LIVER & GALLBLADDER CLEANSE INSTRUCTIONS
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These are optional cleanse directions based on the protocols of Dr. Hulda Clark.
If you decide to follow these cleanse directions, please keep in mind that although it is best to stay as close to the schedule as possible, if you miss a day or two you can simply pick up where you left off.
If you need help to clarify the cleanse directions, please give us a call, but please note that we cannot give medical advice of any sort.
Refer to these directions for the original Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse and the Vegetarian Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse.
The Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse and Flush is a two-part cleansing protocol: Liver Support Tea (Part 1) and the 2-day Liver Flush (Part 2). One of the most fantastic cleanse protocols of Dr. Hulda Clark’s is the Liver Flush, but you should never attempt this when constipated.
For the best results drink the Liver Support Tea for 1 to 2 weeks prior to the Liver Flush. Consider doing a total of five Liver Flushes with a resting period of two weeks between each Flush. You can continue to stay on the weekly Parasite Cleanse Maintenance Program during the Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse, but refrain from taking your Maintenance dose during the 2-day Liver Flush.
Everything you eat, drink, breathe and absorb through your skin is purified and detoxified in your liver. Everyday your body is being polluted by harmful chemicals and what your body doesn’t eliminate ends up getting stored in your body, including inside the liver. Dr. Clark’s Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse and Flush helps lighten the load on your liver and gallbladder with a systematic cleanse that helps maintain your liver’s vitality.
How does your liver function?
It is the job of the liver to make bile, 1 to 1 ½ quarts (1 liter to 1 ½ liter) per day. The liver is full of biliary tubes that deliver the bile to the common bile duct. The gallbladder is attached to the common bile duct and acts as a storage reservoir for bile, which aids in the breakdown of proteins and fats. Eating fat or protein triggers the gallbladder to squeeze itself empty after about 20 minutes, and the stored bile finishes its trip down the common bile duct to the intestine.
The biliary tubes in a healthy liver allow the bile to flow with minimum restriction into the common bile duct. The Liver Support Tea and Liver Flush may help you maintain healthier and cleaner bile ducts and thereby continued good flow.
How often should you perform the Liver Flush?
This depends on the toxins you eliminate. Initially, you may repeat the Flush at two-week intervals. This allows your organs to get enough rest in between. After your initial Flushes, a quarterly or semi-annual Flush may be enough.
Cleansing Your Liver
Your body produces and eliminates waste every second. You can see your body releasing toxins in four different ways, through:
- Lungs by breathing
- Skin by perspiration
- Kidneys by passing urine
- Large intestine by bowel movements
Your liver is the biggest and most important organ in your body. It has everything to do with how you live - that’s why it’s called the liver. Your liver condition can determine how long you will live and how well you look and feel. You have two main filters for detoxification. The first one is your liver. Your blood carries nutrients and waste from the digestive system through your liver filter. Your liver breaks down the toxins and absorbs the nutrients. Your blood travels out of your liver, partly clean, into your kidneys, your second main filter.
Your kidneys keep the nutrients in the bloodstream but relieve toxins through urination.
Too afraid to do the Liver Flush?
Here are simple ways to gain courage to Flush the liver and gallbladder.
1. Test how you react to Epsom Salt:
If you have Magnesium Sulfate capsules then take 1 capsule daily and increase dose by 1 capsule per day, until you are taking 15 capsules. If you have Epsom Salt crystals take 1 teaspoon dissolved in ¾ cup cold water and increase daily by no more than 1 teaspoon until you’re taking 3 teaspoons. Do not take more than 3 teaspoons at once. Stop this practice run when desired!
2. Test how you react to Olive Oil:
Take 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil with 1 tablespoon of freshly pressed, cold, grapefruit or lemon juice.
Increase by 1 tablespoon daily:
Day 1 - Take 1 tbsp. of oil + 1 tbsp. of juice
Day 2 - Take 2 tbsp. of oil + 2 tbsp. of juice
Day 3 - Take 3 tbsp. of oil + 3 tbsp. of juice
Day 4 - Take 4 tbsp. of oil + 4 tbsp. of juice
Stop this practice run when desired and start the Flush!
3. Read about other people’s experiences online
Search online for "liver flush"
Precautions: Please read thoroughly before attempting the Liver Cleanse & Flush
The Liver Flush is generally safe for people in reasonable health and without complicating factors. Consuming fatty foods may carry a comparable risk. Regardless, please adhere to the following precautions. This information is not intended to replace the advice and treatment of a healthcare professional who specializes in the treatment of diseases. Do not Flush when constipated. Get the bowels moving regularly first. Should you be occasionally constipated, you can take the Digestive Aid Cleanse and Parasite Cleanse, both of which help to regulate the bowels. If you are chronically constipated please consult with your healthcare professional. Once your bowels are moving regularly, for best results, do the Dr. Clark Kidney Cleanse and the Liver Support Tea before the Liver Flush. You want your kidneys, bladder and urinary tract in top working condition so they can efficiently remove any undesirable substances absorbed from the intestine as the bile is being excreted.
