Natural Gallstone Remedies

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Gallbladder Cleanses   35  3   

Posted by Christine (Toronto, Canada) on 12/10/2006

[YEA]  Tried the modified olive oil flush by taking 2 tablespoons olive oil daily with lemon juice. Don't bother! Sure it may get rid of some stones. And they come right back. That's the problem with the olive oil flush. If you do not address the underlying condition, you are stuck.

The underlying condition can be allergies, which can be caused by systemic candidiasis. Also, the Bircher-Benner Clinic of Switzerland believed gallstones to be caused by chronic infections that the gallbladder attempts to encapsulate with gallstones.

Many people struggle with systemic candidiasis which can be caused by living in a home with airborne mold. Constantly breathing in mold will give you a killer fungal infection that you won't be able to beat unless you move.

Apple cider vinegar, marshmallow root tea (made by soaking the cut root overnight in cold water), and horsetail tea can help dissolve the stones. Also, kombucha is said to be a cure for them if you live in a non-moldy environment - it won't brew in a moldy environment.

Posted by Debbie (East London, South Africa) on 11/02/2006

[YEA]  My doctor wanted to sign me in to have my gallbladder removed, and i only had ONE tiny gallstone. Ridiculous! I immediately went onto the internet and did some research... (find it below) i did the cleanse and wow, I could hardly believe what came out. Small stones 4x the size of the one that showed up on the scan. Thank God for research.

Liver Gallbladder cleanse - Liver flush by Dr. Hulda Clark (slightly adapted, for South Africans)

Liver cleanse and gallbladder cleanse flush NO surgery
MAIN Ingredients:
• 1/2 Cup Olive Oil (Extra Virgin)
• 1 Big grapefruit (1/2 cup freshly squeezed or 3 lemons)
• 4 tablespoon EPSOM salts
• 3 cups water

Other things you'll need:
• NB: Deworm yourself 2 days before you start!!!
• 1 cup water (to sip after Epsom salts)
• Honey (to take the bitter taste away)
• Peppermint oil (for nausea, from health shop)
• Colander to collect the stones and clear jar with lid to store
them in.

Choose a day like Saturday for the cleanse, since you will be able to rest the next day. Take no medicines, vitamins or pills that you can do without; they could prevent success. Stop the parasite program and kidney herbs too, the day before.

Breakfast & lunch: with NO-FAT NO SUGAR. (soft food is best) such as cooked cereal with fruit, fruit juice, bread and preserves or honey (NO BUTTER NO MILK), baked potato or other veggies with salt only. This allows the bile to build up and develop pressure in the liver. Higher pressure pushes out more stones.

2:00 PM. Do not eat or drink after 2 o'clock. If you break this rule you could feel quite ill later. Get your Epsom salts ready. Mix 4 Tablespoons in 3 cups water; pour into a jar. This makes 4 servings, 3/4 cup each. Set the jar in the refrigerator to get ice cold (for taste only).

6:00 PM. [[1]] Drink one serving (3/4 cup) of the ice cold Epsom salts. Drink a few mouthfuls of water after wards, it will taste sweet.

8:00 PM. [[2]] Repeat by drinking another 3/4 (three fourths) cup of Epsom salts. You haven't eaten since two o'clock, but you won't feel hungry. Get your bedtime chores done. The timing is critical for success. (extra: Add a few drops of peppermint oil to avoid nausea)

9:45 PM preparation. Measure 1/2 cup olive oil in a 'quick-shake' or cup size jar. Wash grapefruit well in hot water and dry; squeeze by hand into a measuring cup. (MUST BE FRESH). You should get 1/2 cup full, now add to the olive oil. Close the jar tightly with the lid and shake hard until watery (only fresh
grapefruit juice does this). Now visit the bathroom, even if it makes you late for your ten o'clock drink. Don't be more than 15 minutes late. You will get fewer stones.

10:00 PM. [[3]] Drink the potion you have mixed. You may want to take sleeping capsules with the first sips to make sure you will sleep. You may use honey to chase it down. Take it all to your bedside; drink it standing up. Get it down within 5 min. (15 min. for very elderly/ weak persons). LIE DOWN IMMEDIATELY.
You might fail to get stones out if you don't. The sooner you lie down the more stones you will get out. Be ready for bed ahead of time. As soon as the drink is down lie flat on your back with your head up high on the pillow. Try to think about what is happening in the liver. Keep perfectly still for at least 20 minutes. You may feel a train of stones traveling along the bile ducts like marbles. There is no pain because the bile duct valves are open (thank you Epsom salts!). (extra: Lie on your right side). Go to sleep, you may fail to get stones out if you don't.

Next morning, [[4]] take your third dose of Epsom salts. If you have indigestion/ nausea wait until it is gone before drinking Epsom salts. You may go back to bed. Don't take this potion before 6:00 am. 8:00am. [[5]] Take your 4th (the last) dose of Epsom salts. You may go back to bed again.

[[6]] After 2 More hours you may eat. Start with fruit juice. Half an hour later eat fruit.

[[7]] 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 colander or net to make sure you collect all stones. 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. The bowel movement sinks but gallstones float because of the cholesterol inside. Calcified stones and stones containing protein may sink, but colander will catch all stones. 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.

