How to Get Rid of Gallstones Naturally

gallbladder cleanse presented by Cultured Palate

Have you ever had a gallbladder attack?

I had my first when pregnant with our 8th child and after an all-you-can eat pizza buffet – a high fat meat! It was no fun, in fact, it was quite painful! As a nurse, I knew that I was a prime candidate for gallbladder surgery. Having cared for gallbladder patients, I knew that it was a difficult surgery and I did not want it! In seeking an alternative to gallbladder surgery, my father introduced me to a gallbladder cleanse, also called a gallbladder flush.

I have continued to use the recipe that I will give below, as needed with success. Until I started the GAPS diet, I would use the flush once a year or so. Since I have been on the GAPS diet, interestingly, my gallbladder attacks increased during the first 8 – 10 months or so. During this time, I did the gallbladder cleanse monthly until my stones subsided. Whatever the reason, the GAPS diet seemed to accentuate my gallbladder problem. My gallbladder was not functioning properly and through the healing process of the GAPS diet it is now much better and the need for a gallbladder cleanse in almost unnecessary.

Before I give the recipe …

Did you know that nearly 1 million gallbladders are removed yearly?

Over 20 years ago, gallbladders were removed surgically and the recovery period was slow and painful.  The traditional “open” gallbladder surgery has almost completely been replaced with the introduction of laparoscopy. Laparoscopy uses small instruments and a lighted tube equipped with a video camera, all inserted through tiny abdominal incisions. The recovery period is quicker and less painful with a laparoscopy making it the preferred method of removal.

Unfortunately, the number of gallbladder operations has risen 40 percent since the introduction of the laparoscopy! Perhaps the doctors would prefer to avoid severe attacks so, the gallbladder is removed with vague symptoms like bloating and gas. This equals unnecessary surgery!

Laporascopic removal of the gallbladder while used commonly is not without risk. Accidental severing of the bile duct, which can cause permanent liver damage, occurs in 1 to 2 percent of laparoscopies—three times more often than in open surgery!

Function of the Gallbladder:

The gallbladder is located just under the liver and has a very important role in the digestive process.

According to Wikipedia:

In vertebrates the gallbladder (cholecystgall bladderbiliary vesicle) is a small organ that aids mainly in fat digestion and concentrates bile produced by the liver. The surgical removal of the gallbladder is called a cholecystectomy.

To put it another way, it emulsifies fats. Think of trying to wash greasy dishes without soap. It is almost impossible. Why? Because soap emulsifies the grease. Similarly, the gallbladder stores bile and bile acids, which emulsify the fat eaten so it can be properly transported through the intestine into the blood stream.

Bile is made in the liver, then stored in the gallbladder until the body needs it to digest fat. At that time, the gallbladder contracts and pushes the bile into a tube–called the common bile duct–that carries it to the small intestine, where it helps with digestion. Under certain conditions the bile can harden into stones.


Types of Gallstones:

There are two two types of gallstones:

1. Cholesterol stones made up of hardened cholesterol are usually yellow-green. 80 percent of gallstones are cholesterol stones. They are caused by too much cholesterol, bilirubin, or not enough bile salts or when the gallbladder does not empty as it should.

Gallstones - cholesterol stones

2. Pigment stones made of bilirubin are small, dark stones. Their cause is uncertain although they tend to occur in people with cirrhosis, biliary tract infections, and hereditary blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia – these conditions cause too much bilirubin to form.

Gallstones - pigment stones 180


Either type of gallstones can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. The gallbladder can develop either one large stone, hundreds of tiny stones, or almost any combination.

Symptoms of a Gallbladder Attack:

If gallstones lodge in any of the ducts that carry bile from the liver to the small intestines, a gallbladder attack occurs. Symptoms have a rapid onset and may include:

  • Steady pain in the upper abdomen that increases rapidly and lasts from 30 minutes to several hours
  • Pain in the back between the shoulder blades
  • Pain under the right shoulder
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Recurring intolerance of fatty foods
  • Belching
  • Gas
  • Indigestion

An easy way to determine if your pain is related to the gallbladder is to press down below on your last rib on your right side and lined up with your nipple – if there is pain there is a good chance that you have a gallbladder problem.

