Naturally Cleanse the Gallbladder
The Gallbladder is your liver's helper. It's a tiny sack situated right beneath the liver and it's core function is to store bile to aid the small intestine in digestion. The small intestine is where many nutrients are processed and absorbed by the body as part of the digestive process. Before eating a meal, the gallbladder is inflated or full (imagine a small pear), and afterwards it is empty and appears like a deflated balloon.
Over time and as a result of wear and tear from the Standard American Diet (S.A.D)- or poor nutrition choices. The gallbladder can become inflamed, due to the formation of gallstones, if this is chronic enough - you will notice pain or tightness in the chest.
It may be accompanied by belching, excess gas, or discomfort, especially after eating a meal rich in fats, or that is particularly heavy. Discomfort can also be experienced during bouts of stress. There are two types of gallstones - cholesterol stones (which are more common, and usually yellow or green in color) and pigment stones (which are less common, and are smaller and darker and made of bilirubin - a brownish yellow substance found in bile as the result of red blood cells being broken down by the liver - this is common for those that suffer from cirrhosis of the liver)
When this persists, your Dr may have your gallbladder tested, and based on the results, may or may not recommend that you have your gallbladder removed. Once the gallbladder is removed, your physician will provide a list of foods that are recommended to avoid - such as fried foods etc. This is done to mitigate or prevent further complications as you no longer have an organ to help break down those refined and congesting foods.
The Causes and Co-factors of Gallstones
According to medical professionals, Gallstones are caused by:
Overwhelmed? Don't know where to start?
The first thing I teach my clients is to pick one strategy, master it, then add another, master that one, then add another. Restoring your gallbladder is no different. It took time for it to get there, and it's going to take time to get it healthy again.
Yours in Health,
Davon, CHHC, AADP
I do not provide the services of a licensed medical professional, information received is for educational purposes and should not be seen as medical advise or nursing advice and is not meant to take the place of seeing a licensed health professional.
The Secret No One Tells You
Everyone's experience is different, but I will share with you what I did to keep my gallbladder - yes I said KEEP it. Once it's gone you will be on a pretty restrictive diet that most people don't stick to then they end up even having even more issues because they STILL don't adjust their lifestyle habits.
Tip #1 - Detoxify and reduce inflammation
If you have gallstones, more than likely your liver is also congested. To address this you need to cleanse and decongest the liver and gallbladder, some of the best ways to do this:
Tip #2 - Eliminate Inflammatory Foods, Excess Sugars, and Processed Junk
Stress is placed on the gallbladder and the stones are forming in most cases due to excess refined carbohydrates - simple sugars, excess sugars. The gallbladder gets a break when the liver does.
Tip #3 - Drop the Extra Baggage
Lose weight. Do not starve yourself, do not skip meals and do not drop weight too quickly, because this can actually cause you to form even more gallstones. Effectively lose weight by safely detoxifying the body, drink more water (no fake water stuff), eat nutrient dense foods daily, remove excess sugar, eliminating processed garbage and refined carbs, and walk or get active. Before starting any new exercise program, see a physician.