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Successful Liver Flushes

Successful Liver Flushes

Since 2004 I have been using the Hulda Clark/Andreas Moritz Liver Flush recipe to remove gallstones from my liver. My flushes have been successful. Though the fasting and epsom salt drinking are not the funnest, I do them because they work. For the next 2-3 days I have more energy, my complexion looks fresher and younger, and my zest for life noticeably improves. Hulda and Andreas promised that this would happen, and they were right. In fact, liver flushing has worked so well for me that I have written a book about it called Successful Liver Flushes, which includes pictures from my many successful liver flushes. More info below.

Gallstones aren’t just in the gallbladder. They’re also commonly found in the liver. These ‘stones’ are make up of cholesterol, bilirubin and bile waste material and can block liver bile flow, leading to impaired digestion.

Gallstones aren’t just in the gallbladder. They’re also commonly found in the liver. These ‘stones’ are make up of cholesterol, bilirubin and bile waste material and can block liver bile flow, leading to impaired digestion.

Back in 2005 I wrote this in my diary:

I'm thinking I've got liver issues. Itchy eyes, more moles lately, tired a lot, bloating, bad memory, poor concentration, and my skin breaks out when I eat dairy and sugar....

The fix? Consistent liver flushing. Clark wrote about allergies disappearing with each flush you do. The 'consistent' part is what I could improve upon. Andreas Moritz even goes so far as to say that if you only do one or two flushes and not the 10-15 you need to do at 3-4 week intervals to clean your liver and gall bladder of stones, it's almost worse than not doing them at all.

I've done about 30 flushes over the years. Last week I did another one and got hundreds of very small green, floating balls out, along with some chaff - cholesterol crystals -  that turns into stones over time. Later that day I felt lighter, calmer, more up, and my skin looked great. Success.

Why do we need to clean the liver?

Bile is a green, alkaline liquid that's produced by the liver and stored in the gall bladder. It consists of water, mucus, bile pigment (bilirubin), bile salts, cholesterol, enzymes and beneficial bacteria. To help digest food that comes from the stomach, bile is squirted through a tube - the common bile duct - into the small intestine. Just like you need soap as an emulsifier to get grease off a pot, bile emulsifies fats and oils in your foods, breaking it down so it can be absorbed in the small intestine. Bile also neutralizes the acidity of food that comes from the stomach, as it is quite alkaline with a pH of 9.5.

So what goes wrong? For many people, bile can thicken and form biliary sludge, which may turn into gallstones that then prevent the bile from getting into the small intestine. Toxins accumulate in the liver and bloodstream because they are no longer leaving via the bile. Furthermore, bile can backwash into the stomach and cause irritation and nausea.

Bile stimulates peristalsis. It assists with the digestion of fat, calcium and protein foods, helps maintain normal fat levels in the blood, removes toxins from the liver, and keeps the colon from breeding too many harmful microbes.

One of the first signs of bile backup in the bloodstream can be high cholesterol as shown on a blood test. The cholesterol can only leave the body via bile.

We need healthy bile flow to feel good. It's one of the many ways our bodies have to excrete toxins. I like to deposit these toxins in the toilet rather than my blood and tissues. And so I flush my liver.

One of my dogeared health classics

One of my dogeared health classics

How to do a liver flush

I'll tell you how I do it, because I find full strength apple juice too sugary. These are not complete instructions so check my book or Andreas Moritz’s The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush for detailed directions.

Drink diluted apple juice (50/50 with water), maybe a quart or two, throughout the day for 4-6 days. You could also/instead use powdered malic acid in water, or apple cider vinegar in water instead. My biggest stones came out when I used malic acid in my water. This is to soften the stones you have. On the day of the flush, eat normally, perhaps minimizing fat intake (although I don't do that anymore and it works fine) so that some bile pressure can start to build up. Stop eating at 2pm. Pour 4 tbsps of Epsom salts into a jar that has three cups of water. Mix well. The Epsom salts open the bile ducts so that the stones and chaff can flow out of the liver more easily.

At 6pm drink 3/4 cup of the water/Epsom salts mixture. It tastes pretty bad. Sometimes I suck on a piece of lemon right afterwards. At 8pm do the same thing. Then at 10pm the exciting bit happens. Be ready for bed. Juice 1-2 organic grapefruits - by hand is fine too - so that you have about 1/2-3/4 cup. Pour 1/2 cup of olive oil into this and shake well. Stand by the bed, drink it down as best you can (some people like using a straw), and then turn off the light and get in bed. Stay still. In a moment or two you can feel the action going on in your gall bladder and liver. Clark wrote about how the stones roll like 'marbles' through the dilated ducts and into the small intestine. Here is Hulda in her own famous words:

Lie down immediately. You might fail to get stones out if you don't. The sooner you lie down the more stones you will get out. Be ready for bed ahead of time. Don't clean up the kitchen. As soon as the drink is down walk to your bed and lie down flat on your back with your head up high on the pillow. Try to think about what is happening in the liver. Try to keep perfectly still for at least 20 minutes. You may feel a train of stones traveling along the bile ducts like marbles. There is no pain because the bile duct valves are open (thank you Epsom salts!). Go to sleep, you may fail to get stones out if you don't.

Who should not liver flush, according to Moritz

Though it is very rare, some people may have an allergy to epsom salts, so please make sure that’s not you before embarking on the liver cleanse. Furthermore, Moritz described two other classes of people who should not do liver cleansing. If you have an acute illness like the flu, you should wait until it passes and your strength is back before doing the series of flushes. The other group that should not flush is people who take pharmaceutical medications, as these drugs have suppressive effects on the liver. As the liver tries to detoxify itself, these drugs can cause more bile flow obstruction.

Espom salts dilate the liver bile ducts so stones - bits of cholesterol and sludge - can move on out.

Espom salts dilate the liver bile ducts so stones - bits of cholesterol and sludge - can move on out.

Liver flush results

You can see how smaller clumps come together to form big ones.

You can see how smaller clumps come together to form big ones.

In the morning, expect diarrhea (from the Epsom salts). Also expect green stones or chaff floating on the surface. These are from your liver. You have removed them without surgery. Do this procedure every 2-4 weeks because there will be more. They form all the time so it's necessary to stay on top of it. But the way you'll feel the next day, it won't be hard to convince yourself to continue.

I usually feel my best the second day after the flush. One year I quickly transformed a patch of grass into a vegetable garden because my energy skyrocketed. And believe me, it's a happy time when you can start to eat real food again later in the day after fasting for 20 or so hours.  Actually, fasting itself is quite healthful when done this way. Energy that would have gone towards digestion is used instead for healing.

My advice is to follow the directions to a T.

Reading other peoples’ positive experiences regarding anything they’ve done to feel better always makes me happy. Here’s a site that has compiled countless testimonials of health benefits from consistent liver flushes. Although you will probably feel great after your first cleanse, it’s imperative to keep flushing until no more stones come out, advises Moritz, and then to maintain a schedule of 1-2 each year.

Prefer a laparoscopic cholecystectomy to remove those gallstones from the gallbladder? Here is what that would look like. And remember, this does nothing for the stones that are in the liver. Johns Hopkins University calls them 'intrahepatic gallstones."

If you are interested in finding out more about my liver flushes, I have described many of them in a downloadable ebook called Successful Liver Flushes. Photos as well as detailed instructions are included. I also mention Dr. Larry Wilson's version. Plus, details on my ozonated oil experience (I won't be trying that one again any time soon!). Download it here. Let me know what you think! And of course, let us know how liver flushing has worked for you.


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