[Note: I started passing chaff through normal bowel movements after my 4th colon cleansing fast, approx.. after a total of 4x14= 56 days of total colon cleansing within 9 months. The chaff continued in normal bowel movements for 8 months! Thousands of tiny stones, looked like small popcorn and small bee pollen granules, others looked like moth wings. Sometime I would drop at one bowel movement 50 -100 pea size stones that would float in the water. It was truly an experience. Almost daily for 8 months! When I did my first Dr. Clark's liver cleanse I immediately dropped over 200 pea size green and tan stones, and when I examined them I was shocked. They crushed in my fingers and what I found was pure fat, pure cholesterol. Can you imagine hundred of them. Also in my second liver cleanse I had the same experience].

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.

How safe is the liver cleanse? It is very safe. My opinion is based on over 500 cases, including many persons in their seventies and eighties. None went to the hospital; none even reported pain. However it can make you feel quite ill for one or two days after wards, although in every one of these cases the maintenance parasite program had been neglected. This is why the instructions direct you to complete the parasite and kidney rinse program first. This procedure contradicts many modern medical viewpoints. Gallstones are thought to be formed in the gallbladder, not the liver. They are though to be few, not thousands. They are not linked to pains other than gallbladder attacks. It is easy to understand why this thought: by the time you have acute pain attacks, some stones are in the gallbladder, are big enough and sufficiently calcified to see on X-ray, and have caused inflammation there. When the gallbladder is removed the acute attacks are gone, but the bursitis and other pains and digestive problems remain. The truth is self-evident. People who have had their gallbladder removed surgically still get plenty of green, bile coated stones, and anyone who cares to dissect their stones can see that the concentric circles and crystals of cholesterol match textbook pictures of "gallstones" exactly."

One lady here in East London, recently had her healthy gallbladder removed and they found zero gallstones!!!! Shocking hey!!!


Replied by David
Msp, Mn
[YEA]   I also have done this cleanse and had no ill effects what so ever. Each time I passed 150 - 200 stones of various sizes and colors. It was very easy to do and the one thing I varied slightly....I used about 3/4 of a cup of olive oil and the same of fresh pink grapefruit juice.
Replied by Zam Pergaminelli
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
[YEA]   Gallbladder cleanses is a must for everyone. My husband has 2cm stone confirmed by specialist and extremely in pain. He do the treatment and improved so much in 2 weeks! Me and my mom did too though we do not have the sickness. The differences you will notify : pee like river, no stomach bloated, No pain behind waist, dont feel tired, knee athritis going. Simple, easy, cost saving and immediate result, if you follow what was instructed. If you feel dizzy, use freezed towel and put on your head and cover.

Posted by Dan (Largo, FL) on 09/17/2006

[YEA]  I've done about 20 liver & gall bladder flushes over the last 23 years.

I agree about the confusion on "soap stones", which of course are not gall stones. I've never agreed to such claims, as there are just too many that come out even if you do liver flushes a week apart.

If that's all that is expelled, there's a good chance that there are missing steps that look "optional", but actually are vital to the procedure. I say "vital" because the lack of these steps could actually prove dangerous.

I learned how to do a liver flush from my brother who cave me a copy of the procedure developed by Dr.Kelley.

The big difference is he uses apple juice with Phosfood drops for several days to a week before the flush. The malic acid in the apple juice and the phosphoric acid in the Phosfood drops act to soften the stones. If the stones aren't softened, they may not pass, and you've just wasted a lot of your time and half a cup of perfectly good olive oil. etc.

Also, if the stones aren't softened, they may get stuck, and I'd guess if you check around you'll find cases where people had to get emergency medical treatment because of a flush gone bad.

Another missing step that I've seen is the Epsom salts. I've seen procedures where this step was called "optional". I beg to differ. The Epsom salts is a necessary part of the procedure. The magnesium sulfate serves three purposes.

First, it causes an evacuation of your gut by relacing all of the sphincter muscles. This is important, because if your intestines are full of food, the oil won't have as big a reaction. What we're trying to accomplish here is a huge spasm of the gall bladder to as completely evacuate it as possible. That's why we take so much oil. But this does no good if the intestines are still of food, as the sensing of oil in the duodenum is what causes the gall bladder to contract. (I've also assisted the contractions with gall bladder massage, but that's another story.)

Secondly, the Epsom salts magnesium causes the bile ducts to relax and dilate. This allows any larger stones (if present) to pass without getting stuck. And once again, we don't want' half measures on this, as you look kind of silly when you have to call 911.

So, these two steps are vital. You might as well not do a flush if you're going to skip these two steps. Yes, the Epsom salts tastes bitter. No, that's not a good reason not to take it. Thirdly, the magnesium helps to relax you so you can actually sleep with an otherwise uncomfortable feeling in the abdomen. So, these two steps (apple juice phosfood and Epsom salts) are not optional. They are important to the procedure and may help debug any lack of success that one may have had when omitting them

