Dissolving Gallstones Naturally is a Healthier option than the conventional method of having your Gallbladder removed. This conventional method not only removes an organ for which your body needs, the operation as with any operation comes with risks. It has been discovered that 10% of people after having the surgery, have gallstones remaining in their bile ducts according to the U.S. National Institute of Health.
Other risks associated with having the Gallbladder removed is that there can be injury to the Bile duct according to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, “complications of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy are infrequent, but include bleeding, infection, pneumonia, blood clots, or heart problems. Unintended injury to an adjacent structure such as the common bile duct or duodenum may occur and may require another surgical procedure to repair it. Bile leakage into the abdomen from the tubular channels leading from the liver to the intestine has been described.
The gallbladder is important as it stores bile produced by the liver. It works in response to signals from the rest of the body, the gallbladder squeezes stored bile into the small intestine through a series of tubes called ducts. This bile helps digest fats. Once the Gallbladder is removed the body finds another way to adapt to the digestion of fatty foods. As often this comes with difficulty and some complications occur with undigested fats causing excessive bloating, gas and diarrhoea. Dietary changes are recommended with the elimination of animal fats and an increase in fruit and vegetables. Interesting as these are some the dietary changes that can help with dissolving the gallstones, therefore enabling you to keep your Gallbladder. I have found in my clinical experience that 9 out of 10 of my clients who had their Gallbladder removed wished that they hadn’t.
Symptoms, Dietary Changes and Natural Medicine
Implementing dietary changes combined with self-help and herbal medicine you can save your gallbladder. When suffering from gallstones you tend to have severe pain in the upper right abdomen soon after a meal.
The pain also tends to appear in the upper right back, or area between the shoulder blades, and does not subside for more than 2-3 hours. At times, you get a feeling of nausea or vomiting which makes you feel so out of sorts that you wonder why you had to have a meal at all.
If you haven’t been diagnosed as yet a simple ultrasound could confirm whether or not gallstones are present in your gallbladder.
It is most likely then that the doctor will advise you to undergo a surgery for removal of the gallbladder.
There’s a Better Solution
Removal of this particular organ can result in bowel complications and even bowel cancer further down the track.
Why would or should you opt for surgery when there are other options before going down the surgical track, that are safe and more effective for long term health.
Here I am referring here to Natural Therapy solutions as a form of treatment that will dissolve your gallstones out of your system without the stress, tension and any harmful side effects that may occur because of surgery.
Knowing the composition of gallstones, brings about the solutions for dissolving them
Gallstones are essentially composed of cholesterol or bilirubin and become solidified through excess bile that remains in the gallbladder along with calcium salts and water.
Bile is necessary for digestion of fatty foods, and the gallbladder is the storage point for this enzyme; the gallbladder receives the bile from the liver through a duct, and passes it on to the small intestine via another duct.
In this process, if any gallstones escape from the gallbladder into the ducts, you feel pain in the area where the gallbladder is located, i.e., the upper right abdomen. In fact, it can result in an emergency. Fortunately, Naturopathic medicine is foundationally a nutrition based form of therapy therefore is aware of what foods that can and can’t be consumed in order to dissolve gallstones naturally.
Recipe for Dissolving Gallstones “Naturally”
The best natural remedy known so far for gallstones, is extra virgin olive oil. There are two methods of use with olive oil. Firstly, taken internally and also applied externally warmed to a heat that will allow it transport easily through your skin. You can apply the oil direct to the gallbladder area then apply a warmed towel also taking in the abdominal area. The oil will seep through the pores of your skin that have been expanded with the heat and begin to dissolve the gallstones. Treatment may take several days.
Now for two continuous days drink pure organic apple juice 3 – 4 (150 ml glass size) per day. Adding 2 teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Now reduce this on the third day to two glasses per day for two days, then 1 glass per day for the following week.
3rd Day Begin Lemon Juice – squeeze the juice of one lemon with 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil at the end of the second day. You should expect now for the gallstones to pass out of your system on the third day.
Foods to include that will support the process are apples, radishes, cherries, oranges, lemons (even once the stones have passed having a squeezed lemon in warm water every morning either continuing with the olive oil or flaxseed oil is great for a healthy gallbladder.)
Black organic plunger coffee is great for liver and gallbladder health.
Drink 2 – 21/2 litres of filtered water per day
During this process only eat a fresh food diet – eliminating dairy, animal fat, packaged/processed foods, fast foods, pastries, biscuits and cakes.
Additionally to support repair and rejuvenation of the gallbladder and liver. I make a formula using herbs such as dandelion, globe artichoke: golden seal: Chamomile, hops and cramp bark.