From mid-October through mid-January Stan had been suffering intense pain centered mostly on his right side under the bottom of the rib cage. It had become quite disabling, allowing him only shallow breathing, punctuated by sharp painful stabs. Prior to Thanksgivings he experienced an acute attack which landed him in the hospital. During the 3-day stay, doctors performed numerous tests and could not pinpoint the cause. In the subsequent 45 days, more tests followed. He was too ill to work and doctors were at a loss to help.
Joyce Riley of the Power Hour, known internationally for her work to expose Gulf War Syndrome, recommended he try the following gallbladder cleansing. At this point, Stan was willing to try anything as conventional medicine had failed. After the 4-day fast, on the morning of the 5th day he was pain free and able to breathe deeply, normally, for the first time in three months.
When he visited our GP two days later, she was elated to hear his tale and asked for the cleanse procedure as her mother also suffered the same symptoms. Unlike many doctors not willing to look at treatment other than conventional, she was extremely grateful and asked Stan to email her the information. Not only was she going to put her own mother through this cleanse, but promised to pass on the procedure to patients exhibiting the same symptoms. Perhaps it will work for you too.
"You are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness." Matthew 23:27
Americans are probably the most squeaky clean people on earth with their daily showers and deodorants. But inside, they are full of all uncleanness from unhealthy diets. It is estimated that 16 million Americans are afflicted with gallstones. These stones are deposits of cholesterol or calcium combined with bile. Bile or gall is a secretion produced by the liver to emulsify fats so that they can be digested. One possible cause of gallstones is the body's lack of ability to digest certain fatty or processed foods. Sometimes these gallstones pass harmlessly into the intestine, but they can also block up the ducts of the gallbladder. When this happens, the duct contracts in an effort to dislodge the blockage and the result is excruciating pain. To make matters worse, the pain is frequently accompanied by vomiting.
Gallstones is the fifth cause of hospital admission and the third most common surgical procedure. But surgery is not the only answer. Imagine being able to remove these gallstones painlessly, without a knife and without a doctor. If you do the Gallbladder Cleanse, you won't bear the marks of surgery on your body, but you will have the proof that this cleanse works when you see the gallstones released into the toilet.
Common symptoms include chronic gas, belching, pain, bloating, jaundice, headache, bad temper, sluggishness, nerves, or severe pain in right abdomen under rib cage. You may have gallstones even though you have none of these symptoms.
Hydrogenated fats and oils are thought to cause gallstones because they are difficult to digest. Hydrogenated fats and oils are preferred by fast food restaurants and other processed food companies because they can be stored on the shelf for years without going rancid. This lack of spoilage on the shelf is a real advantage for food preparers, but is devastating for those who eat the food. While hydrogenated fats and oils don't easily spoil outside the body, once you ingest them, they turn rancid. And rancid fats are toxic to the body.
The following items also contribute toward gallstone formation:
3) cola drinks
4) red meat
6) artificial sweeteners
Purpose of Gallbladder
The gallbladder is a 3-inch long membranous sac attached to the liver. Excess gall, or bile, which comes from the liver, is stored and concentrated in the gallbladder. The purpose of bile is to break fat into microscopic droplets when it comes into the digestive area. When foods cannot be broken down properly for digestion, gallstones may form.
We know of a man who complained of severe indigestion. In desperation, he visited his local medical doctor. Upon examining the patient, the doctor found gallstones were causing the pain.
The doctor lost no time in taking care of the problem. He told the patient that his gallbladder must be removed immediately. He was sent directly to the hospital and scheduled for gallbladder surgery. The patient was so weakened by pain that he readily accepted the doctor's advice. Everything happened so quickly that he had no time to go back home and consider alternative solutions.
The patient is now at home recovering from major surgery. It will take many months of rehabilitation for his body to function normally again, if it ever does. He also has a large scar across his abdomen that will be tender for a long time. What are the results of his surgery? He now has no gallbladder and no appendix, which they also took out in the bargain. The operation cost thousands of dollars and weeks of lost work. And that is not the worst of it. Unless this man changes to a more natural diet, his body will continue forming gallstones. They will lodge in the small pocket left from the surgery. All of this pain, suffering and expense might have been avoided if this man had known about the Gallbladder Cleanse. Even when he was in his crisis situation just prior to the surgery, he could have still tried the cleanse.
Removal of the gallbladder is a common operation. If you elect to have this surgery, prices start at $10,000 for the surgery alone. Doctors can go in and remove just the gallstones, but the stones will return. Their solution is to take out the gallbladder. They have been taught that the gallbladder is an unnecessary organ, so why not remove it. Unfortunately, gallbladder surgery does not always solve the problem since stones can still form. Many people who no longer have a gallbladder do this cleanse and pass gallstones.
Incidentally, when doctors take out the gallbladder, which is major surgery, they usually take out the appendix as part of the package deal and you lose two vital organs. Some doctors know about this Gallbladder Cleanse and that it effectively removes gallstones, but doing surgery is just too profitable for them.
Doing the Cleanse
When you do the gallbladder cleanse, you will be performing a bloodless operation. There will be no pain and no scar tissue. The little bit of discomfort you will experience will be well worth it because of the increased health benefits.
