Saturday, September 27, 2008

Gallbladder info and help

I know someone with gallbladder problems, so here is some info.

what i see mostly is to drink lemon with water a lot (this also makes your body more alkaline improving health overall - use a straw to drink lemon water to protect your teeth). To eat/drink a lot of apples - raw apple juice is suppose to be good, but apples overall is important. Eat beets and carrots. And to take a really good probiotic, of course. i always recommend Garden Of Life Ultimate Defense (keeps us healthy!).

here are some quick links for gallbladder help
Gallbladder books at Amazon

Gallbladder books at the library

Indigestion : living better with upper intestinal problems from heartburn to ulcers and gallstones

by Janowitz, Henry D.
Gallstones [videorecording]

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some interesting remedies:

Three tablespoons of olive oil with the juice of one lemon taken before bedtime and again upon rising can cause softened gallstones to pass in the stool (See Prescription for Nutritional Healing, by James Balch, M.D., and Phyllis Balch, C.N.C; Avery Publishing Group Inc., Garden City Park, New York; 1990.)

  • Include often - high fiber foods like wholegrains, legumes, bran, raw fruits and vegetables, especially apples and pears; also low-fat yoghurt; eggs and fish.
  • Aim to limit your dairy product intake such as cow's milk, cream, processed cheese and butter. Opt for organic yogurt and cheese such as parmesan, ricotta and cottage.
  • Avoid foods that contain high counts of bacteria or fungi – these are all dairy products, preserved meats, delicatessen meats, hamburger meats, smoked meats, and processed or junk foods. This is because these foods will trigger or exacerbate gall bladder infections.
  • Avoid saturated animal fats including fatty meats, butter, cream, ice cream, cheese, chocolate, biscuits, fried foods (most gall stones are composed of cholesterol); refined sugars and refined carbohydrates.
  • Include healthy fats such as cold pressed nut and seed oils and foods rich in essential fats such as cold water fish, avocados etc. Good fats are important for the health of the gall bladder. An extremely low fat/no fat diet is NOT recommended.
  • We also recommend that you avoid red meat for about three months

Several foods, herbs, and supplements help the digestion process by improving gallbladder function.

Often extracted from soybeans, lecithin is a type of fat found in brewer's yeast, eggs, fish, grains, legumes, and wheat germ. A good multivitamin-mineral supplement helps prevent the nutritional deficiencies, including inadequate vitamin C and B, complex, that contribute to gallbladder problems. Several herbs are recommended for the gallbladder, including Oregon grape root, ginger, and turmeric. These are available individually as teas, extracts, and capsules; as spices; and as' fresh foods. Of the many foods that are gallbladder-friendly, the most versatile may be the apple, whose juice is cleansing and can help to soften gallstones.

1 comment:

Marisa said...

Thanks for the post. I currently have gallstones - I'm not sure if I can get rid of them without surgery, but it's worth a try!