I am a firm believer that the manifestation of dis-ease comes not only from physical imbalances but also from not resolving emotional issues. For instance, I would expect that Gallstones
might come from swallowing anger and frustration. Have you ever heard someone say that something "galls them" or "I just can't stomach that". I would expect a liver clogged with stones to be as much a product of toxic thinking as toxic eating. This being said, I wonder if the people who have the most success with cleansing also find that they are working through these emotions. I doubt if it matters which comes first, the physical cleanse then the emotional or the other way around. But, I would think that refusal to release these emotions/traumas etc. for whatever reason, may cause the flush not to produce as many stones and would possibly increase the frustration/anger thereby starting another cycle or at least contribute to the present one.
In regards to the bowel cleanse, holding on to the past till it becomes toxic would most likely be causal. I am on the tail end of a Bowel Cleanse
with a liver/gall flush due this week, and have been noticing that much of my past pain has been cycling through my dreams which is where I tend to work out most of my angst. (well, that and journaling which I rediscovered a couple of years ago) In any case, this cleanse and the ones to follow are part of the ongoing work I am doing to resolve past trauma. The past two years have been intense for me in that way, I have come out of a suicidal depression, and I have been paying more attention to what I have done to my body during this depression. I do know that for myself, if for no one else, that these emotions will have to be addressed for any type of cleasing to work. There is more work for me to do in the bowel area, I did not release as much as I feel there is, though I did move a great deal.
Anyway, these are just my thoughts on the subject. Take 'em or leave 'em as you like.