Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Chanca Piedra
- Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Apple Juice
- Coconut Oil
- Dietary Changes
- Figs, Turmeric
- Gallbladder Cleanses
- Gallbladder Polyps
- General Feedback
- Gravel Root
- Juice Therapy
- Laser Surgery
- Lemon Water
- Lemon, Digestive Enzymes
- Milk Thistle
- Milk Thistle, Dandelion, Magnesium
- Multiple Remedies
- Olive Oil and Lemon Juice
- Olive Oil and Lemon Juice, Dietary Changes
- Olive Oil, Hot Milk
- Olive Oil, Supplements
- Phyllanthus Niruri (Quebra Pedra)
- Produce Bile
- Remedies Needed
- Soluble Fiber
- Spring Water
- Swedish Bitters
- Ted's Remedies
- Yi Dan
02/13/2013: Brenda from Croton Falls , Ny: "Thanks to all for your help. I will add Chanca Piedra this week and will make sure I get fat into my diet. I'm such a novice at this, I GREATLY appreciate your feedback. I will check in and let you know if it's improving...."
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Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Apple Juice
[YEA] 02/06/2006: Can from Edirne: "mix cinnamon-cloves-ginger and apple juice in a glass this will help gallstones remove from the gallbladder."Replies
12/29/2010: Arthur from Birr,co,offaly, Ireland replies: "To Whom it may concern,
I have just read your cure for gallstones and I would like if you would send me the amount's of each item that I would have to mix as a cure, my wife has been diagnosed with gallstones and is soon to have an operation and it would be great if I could try this cure first. Many thanks. Arthur Elliott."
12/30/2010: Tom from Regina, Sk replies: "Arthur: There are many sites that have the gallbladder flush and specifics. Here's a few. BTW, they use a 'one size fits all' dosage, regardless of body weight which in adults can vary by 3:1 or more.
Hulda Clark flush from CureZone, posted up on scribd. com:
Direct link to curezone Clark flush:
[YEA] 05/19/2011: James P. from Fargo, Nd replies: "The prep was easy, the mixes were pretty nasty tasting, but afterward I only felt minor "gurgling" on right flank.... Nothing painful or extraordinary. The next day I had a pretty serious case of diarrhea and released about 100 m&m sized green pellets. I couldn't believe it!! It's hard to believe that a natural, non-invasive and $12 solution to this problem exists! I'm going to try it again in a month, to rehydrate myself and to prevent a low in potassium! Thanks everyone!"
07/02/2011: Mitzi from Amarillo, Tx replies: "To James P from Fargo: Which method did you use? My daughter has been diagnosed with a gallbladder full of tiny stones. She doesn't want surgery and if she can pass them or dissolve them it would be much better. You said you passed 100 or more but didn't explain the method you used. Please let me know. Thanks."
10/19/2011: Seema from Delhi, New Delhi replies: "My mother suffering from gallbladder stones- stone size is 3mm or 4mm 8-9 stones. She was 60 years old, weight is 29 kg, heart -patient, high b. P, aurthrities, heap-replacement surgery is already done in june 2011. In that time we prefer only naturalpathy. We see your site and started apple, ginger, clove, cinnamon juice only two spoons. It sufficent or this thing is remove gallbladder stones. Tell me the proper quantity or if it's effective or not."
11/10/2011: Molly from Qualicum, Bc Canada replies: "I read Andreas Moritz book on the "Amazing Liver & Gallbladder Flush". It is an excellent tool to help get rid of stones. Lately I found the enteric coated peppermint capsules have almost been a miracle. They are supposed to help dissolve the stones, plus the pain is gone within about 15 minutes. You have to take them in between meals on an empty stomach. Sometimes I just take them in the middle of the night if I wake up. Gold Coin Grass tincture helps (available from SensibleHealth. Com) and some of their other tinctures help clear the congested bile. Another good site is GallbladderAttack.com"
06/13/2012: Loramae from Watford City, Nd, Usa: "I have been suffering with gallstones now for some time and I was reading about Evco and how the Mayo clinic has been using it to disolve gallstones. My question is how much of this am I suppose to take? how often? I have been taking 1 tbs a week. Please help with this as I would love to keep my gallbladder. And also get rid of this pain. Thanks"Replies
06/13/2012: Tina from Houston, Usa replies: "Kombucha consumption for gallstones is a tremendous way to dissolve them. Start 4 oz daily and build upto 32 oz daily within few weeks.
Check http://culturedfoodlife.com/ to see how to brew kombucha at home for pennies. Ferment/brew for atleast 9 days which is when all properties to dissolve stones are generated in the tea.
If consuming store bought kombucha, allow to sit on counter for 3-4 days to ferment more. Store bought ones are sweeter for the general public taste, but longer fermented kombucha that tastes slightly like vinegar has the properties to dissolve stones.
Additionally golden flax seeds in hot water can be sipped to get relief from stones. Google to find exact recipe.
I use coconut oil upto 3 tablespoon daily (1 tablespoon at a time) to help heal. If you experience pain with this quantity reduce the amount since fat consumption causes GB pain.
http://www.gallbladderattack.com/ is tremendous wisdom on dealing with this issue.
06/14/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, USA replies: "Having no stones pass on my last 2 day flush I later found that my consumption of D-Limonene (Orange Peel Extract) may have been responsible as it is also a cholesterol stone emulsifyer."
08/15/2011: Ramaprasadtnc from Ahmaedabad, Gujarat/india: "recently, fortnight, ago i was dignosed with small gallstones. I was told there was no way to reduce them but only to wait till it starts paining and remove the bladder. I read on the net that coconut oil could dissolve them and started taking, 10 ml thrice a day and waiting for the sonography again. No observed side effects yet. I am 73 yrs. Male and a diabetic for long. Can anybody tell me how long I have to wait before sonography again to know the benefit if any?"
