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Gallbladder Cleanse Caution

Updated on May 9, 2011

Gallbladder home remedy caution

Everyone wants to do the gallbladder home remedy. You're finally going to find out how to do it safely.

Everyone seems to be wanting to cleanse the gallbladder naturally. Here is my disclaimer. I am not a natural doctor. You should do this under the care of an experienced, licensed master herbalist or natural doctor.

But I gotta tell ya. I'm a little alarmed at the sloppy information I'm seeing out there. A good portion of it is downright dangerous. There are too many people causing harm to themselves because of ignorance. I read over and over that all you need to do is chug 8 oz of olive oil and lemon juice and a heaping tablespoon of Epsom salts, and you're good to go.

Oh. my. gosh. No people. Don't do this. The gallbladder is a sensitive organ that needs to be treated with respect.

Here is how to do it with as much safety as you can do it alone.

1. Spend a couple of days on an apple juice fast. Drink natural apple juice with the mother in it. The mother is the sediment. What this will do is soften up the gallstones, and make them less likely to get stuck in the tube. Odd, but true. You need to empty out your digestive tract because your gallbladder is tied into your digestive process. Your trying to eliminate the stones, yes? You can't do that if your system is clogged.

2. The day before you do the cleanse, start taking Valerian. You want to get this into your system. Depending on your weight, about two pills in the early afternoon and two or three in the evening. This will begin to relax you and your ducts.

Also, this will give you the chance to check for any allergy to Valerian. On a side note, Valerian is safe to use short term, but prolonged high doses can cause liver damage, insomnia and make you feel jittery. But for this, you should be just fine.

Why am I recommending that you use Valerian instead of Epsom salt? Because most people don't use it properly. Epsom salt is another name for magnesium sulfate. You're only supposed to take about 300-400 milligrams a day, but a tablespoon full of Epsom is about 3.4 grams of the elemental magnesium. Did you know that ingesting too much MS can result in death?

Also, if you happen to be taking tetracycline, minocycline, sparfloxacin, penicclamine or a number of other drugs you could have a very unpleasant reaction and be paying an unexpected visit to your local emergency room.

Take Valerian. It's safer. Continuing on...

The day of your cleanse, take Valerian in a tincture, not pills. 1 dropper full in the morning, 2 or 3 in the afternoon, and 3 or 4 in the evening.

3. THE CLEANSE. Okay, your set. Ready to get a big glass and fill it half and half with olive oil and lemon juice then chug it down? Ready to do that twice? Ugh. Have you tried that? It's nasty.

Boy do I have good news for you. Don't do it. You need oil, you need sour citrus.

Melt the coconut oil slowly, on low temperature, in a preferably glass pan (try not to use aluminum). About one full glass worth. Do NOT microwave it. Microwaving causes transmutation of the organic substance to inorganic and its really unhealthy for you.

Now take the coconut oil and mix the oil, and an equal amount of lemon or grapefruit juice in a blender. With that, you are going to add a big clove or two of crushed garlic (I usually add about one the size of my thumb) and an equally big piece of crushed ginger in the mixture.

The garlic will help head off any possible infection problems that may develop and the ginger will help with both the nausea and dilation. Don't skimp, we're doing this right, remember?

Now drink both warm glassfuls right before you go to bed. And you thought this had to taste nasty. Surprise!

Immediately go to bed. Lay on your right side in a fetal position. Preferably with a pillow under your hip.

Go to sleep. When I do this, the next morning I take a couple of swallows of prune juice just to get it moving. Sometimes I also have another half glass of the coconut concoction. It won't hurt. Then I marvel at what comes out of my body.

Now, NO GREASE FOR AT LEAST 3 DAYS AFTERWARD. No burgers, no pizza, no bacon. No grease. You just flooded your gallbladder with oil and the poor little thing is in a bit of shock and you need to give it time to recover. Juice, fruit, toast those are your friends right now.

There you have it. Your gallbladder is now healthier and will serve you better. If you do this every 4 to 6 months for awhile, both your liver and gallbladder will be able to better deal with all the crud we feed it.


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