Gallbladder Cleanse With Apples Olive Oil And Lemon Juice

Natural Remedy For Treating And Preventing Gall Stones Or For Constipation

Here is a very effective and easy-to-do method for preventing gall stones.  It will expel existing small gall stones and help to break up larger stones.  Do it just once in a while to keep the Gallbladder free of stones and stale bile.

It is also useful as a detox which will help to remove toxic chemicals from the digestive system. This makes it a helpful treatment for chronic cases of candida, especially when exposure to toxic chemicals has occurred.

Of course, do see your doctor or naturopath if you are experiencing any pain to do with the Gallbladder.

The raw apple, olive oil and lemon treatment is also effective for stubborn cases of constipation.  Because of its great detox effect, it is a good thing to do occasionally for prevention of bowel cancer and other maladies caused by auto-intoxication, such as arthritis.

Walter Last recommends a similar method for expelling gall stones, and I have tried it myself with good results.

So – one of the best methods for a Gallbladder flush:

Raw Apple, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice Gallbladder Cleanse.

Three Days On Apples:  Begin the treatment with eating only raw, grated apples for three days.  Raw apple, grated with its skin still on, cores and all, has a wonderful healing effect on the digestive system.  It is roughage-packed, full of Vitamin C and other antioxidants, as well as phytochemicals which help prevent cancer.

You can eat some whole apples as well with the diet, but grate them also, so that you eat plenty as a salad at mealtimes.
Each night while you do the raw apple days, take one tablespoonful of olive oil with some lemon juice – and a spoonful of lecithin if you have it.
Don’t worry if you don’t have lecithin, as the oil and lemon will work as a cleanser, even without it.
On the third apple day, take 1/2 cup of olive oil with 1/2 cup of lemon juice, mixed together.  Swallow the lot down in one dose.  It is surprisingly easy to take when lemon juice is combined with the olive oil.

There is an option of using orange juice instead of the lemon, but lemon juice is more acidic, more antiseptic, and is a  quicker-acting remedy.
Straight after you have swallowed your Olive Oil and lemon drink, lie on the right side for 2 hours with a pillow under the hips.

The Castor Oil Pack
The other thing you can do on the days you are eating only raw apple is to use Castor Oil on a
pack.  You put this on the outside of your stomach/gall bladder area.
Easy to make – first buy a bottle of castor oil.  Pour around 2 tablespoons over a white cotton or woollen cloth – not too big – just big enough to cover a good area of the stomach.
You leave the Castor Oil Pack on all night with a plastic over it, and something around the outside, like tightish pants, to hold it there.  You can loosely bandage it in place if you want to.
Every night, on the nights you take your raw apple, put the Castor Oil pack on the stomach.  Leave it on for the whole night.

Save the castor oil pack each morning to use again the following night.  Put a little more oil on occasionally to keep it moist.

You do three nights on, and take it off during the day.  Even after you have taken the Olive Oil and Lemon to eliminate stones, you can keep up the routine with the Castor Oil Pack to ensure the healing of the Gallbladder.
The same routine pattern applies after you have finished the raw apple and olive oil treatment- Three nights in a row with no pack. Then three nights on again with the pack.

You can use the Castor Oil Pack indefinitely in this way – 3 nights on, 3 nights off.  No pack during the day-time.

Good Foods To Aid Gallbladder Function and Prevent Gallstones:

Drink plenty of water each day.  Less coffee and tea, and more water.

Eat fewer animal fats and products.  Eat more of the healthy Omega-3 fatty acids which are contained in oils such as Olive Oil, fish oils, and linseed or flax oil.  One to two tablespoons of any one of these oils per day is a good preventative measure against developing gall stones.

Try to incorporate olive oil as a daily commodity in the diet.

Eat plenty of fibre-rich foods, such as fruits, green vegetables, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds.  More fibre in the diet will take away the unwanted cholesterol from the system.  Since gall stones are apparently made up of, mainly, cholesterol, more fibre is essential to prevent stones from forming.

Apples and pears are especially good for the Gallbladder, as well as for improving bowel function.

