WellBeing: Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse With Epsom Salt

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

Do cleanse your liver twice a year.

You’ll need:
4 tablespoons Epsom salts = (MgSO4 + 7H2O)
1 large fresh pink grapefruit (2 small or 3 lemons)
1/2 cup Olive Oil Extra Virgin (=1.25 dl)
3 cups water (=750 dl)
1 large straw or 2 small plastic straws to help drink potion
Pint jar with lid to shake it up in
4 – 8 Ornithine pills, to help you sleep (I don’t use this and have had no trouble sleeping)

Notes: EPSOM salts = Magnesium Sulphate = EPSOMITE = Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate. You can substitute 3 cups water (=750 dl) (that is used in this recipe to dissolve Epsom salt) with 3 cups freshly pressed grapefruit juice, or freshly pressed apple juice . That way you will not feel unpleasant taste of the Epsom salts. If using lemon juice, do not blend juice with oil. Drink little oil, little juice, from 2 different cups.
If you mix oil and juice, it may (it doesn’t happens always) slightly congeal, and get a slimey consistency that is not easy to swallow. It never happens with grapefruit juice!

Choose a day like Saturday for the cleanse, since you will 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 kidney herbs, too, the day before.
Eat a no-fat breakfast and lunch such as cooked cereal with fruit, fruit juice, bread and preserves or honey (no butter or milk), baked potato or other vegetables with salt only. 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 o’clock. If you break this rule you could feel quite ill later.

Get your Epsom salts ready. Mix 4 tbs. in 3 cups water and pour this into a jar. This makes four servings, 3/4 cup each. Set the jar in the refrigerator to get ice cold (this is for convenience and taste only). Note: don’t be fooled, nothing improves the taste!

Note: You can substitute 3 cups water with 3 cups freshly pressed grapefruit juice, or freshly pressed apple juice.

6:00 PM. Drink one serving (3/4 cup) of the ice cold Epsom salts. If you did not prepare this ahead of time, mix 1 tbs. in 3/4 cup water now. You may add 1/8 tsp. vitamin C powder to improve the taste. You may also 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 by drinking another 3/4 cup of Epsom salts. You haven’t eaten since two o’clock, but you won’t feel hungry. Get your bedtime chores done. The timing is critical for success; don’t be more than 10 minutes early or late.

9:45 PM. Pour 1/2 cup (measured) olive oil into the pint jar. Squeeze the grapefruit by hand into the measuring cup. Remove pulp with fork. You should have at least 1/2 cup, more (up to 3/4 cup) is best. You may top it up with lemonade. Add this to the olive oil. Close the jar tightly with the lid and shake hard until watery (only fresh grapefruit juice does this).

Now visit the bathroom one or more times, even if it makes you late for your ten o’clock drink. Don’t be more than 15 minutes late.

10:00 PM. Drink the potion you have mixed. Take 4 ornithine capsules with the first sips to make sure you will sleep through the night. Take 8 if you already suffer from insomnia. Drinking through a large plastic straw helps it go down easier. You may use ketchup, cinnamon, or brown sugar to chase it down between sips. (Note: editors note- don’t, just stomach the terrible taste…and it is horrendous- be forewarned…but that’s part of the cleanse, you can deal with it just like we have.) Take it 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 flat on your back with your head up high on the pillow. 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.

Next morning. Upon awakening take your third dose of Epsom salts. 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.

2 Hours Later. Take your fourth (the last) dose of Epsom salts. Drink 3/4 cup of the mixture. You may go back to bed.

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

Well, be prepared to shit all day long ;-) to speak in layman’s terms. I would recommend to clean your butt with the shower rather than with paper, to avoid a sore skin.

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 ill. When I did my first Dr. Clark’s liver cleanse I immediately dropped over 200 pea size green and tan stones, and when I examined them, they crushed in my fingers and what I found was pure fat, pure cholesterol. Can you imagine hundred of them. Also in my second liver cleanse I had the same experience.

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. Based on reports of 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 rinse programs first.

Liver cleanses have been gaining popularity recently as a potential way to quickly eliminate toxins that have been backed up in your liver and gallbladder. There are concerns about the safety of liver and gallbladder cleanses, particularly for those that use Epsom salts and grapefruit juice along with olive oil. You should consult your medical practitioner before engaging in any type of cleanse.


1. There are several variations of the liver and gallbladder cleanse, depending on what Internet site or health practitioner you have found. A more popular cleanse involves drinking two teaspoons of Epsom salts (reputably to relax bile and gall ducts so as to pass stones and also to cleanse the colon), then in the evening drinking eight ounces of olive oil mixed with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and lying in the fetal position on your right side for a half hour. As the flush is designed to rid the body of stones and deposits, there is a slight risk of a blocked bile or gallbladder duct from a lodged stone.

Risks from Epsom Salts

2. Epsom salts serve as a colonic that can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Drink plenty of water while ingesting Epsom salts. You may want to add grapefruit juice as a way to get rid of the very unpleasant taste.

Epsom salts in very high dosages can lead to dangerous magnesium toxicity. Risks for an unborn fetus are unknown and pregnant women should not ingest Epsom salts. Talk with a medical practitioner if you use any medications or herbal products as Epsom salts may cause a dangerous interaction.

Risks from Grapefruit Juice

3. The greatest risks from grapefruit juice occur for individuals who are taking medications that interact with it. According to Mayo Clinic nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky, grapefruit juice can interfere with enzymes that break down certain types of prescription drugs, particularly calcium channel blockers and cholesterol-lowering drugs, leading to an overdose.

Popular drugs affected by this include Zocor, Zoloft and Lipitor. As a general precaution, you should not take drugs during a liver cleanse, even if you replace the grapefruit juice with lemon juice instead. The release of bile from the liver during the cleanse could potentially lead to abnormal absorption of other drugs as well.

Risks from Olive Oil

4. There are surprisingly few risks from drinking eight ounces of olive oil at once besides nausea. According to information supplied by Dr. Juergen Buche in “The Liver Detox Diet,” any rise in cholesterol from consuming so much fat in a short time would drop immediately once the bile and other by products are expelled from the liver, which would lead to a long-term drop in cholesterol levels.

Overall Risks

5. A liver cleanse is a surprisingly safe procedure and few complications are reported other than diarrhea and bloating. According to Dr. Peter Moran in “The Truth About Gallbladder and Liver ‘Flushes,'” the greatest danger from doing a liver cleanse may occur for individuals who postpone surgery to remove gallbladder stones in favor of the cleanse. Due to the large size of many gallbladder stones, they may not be eliminated through one cleanse, but the procedure is unlikely to hurt the condition.

People who are in poor health should not do a liver cleanse, and those who are constipated should do a colon cleanse first. There is a slight risk of pancreatitis, but, according to Moran, the risk is no more than would occur if you were to consume regular fatty foods. Do not do this cleanse when you are feeling sick and consult with a health professional with any questions you may have about it.