If you’ve been suffering from acute gallstone attacks and are considering gallbladder surgery, these natural remedies may eliminate gallstones and your need to go under the knife.
What Are Gallstones?
Gallstones start out as bile, which help digest fats. Bile is stored in the gallbladder for the liver to use when it needs it but can sometimes harden into stones. The pain is felt when one or more stones block the duct that brings bile from the gallbladder to the liver. Gallstones can occur in anybody but those who are overweight tend to experience them more. Other factors including family history, diet, menopause and medication can contribute to the development of gallstones.
Dangers Of Gallbladder Surgery
Over half a million people a year undergo gallbladder surgery. Though the gallbladder is not considered vital for survival, gallbladder surgery has been linked to severe side effects such as bloating, diarrhea, nausea and severe difficulty digesting fats. Gallbladder surgery has even been linked to the eventual development of cancer.
If you’re looking to avoid gallbladder surgery, you have some natural options to help eliminate gallstones.
Diet plays a major role here. Decrease your intake of animal fats, which are difficult for your system to digest. Increase your intake of raw fruits and vegetables, which are rich in soluble fiber. Also, increase your water intake.
Vitamin C has been reported to be effective in changing cholesterol into bile, which helps stones dissolve on their own. The supplement lecithin is also helpful in helping to dissolve gallstones.
The need for gallbladder surgery can also be eliminated by the use of a liver flush. There are varying methods to do this. For more information, check out: http://www.sensiblehealth.com/Journey-01.xhtml
The Healing Arts
Massage can be beneficial in helping to heal and regulate the digestive system. Massage stimulates the body’s natural digestive enzymes and may reduce gallstone discomfort. For more information on how massage can benefit your digestive health, check out my blog here.
Yoga is also effective in improving digestion naturally as the slow, fluid movements of this art massage the internal organs and induce relaxation. For more on how yoga can benefit your digestive health, check out my article here.
I hope these suggestions help you avoid gallbladder surgery and usher you into a healthy, pain free world!