Gallstone Flush & Liver Detox – Recipe & Cleanse Info

With the exception of the skin, the liver is the largest organ in the body and performs over 500 functions, far more than any other organ in the body. We cannot be healthy or recover from illness without a strong, clean well-functioning liver. If the liver is unable to carry out its full function, not only does it become congested and weak; all other organs will be more challenged as a result.

Imagine how much happier you liver feels after releasing these!

If you want to do more specific liver cleansing, you can try a Liver/Gallstone Flush at home. This flush can be done in just 24 hours, so it is easy to fit into a busy schedule. It is recommended that you have done a full 7-day cleanse prior to this flush, mainly to take the toxic pressure off your organs and to be sure that your body is alkaline.

In the days before the cleanse, it is important to avoid fried and fatty foods so your liver is not over-worked or stressed. Avoid avocado, cheese, nuts and fatty meats for at least 3 to 5 days before this cleanse. If you work a normal Monday – Friday work week, it is best to plan to do this cleanse on Friday night, that way you have the entire weekend to rest, relax and recover.

Mix Olive Oil and Fresh Lemon Juice in a bottle

The most common recipe to use for this cleanse comes from Dr. Hulda Clark’s book A Cure for All Diseases. If this is the first time you are trying this cleanse, I recommend that you use this formula, outlined below. If you release more than 200 stones in the first flush, it is recommended that you repeat the cleanse every 6-8 weeks until you have less than 20 stones come out. It is believed that you may have to release up to 2,000 stones to rid yourself of allergies linked to liver congestion. On my first Gallstone/Liver Flush, I released 600 stones – no joke!

Please note that with Dr. Clark’s recipe, she recommends using ornithine to help you sleep and she also recommends to do a parasite cleanse before you do the Gallstone Flush. If you want to do those things, that’s ok; personally I have never used ornithine and I’ve done this cleanse 13 times in the past 10 years. I did not do a parasite cleanse initially, although I have done them since…in my opinion you do not have to do a parasite cleanse prior to this flush, but admittedly you may get better results if you do so.

Preparation

Eat a diet high in alkaline-forming foods and low in fats for at least 3-5 days before the cleanse.

Help to gently prepare the liver by having a glass of fresh apple juice every day for 1 week prior to the cleanse. Apple juice helps to dissolve the stones.

Gallstone Live Flush Ingredients

  • Epsom salts (Magnesium Sulfate): 4 tablespoons. (You can usually buy this at your local pharmacy.)
  • Olive oil: 1/2 cup or 125 ml (light olive oil is easier to get down).
  • Fresh pink grapefruit: 1 large or 2 small, enough to squeeze 1/2 cup (125 ml) juice. (Or use 7-8 fresh lemons/limes: squeezed into 1/2 cup juice.)
  • 1 liter jar with lid.

Gallstone Liver Flush Instructions

Choose a day like Friday or 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 too, the day before. Eat a no-fat breakfast and lunch such as cooked cereal, fruit, fruit juice, bread and preserves or honey (no butter or milk). This allows the bile to build up and develop pressure in the liver. Higher pressure pushes out more stones.

Mix Epsom Salts and Water, marking the bottles with a black marker to know how much to drink each time

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 Tbsp. in 3 cups (750 ml) water and pour this into a container or jar. This makes four servings, ¾ cup (185 ml) each. Set the jar in the refrigerator to get cold (this is for convenience and taste only). Note: I also make the 9:45pm drink described below at 2pm and I put it in the fridge, ready to drink later. Making all the drinks at my last meal makes me feel more committed to do the cleanse, and I can prepare everything while not feeling hungry. I highly recommend that you do this too, and do not allow any re-negotiation to skip the cleanse for another day just because you feel slightly hungry at 6pm.

6:00 PM. Drink one serving (¾ cup) of the Epsom salts and water drink. If you did not prepare this ahead of time, mix 1 tbs. in ¾ cup water now. You may add 1/8 tsp. vitamin C powder or 1/4 fresh lemon squeezed to improve the taste. You may also drink a few mouthfuls of water afterwards or rinse your mouth.

