Loving the taste of all things vinegar (ketchup, fermented vegetables, balsamic vinegar, mustard), I jumped on the drinking apple cider vinegar bandwagon very early on in the trend, especially after learning it was supposed to be super healthy for detoxing your liver.
In my younger days, I drank too much, smoked too much, and just went way overboard on the too much of everything your parents warn you about – And my liver has paid the price.
After I went manic and had a near-death experience when I tried to quit all of my addictions cold turkey, I decided to “slowly withdrawal from it all”, so my brain and body wouldn’t experience such a jolt to my system.
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Apple Cider Vinegar Liver Detox
After going through what felt like hell, I was finally sober, completely sober. And best of all, happy! But, my liver ached every day from the years of toxic substance abuse it had to endure.
I decided to do an extreme 5-day apple cider vinegar liver detox to give my liver the support I thought it so desperately needed.
I read that apple cider vinegar was great for liver health and reversing liver damage. I knew I had liver disease and was hoping apple cider vinegar was one of the miracle foods to help me heal it!
What is an Apple Cider Vinegar Liver Detox?
For my apple cider vinegar (ACV) liver detox, I went 5 days eating only certain fruits, vegetables and nuts. Meat, dairy, bread, pasta, and everything else but water were restricted on the liver detox.
I drank a gallon of filtered or purified water with 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar and a liver detox extract (consisting mainly of turmeric, dandelion, and milk thistle) daily with and in-between meals.
The apple cider vinegar was said to help “soften liver stones”. I also took daily probiotics to help replenish my good bacteria, as well as oxygen-based colon-flushing capsules.
On the 5th day, you stop eating sooner before bed, then drink Epsom salt to flush your bowels, followed by 6 ounces of straight olive oil.
It was disgusting! And made me very ill!
I started spinning and sweating, and had to go lay on the cold grass for a couple of hours to keep from dry-heaving the mixture up!
My Results from the Apple Cider Vinegar Liver Detox
My liver hurt, ached, and cried out from the concoction and forced detox, but I figured that meant it was working! You poop a LOT while you are doing the liver detox as well!
I was hangry (hungry and angry) for the whole 5 days and cheated once with meat because I felt like I was starving without it.
Then, you wake up on day 6 and supposedly purge 30 – 100 liver and gallstones from your body. (You can actually see balled up clumps in the toilet which the book mentioned below also addresses what the author thinks these actually are.)
On day 7, I woke up with more energy! I felt happier and lighter than I had in a looong time! Unfortunately, my liver still hurt and was sore.
But, I wasn’t expecting to heal a 10 year battle with addiction in 5 days anyway! I was just happy for the lighter, happier feeling for a couple of weeks!
I Loved Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar Until I Read This…
I went on to do 2 more apple cider vinegar liver flushes for a total of 3 extreme liver flushes over the next year and a half.
Each time I did the liver flush, I seemed to feel a little better, but keep in mind I was also eating nothing but Organic Whole-Foods of vegetables, fruit, and nuts for 5 days straight.
Even after I ended the 5 day liver detoxes using apple cider vinegar to soften liver stones, purify, and restore the liver to good health – I continued to drink apple cider vinegar 3 – 5 mornings/week in a glass of water mixed with baking soda.
And, like clockwork, my liver hurt as much as drinking alcohol every time I did this. Again, I assumed it was because it was “working”, “purging”, and “cleansing” my liver.
When I would drink apple cider vinegar for many consecutive days in a row, I’d see a surge in acne. And, at my age, acne is a rare occurrence. But, again, I assumed this was apple cider vinegar purging my liver and body of toxins.
Recently, I became aware of some health books called the Medical Medium series. I jumped at the chance to buy and read, Medical Medium’s Liver Rescue, because after my near-death experience I became clairaudient and know what it is like to work with Divine Guidance.
This was the day my perceptions on rapid liver detox flushes, and drinking apple cider vinegar for liver health and healing changed.
