Liver/Gallbladder – Cleanse/Flush

(Note: I wrote the blog before this one because a client asked me if I could give him a good recipe for a Liver Cleanse. Here is the result.

We’ve all gone shopping to find tags on clothes that say “One Size Fits All”. That is not necessarily so. For some, the article of clothing might be too small and for others, too large. When it comes to Detoxification and/or Dieting, “One Diet Fits All” does not work for everyone either. We all are structurally and chemically different in our makeup. A diet for one person may suit that person, but not the next person.

In deciding if you need a Liver Cleanse, Gallbladder Cleanse or a Cleanse of any kind you need to assess your health issues – assess the symptoms and the cause. When the Liver or Gallbladder becomes toxic, inflamed or full of stones you may qualify as a candidate for a Cleanse/Flush. Look for the following symptoms:
*  skin problems (acne, eczema, etc.)
*  headaches – migraines
*  nausea
*  difficulty with digestion
*  fatigue
*  depression
*  angry – irritable
*  hot flashes
*  low resistance to inflammation
*  nausea after eating
*  gastritis
*  sugar problems
*  and the list goes on!

You need to ask yourself: Do I drink ALCOHOL  – if so How often? Do I work around chemicals (beauty salon, dry cleaning, house cleaning/painting, carpet cleaning, repair shop, yard and lawn maintenance, etc.)? What food am I allergic to? Do I get angry easily? How often do I get headaches?  etc. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions and/or have any of the listed symptoms – you definitely need to support your Liver/Gallbladder on a nutritional level.

The Detox Diet Plan (from an earlier blog) is a beginning to eating nutritionally good foods. Foods, in addition to what you choose for your Plan, should include:
*  Bitter greens (Kale)
*  Beets
*  Carrots
*  Seaweed
*  Dandelion (I have picked them from the       cow pastures of Utah)
*  Artichokes
*  Lemon Juice – Fresh squeezed

Enemies to the Liver/Gallbladder:
*  Alcohol
*  Chemical Additives
*  Smoke (from cigarettes)
*  Black Pepper
*  Insecticides/Pesticides
*  Paint
*  Aerosol Sprays (all kinds)
*  Medications
*  Coffee

Rule 1: Never cleanse or detox when the body is in a weakened state.
Rule 2: Prepare the body for a cleanse or detox by slowly cutting out heavier foods until you are eating only fruits and vegetables (this will clean the putrefying animal matter from the bowels). These can be eaten raw, juiced, or in a smoothie.

NOTE – Assess your liver’s specific state of health. It is when you experience liver stone or gall stone issues (usually formed in the bile duct), that the liver/gallbladder needs to be Flushed. According to the Webster’s Dictionary a Cleanse and a Flush are the same thing. In keeping with that I prefer to call a Cleanse a FLUSH.  A FLUSH cleanses or washes out the toxins and/or stones in the liver and gallbladder.



Items Needed:
*  8 ounces of pure, cold-pressed, organic extra virgin olive oil
*  6 to 8 ounces of freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice or the juice of two lemons
*  Freshly juiced raw organic apple juice (enzymes aid with reducing nausea) (can be store-bought if organic)

Suggested Preparation:
*  Taking Dr. Morse’s Liver/Gallbladder formula (preferred) ahead of time for a few weeks, to help support the liver. (click on FYI Healthtalk Store link)
*  Three days of eating mainly raw fruits and vegetable (organic preferred)
*  An 8-ounce glass of your freshly juiced apple juice – one glass in the morning and one glass in the evening
*  Three days of bowel detoxification (Dr. Morse’s Stomach & Bowels #2 (Gentle), #3 (Moderate), #4 (Strong). This cleans the (consult your Detox Specialist for use depending on your bowel activity).
*  In lieu of herbal detoxification a person may choose to take an enema one-day before the flush. Or, if you prefer – Prior to bedtime, drink 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil mixed with 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice or grapefruit juice. Lay on your right side before going to sleep. Remember you will be doing this for 3 days (72 hrs.). This will help loosen and soften any stones you might have.

NOTE: No solid foods should be consumed after noontime on the day of starting the flush. Fresh fruit juices or distilled water are acceptable.

Watch stools for stones. Stones are usually green, but could be yellow, red, or black and range in size from pea-size to that of a quarter, or larger. Most liver or gallbladder stones are soft in nature, as they are lipid/bile stones.

NOTE: “If you have degenerative problems, the liver and gallbladder flush should be supervised by a healthcare professional.”