Replied by Gallstone Removal
Houston, Texas
[YEA]   I tried your gallstones cleansing suggestion and lo and behold, I passed out a lot of stones - much more than I expected. I did not eat anything other than the red organic apples for 2 days [even though they say the green is better and I did the flush with epsom salt, olive oil, and lemon. I did not need to use honey ['cos I could tolerate the taste or peppermint oil ['cos no nausea.Thank you for your post. It works
Replied by Kim
Boise, Idaho
Help, I'm afraid I half-did the liver flush! And only now am I symptomatic for gallstones. I had NO gallbladder issues prior to attempting the cleanse. Don't get me wrong, I'm a believer, which is why I'm posting to sort this out without consulting a big pharma drug rep, I mean a medical doctor. I had been on a Candida Cleanse for several weeks at the time I decided to try the liver/gallstone flush. Candida Cleanse diet includes NO Sugar but plenty of protein. Meat, non-starchy veggies and healthy fats (nuts, seeds, olive oil). I did NOT use apple juice prior to the liver flush because Candida Cleanses require NO sugar. I used ACV diluted in water several times a day for 6 days prior to the liver flush. The day of the cleanse the Epsom Salts did NOT aid in evacuating my intestines (which had been stopped up more than usual due to the high protein diet). I drank the oil/lemon juice mixture, laid down and felt movement in the area of my liver. I woke early am and vomited up the salts and olive oil mixture and could not bring myself to continue by drinking more salts.

The day after the flush I had this terrible physiological feeling that I'd messed something up in my body. I took Milk Thistle to support my liver for a few days after the flush and I believe this worsened my symptoms, I felt very tight and full and didn't want to eat. It actually helped to massage my stomach just below the ribs in a downward motion as if to work a knot out of my stomach. Finally these feelings went away but I started the Milk Thistle again recently and boom the symptoms came right back from only one pill a day (also was on a girl weekend eating fatty foods). I have been suffering some type of mild attacks ever since. Biliary Colic? Pancreatitis? I just get the feeling that I got some stones stuck somewhere they shouldn't be. My symptoms have come and gone over the past 2 months usually lasting around 4 days each time.

Symptoms are:
Discomfort just below the rib cage but not necessarily on the right side. Heaviness in the chest/heart burn and a little shortness of breath sometimes. Tightness like a band around my mid-back (as if wearing a too-tight bra). Sometimes relieved by eating only to start up again an hour later. I eat a very healthy diet. Worse when laying down and as the day progresses, better when standing up. I do NOT have any nausea or vomiting. I consulted a naturopath who gave me a powdered anti-inflammatory to stir in water (plenty of Turmeric judging by the color) and drink and also suggested Castor oil packs (did a few times but so messy). Neither of these remedy's seem to help the acute symptoms. I feel like I need to do the liver cleanse correctly and unstick stones but I'm afraid to do more damage or cause more inflammation. Any help?

Replied by John
Blackburn, Lancashire


Replied by Timh
Louisville, Usa
John, the internet is literaly littered with gallbladder flush protocols. There are essentially two types: 3 day full flush, and 1 day mini flush. I have used both with good results. As a first-timer I would go with the full flush.

P.S. I would not recommend using Olive Oil as it will remain in your physical memory as an unpleasant substance, I.E. It may make you sick to use it in foods. Canola is a good substitute. The original olive-oil for G.B. Flushing is simply a commercial boost concocted by the natural health industry. After more than 10 yrs of doing the cleanse, I currently cannot use Olive Oil without getting nauseous.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Hi Dan, maybe your dad would profit from reading Barry Groves' book Trick and Treat. He talks about gall stones, how you get them and how to prevent them. According to Barry Groves gallstones come from eating too little fats. The less fats one eats the worse it gets and as when people eat a bit of fat the stones move they think that they should avoid fats even more which makes things worse. I have eaten quite a bit of fats all my life, or at least I have never avoided them and although I am 54 my gallbladder is completely clean as shown in an ultrasound scan I had a while ago.
Replied by Vreed27
Granite Falls, Wa
Hi Kim. It's best if you eat vegetarian for the week before you do the cleanse. Protein and dairy causes your liver/gallbladder to work too hard and it needs to be rested before the cleanse. Make sure to eat plenty of apples and fresh apple juice. I've heard that you can take malic acid (which is the reason why you need to drink the apple juice) if the sugar in the apples are too much. The malic acid is necessary to soften the stones so that they will be albe to pass successfully without too much pain. Search on Hulda Clark and Andreas Moritz for more info on some good gallbladder/liver cleanses. Hope this helps.

Posted by Alexa (Phoenix, AZ) on 09/12/2006

[YEA]  RE Dr. Hulda Clark's gallbladder/liver flush: While many would like to say that the gallstones obtained from a gallbladder flush are simply the products of the flush ingredients, that does not explain a few things I have experienced in performing the flush.

While fresh, more recently formed gallstones are the pea-green characteristic of new bile and might be supposed to be related to the olive oil used in the flush, there are several types of stones obtained in a flush. Tan, granular stones are also observed, as are dark-colored "pigmented" stones (pigmented by bilirubin) as well as yellow, fatty chaff.

Further, the olive-oil-stone theory does not in any way explain the presence of bile-duct flukes unseated by the cleanse. These were identified as Opisthorchis sinensis -- apparently my sushi-eating years left some souvenirs behind.

You can "explain away" stones all you want, but it's pretty hard to make olive oil into flukes complete with visible proboscis.

