Gallstone Attacks and Gallbladder Symptoms Hurt.
(I know!) Here are the Top Three ways to relieve the pain.
Believe me, I know. I had gallbladder pain…and I cured it quickly and easily for about $2. I’ve been pain free for over 10 years now. But let’s solve your issues…
If you have symptoms of gallbladder issues, you’ve come to right place. While this site can answer every question you have about your gall bladder, I’ve tried to put everything you need for immediate relief on this page. For in-depth solutions and understanding more about your gallbladder, you can check out the options on the right.
Tip #1 (for immediate relief): Drink 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar if you’re having gallbladder pain. You can usually get rid of the pain immediately. (I like Bragg’s organic brand). It’s best mixed into a cup of apple juice, but you can also mix it into a cup of water. After you’ve done that and relieved your immediate pain, lets solve the real issue: gallstones or gallbladder sludge.
Tip #2: Avoid fats and sugars until you can solve the core problem. As you’ve likely discovered, certain foods trigger gallbladder pain. You eventually want to get to the root of the problem, but when you’re in pain that’s difficult. So, to eliminate gallbladder attacks, avoid any oily, greasy, or dairy foods like french fries, fried chicken, or cheese. Also avoid sweets and processed grains. So, no cake, candy or sodas. Now, take a look at my full list of gallbladder gallbladder and gallstone food tips then come back to this Home page to learn more…
Tip #3: Conduct a gallbladder flush. For more detailed information, check out all of the different flushes that I have researched and tested. Your gallbladder squirts out bile when you eat oils, and without eating any for a long time, the pressure of bile builds up. Generally, before doing a flush, you avoid oils and fats for as long as possible, usually 24 hours. Then, after having no fats and oils for a much longer time than normal, you drink a lot of oils/fats quickly. Your gallbladder freaks out with the sudden influx of fats and rushes out the bile forcefully – flushing gallstones out with it and cleaning your gallbladder.
Now, there are many arguments about whether flushes really work or not. Some claim that flushes make a modified version of “soap” in your digestive tract that look like gallstones. While I could discuss and argue the science of this at length, there’s a much better argument: after I do a gallbladder flush my pain goes away for months or years at a time and I didn’t have to have my gallbladder taken out. Doctors told me I needed to have my gallbladder removed over 10 years ago. As I don’t trust traditional medicine, I did months of research, and experimented with many flushes. They ALL have worked for me. I still have my gallbladder and I feel great. Check out all of the gallbladder flushes here.
If you have any questions or if this page was helpful, please feel free to leave a comment or question below.
My Story and Why This Site is Here
In 2004, I was diagnosed with gallstones. I was 29, a 6’ and 160 lbs guy, and relatively fit – not your typical candidate for having these painful rocks poking and prodding my innards. The first thing my doctor and the specialists told me to do was schedule a surgery to remove my gallbladder as soon as possible. Being somewhat of a medical skeptic, I began researching alternatives. And I discovered an amazing array of solutions. More than 10 years later, I still have my gallbladder and have found many methods to keep my gallbladder, liver, and body healthy…
Deciding against gallbladder surgery – one of the most common and unnecessary surgeries in North America – I began my research. I found a book here, an article there, a blog there. I changed my diet. I tried several different gallstone flushes and created my own…and the pain went away. No more gallbladder attacks.
About every six to nine months, I start feeling a little “tightness” in my gallbladder. I follow my periodic regimen and after a few days I feel wonderful. The pain goes away and I have way more energy. In my mind, my “oil filter” (gallbladder/liver) gets clogged up and I need to change filters (my gallstone regimen.)
It took me a couple of years to fine-tune a solution that works. Along the way, I’ve researched hundreds of resources and wanted to share these resources and create the world’s most comprehensive gallbladder resource so that others didn’t have to go through the lengthy (and confusing) process I did. This site has helped thousands of people (read the in-depth comments and conversations)…and I hope it helps you as well. Here are some other common questions I get asked:
Q: What are the different kinds of symptoms of gallbladder problems?
A: Please read our post on the basics of symptoms of gallbladder problems or our page on gallbladder disease for more in-depth explanations of the symptoms that occur with each different type of gallbladder problem.
Q: What types of gallbladder problems do I have?
A: Your gallbladder, a small sac below your liver used to hold bile, can have many different problems – each of which is labeled a different type of gallbladder disease. The most common problem is the occurrence of gallstones. Gallstones are essentially hardened bile and bile salts that can cause pain when your gallbladder contracts or when a gallstone travels down many of the ducts that connect to your digestive tract. These episodes can be extremely painful and are labeled gallbladder attacks. Other types of gallbladder disease include gallbladder cancer, polyps, porcelain gallbladder, etc.
Q: What can I do to help with my gallbladder pain?
A: Gallbladder problems can be extremely painful. Most doctors and Western medicine advocate for gallbladder removal. However, there are many gallbladder alternatives – change of diet, conducting a gallbladder flush, and using many different gallbladder remedies. Please explore this site to find the best gallbladder treatments for you!
Q: What should I do for a healthy gall bladder diet?
In general for a healthy gall bladder diet, you should avoid fatty greasy food and eat lots of fruits and vegetables. That said, explore our site and check out growing list of gallstone and gallbladder recipes, learn which foods to eat and which to avoid, what to eat after gallbladder surgery, types of gallbladder diets, and more!