Alas, here we are. #NeverSayNever
If you are a human being, a liver cleanse is a good idea. Cleansing the liver of gallstones dramatically improves digestion, which is the basis of your whole health. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, I have been been open about having eczema in recent years of life. Gut health is my target, and cleansing the liver is a part of that!
If you are looking for a blog post that lists for you all the warnings and who should and shouldn’t do this cleanse and all the things like that, you won’t find that in this post. Sorry 😉 But you will find detailed information and warnings HERE.
If you are pregnant, don’t do this cleanse. Epsom Salt stimulates the colon, and you uterus might want to join that party. So don’t.
If you are nursing, read that post above and make a decision you are comfortable with.
If you don’t have a gallbladder, YES. This cleanse is for you! More often than for those who do have one.
All it takes is a 24 hour block of time to do this, and a nearby bathroom.
INGREDIENTS I USED FOR THE CLEANSE:
Extra Virgin olive oil
L-Ornithine (Amino acid section at natural grocers or here on amazon)
Take no medication, vitamins or pills that you can do without; they can prevent success.
On the day of the cleanse, eat a NO-FAT breakfast and lunch such as cooked cereal with fruit, fruit juice, bread ad preserves or honey (NO BUTTER or MILK), baked potato or other veggies with salt only. This allows the bile to build up and develop pressure in the liver. Higher pressure in the liver pushes out more stones.
2:00PM : Do not eat after 2:00 pm. If you do, you will feel really sick later. You can drink water. Make your salt water solution by mixing 3 cups water and 4 tablespoons of Epsom Salt in a glass jar with lid. Shake until salt disintegrates. Store in fridge for now. (Test to make sure you will not have a reaction to Epsom Salt. See that info in the link above about warnings)
6:00PM Drink one serving of salt water solution. 3/4 cup. When you are done, you can drink a couple mouthfuls of water. Bless.
8:00PM Drink another 3/4 cup salt water solution. The timing is everything in this cleanse, so set a timer if you need!
9:45PM In a jar with a lid, combine 1/2 cup olive oil with 1/2 cup of the fresh squeezed juice from your grapefruit. Shake vigorously until combined.
10:00PM Drink that magical olive oil and grapefruit concoction. Take 6 ornithine capsules with the first sips to encourage some your body to get some sleep. Take 8 if you already suffer with insomnia. Drink it all within 5 minutes. I chugged it through a straw. LOL.
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.As soon as the drink is down, walk to your bed and lie down flat on your back with you head up high on a 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 trail of stones traveling the bile ducts like marbles. There is no pain because the bile ducts are open. (Thank you, Epsom Salt!) Go to sleep.
NEXT MORNING: When you wake up, talk your third round of salt solution (3/4 cup). If you have indigestion or nausea, wait until it passes before drinking it. Dont take the solution before 6AM.
2 HOURS LATER: Drink the last portion of salt solution. You can go back to bed if you want. Remember. Rest is good.
2 HOURS AFTER THAT: You can eat! Start light. Listen to your body!
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE STONES:
Expect diarrhea. Use a flashlight to look for gallstones in the toilet with the bowel movement. Look for the green kind since this is proof that they are genuine gallstones, not food residue. Only bile from the liver is pea green. Gallstones should float because of the cholesterol inside. Count them all as best you can whether they are green or tan. You will need a total of 2000 stones before the liver is clean enough to rid of allergies. You may repeat the cleanse at two week intervals until you reach that goal.
I passed about 150 my first time, and plan to do this every two weeks until I reach that 2000 goal. I can say this, for the week after my cleanse, my eczema was healing up really well!
HOW SAFE IS THIS LIVER CLEANSE?
According to records, it is very safe. Based on 500 cases, (including people in their 70’s and 80’a) none went to the hospital; none even reported pain.
I’m a fan of this cleanse and pray that you get good results and that you report back with how you feel after you do it too!