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1. The Liver Cleanse of Andreas Moritz
Cleansing the liver bile ducts and gallbladder is one of the most important and effective approaches
to improve your health. The liver cleanse requires six days of preparation, followed by 16-20
hours of actual cleansing. To remove the stones trapped in these two organs you will need the following
Apple juice Six 1-liter (32oz) containers
Epsom salts* 4 tablespoons dissolved in
three 8-oz glasses of water**
Virgin olive oil, cold-pressed One-half glass (4oz)
Either fresh grapefruit (pink is best),
or fresh lemon and orange combined*** Enough to squeeze 2/3 glass of juice
2 pint jars, one with a lid
Note: * Look for Epsom salts that can be used internally.’ In German-speaking countries it is
known as Bittersalz. In the U.S. you may find it at most major drug stores, Super Target,
Walgreeens or any natural food store. Some packaging labels describe it as a natural
laxative. In countries where it is unavailable, use Magnesium Citrate instead.
** I have chosen ‘glass’ (8oz) instead of ‘cup’ as a measuring unit to avoid confusion
about what ‘cup’ means on different continents.
*** If you cannot tolerate grapefruit juice or if it tends to make you nauseous you
may use equal amounts of freshly squeezed lemon and orange juice instead. The
effect is the same with either cho
• Drink 1 liter (32oz) of packaged apple juice per day for a period of six days. (You may drink
more than that if it feels comfortable). The malic acid in the apple juice softens the gallstones and
makes their passage through the bile ducts easy. The apple juice has a strong cleansing effect.
Some sensitive people may experience bloating and, occasionally, diarrhea during the first few
days. Much of the diarrhea is actually stagnant bile, released by the liver and gallbladder
(indicated by a brownish, yellow color). The fermenting effect of the juice helps widen the bile
ducts. If this becomes somewhat uncomfortable, you can mix the apple juice with water. Drink the
apple juice slowly throughout the day, between meals (avoid drinking the juice during, just before
and two hours after meals, and in the evening). This is in addition to your normal water intake.
Note: Preferably use organic apple juice, although for the purpose of this cleanse, any good brand
of commercial apple juice, apple concentrate or cider works just as well. It may be useful to rinse
your mouth with baking soda and/or brush your teeth several times per day to prevent the acid
from damaging your teeth. (If you are intolerant or allergic to apple juice, see the other options
explained in Having Difficulties with the Cleans, at the end of this section.)
• Dietary recommendations: During the entire week of preparation and cleansing, avoid taking
foods or beverages that are cold or chilled; they chill the liver and, thereby, reduce the
effectiveness of the cleanse. All foods or beverages should be warm or at least room temperature.
To help the liver prepare for the main flush, try to avoid foods from animal source, dairy products
and fried food items. Otherwise, eat normal meals, but avoid overeating.
• The best time for cleansing: The main and final part of the liver cleanse is best done over a
weekend, when you are not under any pressure and have enough time to rest. Although the cleanse
is effective at any time of the month, it should preferably coincide with any day between full moon
and new moon. The 6-day preparatory period can start 4-5 days before the full moon. You should
avoid doing the actual flush on full moon day which is the day when the body holds on to bodily
fluids. New moon is most ideal time for liver flushing since this is the time when the body is more
engaged in self-cleansing and self-repair than during other times of the month.
• If you take any medication: During the entire week of preparation and cleansing, avoid taking
any medication, vitamins or supplements that are not absolutely necessary. It is important not to
give the liver any extra work that could interfere with its cleansing efforts.
• Make sure that you cleanse your colon before and after you do a liver cleanse. Having
regular bowel movements is not necessarily an indication that your bowel is unobstructed. Colon
cleansing, either done a few days before or, ideally, on the sixth day of preparation, helps to avoid
or minimize any discomfort or nausea that may arise during the actual liver flush. It prevents back
flushing of the oil mixture or waste products from the intestinal tract. It also assists the body in
swiftly eliminating the gallstones. Colonic irrigation (colon hydrotherapy) is the fastest and easiest
method to prepare the colon for the liver cleanse. Colema-board irrigation is the second most
preferable method (see details in the following section).
• What you need to do on the sixth day of drinking apple juice: If you feel hungry in the
morning, eat a light breakfast, such as a hot cereal; oatmeal is the most ideal choice. Avoid sugar
or other sweeteners, spices, milk, butter, oils, yogurt, cheese, ham, eggs, nuts, pastries, cold
cereals, etc. Fruits or fruit juices are fine. For lunch eat plain cooked or steamed vegetables with
white rice (preferably Basmat efined sea or rock salt. To repeat,
do not eat any protein foods or fats in any fo !
i rice) and flavor it with a little unr
rm Otherwise, you might either feel ill during the
actual cleanse or have no results at all. Do not eat or drink anything (except water) after 1:30 p.m.,
otherwise you may not be able to flush out any stones! Follow the exact timing given below to
receive the maximum benef the least amount of discomfort
during this process.
