I know what AmyK means. I think I understand the principle - fasting gives your liver a rest, olive oil gives it a FAT! FAT! FAT! message so it produces bile and the gallbladder goes into overdrive & flushes.
What I wondered is, has it GOT to be olive oil? I had to rush to a supermarket lavatory yesterday because I passed the olive oil section, practically pushing the attendant out of the way - she probably thought I was trying to escape through the window or desperate to take drugs. Can't you tell the liver FAT! with something else - say chicken shmalz? or even butter? (But could we take in half a pound of butter? Uh...) Are we just struggling on with nasty olive oil because it's an old European remedy and that's their basic fat? Does anybody know this? I suppose a vegetable product is best because it's got no polysaturates. But what about a lighter oil like sunflower or corn oil?
This site is full of brave pioneers, but is any clinical research going on, or are our health institutions just happy with surgery?
You seem ahead in America in a lot of things, but in Britain the answer is just gb removal - that's it.