Try to avoid wheat products, such as breads and cakes.  Avoid pasteurized dairy milk and switch to either raw milk, if it suits your digestion, or soya milk.

See earlier posts on the subject:

Gall Bladder Cleanse

Gall Bladder Stones Treatment

Orange Olive Oil Drink For Gall Bladder Bowel Cleanse

Castor Oil Pack



Regrow Hair

Ways to Regrow Hair

First and foremost – give up using chemical hair dyes. Hair dye, unless it is a pure, herbal, unadulterated product like powdered henna, will cause your hair to thin over time, and predispose you to diseases like cancer and arthritis.

IMG_6820Photo by Merrilyn on Holly’s camera, 25th December, 2012, Dunedin.

The following suggestions are all natural, pure, organic ways in which you can help your hair to regrow. Please note that it is advisable to see your doctor or health professional for advice before trying out any home remedy, or vitamins, or iodine, or any technique mentioned here.  No responsibility can be taken when these suggestions do not work, or make the condition worse, or make you feel bad.  Ask your doctor for a diagnosis first, and then ask about any remedy you might want to try.

The Castor Oil  Treatmenout is one of the best ways to regrow hair. Castor oil can be applied externally to the hair, and it can  also  be taken internally.

The Castor Oil Treatment will cleanse your body of harmful chemicals which inhibit your hair growth. Toxins accumulate in the body, and these undermine your health and affect your hair growth.

Dr Max Gerson, and others, have used castor oil as  an integral part of an alternative treatment for cancer.

It has been found that many people using castor oil as part of a cancer treatment have grown new hair.  Mind, these people have all been on diets which include maximum amounts of all the necessary vitamins and minerals which are essential for good health. The Gerson therapy for treating cancer included eating a giant bowl of oatmeal porridge every morning. Oats are very high in silica which is excellent for the hair, so it is no wonder that many people on the castor oil/porridge treatment for cancer grew new hair.

Diet, of course, is the most important consideration for curing any ill health AND  for promoting hair regrowth.

Castor Oil Applied Externally to the scalp has long been used as a treatment to encourage hair growth. Mothers apply it to their baby’s scalp to promote hair growth, and also to cure ‘cradle cap’ which affects babies and small children.

Castor oil applied externally can be used by anyone to treat scalp conditions, and to help regrow hair. You can rub it into the scalp at least once a week. Leave it on overnight. In the morning, wash off  the castor oil using plenty of  organic soap, or a good quality shampoo which does not contain harmful chemicals.

Castor Oil Used Internally

Castor oil is used every second day on the Gerson plan for alternative cancer therapy. I have used this diet myself, to good effect, when I had a breast lump years ago. After three months on the diet, which included the medicinal dose of two tablespoons of castor oil every second  morning, with 90% raw food in the diet, I had recovered. The bonus was that my hair rejuvenated itself: my hair became very thick and shiny after using castor oil for three months, in combination with a mainly raw diet.

Raw Egg Yolk Benefits Hair Regrowth

External Use: Raw egg yolk can be used externally as a hair conditioner: see the recipe for AIOLI below, under the ‘Olive Oil Treatment’ section.

Internal Use: Two raw egg yolks were also taken each day on the alternative therapy which I used, and I think these  raw egg yolks also had a pronounced effect on the growth of the hair. I know some nutritionists warn against using too many eggs, but many others ‘in the know’, such as Dr Max Gerson, Walter Last, and myself included, swear by the use of raw egg yolk taken daily to help build the body’s immune system. When you are on a diet which uses minimal amounts of cooked food, including meats, then raw egg yolks are just the thing. They are easily digested, have good quality protein which nourishes your body and brain, and contain large amounts of lecithin, iron, and vitamins A, B,  C,  D, and E.

Lecithin, contained in raw egg yolk, is an important nutrient, as this helps the liver and gall bladder in digesting and processing fats and other nutrients so that your body can use them to regrow things like bone, and hair, teeth and nails. The lecithin contained in two raw egg yolks a day will provide you with enough good quality lecithin so that you can process the olive oil, or avocado fat, or grape seed oil, which are all important food items for helping you keep your hair on. Diets which are deficient in fats and lecithin usually lead to thin hair. You need good quality oils and fats in your diet too.

