Gallbladder Cleanse: 5 Steps to a Healthy Gallbladder

Gallbladder Cleanse: 5 Steps to a Healthy Gallbladder


Hey guys, Dr. Josh Axe here. Welcome to Ancient Medicine Today. We are live here right now and hey, I’m going
to be covering today how to naturally cleanse your gallbladder. And I will tell you for so many people we
have gunk built up in our bile ducts, in our liver and our gallbladder, and it’s really
keeping us from feeling and living our absolute best. If you’re a person right now and especially
you feel sluggish and you have a problem digesting fats, this is a big warning sign that you’ve
got gallbladder or liver issues going on. So, we’ll talk about how to cleanse those
on our episode today. Also, I know I’ve got a lot of you watching
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transform lives all over the world. All right guys, I’m going to dive right in. Let’s talk about how to heal and cleanse your
gallbladder, and this actually really surprised me. When I first got in the practice, there are
a large number of people, patients I had coming in, especially women, who were telling me
that they were going to go and get gallbladder surgery or having their gallbladder removed. And after following the steps that I had them
follow, I’m going to share with you in this video, many of them were able to work with
their physician and not go and actually get a gallbladder surgery done. So, the good news is, there’s all natural
ways that you can follow in helping heal and support the health of your gallbladder and
cleansing stones from your gallbladder and helping it function its absolute best. Here’s some things you need to remove from
your diet. Number one is processed sugar. Sugar is highly inflammatory to your body. Now, I know typically when we think of gallbladder,
we think of fat which I’ll talk about in just a minute. But, specifically with the gallbladder, consuming
too much excess sugar and white flour products, things along those lines, that’s going to
cause inflammation of the liver and gallbladder. So, you want to remove processed sugar. Number two, you want to remove excess fat
from your diet. Now again, just to give you a few examples
of this, the worst of the worst are hydrogenated oils. So again, if you’re consuming hydrogenated
oils, canola oil, cotton seed oil, soybean oil, corn oil, any of those oils on a regular
basis, you want to get rid of those and especially being careful of eating out fast foods. French fries are fried in oil. You even need to be careful, look at certain
types of chips and crackers, things with sunflower and safflower oil, in fact, will probably
cause a lot of inflammation of the gallbladder if you’re getting too much of it. You need to be careful of over-consuming fats
if you have gallbladder issues for a time, okay? So, typically you want to go a little bit
lower fat for a time and then you can add in healthier fats over time, but you got to
be careful there, especially if you’re having a gallbladder attack or gallbladder inflammation
on a regular basis. So, really be careful of the fats you’re eating. If you are going to consume fats, the best
fats are going to be coconut oil, followed by a small amount of something like a flax
seed oil on a regular basis. But, those oils are going to be easier for
your body to deal with typically than other oils. The next thing here are processed foods. I want to mention this, fats, this even includes
things like processed peanut butter. You know, a lot of peanut butter has hydrogenated
oil added as well. So again, you’ve got to flip over, read the
ingredients and make sure you’re not consuming too much excess fats there especially the
hydrogenated processed fats and processed foods. Of course, french fries, burgers, anytime
you’re eating out, it’s typically a processed food and a lot of packaged food. When you’re eating, eat real food, lots of
fruits, lots of veggies, lots of organic lean meats. That’s ideal if you’re going to cleanse your
gallbladder. So, make sure you get all of these things
out of your diet. Now, I want to talk about doing a gallbladder
cleanse. If you really want to start doing a three-day
gallbladder cleanse, I have a one-night protocol that I’m going to talk about it in a minute,
but here’re the biggest things you want to be getting in your diet. You want to get bone broth, vegetables, get
some green apples and then also I would mention here herbal teas which I’m going to talk about
some herbs in just a minute. But, bone broth we know contains the amino
acid glycine, which supports the liver detoxification. The other great thing about this is, this
can actually help you burn fat and lose weight, when you’re doing this liver gallbladder cleanse
as well. But again, bone broth, the ultimate super
food. You can make your own, you can also buy bone
broth powder. Do that as a protein in smoothies as well
as very beneficial. So, get bone broth everyday, lots and lots
of vegetables. Now when I’m saying vegetables, that doesn’t
mean potatoes, okay. Vegetables are green leafies and cruciferous
vegetables carrots, and beets, those things, but cooked or juiced vegetables throughout
the day and raw veggies are great as well. And then green apples. Green apples are sour in nature, they’re high
in pectin. They are very cleansing to the liver and the
gallbladder as well. Great part of a gallbladder cleanse. For three days, drink bone broth throughout
the day, do a lot of veggies like salads, do some green apples as well, those are the
best foods you could be eating. Now, I want to talk about some of the best
herbs for cleansing the liver and gallbladder. And here we have milk thistle. Now, milk thistle, is in the realm of bitter
herbs, it’s very high in a compound called silymarin, and this compound has been shown
to be one of the most powerful herbs on the planet at detoxifying the liver and the gallbladder. So, when you’re doing a gallbladder cleanse,
consuming milk thistle, typically 150 milligrams once to twice daily, is going to be greatly
beneficial. And then bupleuram. Bupleuram is an herb in Chinese medicine that
is greatly beneficial at cleansing the liver and gallbladder. In fact, it’s found in almost every Chinese
medicine formula. When we’re talking about liver health and