[NAY] 02/09/2013: Brenda from New York , New York: "Hi, I was diagnosed with a gallstone 2 yrs ago. Just 1 1.5cm approx and opted not to have the gall bladder out. It doesn't makes sense to me. However, I don't really know what I'm doing and I may be causing more problems. I have never eaten fried food or any sweets since. Meat is mainly salmon, chicken, turkey or occasionally lamb No animal stocks, only vege. I get some olive oil or avocado daily for fat. I make all of my own meals. I recently I had my first major attack in 2years, but I did not have any fat at all. I made a pizza with fat free cheese for dinner and about 2hrs later it started, lasted the typical 4hrs and subsided. That was really confusing. And since then, I have constant irritation. Maybe it's alot of gases, however, Otherwise I eat mainly organic diet, with a good amount of fresh veges and fruit, and sip water throughout the day. I am commited to keeping the gallbladder, but, I don't know how to keep from having problems.
I recently started Lecithin gel capsules with olive leaf before I go to bed. I take vit D3 and calcium in the am. Also, my weakness is occasional creme in my coffee and on the weekends a couple glasses of wine. Can some one explain why the wine is bad? When it was originally diagnosed, by a gastro he wanted to take it out becaue as he said that's what they do. The U/S showed the 1 stone and multiple calculi that were so small they could not be measured. Beyond surgery he would not assist me, so I'm in the dark. I took acupuncture for about 6 months and chinese herbs which caused me to PAINLESSLY pass the calculi. It had no effect on the larger stone. I lost my job and could not afford to continue. I will start the Chanca Piedra this week, but can someone advise me on navigating this alone? I don't want to hold onto the gallbladder and and damage other areas."Replies
02/09/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "Hi, I have read that when bile is stagnant in the gall bladder when you eat a low fat diet then the stagnant bile causes sludge and stones to form then if you eat a fat meal then the gallbladder is stimulated atlas to release bile and it tries to release the sludge too hence pain. So really you should work at dissolving/ or flushing the stones and then eat normal diet including fat so gallbladder can function properly."
02/09/2013: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada replies: "Chaca Piedra is the real medicine to break the stones. Or even take chanca piedra tea.
Try juice therapy variety of juices throughout the day: apple juice, tamarind juice, lemon juice, carrot juice, lemon juice
And Ted's Alkalizing formula.
Check the following link: http://earthclinic.com/CURES/gallstones4.html#JUICE
the juice therapy will soften the stone and wash it away. Have your regular diet, don't take Calcium tablet. Carrot juice is enough for nutrition.
02/13/2013: Brenda from Croton Falls , Ny replies: "Thanks to all for your help. I will add Chanca Piedra this week and will make sure I get fat into my diet. I'm such a novice at this, I GREATLY appreciate your feedback. I will check in and let you know if it's improving. Thank you again!"
[YEA] 10/01/2006: Ahmed from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: "Dry Figs cures Gall Stone and Prostate. If consumed 50 Gms daily, will ease passing urine in 3 days. (It's my personal observation) To clear gall stone, do this 2 months contineously. (I read this in a book and my sister got cured by this as confirmed by before/after ultrsounds) Thanks."
[YEA] 04/05/2007: Fran from Rocky Face, Ga: "I had read where dried figs rid the body of gallstones, also Turmeric but I also read where you had to be careful using Turmeric as it could cause a gallbladder attack. I still took it in hopes of riding them and it did cause my back to hurt some but not to bad but be carful if using Turmeric. Also, I read where you can use Garlic Oil. Also, I found something else which started with a F but I am having a hard time finding that web site again. The herb was out of INDIA I think..I thought it was wideworldbotanicals.com"Replies
03/23/2009: Frida from Waco, Texas replies: "do you think it was Fenugreek?"
11/05/2010: Nurioneheart from Tacoma, Wa, Usa replies: "Fenugreek is a very useful little seed, I made an infusion of it and drank a cup of it every day. In my experience it is a blood cleaner among other benefits, so it couldn't hurt to use it while having gall and liver issues."
Gall Bladder Cleanses for Gallstones
For long-term relief from gall bladder attacks, Hulda Clark’s olive oil and lemon juice liver and gall bladder cleanse seems to be the most effective option. However, it is a somewhat complicated remedy, so please find a reputable online source for the cleanse and follow it closely.
08/21/2011: Alexandra from Chicago, Illinois: "Hi,
I was diagnosed this past week with Gallstones. I am a 26 yr old female. The Dr. in the ER said I need my Glallbladder removed (big surprise, yeah right). I had nightmarish Biliary Colic and could not breathe during the Colic attack. I've heard a great deal about these olive oil, lemon, epsom cleanses. My question is: How many of you have actually done any of these cleanses and then CONFIRMED via Ultrasound that the cleanse ACTUALLY was successful in removing the stones from the Gallbaldder. It's not enough to just see what you THINK are Gallstones in the toilet as it could be a byproduct of the ingredients of the cleanse. Can anyone say that they had confirmation of success by getting an Ultrasound AFTER their cleanse. I am very interested in dissolving my stones, as my Dr. Tells me that the size of the stones are "key" in terms of being able to pass them safely. Thanks much ^_^."Replies
08/21/2011: T from Houston, Usa replies: "Hi, You will find http://gallbladderattack.com/index.shtml very helpful. Helped resolve my gallstones, especially eating beets before each meal.
I was told not to do the cleanse, which could contribut to the stones getting lodged in the duct. So I have not dont those.
