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07-16-2009, 02:23 PM
This is my first week raw (since 2007! woo it's been a long time) and I noticed that I kept going up in my weight all week (4 lbs:eek:). I chalked it up to pms until I realized I am NOT there. Then I felt under my ribs and noticed that my gallbladder is tender. So I cut out all nuts and seeds and fats and am on vegetables and berries only. Does any have any experience with the gallbladder merry-go-round? Any advice on how to eat? Before I just cut out all fats for a couple weeks. Don't want to deal with this forever!
07-16-2009, 06:50 PM
Yes I have some experience! I had over 20 attacks, all while raw. It was horrible. The first was about a month after going raw - I ate a banana with some almond butter and that triggered my first attack.
I read some posts on another raw board from a long time raw foodist about using pineapples to heal your gallbladder, so I tried following her advice, and never had another attack - that was 4 years ago. It's just plain pineapples, juiced. Nice and raw and natural ;) If you'd like to try it, this is what she (her name is dr. flora, you may be able to google her) told me to do.
Using only ripe pineapples, juice one every day for a week as soon as you get up, before eating or drinking anything else. You should have at least a cup or more of juice. Just chug it - drink it all down chug-a-lug style, don't sip it. It's delicious. Do it every morning for a week, and then the second week do it every other day, and the third week, do it twice.
That's all there is to it. Feel free to save the pulp for use in recipes, if you like.
Since the pineapple healing, I've had fatty or rich foods many times and have eaten excessively several times as well (having been off and on with raw), with no further attacks. I chug down a cup of pineapple juice every few weeks just because.
Good luck to you.
07-22-2009, 01:39 PM
awesome! Thank you so much, I will definitely try that. Must be the digestive enzymes in the pineapple, huh? Now...to the task of finding pineapples on an island in alaska! ;) Will wait for the next market to come thru town.
07-23-2009, 02:30 AM
I've also heard of Lemon Juice and Olive Oil..........
07-24-2009, 11:53 AM
Try the liver/gallbladder cleanse. I did it 3 times prior to raw and saw hundreds of pea-sized stones came out each time. I feel amazing AFTER the cleanse. It can be unpleasant during the cleanse though especially during my first one. Subsequent times were not so bad.
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