Gallstones:

 

• Stones in the gallbladder are referred to as gallstones

• There are two types of gallstones:

   o Cholesterol stone

   o Pigment stone

• Cholesterol stones are more common

   o They can vary in size from a small grain to the size of a big golf ball

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Pain in the upper abdomen

• Pain may be short lived or for may stay for longer

• Backache

• Pain between the shoulder blades

• Nausea

• Vomiting

• Yellowing of skin and eyes

• Indigestion

 

Causes:

 

• Bile is a digestive fluid, which is stored in the gallbladder. Excess cholesterol in bile results in     

  formation  of stones. This may happen due to:

   o Consuming excessive junk food

   o Being overweight

   o Sudden loss of weight due to crash diet or starvation

 

Natural home remedy using apple juice and apple cider vinegar:

 

1. Take 1 glass of apple juice

2. Add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar

3. Mix well

4. Drink once everyday

 

Natural home remedy using pear juice and honey:

 

1. Take ½ glass of hot water

2. Add ½ glass of pear juice

3. Add 2 tbsp of honey

4. Mix well

5. Drink 3 times a day

 

Natural home remedy using beetroot, cucumber and carrot:

 

1. Take raw beet juice

2. Add an equal amount of cucumber juice

3. Add an equal amount of carrot juice

4. Mix them all

5. Drink 2 times a day

 

Tips:

 

• Consume citrus foods and apples liberally as these are rich in pectin,which is affective against gallstones

• Avoid refined food like:

   o White flour

   o Artificial sweeteners

   o Poultry products

   o Red meat

   o Ice cream

   o Eggs

• Include turmeric in the diet

• Reduce intake of carbohydrates

• Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day