If you prefer liver cleansing without Epsom salt and don't mind a short juice fast, this approach is a nice change of pace.
The apple juice softens the stones before you expel them from your liver and gallbladder with citrus juice and oil. Then comes the unique addition of a salt water flush to encourage movement through your digestive tract and out of your body.
* Any citrus fruit may be used, such as grapefruit, lemon, lime, or orange.
Drink 16 ounces (2 cups) organic apple juice or cider every two hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., for a total of 14 cups. Do not consume other food or drink except plain water. Avoid supplements and medications if you can, as these may prevent your success.
Repeat day 1. At 8:30 p.m., combine the 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup citrus juice in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake until blended, then drink. Go immediately to bed and try to sleep. Lie still on your right side the first 30 minutes if you can.
Adapt the schedule if needed, but keep the time intervals intact. If you stop drinking apple juice at 9 p.m., still drink the oil and citrus mixture 30 minutes later.
When you get up in the morning, at least eight hours after drinking the oil and citrus, perform a salt water flush. Mix 2 teaspoons sea salt with 4 cups warm water and drink as quickly as possible. For a tastier alternative, you can mix the sea salt in just a small amount of water and drink the rest of the water plain. Wait at least 30 minutes before eating.
The salt water flush is best known for its use in the master cleanse (lemonade diet). It is a way to flush the entire digestive tract in about an hour. For this liver cleansing recipe, salt water helps expel the stones and toxins more quickly.
You may see gallstones as early as midnight on day 2 and as late as day 4. Look for green or tan stones that float in the toilet due to their cholesterol content.
The apple juice (malic acid) in this cleanse turns crumbly cholesterol stones into wiggly balls of jelly. Same stones, just not very stone-like with this altered consistency.
If you plan to examine your stones, freeze them, or send them to a lab for testing, choose a different recipe that does not include softening.