If you haven’t thanked your liver recently (or ever), take a moment and give this hardworking organ some gracious gratitude. The liver performs 200 or more different functions in your body. Most importantly, it serves as your body’s filter, screening out all the toxins that you eat, breathe, and drink. If you occasionally gobble down a fast food burger in a moment of weakness, need a cup of coffee (or a few) in the morning to keep going, and enjoy sipping down a martini on Friday night, then you can easily imagine how these toxins can pile up and eventually overload your liver.
When the liver becomes overtaxed, it can’t do its job properly. Just think about what would happen if you never replaced the air filter in your car. Yuck! Certain holistic experts believe that most diseases can be traced back to liver dysfunction. Symptoms of poor liver function may include:
- General fatigue
- Weight gain
- Skin breakouts, including acne, scars, and discoloration
How to Cleanse Your Liver and Gallbladder
Unlike the air filter in your car, you can’t exactly swap out your overwhelmed liver, but you don’t have to. All you need to do is give your liver and gallbladder a good clean so that both of these important organs can become fully operational again.
Below, I’m going to lay out a liver and gallbladder flush protocol is safe and effective for almost everyone and can easily be done at home. You can pick up all the necessary ingredients at your local grocery store. Please note: You will need to take one evening and one morning off to complete the flush. Also, even though this protocol is very safe, you should check with your doctor to make sure you are healthy enough to complete the cleanse.
A Step-By-Step Guide to a Liver and Gallbladder Flush
I’d like to give a quick thanks to the Center for Advanced Medicine in Encinitas, CA, which first turned me onto this particular protocol:
- Before You Begin: The liver and gallbladder flush will take a total of eight days. You can still work, play, and eat normally during the first seven days, but make sure you can commit to staying home the night of the seventh day and the morning of the eighth.
- Step One: For the first seven days of the cleanse, imbibe 1/4th cup of extra-virgin olive oil each day. The Center for Advanced Medicine recommends Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil and suggests avoiding the Pompeii brand. A great way to consume the olive oil is as dressing on a salad.
- Step Two: Also during the first seven days of the cleanse, drink 1/4th cup of lemon juice with water in the morning and at night.
- Step Three: During this same seven-day period, add 45 drops of Phosfood Liquid to eight ounces of water and drink three times a day. These three steps will help prep the liver and gallbladder for the flush and soften gallstones and liver stones so that they pass more easily.
- Step Four: The seventh day is the day of the flush. Excited? Keep up your normal routine of olive oil, lemon juice, and Phosfood. Lunch will be your last meal of the day. For the rest of the night, don’t eat anything else. You may drink water with lemon juice. This will allow the liver to rest in preparation for the flush.
- Step Five: Make sure your night is free. When it’s time for bed, mix half a cup of extra virgin olive oil with half a cup of fresh lemon juice. Drink up! Yes, it won’t taste good, but this is what your liver needs. It may help to use a straw.
- Step Six: As soon as you get your lemon juice/olive oil mixture down, lie down on your bed on your right side. Bring your right knee to your chest. This will encourage the flush solution to more easily flow to and stay in your liver and gallbladder. Stay in this position for at least 30 minutes. You can also try to get some sleep.
- Step Seven: This step will take care of itself. The next time you have to go number two, you may notice small, dark-colored stones in the toilet or even floating in the water. These are all the stones that your liver has expelled as part of the flush!
Stones don’t come out for everyone, and if you don’t see stones, that doesn’t mean you’ve done the flush incorrectly. You’ll still likely feel better. After performing a liver and gallbladder flush, Lauren from The Holy Kale reported experiencing:
- Fewer food allergies
- Increased energy
- Back pain reduction
- New hair growth
- Less intense PMS symptoms
- Improved digestion
This cleanse is relatively easy to do, and if you have good results, you can repeat it multiple times a year to keep your liver in tip top shape! One last important thing to note is that detoxing and cleansing should always begin with the colon. The toxins you eliminate during the liver and gallbladder cleanse will need to be flushed by your colon. If your colon is backed up, you won’t get good results from your liver and gallbladder cleanse. Consider performing a home enema and/or a colon hydrotherapy session before starting your liver flush.
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