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Are Supplements Beneficial for Gallbladder Disease?

If you swallow a fish oil capsule and you burp immediately afterward you can rest assured the product is rancid. The biggest problem for manufacturers of any oil product is rancidity. We also all know from our research on the benefits of raw food that heat destroys valuable enzymes. Even flax which was thought to be an acceptable source of Omega-3 for vegans is mostly rancid when encapsulated. That is why we find most quality flax oil products in the refrigerator at your local health food stores.

Research has shown that although flax has many valuable properties and has therapeutic benefits for gallbladder disease, especially when the fresh seeds are made into a tea, it does not supply us with the all important long chain fatty acids that we need to get the anti-inflammatory result we are looking for from an Omega-3 supplement. Omega-3s must be in the form of a marine lipid to be a true natural anti-inflammatory option for us. The product I refer to also includes in its proprietary formulation two extra ingredients: organic cold extracted grape seek husk extract and kiwifruit seed oil which are both powerful antioxidants and act as an all natural preservative. There are no fillers or excipients in Moxxor. See my video presentation on the subject at MoxxArt.com.

For additional gallbladder supplementation and dietary recommendations I refer my clients directly to the gallbladderattack.com. I do not have a business arrangement with them but they are a group that I feel has vast knowledge of gallbladder disease. The products they offer come from reliable professional sources from many different manufacturers and are instrumental in thinning bile and aiding digestion.

GallbladderAttack.com provides specific brands of products from sources that I like very much and have used in my practice as well. I have been trained on several of their product lines. It is clear that they have performed well for them in their practice as you will see from the comments from actual users. You will find at their extensive website that they have put together various gallbladder kits. These kits along with Omega-3 supplementation I have described above are all extremely valuable in the clinical nutrition approach to the treatment of gallbladder disease. I would suggest ordering their Gallbladder starter kit to begin with, which includes digestive enzymes, organic beet root capsules, and bile salts, from Earths Pharmacy, Nutritionals, O.P.O., OrthoPhosphoric Acid drops from Progressive Laboratories, Inc., and Hydrochloric Acid capsules, from Premier Research Labs. Check the ingredients if you are vegan as several use animal products in them. You will need to weigh your options here against your ethics and belief system as gallbladder disease is a serious condition and the alternative to clinical nutrition may indeed be surgery if you will not use anything with animal ingredients. The gallbladder starter kit along with the 30 day meal plan (which is primarily vegan) and recipes will get your healing protocol off to a great start.

When you and your doctor or practitioner determine the next steps regarding your personal condition you can then proceed and incorporate other options, again this will depend on your diagnosis. Gallbladderattack.com does have a gallstone kit which includes a specific gallstone and sludge removal protocol which you will want to do only with your doctors approval. A consultation with one of their practitioners would be very important at this point as there are various factors and complications that even your traditional MD might not see or know about. This is sad but all too true which leads us to know in our hearts that the marriage of Easter and Western medicine can only inure to everyone’s benefit.

One of the major difficulties in the beginning of a gallbladder diet is getting enough protein. Proteins present problems for clinicians and patients because they always come with fats which are often not tolerated during an acute phase of gallbladder disease or following a gallbladder attack. At GallbladderAttack.com you will find they offer a specially formulated, rice protein shake, which comes in both chocolate and vanilla, that has been designed with gallbladders and livers in mind. This product is not available in stores and needs to be ordered from their website or another site that offers the Apex product line. This shake contains special herbs that support bile flow and gallbladder and liver function and at the same time, the rice protein is hypo-allergenic and easy on most to digest. It also contains MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) which are absorbed directly by the cells of the gut lining, and converted immediately into energy. This rice protein shake product is from Apex Energetics and is called Clearvite. It is recommended that 1 scoop be mixed with up to 8 ounces of water, juice or rice milk. You can use it 1 to 3 times a day if you like or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Be sure to mix it very well or use a blender. The use of cows milk or soy milk is not recommended with this product.

