Friday, January 15, 2010

The Big Bad Liver/Gallbladder Cleanse

To those new to my blog, welcome! I'm going through a series of cleanses to see how they affect my costochondritis. PS- they found my hubby's friend in Haiti today! Alive! Trapped in an elevator for 3 days beneath the rubble of a hotel. But he's on a plane home!! mercy, goodness. I'm so glad to have finished the first liver flush of 3 liver flushes or more. I was a nervous Nelly about this flush. Alas, I made it. Double Woo-Hoo and triple cheers to that. If you get grossed out easily. This is not your post to read. lol. Seriously though.

Okay, so I combined the HULDA CLARK LIVER CLEANSE and the OXY POWDER LIVER CLEANSE. Hulda Clark suggests Epsom salts the morning after the cleanse. I chose the oxy powder pills since I'd rather live in the woods with cannibals than drink more Epsom salts.

Here's the liver flush combo I chose to do:


5 days before the flush,no caffeine, started drinking minimum of 70 ounces of water a day- with 2 tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar per every 32 ounces of water. And I drank
organic apple juice, 8 ounces per day. This softens all the stones.

Ingredients for cleanse:

    • Epsom salts: 4 tablespoons
    • Olive oil: half cup (light olive oil is easier to get down)
    • 2 lemons
    • Ornithine: 4 to 8, to be sure you can sleep. Don’t skip this or you may not sleep.
    • Large plastic straw: to help drink potion
    • Black Walnut Tincture, any strength: 10 to 20 drops, to kill parasites coming from the liver.

Choose a day like Saturday for the cleanse, since you will be 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 and kidney herbs, too, the day before. Eat a no-fat breakfast and lunch such as cooked cereal, fruit, fruit juice, bread and preserves or honey (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 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, ¾ cup each. Set the jar in the refrigerator to get ice cold (this is for convenience and taste only).

6:00 PM. Drink one serving (¾ cup) of the ice cold Epsom salts. If you did not prepare this ahead of time, mix 1 tbs. in ¾ 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.

8:00 PM. Repeat by drinking another ¾ 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.

9:45 PM. Pour ½ cup (measured) olive oil into the pint jar. Add 2 drops HCl to sterilize. Wash grapefruit twice in hot water and dry; squeeze by hand into the measuring cup. Remove pulp with fork. You should have at least ½ cup, more (up to ¾ cup) is best. You may use part lemonade. Add this to the olive oil. Also add Black Walnut Tincture. 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 time, even if it makes you late for your ten o'clock drink. Don't be more than 15 minutes late. You will get fewer stones.

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 oil and vinegar salad dressing, or straight honey to chase it down between sips. Have these ready in a tablespoon on the kitchen counter. Take it all 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: Take 4 oxy powder pills. Take 2 tablespoons of Apple Cigar Vinegar in water. Eat only fruit for breakfast, soups and light, organic foods this day. During the day, take all the parasite maintenance products.

The Next couple of days: Take 2-4 oxy powder to get ALL stones out of your colon.

About Stones:

A gallstone's size can vary and may be as small as a sand grain or as large as a golf ball. Gallstones have different appearance, depending on their contents. On the basis of their contents, gallstones can be subdivided into the two following types:

  • Cholesterol stones are usually pea green, but are sometimes white or yellow in color. They are made primarily of cholesterol, the proportion required for classification as a cholesterol stone
  • Pigment stones are small, dark stones made of bilirubin and calcium salts that are found in bile. They contain less than 20% of cholesterol.
  • The rumor is: to heal from certain issues, you need to expel 2,000 stones, hence the 6-15 recommended liver flushes with 2 week breaks between the flushes, (depending on how many you expel per cleanse).


THOUGHTS:'s weird to think that I've been doing all this work to get to the liver flush. Okay, so my experience with the flush? It sounds as bad as it looks. lol. There are lots of reports of people throwing up after drinking the oil. Thankfully, I did not. I really prayed about this. Cause I'd rather run a marathon in stilettos than throw up. And thankfully, I didn't have to do either. Rumor is if you have BM's due to the Epsom salts before you drink the oil, you don't get nauseated. I'm a fan of no nausea.

SIDE EFFECTS: During the first part of the cleanse, I was hungry for shizzle. Tried to keep my mind off of it. Once I started on the Epsom Salts, the hunger went away. And once I downed the oil, I wasn't hungry, just mortified at what I had just sucked down. lol. It tastes terrible. At first I didn't feel anything as I laid down as still as possible. Then at one point I felt something like marbles moving in my back. WILD. But no pain. Then as the night when on and I was watching everything I could on my DVR, I started to feel some pressure in my back on the right side. After a while, I finally fell asleep around 3AM.

I woke up at 6AM. I could still taste the oil in my mouth. Gross. My stomach felt weird. It passed. I took all my oxy powder and waited for the magic to happen. lol. And it did. I have read of people feeling really weak and sick the day after. I feel fine, thus far. Tired, sleepy and hungry, but no where near what I thought I'd feel. Very much a blessing. My back feels a little sore (I think from stones passing- I have no freaking clue). But I'm just fine.

