I've done about 20 liver & gallbladder 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.
MR SARDI IS WAY OFF BASE. I FIRST HAD AN ULTRASOUND THAT SHOWED MY GALL BLADDER WAS SO FULL OF STONES THAT THE SMALL ONES HID THE LARGER ONES FROM VIEW. I THEN DID THE OLIVE OIL GRAPEFRUIT JUICE EPSOM SALT FLUSH. I PASSED SO MANY GREEN STONES IT WAS UNABLE TO COUNT. YOU KNOW, THE ONES SARDI CLAIMS ARE NOT STONES. WELL, I THEN HAD A SECOND ULTRA SOUND. ALL THE SMALLER STONES WERE GONE EXPOSING LARGER STONES. I SAVED THE STONES FOR THE DOCTOR. HE SAID THEY WERE A FORM OF STONES AND THEY DID NOT MELT. I DID A SECOND FLUSH AND PASSED SOME WHITE HARDER STONES. ON A THIRD FLUSH, I PASSED A HARD WHITE STONE THE SIZE OF A SMALL WALNUT AMONG OTHERS. I WILL SAY THAT I DO USE SARDI'S PRODUCTS EVEN THOUGH HE IS MISINFORMING THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE FLUSH. I AM LIVING PROOF. PLEASE NOTE, IF YOUR LIFESTYLE AND EATING HABITS DON'T CHANGE,YOU WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE STONES.
I tried the gallstone 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.
According the the research of bill sardi, (www.knowledgeofhealth.com), 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 the procedure touted to remove gallstones only temporarily eliminated 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.