Directions: Liver/Gallbladder Flush

Nov 8, 2011 by

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Now that you are all so excited to start cleaning out your livers and gallbladders, let’s get down to the nitty gritty on how to actually put this in motion.

If you are here and ready to get started, then you have already done the following: a kidney cleanse and the easy intestinal cleanse. If you are choosing to bypass those two steps than you 1) have already done cleansing previously 2) you have been living under a rock and have lived an absolutely pure and pristine life or 3) are absolutely crazy and want to spend a night throwing up olive oil with terrible nausea and cramps.

Now… that was not to scare you away. Remember, I must ALWAYS err on the side of caution. This is because I do not know your health and medical history and therefore, I need to play the safe card here.

 

Preparing for a Liver/Gallbladder Flush 

 

Preparing for a flush is just as important as the flush itself because it is going to set you up for actually seeing results. This phase is to help soften the stones in the liver and gallbladder while dilating the neck so that they will be ready to be released.

The following are the nutrients that you will need to take for anywhere between 1 to 3 months prior to your flush time. If you are dealing with more complicated health issues please prepare for the full 3 months, this is vital to the success and ease of the flush.

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Now What?

 

Congratulations you have survived your first flush!!! The idea is that you continue to do a flush every 6-8 weeks until all of the stones are gone. In the interim, you may choose to stay on the supplements or you can just take them during the week of the flush. I do recommend sticking to 1 coffee enema a week and a weekly castor oil pack over the liver and gallbladder. Now I will note that you should take it easy for the week after your flush. You might feel a little more tired but this is just the healing process. Feel free to go about your normal routine, but stick to a clean diet, stay hydrated and get plenty of rest.

 

Related Posts:

The Master Liver/Gallbladder Flush

Livin’ with a Liver

 

23 Comments

  1. Gina

    Hi! I’ve been having terrible pains where my gallbladder is for the last 2 years. I’ve had 2 ultrasounds and nothing has been found in my gallbladder. Would a gallbladder flush be a good idea? I know it’s hard to say for sure because you don’t know my health history, but I’m wondering if gallstones can’t be seen in an ultrasound, does that mean that they’re not present. I’m 27 years old and eat very healthy and exercise regularly. I’m at a perfect weight and should be pain free! I started having this pain after a trip in Central America. I’ve been on parasite cleanses, anti-biotics, tried accupunture, and giving up gluten, nothing seems to actually stop the pain from regularly occurring. It’s a sharp, burning pain and I have a lot of gas. Anyways, shouldn’t go on about this too much (already did), but just thought I would ask if it sounds like a gallbladder flush would be a good process to commit to.

    • lauren
      lauren

      Hi Gina. A gallbladder flush is most certainly a good idea but you MUST do the preparation work. This would include doing a kidney cleanse and a intestinal cleanse prior to working on the liver/gallbladder preparation. This flush is extremely effective but you must be ready to do it, otherwise you will not get the results that you want, and you can even cause major stress to the body. As for the gallstones – majority of the time they are not detected by an ultrasound and I know personally I have had been 50-200 come out on each of my flushes (I have done 11 now) – and I am only 26. As for your condition, I would bet that you are still dealing with a parasite, most likely a liver fluke. In that case, doing the two cleanses are going to be a good way to get started and the liver/gallbladder flush would come after a parasite cleanse. If you are interested in learning more, feel free to email me and we could set up a consultation: lauren@theholykale.com

  2. I just completed a 28-day Panchakarma Ayurvedic cleanse/detox. Do you think this is enough cleansing preparation for the gallbladder/liver flush?

  3. erika

    I just had a colonics today can I start in 6 day with the flush.

  4. Crys

    Hi Lauren!

    I am just finishing the intestinal cleanse and looking forward to starting the kidney cleanse- can I just add in the additional liver “preparation” supplements to me kidney supplements so that I can soon after follow with the liver flush?

    Also, do you recommend doing the kidney cleanse immediately following the intestinal cleanse or can there be some time in between? Lastly, do you need to do an intestinal and kidney cleanse before EACH liver cleanse (assuming I do this again in the future)? Thanks for all your help, I can’t wait to read your book!