Curing Symptoms Not the Problem:

The removal of the gallbladder is a procedure called Cholecystectomy. Of the 1 million cholecystectomys or gallbladder removals that are done yearly, it is estimated that only a few thousand actually need to come out! Sadly, as many as half of the patients continue to have pain after the gallbladder is removed. Rather than treat the symptoms, more care should be taken to heed the warning signals and determine why the gallbladder is not functioning properly.

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One way to relieve congestion in the gallbladder is a gallbladder cleanse or flush. I am not a medical doctor and do not pretend to give medical advise but I do want to share what has worked for me. The following recipe is one I have used since my first attack in 2002. I use it when I begin to experience pain in my right side, just under my ribs. It is a pain that once you have, you recognize instantly.  While I normally do not have severe pain (because I do the flush before it gets too bad), I have procrastinated and had sever pain, nausea and vomiting – all of which are relieved by the following cleanse and passage of gallstones.

Gallbladder Cleanse Recipe

Drink 1 qt of apple juice each day for 5 days. Drink the apple juice in addition to your regular diet.  The apple juice contains limonoid which helps soften any gallstones and alleviate any pain you are experiencing.

On the 6th day:

Do not eat anything after 6 pm.

At 6 pm, take 1 Tbsp Epsom salt with a full glass of water. Mix the Epsom salt in the water – it takes a bit of stirring. I take a big breath and down it quickly!

At 8 pm repeat 1 Tbsp Epsom salt with a full glass of water.

At 10 pm – mix and drink quickly, 4 oz. olive oil (from my affiliate -where to buy) and 4 oz. lemon juice.

Go to bed and in the morning you will pass any gallstones you may have. I normally have varying sizes of bright green gallstones visible in the toilet. The Epsom salt acts as a laxative to quickly remove the gallstones from the intestinal tract.

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  1. I would just like to say I completed my cleanse this morning, and by the look of things I successfully moved quite a glut of stones from my innards. To those who are anxious that this may be painful or terrible in some way , as I was, I would just like to reassure you that the apple juice part was no biggy, the epsome, because I know how foul it tastes, I dissolved in a small amount of hot water, about one large mouthful, I let it cool then slugged it down followed by a glass of warm honey water.( water with a spoon of honey in it) that went well also, both times. I was dreading the oil, but that also was no big deal. I didn’t sleep well, but that was because of the cats fighting next door. I had no pain at all, and a couple of moments of nausea which passed very quickly. I intend to do this agin very soon. Good luck. It doesn’t hurt, promise .

  2. Khristine Torres says:

    hi dina. my dad has gallstones hed like to eliminate through the help of your recipe. he is a dialysis patient. is it safe for him?

  3. I have a question, I have done this before but I had a question; what if you do the olive oil and grapefruit(I did that receipt instead of lemon) during bedtime you really have to go and can’t hold is that alright if you go or should i hold it in and sleep it off? (can you please email me)

    • Anoush, if you have to go – go and don’t hold it in – the Epsom salt is a laxative and it is common to go during the night although I have never passed stones before morning.

  4. Hi Dina-Marie,

    I am a 17 year old female and have been diagnosed with gallstones by ultrasound last Thursday. I am scheduled to see a surgeon in the next few weeks and get a second opinion on if I should get my gallbladder taken out. I have heard it is uncommon for someone of my age to get gallstones. I am not the healthiest teenager in the world but I do try my best. I am only about 15 pounds overweight. Should I try this before I get looked at by the surgeon, or see what he says and then try it? I am very scared because I have never had any kind of surgery before and am actually scheduled to get my wisdom teeth taken put this coming Monday so I am double scared on a possible two surgeries!! Please respond!

    Thank you so much!

    • Cheyanne, it is up to you as to when you do the cleanse – all I can say is that if it were me, I would probably do the cleanse beforehand and hopefully save the visit to the surgeon. Let me know how it goes!

