Next to eliminating shortness of breath or other breathing mechanics restrictions, the liver cleanse and gallbladder flush has to be almost always second on my list of accelerated healing methods. Especially for those with COPD and its many varieties of bronchitis, pneumonia, emphysema, sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis etc.
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Importance of Liver Functions
When the liver dysfunctions it puts stress on all systems.
The liver is a primary organ of detoxification. So is the breath and so are the colon, liver and kidneys. Many toxins that the liver is supposed to but does not address end up in the lungs, kidneys, lymphatic system and colon.
The colon will reabsorb them if they are not eliminated from the body within hours of their arrival, hence colonics are very helpful as well. Once the lymphatic system gets saturated with toxins, it takes perhaps weeks to remove them as the lymph is very dense and moves very slowly.
Toxins reduce oxygen supply which makes the lungs less efficient and the heart work harder.
Did you know?
A major food toxin to the liver is animal fat including pasteurized butter.
Those that do breathing exercises without attending to the liver may be inadvertently trying to make the lungs do the work of the liver?
But the lungs and liver are synergistic. They need each other. You can not live without either.
What is Liver Cleanse?
Liver cleanse is the procedure to cleanse your liver of all the toxins by preparing and ingesting a specific liver cleanse solution made with Epsom salt.
This liver cleanse and gallbladder flush procedure has been in the public domain for many generations. It effectively and painlessly removes stones or what appear to be stones, gravel, crystals and debris that hinder healing and the ability to detoxify pollutants from the gallbladder and the liver and cleanses the liver bile ducts.
There is some debate about what exactly comes out of the rectum but the reports for years have been quite positive with many of the benefits mentioned in this article.
When Should You Do the Liver Cleanse?
Spring is a particularly good time to liver cleanse - So is any other time except perhaps winter.
Living foods begin to surface from the ground in spring. We replenish our minerals and food enzymes with fresh raw organic fruits and vegetables in solid and fresh juice form. Raw is mostly better but moderate cooking is better than no fruits and vegetables at all.
Purpose of Liver Cleansing
You can expect many or all of your allergies to disappear too.
Each liver cleanse "cures" a different set of allergies, suggesting that the liver is compartmentalized - different parts having different duties. It follows that by getting all the stones out, all allergies will disappear! Well - incredibly, a liver cleanse has eliminated shoulder, upper arm, lower and upper back pain as well.
Looking Inside Your Liver
The liver is full of tubes (biliary tubules) that deliver the bile to one large tube, the common bile duct. The top job of the liver is to make bile, at least 1 to 11/2 quarts in a day! The gall bladder attached to the common bile duct is like a storage reservoir.
Anatomy of Human Liver
When you eat fat or protein, gall bladder squeezes itself empty within twenty minutes, and the stored bile finishes its trip down the common bile duct to the small intestine. From there it eventually reaches the colon(large intestine).
When you drink the liver cleansing solution, the gall bladder doesn't have enough bile to neutralize it, and the liver is forced to dump all available bile forcefully into the common bile duct. With this process, the liver turns itself practically inside out and empties all of its available bile along with stones, gravel, and crystals. The Epsom salt serves the relax the tubules so that the passage of larger stones is painless and smooth.
Many persons, including children, have biliary ducts (tubing) choked with gallstones. Some may show symptoms through developed allergies or hives, while others may have no symptoms at all.
When the gall bladder is scanned or X-rayed, nothing is seen.
Typically, the worst stones are not in the gall bladder but the liver. Worst still, most are too small or not calcified and therefore can not be seen on X-ray. There are over 6 variety of gallstones, most of which have cholesterol crystals in them. They could be black, red, white, green or tan colored.
Typically, the worst stones are not in the gallbladder but in the liver. Not only that, most are too small and not calcified, a pre-requisite for visibility on X-ray. There are over half a dozen variety of gallstones, most of which have cholesterol crystals in them. They can be black, red, white, green or tan colored.
Are they fluke remains?
Notice how many are shaped like corks with longitudinal grooves below the tops. We can visualize the blocked bile ducts from such shapes. Other stones are composites - made from smaller ones - showing that they regrouped in the bile duct some time after the last cleanse.
At the very center of each stone, scientists found a clump of bacteria, suggesting a dead bit of parasite might have started the stone forming. Maybe it is the liver's method to encapsulate parasite adults to avoid getting destroyed by such an invader.
That's fine for one or two, but how about thousands of such encapsulations?
Eventually the fine self-defense turns into an immense blockage that keeps the liver from detoxifying and eliminating harmful substances such as solvents and parasites.
