Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Amazing Liver Cleanse by Andreas Moritz

I'm no stranger to Andreas Mortiz' Amazing Liver Cleanse (to gently flush out liver and gallstones from the body). I have done the cleanse successfully about 6 times now. It's been two years since the last time, and my body is definitely giving me signs that it would benefit from another Liver cleanse, so I'll share my process, that closely (identically) follows Andreas' process. To follow his process it is imperative to follow it exactly, especially on flush day. This is basically a 6 day process, 8 days including the rest period after, but I choose to make it a 9 day process (I call the first day Day 0 to document the book's 8 day process).  

My 1st Liver Flush in 2016- April 19th – April 27th
April 19, 2016 - Drink Colosan – Day 0 – Pre-prep (Colosan is a gentle way to clean the colon by turning the undigested material into CO2, waste and water, to eliminate it effortlessly).
April 20, 2016 - April 24, 2016 Day 1-5 - Prep with 32oz of Apple Juice daily and eat only Warm foods and drinks (avoid anything chilled)
April 25, 2016Day 6 - Liver Flush Day – Pre-Flush Colonic in afternoon
April 26, 2016Day 7 - Rest day to pass stones (take relaxing salt bath)
April 27, 2016 Day 8 - Post-Flush Colonic in afternoon

Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse – *Consume Everything WARM*

First Cleanse Kidneys: for 1-2 weeks before the Liver Cleanse week
-Consume kidney detox drinks such as Cranberry Juice, Chanca Piedra, dandelion root, ginger, and uva ursi daily
-Drink Apple Cider Vinegar with lemon in warm water in the mornings
-Drink lots of water throughout the day
-Drink Diatomaceous Earth in water in the early hours on the day or before bed – it’s a wonderful internal cleanser.

Kidney Detox drinks – Drink one a day for week prior to cleanse prep
Drink 1 - 2 cups Watermelon & 1 Lime, peeled
Drink 2 - 2 Carrots & 1 large Cucumber
Drink 3 - 1 cup Radish, 1 cup Purple Cabbage & 1 rib Celery

Day 0 - Before Prep drink Colosan (a great boost by cleansing the digestive track)

Foods to avoid - Follow a low-protein diet as much as possible, avoid animal protein of any kind, including dairy, eggs, poultry, fish, and seafood, as these foods are high in phosphorus and encourage calcium deposition. Also avoid rhubarb, chocolate, and all caffeinated products, as these foods increase calcium oxalate or uric acid in the kidneys and could elicit a kidney stone attack in susceptible people.

The HOW of a Liver and Gallbladder cleanse:

I detail the actual cleanse and prep, but I would highly suggest you read the book if you want to do the actual cleanse, as it goes into a lot of detail. 
·         Six 32oz portions of apple juice divided for 8oz glass of apple juic x4 per day or (1/2 tsp of malic acid in an 8oz glass of water x4 per day)
·         4 TBSP Epsom salt dissolved in three 24 oz of water (divided into 4 portions of ¾ cups)
·         1/2 cup cold pressed virgin olive oil – that’s 4oz (make sure it’s high quality like California Olive Ranch)
·         2/3 glass of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice or lemon and orange juice combined
·         Fresh vegetables to eat warm during the 6-day prep (only eat warm or room temp healthy foods)

The 5 Prep Days before the Liver Flush day (Day 6)

Day 1 – Day 5 - Drink 32 oz (one quart) split into 3-4 servings of apple juice or alternative malic acid drink every day for the five days. I drink 3 servings of ½ tsp of malic acid in 8oz of water daily with 2-3oz of apple juice to sweeten the drink.  The malic acid softens the stones to make them easier to pass.  I found the sugar content to be way too much for me in pure apple juice, especially on flush day when you drink the whole 32 oz in the morning, so I buy organic pure apple juice and pour a small amount for sweetness in 8 oz of water with ½ tsp of Malic Acid per serving (consume this amount 3-4 times through the day…I suggest mixing the drink at the time of consuming. You can prep the whole thing in the morning if you choose, but can’t put it in the fridge because it needs to be room temp. I keep the apple juice in the fridge then use warm water).

Eat as 'vegan' as possible during the cleanse and don’t overeat. Avoid taking vitamins or medicines of any kind if you can help it. If you are on prescription medication be sure to consult your doctor before stopping any medication.

It may be useful to rinse your mouth out with baking soda and/or brush your teeth after drinking the mix to prevent the acid from damaging your teeth.

Do the actual cleanse on a weekend, or when you can be home all day, as some discomfort may occur.  You also want constant access to the bathroom to relieve stones. I make sure I have the full day off on the actual liver cleanse day, and the 2 days after. You will need to book an appointment for a Colonic early in the day of the cleanse and two days after.