  5. My Dr. says my gallstone in huge…. it’s the size of my gallbladder… is this cleansing good for me to try since my stone is so large… will I be able to pass it without creating another situation?

  6. leo letour says:

    I followed your suggestions and did the gallbladder flush in early January and passed a lot of small stones. The only glitch was serious heartburn in the night after drinking the olive oil and lemon juice. When I couldn’t take the pain anymore I took a zantac. Is there a more natural solution to taking this antacid?

  7. What if Îm not sure how big the stones are or is,, and already started doing a flush

    • Cindy, I have never known how large my stones were and have not had a problem.

      • thank you for this. If the gall stones are in the gall bladder how do they flush out from there because the liquids go into the stomach or does this only work if they are in the intestine so they can be flushed. Sorry, I can’t work it out. I am waiting for ultrasound to see if I have them. I am experience a feeling of what feels like something stuck around my sternum feels hard and worse after I’v eaten. I was quite bloated but that seems to have abated but the stuck pebble like feeling is constantly there has anyone else experienced similar symptoms for this condition?

  8. Hi.. I just got diagnosed with gallstones. Want to ask if its possible to drink apple juice in packet? Or shoukd I get it fresh?

  9. Danny Anderson says:

    I just finished my Gallbladder cleanse 3 days ago. WOW! I passed 220 stones. Some the size of a penny! One was 3/8″ diameter ans 3/4″ long. I did not experience any pain. I plan on doing another cleanse in 3-4 weeks.

  10. I’m on the third day of the cleanse….and I’ve read a lot of the comments and answers….am I the only one that has to stay close to the bathroom for a few hours after I drink the apple juice? And on my sixth day, I want to go to church so I want to wait til lunch time to drink my juice. Will that effect the cleanse by doing it around 1ish? Thanks so much for your time and information. I called my kinesiologist and he stated that this is an effective way to remove gall stones from the gall bladder :)
    Much appreciated,

    • I know you must be busy with life….so here it is Sunday, and I’m going to work it as planned….I guess I’ll let you know tomorrow if it was not a great idea….Thanks so much, Lianna

      • I don’t know what I’ve done wrong. But I did not read on anyone’s comments about how painful it would be in releasing the gall stones. The pain and radiating burning were so intense as I’ve never felt…and immediately hemorrhoids formed. With coconut oil applications, they have now gone away (by last evening). I’m not an ignorant woman and read and reread the instructions. So, I’m at a loss as to what I’ve done wrong…any help would be great. I still believe this worked; I just had no idea of the painful outcome…

    • Lianna, it does not matter what time of day you drink the juice so it is fine to go to church and drink it later.

  11. Hello Dina-Marie,

    I am a Filipino national, 41 years old; I am working abroad in Saudi Arabia. I am Thankful that Lord God giving me to surf and read your article “How to get rid of gallstones naturally”. Last December 17, 2013 I have a gas pain in my stomach in 3days then at the hospital, The Doctor says I have a symptom of a multiple gallstone at my gallbladder in the ultrasound checked so I am worried because he said to me to do operations to remove the gallbladder. I am not confident that I have a gallstone because I don’t want to remove my gallbladder He gave me a medicine to cure my stomach pain and it works. My second ultrasound on January 16, 2014 for reassurance to check again the doctor says it seem has it a gallstone but he give me a medicine for flushing for 1 week but I am not satisfied. I am not stopping praying to the Lord God and He gave me a sign and He answers my prayer that I have read this article website I am happy there is an option to cure and flushing the gallstone. I am following these procedures that I have read, I am gladly today February 14, 2014 I had been seen as many gallstones in my stool and it are hard same as stone “green color”. I have a taken a picture but I don’t know how to attach. As of now, I am very happy and Thankful to the Lord God. God Bless Dina Marie to share your experiences.


  12. Hi,
    I have 3 stones 6mm,8mm and 10mm.
    Should I try out this flush or will i get into a medical emergency.

    • Mandy, I cannot tell you for sure. You will have to decide if it is worth the risk to potentially get rid of the gallstones naturally with the risk that they might get stuck or just opt for traditional medical intervention.