But what I did that helped eliminate them (in addition to eating beets) is an alternative healing called 'pranic healing'. Please google it and find someone who can do this for you, in a few sessions, they can be dissolved and you can verify this with an ultrasound."
01/29/2012: Brad Shad from Providence, Rhode Island replies: "To Vandana, about questioning the liver stones. I have done 3 flushes with the second one producing the best result. Im not sure either what is being expelled except what I obviously read online. But I did read somewhere that olive oil will not co-agulate. It needs to be much cooler to bind and being 98.6 degrees it's not happening. "
01/16/2013: Alexandra from Chicago, Illinois replies: "Hello T, thank you fr your response. I am under the Care of a Digestive specialist Naturopath here in Chicago. She told me absolutely NOT to do ANY of these methods that claim to flush or pass the stones as it can put your life in danger.
You mentioned Pranic Healing. I will look into that immediately. I only care to follow any treatments under the care of my Natual Doctor. I do not and will not try anything without my docotrs apporoval. Thank you for sharing that. I will send that info to my doctor for her review.
My big questions are this: You say you had gallstones...
-Were you having gallstones attacks?
-Did you have confirmation by a doctor that you had gallstones in your gallbladder before you began any treatmen?
- If you know for a fact that you had gallstones, have you had an ultrasound to confirm that the treatment you used was successful in dissolving your stones?
My doctor tells me to ask these questions of others online. It is important to know that you have had confirmation of successful treatment. It is not enough to just say that you feel better. I hear that Chanca Piedra is promising and I will investigate the furthur as well. I thank you so much for sharing with me. I look forward to your response. It means a lot considering there are very few safe and worth while recommendations from others out there. Everyone is stuck on the olive oil and lemon juice idea and it is downright dangerous. I hope you see this and respond. Thank you again!"
[YEA] 10/27/2010: Elle from Toronto, Canada: "I have also used Hulda's flush many times with great success but have always taken the ornithine as recommended. It helps you go to sleep and stay asleep so as not to be disturbed by the discomfort you may experience through the night. I prefer using fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice with the olive oil (personal taste) and read a little trick that I tried the last time.... That is to add a tablespoon of grapefruit juice to the Epsom salts to help mask the taste and it definitely helps. I also found drinking both the oil mixture and the Epsom salt mixture through a straw helps cut down on the taste. Thanks for the apple cider vinegar tip and the magnesium advice too..... I am still making gallstones and can't figure out why. I am definitely trying all of the suggestions."Replies
[YEA] 01/07/2011: Jamiesimko from La Mirada, Ca, Usa replies: "Just did the Liver/Gallbladder flush today and watched about 120 stones come out of my body. It works. Do it! "
04/29/2010: Pat from Athens, Al, Usa: "I had my gallbladder removed in 1997 - full of stones including some that looked like "tater tots" (no kidding)
My question(s): does the body still produce these in the absence of the gallbladder? if so how and where? How are these things best eliminated? What benefits might I see if I were to follow such a cleanse? (if neede due to not having the gallbladder in the 1st place)What would be the best of the kazillion cleanses out there for such a situation (IF needed). I'm doing the ACV with baking soda, blackstrap molasses, and coconut oil already - only recently however (about a week or so now).
02/23/2011: Chanda from Luxemburg, Wi replies: "Gallstones can indeed form after removing the gallbladder. My grandma had hers out 50 years ago, but I'm in the hospital as we speak after her second surgery in two months to remove them. In fact, her gastroenterologist said he'd never seen so many stones in a patient. She pretty much lives on soda, canned food, and frozen dinners, like Ted said. I'm going to see if I can get her to drink ACV."
12/31/2012: Mo from Tempe, Az replies: "No one is answering the original question of ultrasound verification. Therefore, the flushes are a hoax."
02/27/2013: Sharin from Duncan , Az replies: "I don't know if it's a hoax or not. The 3 times I have gallbladder pain, yes they diagnosed in a hospital, when I got the pain as I am today, I've always used the olive oil lemon, if nothing else its takes my pain away. I've only had 3 attacks, in 3 yrs. I think the oil just makes them move thru a little easier, I've never seen them in my stools, though after doing the drinks. But I only do it when I feel them starting up again. I eat well, I do have kidney disease, so I have to be careful with anything I put in my body.
Good luck to all."
03/23/2010: Roro from Dublin, Ireland: "Hello,
I have just had an ultrasound and I have a Gallstone that is 1.9cm Is it possible to do a gall bladder flush with a stone this size. Will it not get stuck in the bile duct."
[YEA] 07/14/2010: Gigi from Staten Island, Ny replies: "I had my first gall bladder attack in November 2009. I knew what it was because all the women in my family have had their gall bladders removed. Ultrasound revealed that my gall bladder was completely filled with sludge and stones, but it was not enlarged or inflamed. I was told by two doctors that surgery was my only option. I refused and went the natural route. I went on a strict low fat diet, lots of fruits and veggies, veggie juices, chicken, turkey and fish. My only fat was olive oil. This helped a lot but I still had occasional colic attacks in the middle of the night and belching after eating. I went through a period of acid reflux (2 tbs. ACV and honey in warm water took care of it). Then I shifted to not digesting my food at all and throwing it up 6 hours after eating. That was awful. It prompted me to visit a chiropractor/nutritionist who was very into herbal treatment for health conditions. He has been a God send. He gave me digestive enzymes which immediately took care of the problem. He started me on liquid herbs (Milk Thistle, Stone Root, and Fringe Tree) 30 drops each, 3x/day to start dissolving the stones and thinning out the sludge. I also took spirulina, and aloe vera. After six weeks on this regimen, I did my first liver/gall bladder flush (Dr. Clarke's) and passed about 40 bright green stones, most were pea sized, a few were larger. However, I didn't notice much improvement in the way I felt. I took a break for a week then went back on the herbs and did another flush about three weeks later. I passed another 15 or so green stones, same size range. Then, I passed what I can only describe as rocks. Smaller, beige colored, calcified stones (about 20 or so). It was unbelievable. After this flush, the belching and the night attacks went away, except for two nights when I felt pressure (not pain) just enough to wake me, but didn't last long. I just completed my third flush today and passed 43 more stones. I will continue to flush until all the stones are out. I truly believe that you can cleanse and heal your gall bladder, but you have to be diligent through the process and willing to make long term changes in your diet. I have also lost weight, which is a nice benefit to my new healthy diet. FYI - The flush is easy and painless. You just have to set aside an entire day for it. Another tip for gall bladder attacks- a glass of organic apple juice and a heating pad usually relieves an attack within an hour."
