My granddaughter brought home a stomach virus. Everyone took turns with it. Then it started around again. This time, my wife really suffered. She not only had stomach pains, but she also had pain in her lower back and between her shoulder blades. She felt so bad that she was practically bedridden. It got worse. She went to her doctor. The doctor sent her for an ultrasound. Diagnosis: gallstones. Her doctor made an appointment with a specialist, and we knew this meant gall bladder removal.
I had never seen my wife like this — couldn’t get out of bed; a lot of pain. And the specialist couldn’t see her for 3 weeks. I researched the web for a remedy. Couldn’t believe it — I found a lot of material about a “liver flush”, which supposedly cured people of gallstones. The stones were expelled. Interesting that people who had their gall bladder removed still produced gallstones. Turns out the stones are produced in the liver and passed to the gall bladder.
The flush didn’t sound too wonderful — fast for 24 hours, drink Epsom salts and olive oil. I looked for side effects and problems. Except for possible nausea and vomiting from drinking the evil brew, there was only one instance cited of a problem. One person had a stone begin to move, and it got stuck worse — they had to have their gall bladder removed (which is what was going to happen anyway).
My wife doesn’t believe in losing parts if that can be avoided, so she decided that she would do it. On the second day, she went to the bathroom and was very disappointed. She felt nothing — no stones moving. But when she stood up and looked in the pot, she was amazed — there were several large stones and lots of “sludge”. When she went again, she put a sitz bath on the commode and this time could see what had passed. There were hundreds of little flakes (the size of a grain of rice or smaller), lots of sludge, 5 stones the size of marbles, and 1 the size of a marble shooter. She hadn’t felt a thing. She had no more pain and was up and about. She was weak for a day or two, as she hadn’t eaten anything for a day, and had been in bed for almost 6 weeks.
No gall bladder operation. And in the literature, it had mentioned that this might get rid of some allergies. My wife had an allergy to cats, and it was gone too.
I couldn’t believe it. I had always felt that these home remedies and herbs and homeopathy were wishful thinking at best, and quackery at worst. I was now a believer.
Common symptoms of gallstones:
- Colic pain
- Intolerance for fatty foods
- Abdominal / Shoulder pain
The liver flush is usually attributed to Dr. Hulda Clark. There are several other versions, but Dr. Clark’s is as follows:
- ½ cup Olive Oil Extra Virgin
- 1 Grapefruit (Large) or 3 lemons
- 4 tablespoons of Epsom salts
- 3 Cups of Water
- 4 ornithine capsules
- Black Walnut Tincture
The day of your cleanse avoid taking any supplements or medications. You will need to eat a healthy and no fat breakfast and lunch in order for bile to build up in your liver.
After 2 pm, stop drinking or eating anything. It is very important that you do not break this rule. Mix 4 tbs. of Epsom salts in 3 cups of water and pour the mixture into a jar. This will make 4 servings of ¾ cup each.
At 6 p.m. drink one ¾ cup serving of the Epsom salts mixture. Take another ¾ cup serving at 8 pm.
At 9:45 pour ½ cup of the measured olive oil into a jar. Squeeze grapefruit or lemon into a cup and remove pulp. You need to squeeze out at least ½- ¾ cup of juice. Add this to the olive oil and combine with Black Walnut Tincture. Shake the jar. Just before 10 pm uses the bathroom, then drink the mixture you have made.
You will want to take 4 ornithine capsules with the first sips of the mixture to help you sleep during the night. Ornithine capsules are a natural supplement you can purchase online or in a health food store. Ornithine is an amino acid that helps your body metabolize fats and also helps your liver function more efficiently.
*NOTE: My wife has always had a problem swallowing pills. She took the first one, and it came back up as fast as it went down. So we broke open the ornithine capsules and dumped the powder into the mixture.
We got the ornithine and black walnut in a health food store. If you are in a lot of pain, you need to track it down locally (for immediate purchase).
If you have a few days to have it shipped to you and like the convenience of internet shopping, click on the images below.
Lie down as soon as you drink the mixture. It is essential that you follow these instructions carefully and do not vary from them. You do not want to vary the time schedule or move around after you have had your drink, because you may compromise the effectiveness of the remedy.
In the morning you should drink a 3rd dose of the Epsom salts right when you wake up. Then 2 hours later take the last dose and go back to bed again.
After 2 more hours, you may eat. Start with fresh fruit juice. Half an hour later eat fruit. One hour later you may eat regular food but keep it light. By supper, you should feel recovered.
How well did you do?
Expect diarrhea in the morning. Use a flashlight to look for gallstones in the toilet (or the sitz bath) with the bowel movement. Look for the green kind since this is proof that they are genuine gallstones, not food residue. Only bile from the liver is pea green. Any bowel movement sinks but gallstones float because of the cholesterol inside. Count them all roughly, whether tan or green. You will need to total 2,000 stones before the liver is clean enough to rid you of allergies or bursitis or upper back pains permanently. The first cleanse may rid you of them for a few days, but as the stones from the rear travel forward, they give you the same symptoms again. You may repeat cleanses at two-week intervals. Never cleanse when you are ill.
Sometimes, the bile ducts are full of cholesterol crystals that did not form into round stones. They appear as a “chaff” floating on top of the toilet bowl water. It may be tan colored, harboring millions of tiny white crystals. Cleansing this chaff is just as important as purging the stones.
Alternative Hulda Clark Remedy
You can also do this cleanse an alternate way, mixing Epsom with 3 cups of fresh grapefruit or apple juice. This helps mask the taste of the salts.
Or you can skip the Epsom salts altogether and perform a mini cleanse by drinking water mixed with lemon juice to help flush your system. You can then still use the olive oil mixture to help flush your system.
The ornithine and black walnut tincture are also optional. Though they do help facilitate the process they are not a requirement for success in every situation.
If you have time (not already in the throes of gall stone pain) it is recommended that you do a parasite flush and a colon flush prior to the liver flush. Said to make the liver flush more effective. My wife didn’t do these, and this still worked a miracle for her. These flushes are described in the Articles (click on the Articles button in the right-hand pane).