  13. Hi Dina,
    when you are on your 6th day, what actually happens in the morning when you pass the gallstones? Will I be sick with diarrhea or anything or will I just past any stones in my urine. Can you be specific on the passing process. Thanks

  14. AWANISH KUMAR says:

    i have gallstone of size 23mm can i remove by this method.

    • Awanish, that is a large stone and I would be careful. If you are willing to take the risk of having to have the gallbladder removed but possibly passing it… that is a decision you will have to make.

    • Did you decide on doing the cleanser with your large stone I have a large one too but dont know if I should try it

  15. Hi
    This recipe was a success. I did go to bathroom a lot , after the first glass of epsom salt, almost the entire night, which irritated my bottom very bad, especially because I have hemorrhoids. It was super, super painful because of this and it took me three day to recover , BUT…I ELIMINATED THE GALLBLADDER STONES.

  16. I am 24 weeks pregnant and gallstones are suspected (but not diagnosed). Is this remedy safe during pregnancy and do you feel it would still be beneficial although I haven’t been officially diagnosed with stones, only inflammation. Thanks!

    • Alyssa, I did my first cleanse while pregnant with out child after having a gallbladder attack and I had no problems and the pain relief was wonderful! I would not worry about waiting until you are officially diagnosed – many people do this cleanse yearly as a preventative measure to keep their gallbladder clean.

  17. Is 3/4 of an inch gallstone big? I am on my 6th day hoping to pass my 1 gallstone – it is 2.1 cm according to my dr. I am hoping to pass it tomorrow morning.

  18. Can you drink apple juice throughout the day or do you have to drink it in a close time frame?

  19. oK, so here is whats going on with me I had an ultrasound done in Jan 2014. becuase I was complaining with abnominal pains and ended up at the hospital days later with a attack. results came back that I had no shadowing of stones and that my gallbladder wall was not thickned but there is a small amount of sludge, and my common bile duct measures 3mm. My primery physiscian told me not to worry about it that I should just not eat any fatty foods and continue with a healthy diet and exercise. But than I started gettin side pains on the right side of my waist under my ribs and pack pain, so I decided to get a second opinion and went to go see another Primery phisycian and he reffered me to go see a surgeon becuase I might need to have my Gallbladder removed :( which I thought was pretty rare that both doctors have different diagnosis.
    So I went to go see the surgeon yesterday and he suggested surgery to have my gallbladder removed :( (((
    and I really want to avoid surgery. Plus I’ve only had one attack and than never again. just some back pain.

    Sorry my story is so long, But should I still try the Flush? is it safe? even thought i was suggested surgery? I think I will go and get another opinion about surgery before I go thru with it.

    Thank you

    • Andrea, all I can tell you is what I would do – if surgery has been recommended anyway, you really have nothing to lose. I decided that for me, it was worth the risk of having a stone stuck (which would require surgery) and to know that I had tried to avoid surgery by doing everything I knew to do.

  20. Does anyone have these symptoms? I started with this 2 1/2 weeks ago my symptoms at the moment are a continual type of ache as if I have a stone stuck, like something is pressing, the feeling feels like it also travels periodically under my rib cage and directly up the middle of it like sitting in my upper oesophagus bit. It sits at the very bottom of the rib cage right in the middle of it not to the right. It feels little sore when pressed. It went away for 4 days and now is back same place. I also have more wind than usual in the morning. It will sometimes abate after a few hours and go away for awhile. It is waking me up early in the morning with a dull ache that gets steadily worse as I go through day to the point that is all I can think about. I burp a bit more than usual but I want to, to try and get relief from it but this doesn’t work. I have ultrasound scan appointment but can’t fit me in for a month and then have to wait a week or so for results, don’t think I will last this long! What are other people’s symptoms?

    • Stella, I have same symptoms and was just diagnosed with gallstones via ultrasound. I m going to do the cleanse before I decide on surgery. Good luck.

  21. My Mother age is 65 years old. I just wanted to confirm that , this salt has any drawback , Because my mother is old lady. I want that she use that reciepie which suits in her age. and that salt must not have any side effect for her. I will be very thankful if i got good respond urgently about it. Does the age affect to use this remedy of not. Or gallbladder can be destroy ?