To keep up a clean liver/gallbladder it is important that an individual eat a diet of more green foods, eliminate gluten, sugar, trans fats, reduce animal protein – replace with beans, fish or a high quality protein powder and finally do a lot of juicing and drink plenty of pure water with freshly squeezed lemon juice.

I feel it is not necessary to do a Liver/Gallbladder Flush on a regularly scheduled basis. I would not be inclined to do it at all, unless I was in excruciating pain, and knew for a fact that the cause was because my liver was diseased with liver stones, gallstones or was cancerous. Personally, knowing I have been exposed to dangerous chemicals (hairdressing business), pesticides in both my yard and on the golf course where I play, I take Dr. Morse’s Liver/Gallbladder Tincture, use high quality protein powder in my fruit and/or vegetable smoothies, and drink plenty of pure water with freshly squeezed lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar with a touch of locally pure honey, to keep my liver and immune system healthy.

As suggested above, assess your health issue with your liver and then decide what will be best for you.

There are many liver and gallbladder cleanse options available…but I like this one the best.



I have wanted to address this issue for a long time, and when one of my clients asked me about a Liver Cleanse, it gave me the opportunity to do so.thWhat do you know about the liver, other than being told that drinking a lot of alcohol destroys it? Let’s study the LIVER!  (My research sources of information are from Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, and The Detox Miracle Sourcebook by, Robert Morse, N.D.)

The liver is the largest organ in the body, approx. 21 to 22.5 cm. in its greatest diameter, 15 to 17.5 cm. in its vertical height, and 10 to 12.5 cm. in its depthweighing 1200 to 1600 gm. It is located on the right side of the body beneath the diaphragm, level with the bottom of the sternum. It is proportioned near the stomach, small intestine, adrenal gland and upper portion of the right kidney. The liver has four lobes, five ligaments, five fissures, five sets of vessels, and secretes 800 t 1000 ml. (almost a quart) of bile in 24 hours. The BLOOD SUPPLY comes from the hepatic artery, a branch of the celiac artery and the hepatic portal vein, which drains the intestine.

As you can see, the liver is a vital organ in our bodies. Quoting Robert Morse, N.D. “Your liver can be compared to a huge chemical factory that supplies a whole city with its functional (metabolic) needs.”

1.  The liver stores and distributes to include various amino acids, glucose, Vitamins A, D, E and K, your fat-soluble vitamins. It also stores iron and copper.

2.  The liver converts other fats and stored amino acids in glucose as the body needs it – for fuel and energy. It converts excessive proteins consumed into the urea to be excreted by the Kidney.

3.  The liver synthesizes Vitamin K & other clotting factors and non-essential amino acids for growth and repair functions; cholesterol for use in cell membrane walls, steroid production and anti-inflammatory purposes, etc.

4.  The liver detoxifies – through the immune system; metabolizes hormones, chemical drugs and other chemicals; it produces enzymes to help with this process.

Acidosis, alcohol, toxic chemicals, drugs, and coal-tar products like aspirin, which severely destroys the liver’s tissues. Although most people don’t know this, the liver is “tied to the mind and when the liver is inflamed and/or impaired – so is your mind, creating low self-esteem and anger.”

Another thlittle known fact is that the GALLBLADDER and the LIVER are working partners. The GALLBLADDER, situated on the underside of the right lobe of the liver, is a “holding tank” for bile which is produced in the liver. As the bile is stored in the gallbladder, the body removes water from it, making it concentrated. Bile is needed for digestive purposes, and is used by the body as an alkalizer, anti-inflammatory, and emulsifier of fats. It also works with the pancreas. Knowing all this makes me cringe, when someone tells me they have had their gallbladder removed – usually it is because they had gallstones – but gallstones can be eliminated naturally. They really believe they don’t need their gallbladder. NOT TRUE! I have found that invariably, down the road of aging other organ issues crop up, such as heart and kidney failure. When the gallbladder is removed, the Liver and surrounding organs have to work twice a hard to compensate for the work the gallbladder does to keep up a healthy liver and keep it in good repair.

IN SUMMARY: We consume food and drink for the purpose of obtaining fuel for our body, for building and repairing material for our cells, and when all goes well, the blood carries the nutrients, building blocks and fuels to the Liver and Gallbladder, then to the Heart, and into the general system for its needs. I hope this information helps you, my readers, to understand how the liver and gallbladder works for you, in order for you to enjoy good health.

You will be reading the next blog first – which addresses the Liver Cleanse question…however, read this because you need to understand how the liver and gallbladder works, first.

Happy reading and God Bless!


