What are gallstones?
Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder. Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver. The gallbladder holds a digestive fluid called bile that’s released into your small intestine.
Gallstones, which can be as small as a grain of salt or as large as a quail egg, can cause some serious problems. They can block ducts inside the organ, causing the gallbladder to become inflamed. Even worse, when a gallstone passes out of the gallbladder duct and into the main bile duct, it can lead to a bile duct infection that can ultimately cause inflammation of the pancreas.
To avoid the occurrence of gallstones, you must have a good diet and it is important regularly consuming right foods needed to maintain a clean and functional gallbladder. The biggest benefit we get from fruits and vegetables is that they are antioxidants. But remember do not overdo it. Everything that is consumed is helpful but all in its limits.
There are two types of gallstones
- Cholesterol stones made up of hardened cholesterol are usually yellow-green. 80 percent of gallstones are cholesterol stones.
- Pigment stones made of bilirubin are small, dark stones. Their cause is uncertain although they tend to occur in people with cirrhosis, biliary tract infections and hereditary blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia – these conditions cause too much bilirubin to form.
Now we offer you a few helpful tips for preventing gallstones and recipe to remove the gallstones without surgery and applies to both types of gallstones:
The first thing you have to do is “Drink fresh fruit and vegetable juices”!
To prevent the occurrence of gallstones, drink juices made from freshly squeezed fruit and vegetables. The gallbladder and the liver work together simultaneously to remove the toxins that have entered the body. If one of these vital organs shuts down due to the accumulation of toxins or poor diet, cholesterol can crystallize and form gallstones.
Juices from natural fresh fruits and vegetables can help to reduce inflammation that may occur throughout the body as well as cleanse the liver and gallbladder.
Freshly squeezed apple juice, rich in pectin, will help to soften and break the existing gallstones, as well as prevent the re-occurrence of the gallstones.
Celery, lemons, tomatoes and turnips are also an excellent source of fresh juice after they have been soaked for one day.
If you are experiencing pain in the gall bladder, this quick and easy recipe will reduce or eliminate the pain. Just take one teaspoon of the mixture every hour during the day until the pain disappears. To make the mixture, simply mix all of the ingredients listed below:
– 1 large organic raw beets, washed and finely grated (if it’s organic, do not peel)
– Juice of half a lemon
– 2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil
-1 tablespoon honey
Note: If you do not have the flax seed oil you can temporarily use extra-virgin olive oil.