    • Beenish, I have not heard of any ill effects of doing the cleanse at older ages, in fact, my father, who gave me the recipe, used it in his 70′s.

      • Very urgent reply require,
        Here stones are 10mm to 12mm. Should we do this formula or not. I mean 10mm stone can pass through easily or not. Please clear me.

        • Beenish, I can not say whether they would pass or not as there are many factors involved. I am sorry not to be more help but you must decide if the possibility of passing the stones outweighs the risk of them becoming stuck as a result of the cleanse.

  22. do I use fresh juice or which juice do you recommend?

  23. Hi Dina-Marie,
    I don’t know if I have gallstones or not, but I would like to do the cleanse. I started to experience some symptoms that concerned me regarding bloating, color of stool and it being ‘pasty’ (I know, TMI!) It came on suddenly and it’s been this way for a week. I do not have health insurance to find out what is going on. When it first occurred, I had constant belching and a foul taste to that, but this has since stopped. I get occasional heartburn though. The stool is the palest of yellow. The first day that this all began I woke up feeling sick and had violet projectile vomiting, but I only experienced the vomiting that morning. My stomach is bloated and distended; do you think the cleanse would help? Thanks for your input.

    • Debbie, I can’t say that you are experiencing gallstones but I don’t think it would hurt for you try the cleanse.

      • Michael Stout says:

        If Your Stool Is Pale and your urine is dark. you are in trouble. This means your Liver isn’t working, no fats no alchohol and get it checked by a doctor fast you could have duct blockage like my cousin who had surgery 3 day ago there was no passing an egg sizes stone which had scarred the bile duct already. I was setting him up for a flush and then they thought to tell me after the stone was the size of an egg. I suggested removing the stone and keeping the gall bladder but the surgeon said it was to damaged. You owe it to yourself to get a scan if your under this much duress and then make a decision.I know lots of people who have been successful flushing as a maintenance procedure or at the first signs of terouble but that the problem with stone there is no symptom until you have a problem.. Good Luck

    • If you are having very pale stool you need to be checked right away. Something is blocking your bile duct. This is what causes pale stools. Please watch for yellowing of skin and eyes.

  24. i just did a cleanse very similar to this one because i have attacks every once in a while. but the one i was given is just a little different, but i think next time i will try yours, but probably without the epsom salt. the one i did, you drink a gallon of apple juice a day for 2 days (but i can never get that much in me, this time i got about 1.5 gallons) without eating those 2 days, then the evening of the second day, do the olive oil and lemon juice. then the next morning drink a quart of grapefruit juice (and after that you can eat). that was this morning. i passed at least 15 stones (that is just what i saw, there were probably more), the biggest 3 or 4 being about the size of the nail on my first finger. my mom thinks im crazy to drink all that apple juice, but if it means i dont have to go through surgery, i’ll do it! she just had her gallbladder removed a few years ago, after i tried to get her to do this cleanse instead. but she wouldnt do it and ended up in surgery.

  25. Hi, i’m 20 and my doctor told me I have gallstones which isn’t a serious problem for me and it won’t harm me. However, me being the curious person that I am, looked online about Gallstones and what it can do later on if worse was to come. My Gallstones (the doctor said) it small. I heard/seen about the cleanse and i’m on my last day of the apple juice. Tomorrow I drink the salt and olive oil stuff :/. I was just wondering do I just mix the olive oil and lemon juice together and just drink it, or do i mix it with water? Please let me know asap before I do it tomorrow :| thank you!

  26. Oh and one more thing I forgot to mention, there was one day when i only drank 1 or 2 cups of apple juice because it causes serious chest burns to me, is the cleanse still going to work? Cause the other days even today i’ve drank all 4 cups

    • Bibi, it should be fine – let me know how it goes.