Medical Medium Liver Rescue Book Review
This is not a full review of the Medical Medium Liver Rescue book, because I am choosing to focus mainly on apple cider vinegar and the liver in this post. But, I am providing a brief synopsis of the section titled, “Liver Myths Debunked: Apple Cider Vinegar”.
Please take this information with a grain of salt, as most of the information provided in the Medical Medium’s Liver Rescue book cannot be corroborated by scientific studies available to us right now.
Anthony William (the author and Medical Medium) claims that the information provided in this book is 20-30 years ahead of our current science on the liver and apple cider vinegar, as well as other liver myths, what the liver does, and how to properly care for the liver.
In my own life, I have clairaudiently heard spirit guides say, “Apples”, over and over. They have also said, “Apples = Happiness”.
I, in turn, buy apples by the bagful and have at least one per day, since they are relatively cheap compared to other processed foods.
I, however, assumed, (even though I never clairaudiently heard this), that apple cider vinegar was lumped into the whole “eat more apples” advice from spirit.
The book Liver Rescue goes into the incredible healing powers of apples, applesauce, and apple cider, not ACV for the liver. Anthony William paints quite a picture in almost 450 pages of the liver’s amazing processes (which he claims most are undiscovered by science as of yet).
First off, William claims that apple cider vinegar is too acidic for the throat, the stomach, and the liver. He also claims that drinking apple cider vinegar basically pickles the liver.
Final Thoughts on How to Detox Your Liver with Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
My advice on how to detox your liver with apple cider vinegar (ACV) is don’t, until you read this book. Do your due diligence in deciding what is best and right for you! And, as always, follow your own intuition on health trends.
I was initially quite annoyed after reading Medical Medium Liver Rescue! I had done multiple cleanses, tried the Keto Diet (which William also says high-protein, high-fat isn’t great for the liver), and absolutely loved the taste of apple cider vinegar and baking soda in water!
Also, another annoying thing about hearing that apple cider vinegar may actually be bad for the liver, is that my mother was right! She has hated all things vinegar for as long as I’ve known her, and has never budged towards this particular health trend.
I am also annoyed that I just bought 3 large bottles of on-sale organic apple cider vinegar! I know it can be used for things such as cleaning, skincare, and acne, but I was really looking forward to drinking it!
Since I cannot back-up Anthony William’s claims that apple cider vinegar may not be the super-food miracle everyone is claiming it to be with any scientific evidence, I am taking this information with a grain of salt, and trying to stay open-minded.
Whether William’s actually communicates with spirit to get health advice, I’m not sure, but am more open-minded to this possibility because I do it myself. However, for Anthony William’s to simply “make up” 450 pages of super-detailed information on the liver in Liver Rescue would be quite a feat!
The book is so detailed, it is crazy!
For now, I’ve switched to William’s suggestion of a little lemon juice in water first thing in the morning, instead of apple cider vinegar and baking soda. (And the lemon juice never makes my liver hurt!)
I’ve also switched to eating tons of organic apples, applesauce, apple cider, and taking liver cleansing herbs instead of drinking apple cider vinegar for liver health.
The Medical Medium Liver Rescue book may not have completely changed my current health habits, but it did make me want to take much better care of my liver!
And, now I know that it is okay to do it the much slower, healthy way! By exercising and adding more organic whole fruits, vegetables, and making sure I drink my recommended daily water intake!
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If you are worried about your liver health, please consider reading Medical Medium’s Liver Rescue book! It contains information on gout, eczema, diabetes, acne, fatigue, fatty liver, autoimmune disease, and weight gain (which William claims are all linked to liver health), and is supposed to be ahead of it’s time.
At the very least it will make you want to take much better care of this vital organ for a happier, more energetic life! (And it may also upset you a little, as it did me at first. I guess I hate being confronted with the fact that I might be wrong. LOL!)
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References for I Loved Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for My Liver Until I Read This…
William, Anthony. (2020). Heal Your Liver 101. Medical Medium Blog. Retrieved 3 23, 2021 from https://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/heal-your-liver-101.
William, Anthony. (2018). Medical Medium Liver Rescue. Hay House, Inc. Pages 238-240.