[YEA] 07/22/2010: Gigi from Staten Island, New York replies: "For those of you who are afraid of flushing. . . Don't be. I wish I had done it sooner. Some of my stones were surprisingly large, but they passed with no problems, no discomfort. I do strongly recommend preparing for it beforehand. Lots of apple juice is a must as it softens the stones. Milk Thistle is good for the liver, Stone Root and Fringe Tree work on softening and breaking up stones. Take these herbs for a few weeks before flushing. The epsom salts open up the ducts so the stones can pass through easily. It really works. Go for it."
[YEA] 11/23/2010: Suzanne from Canton, Ga replies: "Just completed my first gall bladder and liver flush. I was diagnosed 2 years ago with a diseased gall bladder and was told I needed to have my gall bladder removed. At the time, I didn't have insurance and could not afford the surgery.
After much prayer, I decided to try changing my diet. I went completely organic and removed all processed foods from my diet. Began taking ACV, but not regularly. Symptoms went away for almost 2 years and I have felt great. However, recently I began to experience the dull ache just under my right rib cage again. I've been reading about Hulda Clark's gall bladder and liver flush for about 2 years and was afraid to do it. I was afraid something would get lodged and I might end up in the hospital.
But, after reading the comments on earth clinic, I decided to go ahead and try. It was as many have said easy and painless. I did experience nausea during the night, and still have a little nausea going on. I think as soon as I eat the nausea should pass. But, I have collected maybe 60 stones varying in size. The largest was about 7 cm. I will probably try this cleanse again in about 3 weeks. Thanks to everyone who posts their experiences!"
10/13/2011: Faisal from Blackburn, Lancashire replies: "Hello, did you use the 'ornithine' mentioned in Dr.Klarks method? And is it necessary to do a parasite & kidney flush before doing gallbladder flush?"
[YEA] 11/01/2011: Brenda from Calgary, Canada replies: "I just did the gall bladder flush on saturday. I followed Clark's directions with the following changes:
- for 3 days prior I took Apple Cider Vinegar twice a day. Also, the day before I took Cascara Sagrada to clean out my bowels.
- I substituted 3 fresh lemons for the grapefruit. I did not mix the olive oil and lemon juice together. I just drank the oil in one shot and then followed with the lemon juice in one shot.
- I layed down immediately on my back (head slightly raised) with a heating pad on my gall bladder and liver area. I didn't move at all for the first half hour. I had ready at one click, an old movie I enjoy watching, that I call my 'comfort movies' so the time went by fast and I was really relaxed. I turned onto my right side after that.
- I didn't take the 'ornithine' as mentioned. I did wake up at 1am, as our dog was barking, and once awake, I noticed everything really rumbling and felt a little nausea. After an hour of being awake I took a sleep aide with just 2 gulps of water. Slept till about 6:30am.
After completing the second glass of morning water and epsom salt I started to pass stones. I am still in shock at the amount of stones I passed. I think I passed close to 1000 stones. 10 stones were extremely large, about 100 mid-sized, and just hundreds and hundreds of pea size stones. My stones were all yellow/fluorescent green in color.
My right side is very tender the last 3 days but no more gall bladder pain. I am eating a very light diet to give my liver and gall bladder time to rest and recuperate.
This worked very well for me. And anyone that doubts they are stones, let me tell you, it hurt to pass the large stones out my rectum. They are hard. They have not dissolved after 3 days, as some websites that doubt this process suggest, and believe it is just a side effect of the oil and lemon juice. In my opinion, that kind of thing that resembles stones, are the result of cleansing the intestines. That's why a kidney and intestinal cleanse are suggested first before you try the gallbladder/liver cleanse. You get better results if you do (in my opinion... Once again)
Happy Health Everyone! Thank you to Earth Clinic for this site!"
01/13/2012: Desertpunky from Socaldesert, Ca/usa replies: "I have been a follower and reader of Dr. Hulda Clark since 1995. Her protocol is to parasite cleanse then kidney cleanse and then liver cleanse. She encourages this because she believes as well as her research reveals that some of the 'stones' are calcified parasites. Unburden your body of the parasites, clean the kidneys because they will be burdened by handling all the 'poisons' from the liver cleanse. The Epsom salts keep the bile ducts open by relaxing them. The stones will exit easier. I have done this cleanse several times, but busy schedule precludes me from a thorough kidney cleanse.
During the liver cleanse, usually my body sucks up all the magnesium and I don't even get loose stools, so I don't know how much of the stones come out. The ornithine is necessary to clear the brain of the ammonia of any die-off of parasites and will work for anyone with insomnia problems, despite a liver cleanse.