      • Well I did the cleanse but honestly I’m not sure it worked. When I drank my water with epsom salt at 8 an hour after I had diarreha. Then at 10 I drank the olive oil and lemon juice, went to bed and my night was gross! I had diarreah and felt like throwing up so bad (but I didn’t). Woke up this morning and I had no dirreah at all :|

  27. Hello,
    Can I do this during the day not the night time?

    • Grace, I would not do this during the day when you are active – as the recipe is written, at night, once you take the olive oil and lemon juice you lie down and go to sleep.

  28. Hi Dina-Marie,
    Thank you so much for sharing.I was scheduled for surgery last year, but didn’t go through with it. I was not comfortable with getting the surgery, but more uncomfortable when I read the pain may come back. After reading that, I decided against it. My question is when I’m ready to go to bed after drinking the mixture does it matter which side I sleep on?


  29. Will this recipe also do a liver flush? If not do you have a recipe for a liver flush?

  30. I have a 2.8 cm gallstone stated by doctors can I use this cleanser

    • Nancy, I cannot tell you a definite size that is safe to do this cleanse but 2.8 cm is a large stone and I would not try it.

      • I been reading this blog and there are people who had some as big as there first finger nail and one that was 2.3cm I really want to try it im so scared of surgery but I dont know yet do you know if they stones dissolve any with the apple juice. Also what is the purpose of the epson salt. Thank you

  31. Joanna Marquez says:

    I am very scared, as everyone knows gallbladder attacks are VERY PAINFUL!!! I recently had a baby and I can say the attacks are worse than giving birth. I recently got diagnosed with gallstones, but with my baby I had a c-section so when I get attacks it’s so hard to find a stop where I feel comfortable because of my c-section. I want to try this but I’m scared it’s going to hurt, but I can’t take the attacks anymore. ;( but my question is what kind of diet do you recommend for gallstones?

    • Joanna, I would look at the GAPS diet to make sure you gut bacteria is predominately good and then make sure you are eating REAL food with healthy fats.

  32. Dear Dina-Marie,

    I have been suffering for quite a while now and am awaiting the results of a stomach scan. But I’ve had a couple of friends who have had gall stones, and my symptoms are pretty similar to theirs. Strange, because most of the people I know who have had gall stones are young and healthy and have well-balanced diets. Shucks! I think these things just happen.

    Anyhow, considering I have a couple of weeks till I see the specialist, I think I will give this a go! If I do try it out, I will be sure to post up the results and let you know!


  33. Is there something else that you could use instead of epson salts. Epson has some sulfa in it and I am allergic to the sulfa.

    • Teri, I am sorry but I don’t have a suggestion. That being said, the Epsom salt is used for its laxative affect so perhaps another laxative – I’m just not sure???

  34. Hi Dina-Marie,
    I am going to try this cleanse but a little scared about how the night would go after the olive oil intake. I earlier was recommended a herbal concoction with olive oil for liver cleanse by my ayurvedic doctor. The oil and it’s effects were so gross, I discontinued after some time. Right now my question is, I have hyper acidity. Is taking that much lemon juice safe? I am afraid I might get an acidity attack.Should I substitute that with something else?


  35. I live in state of Fl, was diagnose with gallstones, of course the surgeon is recommending surgery. He didn’t even bother to tell me how big the stones were . Just that my gall bladder needs to be removed and that the stones were a side affect from my gall bladder not functioning well. I am going to try this cleanse in a few days. I want to be home on the 6th and 7th day in case I am in pain. Thanks for taking the time to post this. I will let you know if it works. Also if I pass the stones, how often do I need to do this again. Regards tasb

  36. Do you have to drink the quart of apple juice all at once or just throughout the day. Could I drink 1/4 of a quart four times a day?

  37. Hi, Dina. i had a little doubt i needed to clear with you. My mom, you see, suffers from this problem and she is also a diabetic patient. she has thyroid, and cholesterol too :( she is scheduled to have her gall bladder removed this year but i am determined to first try out the natural way. i cannot stand her taking so many medications. Please help out on this. Will this be safe for her when she has so many other complication esp. diabetes.

    • Salika, I really can not say, I am not a doctor but my biggest concern would be her diabetes and the apple juice – it does contain a large amount of sugar. I believe, somewhere in the comments someone offered an alternative for diabetics – I have heard that grapefruit juice can be substituted.

