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Gallbladder Flush

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How safe is a "gallbladder flush"?
    Is it safe to do a gallbladder flush if im not sure I have gallstones? Is a gallbladder flush safe in general?

    • ANSWER:
      The gallbladder flushes that you drink or swallow are not going to cause any harm, or any good. Stay away from people with tubes who promise to flush your gallbladder the way a plumber would!

  2. QUESTION:
    Liver and Gallbladder flush:What time of the next day should the stones be passed?
    Has anybody done the grapefruit and olive oil liver flush? I did it last night (followed by two cups of Epsom Salt this morning at 6 and 8 am). I have had many bowl movements from morning and still no stones passed (it is noon now). Some thing wrong?When are they supposed to pass? I also don't feel tired or nausea.

    • ANSWER:
      You should have noticed some, especially little white balls of chaff, but it's not wrong. Either you're healthy or very clogged up. You may need to do a detox diet for a week or so before doing another flush - a juice fast is the most effective; fresh, not from a carton - and then repeat the flush every two or three weeks. Detoxing is a process, not a one-off quick fix.

      I didn't feel tired, nauseous or much different the next day and I've done 5 of these now, so don't worry too much about "should bes".

  3. QUESTION:
    If you have stones in the gallbladder, kidneys, and/or the liver is it necessary to flush them out?
    Do they make you feel 'toxic' if you have them? I have heard of doing a liver/ gallbladder/ kidney flush where you drink olive oil, epsom salts, and grapefruit juice to flush them out. Somehow I don't want to do this, is it bad to have them and not do anything?

    • ANSWER:
      I've never heard of liver stones, but I do know that gall stones and kidney stones can be very dangerous for your health as they can seriously injure the organs - especially if left untreated and allowed to enlarge.

      My mother had trouble with kidney stones before she passed away. They were extremely painful and she was hospitalized for them roughly 12 times over her life.

      The links below will give you more information about gallstones, kidney stones, and the different liver disorders:

      http://www.webmd.com/kidney-stones/kidney-stones-topic-overview

      http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/gallstones-topic-overview

      http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-liver

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to flush a 3cm gallstone?
    I have read a lot of information about flushing the gallbladder and liver (both show same methods). Here's the scenario...multiple gallstones, and one as large as 3cm; but no sign of infection. The surgeon says remove the gallbladder; that flushing a stone so big could cause more issues (get stuck in the bile duct, cause pancreatitis, etc.).

    So, can a 3cm gallstone be flushed? If so, what are the pros/cons?

    • ANSWER:
      The surgeon is right.

  5. QUESTION:
    Anyone ever done gallbladder flush for stones?
    I had to repost this since I said "bladder" in my last message.
    I'm talking about the flush by drinking olive oil and lemon juice the night before, then coffee enema in the morning.
    Has it worked? Did stones some out?

    • ANSWER:
      Small stones can be dissolved over a few months with peppermint oil (taken internally. But please do this with some proper guidance, we're not talking about simply taking regular over-the-counter peppermint essential oil, which can make you sick.)

      And a "sluggish" gallbladder can respond to regular olive oil + lemon juice in small amounts to get things flowing effectively.

      However, attempting a "flush" when you have sizeable gallstones is an effective way to cause a gallbladder "attack." The olive oil and lemon juice will cause significant release of bile, which sweeps the stones into the common bile duct and cause major spasm and pain. And voila! Congratulations, you're now in need of surgery to remove the lodged stone (and the gallbladder with it.)

  6. QUESTION:
    Gallbladder Flush-- Did any one have a BAD reaction to it?
    My friend is in so much pain, and the doctors haven't come up with much. She's got all the symptoms of gallbladder issues/stones. I've heard about the olive oil/lemon juice Gallbladder Flush, and want to know about the BAD experiences, if any.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have done over 10 and had no problems. I had a gallbladder attack and knowing what happens to others who have gone to docs/ER with little success, I flushed and had relief so fast!

      You really need to read/talk to the experts.... :) go to www.curezone.com and look in the Liver (and gallbladder) Flush Support forum.... at the top of the page you will see R, RN and BSA...those are the BEST places to read/learn about it. Under the recipe section you can see all the ways people do it. I hated the salt water one so I now do the Coke Flush and have BETTER results...with no dehydration, headaches or fatigue.

      You can also post questions....post your progress. There are some FANTASTIC people there.

      Your friend will be feeling better in no time!
      GOOD LUCK! :)

  7. QUESTION:
    What foods should you avoid if you have gallbladder pain?
    Twice in six months, I've had attacks of gallbladder pain which my chiropractor has treated successfully. Are there certain foods you would recommend avoiding to prevent future attacks? And secondly, are there foods which are comforting to a gallbladder? I know I need to avoid high fat foods, which seems to be my trigger. I definitely want to hold on to what is mine and avoid having a cholecystectomy! Any tricks to end the pain quickly when an attack does strike? Thanks so much for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      HI SweetIlene

      Here are some ideas to resolve your issue.

      Natural Cures

      Most gallbladder surgeries can be easily avoided through nutritional and natural intervention, with emphasis on identification, avoidance, and treatment of food allergies.

      Diet: Identify and avoid all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive, especially eggs, milk and dairy products, gluten, wheat and dairy products. Also reduce your saturated and overall fat intake, keeping it below 20 percent of the total foods you eat, and eliminate all processed and hydrogenated fats. But do not cut fat completely, as this can actually increase your chances of developing gallstones. Monounsaturated fats (olive oil, coconut oil) are the best fats to include in your diet.

      Be sure to eat less, as well, since overeating places stress on the gallbladder. At the same time, be sure to eat breakfast, don`t skip meals, and eat a balanced and healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes and other vegetarian sources of protein. Increase your intake of dietary fiber to improve bowel movements, and avoid refined carbohydrates, which can cause gallstone formation. Overall, eat less animal foods, remove processed foods and move toward a whole foods vegetarian-oriented diet. If you are overweight, lose the weight, but slowly and sensibly.

      Good foods to include in your diet are black cherries, pears, beets (raw and cooked), fresh steamed and water sautéed greens such as beet tops collards, kale, plenty of steamed broccoli and cauliflower, snack on seasonal fruits, eat plain organic yogurt, as well as more raw foods in general.

      Gallbladder Flush: Flushing the gallbladder of stones is a common natural cure and practice of holistic physicians. It is quite easy.

      For six days do the following: Eat a whole foods diet with no animal products and no processed, refined foods. Eliminate all flour products, eat whole grains such as quinoa and brown rice. Limit dairy products to organic plain yogurt. Drink plenty of raw, fresh apple juice, and eat applesauce and organic apples as both meals and snacks. Eat fresh leafy green salads, steamed vegetables, tofu, tempeh, and vegetable soups.

      On the afternoon of the seventh day, have 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil mixed with 1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice. Drink all at once and skip your evening meal. Go to bed early (no later than 10 p.m.), and sleep with your right knee tucked up to your side. In the morning, you should eliminate the gallstones, which will appear greenish yellow. Make sure your having regular bowel movements and if not be sure to do a colon cleanse first, before the GB flush. Six months to a year after your first gallbladder flush, you should repeat the process.

      The protocol just described is a very gentle non-invasive gallbladder flush. See Cleansing and Detoxification for a more advanced detailed protocol.

      Herbs: Combine the tinctures of wild yam, fringetree bark, milk thistle, and balmony in equal parts and take one teaspoon of this mixture three times a day. An infusion of chamomile or lemon balm can also be taken regularly throughout the day.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can help improve gallbladder health: carrot, beet, cucumber, radish, and fresh dandelion roots, with a clove of garlic; or grape, pear, grapefruit, and lemon.

      Lifestyle: Choose non-toxic cleaning supplies and personal body care products.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following supplements can help relieve gallbladder symptoms: digestive enzymes with each meal, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, choline, inositol, lipotrophic factors, alfalfa tablets, acidophilus, lecithin, and the amino acid, L-taurine. Peppermint oil sipped in water throughout the meal can also be helpful.

      Topical Treatment: Castor oil packs placed over the gallbladder can speed relief of symptoms.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating gallstones and gallbladder disorders: Acupuncture, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Neural Therapy, and Osteopathy

      Cause
      Toxins overloading into your system from chemicals, additives, processed and junk foods, as well as excessive saturated animal fat in the diet, contribute to gallbladder problems. If the liver becomes overloaded with excess saturated fats, the gallbladder gets stressed and inflamed. This excess of saturated fats become cholesterol deposits and when enough have formed, they crystallize with the bile to form gallstones.