Do not Flush when ill. Consult with your health professional to get an X-ray and CT scan before doing the Liver & Gallbladder Flush if you suspect you have an obstructed bile duct or gallstones.
Please follow the detailed directions in this kit. If you change these recipes you might expect problems. The liver is quite sensitive. If you plan to make changes, be sure to seek the assistance of a qualified healthcare professional.
Do not take medications, vitamins or supplements that you can do without during the Flush. They could prevent success. Make sure you check with your physician first.
If you are taking medications, please check with your physician prior to the Flush. Ask about known interactions to the items in the Liver Cleanse kit.
The Flush is only for individuals over 18 years of age. Although individual use on the product labels suggests that it can be used for adults and children 12 and over, for safety we do not recommend anyone under 18 years to go through any of the cleanses, except the Dr. Clark Parasite Cleanse modified for minors.
Do not take during pregnancy or lactation. Keep cleanse items away from children.
Make sure you are able to tolerate Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt) before you attempt the Flush. People unable to tolerate Magnesium Sulfate may suffer a negative reaction, even death. People have died as a result of Epsom Salt overdose. See testing procedures on the previous page – Test how you react to Epsom Salt.
If you experience initial symptoms of hypermagnesemia such as nausea, vomiting, and weakness, discontinue use and contact your doctor.
You will get diarrhea after taking the Epsom Salt. This is a normal reaction. In fact, please contact your healthcare professional if you do not experience diarrhea.
Liver Support Tea Preparation
- Add ½ bag (½ cup) of herbs to 2 quarts (2 liters) of water. Bring to a boil.
- Turn off the heat source and cover with a lid.
- Let mixture soak for 6 hours or overnight at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
- Strain herbs. You can save the stained herbs, storing them in the freezer, and use one more time. The second brew will not be as strong.
- Optional: Add natural sweetener, such as honey, to the tea. You can also add fresh coconut water.
Drink 3 cups of Liver Support Tea daily for 1 to 2 weeks prior to the 2-day Flush. If you miss a day or two, simply pick up where you left off.
Preparing for the Liver & Gallbladder Flush
It’s highly recommended that you complete the Parasite Cleanse and Kidney Cleanse before you do the 2-day Liver Flush. Completing these cleanses helps to clear the channels of elimination. If you purge the toxins out of your liver and do not have clear elimination channels, you run the risk of recirculating toxins, and this can make you ill. If you are following the weekly Parasite Cleanse Maintenance Program, take your Maintenance dose within seven days of starting the Liver Flush, but refrain from taking the Maintenance dose during the Liver Flush.
Step 1: Schedule 2 days to complete the Liver Flush - Start on a day that allows you to rest the following day.
Step 2: Prepare for a zero fat diet – For best results stop eating fat and protein the night before you begin the Flush. On day 1, continue eating a zero-fat breakfast and lunch. For best results, finish eating by 12 PM with only sips of water thereafter. This allows the bile to build up and develop pressure in the liver. Higher pressure pushes out more toxins. Limit the amount of food you eat to the minimum you can get by on. You will purge more toxins if you do.
Step 3: Assemble supplies not included in the Liver Cleanse kit
- Fresh pink grapefruit - 1 large or 2 small, enough to squeeze ½ cup juice. Wash grapefruit twice in hot water and dry before cutting it open. You can substitute lemon juice for grapefruit juice. Squeeze 1 lemon and add enough water to make ½ cup of liquid. Adding natural sweetener is optional.
- 1 pint (½ liter) jar with lid
- Make sure you have at least ½ cup Olive Oil on hand. Light Olive Oil is easier to get down. Choose Extra Virgin Olive Oil because it is cold pressed.
- Honey (optional for sweetening)
Step 4: Organize items on the supply list
- Pint jar (½ liter) with lid
- Epsom Salt – 60 capsules Magnesium Sulfate OR 4 tablespoons Epsom Salt crystals
- Olive Oil – ½ cup
- Citric Acid – ½ teaspoon
- Vitamin C – ½ teaspoon (if using Epsom Salt crystals)
- Fresh pink grapefruit (or lemon) – enough to squeeze ½ cup juice
- Honey – 1 tablespoon (optional)
- Ornithine – 4 to 8 capsules (don't skip this or you may have difficulty relaxing)
- Large drinking straw
- Black Walnut Hull – 1 teaspoon tincture OR 2 capsules
Liver & Gallbladder Flush Schedule
For best results stop eating any fat the night before. For the remainder of the Flush eat no fat and no artificial sweeteners. Fruit and fruit juice are fine. No dairy, butter, oils, meat, eggs, nuts/seeds or sweets. Before you start the Flush read the entire list of precautions.
8:00 AM: Eat a zero-fat breakfast and lunch such as cooked cereal, fruit, fruit juice, bread with preserves or honey (no butter or milk). Oatmeal is the most ideal choice. For lunch eat plain cooked or steamed vegetables with white rice. Do not eat any protein foods such as butter or you might feel ill during the Flush.