8:00 PM. Repeat by drinking another ¾ cup (185 ml) of Epsom salts and water drink. Get your bedtime chores done. The timing is critical for success.

9:45 PM. Pour ½ cup (measured) olive oil into the pint jar. Squeeze the citrus fruit (fresh grapefruit, lime or lemon) by hand into the measuring cup. Remove pulp with fork. You should have at least ½ cup. Add this to the olive oil. Close the jar tightly with the lid and shake hard until watery. Do not drink it yet!

Now visit the bathroom one or more time, 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. Drink the potion you have mixed. Take it all to your bedside if you want, but drink it standing up. Get it down within 5 minutes (fifteen minutes for very elderly or 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. Don’t clean up the kitchen. As soon as the drink is down walk to your bed and lie down on your right side with your knees pulled up close to your chest. Try to think about what is happening in the liver. Try to 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!). Go to sleep, you may fail to get stones out if you don’t. Try to sleep in this position.

Next morning. Upon awakening (6:00 am) take your third dose of the Epsom salts and water drink. If you have indigestion or nausea wait until it is gone before drinking the Epsom salts. You may go back to bed. Don’t take this potion before 6:00 am.

8:00 am (2 Hours Later.) Take your fourth (the last) dose of the Epsom salts and water. You may go back to bed again.

After 2 More Hours you may eat. Start with fruit juice (see note below). Half an hour later eat fruit (see note below). One hour later you may eat regular food but keep it light. By supper you should feel recovered.

*NOTE – Fresh apple juice is the best juice to break the fast. At 10:00am, make fresh apple juice using 5-6 large apples in a juicer and drink it. The apple juice helps dissolve gallstones and is a nice transition for the liver from the detox back to normal eating. After 30 minutes, prepare a chopped apple salad or a plain apple smoothie using 3-4 apples (with the skin is ok). If feeling unwell, stay with apples and apple juice for the entire day. Only transition to light foods, salads and regular eating when you are feeling good again.

How well did you do? Expect diarrhea in the morning. Use a flashlight to look for gallstones in the toilet with the bowel movement. 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. Count them all roughly, whether tan or green. You will need to total 2000 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 [acutely] ill.

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 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 afterwards, 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 cleanse programs first.

CONGRATULATIONS

You have taken out your gallstones without surgery! I like to think I have perfected this recipe, but I certainly can not take credit for its origin. It was invented hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago, THANK YOU, HERBALISTS!

Gallstones can be flushed easily and naturally with no pain!

This procedure contradicts many modern medical viewpoints. Gallstones are thought to be formed in the gallbladder, not the liver. They are thought to be few, not thousands. They are not linked to pains other than gallbladder attacks. It is easy to understand why this is 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.

Gallstones Released Naturally

The truth is self-evident. People who have had their gallbladder surgically removed 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.

From the book The Cure for All Advanced Cancers by Dr. Hulda Clark
Some info from The Liver – Cleansing & Rejuvenating the Vital Organ by Dr. Richard Anderson

This article is not meant to diagnose any disease. For any serious medical concerns, always consult with your doctor.

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  1. Lorraine pattison
    Lorraine pattison says:

    Hi. I’ve been diagnosed with inflamed gallbladder & stones which the Dr wants to remove. I have Gilbert’s Syndrome & understand that excess bilirubin causes stones in the gallbladder. I’m wondering if this cleanse will help me prevent surgery. However I would have to probably do it periodically for the rest of my life to get rid of reoccurring stones that will develop. I’m not sure what to do. I can’t imagine my Dr will approve of alternative methods when he sees surgery as the simplest solution. I am worried about what my digestion will cope with after surgery without a gallbladder ?????