You see, as the stones grow and become more numerous, the back pressure on the liver causes it to make less bile which is of course the transportation medium for the undesirable substances. Imagine the situation if your garden hose had marbles in it. Much less water would flow, which in turn would decrease the ability of the hose to squirt out the marbles. With gallstones and liver stones, much less excess cholesterol leaves the body and cholesterol levels may rise.
Also, gall/liver stones, being porous, can pick up bacteria, cysts, viruses and parasite stages that are passing through the liver. In this way, "nests" of infection are formed, forever supplying the body with fresh irritating bacteria. No stomach infection such as ulcers or intestinal bloating can be cured permanently without removing these stones from the gallbladder and liver.
How to Prepare for Liver Cleanse
Cleansing the liver bile ducts is the most powerful procedure you can undertake in order to improve your body's health. A liver cleanse should be done twice a year if possible. Ideally, it should be part of a semi-annual liver/parasite cleanse the sequence of which enhances the overall results.
Never cleanse when you are ill.
Liver Cleanse : Phase 1 (Optional)
Though some are not sensitive to amalgam fillings, those that are may do any dental work first, if possible. Your mouth should be metal free and bacteria free and all cavitations should have been cleaned. A toxic mouth can put a heavy load on the liver, burdening it immediately after cleansing. Eliminate any tooth problem first for best results. If this is not possible then go to the liver cleanse anyway.
Liver Cleanse : Phase 2 (Optional)
Completing a parasite cleanse before cleansing the liver is also highly recommended but not mandatory. You want your kidneys, bladder and urinary tract in top condition so they can efficiently remove any substances incidentally absorbed from the intestines as the bile is being secreted.
Parasites : Dr. Hulda Clark maintains that you can't clean a liver with living parasites in it and that you won't get as many stones out, and you may feel quite sick. While this is Dr. Clark’s recommendation, it is to me an "ideal" situation. We have seen many copious stone discharges without the parasite cleanse prior to the liver cleanse and gallbladder flush.
Infested humans, pets and international travels help spread parasites. They are much more predominant now than in early non-airplane days. For parasites, you can try a combination of both oxy-cleanse and coffee enemas.
9 Reasons Why You Should Consider Coffee Enemas:
Detoxifies the liver and helps repair the liver.
Cleans and heals the colon, improving peristalsis.
Increases energy levels, improves mental clarity.
Helps with depression.
Helps eliminate parasites and candida.
Improves digestion, bile flow, eases bloating.
Can help heal chronic health conditions (along with following a mainly raw plant based diet).
Helps ease "die-off" or detox reactions during periods of fasting or juice fasting, cleansing or healing.
Liver Cleanse : Phase 3 (Mandatory)
Prepare for the liver cleanse and gallbladder flush with these two steps.
1. Three Days Prior to Liver Cleanse
Drink fresh, organic un-pasteurized apple juice for three days preceding the liver cleanse. For these three days, eat frugally (little) if you must and then only small amounts of raw unprocessed fruit and/or vegetable salads, liquid E3live sweetened with apple and antioxidated with lemon juice if you wish, but every day take at least one full quart of high quality unfiltered (you should be able to see the sediments on the bottom of the container) preferable home-made organic apple juice.
The pectin in the apple juice helps to soften and flatten the stones in the gall bladder and liver. This will also help their passage through the bile ducts. This semi-fast also empties the intestines of their food content and makes the collection of stones less problematic.
Use a good juicer and make up 20-30 pounds of apples into juice and refrigerate. A Foodsaver with the Mason/Barr Jar adaptor will help the juice last longer.
Those with candida might find it difficult to do this cleanse because sugar from the juice might reactivate the parasite. Especially for those with diabetes or severe reactions from this cleanse should take help of a professional nutritionist or natural hygienist who knows this cleanse.
2. Prepare Liver Cleanse Solution : Ingredients
Epsom Salts – At least, and NOT less than 4 Tablespoons.
Fresh grapefruit and lemons. Do not use concentrate or store-bought juice. Make your own. Enough to squeeze 1/4 cup of lemon and 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice.
Ornithine (optional) 4 to 8, to be sure you can sleep. Suitable jar with non-metallic lid. Shake your mixture well and gulp it down 1/2 cup of lemon/grapefruit juice Use a couple of ounces of this juice each time to help get down the Epsom salt solution (four feedings) if desired.
Epsom salt solution (four feedings) if desired.
Liver Cleanse Procedure : Phase 4 (Download PDF)
Choose a day like Saturday for the cleanse so that you can rest the next day.
Take no medicines, vitamins or other pills that you can do without. They could hinder success of the cleanse. Stop any parasite or kidney cleanse the day before.