gallbladder health, you’re going to find bupleuram in there as well. And another one of my favorites are citrus
essential oils. When we read in ancient medicine them talking
about bitter orange or bitter orange peel or lemon oil. Lemon oil comes from the peel of the lemon
not the flesh. Lemon peel is very high in a compound called
d-limonene, which is bitter in nature, which also helps in cleansing the gallbladder as
well as the kidneys, as well as the liver. Lots of benefits there so, with lemon oil
you’re going to do just two to three drops in your water three times a day, very very
cleansing for the liver and gall bladder as well. And I would also say just a few other things
to consider, let me back up. A few other herbs that can be beneficial as
well if you’re drinking, you could do many of these as teas, you can do a milk thistle
tea, a dandelion tea is very beneficial. There’s another herb called gentian root which
is really beneficial, but these bitter herbs cause your liver to release bile and really
support your gallbladder to release bile, helping you better digest fats. And I really believe that that is a missing
key. You might go and search the internet, you
might go and read other articles or had someone else give you some advice on how to cleanse
your gall bladder, but one of the biggest missing things is bitter foods. In our diet today, it’s all about sweet and
salty, we’re missing sour, we’re missing bitter. Bitter is key. When your body, when you taste something bitter
such as arugula, spinach, orange peel, some of these herbs that we’re talking about, it
causes your gallbladder to cleanse and release these toxins. It is so therapeutic So, again, get more bitter
foods, bitter herbs in your diet, drink these bitter teas that I’m talking about like milk
thistle and dandelion and bupleuram. It’s going to make a big difference and you’re
healing your gallbladder for good. Now, here is a liver cleanse step by step. Now, what you’re going to do, and I want to
say that this part is optional, but if you want to do a very advanced form of this cleanse
like a one-night overhaul of your gallbladder, this is something you can do. But remember this, number one, is get rid
of those foods from your diet. Number two, start doing that three-day cleanse
I talked about. But if you want to do a one-night gallbladder
cleanse, your body will release some stones over night. And here’s what you’re going to do. Again, this is optional, but you’re going
to drink right before bed a fourth of a cup of olive oil, a fourth of a cup of flax oil,
one cup of grapefruit juice and four tablespoons of Epsom salts. Now a lot of times people will divide these
into two doses. They’ll do some right after dinner, which
is a light dinner, typically bone broth and veggies around six o’clock. And then if you go to bed about 10:30, you’re
going to do this twice, you’re going to sleep on your right side at night and when you wake
up in the morning you’ll actually feel some gurgling going on around your lower rib cage
there on the right side. And then in the morning, your body will release
stones. So, this is something for the next day, throughout
the day you’re going to want to stay at home, your body will release some gallstones. This is an advanced treatment. Actually, I’ve seen it formulated by Dr. Hulda
Clark. He’s one of the people who have recommended
this in the past. Again, this is optional doing a lever gallbladder
cleanse, but this is something that will cause your body to release a lot of toxins and stones
all at one time. The olive, the flax, the grapefruit, four
tablespoons of Epsom salts, doing these things in combination here can help. And then mentality. One of the things that can cause your body
to store that bile and store those stones is if you are constantly frustrated. Let me ask you this, are a person that struggles
with being impatient? Maybe you’re constantly in traffic jams or
you’re trying to rush your kids around or you’ve got work issues. If you have frustration, any type of anger,
impatience, those emotions build up in the gallbladder, so does unforgiveness. So, really working on those things, doing
things that allow your body to release tension, walking, getting outside in nature is a big
tension reliever, doing a yoga class, going out for a jog outside, really activity and
motion. Actually planning ahead is a big thing that
helps relieve frustration. If you’re sort of planning out your future
and goal setting, all of those things can help, and releasing frustration. And certain sports such as tennis, hitting
a baseball, racket ball actually, anytime you’re hitting or releasing anything, boxing. Even if you’re doing it with the air, do it. Kick boxing class at your local gym, that
type of class, those things help you release those emotions of frustration and anger, and
help you build peace in your life as well. So, let’s review these big steps in cleansing
your gallbladder. Number one, remove processed sugars, fats
and get rid of all processed and refined foods. I’m talking about processed breads, white
flour, wheat flour, conventional milk products, fast foods, processed sugar, soda, let’s get
all that out of your diet. Replace it with raw local honey, more fruits
and veggies, healthy fats from coconut oil in small amounts. Get rid of the processed foods. Number two here, drink bone broth for a three-day
cleanse. Just do bone broth, vegetables, green apples
and some herbal teas. Number three, take three times a day milk
thistle bupleuram, lemon oil, and other herbs like dandelion and turmeric can also be greatly
beneficial. And then last here, number four, you can actually
do this cleanse of olive oil, flax oil, grapefruit juice and four tablespoons of Epsom salt,
drink all of these together before you go to bed, sleep on your right side. And last but not least, release frustration
and build peace through activity and meditation and prayer. These things are all going to help you cleanse
your gallbladder and heal your liver. So guys, I hope you’ve enjoyed this live training
on how to naturally cleanse your gallbladder in five simple steps. Guys, it’s been me, Dr. Josh Axe, talking
about how to heal and cleanse your gallbladder.