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  2. Cameron
    Cameron says:

    Hello! I wanted to ask if in your experience a liver cleanse would be good for depression, and if age is a big factor. I’m 18. I have however, though I am slim, eaten some toxic foods in my lifetime. I have read it could be quite effective for depression, brain fog and anxiety, and wanted to hear your take on it. 🙂

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    • Jennifer Thompson
      Jennifer Thompson says:

      Dear Cameron,

      In my experience, the foods you are eating in a daily basis have much more to do with how you feel and your energy levels. Bad mood foods include processed foods containing flavor enhancers like MSG, airplane food, refined sugar, fried foods, and canola oil (that one in particular I have seen connected to brain fog). Good mood foods include fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouts and cold-pressed oils like olive oil, avocado oil or coconut oil. If you do a liver cleanse and go back to eating bad mood foods, you can still feel very bad. If you are already eating good mood foods and yet feel bad, then it’s time to look a bit deeper into what’s in your food. Canola oil, for example, is in just about everything at Whole Foods. Here is an article I wrote on why I don’t eat 90% of the food at Wholefoods (in relation to hidden glutamates in the food, a definite bad mood ingredient!): http://healthybliss.net/why-i-dont-buy-90-of-the-food-at-wholefoods/ Thanks for stopping by and all the best!

      To your health,

      Jennifer

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      • Cameron
        Cameron says:

        Thanks for the response, Jennifer. I am eating very healthfully, and I am aware of much of what you have said, any oil I use is either coconut or avocado. However, I still have all of these symptoms. I am on another anti – inflammatory regimen to combat this, but I have heard of people doing a liver cleanse and feeling wholly emancipated from the disorder. I am currently eating fresh organic fruit and veggies, and have cut out meat, dairy, and gluten, and dairy and gluten are ver inflammatory. I have, however, eaten quite an abundance of foods cooking in bad oils, or consisting of, lets face it, plain chemicals, and I just wanted to know if in our experience this has been a factor. Still doing the cleanse regardless. Thank you!

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        • Jennifer Thompson
          Jennifer Thompson says:

          Hi Cam,

          In my experience, I have never seen anyone free themselves of depression from a liver cleanse…and I’ve been working in this field for 20 years now. I have seen certain mineral deficiencies come up with depression, and most notably when we change the diet for the better as I mentioned previously, that dark cloud can really lift. The emotions most often linked to the liver are anger and impatience. Certainly I have heard stories of people having less sparky angry reactions and feeling more calm and patient after cleansing. A liver cleanse is a nice mini reboot and if you are curious to try it, then why not?! Good luck and all the best!

          To your health,

          Jennifer

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  3. Ezra Malemo
    Ezra Malemo says:

    I want to take this opportunity to thank you for creating such a life saving procedure.it really worked well for me and I have flushed out numerous stones….I had jaundice but now it gone..thanks once again.

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  4. Pitchy
    Pitchy says:

    Hi il make this liver flush last monday.. its successful but this moment my right side are really aching and my back to ms linda what do you advice me?? Thanks im wating your reply badly

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  5. Linda
    Linda says:

    I have just got out of the hospital for dehydration . I’ve had surgery in 1988 removing my colon and large intestine. I have a pouch inside my stomach. I ilimate by inserting a 12inch tube into a stoma. I only have 10ft of my small bowel left. The hospital did a ct scan and found a gallbladder stone in the neck of the gallbladder . They told me to see my surgeon that did the pouch. Should I do the flush?

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    • Jennifer Thompson
      Jennifer Thompson says:

      Dear Linda,

      Legally only your medical doctor can advise you on what to do so always best to ask them for answers. You can still drink fresh apple juice and also fresh lemon or raw apple cider vinegar in water – all of which are said to help break up and dissolve gallstones. Even to help your body prepare for surgery and recover more quickly after. Note: this is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace any medical treatment or advice.

      Moving forward, it sounds like you may also want to consider making some changes to your diet…otherwise they will keep taking out organs until there is nothing left!

      Thanks for your understanding and good luck!

      To your health,

      Jennifer

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  6. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Thank you for your advice; however, I’m curious how these stones are removed from the gallbladder through a tiny duct into the digestive tract with no pain? Are the stones softened while in the gallbladder and ooze out of the duct?