Posted by David (Tampa, FL) on 09/09/2006


Posted by Chris (Monroe, GA) on 06/28/2006

[YEA]  A friend's wife did this cleanse and passed over 200 gallstones. He gave it to his father in law in Orlando and he is 72 years old. He passed a bunch and went to his doctor and his gallbladder was perfectly clear. He had another doctor to examine him with the same results. Me, I am using Apple Cider Vinegar the name is _______ and it is organic. This is suppose to soften the stones and dissolve them down so they will not get caught in the bile or pancreatic duct. If they do it can be fatal. My dad had pancreatitis from a blocked pancreatic duct and bile duct. It was discovered so late that he later chose hospice. A stroke was involved also. He would have been a diabetic because the pancreas formed necrosis, and was cut three times which released enzymes that are digestive and they go to the internal organs and start digesting them. Be careful with gallstones. Some are pea size some are marble and some form together and will not go through the ducts.

Posted by Melva (Red Lake, ON) on 04/16/2006

[NAY]  I tried the gall stone cleanse and couldn't believe the amount of "stones" and "gravel" I passed. I showed the stones to my doctor and he agreed that they were indeed gallstones. Then he suggested that another ultrasound be done and whoops! All the original stones were still sloshing around in there. So we sent some "stones" to a lab and the report came back - "These are NOT gallstones". So I have concluded that the ingredients of the cleanse form the stones, with the oil stimulating the gallbladder enough to add bile for the greenish coloring

Replied by Lynn
Calgary, Ab
There are stones in the liver as well, maybe you need to do more clenses to remove all the stones. When the liver is purging stones they end up in the gall bladder and then they have to leave the gall bladder.
Replied by T
Maryland, Usa
My father had his gallbladder removed, but subsequently had incidents requiring hospitalization to remove stones from the bile duct. He has serious heart problems (congestive heart failure, a-fib, majorly blocked arteries) and also takes a ton of meds including blood thinners, which makes things tricky when you need surgical procedures on short notice. Months ago the symptoms began yet again. This time I printed out info on the lemon juice/olive oil flush and he decided to do it. Given his existing health problems I was very guarded, so I kept careful watch, ready to whisk him straight to the hospital if needed. The cleanse went off without incident; he passed some stuff and has not had a symptom since! Did he pass "real" stones? I have no idea. All I know is that he definitely was in the same boat he'd been in several times already and was on course for yet another hospital stay - the flush put a fast and clear stop to it, sparing him another dangerous hospitalization and the painful stomach needles he always has to take for days afterwards to thin the blood back out in a hurry.

That cheap and easy remedy spared him a LOT of pain and trouble and potentially dangerous complications. So say what you will - I know for a fact that IT WORKS. And I (and he) have Earth Clinic to thank, as this is the place I learned about it. This site is so truly a blessing, I could never praise it enough :)

Replied by Sherry
East Alton, Illinois
I am trying to find out about the one that wrote this review- T from Maryland, about her father. Could you please tell me the lemon juice/olive oil recipe that he used and the instructions please. Thank you, Sherry
Replied by T
Maryland, Usa
Hi Sherry,

I had collated info for my father on the flush from different sources after reading up - there's different protocols out there but they are pretty similar overall. If I recall correctly, the one he followed was this: He drank a lot of apple juice the day before and day of the flush (it's supposed to help soften stones). On the day of the flush he ate light and healthy foods (no fats), and didn't eat anything after about 1 or 2 pm. About 6 pm he drank Epsom salts in distilled water - you mix up about 2-3 tablespoons in 3 cups of water, and drink half that at 6 pm, and the other half at 8 pm. The Epsom salts are to dilate the ducts for easier passage of stones. Sounds really gross but he said it wasn't as bad to drink as you'd figure. You can add some citrus juice to help if the taste is really that bad for you.

At about 10 pm, he drank 2 ounces of olive oil mixed with 2 ounces of FRESHLY SQUEEZED lemon juice (don't use bottled). You need to mix those 2 together very thoroughly - shaking well in a jar with a lid works well - and drink it all down quickly. Go immediately to bed and stay there, and lay on your right side for awhile. At about 6 am, drink some more Epsom salts in water if you can. A couple of hours later you can start taking in some fruit juice, and awhile after you can start to eat again - eat lightly.

You want to take it easy for a day or two and you'll want to be near a bathroom, so do this on a weekend or whenever you have a couple of days off work. I've read that you can repeat it if necessary, but don't do it a third time without waiting a couple of weeks in between. He only did it the one time and has had no problems since, but if he felt any discomfort he'd do it again. As maintenance, he drinks some apple juice regularly and also sips some fresh lemon juice in water. He now takes milk thistle and dandelion root as well, and has cut down on fatty foods.

I'm no doctor and the usual caveats apply here - ask your own doctor about your health concerns, especially if you're on meds or have pre-existing conditions. My dad has serious ones and this didn't harm him a bit (on the contrary, it kept him out of the hospital!), but everyone is different and you need to learn as best you can what is right for you.

I'll add that some protocols I've read have people taking a lot more of the lemon juice and olive oil, repeatedly over a short time. That protocol seems to have more reports of making people vomit (little wonder!). At no time did my dad feel nauseous on the one he did, which uses much less oil/juice. We figured that if it didn't do the whole trick, he could just repeat it. I'd personally rather do it that way than take so much in at once.

