The Dangers of Having a Gallstone Or Liver Flush For People With GERD (Acid Reflux)
According to naturopathic medicine, having a gallstone or liver flush in many ways helps people relieve a number of their problems including back, shoulder, and leg pains, and even some digestive disorders, because of the nature of its cleansing effect — flushing out toxins and all those accumulated and unhealthy fat that’s stored in your gallbladder. Traditional doctors may have a differing opinion about this, but the results do not lie.
Unless you have GERD or Acid Reflux.
Technically, GERD is a digestive disorder, and I would not go into its definition here, as you may already know what it is, particularly if you have been dealing with it for a long period of time, and have already browsed the internet for in-depth information on acid reflux. The point of this article is to stress that you can do a gallstone or liver flush, in the context of two things:
You do NOT have GERD (Acid Reflux), or…
You are CURED from your GERD (Acid Reflux) and are confident that your stomach can handle it.
The common “ingredients” involved with a gallstone or liver flush are olive oil, lemon or grapefruit, and epsom salt. For a normal person, these can be tolerable. But if you are suffering with acid reflux, this adds to the problem, for the following reasons:
1. Olive oil is fat. Taking a half cup of it (which is usually the recommendation for a successful flush) would put strain on your liver and might lead to an excess of bile being secreted to digest the oil. However, there is greater chance that you might develop bile reflux as well. Not a good thing, based on my experience as revealed in my endoscopy test.
2. Lemon or grapefruit are supposed to be mixed with the olive oil before taking it. Although lemon and grape are alkaline rich foods, for some people it tends to increase the acidity of one’s stomach. Why this happens I have yet to find out. One type of fruit may not have the same compatibility with different individuals. Personally, I stick to apples, bananas, and watermelon, as recommended by my nutritionist.
3. Epsom salt, if taken without taking the necessary precautions, can be harmful more than helpful. This too can cause more acidic problems if you are not careful. The funny thing about what you have just read is that both my traditional doctor and my naturopathic doctor agreed on this. Finally, a point where they can both meet! On a much serious note, this is something that you should consider if you want to naturally cure your GERD or acid reflux.