As you’ve probably seen on this blog, I’ve tried several gallbladder and gallstone flushes over the years. With so many followers, I now use myself as a guinea pig for new flush recipes. It’s been six months or so since I did my last flush and I was again starting to feel a slight ache and tightness in my gallbladder area. I’ve been reading a lot about the beneficial aspects of coconut oil…and that it tastes better than olive oil. (I can barely smell olive oil without feeling nauseous from all of the flushes I’ve done with it.)
- Waited until about 10:30am to do the flush. I hadn’t eaten since last night and was pretty hungry. I did have a couple of glasses of water this morning. Waiting as long as possible allows bile to fill up your gallbladder.
- Gathered the ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of apple juice
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil (warmed it up so that it was pourable)
- 1/2 of a grapefruit
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic
- Poured them all into a glass, squeezed the grapefruit juice in, and mixed them all together.
- Took a picture for you! While it kind of looks like a glass of beer, it certainly is not. If only I had been so lucky.
- Realized that the cold apple juice hardened the coconut oil. So I microwaved everthing for 20 seconds. (It probably would be best to stick the glass in a pan of hot water, but I wanted to keep things moving this morning.)
- Gulped it all down and laid on my right side for 20 minutes with my legs pulled to my chest.
Analysis of the flush: Well, this one was different. The coconut oil tasted much better (compared to olive oil), but the garlic didn’t really help the flavor. I felt a little nausea after drinking it, but, again, not as much nausea as with my usual olive oil-Coke or olive oil-grapefruit mini-flushes. But, the good news is that I feel great. I have a clearer head than I’ve had for a while, and at least for now the tightness and pain in my gallbladder region (right side of the body, right behind your lowest ribs) has gone away.
Also, check out some of my other more tried-and-true gallbladder and gallstone flush recipes.