Posted by Mel (Philippines) on 02/01/2006

[NAY]  According the the research of bill sardi, (, stones removed after lemon-olive liver flush, are 'soap stones". it is the result of the chemical reaction in the digestive system with the olive oil, lemon and epsom salts. i proved it myself after performing the liver flush procedure. in the ct scan result after the procedure, tiny stones still remain in my gallbladder. the allegedly flush stones, which i kept in a sealed container, melts after 3 days. I now conclude that that the procedure touted to remove gallstones only temporarily eliminate the symptoms attack. it will not cure the the problem. For me, the best cure is to dissolve the stones naturally and change your diet that may cause gallstone to form again.

Posted by Tara McDonald

[YEA]  Here is a remedy for removing gall stones. I removed over 150 in one session - a few the size of peas, with the rest being small or tiny. Instead of being hard, the olive oil makes them soft like jello.

Anecdotal Symptoms.
I did this cleanse just in case I might have any - my only symptom being that I got small sharp pains on my right side just under my ribs (where the gall bladder is located) whenever I tried to go jogging.Others reported eating and then vomiting and/or feeling like they were going to die - the pain so intense as far up as their heart, that they could not call out for help.

Buy really nice extra virgin olive oil (organic) - it will taste better and give you a better cleanse.
Buy lots of lemons.
If you eat meat regularly, stop eating meat for a few weeks / a month before you start the fast.
If you have access to a natropathic doctor, you may want to consult them regarding this cleanse, especially if you have concerns regarding intestinal parasites - they must be dealt with first.

The Fast.
Go on a liquid fast for 3 days of watered down juice and water, making sure your juice is clear juice for the second and third days.

The Cleanse.
On the evening of the third day, start taking a tablespoon of olive oil every 15 minutes followed by sucking (not chew) on a wedge of lemon, or having a spoonful of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Do this until you have consumed about 2/3 of a litre of olive oil if you weigh about 125 lbs, or a whole litre if you weigh about 225 lbs ( until you cannot possibly take another spoonful). Go to bed.
When you wake up with an urge to use the washroom, your gall stones will come out by the dozen with liquid. You will want to be close to the bathroom for a few hours. If you have a scientific interest, this will be really cool. Some will be red, most will be varying shades of green - some bright like newly sprouted grass.

Post Cleanse.
Eat light meals after the gall stones have finished coming out.
Maintain a diet that includes raw fruit and veggies, and avoids processed and highly processed foods.

The large gall stones come out last, and you may need to do more than one cleanse to get them all out. In a family rampant with gallbladder removal operations, I got all mine out of my gall bladder in one go, and will instead keep my health and my gall bladder because of this cleanse.

Also, another cleanse designed to alleviate allergies and other health problems claims to remove gall stones and their precursors from the liver with only one day of fasting in a cleanse that uses epsom salts. I do not know anybody who has tried it, but it sounds interesting.

Good health to you!

Replied by Janis
Renton, Washington
[YEA]   Removing gallstones:

Removing gallstones recipe-
3/4 cup virgin olive oil
1/4 cup pure lemon juice

Here is what you do.

Pick a day that you want to do this cleanse. On this day eat and drink anything up until noon only. Do not eat anything after 12 oclock noon, can drink water only. At bedtime, mix together your olive oil and lemon juice, drink it all down. Go right to bed. Lay on your right side with your right knee bent towards
your chest as high as comfortable.T his procedure will cause your gallbladder to contract and expel your gallstones. Your gallstones will start coming out with your next bowel movement.This has helped my aunt and my step father remove gallstones.This mixture doesn't taste real good but it can and probably will work for you.

My disclaimer is that I am not a doctor and I am not prescribing medicine but only sharing the benefits of healthy foods. I am 60 years old and I have done this cleanse myself. Its easy, inexpensive, quick and simple.

My step father experienced a side effect of diarrhea with this but myself and my aunt did not.The diarrhea could happen but not neccessarily, so just be prepared just in case.

Replied by Anonymous
Park City, Usa
[WARNING!]   I would just like to ad a WARNING. I have read alot about gallbladder cleanses and some insist that you must drink apple juice for a few days before the cleanse and also use epsom salt the day of the cleanse. The reasons for this is the apple juice seems to make the stones soft and mushy and the epsom salt opens up or expands the BILE DUCTS so that the stones don't get stuck.

Research this very GOOD, before making that choice. I don't doubt that you or your family has had sucess doing it your way, but just think everyone should really put alot of thought and planning into doing a gallbladder cleanse. So GOOGLE and research several articles, PLEASE! I wouldn't want someone to be rushed to the emergency room, in pain and a hard stone stuck in their bile duct and have to have an emergency surgery. Again, I do believe you, it's just a personal choice of mine.

Replied by Sacredsoul
Charlottesville, Va
Does anyone know if there is a compound unique to lemon that makes this work, or will lime or orange do just as well? I am allergic to lemons (and hate grapefruit). Any alternatives you know of would be appreciated. Thanks!
Replied by Plozaique
Nassau, Bahamas
I read somewhere that you can use sour apples or sour grapes.

Posted by Connie (Chino Hills, CA)

[YEA]  I have done the olive oil-lemon treatment about six times. I found it to be very successful in removing the gall stones. EAch time I did the cleanse my stones got smaller and smaller. I probably have expelled between 300 and 500 stones. Unfortunately for me I still have the pain in the gall bladder area. Is it possible that the gall bladder was so stretched and distended that it is permanently damaged in some way. I know I don't have more stones, but do still get some sludge. A side note: I have used the epsom salts with and without the cleanse and find that it relaxes the musles a bit when the stones are being expelled. Doesn't seem as painful.

