Detoxifying your liver and gallbladder (adaptation from Andreas Mortiz’ book “The Liver and Gallblader Miracle Cleanse”)
Detoxifying your liver and gallbladder by removing gallstones is a significant and beneficial method to boost your overall well-being. The process involves several steps, and here’s a detailed outline of what to do:
Preparation (first 6 days):
On the first six days, consume 900 ml of apple juice daily (you can have more if comfortable). The malic acid in the juice softens the gallstones, facilitating their passage through the bile ducts. Drink the juice slowly between meals, avoiding it during and shortly after meals, as well as in the evening. Ensure your regular water intake is maintained.
Detox Day(Day 6):
On the sixth day, start your morning by drinking the entire 900 ml of apple juice. You can begin soon after waking up. If you experience hunger, opt for a light breakfast, such as hot cereal, preferably oats. Avoid sugary and spicy foods, as well as milk, butter, oils, yogurt, cheese, ham, eggs, peanuts, pastries, and cold cereals. Instead, consider consuming fruits or fruit juices. For lunch, stick to plain or steamed vegetables paired with white rice, preferably basmati rice, and season it with a pinch of unrefined sea salt or rock salt. It’s essential to avoid protein foods, butter, or oil during this period, as they might cause discomfort during the actual detox.
After 13:30 refrain from eating or drinking anything, except water. This step is crucial for a successful removal of the gallstones, and not adhering to it might lead to difficulties in the process.
18:00: Mix 4 tablespoons of sea salt (magnesium sulfate) in 680 ml of filtered water (divided into three 225 ml glasses, four servings of 170 ml each). Drink the first serving now. You can sip water afterward to reduce the bitter taste or add lemon juice for better flavour. Some people prefer using a large plastic straw to bypass the taste buds, and holding the nostrils while drinking may help too. Brushing your teeth or rinsing your mouth with baking soda afterward is helpful. The bitter salt dilates the bile ducts, making it easier for stones to pass, and it also cleans away debris that may block stone removal.
20:00: Drink the second serving of bitter salt.
21:30: If you haven’t had a bowel movement or colon cleanse in the last 24 hours, perform a water enema to trigger movements in the intestines.
21:45: Thoroughly wash the grapefruit (or lemons and oranges). Squeeze them to obtain three-quarters of a glass of juice. Mix the juice with half a cup of olive oil in a tightly closed container and shake it vigorously about 20 times until the solution is watery. Ideally, drink this mixture at 10 p.m., but you can delay it for about 10 minutes if necessary.
22:00: Stand by the bed (don’t sit down) and drink the mixture, preferably without interruption. Some use a large plastic straw or hold their nostrils shut while drinking. A little honey between sips can help the mixture go down smoothly. Try to finish within 5 minutes (older or weak individuals may allow more time).
Immediately after drinking, lie down flat on your back with one or two pillows to support your head, ensuring your head is higher than your abdomen. Alternatively, lie on your right side with your knees pulled toward your head if more comfortable. Lie flat for at least 20 minutes without talking, focusing on your liver. You may feel the stones moving through the bile ducts like balls, but there should be no pain or spasms due to the effects of the magnesium in the bitter salt.
Throughout the night, you may experience nausea due to the powerful outpouring of gallstones and toxins from the liver and gallbladder, pushing the oil mixture back into the stomach. The nausea usually disappears by morning.
6:00-6:30: Drink the third glass of bitter salt upon waking (you can have a glass of lukewarm water before if very thirsty). Rest, read, or meditate, and if tired, you can go back to bed, preferably in an upright position. Light exercises like yoga are also suitable for most people.
8:00-8:30: Drink the fourth glass of bitter salt.
10:00-10:30: After drinking the salts, you can enjoy freshly squeezed fruit juice. Half an hour later, have one or two pieces of fresh fruit. An hour later, you can eat light, normal food. Continue eating light meals for the next 2-3 days. You should start feeling improvements by evening or the next morning.
During the morning and possibly afternoon following the detox, you may experience watery bowel movements containing gallstones. The stones can be pea-green and float in the toilet bowl due to bile compounds. They come in various sizes, colors, and shapes, with shiny ones being the newest and dark green being the oldest. Some may be as large as 2.5 cm in diameter (figure 1b). You may also notice white or brown stones, which are calcified gallstones removed from the gallbladder.
To achieve lasting benefits and prevent other diseases, multiple liver cleanses (about 8 to 12) at intervals of three weeks or a month may be necessary. Ensure your liver is fully cleansed to experience improved pain relief, increased energy, and enhanced mental clarity.
Warning: Avoid cleansing during acute illness, even simple colds. If you have a chronic illness, a liver cleanse could be highly beneficial, but always consider consulting a healthcare professional before starting any detoxification process.