Spring and Fall are the times when gallbladders act up the most. Of course anytime you’ve been over doin’ it with greasy fried foods, alcohol, stress and or processed foods… can trigger an attack.
WHY? Like your basement and garage you’ve accumulated to much S…T! And it’s time to purge…so we give the garage/basement an enema of sorts. Now, you don’t not have to cook up your favorite brew just yet, we can start cleansing with natural remedies…a gentler way to cleanse. Let’s begin with the “fun” symptoms (I know from experience )
- After eating, pain under ribs upper right side (gallbladder lives here) OUCH!
- Pain may radiate through to the back or to the right shoulder
- cranky…you hate everyone including self!
- Severe upper abdominal pain (biliary colic)
- Burping or belching
- stools light or chalky colored
- Attacks are often at night
- Pain may be worse with deep inhalation
- Attacks can last from 15 minutes to 15 hours
Don’t let doctors cut out your much needed GALLBLADDER Your gallbladder isn’t just a throw away organ. It does a very big job, making bile to help your body process fats. We need fats (good fats, olive oil, coconut oil) to help us look young and have a healthy, SMART brain (fat head). Without it you will gain weight and you could still have painful symptoms…keep ALL body parts (note to self).
Fast Pain Relief from a Gallbladder Attack Naturally Drink 1/4 a cup of apple cider vinegar. If possible, also chase it with 8 ounces of apple juice (preferably organic), or mix both together. Most of the pain should disappear within 15 minutes.
Prevention and Treatment of Gallstones The following natural protocol helps to correct liver dysfunction, in addition to helping combat gallstones (liver stones). It will holistically improve a person’s overall health too. Several of the recommendations target cholesterol, because stones are often made of cholesterol.
- Reduce fat intake overall, especially unnatural and toxic fats like hydrogenated oils, soy and canola Natural fats (like butter) are better, but they should be used in moderation nonetheless.
- Omega-3 supplementation is recommended by way of flax seed oil capsules.
- Niacin (Vitamin B3) is helpful for people with cholesterol or skin problems.
- Red yeast rice reduces cholesterol, and its active compound is used to make pharmaceutical drugs for cholesterol. This has the benefits of the drugs, without the dangers, addictions, or expense.
- Sunlight exposure converts the excess cholesterol reserves stored inside skin into vitamin D-2, which is later used by the liver to make vitamin D-3. Therefore, sunlight helps in multiple ways. It dramatically boosts the immune system.
- Exercise. No explanation should be required.
- Milk thistle is a liver tonic.
- Dandelion root
- Avoid soy lecithin and all soy products. Soy products can have disastrous effects upon hormone balance, and this is especially true for women. The phytoestrogens inside soy products attack the thyroid. The presence of gallstones has been shown to have a relationship with hormone imbalances. Also, be advised that all soy is now genetically engineered.
- Vitamin C makes cholesterol more water soluble, allowing a body to better eliminate excesses.
- Turmeric increases the solubility of bile.
- Consume apple cider vinegar, lemonade, or apple juice regularly. Supplementing with several tablespoons of apple cider vinegar per day is best.
- Castor oil transdermal packs neutralize inflammation. A rag must be soaked in pure, cold pressed castor oil that is obtained from a health food store beforehand. The excess should be squeezed-out just prior to use. Next the rag should be placed on bare skin over the organ. Put a piece of plastic on top of the rag. Then place a hot water bottle on top of that. The hot water bottle should be made as hot as possible, so long as the patient can tolerate it. This transdermal system should remain in place for a minimum of 30 minutes, and doing this daily will benefit most patients. It is also recommended that the immediate area underneath the patient be covered in plastic too, because some of the castor oil will run down onto furniture or floors.
- Licorice is another liver tonic.
Hey, be good to your body…where else ya gonna live?