      Women get gallstones four times as frequently as men, especially women over 40 years old who are fair-skinned, and overweight. Twenty percent of adults over 65 years of age get gallstones that create problems and pain. Over half a million surgeries are performed each year to remove gallbladders due to gallbladder disorders, the most common being gallstones. And this can be easily be avoided by cleansing the body of toxins.

      Constipation, food allergies (especially to milk products and eggs), digestive disorders (especially caused by a deficiency of hydrochloric acid), intestinal diseases, an excessively low-fiber diet, dental disturbances, parasites, rapid weight loss, and stress can all cause or contribute to gall stones and other gallbladder disorders. For lasting relief of symptoms, all of these factors must be addressed if they are present.

      Best of health to you

  8. QUESTION:
    what causes a gallbladder to go bad i dont have stones?
    what causes a gallbladder to go sluggish and not work properly?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Cupcake

      This is worth reading and how to help heal the issue is at the bottom.

      Symptoms
      Only about 20 percent of people who have gallstones experience symptoms; the rest are unaware that they have any problem. A common symptom of gallstones is pain in the right side of the abdomen and/or pain in or near the right shoulder or shoulder blade. Pain may also occur in the center of the upper abdomen, over the breastbone. In all cases, pain, wherever it manifests, is usually constant and progresses slowly. It rises to a plateau and then gradually decreases, usually within several hours after a meal and especially after meals containing large amounts of fat. Other symptoms can include nausea, a sense of fullness, belching, heartburn, flatulence, and vomiting.

      Cause
      Toxins overloading into your system from chemicals, additives, processed and junk foods, as well as excessive saturated animal fat in the diet, contribute to gallbladder problems. If the liver becomes overloaded with excess saturated fats, the gallbladder gets stressed and inflamed. This excess of saturated fats become cholesterol deposits and when enough have formed, they crystallize with the bile to form gallstones.

      Women get gallstones four times as frequently as men, especially women over 40 years old who are fair-skinned, and overweight. Twenty percent of adults over 65 years of age get gallstones that create problems and pain. Over half a million surgeries are performed each year to remove gallbladders due to gallbladder disorders, the most common being gallstones.

      Constipation, food allergies (especially to milk products and eggs), digestive disorders (especially caused by a deficiency of hydrochloric acid), intestinal diseases, an excessively low-fiber diet, dental disturbances, parasites, rapid weight loss, and stress can all cause or contribute to gall stones and other gallbladder disorders. For lasting relief of symptoms, all of these factors must be addressed if they are present.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Note: In order to make an accurate diagnosis of gallbladder disorders, ultrasound may be required. If surgery is required, typically laser surgery is used, which does not need to cut into the abdomen, and allows healing to occur much more quickly. However, most gallbladder surgeries can be easily avoided through nutritional and natural intervention, with emphasis on identification, avoidance, and treatment of food allergies.

      Diet: Identify and avoid all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive, especially eggs, milk and dairy products, gluten, wheat and dairy products. Also reduce your saturated and overall fat intake, keeping it below 20 percent of the total foods you eat, and eliminate all processed and hydrogenated fats. But do not cut fat completely, as this can actually increase your chances of developing gallstones. Monounsaturated fats (olive oil, coconut oil) are the best fats to include in your diet.

      Be sure to eat less, as well, since overeating places stress on the gallbladder. At the same time, be sure to eat breakfast, don`t skip meals, and eat a balanced and healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes and other vegetarian sources of protein. Increase your intake of dietary fiber to improve bowel movements, and avoid refined carbohydrates, which can cause gallstone formation. Overall, eat less animal foods, remove processed foods and move toward a whole foods vegetarian-oriented diet. If you are overweight, lose the weight, but slowly and sensibly.

      Good foods to include in your diet are black cherries, pears, beets (raw and cooked), fresh steamed and water sautéed greens such as beet tops collards, kale, plenty of steamed broccoli and cauliflower, snack on seasonal fruits, eat plain organic yogurt, as well as more raw foods in general.

      Gallbladder Flush: Flushing the gallbladder of stones is a common natural cure and practice of holistic physicians. It is quite easy.

      For six days do the following: Eat a whole foods diet with no animal products and no processed, refined foods. Eliminate all flour products, eat whole grains such as quinoa and brown rice. Limit dairy products to organic plain yogurt. Drink plenty of raw, fresh apple juice, and eat applesauce and organic apples as both meals and snacks. Eat fresh leafy green salads, steamed vegetables, tofu, tempeh, and vegetable soups.

      On the afternoon of the seventh day, have 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil mixed with 1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice. Drink all at once and skip your evening meal. Go to bed early (no later than 10 p.m.), and sleep with your right knee tucked up to your side. In the morning, you should eliminate the gallstones, which will appear greenish yellow. If you do not have a natural bowel movement in the morning, see the enema instructions in the Cleanse and Detoxification section and proceed with an enema. Six months to a year after your first gallbladder flush, you can repeat the process.

      The protocol just described is a very gentle non-invasive gallbladder flush. See Cleansing and Detoxification for a more advanced detailed protocol.

      Herbs: Combine the tinctures of wild yam, fringetree bark, milk thistle, and balmony in equal parts and take one teaspoon of this mixture three times a day. An infusion of chamomile or lemon balm can also be taken regularly throughout the day.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can help improve gallbladder health: carrot, beet, cucumber, radish, and fresh dandelion roots, with a clove of garlic; or grape, pear, grapefruit, and lemon.

      Lifestyle: Choose non-toxic cleaning supplies and personal body care products.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following supplements can help relieve gallbladder symptoms: digestive enzymes with each meal, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, choline, inositol, lipotrophic factors, alfalfa tablets, acidophilus, lecithin, and the amino acid, L-taurine. Peppermint oil sipped in water throughout the meal can also be helpful.

      Topical Treatment: Castor oil packs placed over the gallbladder can speed relief of symptoms.

      Best of health to you

  9. QUESTION:
    Would apple juice, epsom salt and olive oil flush help eliminate the stones that clogs in my bile duct?
    I still have a tube inserted below my nabel after my gallbladder removal on August 2008 to extract the remaining gallstones in my bile duct. Would the stones that block the ducts be removed by drinking an apple juice and olive oil plus the emsom salt solution? Please suggest any natural remedies that I could use. Thanks a lot in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Please ask your doctor. With the tube still inserted you are going to have other problems if you do not watch your intake.

  10. QUESTION:
    When you have a Hida Scan done for the gallbladder and your functioning percentage is 66 can theresti?
    ll be something wrong with the gallbladder with your number that high?i have had an ultra sound and blood work and they came back normal.i have been sick for 2 months with nausea and severe pain on my upper right side i feel sick and tired.my doctor said i had all the side effects for gallbladder disease.i was wondering if anyone has been through this and what did you have done for it?

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms you have described do sound like a gallbladder problem. The doctors use ultra sound and that is basically to determine if you have any gallstones that are large enough to cause this problem. Doctors, however, treat symptoms, not root causes and do not understand how the body works in relation to nutrition. They are not trained in this.

      The gallbladder is basically a "storage tank" for bile. The bile is made in the liver and sent to the gallbladder for storage to be used when needed to digest fats that you eat. The bile can become viscous from eating bad oils and also if the liver has a problem, it won't produce good bile. The LOW fat diets being promoted in America today are very destructive. It seems that in all their wisdom, the so called "food experts" recommend not eating fat because they say it will make you fat. This is very bad advice and the medical industry seems to have bought into this insanity as well.

      Your body needs fat and is designed to use fat in many ways. If you eat low fat diets, your gallbladder is not used as it should be and the bile sits there becoming viscous (thick). When you finally do eat fat, the bile is sent down the bile duct to your small intestine, but if the bile is viscous, it won't move down the duct easily and cause you pain.

      Eating fried foods, hydrogenated oils, vegetable oils, etc. will cause your liver to produce BAD BILE. You can clean your gallbladder with herbs and also your liver. Once you do this, you need to change your diet to promote good bile production. Eliminate all the bad oils and fats from your diet and make sure you get plenty of fat in your diet of the good fats.

      The best cooking oil to use is: 1/3 olive oil (found in cans imported from Italy), 1/3 Sesame Seed Oil (organic), 1/3 Coconut oil (from extra virgin, cold pressed, organic). Mix these three oils together and use them for cooking. Eat lots of real butter made from raw cream. Go to: www.organicpastures.com and get their butter. It is made from raw cream that is produced from cows that feed on grass only. Butter and coconut oils are the only fats that do not require bile to break them down. These medium chain fatty acids nourish the body.

