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How do you flush the gallbladder?

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One way to perform a gallbladder flush involves drinking as much apple juice as possible in addition to regular eating from a Monday morning to noon on Saturday, according to Dr. David Williams. Following that with a couple of doses of disodium phosphate and grapefruit juice completes the process.

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On the Saturday at the end of the apple juice regimen, it's important to limit the evening meal to grapefruit juice, grapefruit and other citrus fruits and juices. When it's time to go to bed on Saturday, the individual should take 1/2 cup of warm, unrefined olive oil mixed with 1/2 cup lemon juice. Alternatively, the person might choose 1/2 cup of unrefined olive oil followed by a small tumbler of grapefruit juice, Dr. Williams states. Following up with one more serving of disodium phosphate the next morning completes the flush.

As people go through the process, some notice nausea when drinking the citrus juice and olive oil, but this feeling doesn't take long to dissipate. Discomfort under the rib cage on the right side of the abdomen indicates that the gallbladder has activated. The flush releases more bile than usual into the system, and some people report changes in stool, such as the presence of what looks like green peas. These are just softened particles from the gallbladder and indicate effective cleaning, reports Dr. Williams.

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