(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
* difficulty with digestion
* angry – irritable
* hot flashes
* low resistance to inflammation
* nausea after eating
* 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)
* Dandelion (I have picked them from the cow pastures of Utah)
* Lemon Juice – Fresh squeezed
Enemies to the Liver/Gallbladder:
* Chemical Additives
* Smoke (from cigarettes)
* Black Pepper
* Aerosol Sprays (all kinds)
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.
* 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)
* 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.
HAPPY FLUSHING/CLEANSING! and may GOD BLESS!