NEW – Detox Life Plan

In one of my earlier blogs (September 28, 2016) I laid out a Detox Diet Plan. The word “Diet” in this plan was not meant as diet in respect to being a weight loss diet. It could be reworded to be a ‘Detox Food Plan’. However, if you committed yourself to my Detox Diet Plan, because of the foods required for consumption, you would surely lose weight. You would lose weight because raw fresh fruits and vegetables clean out the gut, thereby releasing the garbage and toxins accumulated in the colon, and all parts of the body.

In the Detox Life Plan, I want you to start with basic reasoning for not just good, but GREAT health. The life plan targets your physical and mental health. It is time to get rid of the lingering effects of poor health. It is time to take control and become a healthier you.

Focus on a new mantra – Health is

Starting the new Detox Life Plan may sound difficult – or you may say I have heard it all before. Remember, however, repetition helps one to stay focused. The success of a lifestyle change begins and ends with YOU!

Things to keep in mind are Exercise, Diet (meaning the food you eat), and Avoiding Stress. There is an old saying, “it’s easier said, than done.” But fear not. Think of the new Detox Life Plan as being reborn – learning about life from the beginning as a baby: rolling over, sitting, crawling, standing, taking that first baby step until you are soon walking and then running.


1. EXERCISE:  Assess your situation. Do you exercise on a regular or non-regular basis? How long has it been since you exercised in any way? You are now in the standing stage of the plan. Start with WALKING485004904walk a short distance, walk around your block or neighborhood. The first time I  did this, I couldn’t walk even 1 short block. But I didn’t give up. I was soon jogging and then running 5K’s and 10K’s. I loved it. I ran my last 5K  in 2012. Keep in mind, as you go through this phase, what kind of physical condition you are in as well as your age. If it feels right, then go for a jog or a run, and maybe add more activity, such as Tai Chi, Yoga, tennis, golf etc. something you know you will enjoy doing. Wise exercise is all about LONG TERM SUCCESS. I do Tai Chi, Simple Yoga, and weight exercises for the old muscles. A personal coach once said, “if you – whether you are a senior or not, should do at least 10 to 30 push-ups everyday.”  So I do 30 push-ups every morning. You don’t have to do them on the floor, you can do them against the door or a countertop (which I do). All methods keep the muscles from atrophying. The point here is, be committed. Include a friend – it helps you to stay focused. Start slow and easy, built up to the hard stuff. Stay active. Activity improves all the body’s functions, and especially improves the heart’s health. You will be in better shape to deal with issues that cause stress.

2. DIET:  Maintaining a pimage014roper diet is essential for good health. For Detox purposes eat plenty of raw foods. They have a higher nutrient value. Cooking lowers the nutrient value as the nutrients drain out into the water, the water gets thrown away and the disposal becomes healthier than the human. If cooking is pertinent, saute’ or steam the food, usually vegetables. Raw is best, however, in the fast paced world we live in frozen, freeze-dried, and dehydrated are my next best choices. Because of the preservatives in canned foods, it is better to avoid them if possible. Eating raw is healthy and builds the immune system against the ravaging illnesses that are prevalent today.

3. SLEEP:  “Life gets in the way” is a common statement that I hear over and over thagain. Soon you find yourself ‘sleep deprived’. Studies have shown that not getting enough sleep definitely increases the risk of developing serious health problems. If you get plenty of exercise and eat healthy foods sleep seems to be a natural derivative. Yes, it can be difficult. Set up a schedule for going to bed at a regular time each night, but DO IT! During sleep is when the body heals itself. Without enough sleep the body gets sluggish and fatigued resulting in health issues, especially on a long-term basis of no sleep or not enough sleep.

4. AVOID STRESS:  Seniors of my era are always saying, “life was simpler when we were young.” Today lifeth is not simple and ‘stress’ is accepted as part of life. It doesn’t have to be. Yes, difficult situations are all around us, however, you can fight the stress from those situation….and you must for the benefit of your health. Here is where the ‘mental’ comes into play. Mental means a variety of things which include age, deficient intellectual ability, disease (a disorder of the mind), fog (loss of memory), hygiene (maintaining healthy mental and emotional responses which prevents the development of psychosis), illness (any disorder that affects the mind or behavior), and retardation (mental deficiency). Our concern is with the ‘hygiene’ – maintaining healthy mental and emotional responses.

To fight off STRESS one must exercise, do deep breathing, meditation, prayer, and put a support system in place to include your family, loved ones and friends.