      Avoid ALL margarines, ANY soy, canola, cottonseed, or corn oils, especially the ones that are hydrogenated. All these oils are very unstable and typically rancid when you buy them. They oxidize easily and promote inflammation in the body, especially the arteries.

      To flush your gallbladder, go to the following: (800) 370 - 3447 and order the Gallbladder Nano and take 2 tsp. per day for 3 weeks and also take Gallbladder Complex for the same period of time. These two natural herbs will make the bile very watery and also open the throat of the gallbladder that allows the bile to flow easily. Once you have done this, you can do what is called "coffee enemas" to completely clean the liver and gallbladder. There is a direct connection from the sigmoid colon and the liver & gallbladder. You can order the coffee enemas from the same people. Do 3 per week for about 13 weeks and this should really clean the organs. You will be amazed at how your skin looks when you do this.

      The term "gallbladder disease" is strange language. A dirty gallbladder is not a disease, it is a result of bad diet.

      99% of ALL gallbladder removals are unnecessary. When the gallbladder is removed, it just simply moves the problem from one organ to another and doesn't solve the root problem. It makes you feel better for a short while and then you have a life sentence for bad fat digestion for the rest of your life.

      good luck to you

  11. QUESTION:
    Can gallbladder issues cause liver and lung lesions?
    My friend is having gallbladder problems and it will have to be removed. She has already had an ultrasound and it showed that she also had lesions on her liver and one lung. Now she is having a ct scan to see what the lesions are exactly. Could a malfunctioning gallbladder cause these lesions?

    • ANSWER:
      99% of ALL gallbladder removals are unnecessary and doctors should be ashamed of themselves for recommending these before removing the stones in a flush! The flush does work and I see it all the time. Removing body parts and not fixing the root cause of a problem is NOT good science.

      Bile is made in the liver and some is sent to the gallbladder for storage to be used later. The liver can and does often contain intrahepatic gallstones that do NOT show up on CT scans, ultrasounds, etc. Most doctors are not even aware they exist, but John Hopkin's research has done extensive work on this issue and found these liver stones are causing many health problems, including so called "fatty liver."

      Removing gallstones is a straight forward process and is done all the time. Surgery is a barbaric act that should be the absolute last resort and only in a life threatening situation. When the gallbladder is removed, the patient is then sentenced for a life of bad fat digestion and the root cause of the problem that caused the gallbladder issue is still there! Removing the gallbladder is treating a symptom, but not addressing the cause. That is NOT good science.

      Most likely this person has very bad digestion and has not addressed that problem. The lung problem is just further indication of this person being very toxic and treating this with drugs is not going to give long term resolution, just some pain relief, etc.

      good luck

  12. QUESTION:
    Can I do a gallbladder cleanse without fasting?
    I understand WHY you fast, but is it dangerous to not fast before hand? I just started having gallbladder pain, and want to try it but don't want to cause myself more problems. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      No its not dangerous to fast for one day. It actually helps your body relax your digestive system and begin the process of cleaning house. But it is highly recommended before any cleanse or fasting to alkalize your body. Consider taking the juice of carrots, beets and celery for at least a week (4 to 8 ounces) before any cleansing or fasting. This helps prevent "cleansing reactions" or that yucky feeling people sometimes people have at the beginning.

      When cleansing, your body utilizes essential minerals and electrolytes to bind with toxins and then flush them out of the body. But if you do not have reserves, your body will extract it from your body organs, bones and tissues. That is why some people sometimes feel things like joint pains, nausea, tiredness etc..when initially cleansing. There bodies are too acidic for cleansing and will start to extract these electrolytes. Although not really dangerous, but it can become uncomfortable

      For gallbladder detox and especially if you are having pain it is highly recommended to dissolve or break apart stones first before trying to do a flush first. This is especially true if it your first time. It helps avoid pain or discomfort and also having to do so many flushes to get only a few stones out. Many people I know have taken something called the Pulverexx Protocol for just that. It may even help you with the pain in the first few days. I left you a link on the forum where I heard about it. Curezone has much help in this arena

      TAKE CARE.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a Gallbladder attack?
    I've heard a lot of home remedies.
    Like drink 6 glasses of water and it will go away.
    Or eat 5-7 apples a day for 5 days and it will flush them.
    Take a spoonful of Ginger in your water daily and it will ease the pain.

    So, I was curious, what has actually worked for some of you?

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes can cause kidney problems. get checked.
      Avoid sugar and high amounts of carbohydrates.

  14. QUESTION:
    Can I delay the removal of gallbladder for 2 months after my ERCP treatment?
    I have gallstones both bile duct (removed with ERCP) and gallbladder (delaying the removal for for 2 months). What are the risks if I will delay the removal?

    • ANSWER:
      That depends.

      Can you give more information?

      Are you in pain? Did you have a sphincterotomy?

      What were your symptoms before you had the ERCP done? What are they now?

      If you're not having an acute attack, now might be the time to reevaluate whether you really want to remove a body part forever. Contrary to what most doctors say, the gallbladder is a very useful organ and its removal may not relieve your symptoms in 50% of cases. Also, without changing the conditions under which your gallstones formed, you may still get stones in your ducts.

      Things you might do in the meantime:

      Get an opinion from a holistic MD.

      Investigate gallstone flushes using epsom salts, lemon juice, malic acid (from apples) and olive oil.

      Start taking vitamin C and magnesium. Both have been shown to prevent and possibly to treat gallstones.

      Consider taking one of the drugs that dissolves gallstones over a period of time.

      Get off oral contraceptives or estrogen replacement if you're on it, as this is known to contribute to gallstone formation in many cases.

      Lose weight slowly by increasing the good foods like green leafy vegetables. A diet high in vegetables is known to be preventive and should help in recovery. Being obese increases gallstone formation.

      Don't skip breakfast or starve yourself. Lowfat dieting and skipping meals contributes to gallstone formation and impaired gallbladder emptying.

      Start an exercise program.

      Make sure you get enough Vitamin D from sunshine and supplements year round because it helps the body deal with inflammation among other things and gallstone formation interferes with absorption of Vitamin D.

      Also, getting enough Vitamin D prevents excess PTH. Hyperparathyroidism may contribute to gallstone formation.

      Hope this helps some!

      Good luck to you!

  15. QUESTION:
    How to flush out medicines from the body?
    How do you flush out heavy medication from the body after stopping it .?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many detoxing procedures at different levels of intensity. Drinking lots of water is good as long as you follow a good hydration process that includes getting electrolytes, etc. The average person needs to be drinking more water than they typically do as a general rule.

      Take your total body weight and divide by 2. That number is the amount of water in ounces that you need to drink each and everyday. Along with that, you should consume 1/4 teaspoon of "air dried sea salt" in conjunction with each quart of water you drink. This puts the electrolytes in your body that will give you proper hydration. The typical white table salt you buy in stores like the Morton Salt, for instance, is terrible for you and has loads of chemicals added. Avoid that junk. If you drink ANY diuretic drinks like, sodas, coffee, tea, alcohol, commercially prepared fruit drinks, energy drinks, etc., these all dehydrate you and you will need to add more water to the total to compensate for the water loss due to these diuretic drinks. Take the total ounces of the diuretic drinks and multiply by 1.5 and add that total to the original total to come up with the proper amount of water you need to drink each day.

      The next thing to realize is your body stores toxins in fat tissue and this includes medications. Also POISON INJECTIONS into muscle tissue does not go away. All POISON INJECTIONS leave residues of that in your connective tissues. Those poisons are affecting your body's ability to have good energy flows throughout. This is called an interference field and these need to be remediated or you will carry those toxins to your grave. The two typical ways to handle these toxins is to use either mud packing or essential oils; both are very effective and testable to know the toxins are gone and energy pathways are opened. Chiropractic adjustments are essential in all this as well. Many nerves are inhibited and many organs of the body become insufficient as a result of poor nerve subluxation(s).

      All medications damage the body on some level. You are correct in wanting to get rid of those toxins as best you can. The liver cleans about 3 pints of blood per minute and if your liver is not functioning well, it affects the body's ability to clean the blood efficiently, so a healthy liver is an absolute must and cleaning the liver & gallbladder with flushes and coffee enemas are very important things to consider. John Hopkin's medical research teams did a lot of study in regard to the liver and found that fatty liver's are very common in Americans due to large consumptions of high fructose corn syrup and alcohol; both of which are processed in the liver the same way. Dried bile is a very big problem causing the liver to become insufficient and if you will notice, many medications say "Check the liver" before taking the medications. The damage of those medications is extensive and a lot of emphasis on the liver needs to happen when getting those medications out of the body.

      good luck to you

      Good luck to you

  16. QUESTION:
    What is a good natural remedy that will remove my gallstones?
    I have heard that having my gallbladder surgicly removed can cause bowel cancer. So I'm looking for an alternative. Please feel free to answer my question. :/ I'm only 16.

