The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush

I think I have found the missing link in my curing process. I am very excited about this as I’m sure you can imagine! I have been on a very healthy anti-inflammation diet for four years now. I have been exercising, resting properly and learning to deal better with stress. All of this has helped me enormously and I have been symptom free for a while. However I do keep having relapses. I recover from them quickly, due to the diet etc, but I still have them. The missing link is my liver. I have neglected it and hadn’t until now realised the importance of cleansing it.

One of the main causes of MS is a build up of toxicity in the body that eventually leads it to act the way it does in the disease. It leads to the body’s inability to absorb nutrients and so it becomes deficient – a depletion of the main b vits for example greatly affects the nervous system’s ability to function efficiently. Years of over-eating, eating late at night, eating excessive amounts of animal protein, diary and fried foods as well as an overload of stress, grudge bearing and negative thoughts are the cause of my personal case of MS. These, lack of sleep, smoking and several other unhealthy habits may be involved in yours.

Liver

Having read Andreas Moritz’s wonderful book, I have undergone a liver and gallbladder flush, and I recommend everyone read it ASAP (or ASP as my dad says..!) I now understand better the link between the IBS I used to suffer from, and the constipation which is a symptom of MS.

I will try to outline the main steps involved here, however stress the importance of reading the book itself, which is a very comprehensive guide to the reasons for and how to carry out a flush at home. It also talks about a kidney flush which it is important to do if you have any kidney problems.

Basically, the author explains that most health problems (MS, Cancer, Asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, thyroid problems, osteoporosis, obesity, Heart disease and many many more) come from the formation and accumulation of stones in the liver and gallbladder. These stones gradually prevent the liver from doing its job. The liver is SO important. It cleans the blood and regulates hormone & cholesterol in the blood as well as so many other jobs – which are very well described in this important book.

The Liver Flush

Preparation:
You will need:
– Six 32 oz containers of apple juice
– Epsom salts (or magnesium citrate)
– Extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
– Fresh grapefruit (pink is best) or fresh lemon and orange combined
– 2 pint jars, one with a lid

– Drink 32 oz (1L) apple juice everyday for 6 days – slowly during the day, between meals (1/2 hour before or 2 hours after, avoid drinking it in the evening)
– Avoid food or drink which is cold or chilled
– Avoid animal protein, dairy products, spicy food and fried food
– Do not overeat
– Avoid taking medication/vitamins unless essential (to not overwork the liver during the flush)

The best time to do this is a day between full moon and new moon – new moon being the best for cleansing and healing. Avoid the full moon – we hold more fluids on this day than on others.

You must cleanse your colon before and after a flush. Ideally on the day of the actual flush and then again 2 to 3 days afterwards. This is essential to ensure minimal nausea during the flush, and to unblock the bowel before and empty it fully after the cleanse. The best way to do this is colonic irrigation, which I highly recommend. Moritz suggests you do a few colonic irrigations before any flushes. Although I ignored this and did only one before my flush, on doing the second one I realised that perhaps I should have listened to him..! I am doing another next week to clear out any remaining waste.
For other methods of colon cleansing, please read the book. You may also need a kidney cleanse first, I highly recommend reading the book to be sure of how to go about your personal flush.

water

The Flush
On day 6:
– Drink the whole 32 oz of apple juice in the morning
– Eat a light breakfast if you are hungry in the morning (hot oatmeal or fruit is good)
– At lunch steamed/cooked plain vegetables with white rice and a little unrefined salt.
Do not eat or drink anything (except water) after 1.30pm.

6pm: add 4 tbls Epsom salts to 24 oz of filtered water in a jar = 4 servings of 6 oz.
Drink the first 6 oz serving now (use a straw or close your nostrils as it tastes bad!) brush your teeth after to get rid of the taste. You must not drink water directly after taking or ½ hour before taking the Epsom salts.

8pm: drink the 2nd 6 oz serving of Epsom salts.

9.30pm: If you have not had a bowel movement and not done a colon cleanse in the last 24 hours, take a water enema.

9.45pm: Wash the fruit, hand squeeze them, removing the pulp. You need 6 oz of juice. Add 4 oz of olive oil to the juice. Close the jar and shake hard until watery.

10pm: Stand next to your bed and drink the juice solution standing up, without interruption if possible. If you still need to go to the toilet, delay this step, but no more than 10 minutes.
Lie down immediately with your head higher than your stomach –use 2 pillows. If uncomfortable, lie on your right side with knees pulled towards your head. Do not drink water for at least two hours.
Lie in silence and in the dark for at least 20 minutes, concentrating on your liver. Go to sleep if you can. If you need to, go to the toilet in the night, You will probably feel nauseous in the night, this will pass as the morning progresses.

The next morning:
6-6.30am: (not before 6am) drink the 3rd 6oz serving of salts
Rest, but try not to lie down, do yoga or meditate.

8-8.30am: Drink the last 6oz serving of salts.

10-10.30am: You can now drink freshly squeezed fruit juice. ½ hour later you can eat 1 or 2 pieces of fresh fruit. One hour later you can eat light food.

Eat light meals for the next 2-3 days. Drink plenty of water, but try to stick to the rule of ½ hour before food and 2 hours after.
Have a colonic irrigation in the next 1 to 2 days: this is very important, to flush out the stones, some of which will certainly be left in the colon.