2:00 PM: Do not eat or drink after 2 PM, otherwise you could feel quite ill later. Make sure you have 60 capsules of Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt) handy (you will take 15 capsules per dose for a total of four times per Flush). If you prefer to drink the Magnesium Sulfate dissolved in water you can either buy Epsom Salt or pull the capsules apart.
If you use Epsom Salt crystals, mix 4 tablespoons and ½ teaspoon Vitamin C in 3 cups water and pour into a jar. This makes four servings, ¾ cup each. Store in refrigerator.
6:00 PM: DOSE 1 Take 15 capsules Magnesium Sulfate (or ¾ cup Epsom Salt solution) with no more than ¾ cup water. If you are drinking the Epsom Salt solution you may bite into a lemon or rinse your mouth, but spit out the water. Get the olive oil (ozonated if possible) and grapefruit out if not already at room temperature.
8:00 PM: DOSE 2 Repeat by taking 15 capsules Magnesium Sulfate or ¾ cup of Epsom Salt drink. You haven’t eaten since 2 PM, but you shouldn’t feel hungry. Get your bedtime chores done. The timing is critical for success.
9:45 PM: Make the grapefruit and olive oil drink
1. Pour ½ cup (measured) olive oil into a pint jar.
2. Wash grapefruit twice in hot water and dry; squeeze by hand into a measuring cup. Remove pulp with fork. You may squeeze lemons in the juice also. You should have at least ½ cup juice (measured). Add this to the olive oil. Close the jar tightly with the lid and shake hard until watery (only fresh grapefruit juice does this).
3. Add ¼ to ½ teaspoon citric acid to the olive oil-grapefruit mixture to improve taste. Stir until dissolved. Do not drink yet!
4. Have 2 capsules of the Green Black Walnut Hull or 1 teaspoon tincture and 4 to 8 capsules of Ornithine ready.
5. Now visit the bathroom one or more times, even if it makes you late for your 10 PM drink. Don’t be more than 15 minutes late or you may not be as successful with the Flush.
Before going to bed make sure you have the following on hand:
- Grapefruit/Olive Oil drink
- 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
- Ornithine (4 to 8 capsules)
- 1 teaspoon Green Black Walnut Hull tincture or 2 capsules
- Cinnamon (optional)
10:00 PM: Drink the Grapefruit/Olive Oil mix standing or sitting up. Get it down within 5 minutes (15 minutes maximum). Drinking through a large plastic straw helps it go down easier. You may use cinnamon or honey to chase it down between sips. Have these pre-measured. Take the oil mix to your bedside if you want. Remember to take 2 Black Walnut Hull capsules or 1 teaspoon of tincture and 4 to 8 Ornithine capsules with the first sips. Four Ornithine will help you sleep through the night. Take eight if you already suffer from insomnia.
Now lie down immediately. Don’t get out of bed and don’t eat. You may fail to get toxins out if you do. The sooner you lie down the more toxins you will get out. Be ready for bed ahead of time. Don’t clean up the kitchen. As soon as the drink is down lie down flat on your back with your head up high on the pillow. Try to keep perfectly still for at least 20 minutes. You may feel toxins traveling along the bile ducts. There is no pain because the bile duct valves are open due to the Epsom Salt. Go to sleep. You may fail to get toxins out if you don’t.
Expect diarrhea in the morning.
6:00 AM or Later (next morning): DOSE 3 Upon waking, take 15 capsules Magnesium Sulfate (with no more than ¾ cup water) or ¾ cup of Epsom Salt drink. If you have indigestion or nausea, wait until it is gone before taking the capsules or Epsom Salt drink. Do not take before 6 AM. You may go back to bed.
2 Hours Later: DOSE 4 Take the last dose of 15 Magnesium Sulfate capsules or ¾ cup of Epsom Salt drink. You may go back to bed again.
After 2 more hours: You may eat. Start with fruit juice. You may add another ½ teaspoon of citric acid to get even more toxins out. Half an hour later eat some fruit. One hour later you may eat regular food but keep it light. Don’t eat too much fruit and avoid sweets. Start with vegetables. By dinner time you should feel recovered.
Usage Warning: Consult a healthcare professional before starting this cleanse if taking medication, or if you have a medical condition. Do not take this cleanse if you are pregnant, nursing, or below the age of 18 without consulting with a healthcare professional first. If you have adverse reactions or other symptoms, discontinue taking cleanse and seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional.
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*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Although some of us or our customers may be interested in the research and statements of Dr. Hulda Clark, this company does not adopt any health or disease related claims based on her work or otherwise. The directions are provided for educational purposes only and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice from your healthcare professional. The cleanses are for adults only. We do not recommend anyone under 18 years to go through the cleanses. Interaction with Medication and Other Supplements: If you are taking medications, you should check with your physician or pharmacist before cleansing. You may also search online for: Interaction with Medications and Supplements. Please read full disclaimer here.