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Friday, September 10, 2010

Gallbladder Cleanse


So today is the big day! After weeks of waiting for a weekend to do my cleanse the time has finally arrived. I am going to do a Gall Bladder cleanse to rid my system of all the accumulated nasties that have lodged themselves in my body over the years. I figure I can do all the best things in the world but if I don't get the rubbish out then all my efforts will only do so much. Ayurveda has been practicing purification practices called panchakama for centuries for the same reason. Panchakama is a major  therapy in Ayurveda and usually people spend days, weeks or months at an Ayurvedic centre purging and rehabilitating in order to cure themselves of all kinds of ailments. I do not have the luxury to be able to pack my self off to India so am doing a mini home panchakama instead. I am using a step by step program given to me by my Ayurvedic teacher and doctor Rama Prasad.

So in preparation I have brought:

  • lots of fresh veggies to make soups
  • Epsom salts
  • Olive oil
  • grapefruit juice 
  • fruit
  • fruit juice
  • mouthwash
What I have to do is drink the epson salts, olive oil and grapefruit juice at set times throughout the night and morning.  Once I have started I will stay home close to the bathroom and rest. I had my last meal at lunch and will not eat anything for the remainder of today. Tomorrow I can eat  a light breakfast 2 hours after I have the last of the Epson salts and then light soups and stewed fruits for lunch and dinner. On sunday I will continue to rest and eat lightly. I have also booked myself in to have a 1 hour lymphatic drainage massage to further help the detoxification process.

I have just drunk the first lot of epson salts in water and it is DISGUSTING!! I'm lucky I didn't vomit. Anyway it's underway and I am not looking forward to drinking any more. I'm sure drinking the olive oil will be equally as disgusting and I don't like grapefruit so am not looking forward to that either. But it will all be worth it in the end.

I'm starting to feel a bit strange and am getting a slight headache so think I should rest. I will continue this later. Till then goodbye

Updates - follow the links below and you can see how it all went and how I felt afterwards. I highly recommend doing this cleanse as I feel so much better for it. 

Follow the links below to see what happened next.



If you would like a printable handout on the cleanse please click here