    • ANSWER:
      Gallbladder/liver flush...this link goes into more detail....scroll down the page>>>

      http://www.liverdoctor.com/index.php?page=liver-problems&subpage=gall-bladder

  17. QUESTION:
    Do these natural remedies to flush gall stones work?
    I'm having (I think) gall bladder attacks about every month now. I know these are caused by gall stones.

    Looks like I have three options,

    1) eat better, and hope I don't have any more attacks
    2) have my gall bladder removed
    3) "flush" my gallbladder with some of these natural remedies.

    Do these natural remedies really work, or do they just want my money?

    • ANSWER:
      You cannot "flush" gallstones. PERIOD.

      There are people who want to sell you something, and they will lie and tell you that a flush will work. They do not. Gallstones do not pass from the gallbladder no matter what you take. It just does not happen.

  18. QUESTION:
    Has anyone with Type 2 Diabetes did a sucessful liver/gallbladder flush?
    I just found out that I'm a diabetic type 2. Am taking metformin once a day. I have gallstones and what to know if I can do a liver flush to try and remove them. I'd rather keep my gallbladder if I can. Appreciate any information......

    • ANSWER:
      Quack doctors in Mexico will offer you the world for your money. They will not be able to give you better prognosis or outcome.

      Some "trendy" but useless treatments include filtering your blood, making your blood alkaline and insulin treatment etc.

  19. QUESTION:
    Does drinking apple juice and olive oil mixed with lemon juice really flush out gallstones?
    I have gallstones and am trying to decide whether to have surgery or not. My daugher wants me to try to flush them out with this concoction she saw on the internet. People post pictures of gallstones supposedly expelled with a bowel movement. does this really work? Please only answer if you have personal knowledge of it working or not
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Try it. It won't hurt you. Drink one day of apple juice followed by the lemon juice in 1 pint of olive oil. You will pass hard marble-type items in your feces.

      It doesn't work if your gallbladder is severely inflamed or has caused pancreatitis from inflammation and infection. The olive oil causes the GB to squeeze out bile, and hopefully, move some of those stones at the same time. It just depends on how "bound up" it is. And other than a good case of diarrhea, it won't hurt you. That is enough reason to try it. It's non-invasive, non-painful, and simply tastes bad. But it is worth a try. I'd rather drink a tablespoon of olive oil every 5minutes for a few hours rather than check into the hospital for major surgery. I could handle diarrhea for a day if it helped me to pass stones.
      --------------------------

      The last answer said to use 4oz olive oil rather than 16oz. That would be a very easy amount to drink. If it works in that small of an amount it is well worth a try. I had always heard more was needed, but if 4oz works it is only one or two swallows. That is a lot less painful than surgery.

  20. QUESTION:
    Emptying bowels before gallbladder surgery is this normal?
    I went in for my Pre Op today for my gallbladder surgery. They gave me a paper in my packet and it said something about emptying my bowels prior to surgery. What is that all about???
    They didn't say anything to me about it I just happen to see the paper in my packet. They didn't give me any directions. I'm confused if maybe I don't do anything or they give it to me that morning at the hospital?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. When I had mine done I had a choice. 72 hr liquid fast (last 24 hrs clear liquids only) or I could do one of those "bowel preps" which is drink a bunch of this disgusting stuff and flush everything out. I chose the fast and all went well. I also didn't have any nausea after the surgery like I usually do.

  21. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of my galstone in my gallblader without taking out my gallbladder out?
    i have galstones in my gallbladder and i dont want surgery im scared i rather try something else before i decide in surgery anyone know what other suggestions their is to take my galstones out?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink 2 gallons of water each day , they then may be flushed out in urine.
      my sister had an operation to remove the gallstones, not the gallbladder, but maybe there is another procedure that's does both. They try to flush it out first or used to, do it your self with lots of water drinking.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between kidney stone and gallstone? What is the difference in treatment?
    What is the difference between kidney stone and gallstone? What is the difference in treatment? What are the options for treatment other than surgery? Can we drink water to flush out gallstones?

    • ANSWER:
      A kidney or renal stone is a stone in the urinary/renal system such as the kidney, ureters, bladder, etc.. A renal/kidney stone can be passed if it is not too large. A gallstone is a stone in the gallbladder or common bile duct and requires surgery for removal.

  23. QUESTION:
    How can gallstones be removed from a retracted gallbladder?
    My friend was diagnosed with a gallstones and advised to undergo surgery. Her gallbladder was found to be retracted. She tried doing the flush diet to remove the stones. Should she stop the diet and gor for surgery instead?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Temitz

      Not sure what diet shes trying, but the cleansing plan at herbdoc.com helped my uncle and his gallstones. He was cleared in 6 days and hasnt had an issue in almost 4 years.

      Remember if you dont change the diet and cleanse the sytstem (colon, liver, kidney cleanse) they will come back.

      Cause
      Toxins overloading into your system from chemicals, additives, processed and junk foods, as well as excessive saturated animal fat in the diet, contribute to gallbladder problems. If the liver becomes overloaded with excess saturated fats, the gallbladder gets stressed and inflamed. This excess of saturated fats become cholesterol deposits and when enough have formed, they crystallize with the bile to form gallstones.

      Women get gallstones four times as frequently as men, especially women over 40 years old who are fair-skinned, and overweight. Twenty percent of adults over 65 years of age get gallstones that create problems and pain. Over half a million surgeries are performed each year to remove gallbladders due to gallbladder disorders, the most common being gallstones.

      Constipation, food allergies (especially to milk products and eggs), digestive disorders (especially caused by a deficiency of hydrochloric acid), intestinal diseases, an excessively low-fiber diet, dental disturbances, parasites, rapid weight loss, and stress can all cause or contribute to gall stones and other gallbladder disorders. For lasting relief of symptoms, all of these factors must be addressed if they are present.

      Best of health to both of you

  24. QUESTION:
    Is It Normal For A Teenager At Least 16 To Have Their Gallbladder Removed?
    I'm 16 years old and I recently had my gallbladder removed.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Dustin

      No, it's not normal, though gallbladder removal at any age is becoming more and more common, probably due to the obesity epidemic and the eating habits that are responsible.

      If your doctor didn't tell you about a post-cholecystectomy diet, you might check out the links below. Many people experience the need to change their diets after the surgery to avoid pain and diarrhea and to make sure they're still digesting and assimilating the fats and fat-soluble vitamins that will keep you healthy.

      Dr. Mercola says: Anyone who has had their gallbladder removed will need to take some form of bile salts with every meal for the rest of their life, if they wish to prevent a good percentage of the good fats they eat from being flushed down the toilet. If one does not have enough fats in the diet, their entire physiology will be disrupted, especially the ability to make hormones and prostaglandins.

      Krispin Sullivan says: If you have had your gallbladder removed you no longer concentrate bile. You may need to take lecithin, about 3-4 triple strength soft gels or 1 teaspoon of the granules, or a concentrated fat-digesting enzyme (lipase) or concentrated pancreatin or ox bile at every meal, especially meals containing your fat-soluble vitamins and omega-3 oils.

      You might also consider taking supplements of water-miscible versions of all your fat soluble vitamins: A, D, E, K.

      Good luck! And I hope this helps some!

  25. QUESTION:
    Link between removing gall bladder and colon cancer?
    I'm having my gallbladder removed soon and was reading some risks online and came upon several articles that say removing your gall bladder increases your chance of colon cancer. Has anyone else heard this or know why?

    • ANSWER:
      Did you know that approximately 500,000 persons will undergo surgery to remove their gallbladder this year? And this is considerably low, considering that between 10-15 percent of Americans have been diagnosed with gallstones sometime in their lifetime.

      But unfortunately, removing your body's organ (the gallbladder) is not a cure-all solution to this disease. Because without your gallbladder, bile will drip continuously into your digestive system. The constant dripping will cause nausea and diarrhea in some people. And far worse, removal of the organ drastically increases your risk of colon cancer, bowel cancer and may lead to higher levels of blood cholesterol because of the dripping bile. And as you know, cholesterol is a leading cause of heart attacks.

      Are you considering gallbladder surgery for your gallstone treatment? Would you consider a remedy for gallstones which uses healthy living tips to dissolve and flush your stones naturally if it was guaranteed? Keep reading!

