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.)

I tried a new mini-flush this morning…here’s what I did:Coconut Oil, Grapefruit Juice, Garlic, and Apple Juice Gallstone Flush

  • 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.


Gallbladder Gallstone Flush with Coconut Oil, Garlic, and Grapefruit Juice — 28 Comments

  1. Hi Liza, if you haven’t done flushes before, it’s good to do one. Then, wait about a month to do another. I do a flush any time I start to get tightness or pain in my gallbladder region. For me, this is about every 6-9 months. Hope this helps and keep us posted on how it goes!

  2. This sounds safe enough. I’m pregnant and looking for safe recipes and foods for my numerous gallstones. What do you believe to be the safest things I can do to help my gallstones? They are backing bile into my stomach, which is causing excessive throwing up and nausea.

  3. Hi Sarah, the safest thing you can do for your gallstones is to eat properly. Check out our posts on healthy gallbladder diets. In sum, avoid fat, eat lots of vegetables and the following foods: radishes, artichokes, apples, cucumber, and a tad of turmeric. I hope this helps! – Chaz

  4. Hi Liza, you know, I usually wait an hour or so after the flush if I’m starving. A lot of folks recommend eating easily cooked vegetables, etc after a flush; but, honestly, I eat whatever sounds good. Sometimes, later in the day, you’ll notice your gallbladder feeling a little sore. I think this is great and demonstrates that it just had a workout contracting out all of the junk!

  5. So, true, Frankie! What’s your favorite and most effective way to make a gallbladder flush concoction?

  6. So happy I found your information. Along with purchasing the Gallbladder Cookbook online, your recipe for the flush was just what the doctor ordered :) I am now on the right track to avoid getting gallbladder surgery. Thanks so much.

  7. Not to bad a taste. Not certain if I got rid of any gallstones though. Two days later and I’m still feeling a bit bloated. Thinking I should have an MRI

  8. Hey Ralph, keep us posted. For me, I had to do a few flushes to get cleaned out. Now, I do them every 3 months or so. Keep us posted!

  9. Thanks a lot for the informations. I’ve done the flush and it worked great!!! You have saved my life! I am telling everybody about this recipe!! Thanks again and God bless you!

  10. You’re very welcome. So glad this worked for you and you shared with others to see how awesome these flushes are!

  11. Yes, I have passed many gallstones with flushes. I did not notice any with this particular flush, but I did with the classic Hulda Clarke flush that I talk about on this website. Good luck!

  12. I passed stones with Hulda Clarke flush and used 1/3 each of olive oil, sesame oil and hemp oil. Much tastier than all olive oil. And cannot believe how good a taste when grapefruit juice was added.

  13. Greta, thanks so much for the tips. Good idea to try some different oils for taste. So glad the Hulda Clarke flush worked for you!

  14. I did this flush last night and it tasted great but upset my stomach. Now the thought of this drink gets me nauseated! At about 4:30am I had to start running to the bathroom with diarrhea. Is that supposed to happen? Also I don’t think I passed any stones but wouldn’t know what they looked like if I did. It’s 3:58pm the next day and just the thought of drinking this again makes me want to hurl. My stomach isn’t upset anymore though. I just feel “icky” in my stomach.

  15. Hi Jennie, you know these flushes often aren’t that fun – but, short-term discomfort for long-term comfort, in my mind. You know, as I do my gallstone mini-flush every six months or so (, I can barely stand the smell of olive oil. It does upset my stomach for a day or so, but then, after that stomach nausea has passed, I feel awesome – the tightness/pain in my gallbladder goes away, and I get this huge burst of energy for about a month. I think of it as “changing my oil filter!”

    While this gets a little gross, people have been known to put a large colander over the toilet to see if there are any stones in their stool. I did this early on and was amazed with what I found. But, now, it’s not worth it to me. I just want to feel better. So, all in all, the diarrhea is normal (not everyone has this, and different flushes are different) as is the nausea. Your stomach should start feeling better soon…and I would also think that by now, you’re feeling awesome? (Though I’m sure the thought of drinking the flush stuff again doesn’t sound good…it may not for a month or so…) Keep us posted!

  16. Thanks for the reply. Yes I do feel better and energized and a bit “lighter”. I might consider trying the flush another time as I experience gallbladder attacks every night. In fact my doctor said I need to have my gallbladder removed ASAP or it will burst. Well I have no insurance and I don’t really want to have it removed. I am willing to try another flush in the future. Maybe even this one. I haven’t had an attack since. Thanks again for the support and reply!

  17. I have been researching gall bladder symptoms for a few days & found your blog. I am scheduled for a GB scan this week, my MD says gall stones. When he examined my abdomen said the bladder felt hard and says gall stones. I have not had most of the symptoms described. In the upper intestine area sometimes it feels like a balloon inflates then deflates. I have had pain below right rib cage that I thought was a Charlie horse. Do you think the flush could help me?

  18. Definately. I do a flush every 4 months to keep things in check and have had no issues.

  19. Don’t think I could handle the vinegar flush, I gag easily, going to give the apple juice a try, will keep you posted. Thanks for you response.

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