The gallbladder cleanse takes 4 days to complete and is simple and inexpensive. Each day for 4 days you drink up to 1 gallon of apple juice and up to 1 gallon of distilled water. You will not feel hungry. The apple juice will give you energy. Take it easy during this time to allow the body to work on cleansing.
This is not the time to do hard physical work. Each morning or evening, do a saltwater flush or an enema to help remove toxins that are being released (see page 17). It is important to take a daily saltwater flush or enema because poisons settle in the rectum and these poisons need to be expelled from the body before they cause problems.
Drinking the Oil
On the evening of the third night when you are tired and ready for bed, drink 1/2 cup of virgin olive oil or cold pressed peanut oil. Don't buy the refined oils sold in supermarkets. Natural foods stores sell unrefined oil. Chill the oil - it tastes better cold and use a straw to sip it. It is better to not let it touch the lips to minimize the unpleasantness of the oil.
Right after taking the 1/2 cup of olive oil, drink 1/4 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Then go directly to bed and lie down on your right side with two pillows under the right hip. The pillows slant the body so that the oil will leave the stomach faster and go down into the duct area and into the gallbladder. As you rest, the oil will be saturating and cleansing the body tissues. It will feel awkward, but this is the most effective position for the oil to do its work in expelling the gallstones. You may change your position after 4 or 5 hours.
Reactions to Cleanse
After drinking the oil and lemon, you may feel like burping or vomiting. You might sip on a little tomato juice. The acid and the salt in the juice help cut the oil. Don't drink more than a tablespoon or so of the tomato juice. You might want to just hold it in your mouth and then spit it out. Sometime during the night, you may vomit or be nauseated. This is caused by the gallbladder ejecting the stones with such force that it shoots the oil back into the stomach. When the oil returns to the stomach, you get sick. You may be able to feel the expulsion of stones. It will not be a sharp pain, just a mild contraction. In all honesty, you may spend a miserable night. But it is only one night of discomfort. Recovery from conventional gallbladder surgery involves many months of pain and suffering as the scar tissue mends.
Rewards from the Cleanse
You will soon have the reward of seeing the gallstones out of your body. These stones will no longer be interfering with normal body functions. Put your mind on how much more dynamic you will feel after the cleanse. Many people report having increased stamina after this cleanse. [Note by Stan Deyo: the "stones" most frequently appear as dark greenish yellow blobs that are 'squishy" rather than hard. They also float on water as they have cholesterol and other lighter materials in them.]
We have known about this cleanse for several years, but we did not think we had gallstones, so we saw no need to investigate further. We were surprised to learn that almost every adult who does this cleanse, passes gallstones. Even though we now eat a more natural diet, there were many years when we ate the Standard American Diet. Those gallstones that we passed during the cleanse had been sitting in our body, obstructing the body's natural functions, for many years. We are glad they are now out.
On the morning after drinking the oil, you will probably want to lie in bed and take it easy. Use the time for prayer and quiet meditation. You might want to watch videos or listen to cassette tapes or read. You won't be in pain. Continue drinking apple juice and distilled water.
Passing the Stones
Sometime during the fourth day you will probably have a bowel movement. Check the toilet water carefully. When you pass gallstones, you should see them floating near the top of the toilet water. You won't feel pain when they are expelled. The oil makes them slick and the lemon juice takes the sharpness out. The stones are soft when they pass. The stones can be the size of tiny pebbles or as large as the end of your thumb. The stones come in different shades of green and may be bright colored and shiny like gemstones. The color comes from the bile. The light colored stones are the newest. Blackish stones are the oldest. Some people say that when they passed their stones, the toilet water looked like balls of bright green grass.
It is exciting to actually see gallstones that were once inside your body. It is rewarding to see them out of your body where they can do you no more harm. Because they are softened, they seem waxy, rather than stony. They may also be coated with fecal matter. You can get a colander or strainer and try fishing the stones out and washing them off. It is not unusual to expel 100 or more gallstones after doing this cleanse. Continue doing daily saltwater flushes or enemas for 2 or 3 more days after you expel the gallstones to help clean out the toxins that are coming into the colon from the cleanse.
After you have passed the gallstones, you will experience increased stamina. Don't pig out on the fifth day. The body has slowed down and it will take 3 or 4 days to rebuild to a normal diet. For 3 or 4 days following the fast, eat plenty of raw fruits and vegetables and drink unsweetened juices to restart the digestive mechanisms. Eat small meals and watch to see if there is pain after eating. If so, go more slowly. Fruits are easiest to digest. On the second day after the cleanse, a simple vegetable soup with plenty of broth is good.
Shopping list for Gallbladder Cleanse - per individual
4 gallons of apple juice
4 gallons of steam distilled water
1/2 c virgin olive oil or cold-pressed peanut oil
3 lemons (or enough to make 1/4 cup lemon juice)
tomato juice - 1 tablespoon
1 straw (optional)
If you do this cleanse in the fall, look for freshly-pressed, raw apple juice in the supermarket. Or, if you have an apple press, you could use freshly made apple juice. Otherwise, bottled, unsweetened apple juice is fine.