100 Replies to “Gallbladder Cleanse: 5 Steps to a Healthy Gallbladder”

  1. I want to give my testimony regarding early stages of gallbladder issues along with other medical issues. There will be TMI. So stop reading now if you don't want to read that.

    Two years ago I ate extremely healthy exercised 2 hours 5x a week, which I had been doing for 3 years already. I suddenly gained 15 lbs while eating healthy and exercising. I decided to go to a nutritionist and I told her what I ate and how much I exercised, but she didn't believe me. So I stopped meeting my nutritionist because she said, "as we get older our metabolism gets slower… " I was 28 at the time, I did not accept her explanation because my weight gain was sudden within a month. At the time I was eating small meals 6x a day along with my protein shakes. I kept that diet but I kept struggling to lose weight, I tried keto with intermittent fasting before my pregnancy and I was able to lose 10 lbs, but I was no where near my healthy fit weight. I stopped taking all prescription medications, birth control and metformin right away to diminish my estrogen dominance symptoms. My husband and I planned our pregnancy and after having my baby I had gained 13 lbs. I tried keto and intermittent fasting and I was not able to lose a pound! I also was diagnosed with choleostasis of pregnancy and after having my baby I had gallbladder issues, not being able to digest fat with constant diarrhea. Of course I could not do keto anymore because of my gallbladder. So I researched leaky gut and candida.

    My symptoms were stomach cramps after eating, heartburn, bad breath even after brushing teeth, No headaches or stomach growls after not eating for a long period of time, no hunger, indigestion and diarrhea after consuming fats, constipation, mild nausea, heartburn, diagnosed with pre-diabetes, unable to lose weight even while eating healthy and exercising, low energy/ tired, unable to concentrate, and PMS.

    At first I thought I had hypothyroidism or estrogen dominance but after doing research and trying every diet and supplement I could afford I decided to give leaky gut treatment a try. At first leaky gut sounds like a joke and the fact that most conventional doctors don't believe it made leaky gut less believable. I had nothing to lose but time. I researched with multiple naturopath doctors (These doctors actually want to heal you, not make money off of you like your regular doctors by prescribing meds that don't solve anything but just mask the symptoms.) During the year I suddenly gained weight I was on antibiotics for a tooth ache and yeast infections, and constantly on steroids for swollen tonsils and strep throat, metformin, and I was also on birth control which I attribute my health issues to. All those medications caused my stomach acid to diminish which consequently contributed to my pre-diabetes, inability to lose weight, sudden weight gain, stomach issues and tiredness. I have been able to lose 2lbs with betaine hcl supplement the first time I took it, 3 capsules before my meal along with digestive enzymes. (betaine hcl and enzymes dosage depends on each person. I suggest you research how to take betaine hcl and enzymes.) So far I have lost 7 pounds in one week and I am not changing my diet ( but I do eat whole foods and 90% healthy) nor am I exercising. I also don't have any symptoms I had mentioned above. FYI, I did not take any supplement from Dr. Berg, I just researched some supplements online and read the reviews before purchasing them.

