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Best & Worst Foods for Gallbladder Disease

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Foods to avoid for general gallbladder disease:

Eggs (Research showed that eggs have caused symptoms in up to 95 percent of patients. We don’t know however if the eggs used in this research were factory-farmed or the better choice of free range and organic but this is always the problem with clinical trials and tests. For right now try substituting flax seed gel in recipes that require eggs for the “glue” that holds things together. For example 1 TBSP ground flax seed to 3 TBSP hot water will congeal into a nice gel. Let cool and add to your recipe.)
Fowl (turkey, chicken and again we assume the culprits are factory farmed but again let’s err on the side of caution and avoid these foods for now)
Dairy (pasteurized) milk, cheese, and cream. (I personally have found raw dairy to not be a problem but again we are all different and have different philosophies, so proceed with caution)
Gluten and grains in general such as wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, etc.
Coffee, regular or decaf
Oranges, grapefruit
Trans fats, Hydrogenated, partially-hydrogenated oils, vegetable oils
Fried Foods
Saturated fats (it’s best to even avoid my favorite fat for just about everything, coconut oil until feeling better)
Red meats
Spicy foods
Ice cream
Black tea
Alcohol, beer, wine, liqueur
Fruit juice
Carbonated water
Tap water
Cabbage, cauliflower
Colas and all sodas
Oats (for some people)
Avoid all artificial sweeteners, sugar, preservatives, refined and bleached foods (like white flour)
Avoid smoking as it can exacerbate the symptoms
Avoid all possible food allergens

Are there foods good for our gallbladder? tell us that these dietary suggestions are not the food bible because we are all so different but are just some sound guidelines as to what many people have found to be beneficial. You can try the foods on the next list, one a time, to determine what you can tolerate. Then take a look at the list above and experiment cautiously with what you may be able to introduce again without having a relapse.

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3:13AM PST on Mar 2, 2015

I am 21 years old and have had problems with my
gallbladder since I was 19. Now I do everything I can to treat this disease. Thank you for the information and useful article

10:34AM PST on Feb 7, 2015

Fyi .. I'm 44 never gallbladder problems but recently on amoxicillin for sinus infection and read amoxicillin can bring on a gallbladder attack .... Found out while rehydrating so can Gatorade ... Ugh . Had first gallbladder attack .1 am in morning after 5 days on amoxicillin felt like a mule kicked me hard on my right side Took dandelion root tea and milk thistle capsules and did warm hot compress with castor oil .. Still in a bit o pain 4 hours later but much better with herbs and castr oil pack ( outside right side of belly) ps still have Alitalia pain

8:47PM PDT on Sep 30, 2014


5:26AM PDT on Aug 6, 2014

arghhhhh, I meant stones, I have LOTS and the meds are called Atorvastatin

5:24AM PDT on Aug 6, 2014

It is a COMMON fact that the removal of the gallbladder is one of the MOST conducted surgeries in Germany, and 3/4 of them are NOT necessary. It is a cheap surgery and brings lots of moolah to the hospitals.
I am STONERICH for over 20 years now, my stone probably caused by high cholesterol, which in my case is genetic and now taken care of by Atovastatin. My diet isand was HEALTHY anyways.

As long as my gallbladder does not explode, I stay totally cool.

11:04PM PDT on Jul 3, 2014

Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with gallstones today. I had an attack on Wednesday at work after eating a delicious pork roll.. Rushed to hospital with severe chest pain.. I got sent home as the pain had gone and it wasn't my heart as what they thought. However I had to get a ultra scan yesterday and see my own GP and received the news this morning ... Apparently i have multiple stones in my gall bladder and now need to wait to hear from the public hospital for a date on seeing a surgeon. I have familiarized myself in what to eat and what not to eat, but what about the medication of pain relief and the feeling of indigestion and acid burning.. any tips would be muchly appreciated, TIA.

7:18PM PDT on Jun 12, 2014

Godbless to everyone... I am 29 yrs. old man working in a hotel in middle east for more than 5 years. But recently i was discovered that i have gallstones through ultra sound and the largest size was 12mm and two others are 7mm each. Then when i went to hospital for the check up, the doctor was advice me to take a laparoscopic surgery to remove my gallbladder. But i was decided to take it later or after a month because i just want to try the other option to dissolve my gallstone naturally and i found a lot of remedy on different site. I choose the 6 days method on how to flush gallstone.

My question is the 6 days method on how to flush gallstone naturally. is it safe or no?

Thank You...

6:47AM PDT on Mar 23, 2014

Hard to take this seriously when you have no idea what sweet potatoes/yams are.

8:50AM PDT on Aug 25, 2013

Or maybe cats should go vegan too...?

8:50AM PDT on Aug 25, 2013

Why, Alison? Cats like milk.

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Never knew this before. Def shared--thanks

I don't usually marinate veggies, but the Asian marinade sounds good

good job on the information......thank you. :)

Eat plenty of leafy greens in order to bypass vitamin K deficiency symptoms.


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