On another note, we as we get older have more of a problem of less acid in our stomachs than more. A shot of ACV or sip all day helps that acid increase and aid digestion. We need acid in the stomach to digest food as well as kill any parasites. These days, these doctors are setting people up for disease/parasitic issues because we are all killing the acid in our stomachs with OTC antacids, etc. For 'heart burn' we take some water with ACV to cut the upset. This is our remedy and it works for us."
01/28/2012: Vandana from Phnom Penh, Cambodia replies: "I tried this method and sure enough there were green pea like structures expelled out the next day. I, in my curiosity wanted to get these things tested. I kept them out to dry and after two days noticed the "stones" decreasing in size, they also exuded an oily stuff. The "stones" turned mushy. There were no remains of the so called stones after another two days. Finally, the picture came to the forefront. This is not expulsion of stones, it is saponification, a process somewhat like soap making. The oil, acid in and the lemon juice react to form those "stones". The epsom salt is a laxative and that is why they are expelled out. How do I otherwise see the olive oil which I drank on my drying dish? I am not at all convinced by this method. Also, how does the lemon juice and olive oil reach or have any effect on the gallbladder so as to push them out? The bile reaches the digestive tract, the food does not go through the liver. Just give it a thought before you do this. I did it and now I am convinced that it has nothing to do with liver cleanse.
Has anyone ever got those "stones" tested in a lab?
If yes, I would like to know about it."
02/14/2012: Sandy from Brookline, Ma Usa replies: "Is it safe to take milk thistle and dandelion etc. If you are on meds-venlafaxine, trazdone and gabapentin? thanx"
06/09/2012: Whisperingsage from Northeastern California, Ca, Usa replies: "Vandana; I worried about the same issue- that the green would be the olive oil. So I found someone who had taken just the Apple Cider Vinegar, and I took a quart in 3 days. I had an ultrasound and the smug tech was sure I would have stones (evidently EVERYBODY has stones). But he shut up because the results came out negative. They were gone.
Before that, I had gone on the Atkins cholesterol protocol since I reasoned stones were majorly cholesterol. Part of that I remember was Vitamin E, PABA, Vit B6, inositol, lecithin, taurine, Vit C, niacin 1500 mg, dimethylglycinate (the precursor to Vitamin B15), and a few other things. That protocol alone had me passing hundreds of the small ones first, a beautiful emerald green. As I got those out, they gradually got more painful to pass and larger, and I could pop those out 70% of the time with coffee (I am not a natural coffee drinker, but this was for medicine), sometimes peppermint and sometimes I had to resort to the vinegar. Finally, I just had large ones left and I wanted to be rid of them all and be done with it, so bypassing the oil, and epsom salts, I just held my nose and drank the vinegar in fairly large doses. That got the rest of them out. That was when I had the ultrasound and was negative.
By the way, apple juice never helped me. I think I have a fructose sensitivity and the high fructose in the apples, just kept my liver making stones.
Nobody has said this, but look up fructose rats and you will find there are dozens of studies showing fructose cause triglyceride abnormalities, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, enlarged heart and congestive heart failure, and fatty liver disease, and finally gall stones. Fructose is very bad for your liver."
[YEA] 01/27/2010: Lovelylia from San Diego, Ca: "Gallstones Pain Nausea = Nightmare!
My first gallbladder attack came on abruptly in my early twenties. I had just started school at San Diego State University. I was running to class, dodging gi-normous sheets of rain (this was in the late 90s during the infamous El NiÃƒÂ±o storms). Out of nowhere, a flood of nausea welled up from my solar plexus and I found myself doubled over. The pain was so sharp and sudden that it practically knocked the wind out of me. My boyfriend just stared at me wide-eyed and panic-stricken. After about 5 minutes, I recovered enough to make it to class, but afterward I was totally freaked out, because... I mean, what the heck WAS that?
The bouts of pain and nausea continued over the next week, and by then I was seriously tripping. All I could think was that 1. something was really, really wrong...like on an internal-organ-level, which was not something I'd ever imagined or had to deal with before, and 2. I didn't have health insurance.
So, I did the only thing I could think of at the time that my starving-student-budget would allow: I went to an urgent care center. The doctor there looked me over in hurried-urgent-care-doctor fashion and asked me 20 (or more) questions. He had the nurse give me a cup of what he called a "G.I. cocktail" which was some gooey white stuff that seemed to sort of numb my insides in a way that felt as weird as it tasted. Then he told me that, from what I'd just described, although he couldn't properly diagnose it without an ultrasound, he guessed that I had gallstones. He said that once you have them, the only way to get rid of them is by having your gallbladder surgically removed. He gave me prescriptions for an ultrasound and some Vicodin, neither of which I got filled because I couldn't afford to.
As soon as I got home, I started researching my condition on the internet. Surprisingly, I discovered that there were alternative perspectives of the disease ("I have a disease?"), its origins and how to treat it. It was pretty fascinating stuff, actually. My looming despair began to lighten to cautious optimism. Thus was my first foray into the world of alternative/holistic medicine and philosophy, where I still live to this day.
One remedy I discovered online at the time was Hulda Clark's olive oil/lemon gallbladder cleanse. I decided to go for it. I had no insurance and no money for conventional medical treatment, so why the ~hail~ not (sorry for the obscure El NiÃƒÂ±o joke :).
I followed the cleanse instructions as precisely as I could. I downed my olive oil/orange juice mixture and went straight to bed (per the instructions), overwhelmed by the competing emotions I was feeling all at once:
*** Scared ***
"What if this makes things worse and I end up in the emergency room?"
*** Skeptical ***
"It's probably a bunch of BS. Who am I to question the medical establishment's prognosis of a serious medical condition by attempting to cure it with some back alley remedy that uses $8 worth of items you can buy at a corner store."
*** Excited/Hopeful ***
"What if it works? I know it's gross, but I kinda can't wait to see what comes out."