Make sure the water is "steam distilled water." Bottled drinking water is not the same. You do not want water with minerals in it.
Doctor Refuses to Believe
Shortly after we completed the Gallbladder Cleanse, an opportunity arose for my wife and me to speak with a medical doctor about each of us passing over 50 gallstones during a four-day cleanse.
This family practice physician said it was impossible to pass gallstones because the opening in the gallbladder was too narrow to allow the stones to pass through. That is why surgery is necessary.
"No, there is an alternative," we said. "During a Gallstone Cleanse, we drink apple juice and distilled water for 4 days and this liquid diet softens the stones and allows them to become flexible and waxy enough to pass through the narrow opening."
The doctor said, "No, it cannot be done." At this point we were wishing we could bring him our gallstones.
The doctor went on to say that the best of medical science has not yet come up with a chemical that effectively softens and dissolves gallstones.
"We don't try to dissolve the gallstones, we just soften them enough to pass through the small opening," we explained.
The doctor would not believe a word we said. He advocated gallstone surgery from the beginning of our conversation to the end.
The Kidney Cleanse and the Gallbladder Cleanse are the same for the first three days. You will be cleansing both the kidneys and the gallbladder at the same time. On the third night, take olive oil and lemon juice as directed in the Gallbladder Cleanse. On the fourth day, drink apple juice and distilled water. Then you will have cleansed both the kidneys and the gallbladder. By doing the Gallbladder Cleanse, you will also complete the Kidney Cleanse.
Cleansing the Colon
There are several kinds of enemas. You may use plain water, or water with herbs, coffee, or garlic. We prefer using a top-down saltwater flush:
Saltwater Flush - This is an alternative to conventional enemas and provides a top-down flush of the colon. In the morning before eating or drinking anything, mix 2 teaspoons of unrefined salt in 1 quart of lukewarm water. Do not use iodized salt. Drink the full quart of salt water. The salt and water will not separate but will thoroughly wash the entire tract in a few hours. Several eliminations may occur. The salt water has the same specific gravity as the blood, hence the kidneys cannot pick up the water and the blood cannot pick up the salt. This flush gives the colon a good washing. [note by Stan Deyo: I added 6 tablespoons of pickle juice to make the saltwater easier to drink]
If the salt water does not work the first time, try adjusting the amount of salt until the proper balance is found; or possibly take extra water, with or without salt. This often increases the activity.
We prefer doing saltwater flushes instead of standard enemas because there is less chance of harm. We are concerned that enemas could damage the intestinal tract by the pressure of shooting water in a direction that is opposite from the natural flow. Enemas also wash away beneficial bacteria. On the other hand, an occasional enema stimulates the bowels.
Catnip enema - helps with stomach and digestive problems. Use 2 cups of strongly brewed catnip tea plus 4 cups lukewarm water.
Coffee enema - stimulates the liver and gallbladder to remove toxins, open bile ducts, encourage increased peristaltic action and produce necessary enzyme activity for healthy red blood cell formation and oxygen uptake. Use 3 tablespoons ground regular coffee (not instant) to 6 cups water. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Cool to lukewarm.
Garlic enema - Juice 4 to 6 cloves garlic in juicer, adding water down tube to help obtain all the juice. Add enough warm water to make 6 cups. Or stir 2 teaspoons of garlic powder into 6 cups of lukewarm water.
How to take an enema: Place the enema solution in water bag and hang about 2 feet higher than the body. Lubricate the colon tube with Vaseline or K-Y jelly. Lying on the left side, slowly insert the tube into the colon and begin releasing fluid. Make sure all kinks are out of tube and watch to see that the fluid is flowing out of the bag.
Remain on the left side for 5 minutes. Then move to the knee-chest position and gently massage the lower left side of the abdomen for several minutes. Roll onto the back for another 5 minutes, massaging up the descending colon, over the transverse colon to the right side, and down the ascending colon. Then move to the right side for 5 minutes so that each portion of the colon is reached. Go to the toilet and expel the fluid. You might not expel it all at once. Later, when you think you might need to pass gas, be careful. It may be more fluid coming down.
You may not be able to hold the enema solution for 15 minutes. Just hold it as long as is comfortable.
Additional Colon Cleansing
These simple saltwater flushes and enemas will not clean out the hard, encrusted fecal matter that has been building in the colon for years. Disease begins in the colon and it is important to thoroughly clean the colon so that the rest of the body functions properly. To effectively cleanse the colon, we recommend going on the Intestinal Cleanse where you drink psyllium husks in liquid to loosen the putrid waste that is lodged in the colon.
Don't make Cleansing your Religion
These cleanses are to help balance you. Don't become a fanatic about them. It is easy to alienate friends and family by becoming obsessed with talking about these cleanses. Do them as God directs you, in His time, and quietly. Don't gross others out by talking constantly about how your body feels or the textures and colors of the fecal matter you passed. Yes, it is true that our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit. And keeping the temple clean physically is a small part of the Kingdom which we should not neglect. But in our zeal to be clean physically, let us also not neglect the more weightier matter of keeping the heart pure.