|Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 11:58 am: |
This is my first posting.I have read most of the above postings and your comments with interest. Would you please comment on my situation?
I was just last week diagnosed with gallstones by ultrasound, but willnot see the physician until Jan 8.
I have had digestion difficlties since summer of 2001; following a booster immunization for Hep A (for travelling in China and Thailand). After consultaion with a naturopath I used a number of remedies which relieved the symptoms but never cured them. I eat a carfully chosen diet of unrefined foods, not all organic, but mostly, make my own bread, no meat, lots of fish and tofu. It would seem, therefore that my gallstones may be caused by the overload of stress in my life over the past 3 years.
After consulting some books and your site, I chose Saturday to do a flush. I ate green organic apples, drank organic apple juice, cleavers tea, and at 7:30 began drinking 1 cup or organic olive oil and 1/3 cup of organic lemon juice. Lay on my side most of the night....uncomfortable but I kept it all down.
Next day there was just a normal bowl movement. I broke fast with cleavers tea and at about 2:30 a baked potato. Buy the evening I had to eat; just tofu and veggies.
What happened? Here I am on Monday morning with a cup of olive oil on my hips! I did have some strange symptoms while trying the fast: after I drank the oil I became flushed and warm, which was great because I am usually very cold, also I felt very light and spacey for a while and my skin looks better, not so many fine lines!
What should I do now, I really want to get rid of these gallstones and enjoy my food again?
Thank you and happy holidays from Montreal
|Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2002 - 12:14 am: |
Though it's not 100% likely, it's possible you consumed enough apples and apple juice to reduce the size of the stones so you wouldn't notice them. It's also, of course, possible that you didn't drink quite enough olive oil . . .
I don't know. What is Plan B?
|Posted on Friday, December 27, 2002 - 12:37 pm: |
i'm scheduled for surgery 1/14/03...last week i had a bad attack and since that time i've had no problems at all...could it be that i passed my 1 stone and now my gall bladder is back to normal? i do not want surgery!
|Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 12:51 am: |
It's possible, but it might just be what you ate and how much. What's your hesitation with respect to trying something before the 14th to see if it works?
|Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 11:02 pm: |
I think i have a problem wiyh my gall bladder. my symtoms are(pain in the right upper quadrants, bloating at time after meals,sometimes i have pain under my rifgt arm, when the pain comes my cheeks on my face gets feverish) the pain always acure when i am under stress at work or sometimes just driving in the car.I had an ultra soud done about a year ago and they could not find any stones. sometimes the only releife i get is when i am sleep or just lying flat on my back. does any of these symtoms dound familer to any one.
|Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 08:28 pm: |
I was delighted to stumble into your site Ingrid and find so much valuable information as I prepare to do a liver/gall bladder flush.
I wanted to post and tell you a story that I recently heard from a doctor friend. She said they had operated to remove a gall bladder for stones, cut it open to retrieve the stone as a souvenir for the patient and discovered a liver fluke - not a stone at all!
I'm not sure how a cleanse would work on that one.
Also, an answer to a previously asked question: apple cider vinegar mixed with warm water or apple juice is supposed to help during a stone attack.
|Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 01:12 am: |
Yes, you can see a picture suggesting this possibility. I have also heard that janitorial crews cleaning up operating rooms after surgery often find such evidence on the floor!
|Posted on Monday, January 20, 2003 - 04:35 am: |
I have been diagnosed having gallstones, size measuring 7-12.6 mm in size. Want to avoid the gall bladder removal surgery. So I have started the olive oil/lemon juice flush, alongwith apples and radishes for the rest of the day for 5 days. Please advise if this will be helpful to take out stones of the above mentioned size.
The ultrasound report also says that I have bowel gas in abundance. What would you advise for this problem ? I have pain in my right shoulder also. Is STONE FREE good for gas problem also ?
I would like to buy your product STONE FREE. Tell me how to order it.
|Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 01:11 am: |
Most people will flush out stones easily when they do the olive oil and lemon juice. The many posts to this board along with the archived ones surely ought to provide incentive at least to try a nonsurgical approach before giving up a body part.