      Why You Need Your Gallbladder?

      In a recent study, researchers from the UK found that gallbladder surgery may increase your risk of developing colon cancer because of bile excretion problems. Though the risk is low, researchers have discovered a noticeable amount of cancer cases resulting from the surgery.

      Should you be concerned? I would contend 'yes'. Specifically, because your gallbladder was designed with a purpose and losing your gallbladder could be disastrous to your body. And in some cases, fatal!

      The gallbladder's job results from blood. Blood flows to every part of the body to bring nutrients and waste to and from every single cell in the body. The liver's (the gallbladder's neighbor) job is to filter the blood and eliminate the waste/impurities/toxins in the blood. This waste produced by the liver is called bile. The gallbladder then uses the bile to break down fats and cholesterol that you digest.

      With the missing organ, the dripping bile can cause serious problems including: leaving cholesterol to build up in your arteries, colon cancer, bowel cancer and body malfunctions including consistent nausea and diarrhea. Is this worth paying thousands of dollars for all of these possible complications? Of course, not!

      Remedy for Gallstones- 7 'Doctor-Approved' Natural Health Tips

      Our company specializes in 'doctor-approved' natural health tips to treat common ailments. And with gallstones, a natural remedy for gallstones deals 90% with prevention and 10% with a simple dissolve and flush. Here are 7 tips natural health tips we recommend in our Dissolve and Flush Remedy for Gallstones Report. To learn our about our step-by-step remedy please visit our website.

      1. Flush! In a gross way, you can sometimes think of your body as a toilet; it annually needs a flush to eliminate toxins, cholesterol, pollutants and even gallstones. There are numerous ways to naturally flush your body. We recommend a 2 day flush explained step-by-step in our remedy report.

      2. Water! Drink half your weight in ounces every day! Read that over if you didn't understand but a 200 lb. person should be drinking 100 ounces of water per day. That is about 12 cups of water per day. This alone will allow your body to work extra efficiently.

      3. Avoid extreme fats and cholesterol! You should avoid foods that are high fats and high cholesterol. These foods pump tons of toxins into the liver and are one of the causes of cholesterol based gallstones. You should aim to avoid these foods for about one month and gradually reintroduce them to your diet.

      4. Fiber! Educate yourself on high fiber foods and especially water-soluble fiber foods (fruits and vegetables). These foods will keep you healthy and with continually keeping you regular and flushed.

      5. Vitamin C! Vitamin C can allow the body to convert cholesterol to bile acids. With less cholesterol and more ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), the gallstone risk is drastically decreased. And your immunity will be heightened for better overall health.

      6. Be Active! Our bodies and brains can become naturally addicted to things. Including activity and staying healthy. The best way to stay healthy is to stay active and keep your body running efficiently by regular exercise. Start working out at least 3-4 times per week.

      7. Your diet! You should be eating a well-balanced diet. Avoid fast food, processed foods, and canned/packaged foods. These foods have a tendency to be high fat and high cholesterol.

      Are You Ready to Pass and Flush Your Stones Today?

      Imagine being gallstone-free in less than 24 hours! If you would like to learn more about our natural remedy for gallstones, please visit our website today. Our company's personal natural health doctor devised a simple yet effective, step-by-step cleanse that will pass your gallstones in the first day of treatment. He has also written up a prevention plan that has left some of our customers gallstone-free for 4+ years now.

      These 7 tips ar

  26. QUESTION:
    is it normal to feel discomfort or pain while doing a body flush?
    I am doing a body flush I bought from GNC. It is a 2 day thing where I drink this green stuff 4 times a day. I am on the second day and I feel a slight discomfort in the gallbladder/liver area. I never had that before. Also I feel a little bloated, something else I rarely experience. If it goes on after the flush is over I am going in to the doctors but I am wondering if this could just be the flush doing whatever it does. Anyone else done a flush before and had a similar experience?

    • ANSWER:
      That doesn't sound very good. I would stop if I were you.

  27. QUESTION:
    is it safe to have a natural gallstones flush?
    i have gallstones and been wanting to do a natural flush but i'm afraid a stone might get stuck on the bile duct, and get pancreatitis can somebody help?

    • ANSWER:
      No this is impossible from a medical perspective. Anyone who tells you that gallstones can be flushed from the gallbladder is lying to you. Gallstones can move from the gallbladder and get stuck in the common bile duct, but it is impossible to remove gallstones from a gallbladder without a surgical procedure.

  28. QUESTION:
    Should I do a Liver Cleanse if my Gallbladder has been removed?
    I read a book and I think my stalled weight loss despite Lap Band surgery, low calorie, lots of exercise and small portions could be due to fatty liver. Want to cleanse it. Have read Fat Flush diet and Ultra Metabolism. Don't want to get sick though. Can I do a cleanse if I have no gallbladder?

    • ANSWER:
      You really can't cleanse the liver and you can't flush fat from it. Where does this stuff come from? Isn't this the 21st century? Shouldn't folks be better informed than to believe this nonsense?

  29. QUESTION:
    Need more info on gallbladder flush?
    I was wondering if anyone has done the gallbladder/liver flush and had a before/after ultrasound done?

    Also, I have read on some sites that the "stones" which are passed are not stones at all but "soaps" formed by the lemon/olive oil.

    Yet, I know several nurses and other medical personnel who promote the flush.

    Were you told you needed surgery & went ahead with the flush instead?

    Also, did you do the apple juice or epsom salt?

    • ANSWER:
      There is only one medication that will dissolve gallstones- called Ursodiol. It's a bile salt that you take in tablet form, and it can dissolve gallstones IF they are made of cholesterol. You have to take it for up to a year, and it still may not dissolve all the stones. Worse yet- the stones reform in most patients within 1-5 years of taking it. It's not cheap, and you have to have continual ultrasounds and liver function tests done while you take it. That is the only thing you can take by mouth that will dissolve gallstones. Nothing else. The so called "flushes" will do absolutely nothing to the stones. Think about it for a moment. Something that was strong enough to dissolve a stone in your gallbladder- multiple stones, more than likely- would have to be pretty strong stuff. Too strong to be taking by mouth, don't you think? As far as the composition of gallstones- no, they aren't made of soaps formed by lemon or olive oil. Gallstones are usually made of either cholesterol that has solidified, or pigment stones made up of bilirubin. Bilirubin is produced when the liver breaks down red blood cells. Most folks have cholesterol based stones. There are lots of theories out there about why some folks tend to form them- but the upshot is that once you have formed them, you will continue to form them as long as you have a gallbladder for them to form in. Apple juice is a fine drink, but most of what the body will get is the water, and a few vitamins/minerals. It won't have any effect on your liver at all. Epsom salts make a fine paste for drawing boils, a nice soak for tired muscles, and even works as a laxative if you are constipated. But diarrhea isn't exactly a friend you want to make right now, if you are having gallbladder problems. The surgery to remove the gallbladder isn't that bad- a laproscopic procedure can be done as a one day admission, in for surgery in the AM, home in your own bed that night. I know surgery is a scarey option, but that or the Ursodiol are the only real options there are that will work. The rest of that stuff is pure hooey, banking on you being afraid and desperate to avoid surgery. Nothing you drink is going to magically dissolve your stones. I really don't even recommend the medication unless you are not a good surgical risk. First of all, it's very expensive. And you have to take it for up to a year, during which you can still have gallbladder attacks and one of those stones can slip down into the common duct and block it off completely. That will not only trigger a gallbladder spasm, but set you up for pancreatitis as well. Together they are one seriously painful experience you just don't want. And you will need to have more ultrasounds and blood tests all the time you take the medication. On top of all that, it still may not work- and the stones tend to reform. I worked with a nurse and had a neighbor who both tried the medication. The nurse had no luck at all with it. The neighbor had luck, but reformed the stones inside a year of stopping the medication and ended up in surgery, plus had pancreatitis. He was not happy at all, to say the least. So discuss your two viable options with your doctor, and decide which is best for you. Skip on the flushes, they really don't work. Either you remove the gallbladder, or take the medication- otherwise, you will just continue to suffer. I'm sorry, but that's the facts.

  30. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to eat eggs while doing a liver gallbladder flush?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.

      Also, those gallbladder/liver flushes don't work. They have no valid mechanism for action and they've never been shown to work. It's a scam.

  31. QUESTION:
    Kindly if someone can help me where I can find epsom salt or magnesium sulphate here in bahrain. Thanks?
    I read that with apple juice and epsom salt the stones in the gallbladder can be flush so I decide to try it rather than undergoing a surgery.

