In the United States, high bile cholesterol levels are the main cause of gallstones (bile cholesterol levels do not necessarily correlate with blood cholesterol levels). Gallstones form when bile liquid (made in the liver, then stored in the gallbladder to help the body digest fats) hardens into bits of stone-like material. A stone may grow for 6 to 8 years before symptoms occur. Since continued formation of gallstones is dependent on either an increased accumulation of cholesterol or reduced levels of bile acids or lecithin, it’s easy to see that anywhere along the way, diet improvement will deter, even arrest, stone development.
Important note: Although I have personally seen several gallstone sufferers use the 9 day program. I recommend it only under the supervision of a qualified health professional. The liver and gallbladder are interconnecting, interworking organs. Problems with either affect both. Before undertaking a Gallstone Flush to pass gallstones, have an ultrasound test to determine the size of the stones. If they are too large to pass through the urethral ducts, other methods must be used.
The Nine-Day Gallstone Flush Plan
Note: If olive oil is hard for you to take straight, sip it through a straw.
3 Day Olive Oil And Juice Flush
On rising: take 2 tbsp. olive oil and juice of 1 lemon in water. Sip through a straw if desired.
Breakfast: have a glass of organic apple juice.
Mid-morning: have 2 cups of chamomile or cascara tea.
Lunch: take another glass of lemon juice and olive oil in water; and a glass of fresh apple juice.
Mid-afternoon: have 2 cups of chamomile or cascara tea.
Dinner: have a glass of carrot/beet/cucumber juice; or a potassium juice or broth.
Before bed: take another cup of chamomile tea.
Follow With A 5 Day Alkalizing Diet
On rising: take 2 tbsp. cider vinegar in water with 1 tsp. honey; or a glass of grapefruit juice.
Breakfast: have a glass of carrot/beet/cucumber juice, or a potassium broth or juice.
Mid-morning: have 2 cups of chamomile tea, and a glass of organic apple juice.
Lunch: a vegetable drink with Pure Planet Chlorella, or Crystal Star Energy Green drink, a green salad with lemon-olive oil dressing and a cup of dandelion tea.
Mid-afternoon: have 2 cups of chamomile tea, and another glass of apple juice.
Dinner: have a small green salad with lemon-oil dressing, add daikon radish shreds as a gentle diuretic flusher; and another glass of apple juice.
Before bed: 1 cup chamomile or dandelion tea.
End With A 1 Day Olive Oil Flush
At 7 p.m. on the evening of the 5th day of the alkalizing diet, mix 1 pint olive oil and 10 juiced lemons; take ¼ cup every 15 minutes until used. Lie on right side for best assimilation.
Prevent Gallstones From Forming
Increase your fresh fruit and vegetable intake for more fiber. It keeps bad cholesterol deposits from forming and keeps food moving naturally through your system instead of developing deposits which turn into stones. Vegetable proteins from foods like soy, oat bran and sea veggies help prevent gallstone formation. Reduce your animal protein intake, especially dairy foods (casein in dairy foods increases gallstone formation). Avoid fried foods, fast foods and sugary foods altogether if you are at risk for gallstones.