In January, I didn't know the practice existed and I thought gallstones were something you got if you ate a lot of fat. At first I thought, these people are crazy - they are making a vicious assault on their digestive system! Then it occurred to me, well, what would you call gallbladder removal?
I'm very grateful for all the entries I've read. My problem will very likely resolve itself by the time anyone answers, but I'd be glad to know if nausea and depression are normal after the flush. I've retrieved about 40 stones (black, one the size of an olive - shudder) but I stopped fishing them out after three goes, because I felt sick & they looked so evil. Lately the results have been pale green stones & not much else - a sort of pale green foam. I'm still burping olive oil & never want to see the stuff again. But the worst thing is, I feel tearful & depressed. I'm off to take a multivitamin.
Thanks, everyone, and good luck with your own liver work.
Dear Tracey, I've read some of your contributions & was much comforted by your response. I'm sure you're right, and it confirmed what Julia Chang mentions about the liver in Chinese medicine. There's something dismal about going through your excrement, maybe something primitive - not shame exactly but a sort of misery. "So it's come to this," you think, directing the showerhead into the colander & picking out another gruesome thing that's been squatting inside you for God knows how long. "This is my life." Dear oh dear. I don't get depressed as a rule. It's been a shock.
On the plus side, I plan another flush in a couple of months & am definitely feeling better. Not great, but better.
All the best.