    • ANSWER:
      any reputable pharmacy will have epsom salts..

      this is a good flush
      http://www.worldwidehealthcenter.net/articles-25.html

      olive oil and lemon , orange, or grapefruit juice also.. read the link I gave you

  32. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to relieve pain from a gall stone attack, or do I just suffer?
    I have been to the E.R. twice in one week, found out i have gallstones and have scheduled an appointment for my gallbladder to be removed BUT surgery is not until dec.4th. If I should have another attack how can I relive the pain? or anything that I should do at home to prevent further attacks?

    • ANSWER:
      I and many of my friends have done all natural gall bladder cleanses, they will flush out the colon and you can see them in the toilet bowl. Removing the gall bladder will not solve the problem, it is just an expensive K-K surgery. Gall stones are fatty like substances that FIRST build up in your liver, then they spill over into the gall bladder, they are almost always a result of a very fatty diet with little fiber and little water. They build up over time and can be various sizes. Google " recipe for flushing gallstones" you will see that many people have done this and it is successful, you will see recipes that work. It just takes a couple of days and about . It is a natural detox procedure that you can repeat several times until you no longer see the stones coming out. Most people that have the gall bladder removed will still have the same symptoms reappear within 1-3 years because the problem is with the DIET and they still have gall stones in the liver. I would encourage you to take responsibility for your own health, be proactive and do some research before you go through with this needless surgery.

  33. QUESTION:
    how can you get rid of gallbladder stones?
    my bf is hurting but not when he go pee, just dull steady pain is that gallbladder?

    • ANSWER:
      Depending on how large it is gallbaladder stones can be dissolved by oral ursodeoxycholic acid, but it may be required that the patient takes this medication for up to two years. Gallstones may recur however, once the drug is stopped.

      Gallstones can be broken up using a procedure called lithotripsy (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy), which is a method of concentrating ultrasonic shock waves onto the stones to break them into tiny pieces. They are then passed safely in the feces. However, this form of treatment is only suitable when there are a small number of gallstones.

      Then there's surgery

      Or

      A regimen called a "gallbladder flush" or "liver flush" is a popular remedy in alternative medicine. In this treatment, often self-administered, the patient drinks four glasses of pure apple juice (not cider) and eats five apples (or applesauce) per day for five days, then fasts briefly, takes magnesium, and then drinks large quantities of lemon juice mixed with olive oil before bed. The next morning, they painlessly pass a number of green and brown pebbles purported to be stones flushed from the biliary system.

      Check with the doctor to find which would be best for your boyfriend.

  34. QUESTION:
    has anyone had their gallbladder removed? did you have any problems afterward? how long did it take you to?
    heal?* i am a canidate for gallbladder removal.(according to my gastro...doctor)* are there alternatives to having it removed? i tried a gallbladder flush, but no results. HELP!!!!!!!
    are there complications afterward? I'M AFRAID.

    • ANSWER:
      A gallbladder operation is absolutely necessary:
      (1) When an acute inflammation is present. This can be diagnosed by elevated temperature, pain and tenderness in the vicinity of the gallbladder, an elevated white blood cell count, and x-ray evidence of a diseased organ.
      (2) When the patient is having recurrent attacks of severe, colicky pain due to the presence of gallstones.
      (3) When, in the presence of positive proof of gallbladder malfunction, the patient is suffering from chronic indigestion, nausea, flatulence, and pain in the right upper part of the abdomen.
      (4) When jaundice, caused by an obstructing stone, is present.
      Approximately 10 percent of patients who have been operated upon for gallbladder disease will continue to have symptoms after surgery. These symptoms are thought to be caused by spasms of the lower end of the common bile duct (biliary dyskinesia). However, they are rarely severe or disabling. Most postoperative symptoms can be adequately relieved by antispasmodic medication.
      The bile ducts take over the duties of the gallbladder. This may take three to four months before it works smoothly, and during this interval the patient may suffer from mild indigestion or pains caused by spasm of the common bile duct.
      The patient should stay the same kind of diet he followed before surgery, that is, a bland low-fat diet.
      If gallbladder has been removed, they cannot re-form stones in the gallbladder. However, a very small percentage of patients may re-form stones in the common bile duct or in the stump of the cystic duct which has been left behind.

  35. QUESTION:
    Why am i still getting sharp pains after 11weeks after my gallbladder removal operation? ?
    11 weeks ago i had my gallbladder removed as it was full of gallstones, i was on a low fat diet for 6weeks and was feeling good up until a week ago i started getting sharp stabbing pains when i eat. Not just fatty things but even things that i was eating on the low fat diet are giving me the pains. I thought i should be getting better. Not worse.

    • ANSWER:
      You still may have gallstones in the bile ducts or are producing liver stones which is basically the same composition gallstones except now its obstructing bile ducts or liver ducts. Consider taking something to dissolve the gallstones or liver stones before trying to flush them out of your system. Look into something called the Pulverexx Protocol. Many people in curezone.com swear to this for dissolving stones.

      Take care.

  36. QUESTION:
    Should I do a Liver Cleanse if my Gallbladder has been removed?
    I read a book and I think my stalled weight loss despite Lap Band surgery, low calorie, lots of exercise and small portions could be due to fatty liver. Want to cleanse it. Have read Fat Flush diet and Ultra Metabolism. Don't want to get sick though. Can I do a cleanse if I have no gallbladder?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, there are several total-body cleanses available at your local health food store. Most are safe, effective, and gentle. Ask the clerks which one they would recommend for you.

  37. QUESTION:
    My face gets really flushed all the time, why is this? How can I prevent it?
    I'm 15, and over the past couple months I've been having health issues but no doctors given me an answer, it's a combination of a bunch of things but I've realized I've been getting flushed a lot lately. I'm very fair skinned and used to get flushed and splotchy faced when I would exercise or dance and get overheated but it wasn't a big deal. Now I just get flushed out of the blue, it usually never has a reason, I just notice my face will feel like it's on fire and ill look in a mirror and see my face is really red and mainly on my cheeks and over my nose, on the outer part of my cheeks, and sometimes includes my chin and most of the time it's accompanied with a splotchy chest.. It's really annoying because this doesn't happen to anyone I know and I'm pretty well known at our school and people joke with me saying how red I always am and it's just annoying because I can't help it! I want to know if there's a reasoning for this? The other day in class that happened and it was fairly sudden and then I realized how hot my face was but my feet and hands were cold, I started feeling very faint and almost passed out on the way to my next class and was late, usually I don't get this sick but I did. My feet are usually always really cold when this happens, I just want to know maybe is there a cause to this? I'm really sick of it happening and not only does it make me feel sick, it also is something everyone points out to me.
    Other symptoms ive had-
    -weight loss -unable to gain it back -poor appetite -increased metabolism -sometimes back pain in muscles -fatigue in the day, insomnia at night(can't get to sleep)
    -abdominal pain(they thought it was gallbladder but all test [HIDA and endoscopy] showed it wasn't) -acid reflux (started when I was 12 but has gotten worse)
    Ugh anyways family history-
    Mom; lupus (diagnosed at 13), fibro, RA
    Dad; high blood pressure(I have no problems with this)
    Sister;experienced low thyroid at one point but it fixed itself,got gallbladder out at 15

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    What are specific Toxins in the body?
    I always hear water flushes out the "toxins" and the liver gets rid of our "toxins" What are these toxins specifically?

    • ANSWER:
      I will give you examples of what these may be:

      The liver takes toxins in the body and converts them
      to a non toxic form that the body can easily dispose of.

      We use proteins all the time in our bodies. A by-product
      is produced from the use of these proteins, known as
      ammonia. The liver takes this ammonia and converts
      it into urea (blood urea nitrogen) for the kidneys to
      pick up and release into our urine that leaves the body.
      [If the liver cells become damaged and the ammonia
      is not converted, it can lead to the ammonia going into
      the brain and causing confusion, disorientation, and more]

      We use our muscles all the time. This creates a by product
      known as Creatinine. The kidneys filter this creatine from
      our blood and it also goes out into our urine and leaves
      the body.
      {if the kidneys become damaged, then it might not be able
      to remove the creatinine efficiently]

      Alcohol goes to the liver. The liver makes enzymes to break
      this alcohol down into acetaldehyde, then to acetate, and
      then to carbon dioxide and water.
      [if the alcohol is not converted completely, it can become
      toxic to the liver cells. If alcohol is taken into the body
      over long time period, it can lead to fat build up inside
      the liver which can damage the liver cells. And if it
      is not converted, the alcohol stays in the blood and
      goes into the brain and causes drunk symptoms}

      ..........................
      This gives you an idea of by product toxins that are
      produced in the body and a toxin coming from
      outside sources.