I could not believe how well this worked for me. I had a colonic irrigation on the 6th day and was shocked by how much waste came out. Then after passing about 50 stones during the flush, my second colonic irrigation removed lots more as well as very toxic substances that surprised even the therapist! (one colonic session was not enough to clear the bowels, and I am going to have another in the next week because there is definitely more waste to clear.) I feel light and full of energy, I really feel that I have found the missing link, and plan to continue flushing my liver until there are no more stones.

According to Moritz, there is no point in doing just one cleanse – you must do one a month (no more frequent than this though!) until you pass no stones in 2 consecutive flushes. He also warns of the dangers of not having your colon properly cleansed before and after – this, and not carrying out the consecutive flushes necessary, could cause more health problems than not performing the flush at all. He states that 6-8 flushes may be necessary to get rid of the stones, and that flushes should then be performed twice a year to avoid further build up of stones.

It is also important to change your diet so that no further stones are formed, and so that your liver can have the tools it needs to help you recover from MS. Please read the diet page for further information. Recovering from MS involves changing the way you live – for more information please explore this blog, which is a comprehensive guide to managing and stabilising your MS. You may also find the bibliography useful.

Finally I apologize for any underlined links, these are not my own, but I can’t seem to remove them! If any bold links lead you to advertisement, you can find the pages I meant to link in the blog’s menu.

Fiber to Cure Disease

Before I was diagnosed with MS, I suffered quite badly from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). I remember being in pain for hours after eating, especially after dinner, for about a year. I didn’t understand why I was having so much trouble, as I thought I ate quite well, relatively speaking; vegetables as well as a lot of fruit. It was getting really bad. I was living in Mexico at the time and as well as the fruit and veg, eating quite a lot of meat and cheese. Cheese was something which I had never liked (I know, there are not many of us cheese haters out there!) but found a taste for when melted on pizza, in vampiros (the most delicious Mexican taco type snack), quesadillas (melted cheese in tortilla). I also ate a lot of greasy delicious Mexican food, a lot more fat basically, than my body had ever been subjected to before.

On a visit back to the UK I had an endoscopy to see if there was anything serious going on; after which I was diagnosed with IBS and told to use peppermint tea and oil to ease symptoms. I had realised that perhaps the heavy food I was eating was not so good for me, but didn’t really make a change to my diet until I was diagnosed with MS. (Saturated fats need to be reduced drastically in MS to reduce the risk of deterioration, I am also dairy intolerant and allergies are important to avoid if you have MS – see foods to avoid and other diet pages on this blog for more info.) A friend of mine had been on an alternative MS therapy which involved diet and exercise and so I immediately started his diet, took up yoga again as well as swimming, which I had not done for years!

A few months into my MS, after a yoga class my yoga teacher gave us a talk about the digestive system and how problems begun there and spread to other areas of the body. I approached her after the class to ask further questions and she told me about an amazing alternative doctor who gave medical talks and examinations for free every Wednesday evening in Guadalajara, where I was living. So, one Wednesday I went along to see if he had anything to say that could help. He gave you medical advice in front of his thirty or more followers who gathered in a room at his sister’s house once a week. First he explained that all illnesses started in the head – with the way we think. Through constant stress, self criticism, depression and so on, our bodies eventually develop problems with the digestive system. After which, more serious problems took place elsewhere in the body. In my case, the nervous system. His reasoning seemed very logical to me, and on dealing with my case directly he showed me, and his loyal followers the external signs which pointed to disease, as well as talking me through events in my past that may have triggered the problems in my head, how they then manifested themselves in my IBS and eventually MS. This doctor’s answer was “stop taking the steroids and fix the problems in your head”. This was the push I had been waiting for; already suffering from horrible Interferon side effects and having already decided to stop taking them.

As for the problem with the way we think, the thing that actually helped me make a big positive change was A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. However, I think that diet is also an extremely important part of the curing process and one you must consider in dealing with MS.

A problem that most of us have with the digestion of food is the elimination of what our body does not need: “poor bowel management lies at the root of most people’s health problems.” Dr Bernard Jensen (Green for Life – Victoria Boutenko)

Ideally we should have bowel movements at least twice a day. Who can say that they go as regularly as that? The toxins that build up in the colon come from so many sources. They build up from dust in the air, and food we have not digested properly, as well as metals and pollutants that we ingest. They also come from our dead cells: “70-100 pounds of dead cells per year, or more, should be passing out of our system. If they don’t [they] can be one of the most toxic kinds of waste because they begin to rot right away” (Green for Life – Victoria Boutenko). Boutenko explains that when your body cannot eliminate the way it is supposed to, it does so less efficiently through the skin which becomes rough and bumpy, through mucus in our eyes, throat and nose.

It is impossible to eliminate without fiber – this is missing from a lot of people’s diets. There are two types of fiber – soluble (pectin in apples, guar gums in chia seeds, oatmeal, legumes and mangos*) and insoluble (greens, peels, nuts, seeds, beans skins of grain) Soluble fiber sticks to cholesterol in the small intenstines to take it out of the body. Insoluble fiber is able to absorb much more toxin than its own volume and remove it from the body. Linseed is both soluable and insoluble fiber: I recommend adding it to you diet, especially if you have MS. It is important to ensure that you are giving your body the right amount. Victoria Boutenko has come to the conclusion that 50 to 70 grams a day or more are what we need, but that we shouldn’t suddenly increase it drastically, but gradually.

Fiber is magical, it can:

fight diabetes, high cholesterol, bowel problems, excess estrogen

prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, gallstones ulcers, stabilise blood-sugar levels

maintain the immune system, heart health, promote intestinal bacteria, help with weight loss

*The soluble fibers mentioned slow the release of sugar in food, reducing the risk of diabetes.