Gall bladder flushes can be useful when attempting to rid the gall bladder of gall stones or gravel.
Ideally have a scan first so you know exactly how many stones are present and have an idea of size. Too large and the flush may not be successful.
However the first five days of taking large amounts of apple juice is intended to soften the stones and make passage easier.
To do a Gall bladder flush, follow these steps:
1. For five days prior to the flush consume between 500 – 1000ml of apple juice each day, in addition to regular meals.The first preference for juice would be freshly juiced apples and secondly, apple juice or cider vinegar (unsweetened and preferably organic) bought in glass bottles rather than cans.
Be sure to read the labels carefully and try and obtain a juice that is organic and free of preservatives.
2. On the sixth day, on rising use a one litre enema using 1tbsp of Epsom salts in warm water. This solution should be retained for 15 minutes and then expelled.
3. At noon on the sixth day, one should eat a normal lunch and take any supplements scheduled for that time.
4. At 2pm, take 1-2 tbsps of Epsom salts dissolved in 100ml of warm distilled water. This may be followed by 30ml of freshly squeezed grapefruit.
5. At 5pm, take 1tbsp of Epsom salt in 50ml of warm distilled water. Take another 30ml of grapefruit juice.
6. At 6pm have a fresh fruit salad, using as many fresh seasonal fruits as possible.
Use 250ml heavy whipped cream as a dressing on the salad. If fresh fruits are unavailable then frozen (not canned) berries should be used. Take citrus fruits or juice after the cream and fruit if desired.
7. At 10pm take half a cup (100ml) of chilled, unrefined olive oil, followed immediately by 50mls of fresh grapefruit juice.
8. Immediately upon finishing the olive oil and juice, go to bed.
Lie on your right side with your legs drawn up towards your chin. Remain in this position
for 30 minutes before going to sleep. This position encourages the oil to drain from the into the small intestine.
9. If you feel ill during the night (this rarely happens), another enema may be used. Placing a hot water bottle over the liver area can also help relieve possible discomfort.
If you feel nauseous in the morning (this also is rare) stay in bed until the feeling subsides. A few drops of a Homeobotanical remedy will help (Hb ‘S’ or ‘Emeta’).
10. Upon rising, repeat the enema. Observe anything that is passed, noting size, colour and quantity of stones. Ideally they should be placed in a clean jar, sealed and kept in the refrigerator for later testing at a laboratory.
This will confirm the type of stone that you have passed.
11. If you continue to feel nauseous, eat a very light meal of sprouts, raw fruit, yoghurt and fresh vege juices. This should be maintained for several days.
12. Stones may also be found in the stools the following day. They may be may be hard or gelatinous in texture and very greatly in size.
13. If it is possible to have a repeat scan, do so, as it will confirm the complete passage of the stones and check that the process has completely cleared the gall bladder.