Gallstones – Do You Have Them?

The first question to answer is – what is a gallstone?

A gallstone is a crystalline concretion formed within the gallbladder by accretion of bile components. These calculi are formed in the gallbladder, but may pass distally into other parts of the biliary tract such as the cystic duct, common bile duct, pancreatic duct, or the ampulla of Vater.

The above description is courtesy of Wikipedia and you can click on the links to find out what they all mean!

Numerous small gallstones, composed largely of cholesterol

Gallstones – The Symptoms

Some of the symptoms of having gallstones are often ignored as relating to other ailments and the only certain way is to have a diagnosis done by ultra sound.  However, if you have all or any of these symptoms then I can offer a quick and effective to clean the gallbladder of any gallstones or sediment which would help in most of the symptoms presenting.

Indigestion, flatulence, period pain in the front right side below the rib cage, tension at the back of the houlders near the neck, bitter taste in the mouth, chest pain.  A life filled with regular stress will be a major culprit in stressing the gallbladder and it is always recommended to do a periodic cleanse during stressful times.

Gallstones – The Quick Flush

Starting in the morning and thoughout the whole day eat only apples – preferably green as these definitely appear to be more effective in the cleanse and preferably organic for obvious reasons of lack of pesticides.  East as many as you like but at least 4 or 5 (you will be surprised at how filling apples can be!).  Apples are the most cleansing fruit and help to soften the gallstones to avoid pain in their passing through the bile ducts when being expelled. In between drink pure water, herbal teas and/or apple juice as well.  A hint here – pure apple juice in quantity can add to the flatulence so water it down by 50%!

At bed-time – warm up 2/3 of a cup of  extra virgin olive oil to body temperature (98.4 fahrenheit) and mix in 1/3 of a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice.  Slowly sip all of the mixture – immediately upon finishing go to bed and lie on your right side with your right leg drawn up.  In the morning all gallstones should pass in the stool.  Obviously if you have issues with constipation it would be useful to take a herbal bowel capsule or some senna tea (not too much here!)  If in doubt about your system – then ask a qualified health practitioner or e-mail me direct in the comments box!  Please ensure that you have a practitioner on standby if you have any other questions – or at least know someone who can be at the other end of a phone should you need questions answered.  If I could be with you – I would!

Gallstones – The Milder Flush

This is a milder way to soften and flush the gallstones but also slightly less effective.  For 5 consecutive days, ingest on an empty stomach 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil immediately followed by 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Gallstones – Why Have I Got Them?

The final part of this post on gallstones is to give an overview of the causes on the physical level and on the emotional level that can lead to the formation of gallstones.

Starting with the diet – Essential Fatty Acids – the function of EFAs is to promote healthy, youthful skin and hair; support proper thyroid and adrenal activity and thus bolster immunity and are required for normal growth and energy; promote healthy blood, nerves and arteries; and are crucial in the transport and breakdown of cholesterol.

Symptoms of deficiences in Essential Fatty Acids – can lead to skin disorders such as eczema and dry, scaly skin; other common imbalances are dry hair and loss of hair, nail problems, gallstones, irritability, liver problems, varicose veins, susceptibility to infections, low body weight, infertility and retarded growth.

Gallstones and the Emotional Level

I have worked for many years with the knowledge that emotions are the beginning of ill-health.  Negative emotions stored in the body that build up over a long period, not released and often fed and watered with more of the same throughout our lives!  Here is not the place for me to run through the emotions related to each of the organs but specifically those relating to the gallbladder and its partner, the liver.

The gallbladder is governed by resentment, bitterness, frustration and rage is its outlet.  Rage is completely different to anger – anger can simmer at a low level for a very long time.  Rage, on the other hand, is a major explosion of almost uncontrollable anger.  However the explosion is over almost as soon as it starts.  The other person who has been the brunt of the rage is left still feeling angry at the outburst and still simmering no doubt – not understanding why they are now being asked if they would like a cup of tea – with a smile!

Bitterness gives us a clue as to the organ – that is exactly what the gallbladder is about – the bitterness is bile – necessary to help the liver with its many functions of the digestive process.  The medical profession is often too quick to take out a gallbladder saying that we don’t need one!  OK – so why is it there?  So many people who have had gallbladder removal suffer dreadfully afterwards with a myriad of symptoms as the liver struggles to work effectively without its partner.  It is also not necessary to remove a gallbladder when we are talking about stones which can so easily be dissolved!

So there you have it – the causes and cures of gallstones! If you want to go further and understand how to keep energised all the time – click here