    • Lauren aka The Holy Kale
      Lauren aka The Holy Kale

      Hi Crys,

      Absolutely! You can add the supplements in no problem. You can either follow with the kidney cleanse right after, or you can wait a bit. It completely depends on you and how you are feeling. If you feel like you need a break from the routine, then do so, but if you feel like you are on a good roll, keep going! You do not have to do a kidney/intestinal cleanse before each liver cleanse. The idea is to strengthen the gut and kidneys so that you can then start the liver flush without complications. The supplements that you take on the liver cleanse will also support the process. Once you start the liver flushes, you ideally should be doing one every 4-6 weeks until you are no longer passing stones. For me it took 10 times, for others it can take longer. Looking forward to hearing about your progress!

  5. Kini

    I’m a about to incorporate regular cleanses. With reading all of the ones you have…is this the order of recommendation and frequency in summary?
    1) Salt Flush (regularly)
    2) Aloe cleanse (how often?)
    3) Juice (4x a yr)
    4) Intestinal Cleanse (how often?)
    5) Kidney Cleanse (2x a yr)
    6) Liver/Gallbladder Flush (how often?)

    Sorry for so many questions!

    I can’t thank you enough for your knowledge and information!

    • Lauren aka The Holy Kale
      Lauren aka The Holy Kale

      Hi Kini, This is very exciting for you! You question depends on your level of health. If you are dealing with more chronic ailments, then the frequency will be more than if you are using cleansing for preventative and overall wellness.
      What you have here is correct, although if you are using this for prevention only, you can rotate between the aloe intestinal cleanse and the kidney cleanse yearly. They are great to add onto the juice cleanse, so really you would be doing the juice 4x and either the aloe or kidney with one of them yearly. As for the liver/gallbladder flush, the goal with those is to continue to flush every 4-6 weeks, until there are no more stones left. This varies from person to person. For me, it took 10 flushes. These also you can do after any of the other cleanses, especially the juice cleanses because you will be fasting on a day of juice for the liver flush anyways. I hope that helps!

      • Kini

        Thank you! Yes, doing them for preventative & wellness. The only “issues” I have are the uterine fibroid tumors, headaches and irregularity ever since a bad car accident. I’m on the Dragon Herbs Hair/Nails, DIM & Gallbladder from getting off the pill of 14yrs and so far have had very little ‘bad’ effects of getting off of them. I’m l’m looking forward to optimal health! Thank you again!

  6. Brad

    Hi Lauren,

    I too am in the process of beginning the kidney cleanse and was curious as to whether or not I could incorporate the liver/gallbladder preparation (i.e. taking those supplements and such for bile) while simultaneously doing the kidney cleanse. I am aiming to do the liver cleanse the week of July 7-11 as I am off work so I’m hoping I can use the one month preparation now while also doing the kidney cleanse. If not, I understand. Also, I have been on a drug called accutane three times for acne, although the second and third time very low dosage. This is the reason why I am interesting in doing the liver flush. If there was any damage to my liver due to this powerful drug, do you think the liver flush/cleanse would help bring things ‘back to normal’? Again, I have no symptoms of my liver having any issues but I want to take preventative measures to get my liver back on track. Thanks to you and much research, I believe my seborriah dermatitis issue the past 3 years, due to candida most likely because of being on antibiotics for acne for over 10 years, is almost completely gone and it even looks like I’m experiencing some hair growth. Thanks for all your help!

  7. Betty

    Love your website. Question…why do you recommend taking supplements for the liver gallbladder cleanse when Andreas Moritz does not? Thanks!

    • Lauren aka The Holy Kale
      Lauren aka The Holy Kale

      Hi Betty – because most everyone I have met needs to use the supplements to break down the gallstones and to open up the gallbladder duct. The foods and fast he recommends do not seem to be enough. If you don’t use the supplements and prepare the body correctly, the flush can be very difficult…. nausea, vomiting, pain, with no stones being flushed in the end. In addition, the better that you prepare using the supplements, the more successful the cleanse – the flushing of more stones. Plus, it is far easier – no pain, no issues etc. I have done 15 flushes at this point and all of them were so much more effective when using supplements. I have also seen too many people attempt to do the flush without proper preparation only to have a very uncomfortable and poor experience. I hope this answers your question.

