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10-27-2007, 05:54 PM
Does anyone know if there is a direct correlation between eating raw, vegan fats and gallstones? Please?
My Dr. years ago said to have NO fats at all, becasue of my gallstones. Now that I am eating all raw, could this be a detox symptom rather then an actual gallbladder attack? I have been eating nuts, seeds and other raw fats, despite what the Dr. said. Am I a bad patient for disobeying him??
10-27-2007, 06:24 PM
if you have gallbladder problems you should not, especially if your doc said not to, eat any or large quantities of fats. my mother(who had hers out) has know a few people who refused to have theirs taken out. and the way they managed this was with out fats or as little as possible, increase in veggies, fruits ect.
thing is i don't know if the gallblader differeniates between good and bad fat lol :(
but if your feeling ill enough to question it as a gallbladder attck and it gets worse i would suggest calling your doc
feel better! lots of well wishes going your way!!
Nurse in the Raw
10-27-2007, 06:34 PM
The gallbladder is sensitive to cooked oils and fats, not so much nuts. Just eat fats in moderation and you will be fine, especially if you combine them with raw whole foods.
You might want to check out the book 'The liver and gallbladder miracle cleanse' by Andreas Moritz, it's full of information about the liver and gallbladder, how you can take care of it and, if your into it, do safe liver flushes at home to remove gall stones and get rid of liver and gall congestion in a natural manner. There are also some liver cleanse threads on here, you might want to do a banana search.
Fats are necessary for proper functioning of the body, and to absorb certain nutrients/vitamins for example, so I wouldn't cut them out totally, but it's always good to watch your intake and listen to your body and observe how you react to it.
An older and cheaper version of the book, but with the same content:
10-28-2007, 12:55 AM
My dad has gallbladder trouble and can't eat many nuts or seeds, raw or otherwise. He gets very ill.
10-28-2007, 07:04 AM
When I first started raw last year, I also lost several pounds in a relatively short time and, in addition to having detox symptoms, I started to have more gallstone attacks than I had had in over a year. I've learned that significant weight loss in a short period of time seems to trigger such attacks. However, it seems that when I made sure to have a small amount of olive oil or flax seed oil daily, I did not have any gallstone discomfort. I usually do this by adding 1-2 spoons of oil to my smoothies. Earlier this year, I started incorporating coconut oil. As a matter of fact, a couple of years prior starting raw, my naturopath recommended I include more (a small amount) fat in my diet.
For me, adding the "good oils" has been beneficial. It seems to help all things move along more smoothly.:D
By the way, I did my first gallbladder flush (including olive oil) a few weeks ago and was amazed to see the stones that were flushed out.
10-28-2007, 01:15 PM
Thank you, all:p
today I am much better. I am thinking It may have been detox. Last Friday (this is Sunday), I drank a cranberry/apple/agave smoothie. That's when the gastrointestional distruptions began. First it was a rumbly stomach, then burning in my stomach, then bloating, ect. You get the picture. Then, yesturday is when the GB started feeling sorta achey. So, maybe my GB needed a detox like the rest of me did?:confused:
You must have your fatty acids. I had my gallbladder out a number of years ago. It kept getting inflamed and it grew onto surrounding tissue. It just stopped working. I think it may be a part of RA. but I cannot be sure. Previously, when I first got the trouble, doctor said he felt two gallstones. I took two tablespoons of olive oil and laid down on my right side for 1 hour. The next day, I passed the gallstones. NOT TO BE TRIED IF THE STONES ARE BIG. I became ill because I never had any fatty acids. Gallstones are cholesterol mixed with bile. so the good oils may be alright. You should leave out all the solid fats.
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