As for the intestinal gas, it is usually caused by a lack of proper friendly bacteria. By this, I mean that one needs acidophilus, bifidus, and so forth. There are many reasons for the die-off of friendly bacteria: chlorinated water, antibiotics in food or taken as prescriptions, diarrhea, etc. The second cause for an imbalance between putrefactive and friendly bacteria is insufficient secretion of gastric juices and poor peristalsis. This is common among the same types of persons as those who develop gall stones, i.e., the water or kapha type constitution.
While almost anyone could occasionally have gastric or bowel distress, some people have chronic weakness in the gastrointestinal system. These people benefit by recognizing the weakness and compensating for it by more careful dietary choices and/or supplements.
Stone Free is sold on the main part of the web site. Many people read the bulletin board without visiting the site:
|Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 02:23 am: |
Thanks so much for your reply.
I did visited the site and after reading there about STONE FREE, I want to purchase the product. But while I am clicking on order, it bounces back to the earlier screen. That's why I asked you as to how do I place an order for that. Can it be shipped to India also?
Shall appreciate if you let me know the e-mail or fax where and how it can be ordered.
Ritu (from India)
|Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 01:15 pm: |
You can order by fax. We do ship to India and so far have not had any trouble, but we do not insure the foreign shipments so unless you have a reliable delivery address, it might be challenging. This said, thus far nothing has been lost in the mail to India.
The fax number is 360-779-9677. You need to use whatever codes are necessary for international calls, but this is the U.S. number.
|Posted on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 12:32 am: |
Thanks for your reply. Just wanted to check if there is any other mode of payment other than Credit Card, i.e cheque or e-commerce etc.
Awaiting your reply,
|Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 - 10:49 pm: |
Awaiting your reply on my querry - if there is any other mode of payment for your product STONE FREE, than Credit Card, meaning Cheque or Draft or anything else.
Do reply me soon.
|Posted on Sunday, February 09, 2003 - 10:47 pm: |
I've had an ulrasound performed and it's been determined that I have Gall Stones. I've started taking Stone Free. What is the benefit of Boldo Tea that is frequently mentioned but never explained on these posts. Also please recommend a anti-parasite remedy that I could start. Thanks very much.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 02:54 am: |
Boldo tea tastes a bit like a mint tea (I like it better.) It's carminative and traditionally used for digestion, including gall bladder conditions.
I first learned about it when visiting a Chilean herbalist in Spain. Her son had contracted HIV when challenged by some college classmates to give up his virginity. She put him on artichokes and boldo for three months and the infection, according to her, disappeared completely.
Obviously, I became curious. Boldo is native to Chile so it was not surprising that she understood it so well, but she seemed astonished that I wasn't familiar with it. I love it. It's very aromatic and anything with that much aroma has volatile oils. In this case, the oils relieve gas and stimulate proper digestion of food. A lot of people who do not produce enough hydrochloric acid break food down through fermentation instead of real digestion. This gas causes bloating and belching and distension and usually also bad breath. At minimum, boldo removes some of the gas and odor.
This said, the most recent shipment of boldo that I got was labeled that it should not be used for gall stones. I am still trying to find out why since this is what every textbook and online source recommends. I am still sleuthing it out.
Obviously, I also doubt that boldo cures AIDS. I think the young man who had HIV was probably incredibly healthy (but a bit too vulnerable to peer pressure) and that his own immunity accounted for much of his successful recovery.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 02:32 pm: |
I was just diagnosed with Gall Stones a week ago with an ultra sound. They said mine are quite large. My surgury has not been scheduled. As usual my doctor says the only cure is surgury. I live close to John Hopkins that now does that laser surgery where they don't take the GB out but "break up" the stones with the laser, does anyone know about this?
Also I could use some encouragement with the fast, I'm not sure how it all works and how do I know my stones are gone, will a doctor re perform the Ultrasound?
|Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 10:52 pm: |
Take a bit more time with the posts. There are hundreds of posts archived within the main web site and on the bulletin board -- you will find lots of information if you keep reading.
|Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 06:34 pm: |
I am going to do the flush in a few days. My question is... Will there be pain when the stones pass? Also, this may sound naive, but will they come in the urine or in the stool? If in the urine, will it be painful to urinate? I had an ultrasound a few days ago and I know I have too many stones to count. I am going to get some stone free also. Should I take it before attempting the flush? Thanks for your response.
|Posted on Friday, March 07, 2003 - 02:51 pm: |
Is this board still going? I ended up doing the flush and figured out where the stones pass, although I didn't have any pass as far as I could tell. My stool was dark green and had a really foul odor. Could this have been gall bladder contents? I know that I have multiple stones per an ultrasound. I have some Stone Free on order and would like to avoid surgery. How long would you suggest I wait before doing another flush? I don't think I can stomach it again anytime soon!! Thanks for responding.
|Posted on Saturday, March 08, 2003 - 03:30 pm: |
I am planning on doing the gallbladder flush this weekend and am attempting to do the apple juice fast as well but this is so hard!
