The Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse
Dr. Richard Gerardo, D.C., C.S.C.P.
Use Flax Oil to help you with an internal cleanse
One of the very best things you can do for yourself is to give your body a chance to cleanse and detoxify its liver and gallbladder. Here’s an easy, effective, safe and enjoyable way to accomplish this task.
The Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse
Your liver, gallbladder and colon work synergistically (they all work with one another) to keep you healthy. They overwork when you consume too much fat. To encourage bowel movements and to aid your liver and gallbladder, fresh beets are a truly remarkable food. This is ever truer for women.
Besides getting more beets into your diet in general, here is a 6 Week Program to stimulate your gallbladder and enervate your liver and colon.
-1 cup of finely shredded raw beets (preferable organically grown)
-2 tbsp of either Virgin First Pressed Olive Oil or Raw Flax Oil
(Flax Oil is available in the health food store. Be sure the name is “OMEGAFO” on the bottle)
-½ lemon – fresh squeezed juice
*COMBINE all ingredients
- Take a teaspoon of this mixture every 1-2 hours during the day for 3 days.
- After the first 3 days, take 2 tablespoons of the mixture 3 times daily, before meals for a week.
- After the initial 10 days, continue taking 2 tablespoons of the mixture 3x a day, 3 days a week, for a month.
Is your Gallbladder up to par?
If has long been my suggestion that EVERYONE do a liver and gallbladder cleanse once a year. Although there may be some people with a very healthy liver-gallbladder-colon system, most people can use some help.
If you would like to check your liver and gallbladder without spending a few hundred dollars, here’s a simple test. If you have a majority of the flowing symptoms, your liver and gallbladder are not up to par:
- Dry skin
- Falling hair
- Metallic taste in your mouth
- Crave sweets
- Frequently dizzy, bilious, anxious or insecure
- Sensitive to hot weather
- Burning feet
- Nightmares – needs laxatives often
- Upset by greasy foods
- High blood fats (cholesterol and triglycerides)
Super Charge your Cleansing Program
When you begin to purge the liver and gallbladder, you are going to get a change in your bowel movements. To encourage the removal of toxins and debris from your system a bowel cleansing program with psyllium can be instituted during the same time as your liver and gallbladder purge. This will “super charge” your cleansing program.
How to use Psyllium
First of all, you need to get a good psyllium product. This should be 100% pure psyllium husk fiber with no sugar, salt, starch or ADDED ANYTHING. Most health food stores carry this type of product. We use a product called Colon Cleanse by Health Plus, Inc., but any brand fitting our description will do.
Start your colon cleanse slowly, taking only a teaspoon of psyllium per day with at least 8 ounces of water, If you have any bowel problems, talk with your physician before starting this program,
If you have no problems with a small amount of psyllium, progress to a tablespoon then up to 2 tablespoons daily. Always mix the pysllium in a tall glass of pure water then follow it with another glass of pure water with no pysllium. At 2 tablespoons daily, almost everyone will begin to notice a change in their bowel movements. Most noticeable the still will become bulky and there be signs of dark material or mucus.
To get a really good colon cleanse, you can use up to 2 heaping tablespoons in water, 3 times daily. Most people will not need this psyllium but if you start slowly, use care and work with your physician if necessary. It is completely safe.
Once you reach your “cleansing level” of psyllium intake, you will maintain at least on bulking stool daily with lots of psyllium flakes throughout. Along with the flakes, there will be plenty mucus, debris and dark material that will pass also. Maintain this level of psyllium for the duration of your liver and gallbladder cleanse.
When your cleanse is complete, don’t stop taking the psyllium “cold turkey”. Rather, slowly reduce your intake until you are no longer using the product. In some cases, it may be necessary (and normal) to take a tablespoon of psyllium daily for a prolonged period of time or even indefinitely.
Any problems encountered with psyllium, generally result from:
- Using too much too soon.
- Using too much psyllium with too little water
- Not following your psyllium drink with an additional glass of water
- Starting a program when you have serious bowel problems (ex: diverticulitis, colitis) without consulting your physician.
A money-saver and a life-saver
You can use this information to help determine if you need a liver and gallbladder support, cleanse your system, and greatly enhance your digestion and energy levels. You can also help control your blood fat level and add years to your life by using this cleanse yearly.