I’ll never forget my trip to Perth last October, when I started cleansing my liver with 90mls of lemon juice per morning. I was going to do it for the full length of 90 days. Yet, by the 4th day I could have called the ambulance. I was lucky to have my friends who are health experts talk me through the process to get me well enough to fly home. My 7 year old daughter was in charge & packed everything up, held my hand and guided me from my google maps app, to the airport, whilst I drove. It was horrific but there was no way I’d missed my plane home and end up in hospital in Perth without any carers for my daughter.
What got me through it all?
Apple Juice! Freshly juiced malic acid. To soften the bile and create a better flow for my liver ducts.
I arrived home in Melbourne & felt great. Till I woke up the next day. I could not move. I hadn’t anything to eat or drink for 8 hours and my liver ducts became blocked again.
We didn’t have any apples in the house but we had oranges. Just to get me out of my pain, my daughter sliced up oranges and brought them to my bed. Once I was mobile, we headed out to the shops and bought our apples. I also called a GP for a home visit and he confirmed it to be the liver and I’d need a scan. I juiced up three days worth of apple juice and had them ready to go for when I woke up.
The following day, I woke up with a more severe excruciating pain. I couldn’t think properly, totally forgot about the apple juice and called 000. It was by far the worse phone experience I have ever endured. They would not come get me! Why? Because I had not administered painkillers and refused to. If I drove myself in, I would be seen last because I would refuse painkillers.
So, I put my brave on and kept a bottle of apple juice next to my bed for the next morning. I was going to catch this stagnant bile before it gets me, I told myself. And it worked a treat.
That morning, I saw my GP, again confirmed it to be my liver. My GP sent me off for a scan and guess what? They found nothing. They actually found a healthy liver, no inflammation! They checked all other organs and sent me home with nothing to report. Except, the consultant was of Indian decent and she understood Ayurveda, she agreed it was an emotional blockage rather than physical. Yet, if I wanted to go further down the western medicine avenue, I could have had a gastroscopy.
That’s when I knew it was time I stepped up my cleanse to a Liver and Gallbladder Stone flush!
When I prepare myself for a liver flush. I first start out raw to alkaline my body with fruit and veggies. I’ve gone plant-based, though sparingly consume grains/legumes and at times of need I consume eggs and white cheeses. Organic! My diet-plan consists of being really simple. Upon waking I drink 1 litre of water. I eat one type of fruit for breakfast. Lunch is raw veggies as a salad. Our digestion is the strongest at midday. I drink 1 litre of water 30 minutes prior to lunch. My afternoon snack consists of one type of fruit and then a handful of nuts/seeds 30 minutes after. Again, 1 litre of water 30 minutes prior to dinner, which is generally a steamed or cooked meal of veggies and grains/legumes with a little ghee or coconut oil.
My body is an ecosystem and I’m taking care of bringing it back to balance so it works in harmony with the flushes.
I also follow Ayurveda Principles and I’m eating foods that pacify the element that needs to be balanced in me; either it be Earth, Water, Fire or Air.
I experiment with making my own treats such as Chocolate Mousse (with Chia, Cacao, Rice Malt Syrup or Honey and Coconut Cream) and protein balls (with seeds/nuts, dried fruit, cacao/nibs and RMS or Honey).
I had to go cold turkey when I first went through my Healing Crisis. The first step in bringing myself back to balance was to detox. I then slowly introduced the yummy goodness of medicine foods and now I am living more of holistic and less toxic (this includes emotionally and environmentally).
It is known that when we detox, each day represents one year of our life and when we start feeling pain, counting the days which represents the years past becomes the known trigger. For me, 4 years ago, my marriage ended. The emotion Anger lives in the Liver. I've been holding anger in my liver this whole time. Even though I’m a very expressive person, it still built up and eventually blocked me when I started to cleanse.
Thing is, I had all the signs two years ago! My right eye started forming a milia, closed comedone, white head (you may call it a sty); it’s a condition caused by keratin trapped beneath the skin surface. It grew right at the liver section. It took me to see an iridologist to confirm it. I also had pain in my shoulder blades! Which is a direct link to stones.
I drink a litre of apple juice (freshly juiced) per day to prepare myself for the flush 6 days before. A parasite and kidney flush is important too (a blog about these are coming).
Though, this is the third time I’m preparing for a Liver Flush in three months because each time I’ve completed the preparation, something comes up.
I created this blog to express my truth and keep myself accountable so that I complete it. It’s the unknown that is stopping me from following through with it. I’m self-sabotaging.
Even though I have friends in my life who do not follow my practises, I still get out of the house. I take my apple juice and fresh produce with me when I visit them. If I go out for dinner, I always opt for the salad item and drink water.
When I first thought about Liver Flushing, I became frightened. It wasn't about letting go of what’s holding me back, nor the anger from my past, but just of the unknown. There are so many contraindications and I was hoping my flush was smooth sailing. One flush is not the answer to healing my liver. I will need to do this each month till my results are clear of stones passing.
I have done one flush to date and I will write a blog about that experience soon.
Here’s to cleansing my emotional being, allowing energy to flow in motion for the ultimate self-care approach.
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