  8. Tessa

    Hello!

    I am very interested in this flush, however my gallbladder was removed when I was 17 (wild, i know!) and over the past few years I have developed an unfortunate allergy to apples!
    I am now a 28yr old female, with a congested and over worked liver, looking for some guidance. Should I take supplements? Bile inducers? Any reccomendations or tips are appreciated!
    Thanks for your time, i love your site!

    Tessa

    • Lauren aka The Holy Kale
      Lauren aka The Holy Kale

      Hi Tessa, The good news is that you can most certainly do the flush. I would HIGHLY urge you to take the supplements recommended for 3 months prior to performing the flush. This will be essential for ensuring an effective and a easy flush. Instead of drinking apple juice, you will want to take malic acid instead. Malic acid is the active component in the apple juice that is used for the cleansing process. I would use this Malic Acid from Prescribed for Life. It has a very bitter taste like sour candy, so you can just add it to a fresh juice. And yes, you should take the supplements that support gallbladder although you have had yours removed. Good Luck!

  9. Janet

    can i do the gallbladder flush if i am breasfeeding?

    • Lauren aka The Holy Kale
      Lauren aka The Holy Kale

      Hi Janet, no I would not recommend it. I would wait until you are no longer breastfeeding. Check out my latest castor oil pack article. This is a great safe therapy for you to use for the gallbladder. I would also suggest taking digestive bitters with each meal. This stimulates the bile which will help clear the gallbladder and digest your foods. My favorite brand is this one.

  10. Ramani

    Hi lauren! I stumbled upon this article and just want to say how tremendously helpful this post was!! I am currently on Hepatoven and Cholacol for liver and gallbladder support. But holy cow, the headaches are unbearable! 🙁 I have one every day and it is so bad. I am hoping this will pass? Please help. I am trying not to take Advil since I am trying to cleanse my liver right now. Thank you!

    • Lauren The Holy Kale
      Lauren The Holy Kale

      Hello! Yes that is most likely from your system dumping toxins. I would make sure you are eating super clean, and drinking PLENTY of water. Dehydration will cause the headaches so drink more water. I would also try epsom salt or clay baths, infrared saunas, massaging the liver/gb area and consider acupressure/acupuncture as well. Some yoga poses are also helpful (esp. the twisting ones) since they help open up the system. If you still are suffering, back off the dosages. You maybe detoxing too much too quickly. If you back off, that is okay, just work back up to the dosage over a weeks time and see how you do. Feel free to check back in!

  11. Amber

    Hi Lauren, great site! I came across it on pinterest while looking for gall bladder health diets and flushes. I have had upper right quadrant pain since July 2014! It would come and go, and was gone for a year. I then changed my diet to gluten and sugar free (yay!) but the pain and symptoms came back worse! I am waiting to schedule a HIDA test on gall bladder in the coming week. Will this cleanse affect the results of the test? I need some relief and any alternative to surgery that is safe, effective & relatively quick! & how safe is the whole drinking epsom salts part? I know I’ve read it numerous times, there’s always that seed of panic that’s planted by opposing sides 🙁
    thanks so much

    • Lauren The Holy Kale
      Lauren The Holy Kale

      Hey Amber, I am so sorry to hear that you are dealing with pain. The good news is that there is a lot you can do about it. This flush will be the ultimate goal, but there are a few steps beforehand to prepare you. Check out my post on Gallbladder Health. It give you many different tools including diet and supplements to start cleansing the liver/gallbladder and for improving digestion and therefore relieving pain. As for the test, many tests do not detect all gallstones (the little ones that are more like sand), so I would recommend working on diet and supplements regardless. Feel free to email me directly if you have additional questions.

  12. Barb

    Hi, Can I use malic acid in a capsule form? How would that work: how many capsules, how much water etc? Thank you

    • Lauren The Holy Kale
      Lauren The Holy Kale

      Hi Barb, yes you can definitely use the capsules, just make sure that total dosage per day is the same. Drink 1 full glass of water with each dosage. Best of luck!

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