Depending on how severe or acute your gallbladder problem is at the moment, some supplements and or recipes may not be possible for you to handle at all. You may just need to proceed for a few days on only organic grapes as a cleanse perhaps with the flax tea. Then you can add green soup and beet recipe which can be found in Part 1 of this series. Grapes are a wonderful food and you can have them as a meal as long as you do not combine them with other foods. The three recipes I have discussed and shared in Part 1 actually help to move the stagnation in the gallbladder and help your body to begin the healing process naturally, however if you are still in pain, you may be able to eat only the green soup recipe for a few days. When you begin supplementation with the Omega-3 I recommend or any of the supplements in the Gallbladder starter kit, causes distress, put it aside for a while and reintroduce it as you heal. I find taking the digestive enzyme in the kit very beneficial with the recipes and the supplements as well. Most people are able to eat small amounts of the recipes recommended. It shouldn’t take more than a week on the recipes before you can add the supplements and special Clearvite shake I have mentioned here before you feel relief.

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Celeste Yarnall

Celeste Yarnall, PhD shares musings on myriad of topics at her Celestial Musings Blog. She is the author of The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care with Jean Hofve, DVM and Paleo Dog. Celeste is an actress/producer/activist/writer and keynote speaker. She and her husband Nazim Artist created the Art of Wellness Collection and are the producers of Femme: Women Healing the World. They live in Los Angeles, California with their beloved Tonkinese cats. Join Celeste at her website or on Facebook.

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3:23PM PST on Jan 16, 2013

good to know

8:40AM PST on Dec 6, 2012

Thank you Celeste, for Sharing this!

7:30AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

great info here , if you have the time please check out this little lens i have made covering similar subjects

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thanks guys :D

3:54PM PST on Mar 6, 2012

I recently encountered some gallbladder trouble as well, I wanted to treat my symptoms but most of the supplements I found were unnatural and in pill form, I found a remedy online called Gallbladder Complete which is all natural and helped more then just my gallbladder. Check it out here http://www.gallbladdercomplete.com/

4:01AM PST on Jan 18, 2012

I use Moxxor for myself and dogs and have found it to be a lot better than anything I have found in quality omega 3's. It made visible differences to the dogs we trialled it on within mere days - big differences - suddenly a dog acting slow and 'old' at the young age of 6 was jumping around like a puppy again, and people I know who've who tried it notice a difference with arthritic pain from day 2 or 3.
I spent a long time searching for a cold-extracted omega 3 oils, because it is known within the natural rearing dog community the harm the heat in the processing does, and when Moxxor was mentioned to me I took my time and looked into it thoroughly but am v glad I tried it and have to say that everything about the company and product sits right with me and it does work, o.k. it would be nice if it were a bit cheaper, but it's a fact I'm afraid, that you get what you pay for quality-wise, and cold extraction is a costlier process than the ones which use heat.

2:55AM PST on Jan 18, 2012

Useful to hear this sort of practical stuff.

1:25PM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Thank you for the positive feedback everyone! I thought long and hard about recommending any brand names here but I cannot in good consciousness recommend something that I don’t have first hand experience with. I treat you all like you are my good friends and merely share with you in that spirit what I take and put in my own body. JUST a list of ingredients or supplment types is not really helpful as people will usually make a choice based on price and don’t have direct access to the companies sources for ingredients nor access to their formulators. For example sending you out to buy the Big Box store brand of fish oil for omega-3 would probably put your gallbladder into attack mode when MOXXOR I know first hand soothes it. I take it everyday... 3 x daily..I’m sure there are other brands that offer quality products but how can I know that if I have not taken them and have yet to find one that is not rancid? This article is more of a clinical nutrition approach to the gallbladder problem and knowing who makes what and what they put into the products has taken me nearly 20 years to learn and now I am confident enough about my choices to share them. Take from my work and writing what you can use and throw the rest out, that’s my motto! I sincerely hope this blog which is my labor of love is helpful to you. You all and hopefully being of help to you are the reason I write it! xxoo

9:16AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Thanks

5:49AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

The greatest benefits are for the peddlers of these supplements.

6:45PM PST on Jan 16, 2012

I really was expecting to find a list of beneficial vitamins and/or herbs on one of these pages. Instead, I find a three page defense of the author's choice of products. That's fine. I may even check out the website mentioned - gallbladderattack.com. But I'll have my eyes open and a tight grip on my credit card.

It seems more and more of these Care2 blogs are here to promote a product of some sort rather than providing helpful information. It's, to say the least, a bit disappointing.

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