Fresh vegetable juices as mentioned above (beet and cucumber
Drink lots of water - very important
Garlic and garlic oil
Grapes and freshly pressed grape juice (organic grapes only) are
Apples particularly including apple juice
apricots, berries, casaba melons, currants, figs, guavas, lemons,
Cottage cheese - lowfat
Radishes help to dissolve gallstones but may cause some discomfort.
Do not use them until your symptoms are gone and then only if they
do not disagree with you.
Foods to Avoid for Gallstones:
Same list above for general gallbladder problems above. Take special
note of the foods most likely to cause gallbladder attacks:
NOTE: green beans are not classified as beans.
For Relief from Pain
Seed Tea Recipe
Boil 1 Tbsp of organic flax seeds in 2 1/2 cups of water for 5
minutes. Steep 10 minutes. Strain and sip slowly. Buy organic flax
seed from your local health food store.
Cucumbers and/or cucumber juice
The Beet Recipe - see below
Maria Ellicot suggests aloe vera juice for gallbladder pain.
TO AVOID / FATS TO INCLUDE
Diet After Gallbladder Surgery:
you will read the page on gallbladder disease and how you got into
trouble in the first place you will begin to understand that
gallbladder surgery is not the answer to the underlying
problem. This is not to say that surgery is sometimes necessary and
can be helpful with the pain and other symptoms. The most common
question asked on this site is why there is still pain/symptoms
after gallbladder removal. Your diet needs to be changed with or
without possessing a gallbladder, if you have had any form of
gallbladder disease. So follow the dietary recommendations for
gallbladder problems of any kind.
Fats to Avoid and Fats to Include:
Most important is to avoid fried foods, fatty foods
and particular types of fats like trans fats, hydrogenated fats,
partially-hydrogenated fats (read your labels) and saturated fats.
(Order my newsletter on Good Fats vs Bad Fats for more in-depth
Include essential fatty acids such as flax oil or borage oil.
Depending on how severe or acute your gallbladder problem is at the
moment, even this may not be possible for you. Experiment slowly.
You may have to do a gallbladder starter kit or gallbladder attack
kit or gallbladder stone kit before you can add these. Most people,
however, are able to eat small amounts. It shouldn't take more than
a week on the products before you feel relief enough to try this. If
you have used the beet recipe, you have found that those three
ingredients in combination do not cause problems but help to move
the stagnation in the gallbladder. I generally advise adding a
teaspoon of flax oil with vinegar or lemon juice to salads as a
dressing. If you are in pain, you may be able to eat only the green
soup recipe for a few days.
Treatment for Gallbladder Pain
1 large organic
or beetroot (raw) washed (not peeled unless not organic) and
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 Tbsps flax oil
(Flax oil is by far the superior choice here as it is an
essential fatty acid, but if you only have extra-virgin
cold-pressed olive oil in the house, you can subsitute it
Take one teaspoon of mixture every hour throughout the day.
On day two and three make a fresh batch using ¼ of a large
Take one teaspoon of mixture 3 to 4 times a day or more.
Make this mixture to add to your salads frequently or eat
alone as above 2 or 3 times a week. This will keep the bile
thin and moving. Note: If you cannot get organic beets, be
sure to peel them. Otherwise, use the peel as well.
Beets in any form are an excellent food for both the liver
and the gallbladder.
Eat your regular meals throughout this period, striving to
eat lots of fresh vegetables, good fats and to avoid refined
sugars and processed foods.
Green Soup Recipe for Relief of Gallbladder
One bunch parsley
3 medium zucchini
½ lb. Green beans
5 stalks celery
Steam together for 8-10 minutes.
Or partially steam and boil in ½ cup water.
If you have a steamer, you retain more nutrients and flavor
with that method.
Puré in a blender.
NOTE: THIS SOUP IS NOT FOR A GALLBLADDER ATTACK! Use the
products (Phos Drops) or the Flax Seed Tea. Liquids are best
during an attack. You could try the Beet Recipe. Many find
it helps, but others do better with just liquids. It is
wonderful for relief from all sorts of gastric disturbances
such as stomach pain, gas, and indigestion. I do not add any
fat or salt to this recipe. It can be used anytime but is
particularly useful as a three day fast with nothing else
but water. It is both nourishing and easy to digest. You can
alter the amounts to taste. More beans add more sweetness.
Cotton or wool t-shirt you can do
it bare skin but you have to be careful you don’t burn
You will use the bag from
the enema/douche/water bag for this that you bought from
Wal-Mart. You will fill it with
very hot water and place it over your liver for 15-45
minutes-twice a day. Soaking the cotton
cloth or wool cloth with castor oil or putting on your bare
Remember this is messy so have
towels under you. when you are done rub the oil off.