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Old 11-03-07, 08:43 AM   #1
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Liver & Gall Bladder Flush

Has anyone here ever done or heard of a liver and gall bladder flush? Its the Hulda Clark liver and gallbaldder flush to help with liver detox and gall stone removal.
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Old 11-03-07, 01:09 PM   #2
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Your body is detoxing all the time. I doubt anything can speed up the process.
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Well, you can, but different methods can be more extreme than others. I'm not a doctor, but here's what I do. I'm assuming that you dont have any medical diagnosis of a liver problem. Do not do liver cleanses if you do.
  • Start with a few days at a time. Don't be extreme. It can make you sick. Try 3 days.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • No caffeine.
  • No alcohol.
  • No high fructose corn syrup. (processed through the liver)
  • No ibuprofen or anything you can avoid taking that is processed through the liver.
  • Eat "cleanly". Limit dairy, red meat, nothing fried. No white sugar. Sweet potatoes, organic chicken & turkey, and cold water fish like salmon and mackrel are good. Eat lots of fruit and veggies. Try to go for stuff that isn't processed: boiled red potatoes = good, bread = not so good.
  • A good flavoring/spice is garlic if you can stomach it. It is considered healthy for the liver.
  • Eat fresh parsley & celery if you can. They are natural and gentle diuretics, so you will get rid of yuckiness faster. Look for soup recipes with lots of parsley in them.
  • Another spice that is good for the liver is rosemary.
  • Use red pepper (cayenne) and not black pepper during a cleanse.
  • After 3 says, gradually reintroduce the omitted foods into your diet. Don't dump a bunch of crap on your body all at once.

Did this work well for you without extremes? Then try it the next month for another 3 days but this time drink herbal tea with "liver cleansing" herbs. Start with an 8 oz. cup no more than 3 times a day. I make my own, but lots of natural food stores sell prepackaged versions. Such teas taste very bitter and it is ok to use a tsp of honey per 8 oz. of tea. Herbs to look for:
  • burdock, yellow dock, any of the "docks".
  • red clover
  • milk thistle
  • dandelion root
  • licorice root
  • ginger root
  • chicory root

Now you will read about much more radical cleanses. I don't think those are a good idea. I also believe in backing off if you feel sicker than "general malaise". If you take maintenance drugs that you cannot stop, I would strongly encourage you to do some research on drug/herb interactions - maybe avoid the tea altogether. "Diet cleanses" by themselves can be pretty powerful.
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Why do you feel you need a liver and/or gall baldder flush?
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I can't speak for the OP, but I have a chronic medical condition that forces me to take medication that is hard on one's liver. I've also noticed that when my skin gets too oily, too dry, or develops excessive blemishes, one of these 3 day liver cleanses clears it right up. Cheaper than skincare products, that's for sure.
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^^ ahhh thanks Donna
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I heard that with a gall bladder flush, one can expel the stones naturally but with a little help. This might be "radical" but if you click on Hulda Clark, there is a method using natural ingredients. Epsom salt which is a saline laxative, mixed with water. Then later grapefruit juice without the pulp mixed with light olive oil.
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I dunno, that seems a little dicey to me. I think I would want to run that suggestion by a naturopath.
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I heard that with a gall bladder flush, one can expel the stones naturally but with a little help. This might be "radical" but if you click on Hulda Clark, there is a method using natural ingredients. Epsom salt which is a saline laxative, mixed with water. Then later grapefruit juice without the pulp mixed with light olive oil.

I was looking quite seriously at doing this but I chickened out. It takes quite a commitment, you NEED to do it just right and it may make you quite ill for a few days and not able to work. Go to the Hulda Clark chat boards and ask questions there.

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And then there is the opinion on the site: http://www.quackwatch.com/01Quackery...cer/clark.html All of this is out on the fringe of evidence based therapy, somewhat religious
in nature.
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And then there is the opinion on the site: http://www.quackwatch.com/01Quackery...cer/clark.html All of this is out on the fringe of evidence based therapy, somewhat religious
in nature.
Yes you should question new therapies that are presented to you but be careful of Stephen Barrett M.D.

He has a long sordid history of links to Pharmescutical companies. If anyone is a quack then its this paticular quackwatcher.

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