Liver and Kidney Detox

The liver and kidneys perform a huge role in the body and are mainly responsible for the filtering and elimination of the toxic chemicals that are consumed on a daily basis within the foods many people assume to be safe and normal to eat. Rows of liver cells are separated by space acting like a sieve, which is where the blood flows. This sieve can be compared to a customs agent finding out what illegal goods are being brought across the border, removing toxic substances from the bloodstream.

There are special cells that keep guard, known as ‘Kupffer cells’. These are the guardians which eat up and break down toxins, chemicals and microorganisms that are not supposed to be passing through. Kupffer cells disarm the toxins by converting a dangerous chemical to a less harmful one or by packaging them for easier disposal through your bile or urine.

The liver is the largest organ in the body second to the skin and performs over 500 different functions, a lot more than any other organ in the body. It is extremely hard to recover from illness without a strong, healthy functioning liver. If the liver is unable to carry out its basic functions it will become clogged, weak and congested therefore having a negative impact on the other organs.


It is recommended that you repeat the cleanse every 6–8 weeks, as it is believed that you may have to release up to 2,000 stones to eliminate any allergies that are related to liver congestion. The cleanse is most effective if you eat an alkaline, natural diet low in fats for at least 3–5 days before the flush and you may also want to drink lots of apple juice daily for seven days prior in order to soften the stones that are stored in the kidneys.


- 4 TBS Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate)

- Organic olive oil (125 ML/ half a cup

- 6 lemons (juiced)

- 1 litre bottle/jar

- Freshly squeezed apple juice for the morning after (6–8 apples juiced)

- 2 Niacin pills (vitamin B3)


Choose two days where you are not busy so you can get plenty of rest the day after. Make sure you take no medicines, pills or vitamins that you can do without and eat a light breakfast that does not consist of fat preferably just fruits up to 2:00 P

Starting at 2:00 PM in the afternoon – Do not eat or drink after 2:00 PM. If you break this rule you could feel quite ill later. Prepare your Epsom salts.

Mix four TBS of Epsom salt with three cups / 750 ML of water and pour this into a container or jar. This makes four servings, ¾ cup (185 ml) each. Leave the jar in the refrigerator for later on. (You can also prepare the lemon and olive oil 9:45 PM drink beforehand).

It is recommended that you prepare the liquids at your last meal to prevent you from getting hungry in between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM and giving into any temptation of eating.

6:00 PM – It is time to drink your first serving of Epsom salts and water. Drink 1/4 of the premixed solution (3/4 pint glass). It does not taste very nice, so you may want to hold your nose. Remember that if you need to go to the bathroom at any time it is okay!

If you did not prepare this ahead of time, mix 1 tbs. in ¾ cup water now. You may add 1/4 fresh squeezed lemon to improve the taste. You may also drink a few mouthfuls of water afterwards or rinse your mouth.

8:00 PM – Repeat by drinking your second 3/4 pint glass (185 ml) of Epsom salts and water. Get anything you need to do out of the way for that evening as the timing is critical for success.

9:45 PM – Pour 1/2 cup of olive oil into the pint jar or bottle. Juice 2 lemons through a juicer so the highest quality liquid is extracted, filter the pulp and add to the bottle of olive oil. Ensure there is ½ a cup of lemon if not simply juice more lemons. Close the jar or bottle and shake hard until watery. Don’t drink it just yet. Swallow the two Niacin pills, they help to expand the bile duct.

10:00 PM –It is now time to drink the lemon and olive oil mixture. Drink it standing up and try to do so in 5-15 minutes next to your bed so you can jump in straight after.

Time to lie down – The sooner you lie down after drinking the lemon and olive oil mix, the better the cleansing process will be. As soon as the drink is down walk to your bed and lie down on your right side with your knees pulled up close to your chest. Try to keep perfectly still for at least 20 minutes. You may feel a train of stones travelling along the bile ducts like marbles. There is no pain because the bile duct valves are open due to the Epsom salts. Try to go to sleep as soon as possible.

6:00 AM awakening – Set your alarm to wake at 6:00 AM and immediately drink the third dose of water mixed with Epsom salts. If you feel a bit nauseous, just wait a little while before drinking. Ensure you drink the salts between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM; do not drink before 6:00 AM.

8:00 AM – (two hours later) drink your fourth (the last) dose of the Epsom salts and water and you may go back to bed again. Go to the bathroom when appropriate. After two hours from your fourth and final glass of Epsom salts, it is advised you drink the freshly squeezed apple juice as it will assist in dissolving the gallstones and is a nice transition back to normal eating. Fruit is then advised up to around 12 PM.

You will be able to see how well you did in accordance with your bowel movement. If you are doing this for the first time, expect a heavy flow of garbage and poisons to be released from the kidneys, liver, gall bladder and colon and expect to pass hundreds of cholesterol filled gallstones. This flush is absolutely safe and effective for detoxification of these major organs so they can process toxins and clean the blood in a more efficient manner.

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