Eat a no-fat fruit breakfast and light fat-free lunch such as cooked cereals with fruit but no butter or milk. 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 2:00 o'clock.
If you break this rule you could feel quite ill later.
Mix your Epsom salts – 4 tablespoons in 3 cups of water. This makes 4 servings of ¾ cup each. If you wish, place the jar in the refrigerator to get it cold ( this is for taste only).
If you are familiar with the procedure, take an enema before 4:00 PM with distilled (not chlorinated) warm water to clean out your large intestines of any fecal matter. The cleaner your intestines are the easier it will be for the stones to be eliminated. Besides, if you want to see just what you will be eliminating it is more appetizing to look only for stones and not be turned off by other smelly stuff.
6:00 PM : Drink the first serving (3/4 cup) of the ice cold Epsom salts water. If you did not prepare this potion ahead of time (at 2:00 PM), mix 1 tablespoon in 3/4 cup of water now. You may add 1/8 teaspoon of Vitamin C powder to improve the taste. If you have no Vitamin C powder then add a little citrus juice to improve the taste; but this is entirely optional. You can certainly drink a few mouthfuls of water afterwards or rinse your mouth.
Get the olive oil and grapefruit out to warm up.
8:00 PM : Repeat the above by drinking a second 3/4 cup of Epsom salts water. You have not eaten since two o'clock, but you won't feel hungry. Get your bedtime chores done now.
Switch your telephone to your answering machine and be prepared to stay by yourself for the balance of the evening. The timing of the actual cleanse is critical to achieve success. Do not be more than 10 minutes early or late for anything that follows next.
9:45 PM : Pour 3/4 cup (measured cup) of your high quality olive oil into the pint jar. Pour the prepared 3/4 cup of squeezed grapefruit and lemon juice into the measuring cup adding this to the oil. Close the jar tightly with its lid and shake briskly until well mixed, almost watery. Only fresh squeezed juice will do this.
Now visit the bathroom one or more times even if this makes you slightly late for your ten o'clock drink. Be ready to go to bed and STAY in bed. Don't clean up the kitchen. Do it the next day.
10:00 PM : Take the olive oil to your bedside if you want but drink it standing up. Drink the olive oil. If you have them, take four Ornithine capsules with the first sips to make sure you will sleep through the night. Take eight if you already suffer from insomnia. Drinking through a large plastic straw might help it go down easier. Get all of it down within five minutes or less (less than fifteen minutes for very elderly or weak persons).
Lie down immediately. The sooner you lie down, otherwise gravity can invite too fast a transition of the Epsom salts liquids, the more stones you will get out. Put your knees up to your chest in a fetal position. Lie on your right side for at least half an hour. The oil will go to your gallbladder and liver. These organs will not know what to do with all that oil, so they will spasm and throw off all the available bile plus stones, gravel and crystals.
After half an hour you may turn on your back with a good thick feather pillow. Try to think about what is happening in the liver. Think loving thoughts - your liver is sensitive and responsive to feelings of resentment, vindictiveness and hate. Try to keep perfectly still for about half an hour or at least 20 minutes. Visualize the cleansing action taking place. You may feel a train of stones traveling along the bile ducts like marbles. There is little likelihood of pain because the bile duct valves are open (thanks to the Epsom salts). Relax and go to sleep. Let nature do her thing. Tomorrow you will be cleaner, much cleaner and also healthier than before.
Next morning (early) : Upon wakening, take your third dose of Epsom salts. If you have indigestion or nausea (highly unlikely and can often be relieved by sitting up and belching), wait until this is gone before drinking the Epsom salts. Don't take this potion before 6:00 AM. It would be best if you don't get up and have someone else give you this potion. This drink will act as a mild laxative and provoke a later bowel movement.
2 hours later : Take you fourth (the last one - Yupee!) dose of Epsom salts. Drink 3/4 cup of the mixture. You may go back to bed if you like.
After 2 more hours you may get up and take something into your empty stomach. Start with some fresh-made fruit juice. Half an hour later, eat some fruit. One hour later you may eat regular food but keep it light and natural.
By supper of the next day (Monday) you should feel fully recovered and have increases in energy, stamina, clear headedness or reduction of all health issues that relate to the liver which is in varying degrees most of them. In short you should feel better all over.
How Well Did You Do?
Possible diarrhea in the morning of the second day (Sunday).
The ideal way to see what you are actually eliminating is to defecate into a white clear glass bowl or large white plastic bucket. The bowl or bucket is used to also see the reddish crystals which collect at the bottom of the bowl (the stones float on top) and those crystals would ordinarily be lost somewhere at the bottomless hole in the toilet and you would have missed them.
The alternative is to use the toilet and look into it for the stones with a flashlight.
