My experience with the amazing liver and gallbladder flush – the most powerful yet economical detox that I have done to eliminate a wide range of medical symptoms. I am confident that my experience will provide you insights and possibly an alternative option to consider for your self-healing.
As I shared in my previous stories, my health recovery plateaued after 2 years of fighting severe fibromyalgia pain with Traditional Chinese Medicine; although my conditions were no longer critical, I was struggling to no end with a long list of mysterious and chronic symptoms, from mild pain to PMS. After I took my anxiety and insomnia under control, I decided it was the right time to start a series of liver and gallbladder flushes in 2015, following the protocols in Andreas Moritz’s book, “The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush”.
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Why I Chose The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush
For 10 years before I finally tried the liver and gallbladder flush, I had listened to my cousin-in-law singing the praises of this detox method and sharing anecdotes supporting its effectiveness. Naturally I am an analytical person who need to study a topic to form my own opinion, so I picked up Andreas Moritz’s book, “The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush”.
The book went into details on the health risks of gallstones, cause of gallstones, how to get rid of gallstones with the flush, as well as many other tips for achieving and maintaining good health. I understood the biological mechanism of the liver and gallbladder flush from the book, and I was impressed by how simple, cost effective and low risk the method is for significant benefits achieved in a short amount of time.
Being the largest organ in the body, our liver has hundreds of functions. A congested liver has effects on rest of the body. The purpose of the liver and gallbladder flush is to eliminate that congestion in order to improve our overall health in a multitude of ways. Most of us have congestion in our liver, if we had – at some point of our lives – taken medication, eaten processed foods, undergone stress and illnesses, etc. For obvious reasons, I believe doing the liver and gallbladder flush is helpful for almost everyone who want to detox their liver.
If you have some of the following symptoms shown in the next image, you will benefit from a liver and gallbladder flush. The photocopy is taken from the book. Buy “The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush” here.
My husband was the first in the family to try the liver and gallbladder flush in 2013. He successfully brought his elevated bilirubin level to normal. My husband’s success gave me more confidence to use the liver and gallbladder flush as the last resort to tackle my remaining symptoms of fibromyalgia after I exhausted all other options. Subsequently, I used this detox on both of my children as well.
Before the Flush
As I took caution about any form of detox that may weaken my body, I didn’t attempt the liver and gallbladder flush until I was able to rebuild my strength after my health crisis. My body simply wasn’t ready until the summer of 2015. I made sure that I felt strong enough to go through a period of detox before I dived in.
My list of discomforts before I began the liver and gallbladder flush ran long. I had all the usual symptoms of fibromyalgia, including sore muscles, achy joints, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, frequent flus, poor quality of sleep; I also had a chronic yeast infection and suffered from serious PMS, and all of my fibromyalgia symptoms would worsen during the 2 weeks before menstruation.
The Period of Detox
I expected that a series of flushes were required to reduce or eliminate my symptoms. Most adults have at least thousands of gallstones already accumulated in their liver and gallbladder, so expect at least 8 to 12 flushes before seeing significant improvement. It’s easy to get unrealistic about the results you wish to achieve. However, the process may take some time for some people.
The first few flushes often push the gallstones forward to the opening of the bile duct. Sometimes it’s not unusual to see very few stones expelled during the first few flushes, and it may even lead to worsening of the symptoms temporarily. But as the gallstones are pushed out of the pathway, you may experience more stones eliminated in the following flushes, as least in my own experience. The biggest stone I expelled was about 1 inch long and half inch wide about 7 or 8 flushes into the process. After more than a dozen flushes, all of my symptoms have been either reduced to the point that they no longer interfere with my life or completely unnoticeable.
Note that your experience could be completely different from mine. You may be lucky and expel hundreds of stones in your very first flush, and it may take only a few flushes for you to permanently eliminate a symptom. Be sure to listen to your own body. Sometimes you will feel a lot better right after a flush, and in a week the symptom returns, which means more stones have likely moved forward from the back of your liver and you need to do another flush again soon.
Once you start the first liver and gallbladder flush, it’s best to continue on a regular schedule until you feel significant improvement with your symptoms. Ideally aim to have the flushes every 3 to 7 weeks in the beginning. Doing another liver and gallbladder flush sooner than 3 weeks isn’t recommended, as your liver needs time to rest. Waiting longer than 7 weeks may lead to negative effects by the exacerbated congestion in the liver.