A Typical day for me during the 5-day prep time before Flush day (day 6):

6AM-8AM8 oz of water with ½ tsp of Malic & 4oz of apple juice
10 AMBreakfast – Steel cut oats with 1 banana and maple syrup
12:30PM8 oz of water with ½ tsp of Malic & 3oz of apple juice
2:30PM Lunch – veggie soup or steamed veggies with quinoa or basmati rice
4:30PM8 oz of water with ½ tsp of Malic & 3oz of apple juice
6:30PMDinner – veggie soup or steamed veggies with quinoa or basmati rice
8:30PM – My daily Golden milk drink) Almond milk, turmeric, honey, ginger, betaine powder, cinnamon & pepper) I drink this nightly, and works just fine during the cleanse as well. The only thing I omit during the cleanse is adding the coconut oil for the evening drink. 

*Rest is important during this week, so during my regular gym time I do a gentle workout such as walking around 5pm. 

Day 6 - Drink the full 32 oz of apple juice or alternative citric acid mix in the morning hours, eat a light breakfast if you are hungry, and only drink water after 1:30 PM.  I choose to have the colonic mid-day, and out of the 5 times I’ve done this cleanse I’ve never felt a need to eat on this day.

If you feel hungry in the morning, eat a light breakfast, such as a hot cereal; oatmeal is the most ideal choice. Avoid sugar or other sweeteners, spices, milk, butter, oils, yogurt, cheese, ham, eggs, nuts, pastries, cold cereals; etc. Fruits or fruit juices are fine. For lunch eat plain cooked or steamed vegetables with white rice (preferably Basmati rice) and flavor it with a little unrefined sea or rock salt. To repeat, do not eat any protein foods, butter or oil, or you might feel ill during the actual cleanse. Do not eat or drink anything (except water) after 1:30PM, otherwise you may not flush out any stones! Follow the exact timing given below to receive the maximum benefit from the liver flush.

Before 1:30PM – It’s strongly advised that you do an enema or colonic at this point. I always play it safe and get a professional colonic.  

1:30 PM - Stop eating, and do not drink anything except water.

6:00 PM - Prepare a jar of 24 oz of water mixed with 4 TBSP of Epsom salt (you will divide this into 4 servings).  Drink 1st ¾ cup of the Epsom salt water mix at 6PM (1st portion).  Pinch your nose and try breathing through your mouth to help to bypass some of the nasty taste. You may take a few sips of water afterwards to get rid of the bitter taste in the mouth or add a little lemon juice to improve the taste. I just have a wedge of lemon that I suck on right after. One of the main actions of Epsom salt is to dilate (widen) the bile ducts, making it easy for the stones to pass. Moreover, it clears out waste that may obstruct the release of the stones.

8:00 PM – Drink 2nd ¾ cup of the Epsom salt water mix

9:30 PM – If you have not had a bowel movement until now and have not done a colon cleanse within 24 hours, take a water enema; this will trigger a series of bowel movements. Very important to clear the path to release the stones. I always have a Colonic in the afternoon of this day so this is never necessary for me.   

9:45 PM - Thoroughly wash the grapefruits (or lemons and oranges). Squeeze them by hand and remove any pulp. You will need ¾ glass of juice. Pour the juice and ½ glass of olive oil into the pint jar. Close the jar tightly and shake hard, about 20 times or until the solution is watery. Ideally, you should drink this mixture at 10:00PM, but if you feel you still need to visit the bathroom a few more times, you may delay this step for up to10 minutes.

10:00 PM: Stand next to your bed (do not sit down) and drink the concoction, if possible, straight. Some people prefer to drink it through a large plastic straw. If necessary, take a little honey between sips, which helps chase down the mixture. Most people, though, have no problem drinking it straight. Do not take more than 5 minutes for this.

LIE DOWN RIGHT AWAY! This is essential for helping to release the gallstones! Turn off the lights and lie flat on your back with 1-2 pillows propping you up. Your head should be higher than the abdomen. If this is uncomfortable lie on your right side with your knees pulled towards your head. Lie perfectly still for at least 20 minutes and try not to speak! Put your attention on your liver. You may even feel the stones traveling along the bile ducts like marbles. You can have a cloth soaked with warm water and apple cider vinegar to place over liver while laying down. There won’t be any pain because the magnesium in the Epsom salts keeps the bile duct valves wide open and relaxed, and the bile that is excreted along with the stones keeps the bile ducts well lubricated (this is very different in the case of a gallbladder attack where magnesium and bile are not present). Go to sleep if you can. If at any time during the night you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, do so. Check if there are already small gallstones (pea green or tan colored ones) floating in the toilet. You may feel nauseous during the night and/or in the early morning hours. This is mostly due to a strong, sudden outpouring of gallstones and toxins from the liver and gallbladder, pushing the oil mixture back into the stomach. The nausea will pass as the morning progresses. As described, that was my experience as well.

