Has anyone tried a GALLBLADDER FLUSH??

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   Posted 12/28/2011 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys,

Just wondering if anyone with GERD has ever done a gallbladder/liver cleanse or flush??? If so, did it help or hurt your GERD??

The one I am doing involves drinking apple juice for a week, then doing a flush with olive oil, citrus juice (not GERD friendly) and epsom salts. I am concerned about the citrus juice part b/c I have avoided all things citrus for 8 months since my GERD began.

Anyone's GERD cured or significantly improved after a flush/cleanse??

Thank you :)


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   Posted 12/29/2011 4:18 AM (GMT -6)   
This is a naturopathic method of cleansing or detoxification. I'm not sure it would help GERD unless you definitely had some problem with your gall bladder, in which case it may make you very uncomfortable and somewhat chained to the bathroom. Do you have a naturopathic practitioner guiding you? The idea of the gall bladder cleanse is really to relieve a "toxic liver" and I think other measures can achieve that, if you go with the idea that a liver can be toxic. A low fat diet without animal products or sugar or alcohol would "rest" the liver and gall bladder and this tends to be done with liver cleansing herbs such as milk thistle.

I did train and qualify in naturopathic nutrition but these cleansing methods are not so popular now and also the practitioner runs the risk of litigation. It's one of those things where the mainstream medical practitioners say either it's ineffective and has no effect, or they say it's dangerous and shouldn't be done at home . . . In theory if you had gall stones and did manage to flush them, there is the risk of getting a blocked bile duct, becoming jaundiced and having to trot off to hospital . . . . Have you had your gall bladder scanned?

Do let us know how it goes if you manage to complete it,

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