Look for the greenish kind since this is proof that they are genuine gallstones and not food residue. Only bile (coating the stones) from the liver is green. The bowel movement (if there is any) sinks but gall and liver stones float because of the cholesterol inside.
Count them roughly, whether tan or green.
You may have to eliminate up to 2000 stones before the liver is clean enough to rid you of allergies or bursitis, joint or back pain. The first cleanse may rid you of them for a few days but as the stones from the rear of the liver travel forward they might give you the same symptoms again.
You may repeat this liver cleanse and gallbladder flush at two-week intervals until no more stones come out.
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. We don't know what is the identity of the reddish heavy small crystals that collect at the bottom of the bowl.
How Safe is the Liver Cleanse?
It is very safe.
Dr. Clark's 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 a 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 ideally complete the parasite and kidney rinse programs first.
How to Obtain Permanent Liver Health
To obtain permanent liver health, one should control the intake of high fat foods such as ice cream, potato chips, salad dressings, cheese, butter even if raw, cream and pasteurized or homogenized milk.
Feelings of resentment, vindictiveness, belligerence and hate are destructive to liver health.
Avoid these at all cost!!!
Forget the 'bad' others have done to you and forget the 'good' you have done to others. Learn to forgive!
Digestion is another way to help your liver and colon stay healthy.
The up and down action of the diaphragm massages/cleanses the liver and other organs.
Your liver and your colon are your body’s major detoxification organs, responsible for helping your body to process waste and toxins while metabolizing nutrients. As such, they are exposed to a host of harmful environmental and daily toxins. You can help remove toxins and waste naturally with an herbal fiber cleanse, like DrNatura Cleanses. Talk to your doctor to find out if it’s appropriate for you.
The above procedure contradicts many modern medical viewpoints. Gallstones are thought to be few, not thousands. They don't get linked to pains other than gall bladder 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 be seen on X-ray, and they have caused inflammation there.
When the gall bladder is removed, the acute pain attack is gone but bursitis and other pains and digestive problems remain and get worse. Stones are not thought to reside in the liver but they do. If the liver is operated upon only the biggest and worst offenders can be removed - yet uncountable stones and gravel and crystals remain in the already clogged liver which has not improved at all. Repeated liver gall bladder cleansing is the answer.
People who have their gallbladder surgically removed still eliminate plenty of green, bile-coated stones with this liver cleanse and anyone who cares to dissect their stones can see that the concentric circles and crystals of cholesterol match textbook pictures of "gallstones" exactly.
If you feel waves of pain reaching up to your throat, you probably have a gallstone stuck in a bile duct (clay-colored stool is evidence of bile duct blockage).
Epsom salts can relax that bile duct in 20 minutes.
Take a tablespoon in 3/4 cup of water but only on an empty stomach or you may feel quite ill. Taking a large dose of valerian herb (6 to 8 capsules four times a day including bedtime) may also buy you a little time by relaxing the duct.
If you do get relief, you can be sure it was a spasm of the bile duct system. The magnesium in the Epsom salts relaxes spasms. It would be best to clean the liver a number of times (at two week intervals unless too ill) to try to dislodge the sticking gallstone. Usually it is recommended to kill parasites and cleanse the kidneys first.
My Personal Experience:
"I use oxy-cleanse daily.
Two to four times every annually, I use a liver cleanse system explained below.
I purposefully put my exercise on hold to correctly evaluate the impact of liver cleanse on my oxygen levels. My blood oxygen, as measured with a Pulse Oximeter showed an increase of 2% within 2 days after the cleanse.
"Just finished my second liver/gall cleanse. One way I encourage people who do not believe there are that many gallstones is to look up Dr. Oz's special on gallbladder/stones. He dissects a gallbladder and pours hundreds of pea-shaped stones into a ladies hands. VERY effective to get the point across. (Of course, he never mentions taking care of them yourself).”
“I did a search for a cleanse and came across your site. I would like to share with you an experience and solution that worked for me. I cannot drink 3/4 cup of Epsom salt and water. I was so sick I couldn't get it down. My solution was easy. I mixed the salt with as little water as to dissolve, and squeezed lemon juice in it. I could swig it down followed immediately by the clean, fresh water. I am sure I am not alone, my mother has IBS and was in desperate need of help. When I told her about the Epsom salt, her reply was she couldn't get a cup of it down. She was forced as a child to drink it and was sick at the idea. She tried my fix, and thanks me often. I hope you can share this so those who are like us can benefit from your recipe.”
**This is a public domain article modified to better relate to breathing by Michael Grant White, California State Certified Nutrition Educator at www.breathing.com 704.597.6775 Copyrights are waved.