I've had 20+ yrs of candidiasis with digestive sensitivities, plus a host of issues too long to list right now, and The Clark Flush was unbelieveably and measurably effective for me. I've tried all of the diets. They alleviated the symptoms to some extent, but never eliminated the cause.
The goal of these flushes is to reverse cholestasis, and restore bile flow. I'm convinced, through experience, that intestinal flora cannot be rebalanced without the proper flow of bile. The numbers in parenthesis are references to the links at the end of my post.
Cholestasis is slow or stopped bile flow.(1)(6) Both bacteria and Antibiotics can cause cholestasis.(1)(6) Birth control pills and pregnancy can cause cholestasis.(1) Amebic abscesses, or a collection of pus in the liver in response to an intestinal parasite, also cause cholestasis.(1)(3) Abscesses may be caused by bacteria, parasites, and foreign substances.(4) Intrahepatic cholestasis occurs inside the liver.(1) Symptoms of cholestasis include the inability to digest certain foods.(1) One of the complications of cholestasis is poor absorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins.(1) Fat is essential for the proper functioning of the body.(5) Fats provide essential fatty acids, which are not made by the body and must be obtained from food.(5) The essential fatty acids are linoleic and linolenic acid.(5) They are important for controlling inflammation, blood clotting, and brain development.(5) Fats are also an important energy source.(5) When the body has used up the calories from carbohydrates, which occurs after the first 20 minutes of exercise, it begins to depend on the calories from fat.(5) Healthy skin and hair are maintained by fat.(5) Fat helps the body absorb and move the vitamins A, D, E, and K through the bloodstream.(5)
The underlying cause of cholestasis must be treated.(1) Bile is a natural intestinal antimicrobial.(2)
The point here is that cholestasis is real and there is no "cure" offered up in the literature for intrahepatic cholestasis, which if not corrected, leads to opportunistic intestinal bacterial infestations and/or ultimately, fatty liver disease. It seems couterintuitive to throw fat at a clogged liver, but it has worked for me, and clearly for others who have posted testimonials. The green and yellow floating materials discussed on these Liver Flush Forum s are bile, and provide an indication that I am restoring my bile flow. I proved this to myself by substituting flaxseed oil which is not greenish in color, for olive oil on a flush. The floating "stones" were still deep green. It can only be a constituent of bile.