The Actual Cleanse
it from the liver flush and to suffer
6:00 p.m.: Add four (4) tablespoons of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) to three 8 oz. glasses of
filtered water in a jar. This makes four servings, ¾ glass each. Drink your first serving now. You may take
a few sips of water afterwards to get rid of the bitter taste in the mouth or add a little lemon juice to
improve the taste. Some people drink it with a large plastic straw to bypass the taste buds on the tongue. It
is also helpful to brush your teeth afterwards or rinse out the mouth with baking soda. One of the main
actions of Epsom salt is to dilate (widen) the bile ducts, making it easy for the stones to pass. Moreover, it
clears out waste that may obstruct the release of the stones. If thirsty, you may drink some water before
the second serving of Epsom salts. (If you are allergic to Epsom salts or are just not able to get it down,
you may instead use the second best choice – magnesium citrate – at the same dosage.)
8:00 p.m.: Drink your second serving (¾ glass) of Epsom salts.
9:30 p.m.: If you have not had a bowel movement until now and not done a colon cleanse within 24
hours, take a water enema; this will trigger a series of bowel movements.
9:45 p.m.: Thoroughly wash the grapefruits (or lemons and oranges). Squeeze them by hand and
remove pulp. You will need ¾ glass of juice. Pour the juice and ½ glass of olive oil into the pint jar. Close
the jar tightly and shake hard, about 20 times or until the solution is watery. Ideally, you should drink this
mixture at 10:00 p.m., but if you feel you still need to visit the bathroom a few more times, you may delay
this step for up to 10 minutes. Note: Petit Vata types and children may only need two-third to half amount
of the oil mixture.
10:00 p.m.: Stand next to your bed (do not sit down) and drink the mixture of juice and olive oil, if
possible, straight. Some people prefer to drink it through a large plastic straw. If necessary, take a little
honey between sips, which helps chase down the mixture. Most people, though, have no problem drinking
it straight. Do not take more than five minutes to complete drinking the mixture (only elderly or weak
people may take longer).
LIE DOWN IMMEDIATELY! This is essential for helping to release the gallstones! Turn off the
lights and lie flat on your back with 1-2 pillows propping you up. Your head should be higher than your
abdomen. If this is uncomfortable, lie on your right side with your knees pulled towards your head. Lie
perfectly still for at least 20 minutes and do not speak! Put your attention on your liver. You may even
feel the stones traveling along the bile ducts like marbles. There won’t be any pain because the
magnesium in the Epsom salts keeps the bile duct valves wide open and relaxed, and the bile that is
excreted along with the stones keeps the bile ducts well lubricated (unlike during a gallstone attack). Go
to sleep if you can. If you cannot fall asleep, remain in bed nevertheless. Otherwise, the cleanse may be
Only get up if you feel the urge to have a bowel movement. Check if there are already small gallstones
(pea green or tan colored ones) floating in the toilet. You may feel nauseous during the night and/or in the
early morning hours. This is mostly due to a strong, sudden outpouring of bile, gallstones and toxins from
the liver and gallbladder. In some cases, some of the oil is forced back into the stomach or it takes longer
than usual for the oil to leave the stomach. The nausea will pass as the morning progresses.
The Following Morning
6:00-6:30 a.m.: Upon awakening, but not before 6 a.m., drink your third ¾ glass of Epsom salts (if
you feel very thirsty drink a glass of warm water before taking the salts). Rest, read or meditate. If you are
very sleepy, you may go back to bed, although it is best if the body stays in the upright position. Most
people feel absolutely fine and prefer to do some light stretching exercises, such as Yoga.
8:00-8:30 a.m.: Drink your fourth and last ¾ glass of Epsom salts.
10:00-10:30 a.m.: You may drink freshly pressed fruit juice at this time. One half-hour later you may
eat one or two pieces of fresh fruit. One hour later, you may eat regular (but light) food. By the evening or
the next morning, you should b provement. Continue to eat
light meals during the followin nderwent major “surgery,”
albeit without medical intervention and harmful side effects.
oat in the toilet because they
contain bile compounds (see Illustration 12a). The stones come in different shades of green and may be
bright-colored and shiny like gemstones. Only bile from the liver can cause the green color. Gallstones
ma light-colored stones are the most recent. Blackish stones are
the d others are as big as two or three centimeters in diameter
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The Results You Can Expect
During the morning and, perhaps to some degree also during the afternoon and evening, you will have
a number of watery bowel movements. These initially consist of stones mixed with food residue, and then
just stones mixed with water. Most of the released stones are pea-green and fl
y come in all sizes, colors and shapes. The
oldest. Some are pea-sized or smaller, an
out 1 inch). There may be dozens and, sometimes, even hundreds of stones (of different sizes and
colors) coming out at once (see Illustration 12b).
Also watch for stones that are tan or white in color that may sink to the bottom with the stool. These
are calcified and semi-calcified gallstones that are released from the gallbladder and contain heavier
substances with lesser amounts of cholesterol (see Illustrations 12c&d). Fully calcified stones don’t float
in the water. All the green and yellowish stones are as soft as putty, thanks to the action of the apple juice.
You may also find a layer of white or tan-colored chaff or foam floating in the toilet. The foam
consists of millions of tiny white, sharp-edged cholesterol crystals that can easily rupture small bile ducts.
They are equally important to release.