RESULTS of FLUSH: Thankfully, I've passed plenty of stones today- currently around 250. TMI? Oooooh yes. Pretty yucky and yet, oh so cool. Oh-don't wrinkle your nose. I warned ya. lol. I'm actually pretty shocked that all those stones were in my body. Eek. Yuck. Ewww, and Wow.

HOW DID IT AFFECT MY COSTOCHONDRITIS?: How will this flush affect my chest pain? I'm not sure. I'll keep you posted. Honestly, I feel about the same today. More energy even though I'm way tired. Where the worst of my chest pain is, I am sore...odd. I'll know this week if it affected my costo. in a positive way. Will I do this cleanse again? Sigh. Yes. (insert gag reflex). I think it's very important to give it a fair shake. So I'll do it every 10 days-2 weeks for at least 2 more flushes- 3 total. That's my goal. And I'm sticking to it.

To those new to the Costo blog and costo-community- I'm going through the following cleanse:
  • Colon Cleanse -7 days-CHECK!
  • One Week Break - CHECK!
  • Parasite Cleanse-18 days - CHECK!
  • One Day Colon cleanse with Oxy powder - CHECK!
  • Kidney Cleanse -15 days - (with 2 Oxy powder every 3 days) CHECK!
  • Liver Cleanse -2 days- CHECK!
  • 2 week break (using oxy powder maintenance dose every 3 days)
  • Liver Cleanse -2 days
  • 2 week break (using oxy powder maintenance dose every 3 days)
  • Liver cleanse -2 days
There you have it. I'll let you know the verdict when I do. Some people noticed a difference after their first liver flush. Other people noticed it after the 2nd or 3rd. So I'll keep plugging along. All the glory to God for getting me through this.

Aaaaaand Exhale.


TWO DAYS AFTER THE LIVER FLUSH: Felt good, positive, tired, and then became VERY EMOTIONAL, no physical pain. Costo pain is the same. Bulge under left ribs is smaller.

FOUR DAYS AFTER THE LIVER FLUSH: I'm sore and have moderate pain in my mid-back (feels almost like severe back indigestion), have mild pain in my side from time to time, and my shoulders are stiff, stiff stiff. I've read this is all normal due to the loads of toxins released. All of this is worse after I work out and take my vitamins. On a breathing pain scale of 1-10, (1-no pain, 10- highest pain), my costochondritis pain averaged a 2. Umm...excited pain was lighter today, but proceeding with trepidation.

FIVE DAYS AFTER THE LIVER FLUSH: Okay, I'm still stiff, but the non-costo pain I've been feeling in my body has vanished. SO thankful for this. Decided to take it easy today and rest, since the "after LF pain" gets worse after I work out or take vitamins. Costochondritis pain was a 3 this morning. Saw my massage therapist. Ouch. Pain is always higher after this. And sore. Eek.

SEVEN DAYS AFTER THE FLUSH: I finally realized I needed to be taking probiotics in between these flushes. Oops. So I'm on it. I've not worked out and really rested these past 2 days trying to give my body a rest. Just really realised how hard this was on my body. My soreness in my right side and back are minimal but still there. Started feeling some sciatica issues today. Eek. May be nothing, may be something. Tomorrow- a day of colon cleansing. woo-hoo. Costo pain is a 3. Still sore from my massage.

8 Days Later- FINAL THOUGHTS OF LIVER FLUSH #1: Will I do it again? Yes. Was it fun? No. What will I do different? I will rest for a few days after flush, take probiotics in the days following, and try Epsom salts the morning for one dose, followed by the Oxy podwer a few hours later and see if my soreness is less. Today I'm still sore in my back and right side, but it's mild. Well...I start the ACV and apple Juice in 3 days to prepare for LF #2! Eek. I saw changes in my costo pain for a few days, so onward I go...


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  3. Hi, I thought costochondritis was from trauma? I read alittle on it my daughter was diagnosed with it at the ER. It actually sounds more like she may have Tietze. She said her rib pops out.She is interested in a liver cleanse thought so she may try The Bad Liver Cleanse.She has extreme constipation.I would like to hear from you.I'm so glad to hear about your husbands friend.I hope he's not hurt to bad.Thank God he's on his way home.

  4. Hi there Maureen,

    Thanks for celebrating the safety of my hubby's friend. That's very kind. He's doing really well, so so thankful. Costo can be caused by many different sources, but most commonly, trauma as you said. So sorry to hear your daughter has this condition. very thankful she was diagnosed quickly by the ER doc.

    If I was constipated like her, I would definitely switch to a mostly vegetarian anti-inflamm. organic diet and try the Oxy powder as well. I would think if I was in her situation, this could bring a lot of relief. Then I'd go through the cleanses and see if they help. But those are just my thoughts, I'm no doc. =)

    Please let me know if I can help in any way! I'm always here to listen.

  5. hey lucy,

    I am eager to try this but i was wondering if HCI is an additional ingredient for the 9:45 pm first day step. Thank you so much please reply ASAP

  6. Hi There, Good for you!
    What is HCI?

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