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Posted by Yesi (Washington, Dc) on 09/21/2011

I have 2 gallbladder polyps that are 6mm and 3mm in size found during an ultrasound because I was having pain on my right side. Laughing triggered the first pain which went away. The second pain felt when I woke up one morning. I have been on a lowfat diet but all I have read and heard is that only surgery is an option for polyps.

However I have also heard of dissolution therapies and would like to know of other natural remedies if any that have helped anyone or if there are any recommendations. I would really like to avoid the risk and post op complications and future risk of other cancers because of gallbladder removal I have heard about. Any help is appeciated.

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Posted by Jotay (Mishawaka, In) on 08/15/2013

I was diagnosed with gallstones today and told I need to get my gallbladder out. They wanted to schedule me with a surgeon. I said no, I want to wait. I don't have insurance, but mainly I don't want surgery!

I have read so much on here and everyone seems to have horrible pain. I haven't had bad pain. All I really have is a miserable icky feeling in my upper stomach. Like I ate a huge meal and it is just sitting there... Sometime feels rancid. It's truly awful. I dont read on here about anyone else experiencing this. So a part of me is wondering if my symptoms are something else, aside from the stones.

I asked the nurse on the phone the if the stones were big and she called me back after talking to the dr and said he didnt say. Gotta love that. So I have no idea.

I have terrible back pain regularly and don't sleep well on normal nights so the cleanse concerns me because I cant lay still or sleep. So how do I do that. Also what if the stones are big? will I be able to pass them?

So many questions.... Any advice?

Replied by Ed2010
Try the following juice therapy in any fashion.

Drink at least 2 litres of juice daily, combination of un pasteurized apple juice, lemon juice, tamarind juice, Apple cider vinegar with water. Drink 1 chanca piedra tea daily, to break the stone. Gall stone pain will symptom in pain starting from right chest to the back. Also, cramp and pain starting from right shoulder till the forearm. Take rest for the whole week as you will be continuously peeing when you are in juice therapy. This is a very safe therapy and you will not loose any minerals as you are replenished with minerals from apple juice, lemon juice, carrot juice. Good Health

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, USA
Dear Jotay, I will trust others here to answer your questions about a gall bladder cleanse/flush as I haven't done one. However, I have had severe gall bladder pain and sometimes just the general misery and gnawing feeling in my upper stomach, but it is under control and has been for years. I hope to never need the surgery.

Apple Cider Vinegar helps me a lot. 1 T. in water twice a day.

Figuring out what foods bother you is a help too. Fried foods, fast food, coffee, MSG and dairy bother me and I avoid them.

You could try some comfrey leaf tea to heal your general gut misery.

Also, making sure you are getting plenty of water and/or herbal tea (1l2 gallon a day) is important. If your system isn't moving regularly, be sure to get that under control. Adding Blackstrap Molasses (1-2 T. daily) is a help for that, as is the water and lots of fresh fruit and veggies. Juicing is great if you have a juicer and can afford all the veggies for that. In fact, trying a once a week juice only fast may help a lot to clean our your system in general.

Oh, yes, and a castor oil poultice over the pained area. Look up castor oil poultices on this website. I would have a lot of relief from discomfort in 1/2 an hour usually.

Finally, when I hear you say "rancid feeling in the stomach" I think, "charcoal". 1 t. To 1 T. a day may help in cleaning our your system. (take in 8 oz. of water or you could take 4 charcoal tablets a day, just not witin two hours of medication.)

Hope you find relief soon. Let us know what works for you!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Dennis (Indianapolis, Indiana, United States) on 02/05/2013

Several months ago I had a gall bladder attack. After several days I felt a lot of fluild come out of my gall bladder, this helped the swollen feeling. I had an ulta sound that showed a very small stone in my gall bladder and my right kidney was swollen. I have crawling in my intestines and pain in my kidneys, but not all the time it comes in spells. Also I can't gain any weight and have a general weak feeling. Any help would be great. Thanks and God Bless. Dennis

Replied by Ed2010
Oakville, Canada
Try the juice therapy for Gall Stone attack and Gall stone removal -

It is safe and healthy. Don't repeat the same juice daily, you should alternate. You can drink apple juice in the morning, lemon juice afternoon after a meal, again evening apple juice.

Also, mix 1 tsp apple cider vinegar in the apple juice for additional benefit.

Good health.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
One of the easiest and most effective methods for gallstone removal is just to take 1000 mgs of organic chanca piedra capsules(or just drink the tea form) three times a day at mealtimes. CP dissolves the stones by making the calcium in the stones more soluble. Chanca piedra will also get rid of kidney stones in the same manner and has a high reputation for clearing excess calcium problems -- like gallstones and kidney stones -- in the body.

Gallstones aren't really a gall bladder problem at all -- they are a liver problem which primarily occurs due to too much calcium(too much dairy) and too much fats and oils(especially vegetable oils) in the diet. So taking milk thistle, ALA and selenium will also help the liver to cope which will also help you to avoid gallstone problems in the future. Taking a teaspoon of granulated lecithin at mealtimes is also highly beneficial for the liver and for gallstone removal and prevention.