Fast-forward to the following morning: O . M . G.
I could hardly believe it. That morning, nature called me out of bed before the sun came up, and I was stunned to see that I had just passed hundreds, I'm talking HUNDREDS of stones... and they were all BLACK. It was one of the grossest things I'd ever encountered. And the coolest. Though the quantity decreased with each round, I continued to pass more stones throughout the morning that averaged about the size of a pea. What a relief it was to know the this cr@p was no longer IN my body. It took a good deal of effort to refrain from broadcasting my experience to everyone I knew, as if they just couldn't wait to hear about the contents of my toilet.
My perspective of the Western Medical establishment was permanently altered that day. Basically, this inexpensive grocery store remedy had done what the urgent care doctor had said was not possible. I do accept that Western Medicine is necessary in some situations, but I generally find it unnecessarily invasive, as well as inadequate in its ability to treat root causes and address the whole person. As a result of my first experience with this liver cleanse home remedy, in addition to the pain and nausea subsiding, my skin cleared up and I began to lose some of the weight I had gained over the previous year. Also, during the several months following I was able to work through a LOT of emotional baggage that I had been mired in for years. From a Holistic point of view this is a perfectly reasonable and complementary side-effect of such a release.
MY LIVER CLEANSE, circa 1997:
* fruit and apple juice for breakfast
* baked potato w/ a little salt only for lunch
* no water or food after 2pm
* that afternoon, prepared solution of 3 Tbs Epsom salt & 3 cups water, stored in a container for later use
* 6pm - drank 3/4 cup of the Epsom salt water and immediately thought, "OMG...this stuff is actually considered fit for human consumption?"
* 8pm - drank 3/4 cup more of epsom salt water, "Yecht!"
* 10pm - juiced 3 medium sized oranges & combined with 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil. Took it to my bedside in a plastic lidded container. Shook it several times and then drank it fairly quickly, as I expected it to be disgusting. Actually, it wasn't so bad... the Epsom salt was way worse!
* proceeded to lie completely still face up on my bed for 30 minutes and then somehow allowed myself to drift off to sleep
* the instructions say to take another 3/4 cup dose of Epsom salt when you wake up the next morning, but NOT before 6am, then take the remainder 2 hours later. That morning I woke up before 6am and started passing stones right away. A little later, I tried to take another dose of Epsom salt water, but I only ended up drinking about 1/2 of it until I convinced myself that the cleanse was already working and, therefore, that was a good enough excuse to avoid drinking the rest of that nasty concoction. I should mention, however, that in subsequent cleanses, I have followed the instructions more thoroughly, and the results are worth enduring the taste in the end.
The instructions I've seen for this same cleanse have been slightly modified since then, and these days can be found @ http://curezone.com/cleanse/liver/huldas_recipe.asp
I've tried variations of the cleanse with varying degrees of success.
In conclusion, YEA for me."Replies
07/15/2010: Kymom from Bowling Green, Ky replies: "I loved this story. It prompted me to do the cleanse last night myself. Good success so far. I didn't decide until lunch time yesterday to go ahead and do the cleanse because I knew I was going to be off today and really couldn't wait until the weekend because we are having out of town company. So I did have a salad with grilled chicken and vinegarette instead of a plain baked potato for lunch. I felt some nausea an hour or so after drinking the olive oil and juice at bedtime so, I thought maybe the heavier lunch was the cause. I also had a terrible headache when I woke up this morning, which has been one of the symptoms that led me to seek answers. Right side discomfort and tenderness of my rib cage was the first sign that my gall bladder was probably the culprit. Have also had a few rounds with acid reflux the past year. Hopefully, the headaches will improve now that I have cleansed. Thank you to everyone for your input."
[YEA] 12/13/2011: Su from Lombard, Il replies: "After reading the many posts here (some very entertaining! ), I decided to try the olive oil/lemon juice liver cleanse because it was the easiest to do and least time consuming. This was my first stab at any type of cleanse! I don't have stones... just wanted to get the gunk out of my liver.
Had no water or food after 1pm.
Mixed 4 Tbs Epsom salt & 3 cups water in a plastic cup - 5pm - drank 3/4 cup of the Epsom salt water
7pm - drank 3/4 cup of epsom salt water - 9pm - squeezed 3 lemons and 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil into a plastic container w/lid and shook it up. Took it to the bedroom to consume. The mixture smelled AWFUL and tasted just as bad! But I managed to choke it down (with a straw to the back of my throat) in about 10 minutes The tartness of the lemons is what made it very difficult for me! I laid down immediately after, my head propped up on two pillows and managed to sleep for 2-1/2 hrs before having to make a "#1 pit-stop".
I went back to bed and slept until 5:30. Took another dose of 3/4 c Epsom salt mixture and slept until 7:30. Then consumed my final dose of Epsom mixture (yea! ). About 1/2 hour later, had a bowel movement. Peering in the bowl my stool was very dark, stringy and oily. I decided not to poke and prod at it (yuk! ), but satisfied that if the cleanse removed some of the gunk in my liver, that's enough for me! The only physical symptom I had throughout was a mild headache, but not sure if it was from not eating or from the cleanse itself."
02/10/2012: Alina from Bella Vista, Arkansas, United States replies: "I am posting hoping to get some advice about the gallbladder cleanse. I started having gallbladder pain and nausea about 2 months ago. I have done the cleanse twice now with absolutely no results. After the first cleanse, I thought maybe I did something wrong, maybe I missed something. The next time, I made sure I followed the instructions exactly as described in the Hulda method. The next morning I had some cramping and 2 normal bowel movements, no diarrhea, no stones, no chaff. I used 4 tbsp epsom salts. I am so disappointed. I am gagging on all these concoctions with no results, and continue to have the gallbladder discomfort. I have read numerous success stories and I am wondering what is wrong with me and why this seems to work for everyone else."
