Dr. Randolph Stone’s Liver Flush And Purifying Diet

Dr. Randolph Stone’s Liver Flush And Purfying Diet*

The Liver Flush which should be done for 10-14 days in a row.

* You should first consult your health care practitioner before starting this, or any, diet.  This is not appropriate if you are pregnant, nursing or taking medications.

First thing in the morning:

  • 2 -3 Tbsp. pure, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, almond oil or sesame oil.
  • 4-6 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon, or lime juice
  • Juice of one grapefruit or 1-2 oranges
  • 1-3 cloves of crushed fresh garlic
  • A pinch of cayenne powder if desired

Blend all of the above together (a blender makes it creamy and smooth) and drink.

Rid mouth of garlic taste – chew seeds of citrus fruit well or chew parsley or fresh mint leaves, cardamom, or cloves.

Follow immediately with 1-2 cups of hot tea made with:

4 tsp of Dr. Stone Herbal Mixture and ½ finger (about one eighth inch) of fresh organic ginger root sliced into 6-7 pieces

Heat 1½ pints of water with ginger root in it to boiling. Boil for 3 minutes

Pour over herbal mixture and let steep for 10-15 minutes

Drink hot without honey for the morning cups

NOTE: You can make your own herbal mixture with the following ingredients: One Tbsp. each of fenugreek, fennel, flax seed, comfrey, and peppermint leaf.

NO sweeteners for at least two hours after the flush. Then you may drink as many cups of the tea during the day as possible, with honey if desired.

1-2 hours later: Have some fresh citrus (oranges or grapefruit or their juice) or some fresh vegetable juice (mixture of carrot, cabbage, celery, beet, etc.); or you may breakfast on fresh fruit (apples, pears, apricots, grapes, etc.)

Mid-morning: If hungry, drink fresh vegetable or fruit juice or eat a grapefruit.

Lunch: Fruit or vegetable salad and/or steamed or baked vegetable. Sprouts are good.

From lunch-time on: Eat plentifully of leafy green and other vegetables, such as lettuce, carrots, squash, spinach, onion, leeks, celery, broccoli, cabbage, turnips, cauliflower, string beans, radishes, cucumbers, beets and their tops. You may also eat fruits such as apples, pears, grapes, peaches, prunes, figs, raisins, fresh berries. You should eat all of these in raw form as much as possible, but may also steam and bake them or make soup. Do not fry. Moderate amounts of raw nuts, preferably almonds, may be eaten if desired.

Black pepper freshly ground may be added to cabbage, turnips, etc. to prevent gas.

A mucus-free all vegan diet during the 14 days of The Liver Flush is advised.

Do Not Eat: meat, fish, chicken, eggs, starches (potatoes, rice, bread, pasta, cereal, corn), sugar (honey or maple syrup are all right but stevia or xylitol are better), milk or milk products, coffee, regular tea, alcohol, drugs. . . not even aspirin.

Mid-afternoon: Fruit or sprout snack. A few raw almonds or walnuts.

Dinner: Same as lunch.

After dinner: Only liquids – no solid food.

Note: Do not use aluminum cookware or utensils.

To come off diet: Eat little, avoid cheese, take soup, fruit juice and a little grain

Click here for vegan recipes appropriate for this cleanse.


8 thoughts on “Dr. Randolph Stone’s Liver Flush And Purifying Diet”

  1. Great thing to do for your liver. Probably not known in Randolph Stone’s day but grapefruit juice is a inhibitor of one of the liver’s main detox pathways.
    Oranges activate it so probably a better choice if you do not have an allergy or sensitivity to it.
    Some people find the higher amounts of oil and garlic make them very nauseated. Starting on the lower dose can help avoid it.

  2. thanks for the info– and oranges probably taste better too!

    i can’t comment on the specific effects of grapefruit juice on the liver– what i can say is that after over 5 days of doing the cleanse i feel better, have less cravings and am not as hungry. a lot of others report the same positive results.

    i did not feel nauseated or have headaches after the first couple of days– making it past the third day made all the difference for me.

    peace, elo

    1. i’m not a dr. but i’m pretty sure flax oil or any seed oil (or olive) is okay. just no animal products and i would not suggest soybean oil…

      let us know how it goes for you! xo

  3. The ginger, especially, and the herbs in the hot tea mix really help to calm the upset-stomach feeling after downing the oil mixture. The hot tea mixture is just as important as the oil challenge. Good to know about the grapefruit. Because I’m in TX, I have access to valley grapefruit, and the fresh ruby red fruits are a really delightful food. They make incredibly tasty juice. But after the note on detox inhibition, I’ll forego that treat and opt for another fresh juice during the next cleanse. Thanks to all who comment. Thanks for the article, Eloiza. Some authors on the web omit, or don’t know about, the ginger part.

  4. I have tried a few different approaches to the Stone liver flush and suggest to go slowly and gradually allowing your body to adjust. Meaning start with just one day then perhaps in a month do one more day and work your way to a 2-3 day flush annually or bi-annually, but certainly not more than three days ever. Always consult a professional and discuss what is best for you.

    1. I disagree with this approach since your body is still detoxing in the first three days and not getting the full benefits. The first part is difficult but doable. After a week I felt amazing. There is no point to the cleanse if you are not going to do it for the full two weeks.

  5. In response to the frequency of flushing the liver, your body will give you some clues if your liver is falling short in its ability to do its jobs (there are many). Pay attention to liver meridians, because the liver will detox through the skin when it is challenged to handle metabolic garbage through its usual pathways. You can then realize it’s time to do a little cleansing. I agree with Richard that starting slowly is best. Detoxing is a big deal for your body, and when you’re detoxing the liver, you’ll likely encounter some emotional extremes, too, especially some anger issues if you keep on for an extended period of time. (I prefer to stay away from work and other stressful settings when I am detoxing.) Like Richard, I believe that three days is a reasonable duration to continue the cleanse. If you continue to follow a diet of mostly raw foods and no animal products for several days or weeks after your cleanse, your liver will continue to benefit. You can always add some liver-specific herbs to help it without undergoing the strong push of the flush. A few final thoughts. . . because the liver stores pesticide and drug residues, if you’ve never cleansed before and you do a serious cleanse, you might revisit some drug-induced states or some pesticide-related discomfort. ALWAYS be in contact with a friend and healing practitioner when you undertake your cleanses. You just never know when you’ll need a little assistance. It might not be easy to find one who really understands detoxing, but a knowledgeable one or two is worth looking for. It’s nice to have one among your arsenal of healers.

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