    I hope you all don't give up. No one can force you to take prescription medication, so personally I blame myself for being ignorant and just believing everything my doctors said. I know better now. Good luck on your health journey. I hope your medical issues get resolved and I hope my testimony can help at least one person. God bless!

  2. Excellent Video clip! Sorry for butting in, I would love your initial thoughts. Have you heard about – Parlandealey Escaping Gallstone Process (do a search on google)? It is a smashing one of a kind product for learning how to eliminate Gallstones naturally minus the headache. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my best friend Jordan after many years got cool success with it.

  3. Great videos would be great if you could do a video for those whom already had the gallbladder removed

  4. THANK YOU!!! Is honey a beer sweeter than maple syrup if I need to add a bit to oatmeal or tea?? I know nothing is the best but what can I buy for a healthy sweetner?

  5. Dr. Josh Axe making some major gains!!!

    Still looks 20. Dont know real age, but just saying. His genes and healthy habbits are doing a service.

  6. Excellent Video! Forgive me for the intrusion, I would appreciate your opinion. Have you heard the talk about – Parlandealey Escaping Gallstone Process (do a google search)? It is a great one of a kind product for learning how to eliminate Gallstones naturally without the normal expense. Ive heard some amazing things about it and my work buddy at very last got astronomical success with it.

  7. Hello dr i did liver cleanse yesterday with 2 doses of epsom salt till 9 pm then i discontinued the theraphy and didn't have olive oil mix because i had too many bowel movements about 15 and also my bp got too low so because of fear i dropped it. Will it cause any problem to me?

  8. I have a large stone at the neck of my gallbladder and other ones with sludge..i changed the way I eat and feel no pain…wouldn't this be dangerous for a large stone at the neck of my gallbladder?

  9. This is the most bullshit health video I've ever watched. Total junk science, every word. Looked this tool up — not a doctor — which makes sense, because no doctor would promote such quackery.

  10. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS from minute 8.00 of the video!!!! What Stephanie did is not going to work for everybody. The cleanse that really work is the one to do OVERNIGHT! I did it 3 times and the first and second time I got rid of old bile and no stones yet… Then the third time I got rid of many many green stones. HERE A COMPLETE FREE GUIDE FOR IT 🙂 https://www.sterlinghart.com/Moritz_LiverGB.pdf The cleanse needs to be done until you don't see anymore green stones coming out after many cleansings.

  11. This cleanse its dangerous because you didn't mention nothing about bowel cleansing first. If someone didn't do bowel cleansing at first some of toxic wastes can be reabsorb to bloodstream, especially people who have just one bowel movement a day or just 2-4 bowel movements in a week … Always clean bowel first before liver cleansing

  12. I don’t understand. Epsom salt is for bath only. It’s not recommended as it says on the packet to use it in your food. Isn’t it dangerous?

  13. Gall bladder full of stones surgery scheduled, no pain just bloating & anxiety. I cleaned stones out before went back to bad diet. I’m on clean diet not pain or discomfort pressured for surgery.. I feel I can clean out again with this cleanse…

  14. I've heard people say that you need to drink apple juice for days in advance of the gallbladder cleanse in order to soften the stones; otherwise you can have problems.

  15. Okay can you take me in as a patient and help me get rid of my gallstones naturally. I have heard so many remedies and I don’t know which one to pick.

  16. Please, do everybody a HUGE favor and stop perpetuating this old wives' tale of an oil/citrus juice/epsom salt "cleanse". You're not cleansing anything, those "stones" you pass during this procedure are merely newly formed soapstones, that's all. There's not a single documented case of a gall stone missing after such bogus cleanse, just a bunch of hooey "testimonials" from clueless housewives…

  17. I'm confused, other doctors videos said only olive oil and lemon juice to flush the gallstones after 5 days drinking apple juice and healthy food, I dont known which one should I do ,I have gallstones in my gallbladder and doctor said I need surgery and I dont wanna do it until I make sure that these natural treatments didn't work for me ,I wanna give it a try but I'm just confused

  18. I had gallbladder flushing and honestly came a lot of stones. During process flushing I got sick like vomitting at night around 3pm I was really nauseous. But next day when I drank magnesium Epsom salt you will see so much stones coming out. They are very ugly looking. I really like flushing except olive oil and grapefruit juice:(

  19. Dr axe, how you treat gallbladder polyps. I had very painful attack this morning last 45 min throw up. Will this cleanser work

  20. I used to clean my bowels with only 1 teaspoon Epson salt taken before sleep. Would it be too much for me to have 4 TBS of it?

