Every year 1 Million Americans are diagnosed
with Gallstones joining 20 Million others who
already have the problem. My word, we are an
unhealthy lot !
What does the Gall Bladder do ?
The GB is a small pear shaped organ that stores
bile, a liquid produced by the liver for
When the bile becomes too concentrated while
sitting in the gallbladder, hard crystal like
stoned can be formed. 80% of these stones are
made of Cholesterol, the other 20% are made of
People who are overweight are more likely to
form stones than lean people, so yet another
reason to eat wisely. The theory suggests that
for every pound of fat we hold, we generate 10
milligrams of cholesterol.
These stones of all sizes irritate the inflame
the gallbladder and tubes that connect the
gallbladder to the intestines.
The bad news is that alternative medicine CANNOT
dissolve these stones once they have formed, but
they can stop them from becoming larger.
A Naturopathic physician from San Diego once
said 85% of all surgeries to remove gallstones
Three actions we need to take immediately to
1) Low Fat Diet. Saturated fats, meats,
shortenings, hydrogenated oils make the bile
more concentrated which causes the problem.
2) Fatty Acids. Once we cut down on bad
fats, we need to increase the good fats – fish
oil, flaxseed oil and olive oils. These oils
will improve the solubility of the bile. 1 or 2
3) High Fiber. Fiber is essential for
reducing cholesterol. All Bran, High fiber
bread, vegetables, fruits etc.
4) Water to flush the system – ½ ounce of
water for every pound you weigh.
5) Sugar – Sugar inflames the gallbladder
– stay away from high sugar foods.
6) Milk Thistle – stimulates the liver
and helps reduce cholesterol. 600mg/day
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