  38. Elaine Richey says:

    I am diabetic…If I drank that much apple juice it would increase my blood glucose too much. What do you suggest?
    Help, in pain

  39. Hi,
    Wondering if Epsom salt could be harmful for people with high blood pressure!

  40. Carol MacNeill says:

    I’ve been having pain on and off for 2 weeks now. I have an ultra sound scheduled for Tuesday with my doctor saying it will result in surgery if ultrasound shows stones. My question is this…I’m preparing for my first colonoscopy this Friday and have been using Miralax since last Friday (as ordered by doctor). I’ll be doing the big cleanse and clear liquid diet on Thursday. I really want to do this cleanse but I wonder if I really need to drink all the apple juice since I’m already cleansing my system with the other stuff. Do you think I could just go straight to the Epsom salt and oil part or is the apple juice a definite important part of it all? Thanks!

    • Carol, the purpose of the apple juice is to soften the stones allowing them to pass easily and without any pain – it is an important part of the cleanse.

  41. Amber McDowell says:

    Am I currently 7 weeks pregnant is it safe to use the method while pregnant?

  42. Dion Marie
    Hi! I was diagnosed with gallstones last may. Several of allopathic doctors advised me to get my gall bladder removed as apparently its of “no use “. And last month I went to a homeopathic doctor who suggested me this method (Liver flush). For past 3-4 days I have been suffering from gallbladder pain and today again I was advised by the doctor to get the surgery done. My stone is about 9mm in size. Now my dilemma is that whether I should go for the gall flush? Because even my mother had to get her gb removed after my father looked and failed to get any natural method.
    Should I try it? What if it gets stuck somewhere in between?

    • Shuchita, there is the possibility of a large stone becoming stuck in the duct but for me, I have felt that I would rather try the flush even if I ended up having an emergency gallbladder removal and know that I had done everything I could to avoid it! I know this line of reasoning is not for everyone but I will be praying for you as you make your decision as to what is right for you. Let me know!

  43. Hi dina
    i am having gallstone in gallbladder which is 19 mm and suffering from back pain.
    i went to buy Epsom salt from pharmacy and they asked me for what is this salt for ? when i said them to remove gallstone… they told me its used externally. is this true ? does Epsom salt varies from brand ?
    Epsom salt contain what ? plz help me out am suffering very badly

    • Shenaz, the Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate and I use the Dr Teal’s brand. It is sold as a soaking solution but on the back of the bag are instructions for using it as a laxative.

  44. Hi Dina,
    I am 56 years old, was having pain last week, went to emergency , ultrasound shows I have 2 stones 1.9 cms. I am a diabetic. Now pain has subsided after dr has given some medicines,
    But dr says, I must remove gallbladder. I am not sure, if I want to do that. Dr said, if I try what you have said, there is possibility that stones could get stuck in tube, and that might be
    More risky. What would you suggest. Can I try, honestly I want to try. Please guide me.

    • Naresh, there is a risk and if a stone becomes stuck, you would potentially need surgery to remove it. All I can say is that you must evaluate the risk. For me, I have wanted to try the cleanse and thought that if I ended up with surgery, I would have the satisfaction of knowing that I had tried to avoid it. I realize this is not for everyone.

  45. So I tried the cleanser Sunday night and passed about 10-12 that were visible. So after drinking the epson salts I had the runs, which I was expecting based on other comments. Also I couldn’t sleep much, my 3 year old was sick. I had no pain, just some disturbances from the epson salts. However, I am having fever today, not sure if I caught the virus from my daughter, or if I have an infection. I am going to see what happens today. How often should I try this cleanser? Also do you have a cleanser to flush the fat from you liver? Thank you so much again.

    • Tasb, I would suspect that you have caught the virus from your child especially since you are not having pain – if you do begin having pain in the gallbladder area, you should seek a physician. I have done this cleanse monthly while on the GAPS diet but now maybe once or twice a year. I am sorry, but I do not have anything for your liver.


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