In life’s situations, issues and emergencies come and go but good health can stay with you forever as long as you are willing to put in the effort and commit. Yes, it will take some lifestyle changes. No one ever said it would be easy – but it will be worth it.

Include these basics in the LIFE PLAN along with my DETOX DIET PLAN (blog dated Sept 26, 2016) and you will have started your journey to change your life and your health.

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Comments are always appreciated. Thanks for visiting my site. Until next time – God Bless!

Blood Pressure

What is Blood Pressure?  Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary tells us that “more generally, blood pressure is the pressure exerted by the blood on the wall of any vessel. This pressure reaches its highest values in the left ventricle during systole (that part of the heart cycleth in which the heart is in contraction). It decreases in the arterial system as the distance from the heart increases, and is lower in capillaries than in the arteries. The Systolic arterial blood pressure rises during activity or excitement and falls during sleep. The diastole is the normal period in the heart cycle during which the muscle fibers lengthen, the heart dilates, and the cavities fill with blood. The Diastolic pressure is the point of least pressure in the arterial vascular system. The failure of the diastolic pressure to drop in proportion to the systolic pressure is a danger sign.”

This helped me immensely to understand what ‘blood pressure’ is. It was also noted that blood pressure varies with age, sex, altitude, muscular development and different states of worry and fatigue. It is usually lower in women than in men, low in childhood and higher as one advances in age. Normal blood pressure in a healthy young person is, considered by the doctors, to be 100 to 120 systolic and 60 to 80 diastolic. A pressure reading greater than 140 systolic is believed to be abnormal. Taber’s mentions that “the loss of resilience in the vascular tree and physiological changes of age must be considered when levels above 140 are obtained in apparently healthy, older persons.”

Are we now confused? Today there are so many theories in regards to the range for normal blood pressure that I wonder if anyone really knows what is correct. I know that as I have aged my blood pressure has changed. From adolescent to 60 years of age it ranged between 114-120/70-80. The doctor said not to worry…it was within the normal range. Now at 80 yrs, it ranges between 119-135/70-80 (depending on the amount of activity I engage in). The doctor still says not to worry…it is within the normal range. When I give blood, they never tell me it is too high or that I should see the doctor about it. I take my blood pressure reading at home, to check how I am doing on maintaining my blood pressure.

Let me tell you about my mother. I knew my mother’s blood pressure was too high, because when I took her blood pressure, I would get a reading of 197-225/90-127 (and sometimes even higher). That reading definitely was not normal. She took bottles and bottles of blood pressure pills (like many folks do today), to keep her blood pressure under control. The doctor told her she would die if she didn’t take the meds or have heart surgery. She died of kidney failure after open-heart surgery (she was 72 years old). The doctor never mentioned anything regarding bad kidneys until she died. He then told my older sister our mother was functioning on one-quarter of one kidney, that the rest of her kidneys had been bad for a long time, and that is why she died. Knowing this, why did he do the surgery? Talk about malpractice! In my opinion, the surgery should never have been done. I must admit that my mother insisted on the heart surgery in spite of the kidney problem, which I think she knew about, but never told any of us in the family. I am sure, as well, that is why the doctor, who knew he shouldn’t have done the surgery, and fearing a malpractice suit, decided to not charge us for her surgery. Mom had no insurance other than medicare. After that ordeal, me and my 4 sisters have cheered as we’ve reached age 70 and over: we are glad to still be alive. Our mother’s health issues could very well be genetic. Everyone has a story to tell.

The experience with my mother was a factor in peeking my interest in alternative health procedures. I wish I knew then what I know now. However, I doubt I could have convinced my mother that changing her eating habits and lifestyle would have had a beneficial effect on her health.

Scientific studies in regards to the heart and blood pressure take place on a daily basis. You hear about these studies on the TV, read about them in magazines and newspapers, can research them on the internet, and even receive junk mail about them. The questions are: what does it all have to do with me: what do I do, I am already under a doctor’s care. Everyone should consult their physician about their individual health issues when it comes to abnormal blood pressure numbers. As well, there are alternative methods and supplements that can be taken to help lower your blood pressure readings, and then help you to maintain the lower numbers.

As a detoxification specialist, I urge everyone to start with a Detox Program. My counseling services are Free when you contact me through this, my blog, or check out my FYI Healthtalk Store (in the link to the right of this column). The decision is up to you to change your eating habits and lifestyle so that you will not have to take prescription medications or continue to take the ones you are on to solve your health issues. I have made, and have friends who have made life changing decisions in regards to food and lifestyle. The joy for me and for them was when we heard our doctor say, “You can reduce your meds or discontinue them. I don’t know what you are doing, but whatever it is, keep doing it.”