I was eating according to the Atkins diet (low carb) for the past 6 weeks and am not able to eat just apples or drink the juice. I am hypoglycemic. I got so shaky on all the sugars I could barely stand it. I gave in and had dinner this evening with some protein and veggies. I did notice that during the day while drinking the apple juice, my side didn't hurt as much. I will keep drinking it and hopefully it will soften things nicely and I will do my first flush Sunday evening. I'll let you know how it goes. After seeing the surgeon today and hearing all the possibilities of injury, I will do anything to save my gallbladder. Even the doctor suggested the flush! I was surprised but she said this works!
Thanks for any advice,
|Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 01:47 am: |
Yes, the board is alive, but I had a lot going on and wasn't checking as often. There are stones that are green, almost black sometimes, that are usually referred to as bile stones and some that are white that are generally called cholesterol stones. You obviously flushed a lot of bile out of your system . . . and answered your own questions.
As I wrote elsewhere, not everyone has stones, but the flush tends to help a number of conditions. I have never passed a stone, but I get emails all the time about people who pass hundreds and hundreds of them. It's almost unimaginable to me, but obviously, it's possible.
If you do not have any symptoms of gall bladder distress, you might wait six months or even five years to do another flush. However, if you have symptoms, it is usually both safe and productive to repeat the flush after two weeks.
|Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 01:50 am: |
As for Lea,
I think there are enough posts on this site to satisfy almost anyone's curiosity, but I might comment that dieting often contributes to gall stone formation. It is one of the best known side effects of radical weight loss programs. You definitely need to assess the trade offs in terms of health and other factors important to you.
Good luck on Sunday!
|Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 10:47 am: |
Thanks so much for your response. I am still having symptoms. I am trying to be diligent about my fat intake. Believe me I know when I have messed up. I will work up the guts to drink that awful stuff again. I appreciate this board with all its information. Thanks so much!!~~Claudine
ps I have been taking the Stone Free and have felt better. Also, I read someplace else that exercise is essential for gallbladder health so I got back to my Pilates and that seems to have helped alot too.
|Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 10:49 am: |
I had tried all of the low fat diets and failed. Atkins was a perfect solution for me and my husband with other health issues. Fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, hypoglycemia and diabetes. I think the low fat diets keep the gallbladder from working at all and it gets sluggish, out of shape and the stones build. Being an even 100 pounds over weight, I had to do something. My husbands blood sugar was almost 300(fasting)! (100 is ideal) 6 weeks into it and things are much improved. Our blood sugars are near normal, I'm off blood pressure meds, I'm down 15 pounds and the energy is up. Then my gallbladder started up again. I've had trouble for years but nothing I couldn't handle. I truly believe once I get my gallbladder in shape again, able to contract and do what it is supposed to do, I will be fine. Going no fat or low fat will just cause it all to happen again. Maybe I'm wrong...just my theory on it all. And as for Atkins or any diet, I can't recommend any of them. Everyone is different and has to be responsible for their own health.
The flush was successful! 200+ stones. I feel so much better. No side pain at all. Awaiting my Stone Free order and calling to cancel my surgery for April. The olive oil was so filling and not fun at all but anything beat surgery. God bless this list and everyone on it, especially you Ingrid. You've saved so many of us....from who knows what! I could list the warnings and what-ifs I got from the surgeon but why... Thanks again, Lea
|Posted on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 12:39 am: |
Thank you both!
I might just add that according to Ayurveda, protein is "vatagenic" meaning air types who consume too much protein will tend to go over the edge in the direction of deranged air (mostly showing in the nervous system but also perhaps as constipation.)
Fats, good quality fats that can be metabolized, stimulate the fire or pitta energy. They also lead to weight loss, but only if they are good oils, like wholesome organic coconut oil or good quality sunflower or sesame oil. It's like fuel: set the carburetor wrong or use bad oil or gas and the engine smokes.
