The liver is a vital organ and a gallbladder and liver cleanse can help keep it functioning at an optimal level. The liver filters the blood of toxins, viruses and bacteria and metabolizes drugs, it also plays an important role in the body’s immune system. The liver uses Kupffer cells , a type of white blood cell, to destroy viruses, bacteria, old or damaged blood cells, and other substances that are filtered through the liver.

Consequences of a damaged liver

When the liver is damaged, its ability to carry out functions is compromised as is its ability to fight infection, manufacture essential enzymes and proteins, secrete bile to aid digestion, absorb and store vitamins A, D, E and K, to make and regulate hormones , and to remove wastes from the blood.

Causes of liver damage

The liver can be damaged by recreational and prescription drugs , and by a build-up of toxins absorbed into the body through the skin, through respiration, or through the ingestion of foods that contain toxins. The liver is also damaged through an autoimmune attack such as non-infectious hepatitis, and also by viral hepatitis, and cancer.

Cancer does not usually start in the liver, but is usually transported to the liver from the colon , sinuses, lymph nodes, lung, pancreas, and stomach. Our liver is under extreme pressure due to the large amounts of toxins present in the air, food, water and the environment that we have in our body.

Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse

First of all, the liver is a wonderful organ. The liver is amazing and regenerates its cells to repair damage and heal itself . This function further assists us in working towards restoring our liver.

The large amounts of processed foods, toxins, and stress make it difficult for the liver to perform the tasks it was created for, cleanse the body, and restore itself in the process.

We can help you by giving you a break by eating more raw foods, reducing your intake of medications when they are not needed, reducing and stopping alcohol consumption, and drinking plenty of water. You can learn more about the foods that can help cleanse the liver , while pursuing a preventive diet for liver disease and liver deterioration.

There are different versions of liver and gallbladder cleanse , among them is the one developed by Dr. Hulda Clark and found in his book ” The cure for all advanced cancers .” The following cleaning method is derived from his book.

The bile ducts in the liver carry bile to a large duct called the ” common bile duct .” The liver produces large amounts of bile a day, a digestive juice that emulsifies fats. (1)

Bile flows from the liver to the common bile duct, where it is stored in the gallbladder. When we eat protein or fat, the gallbladder contracts and flushes the bile into the intestine. As shown in the picture, the gallbladder and ducts can become blocked preventing the flow of bile that interferes with normal digestion.

The accumulation of gallstones causes back pressure on the liver and causes the liver to slow down the production of bile.

With the accumulation of gallstones much less cholesterol leaves the body, and cholesterol levels rise. Gallstones are porous and can pick up bacteria, cysts, viruses, and parasites that leak through the liver. These stones become a constant source of substances that are harmful to the body.

Let’s clean the liver and gallbladder

You should cleanse the kidneys and colon before doing the liver cleanse.

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The kidneys remove liquid waste and the colon removes solid waste. Cleansing the kidneys and colon first will help optimize the liver cleanse that will occur later.

It is recommended to cleanse the body of parasites before liver cleanse as it is more difficult to remove gallstones without killing the parasites in the first place. More stones can be definitively eliminated if a parasite cleaning is done earlier.

Black walnut and wormwood are two herbs that are used specifically to kill parasites, you can find more information at your local herbalist. Papaya seeds are also a great ally to cleanse the body of parasites.

It is also suggested to drink plenty of fresh apple juice made from organic apples for 2-3 days before cleansing. Apple juice contains malic acid that dissolves and softens gallstones for a more successful liver cleanse.

Since liver cleansing causes the gallbladder to squeeze, it is possible that gallstones can lodge in the gallbladder opening. Because of this, it is suggested that the procedure should only be performed under the care of a healthcare professional. Although there are some people who do it on their own successfully.

Prerequisites to liver cleanse

It is suggested that you do not start any of these cleanses unless you are living a reasonably healthy lifestyle. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just eat mostly raw, whole foods, exercise and get enough sleep, and cut down on processed foods considerably.

There are people who live an unhealthy lifestyle and decide to do an extreme fast or a cleanse. There are no shortcuts to real health. Going into sudden, extreme action could make you feel worse, not better. And you should always consult a specialist, doctor and nutritionist before trying any information you see on the internet.

Some of the methods outlined below are milder and good if you are just starting out with a detox.


The foods that you may be eating prior to cleaning can be fresh and whole foods, can include dark green vegetables, raw nuts and seeds, dairy products (if you are not lactose intolerant ) and meats from free-range animals , and low-glycemic fruits like apples and berries. The following articles on our blog may be of use to you:

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Having a strong and agile body will give you the conditioning and mobility of the body that will facilitate a better elimination, for this you must perform exercises that can help you improve physical condition and prepare the body for a better cleaning.

Abdominal exercises tone and activate your digestive organs. With about 10 minutes of abs training you can even get a flat stomach . For this you can try the 5 best exercises to lose abdominal fat .

Colon cleansing

This route of elimination must be working efficiently to quickly eliminate the toxins that are released. If your colon is clogged, a heavy olive oil and lemon cleanse might make you wish you hadn’t started it.

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Prepare the way first. Protects teeth from citric acids

Citric acids can be very destructive to healthy teeth.

Keep some baking soda on hand. Immediately after drinking your cleansing drink, dip a wet toothbrush in a small amount of baking soda and go over all your teeth.

The alkalinity of the baking soda neutralizes the citric acids on your teeth and your mouth will feel much better. (Rinse your mouth after brushing: Don’t swallow the baking soda).

Cleansing with lemon, grapefruit and olive oil

These are the detailed instructions for you to perform the liver and gallbladder cleanse.

Morning drink:

It’s nice to have an early light dinner before this easy cleanup.


  • 1/2 of red grapefruit
  • 1/4 small lemon
  • 1 small clove of garlic, grated
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil first cold extraction.


  1. Cut half of the grapefruit into 4 slices and remove the peel. Cut the lemon wedge and do the same. Add the citrus chunks to the blender. Add the grated garlic (optional) and the olive oil.
  2. Mix at low speed and the drink is ready to be consumed.
  3. Lemon and grapefruit pulp contain bioflavonoids (vitamin C complex), but if you prefer to strain the pulp, you can.

* It is recommended that you wait 1 hour before eating.

This is simply the next step. You drink the drink in the morning and at night, and in between you can consume herbal teas, vegetable broth and raw vegetable juice that provide sustenance.

The day before and the day after such a cleanse, eat lightly – mostly raw salads, a little protein, and raw fruits.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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