Natural Treatment for Gallstones
When treating any illness, it’s important to find out what the cause/s are first. Many medical doctors decide not too find, or worry about the cause of an illness, but rather just remove the symptoms through medication or surgery. The end result generally leaves the patient free from pain and discomfort, which leads the patient feeling they have been cured or fully treated of their illness, unfortunately that is not always the case, as is the story with gall stones.
It’s important to note that gallstones aren’t something you may get as a symptom of getting older, caused by your genetics, or just one of those things that happens to ‘some’ people. Gallstones can form as a result of a chemical imbalance in the body which makes cholesterol in the bile less soluble and form into stone-like particles. Gallstones can also form as a result of poor gut health, which is overloaded with bad bacteria and parasites.
There are many triggers which can cause the body’s chemical imbalance to occur, and for gut health to become a breeding ground for bad bacteria and parasites, which leads to unhealthy bile, and they are all a direct result of poor diet and lifestyle choices. Poor nutrition, taking medicine/drugs, consuming toxic foods, diet high in sugar, and having poor lifestyle choices (i.e., smoking) all lead to an un-healthy liver.
The health of your liver plays a huge roll in the prevention and treatment of gallstones as both the liver and the gallbladder work together. One of the main functions of the liver is to produce bile which is needed in the digestion of fats. This bile is passed into the gallbladder where it is stored until needed and then is slowly released to break down and digest consumed fats. It’s this bile, which if un-healthy will form into gallstones within the gallbladder.
Un-fortunately for many people, they don’t realise that their dietary and lifestyle choices have been the cause of their gallstones and with doctor’s recommendation will have them surgically removed. This does not address the problem, even though surgery will remove the gallstones the body will still be in an un-healthy state, the bile will be unhealthy, and the chances of gallstone re-forming will most likely occur. Its one thing to have gallstones surgically removed, but another to have your whole gallbladder removed.
Having any organ removed is definitely going to have negative effects on the body’s function; however the gallbladder isn’t an organ that you need to live, unlike your heart. Because of this, gallbladder removal for ‘treatment’ of gallstones is extremely common, but once again, this doesn’t solve the problem; in-fact having your gallbladder removed will leave you in worse health than if you have surgery alone just to remove the stones.
The gallbladder may not be an organ that keeps you alive, but it’s definitely an organ that keeps you healthy. Without a gallbladder your body doesn’t have any way of efficiently digesting fats, as that is the roll of the gallbladder. Although it’s the liver that produces the bile, it’s the gallbladder which slowly releases bile when needed for digestion. The tube which doctors use to replace the gallbladder does not hold and release bile in the way a gall bladder naturally would. As a result, practically every person who has had their gallbladder removed is un-able to eat high-fat meals, and as fat is an extremely important macronutrient for our bodies to stay healthy, it’s a sure sign that there will be other health issues that come into play later in life because of their deficiencies within the body.
The other issue that occurs with gallbladder removal is that this does not treat gallstones; it only removes them and their symptoms. The same problem comes into play as with having gallstone surgery, the body will still be in an un-healthy state if dietary and lifestyle choices remain the same. Just because the body may not have a gallbladder, that doesn’t eliminate the possibility of the body ever forming more gallstones, because the gallbladder isn’t the problem, diet and lifestyle is.
Gallstones can form within the tube that acts as a replacement for the gallbladder after it has been removed, which makes it even harder to try and naturally remove them and avoid further surgery.
There are many books and many articles on the natural treatment of gallstones which will allow the stones to pass through the body as would a stool. The natural treatment of gallstones has also had much success with those who have tried it. However, it is always important to consult a medical professional prior to attempting a natural detox for removing gallstones as other health issues could come into play which may mean that the detox could be more harmful to you than good.
A good example of this is if you don’t have a gallbladder, but have gallstones trapped in the tube. Many of the detox recipes include a high content of fat, such as olive oil. If the body doesn’t have a gallbladder fat is not going to be accepted well, it could lead to projectile vomiting, explosive diarrhea and will not assist in the natural removal of gallstones. However, if the gallbladder hasn’t been removed, the body will still be able to process the fats and will help in lubricating the gallstones so they flow out of the gallbladder and eventually being eliminated via a stool.
There are many sites and books out there with recipes which can be tried for a natural approach to removing gallstones, one site which I’m familiar with is curezone.com