If the bouts of gastric distress are frequent
but not 100% incapacitating, it is safe to start with a formula
called Planetary Stone Free. One can take 12 tablets a day for
2-3 months to emulsify most of the fatty obstructions and stones.
If the attack is acute, i.e., very, very painful, one can take
6 tablets every half hour and hope to avoid surgery.
there is time to spare, one can do the Stone Free and then a
three-day apple juice fast. Fall is a nice time of year for such
a fast since there are lots of apples available. Drink as much
as you want, lots and lots of fresh apple juice, 6-8 big glasses
a day. If the juice seems too sweet, cut it with one part water
to six parts juice.
At any time, one can do a "gall bladder flush." There
are various protocols, and some call it a liver flush; but it's
really a gall bladder flush. My strategy is to squeeze two lemons
into 1.5-2 cups of extra virgin olive oil (I like the really green
oils for this) and take two tablespoons of the "salad dressing" every
15 minutes from 7:30 PM on a Friday until the whole concoction
you take everything at once, you will almost surely barf and
be very mad at me for telling you about this protocol.
Stay in bed as long as possible once finishing
the lemon juice and oil. Expect to make many trips to the powder
room all day Saturday and to expel gooey looking marbles, mostly
green, but some people have orange and/or black ones as well. Depending
on whether or not you did the Stone Free first, these could be
the size of grains of sand to ping pong balls (and no, for reasons
not understood at all, they do not get stuck despite whatever people
think they know about bile ducts and so forth.) Most people pass
marbles, pea size to larger (like lima beans.) Moreover, most people
pass a lot of these, 30-200. Ergo, before the flush, the gall bladder
has to have been stretched a lot. Some people have to stay home
for two days because more and more keeps coming out.
Breaking the fast is also critical, especially
if the flush was preceded by the fast. A baked potato with no butterdon't
worry, the sight will make you gagor spices is a good way
to break the fast. Eat the potato slowly, very slowly.
For about a month after the fast, you will not
like oils. The sight of them will probably make you queasy, but
you can probably digest them even if your head denies this to your
body. You may also feel ungrounded and not want to drive in traffic,
not like crowded places, and not like fast foods! After a month,
you will feel superb.
Energetically, gall bladder trouble can be understood
as an aggravation caused by excess water and/or low fire. Water
types are especially susceptible to gall stones. Once the gall
bladder is removed, they tend to get fibroids or something else
as they still need reservoirs for the stagnant water. However,
anyone can have gall bladder trouble if stressed for a prolonged
period. Whenever there is stress, the adrenals are overactive.
Adrenaline inhibits gastric secretions so that digestion is impaired
and metabolic residuals are formed that clog the system. Therefore,
the ideal solution is to reduce stress and improve digestion.
Turmeric is a near perfect herb for emulsifying
fats. Adding extra turmeric to the diet when under stress strengthens
digestion, fat metabolism, and intestinal flora populations. It
is also a great antioxidant. For those who don't want to take Stone
Free, there is another product called Turmeric Flavonoid Complex
that many find supportive, but if the symptoms of gall bladder
persist, it is wise to do the whole protocol: ergo Stone Free for
2-3 months, apple juice fast for three days, and then the gall
bladder flush with olive oil and lemon juice. Drinking boldo tea
also supports gallbladder health. This tea made from the leaves
of an evergreen native to Chile. Boldo has a wonderful aroma, in
my opinion, much nicer than peppermint. Pipsissewa tea or tincture
is also nice and tends to help with urinary flow and kidney stones
as well as gall stones.
the tendency towards gall bladder distress is present, it makes
sense to repeat this protocol every five years and to go through
a round or two of Stone Free once or twice a year, just for safe
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