Don’t be afraid to let your body heal itself. God is in charge. God created you with a perfect body – you are the one responsible for its destruction or mode of perfection.

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Until next time…may God Bless!

Left Overs

Are you doing what I am trying to do….get rid of all the LEFTOVER food in your refrigerator?  Somehow, during the holiday season everyone brings you food, and as for me, most of it is what I do not eat….especially the cookies and cakes and candy. I tested the theory of too much sugar being bad for you by deliberately overdoing it on the sweet treats, and I have paid for it for the last two weeks. The toilet has been my best friend. It is ironic that when you do not eat a lot of sweets, your body changes and you do not crave or even want to eat the sweet foods (mostly processed) or made with processed sugar. My system just could not handle it….and just wanted to get rid of the poison I was subjecting myself to. Soooo….for me it is NO MORE ARTIFICIAL SWEETS. I will be consuming only the Natural sugar found in fresh fruits which does not cause havoc in your system and is not harmful. The body recognizes the difference between processed and natural sugar and actually uses the natural sugar to help your sweet need.

Early on in my blogs I introduced a DETOX DIET PLAN. It is a fairly strict plan to help you start the detox process of your body. It suggests that you eat mostly raw fruits and vegetables. Both of these, fruits and veggies, can be made into Smoothies, eaten plain, or the veggies cooked by sautéing or steaming. I decided to start the New Year out by sharing a Smoothie I made for myself on New Year’s Day morning. I used Leftover Fruit, which I had a lot of because I bought too much, or just could not consume all that I had, by myself, even after giving a lot of it away. I think I mentioned, as well some time ago, that where I live many folks have fruit trees and like to share the fruit when it is in season….and these fruits are in season now. Make it – enjoy my…

Breakfast – ‘New Year Strawberry Smoothie’ththstrawberry_hd_picture_7_167236

1/2 Banana
1 C Fresh Papaya cubed)
1 C Fresh Strawberries (Frozen optional)
1 Scoop ‘Vega’ Vanilla Flavored Protein Powder (Plant Based)
1/2 – 3/4 C Blend of Orange & Star Fruit juice ( I make it myself)
1 TBSP Maple Syrup (Optional)

I blend it all in my NuWave Twister, but you can use any blender.
Makes 2  – 1 cup servings.

This Smoothie is acceptable to use for the Detox Diet Plan.

Follow the Plan for the mid-morning Snack.

What’s for Lunch A SALAD of course.
Use any dark green lettuce, spinach, kale, broccoli, etc. – make it your favorite. Season with a Vinegar and Oil dressing of your choice.

Follow the Plan for the mid-afternoon snack.

Dinner was an experiment with LEFTOVERS. I had all kinds of vegetables in my refrigerator that needed to be used before they were unusable. Here’s what I ended up with, I call it my……

‘Crock-pot Creamed Vegetable & Turkey Soup’thth

Put in Crock-pot: Temp. – High
(I have a 2 qt. crock-pot)th

2 1/2 C Diced Celery
1/4 C Diced Onion
1 C Chopped Carrots
1 1/2 C Vegetable or Chicken Broth (I make my own)
1 C Coconut Milk

Cook until veggies are tender. Using 1/4 C broth, stir in 1-2 Tbsp Flour until smooth and thick. Add more broth if needed. Add back into pot and stir.

2 C Diced or cut up Turkey Meatth
Sea Salt to taste
Cayenne Pepper to taste
Moringa Powder to season (I grow Moringa and make my Powder)

Cook on LOW until meat is heated through.  If you want it to be thicker take out 1 1/2 C of soup – put in blender and purée. Add back into the rest of the soup, stir together. Add 1 Tbsp butter. Stir mixture until butter is melted. Put in bowls garnish with fresh parsley or fresh basil. ENJOY!

I invited a friend over to be my guinea pig. She loved the soup, which I served with a garden fresh salad with an oil and vinegar dressing, and crackers. MMMMMGood!
(This soup is acceptable as a meal on the Detox Diet Plan – minus the crackers)

Don’t be afraid to experiment. Be creative. There are many more vegetables that can be added or used instead of the ones I used, such as broccoli, cauliflower, peas, beans etc. If you prefer to have a clear broth, omit the coconut milk. If you have any leftover soup, you can add noodles, and now you have Turkey Noodle Vegetable Soup.


I wish you all many new adventures in this New Year.  God Bless you all!

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