  21. Yep! Totally frustrated and a small issue with my gallbladder! Thanks for mentioning the body/mind connection! 💋🙏🏻

  22. Just found out I had multiple gallstones. Thanks to my sister, I’m watching your video. Right on time, because there was NO WAY I was getting surgery. Thanks Dr. Axe!

    Side Note: Dr. Axe hops up and down just like Joel Osteen during his preaching when he’s talking 😂

  23. Triple your dose of vitamin B. My pee is very yellow, but my gallbladder is fine.I you get a stone, down a bottle of Fernet Branca. It has worked two times for me. You have to deal with a hangover, though…

  24. This is the most helpful information I have seen so far. I am expecting to have surgery in a week. I will give these tips a go first though.uch appreciated 😊

  25. For every body . If you want to protect your liver do this 1/2 cup pomegranate juice and 1/2 cup carret juice and 2 tea spoon olive oil and one tea spoon tumeric and 1/4 tea spoon black pepper and 1/2 lemon juice mix every thing together then eat 3 dates after you drink it .do it every day for one month .

  26. My brother is in waiting list for removal of gall stone he is 65 and has  type 2 diabetes what kind of should eat until the date of surgery?

  27. This may work for you but once you get gallstones you might get them again and maybe do this again I dont know. I just wanted to post this for those who are feeling symptoms with no stones. For me unfortunately nothing worked no cleanse because I had no stones ( HiDA scan after over 2 years doctors kept saying is acid reflux). Finally got surgery and I feel so much better. I dont care but if your pain was severe like mine I wouldn't keep dealing with it.

  28. 10:39
    1. 3day cleanse
    Bone broth
    Vegetable lots, greens, carrots,
    Green apple, very cleansing
    2. Milk thistle- 150 to 200mg
    Bupleurum-chinese med
    Lemon oil-cistrus 2 to3x daily
    Bitter foods
    3. 1/4c olive oil
    1/4c flax oil
    1c grapefruit juice
    4tbsp epson salt
    Take this before bed, and sleep on the right side. Make sure you have nothing the next day.
    4. Release frustration, build peace, active work, meditation, sports.

  29. I've heard it can be dangerous and induce an acute gall bladder attack that may result in hospitalization and surgery.

  30. Ever since iv been learning about ayerveda iv grown more interested in natural remedies. I have some yellow on my tongue, red dots on the side and very thin white all over. Turns out apparently it's the built of of toxins in my digestive track so I'm gonna do this for the three days and hopefully see a differenfe

  31. I’m 19 weeks pregnant and found out I have gallstones, is Liver & Gallbladder cleanse safe to do during pregnancy?

  32. Every time someone recommends Epsom salt I cringe thinking about the guy who ate a homeless guys face ..anyone with me?? …😳

  33. What do you watch for when the gall stones come out, and how to you take the Epsom salt? Does anyone know? Thank you

  34. I was scheduled for surgery tomorrow but I backed up, I am in pain it comes and goes, do u recommend in doing it at this point? Or I should have surgery. I really dont want to 😩

  35. Hi dr..Axe
    Question for you …can I put the vegetables in the bone broth? Or can I make or traditional salad w/ dressing ? Or just make the vegetables and sip on the bone broth throughout the day?

  36. Searching for advice…I can't drink anything…as soon as I do its a race to the bathroom. Feeling dehydration after this cleanse any advice on how to quench my thirst. Thank u

  37. Swedish Bitters—using these regularly helped me avoid gallbladder surgery. They’re also helpful when experiencing gallbladder attacks.

  38. Something not mentioned here is to go have an ultrasound done AFTER you do the cleanse.
    Everyone has one done before hand in order to find out they have gallstones and no one follows up after their "successful" cleanse.
    There is alot of speculation surrounding this cleanse and people just want to "believe" it works but no one is following up afterwards with confirmation of the stones having been removed.

  39. Bupleurum is strongly hypothyroid in its effect. You need to be very careful with what herbs you tell people to take.

  40. This is right on time! I refuse to get surgery. I’m going to follow your flush and watch my diet for the next 30 days.

  41. How long do you stop sugar processed food and fats before moving on to actually starting with bone broth veggies , etc? What about a colon cleanse beforehand?!

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