel with matrix of cholesterol crystals. In the Lancet Number 338 it records from rigorous verifiable investigation that the growth rate of Gallstones following the formation of cholesterol crystals is 2mm per year. This would rule out the formation of these stones between flushes. I deduce therefore that it is still the congestion from my liver and/or gallbladder.
My second bowel movement reveal some balls of fine chaff. They are he same colour and float like stones but on close examination they have food particles embedded in them and are crumbly like a biscuit base. In the past I thought these late arrivals were stones but they are definitely chaff balls.
What came out?
4 dull green stones about 1 cm in size
12 dull green stones about 0.5 cm in size
About 1 tablespoon of small stones and chaff
The quite amazing thing is that at 6.00 pm on the second day I got the post flush elation and at last my arm, neck and shoulder has stopped causing me pain. The fight continues............