Yesterday, my family lost one of its beloved members – my lean and lovely, clever and mischievous black beauty, Daisy. She was eight years old, basset/beagle mix, an escape artist, queen of her domain, well mannered when it suited her, Winker’s leader. She was with us only two years and a few weeks. Two different, aggressive, and malignant cancers claimed her and we gave her relief and laid her to rest, with the help of two friends, one across the street and the other on the other coast. Thank you, AC and SD. Friends like you are what makes life worth living.
It helps that we still have Winker. She keeps us grounded. She seems to miss Daisy, too, is lingering when she goes outside, looking around, like she did when Daisy went on long walks. Perhaps looking for her. We may never know. I hope, and pray, we can prevent Winker from leaving us the same way we have lost Roscoe and Daisy.
I am, needless to say, going to do some research, to understand what happened and hopefully prevent a recurrence in another pet. I am inclined to believe that our home’s proximity to a high power substation may have been significant in this development. Others disagree. If you, too, are interested, here are some of my first result sites.
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Now, I followed the recommendations of a flush described on the LJ
There are five drinks, not four, as the writer mentioned. She was correct in that only four of the five drinks could be called doses, since they contained epson salts, where one drink did not. However, she recommended only five grapefruits to yield three cups or four measures of 3/4 cups each, including four jars with lids. In actuality, five measures of 3/4 cups each were needed, and five jars with lids. Chronologically, the first two doses turn on the laxative action of the epson salts and open the ducts in the liver and gallbladder, giving one the Texas two-step with floating results. The third drink contains no epson salts, but combines juice with pulp and 1/2 cup of olive oil. This actually serves to turn OFF the flush so there is no risk of accidents while you sleep. In the morning, after 7am, there are two more epson salt loaded drinks, at two hour intervals, followed by light meals through the remainder of the day.
The epson salts can be purchased in various sizes, but you might have to shop around to find the smaller size. I found a little pint sized (1 lb.) box for $1.29 at Longs Drugs, but Target had only half-gallon sized for about $2.50. Since you need only four tablespoons, smaller is better.
Slicing up five grapefruits and juicing them is hard work. Only one fruit is necessary, to yield the pulp for the turn-off drink. I think unsweetened grapefruit juice would be perfectly ok for the liquid necessary and cost is probably comparative. I spent $4.50 on the package of fruits.
The diet calls for low fat meals before and after. I went with tofu, canned crab, tuna, and eggs cooked in butter-flavored low-fat cooking spray for my protein (not together, of course). I opted for Wheat-Thins, and rice cooked with only one tablespoon of olive oil instead of the called for two tablespoons, and seasoned the results with Fried Rice seasoning. I also opted for fresh fruits, including apples, but while I love fruit, fruit does not love me. I developed an excruciating sugar headache, which felt like something was stabbing behind one eyeball and the back of my head. I could not take any pain reliever for it and so my afternoon and evening was a miserable marathon of clock watching and bathroom visits. After I took my turn-off drink in the evening, I waited another couple of hours and then ate a meal, because by then I was so hungry I was in considerable stomach pain. I also took one aspirin for the headache. It was gone by morning.
I decided to forgo the morning routine. By this point I had no chest pain and my blood sugar was so off balance I spent a good part of Saturday in bed or resting. Next time I think I'll go with veggies instead of fruits.
So next time you feel chest pain that doesn't escalate into a heart attack, doesn't go away and worsens when you bend over, add apples to your diet first, at least one a day (up to four a day), and follow it up with a gallbladder flush on a weekend. Allow three days if you do the full flush or just the weekend if you abbreviate it. And you don't have to start it late in the day. Next time I plan to try a morning routine instead, so I can be back to regular meals by noon. Just try to stick to the time schedule, that is, a four-hour fast followed by dose #1, two hour fast followed by dose #2, another two hour fast followed by the turn-off drink, then a meal after another two hours. Repeat two doses the next morning, if you go with the full treatment.
How often? Don't know. Just started this. Maybe once a month, maybe only when you feel chest pain. Probably a better preventative is once a month or so, pain or no. I have several co-workers who have had gallbladder problems. One mentioned she had felt no discomfort, then horrific pain. Went to the emergency room and then into emergency surgery shortly thereafter. Her gallbladder was necrotic. So pain is not really a good measuring stick. If you survive the first episode without surgery, preventive techniques should best be instituted.
Remember, the bile of the gallbladder breaks down the fats you consume. Not all fats are bad for you. Monounsaturated fats (olives, olive oil, avocados, guacamole, canola oil, tahini, macadamia nuts, just to name a few) help your body produce good
Btw, down to 271# from 305#. Thanks to
Well, tah tah for now:)
Hope y'all had a dandy weekend!
Nevertheless, I still plan to implement the
Will be taking off tomorrow to commence this routine. Maybe I'll redecorate the bathroom while I'm at it, seeing as how I'll be spending the better part of the next three days in it. Then again...
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Found this on my gallbladder flush search - btw, found something very promising. Will let you know how it goes!