The fact that you can't gain weight could also indicate very poor digestion. Taking Betaine Hydrochloride, protease enzymes and alkalizing with sodium bicarbonate and water should help to improve this problem and help you gain weight as well.

* Take betaine hydrchloride tablets with every meal. This will help to supply the necessary chlorides and will address the root cause of your stomach acid problem.

* Take pancreatic enzymes containing bromelain and papain at every meal. This will aid proper protein digestion in both the stomach and duodenum.

* Take Sea Salt(not refined table salt) -- 1/4 to 1/2 tspn with water once per day -- outside mealtimes. This helps to supply chlorides for proper stomach acid production. It also helps to supply minerls to the body.

* Take Magnesium Chloride -- 1/4 teaspoon once per day -- taken at mealtme. This also helps to supply chlorides for proper stomach digestion. It also helps the liver and aids in killing off pathogens in the intestines. Magnesium will also help dissolve your gallstones.

* Alkalize the intestines using Ted's Sodium Bicarbonate and water remedy. Take this remedy 1/2 hr to 1 hour after every meal. This remedy helps to promote proper alkaline digestion in the upper intestine and also addresses a possible lack of bicarbonates in the pancreatic juices.

*(Optional) Kelp Extract -- regular advised dosage -- Iodine is also necessary to help regenerate stomach acid.

Regarding your intestinal crawling sensations, it's also fairly well known that parasites can hide in amongst gallstones and your crawling sensation in the intestines might be related to this. So best to get yourself checked for parasites as well. The Hulda Clark remedy is a good one to get rid of parasites.

Replied by Carole
Bury Village, West Sussex,, England
How long can one take Chanca Piedra? Is the capsule form better than the tincture? I am currently taking the tincture for dissolving gallstone.
Replied by Bill
San Fernando, La Union, Philippines
Hi Carole... I have used Chanca piedra extensively. It was part of my own candida cure to keep both calcium and sugar levels down in my blood. I have also used chanca piedra for other people and I know how good it is at dissolvong gallstones and kidney stones. It even cures gout. The best form is just an aqueous solution -- the alcoholic extract is not as good as the water extract. I live in the Philippines where Chanca piedra grows everywhere and is a weed and I use it alot as a diuretic cleanser for my body to periodically purge and cleanse the blood. CP is also strongly antiviral -- it can cure Hep B and they are currently researching CP for its beneficial effects against HIV AIDs and cancer. CP is a very powerful herb and yet there is no known overdose limit to this herb -- therefore its very safe.

I took strong doses of CP for a whole year non-stop for my candida problem and it did nothing but good and helped and contributed to my own eventul candida cure.

I made the CP decoction directly from picked herbs but the tea or capsule forms are also good ones to use.

Replied by Carole
Bury Village, West Sussex,, England
Hi Bill.... Thank you for taking the time to reply. I am trying an intensive protocol to try and dissolve the gallstone (lots of help from this froum). It will be interesting if the CP also helps keep under wraps the Candida! I am just about to re-order and so will try the capsule formula and also order some herbs to use as a tea. I am also taking Gold Coin Grass - and I understand from my research that taking both at the same time are ok. GCG (l tablespoon) first thing in the morning and then the CP three times a day (20 drops) with food. I just wonder how long it will take with my 2.8cms stone! ?! I have a scan on the 17th to see if there has been any change. I am interested in the Chinese surgery.... But probably mad to consider that! We shall see..... I enjoy this forum as I am learning a great deal. And I (and my dog) are a huge fan of ACV!


Posted by Carole (Pulborough, West Sussex, England) on 12/08/2012

Hi again! Has anybody actually dissolved a large clacified gallstone and how? Info given was helpful and interesting - but I cannot find anybody/evidence when a large stone has been dissolved.

Thanks. Surgery really only option I feel as although I have been able to get the pain/discomfort under control through diet/acupuncture, I am finding I cannot exercise without setting off discomfort!

Replied by Louwrence
Rustenburg, North West, South Africa
Hi Carole, I have with liver flushes expelled gallstones as big as my thumb. For your own sake do not go the medical route, I know people who went that route & they had endless problems & had to have more ops. @ developed brain tumors, if you have a look at the meridiams gallblader & brain tumors are on the same meridiam. Have a look on the net how to do a liverflush, it is cheap & painless & you resolve a lot of other health problems, you probably have a lot of headaches, shoulder pain, pain down the side of your leg. Just do it.
Replied by Carole
Pulborough, West Sussex, England
Thanks for your reply. I am working with a Chinese doctor acupuncturist.... However he says there is nothing can be done! You were very brave.... I have been told not to try a flush! Just wish I could find somebody who had done it - local to me - who could 'hold my hand' as it were.

All the best.

Replied by Policychecker
Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland
Who is telling you it will not work I have been studying naturopathic Medicine for the last Five years and had been studying health for 5 years before that, I Have done it and so has my partner on three occasions. I'm in the uk.

Everyone I have spoken to who had surgery has regretted it, absolutely every single one of them.