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  7. Thomas
    Thomas says:

    I have crushed my lower spine I have many other health issues but by reading your post I see I’m right as most things o have read all seam to be saying the same thing healthy from the inside out I had learned years ago that yoga wad great sweating out toxins ECT but not being able to do that or other helpful exercise I need someone who really knows where to start and can help me

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  8. Linda
    Linda says:

    Hi was was wondering what is the parasite cleanse you do before the detox? I would like the recipe I think it would be a good thing before hand. Saw your reply on kidney stones with the celery seed. Might try that too. I have no symptoms of any kidney, Gall trouble but would just like a good cleanse at my age of almost 55. Do you know the recipe for the parasite cleanse?

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    • Jennifer Thompson
      Jennifer Thompson says:

      Dear Linda,

      For a parasite cleanse, you want to plan to do one for 30 days; this is important in order to get the full life cycle of the parasite and kill off adults hatching from eggs during that time. Basically the 3 herbs that need to be in your formula are: black walnut, wormwood and clove. (Clove is very important because it helps to break down the cell membrane of the eggs so you avoid future infestation.) If you buy a black walnut/wormwood formula then buy additional clove capsules or tincture separately to also take. There are several herbal formulas out there by various companies. During a parasite cleanse, you are eating your normal (healthy) diet and no fasting is required. You should be going to the toilet every day naturally. With some of my clients, I also advise to eat or drink additional anti-parasitic foods/drinks during that time. Depending on what your Iridology reading reveals, I may recommend to repeat a parasite cleanse every 6 months for 2 years or once yearly. Thank you!

      To your health,

      Jennifer

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  9. Danielle
    Danielle says:

    I have just completd the cleanse from last night. I have some feedback to mention that could help future 1st timers to this. starting with the Epsom salts, as I found out, are a laxative all by themselves and I wasn’t expecting that experience from your description of what could occur after the 6 and 8 pm drinks . Also for me, the Epsom salts drink had me up and down way past the 10:00 hr and had to get up throughout the night and couldn’t lay still from the laxative effect. As a recent cleanser prepare with wet one wipes as they will help with the near end of cleanse care. All in all, I’m hopeful that this process has aided me in releasing toxins and built of stones in my system. Thanks for the recipe.

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  10. bheng lombrio
    bheng lombrio says:

    HI, My mom is diagnosed with gall stones, she is also suffering from fatty liver, UTi, High BP and diabetes. Is it safe for her to do this flushing?

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    • Jennifer Thompson
      Jennifer Thompson says:

      Dear Bheng,

      I’m sorry to hear about your mom. She is certainly lucky to have a caring child like yourself!

      The more important question is: is she willing and ready to change her diet? This flush is NOT a good place to start for someone like her. In her current condition she would most likely vomit the drink within minutes and then be very unenthusiastic about trying any more cleansing ideas!

      She needs to make more gentle but definite changes in the her diet first. However, if she is not willing to go there then we have a problem. Actually your mom is an excellent candidate for health coaching and in her case I would advise to do the 6 month program. Imagine after 6 months of steady and positive change how improved her health can be.

      It’s really important to be realistic with expectations and when you have a few ailments going on, you have to be ready to invest some time and effort in order to experience real results. The ailments in her list are metabolic, that is, related to diet. That means a bad diet can create those conditions and conversely, a healthier diet can start to reverse them.

      Hope that helps!

      My best,

      Jennifer

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  11. Tammy
    Tammy says:

    Hi! I am interested in doing the gallbladder cleanse but the article says to do a parasite/kidney cleanse first. Where do I get the recipe for those. I cannot find the search icon on your website. Help please…..

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    • Jennifer Thompson
      Jennifer Thompson says:

      Dear Tammy,

      The article is based on Dr. Hulda Clark’s recipe and so you can follow through using her supplements for kidney and parasite cleansing. That said, I usually recommend other brands for my clients as her products tend to be a bit on the expensive side. Hope that helps!

