or, have a piece of ginger to suck on after taking the mix.
I don't like the ES much either, but it's not so bad.
Agree with the OP. You only need the oil, ES and grapefruit juice.
I would do apples in the few days beforehand, as many as you can tolerate--that gives you good prep. And I would not fast entirely on the flush day, but have juice and or simple soup (no fat) up until 2 pm.
I would make sure you have plenty of water to drink on the day of the flush, prior to taking any ES.
The ES is quite dehydrating, otherwise. It's this that causes lots of people to feel a bit blech.
i was very afraid of the flush before I did it, and have now done several. maybe six or so. Reading Moritz's book the mazing liver and gallbladder flush helped a lot to dispel fear.
and i too feel that Liver Flushing has made a huge difference in my health