The malic acid in apples, tart cherries, and cranberries softens even the crumbliest cholesterol gallstones for smooth passage in liver cleansing.
This extra step to prepare your stones is optional but may decongest your liver and gallbladder for better results. About 80% of all gallstones are said to be cholesterol stones.
Some liver cleansing methods specify how to prepare gallstones in advance. For those that do not, you can add your own stone-softening magic.
Days 1-5, drink 32 ounces (4 cups) organic apple juice each day on an empty stomach. Try 2 cups before breakfast and 2 cups before lunch. Wait 30 minutes to eat. On day 6, drink all 32 ounces in the morning then follow the instructions for your cleanse.
The day before your cleanse, drink 16 ounces (2 cups) organic apple juice every 2 hours for a total of 14 cups. Don't eat or drink anything else, except water. On the day of your cleanse, continue drinking the apple juice every 2 hours until you need to stop as directed by your cleanse.
Days 1-5, sip 8 ounces tart cherry juice throughout the day. On the sixth day, drink the 8 ounces in the morning, followed by the cleanse that night.
Days 1-5, dilute 16 ounces unsweetened cranberry juice with 8-16 ounces water or apple juice and sip during the day. On day 6, drink the juice in the morning then complete your cleanse that night.
Add two or more apples to your diet every day
for at least a week before your cleanse or on an ongoing basis. Some people have passed stones just by eating apples, no cleanse required! You can also do a partial apple fast the week before your cleanse, eating nothing but apples for breakfast and lunch followed by a sensible dinner.
Combine 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar with 3-4 cups water and sip throughout the day for five days. On the sixth day, drink the mixture in the morning, then follow instructions for your cleanse.
Stir one teaspoon powdered malic acid into about 3-4 cups water, and sip throughout the day. Do not use capsules, which are less effective. Do this five days. On the sixth day, drink the full dose in the morning and cleanse that evening.