February 13, 2002
How Your Gall Bladder Works
The gall bladder is a hollow inactive organ supplying bile to the
digestive tract that is mainly used to emulsify fats and oils. According
to some natural health experts, the gall bladder can be damaged
- Excessive amounts of fat and oil;
- Large amounts of spice;
- Very cold liquids;
- Cold dairy products
- Planning and thinking ahead all the time
These same writers say the gall bladder
can be protected by:
- Good quality vinegar.
According to these writers, gall bladder problems are often found
in people who are
- Constantly planning
- Hypersensitive to drafts
- Hypersensitive to noises
- Hypersensitive to strong smells.
When the liver is constantly stagnant, sediment often settles out
of the bile and forms accumulations that resemble stones, sand or
mud in the gall bladder.
Symptoms of sediment in the gall bladder:
- Periodic pain below the right side of the rib cage
- Tension in the back of the shoulder near the neck
- Bitter taste in the mouth
- Chest pain.
Gradual Gall Bladder Cleanse
This cleanse takes 21 days and is slower and gentler on the body.
This is the one often recommended for those unsure of how much sediment
or stones they may have. Cleansing two or three times a year ensures
a healthy gall bladder.
During the cleanse, avoid all foods high in fat, meats, dairy,
eggs. Eat unrefined grains, vegetables, fruits and legumes to help
clear the gallbladder.
These foods hasten gallstone removal:
Radish also remove stones, so, for the entire 21 days eat 1-2 radishes
a day between meals and drink three cups of cleavers tea or five
cups of chamomile tea a day.
For every 160 pounds of body weight use five teaspoons of cold-pressed
flax seed oil. Pour the flax oil over your food during one meal
of the day or divide into half and use on two meals. Take the flax
oil six days a week for two months.
Chet Day January 29, 2002