BackBenders Gall Bladder Cleanse
Lemon Olive Oil Liver-Gallbladder Flush #1
The simplest of the cleanses, use it before you go to bed. Use 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and 1/4 cup Lemon juice (fresh is best) Drink the olive oil, chase it with the lemon juice. Lie on your right side! Use 4 days in a row. This is an easy one you can do every couple months. Do a fast too, it is a great way to get your body the rest it needs!
Lemon Olive Oil Liver-Gallbladder Flush #2
This is simply the next logical step using the above recipe. It is a short (2 - 3 day) fast. The lemon olive oil drink is taken morning and evening and in between, herb teas, vegetable broth and raw vegetable juice provide sustenance.
The day before and day after such a cleanse, eat lightly - mostly raw salads, a little protein, and raw fruits.
Lemon Olive Oil Liver-Gallbladder Flush #3
1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup olive oil, and a teaspoon epsom salts... (It tastes terrible,) but wow, does this one work!
The gall bladder is a hollow organ that lies directly under the liver. It is connected to the liver and upper portion part of the small intestine by tubes called ducts. The gall bladder's purpose is to collect and store bile from the the liver then release it at the appropriate time into the small intestine. It is a muscular organ, contracting during the first part of digestion. Ingesting fatty meals can increase the intensity of the contraction.
Bile, is a greenish yellow secretion that is produced in the liver and passed to the gallbladder for concentration, storage, or transport into the first region of the small intestine, Bile is composed of bile acids and salts, cholesterol, pigments, water, and electrolyte chemicals that keep the total solution slightly acidic (with a pH of about 5 to 6). Bile is continually secreted from the cells of the liver into the common bile duct and gallbladder; once in the
gallbladder it is usually concentrated to about 5 times-and sometimes as high as 18 times-the strength of the original secretion. The amount of bile secreted into the duodenum is controlled by the hormones secretin, gastrin, and cholecystokinin and also by the vagus nerve. About 250 to 1,000 millilitres of bile (before concentration) are produced daily by the liver.
Bile salts are composed of the salts of four different kinds of free bile acids (cholic, deoxycholic, chenodeoxycholic, and lithocholic acids); each of these acids may in turn combine (conjugate) with glycine or taurine to form more complex acids and salts. Bile salts and acids can be synthesized from cholesterol or extracted from the bloodstream by the liver. They pass from the liver into the intestine, where they act as detergents to emulsify fat and reduce the surface tension on fat droplets to prepare them for the action of pancreatic and intestinal fat-splitting enzymes. (have you ever put a drop of soap in a sik of greasy water? The grease moves! and separates) The salts are large, negatively charged ions that are not readily absorbed by the upper region of the small intestine; consequently, they remain in the intestine until most of the fat is digested. In the lower intestine, the salts and acids are absorbed and passed back into the bloodstream until they are once again extracted by the liver; this cycle, from the liver to the intestine and blood and then back to the liver, is called enterohepatic circulation. Some salts and acids are lost during this process; these are replaced in the liver by continual synthesis from cholesterol. The rate of synthesis is directly related to the amount of acids and salts lost. Bile salts do not normally reach the colon; when they do, however, they inhibit the absorption of water and sodium, causing a watery diarrhea.
Bile salts and acids are transported in a fluid that contains water, sodium, chloride, and bicarbonates. This fluid is produced in the liver, and it serves to neutralize acid passed from the stomach into the small intestine. Water-insoluble wastes that the liver removes from blood, such as cholesterol, steroids, drugs, and hemoglobin pigments, are carried in the fluid to the excretory system.
The bile that is stored in the gall bladder contains various products and byproducts of the liver's metabolism. In addition to the enzymes that will help to breakdown fat, there are chemicals, hormones, cholesterol, and heavy metals. These products and byproducts are usually co-joined with various amino acids, minerals and vitamins. This makes the products and byproducts easier to eliminate into the intestines and out of the body. The gall bladder can sometimes form stones from the constitute parts of bile. These stones can range from pea size to golf ball size or larger. In addition to stones reducing size and scope of the gall bladder's function the bile itself can become thickened. This in turn may cause a sludge buildup on the stones themselves. Both of these problems will restrict the storage and flow of bile and reduce the body's ability to digest foods.
Symptoms that may indicate gallbladder disturbance and/or stones include pain (very severe at times) under the right lower ribs possibly extending to the right shoulder, vomiting, bloating and gas (especially after a fatty meal), cold sweats, belching, food intolerance, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of eyes).
Who needs a gall bladder flush anyway?
The most common indicators for gall bladder 'weakness' is stomach upset after a meal with oil, fat, or has been fried...
Other than that, here are the groups most commonly affected by gall bladder problems..
1. Over weight.
2. Late 30's to 40's is when it begins...
3. Being female...
4. Stressful lifestyle...
For those that have no gall bladder due to surgery, any of the flushes will help to clear your liver out.