You do not eat the egg white raw, only the egg yolk. Raw egg white is not used in the Gerson diet, or other alternative approaches to healing disease such as cancer. Egg white contains albumum, which is not so easily digested, especially when it is taken raw. Egg white must always be cooked, unless it is beaten up in a smoothie, which renders the egg white digestible.

Gelatine Dietary gelatine gives a boost to hair growth. Gelatine contains many amino acids, and is naturally very high in protein. You could take two heaped teaspoons every night: simply drop the powder onto a how drink, such as a drink of cocoa, or an egg nog. Let the powder drop down into the hot liquid, then stir until it is dissolved. Gelatine is a good nourisher of the nerves, as well as the hair, and will help you to sleep well when taken at night.

The Olive Oil Treatment

This is another great treatment for helping you regrow hair.  You can use  olive oil straight from the bottle, rubbed well into the scalp, to help with hair regrowth. Using plenty of olive oil in the diet, especially raw on salads, or using it to make the  fabulous aioli, which is raw egg yolk combined with olive oil, will not only help your general health, but your hair health too.

Aioli Mayonnaise: This is the famous recipe which uses raw egg yolk as its base.  Aioli is used as a butter substitute in many parts of the Mediterranean. It is a healthful supplement to the diet, and taken internally, it is a benefit to the health of your hair.  Aioli mayonnaise is just great on fresh salads, or as an accompaniment to cooked fish, but it  can also be used externally, on the hair, as a hair treatment for the conditioning of the hair.

To Make Aioli Mayonnaise/Conditioner:

  • Put two egg yolks into a small bowl. Be careful not to get any white in them.
  • Slowly, drop by drop, add olive oil. You need to add this VERY slowly in the beginning, but as the egg yolks take up the olive oil, and grow in volume, you will find you can add the oil slightly more quickly.

If you are making this for the table, then you would add the traditional chopped garlic to the mixture. However, if you are going to use this as a hair conditioner, then omit the garlic.

How To Use: Simply smear a generous quantity of the aioli mixture onto the hair. Massage well in. Leave for several hours, if you can, before washing off in warm water and a good quality soap. This conditioner leaves the hair very shiny, and actually nourishes the hair roots as well.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is so good for the hair, and so easy to apply. I have used it for years, simply dashing a bit of  undiluted apple cider vinegar over the hair after each wash.

The nutrients in apple cider vinegar really do encourage hair growth, if you regularly use the cider vinegar with each wash. These nutrients are absorbed into the scalp, where they feed the hair roots. Silica, and potassium are some of the important trace elements which you find in apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar also helps to restore the normal acidity/alkalinity ratio to the hair again. Soaps and shampoos tend to make the hair and scalp too alkaline. An alkaline scalp  does not help hair growth at all, as it usually results in dandruff and an itchy scalp. Apple cider vinegar helps to make the scalp slightly acidic again, whilst nourishing the hair roots at the same time.

Using pure apple cider vinegar on your children’s hair after each wash will help prevent catching head lice. Head lice do not like this cider vinegar acid environment, but prefer the alkaline state which is the result of using soaps and shampoos.

Silica-Rich Herbs Help Hair Growth

Comfrey,  horsetail, borage, nettles  and oat straw are just a few herbs which have high amounts of silica.  Oat straw is an especially nice tea to drink, and is especially high in silica. This is also an excellent tea for  expectant, or young mothers. Comfrey, borage and nettles can be added to your  vegetables to ‘up’ your silica intake. Silica really helps hair, nails, bone and teeth to grow and remain strong.

Rosemary is also high in silica, and is a good herb for the hair, however, use rosemary in small amounts in food, as large amounts are toxic. Rosemary is good as a hair tonic, to add to other herbs for the hair:

You can make a herbal infusion out of any of the herbs listed above. This infusion can be applied to the scalp as a final rinse, in much the same way as you would use apple cider vinegar. The silica and other nutrients  in these herbs will continue to be absorbed through the pores of the skin on your scalp, and these will reach the hair roots which feed your hair.