Carbohydrates increase kapha in the body, but they should make up a significant proportion of the food consumed, just not simple carbohydrates like refined sugar and flour. Whole grains and fruit and vegetables also lead to weight loss.
This said, there are many different causes of overweight so the winning strategy will be the one that addresses the underlying cause, not the symptoms.
|Posted on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 03:51 pm: |
I have read numerous websites on Gall Bladder Flushing, and I can say one thing, I am ready to do the flush! It seems logical to me, I was diagnosed with stones the usual way "ULTRASOUND"...
However I phoned my doctor today 17/3/2003 and asked her recommendation she also said it sounded logical...........but she said, what if a Gall Stone gets stuck in one of the ducts? She said I would have to be rushed to hospital, this has now made me a little scared! Can this happen while flushing? Has it happened to anyone?
|Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 - 05:30 am: |
Hi, I am from Chennai, India & I am just 32 years old and a mother of a 4-1/2 yrs old boy. During a health check up last september, I was found to have a stone in the gall bladder measuring 10mm x 7 mm. But as I had no symptoms (except that i bleach if I take some fatty foods) I wanted to try your olive oil therapy but was not willing to start it without consulting a doctor. But none here are aware of olive oil flush. So I went to an ayurvedic practitioner, who diognised me of having pittha and I was on medicines and complete fat free and citrus free diet, for nearly three months (i had boils in my back probably due to the medicines) and after 3 months the ayurvedic doctor said that the pittha levels have come and that I can ignore the stone as I do not have any pain. However as I was not convinced I took another ultra sound only to find the stone now measuring 12.5 mm. The doctors here suggest that as the stone seems to be growing in size, i have to get my gall bladder removed by laproscopy, even if i do not have any symptoms. I do not want to go in for laproscopy, can u kindly suggest possible course of action taking into account the size of the stone (12.5mm).
|Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 12:58 am: |
June and our Lady from India,
Please read the other posts (including what is archived in the main part of this site) because all these questions have been answered by others. Also, if you look at the picture on the home page and the special pages devoted to the flush, you can easily see the sizes of the stones that are flushed out. Many people have written about passing hundreds of stones in a single flush.
Start: http://www.kitchendoctor.com -- then follow the links.
|Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 02:18 pm: |
Hello, I was wondering if you could help me possibly? I have been having intermittetent pains on my right side, beginning above my hip bone, but traveling anywhere from belly button area to under right rib cage, but all stay on right side. I have been to the ER 3x when the pains get bad enough, and have had enough tests to find just about anything. Well, the dr's can find NOTHING! No gall stones, no inflammed appendix, nothing but a small ovarian cyst. My grandmother has had her gallbladder removed, but this was many years ago. I am afraid that I may have a gallbladder problem, but am unsure. Would it hurt me to do the flush? I generally eat quite well and stay away from fried foods as I do not care for them. I know that I have some digestive problems; gassiness, occasional bloating, but do not know if this is all related or not. HELP!
|Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 01:35 am: |
Generally, the flush will not hurt anyone but the question is whether or not it will help. It sounds to me like you either have weak output of gastric secretions and therefore poor digestion or that you might have parasites or a pocket somewhere with gas, like a twist in the colon. It might be possible that the cyst is causing this, but it's curious that the doctors are not zeroing in on anything. Maybe you need an internist rather than someone from ER?
|Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 11:12 am: |
I am going to see a naturopathic pharmacist in a few weeks, but you are suggesting an internist. I am going to see a Gastro next week, so if I get no relief, I will go to the internist. I just get vague pains, mostly on my right side, but I have gotten them on my left. I have a really good book called, "Healthy Digestion the Natural Way," and alot of the symptoms of low stomach acid apply to me. I hate to try to treat it myslef, but I have to get up the guts to say something to the gastro when I go. Should I take the book with me? Would that offend them? I am sorry that I am rambling, but I am happy to have someone to vent to. Thank you for your help and advice. I enjoy your site. My parents have taken many courses and retreats on ayurvedic, and strongly believe in it. I will keep checking your site for more info. Thanks!
|Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2003 - 11:43 pm: |
If a patient brought a book along when consulting me, I would read into this behavior a keen desire for factual information and realize the patient had no intention of going home with a prescription for pain relief (which not being a doctor, I wouldn't be writing, but my point is the behavior would be construed as "intelligent patient wants intelligent answer.")
