A gallbladder cleanse is also known as a liver flush. It’s often used in order to help the body get rid of gallstones. What are gallstones? They’re something you don’t want! Seriously, they’re hardened deposits of digestive fluid. They’ve caused countless people terrible pain.
Anyway, a gallbladder cleanse has typically involved eating or drinking a unique concoction of olive oil, herbs and fruit juice over the course of two or three days. As with most cleanses, this means only ingesting certain substances, so they can do their specific work. In other words, during the cleanse a person wouldn’t also be drinking milkshakes and eating a steak dinner.
Proponents of this type of cleanse believe it helps break up gallstones and enables them to get out of the body via a person’s poop. Olive oil, in particular, has a nice laxative effect.
Sometimes the gallbladder cleansing can involve abdominal pain, as well as diarrhea or vomiting. You should consult with a doctor before attempting to do your own cleanse.
FYI: here’s a good webpage describing a liver/gallbladder cleanse process: https://wellnessmama.com/38/liver-gall-bladder-cleanse/
Ultimately, your liver is responsible for getting rid of toxins. It works hard! If and when it’s not working properly, you cannot digest food properly, especially fats. The liver breaks down and metabolizes alcohol. It processes nutrients, regulates blood composition, destroys old red blood cells, produces proteins, stores minerals, and removes toxins from the bloodstream. As versatile as it is, you can imagine that you’d want it functioning at optimal levels.
A liver/gallbladder cleanse helps “reset” this part of the body so it works better. If you’re experiencing bloating, excessive gas, constipation, yellowish eyes/skin, moodiness, anxiousness, depression, rosacea, excessive sweating and/or chronic fatigue, you might want to consult with a doctor about doing a gallbladder cleanse to feel better.
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