To Make an Infusion for a Hair Rinse:

  • Take a cup of fresh herbs, using any combination of either comfrey, borage, or nettles, or rosemary.
  • Add three cups of water to the herbs, and bring to the boil on the stove. Simmer gently for five minutes, then leave to stand until cold.
  • Use the liquid as your final rinse.  Massage well into the scalp. Keep the remainder in the fridge, to use later on in the week as a hair rinse.

Cayenne and Ginger Improve Circulation:

Both cayenne pepper and ginger should be included in the daily diet, as these improve blood circulation. Better circulation of the blood means that all those nutrients in your fabulous diet will have a better chance of getting to feed your hair roots.

Iodine Hair Treatment

For more information on Iodine and other nutrients for the hair, take a look at  Merrilyn’s other  posts entitled

Iodine Scalp/Hair Remedy;

Vitamins for Hair Growth;

Best Vitamins for Hair Growth.

The Iodine Treatment is the last, but not least, of my favourite external applications for hair regrowth. Iodine is ESSENTIAL for hair growth. It is important for good general health all round. If you are deficient in Iodine, then your hair suffers. Ideally, if we ate enough fish and sea weed, then we would not need to supplement our diets with iodine. However, this is not the case for most people.

So  applications  of iodine can  help to prevent  iodine deficiency. Iodine can be applied to any part of the body, but here  we favor the application straight to the scalp, as this will  help you to regrow your hair.

Note – do not use this on the same day as you use apple cider vinegar on the hair, as the two do not combine well. Use this at least one or two days  after you have washed your hair. You only need to apply the iodine once or twice a week. Use only a couple of dabs or three, dabbing each spot on a different part of the scalp. Massage the scalp, and leave. Try not to wash the iodine off on the day you apply it. Iodine is absorbed through the pores of the scalp, and down to the hair roots, so your hair will benefit by leaving the iodine on your scalp.

If you continue to apply small amounts of iodine to the scalp  on a regular basis, then after several months you should notice an improvement in hair growth. This needs to be done, of course, with a highly nutritious diet.

Nutritional Supplements to Regrow Hair

Vitamin A/Beta Carotene Eat plenty of carrots and parsnips for vitamin A. You might consider a  supplement of vitamin A which could be taken for a few weeks until you notice an improvement in your hair growth: 50,000 IU of beta carotene  daily is recommended for baldness by Dr Wagner/Goldfarb, who wrote the book ‘How to Stay Out of the Doctor’s Office’. Ask your own medical practitioner to see whether this dose is OK for you, and for advice on how long you should take this amount.

These doctors also recommend Biotin – 5 mg daily- since hair follicles are made up mostly of biotin and cysteine. If you include two raw egg yolks in the diet as part of your programme to regrow your hair, then you will get adequate amounts of these nutrients.

Take a tablespoon of avocado oil, or grapeseed oil, or wheatgerm oil, or olive oil daily. This will provide you with vitamin E and essential fats which are needed for hair growth. An extra 400 IU of vitamin E could be taken until you note improvement. Again – ask your doctor or health practitioner about this.

Take extra vitamin C daily – Between 1000mg and 2000mg of a non-acidic form of vitamin C, such as ester C, or calcium ascorbate powder.

Manganese is advised by Dr Wagner/Goldfarb – 50mg taken twice a day is their recommendation.

For the added benefit of restoring hair color, these doctors suggest taking a daily B complex supplement. Added to this B complex, you add  extra PABA – 300 mg twice daily, Pantothenic Acid – 300 mg twice daily, and Folic acid – 5 mg a day. I would take these amounts for several weeks, or up to three months: Again – best get some advice on this, especially if you are already taking any medication.