      What goes into the digestive system does not
      come in direct contact with the liver. The food is
      broken down into carbohydrates (glucose), protein
      (amino acids), and fats (lipids) that are absorbed
      from the intestines into the body. The blood carries
      these to the liver.
      Fluids help to keep solutes suspended in it so
      it moves through the body much better. It also
      helps prevents stones from forming. When there
      isn't much fluid, certain minerals can collect in certain
      organs and cause formation of stones (like calcium,
      uric acids, etc). Some of those organs are the
      gallbladder, kidneys.

      Best wishes. Hope this has been of some help.

  39. QUESTION:
    natural remedy to rid of gallstones that work over time?
    i dont want to flush them out, i am breastfeeding and do not need a shock to my system... since i have no gallbladder pain at the momment are there dietary changes that can slowly eradicate my gallstones. foods or herbs i can incorporate into my diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Lots of apple juice. The malic acid in the juice softens the stones. Add olive oil to your diet. Two tablespoons a day. If you can't take it straight, add to a salad at dinner. These two things together are the safest way since you are breastfeeding.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are gallbladder symptoms? Do you have to have severe stomach pain to need to have it out?

    I have vomiting, nausea, stomach hurts on the right side, dizziness, headaches, I can barley eat and I'm tired all the time do you think that is a gallbladder problem? or do you think its something else?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lisa

      It's possible that this is a gallbladder attack. You might consider this a signal from your body that it's time to make some lifestyle changes.

      If you see a doctor and find out that you have gallstones chances are you do not have to rush into surgery. Don't believe it when a doctor tells you that you don't really need your gallbladder. While it's possible to live without one, the gallbladder performs an important function in your gastrointestinal tract and many people who have theirs removed, find that they are still having symptoms.

      Some suggestions:

      Read, read, read. (I hope my links are helpful)

      Get an opinion from a holistic MD.

      Eliminate sugar from your diet including fruit juice, soda and all sweetened products. Sugar contributes to gallstone formation. High blood sugar, as in diabetes, may also predispose you to gallstones.

      Start taking vitamin C and magnesium. Both have been shown to prevent and possibly to treat gallstones. Lecithin is another nutrient that may be protective.

      Consider taking one of the drugs that dissolves gallstones over a period of time rather than gallbladder removal.

      Investigate gallstone flushes using epsom salts, lemon juice, malic acid (from apples) and olive oil.

      Discontinue oral contraceptives or estrogen replacement, as this is known to contribute to gallstone formation in many cases.

      Lose weight slowly by increasing the good foods like green leafy vegetables. A diet high in vegetables is known to be preventive and should help in recovery. Being obese increases gallstone formation.

      Don't skip breakfast or starve yourself. Lowfat dieting and skipping meals contributes to gallstone formation and impaired gallbladder emptying. Your gallbladder relies on fat in the diet to signal it to empty.

      Start an exercise program.

      Make sure you get enough Vitamin D from sunshine and supplements year round because it helps the body deal with inflammation among other things and gallstone formation interferes with absorption of Vitamin D.

      Also, getting enough Vitamin D prevents excess PTH. Hyperparathyroidism may contribute to gallstone formation.

      Hope this helps some!

      Good luck to you!

  41. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever done a gallbladder/liver flush?
    I am trying to avoid having my gallbladder removed and will try almost anything. Do you have any experience with this process?

    • ANSWER:
      I can tell you they're scams that take advantage of desperate people. It will work out better for you if you follow professional medical advice.

  42. QUESTION:
    What causes kidney and gallbladder stones?
    My husband is worried about getting stones since it runs in his family. His dad had kidney stones once and his sister just recently had gallstones. Is there anything you can do to prevent them? I'm encouraging him to drink more water since he used to drink literally none. Anything else that could help? Anything to avoid?

    • ANSWER:
      Eat less fatty foods, and try to keep from getting stressed. Go to an all natural store like GNC, and tell them you are looking for something to keep the stones away. Or something that will dissolve and flush the stones. I am taking something now called Slim to None, which is an organ cleanser. Check it out and best of luck to you and hubby.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is there anything I can take that will "flush out" gallstones? Anything herbal that the Dr. isn't suggesting?
    I saw the general surgeon and because of other health issues, she want to wait to have my gallbladder removed. I just have to watch my diet and deal with it. I know some Dr's don't recommend herbal stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      I beg to humbly disagree with those who have answered more according to conventional knowledge regarding this subject. I should remind you that gallstones form when liquid stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material. The liquid, called bile, is used to help the body digest fats. Bile is made in the liver, then stored in the gallbladder until the body needs to digest fat. At that time, the gallbladder contracts and pushes the bile into a tube--called the common bile duct--that carries it to the small intestine, where it helps with digestion.

      Bile contains water, cholesterol, fats, bile salts, proteins, and bilirubin. Bile salts break up fat, and bilirubin gives bile and stool a yellowish color. If the liquid bile contains too much cholesterol, bile salts, or bilirubin, under certain conditions it can harden into stones.

      Your body's only means of getting rid of excess cholesterol is by converting it into bile salts and removing it in your bile. Normally, bile salts keep cholesterol dissolved in the bile, but if there is too much cholesterol it crystallises into little solid specks - which can lead to the formation of gallstones the size of a marble, or even a golf ball!

      Therefore, any oil with high terpene content should be able to dissolve those stones, specially if they are used within a fasting program.

      It is true that some of those so called cures for gallstones don't work, but I have had hundreds of patients with this condition who have seen their gallstones dissolve in mater of 5 to 12 days. And that's not only me, but a large number of alternative health practitioners as well.

      It would be totally unethical for me to disclose here a protocol for such purpose, specially without knowing the generals about the asker's health condition, but it can be done. So, go to a responsible and thoroughly trained Naturopathic Doctor or Alternative Doctor in your area, and look for help. Then post your results to help others realize that they don't need to live in darkness about unconventional natural responsible cures for similar conditions.

      NOTE:
      The only reason why you might need a surgery in this case, is if the cystic duct that holds the gallbladder in a 45 degree position is bent down completely due to the heavy weight of multiple stones inside the gallbladder. In that case a surgery will be mandatory since it could threaten your life. When that happens, the pain in the central abdominal area is constant and sometimes unbearable. If you're are having these very symptoms I am describing, do not delay a visit to your regular doctor. Otherwise, please go and see a responsible and well-trained Naturopathic Physician as soon as possible. It will be very inexpensive for you, in comparison with a surgery.

  44. QUESTION:
    Is an apple a good and effective alternative medicine to flush out gall bladder stones?

    • ANSWER:
      You can't flush gallstones. That is an alt med scam.

      Read:
      "The Truth about Gallbladder and Liver "Flushes""
      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/flushes.html

  45. QUESTION:
    Still have pain and get sick after gallbladder removal surgery?
    I had my gallbladder removed over 2 years ago. Didnt have gallstones it just quit working. I'm still having pain in that area and i get really sick after i eat sometimes symptoms include...nausea, bloating, just overall upset stomach. Anyone else have this problem or know anything about this?
    Thanks. I'm pretty sure my diet is the reason. I hate to have to give up some of these foods but if it means feeling better then so be it. Thanks for the list its very helpful

    • ANSWER:
      Have you changed your diet since having your gallbladder removed? Here is a GALLBLADDER DIET:
      HELPFUL FOODS
      Beets
      Cucumbers
      Green beans - are NOT the same as dried
      Okra
      Sweet potatoes
      Avocados - a good way to get needed fats directly from food
      Vinegars all types
      Garlic and onions help with liver cleansing but not processed types like flakes or powder. But some people have trouble digesting them so pay attention
      Shallots
      Tomatoes - ripe
      cold water fish
      Lemons (lemon juice in the morning with hot water helps to clean the liver)
      Grapes and fresh organic grape juice
      apples, berries, papaya, pears
      Omega 3 oils like flax or hemp. Use these with fresh lemon juice or vinegar on your salads. DO NOT COOK flax oil.

      Vegetable juices - Beet and cucumber are especially helpful to gallbladder You can add other green vegetables like tender baby greens, swiss chard, dandelion greens, beet greens, celery, carrots -- avoid the cabbage family)

      Avoid all fruit juices except organic grape juice and organic apple (self-juiced is best).

      All the vegetables listed above for juicing are good. Use baby mixed organic greens for salads and avoid the bitter greens for now.

