I did a liver/gallbladder flush last night. Ate apples all week (supposedly helps soften the stones), only ate apples and oatmeal on the day of the flush, stopped eating by noon. Every 20 minutes from 7:00-9:00, 3 T olive oil followed by 2-3 T of a 50/50 fresh squeezed lemon juice / grapefruit juice. Took 1t. epsom salts at 8:00, 2 magnesium pills before bed last night. All in all 1 c. olive oil, 1 c. juice. Laid on right side after each dose. Fell asleep around 9:30.
I didn't have any nausea or pain during the flush, nothing this morning, and after a cup of black coffee I had a solid, normal (although lighter colored than usual and no odor) bowel movement. 1 hour later and I still don't feel anything going on in my guts.
I eat a clean paleo diet that is fairly high in fat. The reason I did this cleanse is because my mom was having gallbladder issues and tried it, and though she didn't see any stones, she hasn't had an attack since. I figured I would give it a shot on my day off and see what happened.
Still, I'm finding it hard to believe my body just digested a whole cup of olive oil and 10 lemons' worth of juice no problemo. Similar experiences or possible explanations?