My experience with internists is that they are analytical . . . ergo my reason for suggesting you see someone who really knows how to ask questions and scratch his or her own head!
|Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2003 - 12:23 pm: |
Well, here I am after my first visit to the gastro. He said that I have IBS, as I thought I might. I guess that mine is just one of the more severe cases. He did write me a prescription, which I haven't filled yet, but may just to have. I am not sure. He was very helpful...and I forgot the book! Anyway, so now I am trying all I can to work through this diagnosis...Any advice for people with IBS? I know that I am on the gall bladder site...sorry!
|Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2003 - 01:57 pm: |
This is not really a gall bladder site. It's one page of a bulletin board that is part of a site with hundreds of pages!
Kitchen Doctor is intended to help people prevent illness by understanding the causes better so they can take the measures needed to have health.
In this regard, irritable bowel syndrome is a suitable subject, but should probably be created as a separate discussion. I'll set that up and comment there.
|Posted on Monday, April 14, 2003 - 07:51 pm: |
I have an ultrasound scheduled for the 21st based on all the classic symptoms for stones, however, after looking on this site I've basically been very careful about what I eat, am drinkign lots of water and apple juice for the past several weeks and wanted to know if it's common for people to still do the flush before the ultrasound and if the fast is necessary part before the flush. I've been taking the stonefree, approximately 8-10 a day for a week. Thanks,
|Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 - 09:53 am: |
I have had 2 attacks a year apart and the doctor has me scheduled for surgery this week after my last attack! I mentioned the flush technique and he did not know about it. Anyway Ive been reading up on the gall stones now for 2 days and I am determined not to have surgery based on the ultrasound and the blood tests (confirming that I have some stones).
I am just amazed at doctors in this day and age of the internet that they are so objective to anything but surgery.
Let me also tell you that this doctor had me scheduled for surgery bfore I even had the ultra sound!!! Amazing but true...
Well I will do the flush this weekend and try not to eat any Easter eggs!
Thanks for the info very informative.
PS: I will write again and let the other readers know how it goes. I also am a very sceptical person, even about the flush but I figure natural should always come before the knife..
|Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - 09:45 pm: |
P.S. tay especially away from the chocolate eggs!
|Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2003 - 09:08 am: |
I have had my galbladder removed (it was non-functional.......... would fill and just expand with just a trickle released, a "strawberry gb" no mater what was tried, it would not contract!) My question is, I would like to try the flush for the health of my liver and was wondering if it is ok to do w/o the gb? Thanks!
|Posted on Friday, April 18, 2003 - 11:54 pm: |
If you try it, will you let us know?
|Posted on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 06:16 pm: |
I've been having abdominal pain after eating stewed tomatoes, onions, black pepper, eggs, fatty foods, chili powder. I recently ate a banana as a snack (it was all I ate)and had terrible pain. Peppermint tea seems to help a little. Does this sound like gallstones or something else?
Sometimes, when I roll to one side in the night, abdominal pain wakes me up. I don't think it's on the right side, but it's more in the middle, above my belly button.
I did a gall bladder flush 2 1/2 years ago and passed about 50 stones. I'm wondering if I should order some Stone Free to try.
Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated!
|Posted on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 11:54 pm: |
The specific foods you mentioned suggest deranged fire energy so that you stir up a tempest when you eat fiery foods.
If the symptoms are completely related to what you eat, you might try to balance the fire energies in your body. However, if you give up these foods and still have problems, then you need to ask a lot of questions about what might be going on.
If it doesn't go away, I'd definitely have the situation evaluated.
|Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 12:37 am: |
Your site is amazing I discovered it today 06/05/03 while trying to find an alternative to surgery. I had my first "attack" on Monday 28/4/03 (am) thought I was going to die, the pain was so intense (child birth was a breeze in comparison). After 3 hours of excruciating pain I drove to Casualty where I was given morphine for the pain and later had an ultrasound that showed I had a gallstone. It is very unusual for me to take any "conventional" medication, however I was so scared I was prepared to do whatever was suggested. My next attack happen on Sunday 04/05/03 (am) once again. This time I tried to deal with it myself before resorting to pain killers. I went to the Dr's today 06/05/03 and have an appointment for another Ultrasound on 16/5/03, however by then I hope to have no stones left. Coincidently I stared drinking Apple juice on Monday 28/4/03 and have been drinking at least 2 litres a day since. I will now start the fast today and the flush on Friday night. I will let you know how it goes. BTW I had some unusual bowel movements during my recent attacks that I now put down to expelling the stones (greeny black and a horrible odour).