Day after Liver Flush

6:00-6:30AM: Upon awakening, but not before 6am, drink your 3rd ¾ cup of Epsom salt mix (if you feel very thirsty drink a glass of warm water before taking the salts). Rest, read or meditate. If you are very sleepy, you may go back to bed, although it is best if the body stays in the upright position. Most people feel absolutely fine and prefer to do some light exercises, such as Yoga, Qui Gong and Tai Chi.

8:00-8:30AM: Drink your fourth and 4th and last ¾ cup of Epsom salt mix.

10:00-10:30AM: You may drink freshly pressed fruit juice at this time. One half-hour later you may eat one or two pieces of fresh fruit. One hour later you may eat regular (but light) food. By the evening or the next morning, you should be back to normal, and feel the first signs of improvement. Continue to eat light meals during the following days. Remember, your liver and gallbladder underwent major surgery, albeit without harmful side effects.

The Results You Can Expect
During the morning and, perhaps, afternoon hours after the cleanse you will have a number of watery bowel movements. These initially consist of gallstones mixed with food residue, and then just stones mixed with water. Most of the gallstones are pea-green and float in the toilet because they contain bile compounds.  The stones come in different shades of green and may be bright colored and shiny like gemstones. Only bile from the liver can cause the green color. Gallstones can come in all sizes, colors and shapes. The light colored stones are the newest. Blackish stones are the oldest. Some are pea-sized or smaller, and others are as big as two or three centimeters in diameter (about 1 inch). There may be dozens and, sometimes, even hundreds of stones (of different sizes and colors) coming out at once. Also watch out for tan-colored and white stones. Some of the larger tan-colored or white stones may sink to the bottom with the stool. They are calcified gallstones that were released from the gallbladder and contain heavier toxic substances with only small amounts of cholesterol. All the green and yellowish stones are as soft as putty, thanks to the action of the apple juice. You may also find a layer of white or tan-colored chaff or ‘foam’ floating in the toilet. The foam consists of millions of tiny white, sharp-edged cholesterol crystals, which can easily rupture small bile ducts. They are equally important to release.

Try to make a rough estimate of how many stones you have eliminated. To permanently cure bursitis, back pain, allergies or other health problems, and to prevent diseases from arising, you need to remove all the stones. This may require at least six cleanses which can be performed at two to three-week or monthly intervals (do not cleanse more frequently than that). If you cannot cleanse this often, you may take more time between cleanses. The important thing to remember is that once you have started cleansing the liver, keep cleansing it until no more stones come out. Leaving it half clean for a long period of time (three or more months) can cause greater discomfort than not cleansing it at all.

The liver, as a whole, will begin to function more efficiently soon after the first cleanse and you may notice sudden improvements, sometimes within a few hours. Pains will lessen, energy will increase and clarity of mind will improve considerably. However, within a few days, stones from the rear of the liver will have traveled ‘forward’ towards the two main bile ducts exiting the liver, which may cause some of the previous symptoms of discomfort to return. In fact, you might feel disappointed because the recovery seems so short-lived. But all of this shows that there are still stones left behind, ready to be removed with the next round of cleansing. Nevertheless, the liver’s self-repair and cleansing responses will have increased significantly, adding a great deal of effectiveness to this very important organ of the body. As long as there are still a few small stones moving from some of the thousands of small bile ducts towards the hundreds of larger bile ducts, they may combine to form larger stones and produce previously experienced symptoms, such as backache, headache, ear ache, digestive trouble, bloating, irritability, anger, etc., although these may be less severe than they were before. If a new cleanse no longer produces any stones, which usually happens after 6-8 cleanses (in severe cases it may take more than 10-12), your liver is considered to be in excellent condition. Still, it is recommended to repeat the liver cleanse every six months. Each cleanse will give a further boost to the liver and take care of any toxins that may have accumulated in the meanwhile.

Note: Never cleanse when you are a suffering an acute illness, even if it is just a simple cold. If you suffer from a chronic illness, however, cleansing your liver may be the best thing you can do for yourself. If you are a woman, don’t do the cleanse during menstruation, as your body is already working hard to cleanse itself during that time.

Important! Please read carefully:
The liver cleanse is one of the most invaluable and effective methods to regain one’s health. There are no risks involved if all of the directions are followed to the letter. Please take the following instruction very seriously. There are many people who followed a liver flush recipe that they received from friends or through the Internet, and suffered unnecessary complications. They did not have complete knowledge of the procedure and the way it works, and believed that just expelling the stones from the liver and gallbladder is sufficient.

It is likely that, on their way out, some gallstones will get caught in the colon. They can quickly be removed through colonic irrigation. This should ideally be done on the 2nd or 3rd day after the liver flush. If gallstones remain in the colon, they can cause irritation, infection, headaches and abdominal discomfort, thyroid problems, etc. These stones can eventually become a source of toxemia in the body. If colonics are not available where you live, you can take a coffee enema followed by a water enema. This, however, does not guarantee that all the remaining stones will be removed. There is no real substitute for colonic irrigation. Doing a colema-board enema, though, is the closest you can have to a professional colonic.