Bottoms Up! It’s Liver Flushin’ Time.

Another important aspect of my treatment plan was doing liver flushes. I would mainly do this every three weeks. This would aid in removing toxins from my body. It went a little like this:

Day Before Liver Flush

  • Went to grocery store and bought 8-10 grapefruits
    • I was lucky if I found enough grapefruits in one grocery store and I don’t think I’ve ever had so many cashiers look at me in confusion as to why one person would need so many grapefruits
  • Mentally prepared for the adventure ahead

Day 1 of Liver Flush

  • Made the different liver flush mixtures in the morning
    • One large mixture of freshly hand-squeezed grapefruit juice and Epsom salt
    • Second mixture of freshly hand-squeezed grapefruit juice for olive oil to be added later
  • Stopped eating at 2 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. – Drank ¾ cup of grapefruit juice and Epsom salt mixture
    • Tried to ignore all the people around me eating dinner 
  • 8 p.m. – Drank ¾ cup of grapefruit juice and Epsom salt mixture
  • 9:45 p.m. – Mixed ¾ grapefruit juice with ½ cup of olive oil
  • 10 p.m. – Drank grapefruit and olive oil mixture through a large straw and then went to bed
    • Worst tasting part of the liver flush – it was sort of like drinking warm salad dressing 
  • Woke up throughout the night to go to the bathroom

Day 2 of Liver Flush

  • 7:00 a.m. – Woke up and drank ¾ cup of grapefruit juice and Epsom salt mixture
  • 9:00 a.m. – Drank the last ¾ cup of grapefruit juice and Epsom salt mixture
    • This was finally the last liver flush drink
  • 11:00 a.m. – Drank fruit juice
  • 11:30 a.m. – Ate some fruit
  • 12:00 p.m. – Began eating some regular food again
  • Went to the bathroom throughout the day and eventually my liver was flushed
  • 6:00 p.m. – Indulged in some delicious food at dinner

Liver Flush Collage 2

Throughout my years of treatment, I probably did a total of 15 liver flushes. I never want to smell, see or touch a grapefruit ever again. But hey, at least I’m now confident I could win a competition for who can drink the most shots of olive oil – if that’s even a thing. Bottoms up!

Stay lively my friends,

-The Lively Lymie


3 thoughts on “Bottoms Up! It’s Liver Flushin’ Time.

  1. So is it the grapefruit that does the flushing? How does flushing the liver help the rest of your body cope with the Lymes? I have so many questions!


  2. Hey Heidi! I’ll do my best to explain this! The herbal tinctures I was taking were killing the Lyme and confections. The liver is the main detoxifying organ of the body and filters out the dead bacteria and toxins, which can eventually build up in the liver – especially if you have Lyme. The liver then tries to dump these toxins in to the intestinal tract to be eliminated in the feces. To speed up the detox process, the combination of the grapefruit juice (mainly to improve the taste) and Epsom salt stimulates the liver to flush it’s toxins in to the intestines causing you to have diarrhea and eliminate the toxins at a quicker pace. Less toxins creates less inflammation, which makes your body feel a lot better and allows your liver and immune system to better heal your body 🙂 I know there are different versions of a liver flush, but this is the one that was recommended to me.


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