02/10/2012: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi Alina, Could it be liver pain as opposed to gall bladder? Some years ago I did the gall bladder cleanses, whilst I'm glad I did it was not the answer to my pain. It turned out I had other liver issues. You could try milk thistle, dandelion and turmeric to help the liver. In addition if you are getting the pain after eating also try digestive enzymes and/or ginger. Also check your ph level and if necessary do one of the alkalizing remedies here.
Excess iron can cause liver pain so the next time you are at your Drs ask for the iron tests, do at least the ferritin and also saturation levels. All the best.
All the best."
02/10/2012: Carolyn from Abilene, Tx, Usa replies: "Have you been diagnosed with gallbladder problems, or are you self diagnosing? I thought my gallbladder was causing me pain as well since ultrasound showed a small stone, but after my gastro later checked me and performed a biopsy he said it's not gallbladder, but an h pylori type organism causing my problems."
[YEA] 01/17/2010: Matt from Tallahassee, Fl: "Gallstones - Liver / Gallbladder Flush
If you have gallstones, this WORKS! Absolutely. Follow the protocol and you will get relief and be stronger afterwards. I had to go to the ER at 4AM several months ago because of a gallstone attack. Dr. recommended surgery. I tried this instead and DANG if it didn't flush out over 400 stones and MAN I feel better. No more food allergies, breathing better no more reflux. It's a blessing =)!
Used the following protocol:
*Over 4 days, Consumed 1 gallon of organic, cold pressed Apple Juice (in a glass bottle).
*Ate 1 organic apple each day of the cleanse, between breakfast and lunch
*Day of cleanse (5th day) --- Fresh, organic fruit for breakfast (Watermelon, Figs, Kiwi, Papaya OR grapefruit.. Choose ONE, but eat as much as you want.
*Vegetable soup for lunch with beets, carrots, garlic, onion, turmeric, pinch of sea salt and oregano (liver and gallbladder supporting vegetables)
*3 PM -- 6-8 ounces of walnuts
*5PM & 7PM -- Epsom salt -- one and a half level tablespoons of Epsom salt in 8 ounces of warm, purified water.
*Between 9-10PM -- Olive Oil & Juice -- Drink Â¾ cup (6 ounces) of organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. A small amount (2 tablespoons) of freshly squeezed orange, grapefruit, or lemon juice may be added to improve the taste (optional). Immediately after drinking the oil, go to bed and lie on your right side with your knees drawn up to your stomach for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, you can stretch out and go to sleep. If you experience cramping, walk around for ten minutes or so and then go back to bed. You may also feel nauseated during the night. This is due to the release of stored toxins from the gallbladder and liver. This is normal and a sign the Liver Gallbladder Cleanse is working.
Works like a blessing =)!! Best of luck to all"
[YEA] 02/11/2010: Stratkat from Marlin, Texas replies: "For whom it concerns -
I just finished the liver/gallbladder cleanse/flush.
It worked!!! Pass almost 100 stones... the largest 1/2 in diameter.
Thanks for the post..."
[YEA] 02/22/2009: Robert Henry from Ten Mile, TN: "My wife and I do 3 liver and lymph detox's a year at the direction of our anti-aging doctor. It is a 10 day limited fast will lots of minerals and vitimins. I think it is the 3 days of only crucifers that does the detoxing. However, we always end this fast with Hulda Clark's liver flush using epsom salt, olive oil and lemon juice. After several years, we do not get stones, just a little gravel. I presume if we had kidney stones, they too would pass. Lots of apple juice is a player in cleaning up your liver and kidneys.
At church this morning, it was announced that an older lady friend had been taken to a Knoxville hospital last night and sent home with the prognosis of kidney stones. I gave her son in law Earth Clinic's web site, but am not optomestic that she will use the lemon juice and olive oil cure. It's too cheap and simple. I could expound for hours on how this site had helped us . Especially in addressing Demodex mites and sinus congestion. That story also repulses most folks. The solution must come from Big Pharma."
[YEA] 05/09/2009: Peakeszoo from Albany, Oregon replies: "I have suffered from gallstones and attacks for a couple of years. A friend of mine brought me the gall stone flush recipe 3 days before I was scheduled to have my gallbladder taken out. I figured it was worth a try. I cancelled my appt to have surgery and did the flush instead (epsom salts, apple juice, olive oil and grapefruit juice). The flush worked. I passed hundreds of green stones from lima bean size to small gravel/sand sized. I felt no pain, or nausea at all. The epsom salts (mag. sulfate) do cause diarrea and a cleanse of the system. There was no discomfort in this, just time spent in the bathroom. The cleanse has had no bad side effects at all with me...and I repeat it every 4-6 mos as needed. It does not taste good and swallowing the cocktails is the hardest part. But the flush does work and I recommend it to anyone with gallstone issues.
Now I am reading and understanding that a maint. level of magnesium should be taken daily as that could be the cause for my constant need to re-flush...that along with my diet.
Try the natural methods...it works! Doctors do not know how to make people well...that is not their job, they only treat symptoms to make people feel better. My doctors (other than my naturopath) were baffled that these natural flushes have worked. I don't think they believe me. They keep telling me eventually I will have to take my gallbladder out. My answer is I will do what I can to avoid that as God put my gallbladder in my body for a reason! Doctor's also don't tell you that when your gallbladder is removed, you have a much higher chance of getting intestinal cancer due to the bile dripping constantly into your intestines.
email me if you want the recipe...I will share it for free."