      To your health,

      Jennifer

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  12. Ann
    Ann says:

    Hi Jennifer,
    I just did the cleanse with VERY successful results and would like to do a repeat. I am though going on a fairly extended trip in 10 days time. Would it be safe to repeat the treatment after 1 week (I know 2 weeks is recommended)?

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  13. Nerina
    Nerina says:

    My mom has gallstones and have not been able to eat without being in extreme pain for about 3 weeks. She was told that her gallbladder will have to be removed. Can she do this detox while she is in this amount of pain?

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    • Jennifer Thompson
      Jennifer Thompson says:

      Dear Nerina,

      NO ONE should try a gallstone liver flush if they are in intense pain. I would advise your mom to ask her doctor for specific advice on diet and how to manage her pain.

      RAW apple cider vinegar (acv) has been shown to help dissolve gallstones. Some people have noted that their pain will lessen if they drink 1/4 cup acv followed by water.

      Always seek medical advice from your medical doctor.

      Good luck!

      To your health,

      Jennifer

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  14. Isabelle
    Isabelle says:

    Hi, my husband and I just completed the cleanse. We both released ALOT of pea green marble like stuff which was all floating, so were those gallstone??? If yes, WOW! Thanks for the recipe! (Btw, we have not done any cleanse before, just drank the apple juice)

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  15. Miami
    Miami says:

    Hi, thanks for this detox description. I just did it all, except following the alkaline food diet a hundred percent. It’s hard/impossible to eat 100% alkaline, but I stayed away from the fats that’s listed above. Also I’m vegan. Before this detox I did a 10 day colon cleanse by Andreas Moritz’s instructions (magnesium oxide x2 a day).

    But no stones came out. Only yellow watery bowelmovement with small green chunks (must been from the olive oil, I guess)
    Does everybody have gallbladder stones inside them or only people with symptoms?
    Thanks.

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  16. rochelle
    rochelle says:

    hi I did as instructions above but no stones came out. what have I done wrong? or are my stones too attached in the gallbladder?pls help. thanks

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    • Jennifer Thompson
      Jennifer Thompson says:

      Dear Letty,

      Yes, you can although probably best NOT to do if you have bloating or menstrual pain simply because you’re already not feeling well. If you don’t have any pain, bloating or heavy bleeding then you should have no problems drinking this detox drink. Good luck!

      To your health,

      Jennifer

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  17. Waqas Shaikh
    Waqas Shaikh says:

    I did Gallstone and Liver detoxification exactly the way you described above but did not see any Gallstone. I did not get bowel movement with Epsom Salt. I had to do enema. Is it possible first time that Gallstones won’t come out? Could I have done something wrong?

    Please guide me.

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  18. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    Thank you so very much. I was dieing with pain in my right side, under ribs, chest pain, nausea, chills, bloating and every test Doctors did came back normal for years. Except my liver it had some abnormalities. After my last appointment and with or help or answers. I came across this site. I waited until my pain was mostly gone and did the cleanse. So many stones came out. I plan to do this again in two weeks. I personally thank you I felt as if I was crazy in pain. It’s nice to know I’m not crazy and I did have stones causing my pain..

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      • Katie
        Katie says:

        I’m having the same symptoms as Jennifer since the beginning of March. As they are becoming more frequent, I am looking to do this cleanse. Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I have one concern though, I just had a baby and should I do this as a lactating mother? I went to the ER over the weekend for 4 attacks in the night that were worsening. It was really terrible. Any other help would be greatly appreciated!

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  19. Tami
    Tami says:

    Is it safe to do this if I have kidney stones? And, will it also help to release the kidney stones as well as gallstones? Or, do you recommend something different to shrink and pass the kidney stones?

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    • Jennifer Thompson
      Jennifer Thompson says:

      CELERY SEED tea is excellent against kidney stones. Buy it loose in the spice section of your natural supermarket (preferably organic if possible). Add 1/2 – 1 tsp of celery seed to a tea diffuser and steep in hot water for 4-5 minutes, then drink. 2x daily.

      Blessings to your health!

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