Colon And Liver Cleanse Helps Candida

Detox With Castor Oil, or Olive Oil, or Grated Apple:  There really is no need to buy expensive products to cleanse the liver and intestines. There are many home remedies which you can use to do this, but the cheapest and most effective  method for a Candida/Colon Cleanse that I know of is the castor oil cleanse which is followed up by a bowel cleanse with water and a little sea salt. All you need is a bottle of castor oil which, in New Zealand, costs between about three dollars to about six dollars, depending on whether you buy it at a supermarket or a chemist shop. Of course, this will last for about seven doses or so, as you only need to take between one to two tablespoonsful in one dose.

The CASTOR OIL treatment, which is usually two tablespoons of castor oil taken in the morning followed by a cup of brewed black coffee without sugar or milk, is effective for ridding candida from the digestive system. Eat only fruit or a bowl of porridge with a grated apple added to it on the day when you decide to do the castor oil treatment. Avoid dairy products, wheat and meat on the day you do your cleanse.

If you are not suffering from some life threatening disease and feel that you are quite healthy, then you can get away with using castor oil and not using an enema. However, even if you are healthy and you do not have too many accumulated poisons in the body, the castor oil cleanse is far more effective if you use a water enema, as this helps to wash away the poisons, which the castor oil expels from the liver, more quickly.

If you do not have some life threatening disease or recurring candida, then you could use the castor oil treatment only occasionally, say once a week, or once a month, whatever you think is necessary. However, if you have recurring candida, allergies or some illness which is debilitating, then you might need to use this treatment more often, and follow a strict dietary programme in order to get well.

Another inexpensive Candida/Colon Cleanse is OLIVE OIL WITH LEMON JUICE. Take this on an empty stomach before you eat a light breakfast of fruit, or juice, or porridge with a grated apple added to it. Use half a cupful of OLIVE OIL. Fill up the cup with LEMON JUICE.  Stir  the two together briskly in a larger cup and swallow the lot as quickly as you can. This treatment is made more effective, as is the castor oil treatment, if an enema is used within five hours of taking the oil. This cleanse is also made more efficacious if dairy foods, wheat and meat are avoided on the day you do your cleanse. Try to eat only raw foods and their juices for the whole day, with a bowlful of porridge  being the only cooked food, eaten with a grated apple. This diet enhances the cleansing effect of the OLIVE OIL AND LEMON treatment, giving an inexpensive candida/colon cleanse.

Drink peppermint tea or chamomile tea directly after using either CASTOR OIL or OLIVE OIL AND LEMON JUICE to alleviate any feelings of nausea.

Both the castor oil treatment and the olive oil and lemon juice treatment, besides both being an inexpensive candida/Colon Cleanse,  are supposed to be helpful,  in expelling gall stones and kidney stones from these organs.

Finger Joints Affected by Cell Phone

I owned a cell phone for a year, as I mentioned in an earlier article.

The main reason I was forced to relinquish the cell phone was that my middle finger became incredibly sore at the middle joint, with swelling and redness, noticeable around the joint.

I had avoided using the cell phone for long telephone conversations, as this definately caused fluid retention in the ear, and an uncomfortable heat penetrated deep into the head when the phone was held to the ear for several minutes at a time. However, I was a text fiend, and used the phone for this purpose several times a day, thinking this would not be so harmful.

I guess the same thing which caused the fluid build-up in the ears eventually caused a fluid build-up in my fingers, noteably the one which supported the phone from behind, the middle finger, whilst the thumb tapped in the message from the front.

The thumb which did the texting was not affected, but, after nine months of use, the middle finger of the hand which held the phone was very sore. After a year, it was so painful I had to avoid using this finger when  playing the piano, and the fingers next door to it were starting to be affected the same way. It was very difficult to write with this hand at this point.

I felt sure it was the cell phone, and so  i cancelled my phone account and gave the device away.

The source of an on-going anxiety, the high pitched frequency which had accompanied me that previous year, just evaporated immediately, and my ears relaxed and stopped their aching.

However, it took three months for the finger joints to return to normal.

I helped the healing of the joints with magnesium and zinc supplements, and gentle massage of the joints with olive oil at night.

I have not had a recurrence of this joint problem again in the year since giving up the cell phone, and nor have I needed to continue with the supplements after the condition repaired itself.