09/25/2009: Janie from Senatobia, Mississippi replies: "Please send me the recipe for the flush. Thanks."
10/20/2009: Erin from Olympia, Wa replies: "Would you please email me with the recipe? Thank you very much!"
10/27/2009: Gloria from Pocatello, Idaho replies: "I'm looking at having my gallbladder removed due to stones and so much pain. I would love the recipe for this flush. Thanks."
11/02/2009: Debrae from Detroit, Mi replies: "Please send me the recipe that you used. I was diagnosed with gallstones more than once and am afraid that surgery will be the only option that my doctor will recommend. Thank you!"
11/09/2009: Meski from Fort Wayne, In replies: "could you please send me the recipe for flushing gallblader?"
EC: Here is a free .pdf for Hulda Clark's flushes that someone posted on EC in 2008: http://www.herbalparasitecleanse.com/herbal-cleanses-online.pdf
11/11/2009: Janet from Bogota, Nj replies: "Please email me the recipe, I was diagnosed with gallstones and my dr. recommended a surgery. Thank you"
06/22/2010: Candy from Odessa, Tx, Usa replies: "I have been experiencing pain in my lower back and gradually travels to my abdomen followed by vomiting. This has been going on for 2 years and has become more frequent this year. This pain is so excruciating and almost always starts anywhere from 11pm and can last til about 7am. I have gone to the ER on several occassions and all those times I have been told that I have a UTI. Just recently I went to the ER and demanded to have something else done other than a urine sample and finally I got a CT scan and ultrasound done. To my surprise the doctor informed me that I had gallstones and had one stuck in the duct. I was told I was going to have surgery that very same day to remove my gallbladder and I was all for it! At this point I wanted anything done just to relieve me from the pain. To my disappointment I was given a shot for my pain and was told I had to make an appointment for the surgery since it was not severe. I just recently lost my job due to the days I've missed living with this aweful pain that keeps me up all night and leaves me just feeling so lethargic. I have no money for surgery and so my only comfort is taking Advil at night. I got to reading this website and am willing to try a natural cure. Please if there is anyone willing to help me out I would be most grateful!"
EC: Hi Candy,
The page with the most successful remedies for gallbladder pain is here: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/gallbladder-attack-treatment.html
06/23/2010: Diane from Everett, Wa replies: "I have had the same pains that you talk about and it was a kidney infection. It went from my bladder to my kidneys. They gave me an iv with some strong antibiotics. I've also had my gallbladder out and my pains were definitely different than yours. Mine felt like a cement block was sitting on my chest, right n the middle. I also vomited because the pain was so bad and i couldnt lay down to sleep, only sitting up in a recliner helped. A sonogram showed the stones. Your gallbladder is on your right side sorta under your ribs. Make sure your local hospitals dont have a charity program for low income, or no insurance patients. Both of our hospitals do. Good Luck"
07/26/2011: Hassan from Lahore, Pakistan replies: "I AM FACING GALLSTONES FROM 2 YEARS NOW I HAVE STONES THAT ARE SIZED 2CM AND ALONGSIDE I AM HAVING A FEW MORE PROBLEMS THAT ARE DIABITES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, BREATHING PROBLEMS AND JOINTS PAIN. SO I WANTED TO KNOW THAT IS IT SAFE TO USE THE ABOVE MENTIONED PROCEDURE. AWAITING REPLY REALLY BADLY AS THE PAIN IS HARD TO BEAR"
07/27/2011: Sanjay117 from Titwala, Maharashtra, India replies: "dear hasan
i hope that all ayurvedic medicines are available in pakistan
i frequently use following decoction(kadha in my loical lang that is marathi)for any liver related problem very successfuly
(1)bhui anola----1 spoon----(phyllanthus niruri)
(2)anantmool----1 spoon----(hemidesmus indicus)
(3)maka---------1 spoon----(eclipta alba)bhangra in punjabi
(4) gokharu-----1 spoon----(tribulus terestris)
(5)sharpunkha-----1 spoon----(tephrosia perpuria)
(6)triphala------3 spoons----(anola, bibhitaki and haritaki)
hard boil mixture of these powders in one liter of water for half an hour taking care it doesn't burn(on very low heat)
add enough sugar for taste(100 gms)again boil it for awhile and filter
take after every meal 3 to 4 teaspoons of this decoction
keep away from meat for few days
do not opt for srgery to remove stone!
you should be alright within 15 to 20 days!
09/23/2011: John from London, Stamford Hill replies: "peakezoo please send me the recipe as well, masterdadon(at)hotmail.com thankyou"
09/21/2012: Fierce from San Fernando, Trinidad And Tobago replies: "Hello ted, right now im in extreme pain. About 4years now I have a lot of gallstones. Just over a year I also found out that I have thyroid problems. I want to know if I could try the 6day cleansing remedy.. Please assist"
[YEA] 12/15/2008: Donna from Port Huron, MI, USA: "... To the person who might be breaking up gall stones in the liver and being in a lot of pain passing those stones, it is a good thing to pass those stones. I passed a lot of them at once, and immediately my energy level increased. Now I understand what is meant by a sluggish liver. But I passed all those stones, hundreds of them in one evening, by using a liver cleanse. There are many of them described on the internet. I found one that used lemon juice, olive oil, grapefruit juice and Epsom salt. I took this at night, woke up in the morning and passed all those stones painlessly, and lost about 3" on my waist overnight. I know that because I had to tighten my belt. The Epsom salt (food-grade) apparently relaxes the muscles enough to open the ducts to allow the stones to pass out easily. I was amazed at their size..."Replies
04/16/2009: Dwayne Merrick from Independence, Missouri replies: "What were the measurements of the ingredients?"