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Gallbladder Disorders


About
The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located beneath the liver on the right side of abdomen; its primary functions are to store and concentrate bile, and secrete bile into the small intestine during digestion.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • For small gall stones you may want to try Bile Acid to dissolve the stones.
  • If a gallstone shows up on an X-Ray but is not causing symptoms you do not need to have them removed
  • To lower the risk of gallstones get involved in physical activities.
  • Women have a higher chance in forming gallstones than men.


Advice
  • Avoid overeating as obesity can contribute to gallbladder problems.
  • Cleansing enemas will help detoxify the body, especially the liver and colon.
  • Fasting and coffee enemas can help during times of pain, nausea, and vomiting. Adding garlic to the enema will also help.
  • Gallstones can be passed in the stools by taking 3 tablespoons of olive oil with the juice of one lemon before going to bed and when you wake up. Grapefruit juice will have the same affect. A castor oil packet can be helpful in alleviating pain. Make the pack by warming (not boiling) castor oil and then dipping a cheesecloth in it. Put the cheesecloth on desired area (back or chest). Put a piece of plastic over the cheesecloth and a water bottle or warm cloth over that. Let sit for half an hour to two hours.
  • Incorporate the following foods into your diet: eggs, yogurt, cheese, applesauce, fresh apples, beets, and broiled fish. Raw foods should make up 75 percent of your diet.
  • Inflammation can be eased by going on a fluid diet for a few days. Fluid diet should consist of distilled or spring water, beet juice, pear juice, and apple juice. Solid foods should be incorporated back into the diet slowly. Shred beets and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lemon juice, and fresh applesauce. Mix in blender or food processor.
  • Pain from gallbladder attacks can be eased by mixing 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of apple juice. Go to the emergency room if pain doesn't go away. It may indicate a more serious problem like gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heart problems.
  • Pure apple juice works as a cleanser. Use it for five days. Pear juice also aids in cleansing. Use beet juice to help purifies the liver.
  • Stay away from animal fats, sugar, meat, saturated fats, fried foods, fatty dairy products, spicy foods, margarine, commercial oils, soft drinks, chocolate, and refined carbohydrates.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Alfalfa
Importance: N/A
Comments: Purifies the liver. Provides needed vitamins and minerals.


Essential fatty acids
Importance: N/A
Comments: Good for cells. Helps with reconstruction. Protects against gallstones.


Lecithin
Importance: N/A
Comments: Breaks up fat. Helps with fat digestion.


Lecithin
Importance: N/A
Comments: Breaks up fat. Helps with fat digestion.


L-Glycine
Importance: N/A
Comments: Helps with biosynthesis of nucleic and bile acids.


Multienzyme complex with ox bile
Importance: N/A
Comments: Helps with digestive process especially of the gallbladder does not produce enough bile. Caution: For adult use only. Those with a history of ulcers should look for a formula without HCl.


Vitamin A
Importance: N/A
Comments: Helps with tissue reconstruction. Emulsion form is recommended.


Vitamin B complex
Importance: N/A
Comments: Aids in healthy digestion. High-potency formula is recommended.


Vitamin B12
Importance: N/A
Comments: Aids in healthy digestion. High-potency formula is recommended.


Choline and Inositol
Importance: N/A
Comments: Helps metabolize cholesterol. Enhances liver and gallbladder function.


Vitamin C
Importance: N/A
Comments: Lack of vitamin D can cause gallstones.


Vitamin D
Importance: N/A
Comments: Problems with the gallbladder prohibit absorption of vitamin D.


Vitamin E
Importance: N/A
Comments: Keeps fats from turning rancid.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Alfalfa
Type: Internal
Purposes: Alfalfa is a good source of minerals and vitamins that have a neutralizing effect on the intestinal tract. Also it is an excellent source of chlorophyll that is beneficial in healing. Helps to detoxify the body, especially the liver. Take 1,000 milligrams in tablet or capsule form with a glass of water twice a day for 2 days.

Peppermint
Type: Internal
Purposes: Europeans are known to use Peppermint oil capsules to cleanse the gallbladder.

Turmeric (Curcumin)
Type: Internal
Purposes: Turmeric is an overall health tonic that is beneficial for gallbladder problems. If you feel that you may be at risk for gallbladder problems start taking Turmeric right away as it can keep you from getting further problems.

Barberry Root Bark, Catnip, Cramp Bark, Dandelion, Fennel, Ginger Root, Horsetail, Parsley, and Wild Yams
Type: Internal
Purposes: These nine herbs have beneficial properties for treating gallbladder disorders.
Cautions: Barberry is not to be use if you are pregnant.