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They Want Your Gallbladder

Gallbladder Wars

 Erin Chamerlik, MS, MT(ASCP)

Did God make you with spare parts? 

Why do you have a gallbladder anyway?


Surgeons are happy to remove your gallbladder at the slightest attack.

500,000 – 700,000 gallbladders are removed every year at a cost of $10,000 to $20,000 per procedure — but sometimes it costs as much as much as $94,897  (Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz), the price for a laparoscopic gallbladder removal.

Probably the pot of gold under your liver (aka gallbladder) drives the increasing rate of cholecystectomies in this country. This is BIG BUSINESS, about $10 billion.


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Surgeons use scare tactics and tell you if you don’t have your gallbladder removed you could  die.  Do they tell you that .5% die from the removal of the gallbladder?

The gallbladder is a vital organ needed for proper digestion. 

It is a storage tank for bile from the liver.  Bile breaks fat down into an absorbable fatty acid. 

Bile, by the way, is made of cholesterol.  This is a key reason why you don’t want your cholesterol levels to drop too low.  We need cholesterol for many functions in the body!  A low-fat diet makes the gallbladder stop working.

Perhaps you are one of the few that might need surgery, but before taking that drastic, life-altering step, please try a more natural and healthy approach!

Yo-yo dieting, losing weight too fast, eating low-fat, no-fat, high refined carb, high sugar, low fiber diets can bring on gallstones and gallbladder trouble. 

Eating trans fats (restaurant foods, processed foods) and regular vegetable oils inflame the gallbladder.

Doctors will tell you that you need to cut your fat when you don’t have a gallbladder.  You still NEED fat and your body still produces bile to digest fats, you just don’t have the storage tank anymore, so there is a constant dribble of bile into the intestine.  (Taking ox bile and digestive enzymes with meals can halt those embarrassing problems that gallbladder-less people have).

Raw unrefined coconut oil is magical for the gallbladder coco-meat

and can be tolerated by people without gallbladders. Why? 

It is unlike any other fat.  It is made of medium chain fatty acids so it doesn’t even need bile for digestion. 

Your diet has everything to do with your gallbladder health. 

If you want to keep your organ in place then you really need to stop eating trans fats, sugar, and refined grain foods. 

Yes, I’m telling you that you can live without bagels, waffles, cake, cookies, candy, brownies, pasta, sugary coffee drinks, chips, soda, juice and energy drinks.

Avoid meat and dairy from conventional sources as these foods are difficult to digest and increase inflammation.

Here are some other lifestyle factors that play a role according to scientific studies:

  • Overweight people have more gallbladder problems.
  • Lack of exercise!  Studies show that when people exercise 5 times a week they cut their risk.
  • Starvation diets, crazy cleanses, losing weight too fast.
  • Hormonal imbalance (women taking synthetic birth control)

Poor nutrition is almost always a factor.

  • Decrease or eliminate coffee and alcohol.
  • Increase water, drinking 6-8 glasses of water each day.
  • Increase fiber foods especially raw vegetables and low-sugar fruits.
  • Eat extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil!
  • Exercise 5 times a week.
  • Take quality Cod Liver Oil
  • Uncover food sensitivity issues! 

In a 1968 study 100% of people in the study with food sensitivities reversed their gallbladder disease when the offending foods were removed. 

Doctors aren’t telling patients that they might be able to avoid surgery by changing their diet and lifestyle.  Why not?  There are 10 billion reason$. 

It is your body. 

If you don’t take care of your body “they” will start removing your parts.

I think it is easier and more enjoyable to eat REAL food. 

Here is a tip when you feel your gallbladder needs support:

Immediately mix a glass of water with 1 Tbs. of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (ACV) and drink it down. 

You’ll be amazed at the quick relief.  This  is just a Band-Aid. 

You’ll really need to get on board with the whole REAL food eating plan and exercise.

The power of of ACV is due to the fermentation process and the the development of acetic acid, a wide variety of enzymes, probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and more.

Essential Oils for Gallbladder Support

32012327650_b04baf30eb_oGLF™ Vitality™ essential oil is a powerful blend of essential oils that can be taken as a dietary supplement in conjunction with digestive enzymes like Essentialzymes-4 to help support healthy gallbladder and liver function.

GLF Vitality includes six therapeutic-grade essential oils:

  • Grapefruit
  • Ledum
  • Helichrysum
  • Hyssop
  • Celery
  • Spearmint

This proprietary blend contains oils with powerful antioxidant properties and many more supportive wellness benefits, including digestive and immune support when used daily.

Add GLF Vitality essential oil blend to your favorite green smoothie or juice in the morning to enjoy its intestinal-cleansing benefits.*

GLF Vitality Essential Oil Uses:

  • Put GLF Vitality in a veggie capsule and take it with Essentialzyme-4 to help support digestive health.*
  • Add it to your daily health regimen to help support healthy gallbladder and liver function.
  • Take 2 drops daily in a clear vegetable capsule as a dietary supplement to support a healthy immune system.*

“GLF, the Gall bladder and Liver Flush? If all the oils were taken away, the one that would be most important would be GLF. Why do I say that? Because GLF cleanses not only the liver but the gall bladder, too.

You have to have a clean liver for hormones. You also need a clean, well-functioning gall bladder so that the bile can emulsify or separate fats into small droplets, so they can be acted upon by enzymes. If you cleanse the liver by taking one capsule of GLF every night before you go to bed, you would get up the next morning and look in the mirror and say, “Whoa, boy, that’s a good looking dude. He looks 10 years younger.” Take that GLF and live forever. That’s what it’s for.” – D. Gary Young, Founder of Young Living Essential Oils

Beneficial Supplements

NingXia Red, 2-4 oz per day

Curcuma NF-kB: Turmeric Supreme, Item #TUR20

Digestive Enzymes with Lipase, like EssentialZymes-4

Herbs like Milk Thistle, Artichoke, Dandelion Root, or a blend like LIVER DETOX, Item #LIV56.

Do everything you can to keep your gallbladder! You are worth it!