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Gallbladder Cleanse Olive Oil
Do any of you have opinions re holistic gallbladder "cleanses" using epsom salts, olive oil and lemon juice. What is left after all the tests ?
Don't "cleanse"!: The ingredients you mentioned have no bearing on "cleansing" your gallbladder. In fact, epsom salts may harm your kidney. The gallbladder contains concentrated bile produced in the liver, & it empties in response to dietary fats. There is no physiologic way to wash out your gallbladder, so please don't waste your time and risk your health! ...Read more
My husband was diagnosed w/ gallbladder polyps & stones.He passed out green&black feces after drinking olive oil & lemon juice.Were that stones?
Not gallstones: The combination of olive oil, lemon juice, and digestive enzymes in our gut creates "soap stones"; these are not gallstones. There is medication, however, that can sometimes dissolve stones.However, it is an ineffective alternative to surgery--the gb is a "gallstone factory"--new stones will form within a few years. Lastly, a polyp can be pre-malignant: if > 1 cm, the gallbladder should be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gallstones, need gallbladder removed, heard drinking apple juice, olive oil n lemon juice passes the stones, one is very large. does it work?
Hi, I like to ask, can we get red from gallbladder stone by natural treatment :Apple juice & Epsom Salt, Olive oil & Orange juice, any risk in this?
Myths: Nope. Not in any way would taking olive oil help heal the liver. ...Read more
Unnecessary: You don't need to cleanse your liver. Your liver cleanses your body from various toxins but it's not like an air filter that you need to replace every few months. ...Read more
Is it problematic to swallow 3/4 of olive oil a few hours after taking epsom salts for a liver cleanse?
Be careful: The olive oil is meant to get your gallbladder contracting to push things out. If you have a few stones in there, you may end up in a world of hurt. Consider suporting the liver through supplementation, in which case "detox" will occur naturally. Make sure you take fiber to insure that toxins are bound up and excreted in your stool. Probiotics can help - certain bacteria recirculate toxins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a cleansing for 3 days, every month, good or bad? A cleanse being no food but a drink consisting of epsom salts, grapefruit juice and olive oil.
No proof: There is no proof of any benefit nor of safety from cleansing, regardless of regimen. There is no proof that any toxic stool builds up in your colon. Just eat plenty of fruits & vegetables on a daily basis. While i can't speak for south africa, in the states, we recommend screening colonoscopy for low risk patients beginning at 50yo. Prep for that will clean out bowels but not necessary every mont. ...Read more
Is gallstone cleanse effective so to avoid surgery? It is a type of diet where u eat 4x apple juice w/ olive oil and epsom salt for 6 days.
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