Liver Flush Foolishness: The Farce and the Facts

I was taught how to do a simple Liver Flush during my training as a Polarity Therapist. Since then and especially with the emergence and growth of the Internet many techniques have some to light.

Some of these are not traditional or part of Natural Medicine and may be either useless or even dangerous.

People are taught to swallow doses of Epsom salts and cupfuls of Olive oil. This runs the risk of severe pain and risk of death!

confusion of different cleansing and detox terms
The amount of confusion of most experts on Detox shown here

All of this is risky with no cleansing or detox of the Liver.

So in this Post I want to look at all the variations and comment on their use and benefits and risks. And to put it into perspective I’ll share with you what I was first taught so long ago before the internet was born!

The Liver Flush was invented by Dr Randolph Stone and taught in Professional Trainings to Polarity Therapy students. The Flush was done as a small part of a whole system of clean vegetarian eating and herbal teas a – Here it is extracted from the book written by my Polarity teacher, Franklyn Sils, called the “Polarity Process”

Liverflush Recipe – original recipe from Dr Randolph Stone

Mix together in a blender if you have oneā€¦
The juice of a grapefruit or several Oranges
4 to 6 Tablespoons of lemon or lime juice
1 to 3 Tablespoons of pure cold pressed Olive Oil
1 to 3 cloves of garlic
Optionally add some grated ginger and a pinch of Cayenne pepper

That’s the real version of Liverflush and that is preceded as I said, by clean vegetarian meals for as long as possible and followed by Liverflush Tea.I guess I better give you the Recipe for that too, so here it is extracted from Dr Stone’s book “Health Building – The Conscious Art of Living Well.

The following purifying diet should be taken as long as there is constipation, high blood pressure, arthritis, rheumatism, pain, swelling, congestion, toxicity, and overweight…
“Instead of bed tea in the morning, take two or more cupfuls of hot herb tea made of Licorice Root, Anise or Fennel, Peppermint, Fenugreek, and Himalayan Mountain Violet , [Flax],
… Several glassfuls of this may be taken at a time in the morning between meals, or any other time, night or day, as desired…

I don’t know how many times I have followed this basic Liverflush process but I can tell you that it is gentle, effective as part of the overall process and safe.
Take a look at how much oil he recommends – 1 Tablespoon – there is more in the average salad dressing. Ask yourself if people run to the bathroom and pass 100 stones after a small salad for lunch?

As a final point there is no using of taking Epsom salts by mouth in the original recipe – doing so can be dangerous and I strongly recommend against it. Use Epsom salts in your bath – and don’t drink the bath water!!

The Farce of the Flush

The people who do the so called Liver Flush claim that they pass dozens or hundreds of stones. They imply that these so called stones were in the Gall bladder and were flushed out by the process.
In fact the so called stones are clusters of Olive oil partially digested by bile acids. Obviously the more Oil they swallow the more “Stones” they will pass. People are deluding themselves and risking that a real stone my dislodge and rip the Bile Duct which is a Medical Emergency.

Long story short – a real recipe used safely by experts for raising the health of the liver has been distorted and sabotaged by unqualified and dangerous people.
It is more over useless at doing what it claims. You can build your health, I will show you lots of ways how you can take charge of it. And all of them will be safe.

I would like to acknowledge the superb videos on YouTube by Dr Michele Martinez and the books mentioned above.

Alex Newell ND

I'm Alex Newell and I am a Physicist who retrained as an Osteopath and Naturopath when my own health began to decline in my 30's. In fact I kept training and asking questions and began writing books and blogging over the last few years. The purpose of this blog, naturaldetoxblog.com is to help those with an interest in Natural Health Care to improve their health and detox and chelate industrial chemicals out of the brain and body in a safe and effective way. Please feel free to ask questions and contact me

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