Temple Care: Liver and Gallbladder flush

The body is our temple. For many of us, it has put up with years of processed foods. You know, the packaged, de-natured, deep-fried sort of thing we all indulge in from time to time… These foods are a stress to the body, creating an acidic environment that is more prone to dis-ease and low energy. This is what breeds chronic conditions… Hand in hand with physical clogging up, emotional build-up also stressed our body and proper acknowledgment and expression of our emotions is essential for overall health. Stones form in the liver, gallbladder and adjoining ducts from substances in processed foods that our bodies do not know how to incorporate. Toxins, undigested cholesterol, hardened minerals, environmental pollution, and even our emotions, contribute to these stones intermingled with bile… These stones accumulate and clog up these organs, slowing them down from being at their best for the 600 functions they perform in the body! Luckily, a liver and gallbladder flush is a safe and effective way to purge our organs of stones, gravel and sand with ease. Here is the protocol that I follow when undergoing the flush: What you will need: 5 litres organic apple juice or malic acid and pectin supplements chance piedra tea (optional, but very very helpful!) olive oil grapefruit epsom salts castor oil flannel for castor oil packs plastic warp towel hot water bottle measuring cup organic ground coffee enema bag or bucket optional: zeolite clay or charcoal for intestinal cleanse if you choose to fast other supportive teas include: nettle, red clover, mint, fennel, ginger For 5 days, you will need to be fat-free so that the bile can build up in your liver. This means no nuts, oils or fats of any kinds. You can eat salads, steamed veggies, soups, smoothies, juices, herbal teas. Eat as cleanly as you can and avoid grains for a deeper detox. You can also choose to juice fast for 5 or 3 days, which is an excellent way to prepare for the liver flush. Enemas in the morning are a great way to eliminate toxins when you are fasting. Hot baths, sauna and steaming is a good way to help the skin to eliminate toxins through sweat. Dry-brushing is also fantastic. Gentle exercise will support your cleanse, such as walking in nature, yoga, and bouncing on a trampoline. A massage is a great treat to help you cleanse and nurture yourself as you purify. Well-worth the investment! The key to preparing for a liver flush is in the apples! You have options here. You may choose to drink 1L of organic apple juice per day, or you may use apple cider vinegar, or you may take malic acid and pectin supplements. I like to drink the apple juice. For some people who are sensitive to sugar, they prefer to take the supplements. Apple cider vinegar is wonderful medicine but you would need to take 6 tablespoons per day! which is a lot to stomach. The malic acid present in apples helps to dissolve the stones and get them ready for evacuation! another wonderful helper to break the stones is Chanca Piedra! A herb from the Amazon, it literally means "break stone"! I drink 3 cups per day for 3 days prior to the flush and it makes it more successful than when i do not use it. A lot more stones seem to come out when I use the tea. I find it has a pleasant flavour and is nice to drink in between apple juice and green juice. Castor oil packs can be done in the evenings for 30 minutes up to 1.5 hour to assist your liver passage ways to soften and prepare the stones to come out more smoothly. Very relaxing to do in bed with a hot water bottle under the pack just before sleep. On the last day of your prep, when you have been drinking apple juice and abstaining from fats for 5 days along with other possible preparations, you will stop drinking anything other than water at 2pm. At 6pm you will drink an 8oz glass of water with 1 tablespoon of epsom salts. The espom salts help to detoxify and open your passages for the stones to come through. At 8pm, have another 8oz glass of the same preparation. At 9pm, put on your castor oil pack, this time you will leave it on all night, and prepare your morning coffee enema. Before 10pm, get 2 glasses of the salty water ready for morning, and prepare you liver-flush drink. 6-8oz olive oil, depending on your weight, mixed with 8 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. blend these well together and drink it standing next to your bed before you lie down on your right hand side. Arise at 6am to drink the first glass of epsom and salts. Go back to sleep if you want. At 8 am have your last glass! Around 10 am have first a plain water enema followed by the coffee enema. This stimulates the liver's bile production, helps it to detoxify and release the stones! Best way to have coffee 😉 Break the fast by noon with soft fruit, chewing slowly and well. Its a good idea to have some gluten free porridge or quinoa and greens to help push out the stones and to normalise any left potential olive oil nausea! Have a gentle day. you did it! Liver-flushing is like undergoing minor surgery… be gentle with yourself. avoid nuts and heavy meals for a couple of days. Continue including smoothies and juices regularly. Great detox ingredients for juicing: celery cucumber beets carrots dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach, coriander, watercress, etc ginger turmeric apples lemons aloe vera juice cayenne pepper Always choose organic, pesticide-free produce for yourself and the planet. It is worth any extra money that you may spend! As the saying goes "people spend their health to get wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health", so why not invest a little extra on good ingredients for your health so you don't have to spend a fortune on hospital bills later! Of course its not that black and white, but i hope you get my point 🙂 I hope this information helps you. I am not a medical expert. I am simply sharing my own experienced and methods that I have learned which have proved successful and helpful in my life. Use at your own discretion and let your intuition guide what's the best way for your body to cleanse and find balance. May your body repay you with joy, vitality and good health!  
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