According to the Dept. of Health and Human Services, there are an estimated 20 million Americans that suffer from gallstones. Gallstones develop in the gallbladder. This small pear shaped organ that is below your liver breaks down fats and dissolves excess cholesterol. Some of the symptoms of gallstones can include: severe pain in the upper abdomen, severe pain under the right shoulder or in the right shoulder blade, nausea, vomiting, and indigestion after eating certain types of fatty foods. Diets high in fat can cause gallstones due to increased cholesterol in the bile and reduced gallbladder emptying. You can avoid gallstones by avoiding certain foods such as all animal fats in meat, dairy products with high fat, hydrogenated oils, sodas, and foods rich in sugar. Gallstones can be detected by your doctor through an ultrasound. Most people are likely to have hundreds of gall stones. They are soft and don't show up on an x-ray unless they calcify. However, they cause problems such as gall bladder attack by blocking the bile ducts even when they are not calcified. The most common treatment for gallbladder gallstones is a surgery procedure called cholecystectomy. Here is a natural remedy for the effective removal of gallstones. This gallstones home remedy is safe and can also be used with a liver cleanse.
You may want to set aside a couple of days off work, or begin this on a Friday. This way you have the weekend to recover and are in the comfort of your own home. (warning: diarrhea will occur during this cleanse)
Eat a high fiber, non-fat breakfast and lunch on the day of your cleanse. I had an apple with a cup of oatmeal for breakfast, and a green salad with plenty of veggies for lunch (broccoli works great)
What is happening in your digestive system at this time? Bile is being produced in your liver. Bile is a fluid that helps the body eliminate waste.
Do not eat after 3pm!!
You might want to cancel any outside activities from this time on.
Dissolve 1 tbsp of Epsom salt in 1 cup of water. Drink this entirely within 2-5 minutes.
Drink another mixture of 1 tbsp of Epsom salt and 1 cup of water. You may experience diarrhea symptoms after this since the Epsom salt works as a laxative.
Squeeze the juice from 1 grapefruit into a pint size jar. Pour 1/2 cup of olive oil into the jar. Close the lid to the jar tightly and shake vigorously for 5 min. The olive oil will have completely dissolved and will be easy to drink. You may use a straw to drink the mixture or drink right out of the jar. Once you have drank the entire mixture you will need to lie down immediately on your back with your head raised slightly. (place 2 pillows if necessary under your head and go straight to sleep)
6am- the following morning
Drink another mixture of 1 tbsp of Epsom salt and 1 cup of water. You may be experiencing trips to the bathroom from this time until noon. Watch for the gallstones during this time. They can be easily identified as pea sized (they may appear bigger or smaller) stones that float to the top because of the cholesterol content in each. There are countless pictures of gallstones online that give you an idea of what to look for.
Repeat this flush once every 2 weeks until symptoms improve. Do not try this more than 2 times in a row. Let your body rest for about a month or so until you give it another try. I have personally benefited from this remedy and have since prevented gallstones by maintaining a low-fat diet combined with exercise.