I suggest you get a book called the Amazing Gallbladder and Liver Flush by Andreas Moritz (sadly not with us any more but this book is very good on the subject of everything you need to know about Flushes. And you do need to know it all before you start. You can get it on kindle

My Partner was instructed to have immediate surgery less than six months ago, No other option given, she had jaundice and was very ill. We did the flush and when she went for her scan her gallbladder was totally cleared, totally. The chap that did the second scan couldn't believe it, and called for the surgeon who was blank faced. His comment "it must of passed by itself. My comment was why didn't you tell us that was an option or possible he said, as he blushed "it was so rare". I said he was talking B*****'s and we left.

Replied by Louwrence
Rustenburg, North West, South Africa
Hi Carole, do not let people influence you not to do the liver flush, maybe they have hidden agendas, it is cheap, painless and quick, it is not rocket science to do a flush, as Isaid if you operate you are going to have a lot of problems in the future. You can not just remove a very im portant organ that is absolutely essential for digestion & not expect to have complications. 2 people developed brain tumors that I know of, how many more that I do not know of have the same problem. It is your body so you must decide & live with the decision.
Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
Hi Carole, Upon reading your post, my first thought was, I find it hard to believe a TCM Dr. would say there was nothing that can be done. Today is Sunday otherwise, I'd go to my TCM Dr. immediately and ask him about this for you! So, instead I decided to do some research and found this for you:

"The Chinese name Jin Qian Cao applies to two different herbs capable of dissolving gallstones (One is actually called Guang Jin Qian Cao). However, both are known as Coin Grass. The most popular of these herbs is the Jin Qian Cao herb (Lysimachia christinae). However Guang Jin Qian cao herb (Desmodium styracifolium) is also very effective. Either one works so well it is hard to say which is best. Many formulas use equal parts of both and this seems to be the most efficient."

You can do a search yourself and there is quite a bit of information that comes up on this. I'd either take this info to your TCM Dr. or find a new one! Chinese medicine can pretty much address anything where the body is out of balance. I hope this info helps. Lisa

Replied by Carole
Pulborough, West Sussex, England
Hi Lisa, You have been exceptionally kind in doing this on my behalf. Dr Sun has been helping with acupuncture. At my request I started on the Gold Coin Grass tea - however at Sensible Health it was suggested that this was not ideal - it should be the tincture which will help more. I have all my research now and the information you have given too. I see Dr Sun (who really is a lovely man! ) again on Monday and it will very much be.... can you help me any more?

The Liver Cleanse book has also been helpful and I read that again last night and it gives dosage for the GCG and also another herb Chanca Piedra.

I had hoped to find somebody who had actually used the herbs and had a positive outcome.

Thank you for taking the trouble on my behalf - much appreciated. I just feel that I cannot exercise without the back discomfort and so am restricted..... Which is frustrating! xCarole

Replied by Carole
Pulborough, West Sussex, England
I know! That's why I'm hanging in there trying to find the answers as I do not want the gb removed! I read the Liver Cleanse book again last night and see the thinking behind the GCG and Chanca Piedra pre any liver cleanse.

I also have a wonky thyroid and it flipped hyper - probably as a result of stress following my mother's death. So I have been getting that under control - which it now is and, interestingly, gb surgery could not go ahead until thyroid bloods were within range. So I thought that was a very good 'sign' that I should be looking at what else to do....

I had hoped to work with somebody/therapist - rather than do this on my own..... too high anxiety levels to want to do this on my own, I'm afraid to say.

Thanks for answering - I do appreciate the time you have taken. xCarole

Replied by Carole
Pulborough, West Sussex, England
Thanks for taking the time to reply. Yes I have the book and read it again last night and looked at the Chanca Piedra and Gold Coin Grass again. I am going to give it a try and see if I can at least dissolve the stone somewhat before a flush. I know I want to keep the gb! xCarole
Replied by Rawfoodenergy
Eb, East Sussex
I'm in East Sussex and I have done many flushes. They do work and they are safe. You can do a small one and see how you feel. Don't eat any fat for a few days before doing one. There are different liver/kidney/Gallbladder flushes. Andrea Moritz has mostly accurate information.
Replied by Carole
Pulborough, West Sussex,, England
Thank you for posting. I have read the Moritz book again and just putting together all the info and still feel I want to try dissolving the large stone if I can. Just getting fit again after the horrid time of the hyper thyroid issues... when my body seemed to go completely out of balance. I think you have given me good advice and try a mini cleanse first. Carole

Posted by Theherbwitch (Camden, Sc, Usa) on 06/24/2012

I used to own 3 herb stores, and I have assisted many, many, people (including myself), in removal of gallstones through diet/herb combinations. Not only is it highly probable that you can be successful doing this, you must also realize that rarely does one remove the stones from more than one bile duct at a time using a cleanse. Therefore, it is necessary (and most people do NOT like this) to REPEAT the cleanse once every other month for a few months, in order to get rid of the stones, then go on an herbal maintenance program to address the cholesterol issues one had to have in the first place for the stones to form. The bile ducts are like "fingers"between the liver and gall bladder. When the stones block this opening, this is when an "attack" occurs. Also, cleaning the colon FIRST is not optional, as you can get very sick if you don't. Ihaveseen many, many people do a cleanse, get rid of a JARFUL of stones, then go back to their old dietary habits and change nothing, then are shocked when they have to have a gall bladder removed, on an emergency basis, because it is diseased and dysfunctional.

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