      Fiber such as found in fruits and vegetables and guar gum

      FOODS TO AVOID:
      Eggs, pork, onion, fowl, milk, coffee, oranges, grapefruit, corn, beans, nuts, in that order.
      Trans fats
      Hydrogenated, partially-hydrogenated oils
      Margarine
      Fried Foods
      Saturated fats
      (even coconut oil until feeling better)
      Red meats
      Dairy products
      Eggs (Research showed that eggs caused symptoms in up to 95% of patients. However, in my clinical experience soft-boiled or poached with no fat added seems to be okay. Perhaps this is due to the lecithin content that is present in the raw or close to raw egg.)

      Coffee, regular or decaf
      Chocolate
      Ice cream
      Black tea
      Alcohol, beer, wine, liqueur
      Fruit juice
      Carbonated water
      Tap water
      Raddishes and turnips
      Cabbage, cauliflower
      Colas and all sodas
      Oats (for some people)
      Wheat
      Barley
      Rye (although the sour German ryes seem to be less troublesome)
      All legumes (beans) as they tend to increase the cholesterol in the bile.

      Avoid all artificial sweeteners, sugar, preservatives, refined and bleached foods (like white flour)

      Many steamed greens like collard, mustard and kale, also brussel sprouts and broccoli seem to be a problem for some people. Greens (and especially kale and brussel sprouts) are used by the liver to detoxify. It may be necessary to avoid these until you have done some work with the products and flushes as well as diet. Your goal should get to the point where these foods do not cause distress, as they actually target the root of the problem. http://gallbladderattack.com/gallbladderdiet.shtml#gallbladderdiet

      I hope this information helps! Check out the links on the Yahoo search below:

  46. QUESTION:
    How to unclog enflamed gallbladder?
    My father went to the hospital this morning due to some abdominal pain. They said that his gallbladder's enflamed, meaning its clogged and its not letting out any of the bile inside. They wanted to drain the bile there and then, but my father refused. Is there anyway that we can unclog the gallbladder/liver through diet or some sort of trick or method to do it???

    I'm really scared and I don't want my father's condition to develop in anything worse.

    • ANSWER:
      This is quite serious.

      Bile is made by the liver. It flows through tube like structures,
      known as ducts, to the gallbladder to be stored and
      concentrated. When food, we eat, reaches the intestines,
      a hormone signals the gallbladder to contract and it pushes
      the bile out into the common bile duct. The bile then
      flows to the intestines to help emulsify the fats we eat
      so they can be digested and absorbed.

      If the gallbladder has inflammation, or the ducts become
      obstructed by a stone, growth,narrowing, or an infection...
      this bile can back up into the liver and cause liver cell
      damage. If this takes place, the immune system of the
      body will respond to this and cause inflammation inside
      the liver which will then cause the liver to enlarge in size.
      This becomes quite serious, as it can lead to the liver
      cells dying off and forming scar tissue inside the liver
      which is then an irreversible disease known as
      Cirrhosis of the liver.

      Bilirubin is a pigment (a greenish/brownish color
      substance) that is part of the bile. When the bile
      backs up into the liver, this bilirubin will go higher
      in the blood and cause yellowing of the whites of
      the eyes and skin and darkening of the urine.
      Since the bile doesn't reach the intestines,
      the stool may be light in color to almost a
      grayish white and may float on top of the toilet
      water.

      The doctors can place tubing inside the body to drain the
      bile; they could remove the gallbladder and connect
      the tubing (people can live without a gallbladder).
      If this is just an obstruction of the bile ducts, they can
      do an ERCP and remove the obstruction, widen
      the ducts, and even do a biopsy if it is necessary.
      http://www.gihealth.com/html/education/ercp.html

      Every patient has a right to refuse medical treatment...however,
      I truly believe that doctors should take the time to explain what
      may take place if they do not have a certain thing done.
      Patients may change their minds.
      There is really nothing that will flush out the gallbladder
      or reduce the inflammation except by medications the doctors
      can give.

      Here is another link to click on...this is about the gallbladder:
      http://www.markfuscomd.com/gallbladder.htm

      I hope your father decides to let them help him. Best of wishes

  47. QUESTION:
    Gallbladder Flush - any tips?
    I suffer from occasional gallbladder pain and will be doing the gallbladder flush this evening. I have recipe with epsom salts first, followed by olive oil and juice drink. Has anyone done this? Should I take the drink all at once, or spaced at 15 min intervals - I've been told either way will be fine..?

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest you dont make soap in your intestines....

      Which is what you would be doing if you do that gallbladder flush...

  48. QUESTION:
    Anyone please that has or had Gallbladder gallstones while pregnant?
    I am in serious pain and it hurts so bad, I went to the doctors for it and they said I have a bunch of lil gallstones in my gallbaladder but theres nothing I can do and they sent me home :(......Is there anything you did for them or take for them?????
    I looked up diets for gallstones but is that seriously the only thing that can help???
    Please someone can you suggest something.
    I am 25 weeks pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh sweetie my heart reachs out to you; I know how much pain you are in because I had them while I was pregnant as well :/

      Here's some remedies that I found that were helpful to me, I hope that they are just as helpful to you

      1. A Healthy Diet- A healthy gallstone diet is a diet which emphasizes 'flushing'. In other words, you should flush cholesterol and toxins from your body. A healthy diet for gallstones is one with high water-soluble dietary fiber and little saturated fats. Because the gallstones are composed of cholesterol, you can prevent them by keeping cholesterol flushed out of your body.

      2. Animal Products- You should avoid eating foods with animal or animal-based products in them. This is because of cholesterol which can add to the gallstone! Remember that flushing gallstones is simpler the smaller they are. You should avoid the following foods: fast foods, oily foods, spicy foods, red meats, eggs, pork, onions, bird, milk, corn, beans and nuts. Don't stop reading because I will also give a list of foods you can eat!

      3. Gallstone Prevention- Prevention is the best medicine. You can prevent gallstones with increasing your fiber with any fruits and vegetables because they are water-soluble fiber. Water-soluble fiber flushes the body and gallstones. Here is a helpful list: alfalfa, apples, artichokes, barley, beets, broccoli, carrots, celery, fennel, grapefruit, horseradish, lemons, mustard greens, olive oil radishes, spinach greens, water chestnuts, watermelon and garlic.

      4. Treat Yourself- Every food plan that is successful has a reward system. If you want to splurge on foods that you might be eliminating from your diet? Here is a good idea! If you love meat, you should eat chicken, turkey and fish which are low in cholesterol. You should also be sure to eat the meat with fruits and vegetables which will keep most of the cholesterol flushed from body.

      I added you to my contacts, hope you don't mind. By the way congratulations on your new addition. =)

  49. QUESTION:
    gallbladder/gallstones flushes...should I? Are they safe?
    I had a gallbladder attach five days ago and my doctor scheduled me for a ultrasound...but its not for a while. I've read lots about flushes and I'm still in pain everyday. I've read lots about gallbladder flushes? Do they work? Are they safe and which one should I go on?Please help

    • ANSWER:
      My friend's father was having gallbladder issues like yours, and his doctor told him that he needed to have his gallbladder removed. Instead of scheduling the surgery, he did a gallbladder flush. I don't know exactly which one he did, but I know it involved drinking a lot of freshly-made fruit and vegetable juices, and drinking about a quart of vegetable oil (yuck).

      His recount of the experience was that, while it was uncomfortable to endure and took about week from start to finish, it has been several years since the all-natural treatment and he has not had a single attack since. His doctor was amazed, after the flush he went back for a follow-up ultrasound and the doctor said his gallbladder looked good as new.

      So, my suggestion would be to go to a health-food store and find someone you can talk to about a gallbladder flush that would be right for you. Good luck!

  50. QUESTION:
    Any woman out there that have had a gallbladder attack? How do you know?

    I was sick to my stomach yesterday. Today I have this pain under my rib cage on my right side. I have taken gas-X, imodium, nothing is helping. I feel like my stomach is so full like if I just burped or passed gas I would feel better. But the pain has moved to my back now. No fever...

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds the same as my wife's symptoms. she just had her gallbladder removed laparoscopically yesterday. She had 2 very large gall stones. Had they been a number of smaller stones she may have tried a gallbladder flush instead of surgery but these were large enough that passing them was pretty much out of the question.

      Just make sure you have a well qualified and experienced surgeon and not some trainee doing this operation for the first time. If a duct is accidentally damaged it could spell big trouble for you. If the sonogram shows many smaller stones and you want to keep your gallbladder, google gallbladder flush to see what may work for flushing out the gallstones. Be advised that this does not work for everyone and may need to be repeated a number of times.


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