I have been told by my relatives and my dad about the liver & gallbladder flush by Andreas Moritz.
Was quite skeptical about passing out stones - especially huge calcified ones. And more incredibly, without pain due to the apple juice softening the stones. But logically speaking, mini stones as well as sludge can move out of the system with a flush, that I believe.
Read some reviews on him being a quack, but on the other hand I heard positive reviews from many who have done the flush - including stones with a 80% cholesterol composite (bile only contains 0.3% cholesterol, and olive oil has none, so the "stone" has a high chance of being a cholesterol stone).
It will be fair to give the procedure a try before judging.
I did not follow Andreas Moritz's instructions in the book 100%. But I did my best to do so, including eating meals lighter in fat throughout the 7 day program.
Six 1 litre cartons of apple juice, I use the German brand Bio Voelkel. The juice is organic and unfiltered.
Day 1 to 5
1 carton of apple juice throughout the day. Everything was more or less ok, except more frequent urges to go to the toilet.
I finished the 1 carton apple juice by morning according to instructions. It was terrible. May be too acidic for my stomach to handle. By early afternoon, I started to get terrible pains and aches on my upper back and shoulders. Later on, it developed to slight pain and tenderness in my stomach area. Since you have to fast after lunch, I can't eat anything to help with what feels like a gastric problem that used to happen during my university days of irregular meals. I was quite scared as it was the last day and I still have to drink the lemon+orange+olive oil emulsion at night, but didn't want to give it up.
This problem went on for a few hours until I drank the Epsom salt once I reach home around 7+ pm.
I felt tired, dizzy, and tender at my stomach area, so went to sleep (not in the detox protocol).
(This is very important especially if you have gastric problems. My gastric problem was slight in the past, and dormant until this cleanse. So if you intend to do this cleanse with a gastric problem, it may be better to use an apple juice alternative mentioned in the book. Certainly not 1 litre of apple juice in the morning on day 6.)
After another dose of epsom salt at around 9pm, I down the emulsion around 11pm and prayed it won't kick up a gastric attack. The emulsion felt "spicy" in the stomach - something I dread. But I kept to the instructions of lying on the right side of the body for 20 minutes before changing positions. You can feel movements on the liver side of your tummy. I couldn't get back to sleep until after a long while of tossing and turning.
(I do not think this is will be a problem with people who do not have a gastric problem. So far my family members did not have such complains)
After the Day 6, I awoke feeling better. Stomach is still a little sore, but not creating problems. I can feel more movements in the gall bladder. Drank the last two doses of Epsom salt solution (urgh!).
Plenty of diarrhea but no "stones" at all and I had pain in my kidney area during the flush. Was pretty disappointed. However, my colleague told me about an improvement in my skin tone, so perhaps it helped if at all. They say you may need more than 1 flush to get results. So I think I may do that, but maybe omit the apple juice on day 6, substitute the epsom salts and perhaps take a kidney support before the flush.
GreenDot @ Paya Lebar Square
1 week ago