Liver Flush Q&A Answered by Dr. X Part 1

by on October 17, 2013


So last week I posted our (Dr. X’s and I) video debunking the liver flush, and many of you watched it and agreed, but we got a few angry emails and comments. For this reason Dr. X really wanted to clear up any remaining misconceptions you may have on the liver flush, the gallbladder, how the body works when you drink this oil and citrus/apple juice combination and what is actually coming out after your liver flush.

Here is the video below, and if you’d like to like and subscribe you can do so by clicking on the youtube icon on the bottom right of the video.

Question #1: What about herbal cleanses and herb detoxes?
Question #2: What about the people on curezone who have cured themselves of gallstones? And why is gallbladder surgery the number #1 surgery in America?
Question #3: What are the hard angular whitish grey things I passed during my 13,14,15 liver flush if they were not gallstones? (a couple of handfuls).
Question #4: Why are you talking to us like preschoolers and being condescending?

I’ve also posted extended answers on each question from a second take of our video separately on Dr. X’s youtube site if you need a more in depth answer on each question.

Please feel free to post any additional comments or questions and Dr. X will answer them in a subsequent video. Please note that all communication and comments directed to Dr. X can be used for future video content (but your name will be withheld for privacy.) Enjoy!

References for why the liver flush/gallbladder flush is not physiologically possible from researchers and medical experts:

Harvard Medical School- The Dubious Practice of Detox: http://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/HEALTHbeat_072208.htm

QuackWatch – The Truth About the Gallbladder and Liver Flush http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/flushes.html

Mayo Clinic – What is a gallbladder cleanse? Is it an effective way to flush out gallstones?
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gallbladder-cleanse/AN01283

A surgeon’s take on the liver flush BASED on the testimonials written on Curezone.com
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/would-you-like-a-liver-flush-with-that-colon-cleanse/

Suggested textbooks by Dr. X – Concise Colour Medical Dictionary (Oxford Paperback Reference) : http://amzn.to/16cyjEU
– Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions, 9e http://amzn.to/1gGn6nv

Picture of Gallbladder: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GallbladderAnatomy.png
Wikipedia on Gallbladder: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallbladder for a free general information source.

I also wanted to share this video we made back in the spring just to give you an idea of Dr. X’s personal history of illness and being a patient in the medical system while also being a medical student during her struggle for diagnosis of celiac disease. This is why she is so passionate about helping you so you don’t struggle for health and confusion within the natural health and western medical world.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jacqui Pappas October 17, 2013 at 2:17 PM

I appreciate the layman terms. I had actually been considering doing the cleanse until I saw the video you made. I work in a health food store, so I know there are herbs and supplements that do work. I’m my own best test subject! But, physiology is not my area.
Thanks for bringing us the science, Dr. X.
Veronica, thank you for bringing us great recipes and information!

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2 Veronica Grace October 17, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Thanks Jacqui! So glad we prevented you from doing the liver flush! Definitely do your best researching these herbs, there’s just so many out there it’s hard for us to say what work and does not work. But there is definitely possibility that some herbs can have a positive effect. Best of luck!

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3 Faye Mc October 17, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Thanks for posting Dr X’s videos. What a hot topic which permeates into our political system; because of dubious agendas, the medical vs natural health care issue is pushing people to arm themselves because of good old fear. Since I never really have the time to research nor do I have proper access and understanding to research, I have found this site, which you mention in your references, invaluable to make a more informed decisions http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/ There are a lot of anecdotes littering the Internet and desperate folks hoping for a magical cure; shame on those people who pries on them by selling them harmful products.

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4 Veronica Grace October 17, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Hi Faye, thank you. It is true, many are trying to take their health into their own hands – THIS IS GREAT BUT – unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation and dangerous information spread around on the internet. This now makes me really question every product and every cleanse, I want to know the facts before ingesting something and spending my money now. And I want to share good information with everyone. Definitely shame on the people who are making money off selling their liver flush ebooks and potions.

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