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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?

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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Person diagnosed with gallstones, is it safe to try epsom salt, apple juice, olive oil, and lemon juice cleanse? Nutritionist gave this recipe.

Person diagnosed with gallstones, is it safe to try epsom salt, apple juice, olive oil, and lemon juice cleanse? Nutritionist gave this recipe.

Safe but won't work: This is an attempted cure but is really quackery. There is absolutely no proof that this works at all. People will believe they are seeing stones in their stool but this is not true. Regardless, it is safe to try this but it won't work. ...Read more

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If you have lemon juice mix with olive oil and you take it every morning what benefits or side effects it has?

If you have lemon juice mix with olive oil and you take it every morning what benefits or side effects it has?

Better to put it on: Your food or salad. The omega 3's are good in olive oil, and lemon juice in water helps alkalinize your body, but straight can damage the enamel of your teeth. So a tsp diluted in a glass of water would be okay (and safe for your teeth.) ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink a mixture of lemon juice and olive oil every morning?

Is it safe to drink a mixture of lemon juice and olive oil every morning?

Safe, but why?: I don't know what good this would do, but it certainly won't be harmful, assuming no more than a couple ounces of oil and that you're not trying to control your weight. (An ounce of olive oil has about 250 calories.) If in moderation and you like the taste, feel free. If not, don't do it. ...Read more

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My mom 68 yo. Is olive oil n lemon juice for flushing the gallstone could work for her?

No: Nothing has been found to dissolve gallstones. If she doesn't have gallbladder symptoms leave the gallbladder alone. If she has symptoms, the gallbladder should be removed if she is otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed w/ gallbladder polyps & stones. He passed out green&black feces after drinking olive oil & lemon juice. Were that stones?

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 more

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What oils should I apply to the scalp to prevent hairloss, dandruff and hair thinning. Heared olive oil with lemon juice is the best remedy. Thanks?

What oils should I apply to the scalp to prevent hairloss, dandruff and hair thinning. Heared olive oil with lemon juice is the best remedy. Thanks?

Old wive's tale: I am afraid that this is just a myth. Perhaps the massage effects on the scalp may be beneficial but I am not aware of any truth to this. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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.

May not be.: Gallbladder (gb) surgery is usually proposed for a poorly functioning gb, ie: lowered ejection fraction, associated with abdomen RUQ pain. A gb "cleanse" may not make any difference; but one could try and see if it works for you. ...Read more

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Is it problematic to swallow 3/4 of olive oil a few hours after taking epsom salts for a liver cleanse?

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 more

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Can you tell me how to do I liver cleanse without the apple/olive oil mix?

Can you tell me how to do I liver cleanse without the apple/olive oil mix?

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

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What are the benefits of drinking warm water with honey, lemon juice and coconut oil? Thank You :)

What are the benefits of drinking warm water with honey, lemon juice and coconut oil? Thank You :)

Lemon Miracles!: Flushes out the toxins, excellent source of Vitamin C, contains pectin fiber is good for colon health, balances to maintain pH of the body, aids digestion & increases bile production, great source of Ca, Mg, P, K & citric acid. Prevents multiplication of pathogenic bacteriae, decreases joint inflammation.Prevents skin wrinkles, eye health, production of digestive juices. Google for coconut oil benefits! ...Read more

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Is lemon juice and tobasco sauce a good liver flush and how should I do it?

Is lemon juice and tobasco sauce a good liver flush and how should I do it?

No such thing: There's no such thing as a liver flush. Avoid toxins like alcohol and excessive tylenol (acetaminophen) and you won't need to flush your liver. Be well. ...Read more

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Can lemon juice treat fatty liver?

Can lemon juice treat fatty liver?

Only if you lose wt: Weight loss and healthy diet could help with fatty liver. No direct relationship with lemon juice. ...Read more

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Is consuming 1 WHOLE lemon juice in water everyday healthy? Any drawbacks? Effect on liver enzymes? Thanks a lot for your time

Is consuming 1 WHOLE lemon juice in water everyday healthy? Any drawbacks? Effect on liver enzymes? Thanks a lot for your time

That's fine: It sounds a lot more wholesome that the overpriced "special water" you can buy, or the over-sugary or artificial fruit beverages that most people prefer. I'm like you -- I enjoy the more subtle flavors, especially those right from nature. Enjoy yourself. ...Read more

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Hello doctor. I am a dark skinned lady, I am currently using coconut oil allover body and also lemon juice on my knees and elbows coz they tend to look?

Hello doctor. I am a dark skinned lady, I am currently using coconut oil allover body and also lemon juice on my knees and elbows coz they tend to look?

GOOD MOISTURIZERS: Coconut oil or for that matter any barrier cream or oil leaves a thin film of a barrier on the skin. This allows the natural oil of the skin to be trapped by the body for a longer time. This allows to lock in the moisture and reduces dryness of the skin. When the skin is dry it tends to look rough and tends to crack. So you can continue. ...Read more

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It was suggested to me that adding a teaspoon of olive oil to a glass of orange juice daily would increase hdl. Is this true? Possible side-effects?

It was suggested to me that adding a teaspoon of olive oil to a glass of orange juice daily would increase hdl. Is this true? Possible side-effects?

Olive oil: It is well known fact that olive oil has beneficial effect on both ldl.And hdl.Bot why would you like to drink olive oil in a glass of orange juice. You should use olive oil for cooking and enjoy the taste of coocked food and derive the health benefits. Olive oil brings the LDL (bad cholesterol) down and raises the (good cholesterol)hdl. But if you want to drink the cocktail that's ok. ...Read more

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Steam inhaler! Is it safe to add anything to the water from a "steam inhaler."was thinking maybe salt, lemon, olive oil. What would be safe? Vicks/other?

Steam inhaler! Is it safe to add anything to the water from a "steam inhaler."was thinking maybe salt, lemon, olive oil. What would be safe? Vicks/other?

Avoid that: Avoid trying to inhale household items you have found around the house. You do not need any of those things in your lungs. Vicks helps when applied to your chest or the bottom of your feet for congestion. If you are ill see your doctor. ...Read more

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more