Thankyou once again for providing such a wonderful website. Sue (Darwin NT Australia)
|Posted on Friday, May 09, 2003 - 03:24 pm: |
I had a severe gall bladder attack about 6 months ago, but at the time I had no clue what the pain was coming from. I thought it may be a severe acid problem due to extreme burning sensations right under the ribs, and right side of the chest(which was the gallbladder itself).
I went to the doctor and she didn't know what it could be, and because of my questions about it being acid, she gave me some prescription antacid (nexuim) and sent me home. The next day I ate the same thing I had eaten the day prior not realizing the food was directly affecting the pain. This time the pain was undescribably excruciating, it lasted for approximately 14-18 hours which I found odd seeing as the typical spell is 1-2 hours. Well out if desperation I was eating antacid like it was candy, and forcing myself to bring the food back up.
Suffice to say I visited the hospital in the middle of the night. The first doctor obviously didn't take my pain as an indication of what my ailment was. So he fed me 2 pills (buscopan) and told me to wait and see if it did anything. After an hour he comes back, and with no improvements he decides to feed me something he called "pink lady" which was going to numb me internally. Upon swallowing it, my mouth went numb in seconds, and my tongue was useless. Again an hour passes by, and no improvements, so he says "I'll give you 4 buscopan, and send you home". So he feed me 4 more and I was supposed to pack it in, and go home.
Well out of desperation I tell a nurse that is passing by that I am in major pain, and would she please let me see another doctor. So she gets me a "specialist" who asks me a few questions about my pain. Lays me down and presses directly on my gall bladder and asks "does this hurt?" as I scream which evidently answers his question. So he finally gets to the bottom of it, gives me some demerol for the pain, sets me up with some tests for the following day, and sends me home.
To make an already long story shorter. The pain continued well into the next day where I was laying in a hospital bed waiting for my operation at midnight when a specialist came down to check me several hours before the operation. He poked around my gall bladder and asked me where it hurt. I told him the pain had finally gone away, so they decided to wait until I was in extreme pain AGAIN before they operated. So they sent me home with basic understanding of what a gall bladder was, and sheet that told me what I can and can't eat.
After the whole incident a family member told me about the cleanses which I was more than happy to try. I did a cleanse that included drinking epsom salts (from what I understand dialate passages and open the valves so that stones can freely pass) and drinking olive oil, and grapefruit juice mixed together. This cleanse has produced incredible results every time I've done it. The first time I did the cleanse I must have passed close to a hundred pea sized stones, and a few stones twice as big as a pea.
I have done this cleanse 6 or more times now, and every time I've passed quite significant sized stones along with the usual small or sandy type stones. I also never had problems with the gall bladder again until a week ago where I had an attack eating the same type of food I ate that initially brought the whole thing on. Coincidentally it was a microwaved hot dog that brought on the complications. Which made me wonder after reading Ingrid mention microwaved foods...especially a low quality meat that was microwaved.
Now I was wondering if there's something natural that might fight an infection in the gall bladder like teas etc? I have read a fair amount about gall bladders getting infected, and the complications it could bring. And I suspect this time around my gall bladder might me irritated, inflamed, and infected by the way it feels. And I don't think any doctor would like to hear that I am looking for an anti-inflammatory for my gall bladder that I cleanse myself.
|Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2003 - 02:29 pm: |
Interesting, both of you!
All I can say is that practitioners (and doctors) will not be able to retire until we are finished with microwave ovens!
I'm sure you've read enough posts to know that the flushes often continue to produce results even after several rounds. There are some good teas, including pipsissewa.
There are also some essential oils that must be used very cautiously: one drop in a glass of water per day. Lemon is nice. The oils must be therapeutic grade.
You can also try extracts of pipsissewa or boldo or culver's root.
|Posted on Sunday, July 27, 2003 - 11:20 am: |
This thread is now continued as Part VII