Natural Remedies for Gallstones

Gallstones are formed by things like cholesterol finding their way into the gallbladder and then are not emptied properly with the bile. People who are overweight or who are losing weight quickly are at an increased risk of getting gallstones. In most cases those who have gallstones don’t even have symptoms and they pass without any problem, but if a gallstone is blocking the bile duct then surgery may be necessary to remove the stone.


How can I tell if I have gallstones?

    Most people do not suffer from symptoms, but if you do you will experience:

  • Mild pain in the pit of your stomach or the upper right of your belly.
  • The pain may spread into your back or shoulder blade area.
  • Pain may come and go, be steady, or worsen when you eat.
  • Fever and chills are common if the bile duct is blocked.

If your skin or the whites of your eyes begin to yell call your doctor immediately.
Be aware. Symptoms of gallstones can also mimic those of a heart attack.


How can I prevent gallstones?

There is no way to prevent gallstones, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk. Maintain a healthy weight, lose weight slowly and sensibly, eat regular, healthy meals, and exercise regularly.


How can I treat gallstones?

  • Enjoy a cup of coffee. It has been shown to cut the risk of gallstones. Tea and soda did not have the same results.
  • Eat cereals high in fiber. They help to clean out the gallbladder.
  • Lentils have been shown to improve gallbladder resistance to gallstones in women.
  • Eat red bell pepper. It’s high in vitamin C which helps you avoid gallstones.
  • Healthy fats such as Omega-3’s found in salmon can help prevent gallstones.
  • Eat veggies. Veggie eaters are 50% less likely to develop gallstones than those who focus on meat.
  • A glass of wine a day can help to prevent them.
  • Flush your gallbladder with a tonic of lemon juice, 3/4 oz olive oil and an 1/8th teaspoon of garlic once a day.
  • Take blackseed oil mixed with honey in a cup of hot water in the morning to help flush the gallbladder.
  • Lecithin may dissolve gallstones. The easiest way to take it is in granule form.
  • Curcumin, found in turmeric, may help to dissolve gallstones.
  • If you’re suffering from a painful gallstone, try avoiding solid foods and enjoy juices. In particular beetroot juice which also helps clean the liver.
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