Recently I had an episode of bad heartburn, which, for me means I must need to do a gallbladder flush. (I used to have chronic heartburn/reflux which stopped completely after I completed a round of gallbladder flushes. Now I do them a few times a year as indicated by a return of heartburn.
I picked Wednesday of this past week to do the flush, but realized I didn't have a grapefruit in the house. Once I did lemon juice and olive oil for the flush but thought it tasted awful and not nearly as easy to get down as the grapefruit juice and olive oil.
I did have pineapple juice in the house and decided I would try that. I keep tweaking my gallbladder flush procedure to make it as tolerable as possible.
I think juices only on the day of the fast are ideal, but I needed more energy to function so I did have cream of wheat with blueberries for breakfast and a home-made non-fat pita for lunch. I drank carrot juice and pineapple juice.
I used the Epsom salt water at 7 and 9 pm.
At 11 pm I used 1/3 cup olive oil and 1/3 cup pineapple juice. VERY easy to get down and not bad tasting at all.
I used a castor oil pack over the liver overnight during the flush since that seemed to help a lot one other time.
Thursday I used Natural Calm to keep the flush going instead of Epsom salt. Epsom salt in the morning is nearly intolerable to me.
I had a very successful flush and got out a lot of stones. Seemed like more than a gallbladder's worth, so maybe some came from the liver?
Conclusions: Pineapple juice did not hinder and may have benefited the flush.
Castor oil packs overnight on the night of the flush do seem to benefit. Plus I sleep great with a castor oil pack. I didn't wake up until 5:30 in the morning. No discomfort.
~Mama to Many~