It couls be that eating 2 to four fairly small apples (a Delicious cross from my tree) a day did have an effect on the sludge. I've been making a tea with Pau d'arco, hoarhound, milk thistle, marshmallow root. Last week I noticed that I was congested and very gassy and bloated again then passed a lot of bile sludge after eating a meal that had lots of canola oil. Sort of a natural Liver-Flush but my whole upper intestine was very irritated and I had a lot of reflux. So a day or two later I did a Clark's LF, used Senna tea to help get all the sludge out and passed mucus and sludge and lots of forms - parasites I couldn't id or maybe large cells for the next 2 days. Toward the last I did see some yeasts and granules of dark old blood from high in the intestine. I also used Clark's Iodine several times a day. Also digestive enzymes. And 3 days doses of green Black-Walnut and one dose of gbw + Wormwood .
I started feeling better yesterday afternoon and today I was able to eat breakfast of veges and lamb. I still feel some congestion and soreness in the upper abdomes and will repeat most of the above in 2 weeks.
I'll see if I can find some articles abut treating bile system overgrowths. Years ago I read that treating enteric pathogens in people who had them in their bile wasn't very effective. This was tried with typhoid carriers but new treatments may have come out since then.