I also avoided the liver and gallbladder flush during menstruation, as I wanted my body to handle only 1 major event at a time. My early flushes are between 1 and 2 months apart; as my symptoms reduced, I would wait for 3 months in between flushes. It took me about 2 years of doing the liver and gallbladder flush to feel my normal self again.
To this day, I have been doing the liver and gallbladder flush for almost 5 years. I have lost count of the exact number of flushes, but it’s somewhere over 20. When I started the liver and gallbladder flush in the beginning, I was hoping for one day to have a clean liver when I got no stones after a flush. Over time I realized that the stones would keep on coming with each flush, because our body keeps producing them when we don’t eat well, are exposed to environmental toxins, get sick and stressed.
The key measure isn’t whether we still get stones with each flush, but how healthy we feel. After I eliminated most of my symptoms, I went on a schedule of doing a flush every 3 to 6 months for maintenance. I learned to be in tune with the sensations inside my body too – when my liver and gallbladder are congested, I could feel the pressure in my upper right side of the abdomen, which is a sign for me to plan the next flush.
The liver and gallbladder flush is a detox method I will be incorporating into my health routine for the rest of my life.
How to Do the Liver and Gallbladder Flush
You will need to commit 2 days to perform this liver and gallbladder flush. The first day consists of fasting and consuming 3 drinks at specific time. You can still be out and about, as long as you can stick to the dietary requirement and the schedule. The second day consists of consuming the remaining 2 drinks and the elimination of the gallstones. You should plan the second day to be home to access the washroom.
What you need for the liver and gallbladder flush:
- 4 tbsp food grade Epsom salt (I altered the Epsom salt to 3 tbsp based on my experience as I have a small build. 4 tbsp is recommended for average adult.)
- 3 cups of filtered water
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large grape fruit (or 2 small grape fruits. The goal is to make 3/4 cup of freshly squeezed grape fruit juice.)
Follow the schedule below for the flush (you should drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration and can do so at any time which is not included in the schedule):
- Day 1, before 2pm: You are not allowed to eat anything containing fat or protein, because fat and protein will trigger the release of bile. The goal is to save up the bile to be released all at once to flush out the gallstones. You shouldn’t starve yourself, so be sure to eat a filling breakfast and lunch, such as oatmeal, banana, steamed potato and yam, steamed broccoli, apple, berries, etc.
- Day 1, after 2pm: You are not allowed to eat foods, but you can and should still drink water as needed.
- Day 1, 6pm: Dissolve 4 tbsp Epsom salt into 3 cups of filtered water, then divide up into 4 equal portions. Each portion is 3/4 cup. Drink the first Epsom salt drink.
- Day 1, 8pm: Drink the second Epsom salt drink.
- Day 1, 9:45pm: Ideally you should have had a bowel movement by now. Squeeze the grape fruits to make 3/4 cup of fresh grapefruit juice. Mix the grapefruit juice with 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil.
- Day 1, 10pm: Drink the grapefruit and olive oil mixture and lie down immediately. Try to go to sleep.
- Day 2, 6:30am (or whenever you wake up): Drink the third Epsom salt drink.
- Day 2, 8:30am (or 2 hours after the previous step): Drink the fourth Epsom salt drink.
- Day 2, 10:30am (or 2 hours after the previous step): You may start to eat again.
I am only explaining the basics of the liver and gallbladder flush with my own experience. I highly recommend you to pick up Andreas Moritz’s book, in which he detailed what you need to do to prepare for the flush the week ahead, and what to do to detox other organs in between of the liver and gallbladder flushes.
What to Expect
The first 2 Epsom salt drinks act to dilate the bile ducts inside the liver. The olive oil and grapefruit drink will trigger a release of bile that had been saved up for over 24 hours. This large amount of bile will push the gallstones out of the bile ducts into the intestines.
Throughout the first night and the second day, you can expect to have diarrhea due to Epsom salt’s laxative effects, and see gallstones in there. Gallstones are very easy to spot. They are usually fluorescent green, the colour of bile, and of the texture of playdough, as they are largely made out of cholesterols.
You may feel more energy and immediate relief of certain symptoms in the next few days. If your symptoms return in a week, it’s totally normal and it just means you have more gallstones in your liver and you need to do the flush again.
If you tried the amazing liver and gallbladder flush, I would love to hear about your experience in the comment below!
More stories about my family’s liver flush experience:
- How My Husband Lowered Bilirubin with Liver Detox
- How to do liver flush for kids