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Apple Cider Vinegar in Apple Juice   100  2   

Posted by Rod (East) on 05/02/2014

[YEA]  I had some sharp pains, since I didn't have any Apple Juice, I added 2 tblsp of Apple Cider Vinegar to a glass of water and had 2 apples, the sharp pains have gone and now I can lean down a bit better. Since this has worked a bit, then my message to everyone is try to always have your oily food with either ACV or some lemon juice to prevent this attacks from happening - it also make the food more tasty anyway.

Posted by Katt (Austin, Tx) on 03/31/2014

[YEA]  I am waiting on having my gallbladder removed. Had some discomfort tonight after eating a little excessively. Went out and bought some 100% apple juice and ACV. I used 1 TBS to 8 oz of juice. It is 40 minutes later and the pain and pressure are going away. Glad I found this. Will Be a drink I'll mix in the morning and take to work in case of pain.

Posted by Rastomp (Raleigh Nc) on 03/16/2014

[YEA]  My doctor found 3 "silent" gallstones while looking to see if my kidney stones were gone. They act up if I have sour cream, cream cheese, etc I have been doing the apple cider with mother/apple juice for the last few days and it is great!! I heat up the cider/juice in a cup, and sip it slowly twice a day. Have not had one peep from the stones since. Very happy and will continue this daily.

Replied by Macy
San Juan City, Philippines
[YEA]   I am now having terrible gallstone attack and its been days. I took several Buscopan Plus capsules but the pain did not go way. I did not bother tell anyone about since I am afraid to end up again in an ER. Last night I tried taking 2tbs of ACV mother but to no avail. After reading some tips here I increased it to around 6 ounces with apple juice. It was very unpleasant to the point that I'm going to vomit. Now after 15 minutes, the sharp stabbing pain that goes through my back subsides to almost gone but the burning sensation is still there which is much more tolerable. I am so afraid to have any kind of operation - just the thought of visiting a hospital makes me so nervous. Good thing I have ACV by Braggs in hand and I swear it is working even in the most excruciating pain that I just experienced for two days in a row.
Replied by Arya926
Port Huron, Mi
[YEA]   to Macy fromSan Juan City: I am also afraid to have my gallbladder removed. I was recently released from the hospital and I am determined to do anything necessary to keep all my parts. I learned that barberry bark will slowly dissolve gallstones and it is the main ingredient in Dr.christopher's liver and gall bladder formula. I have been taking it since I got home from the hospital and, although it has only been about 10 days, I am feeling much better.

i have tried to cut many of the fats from my diet and I also take a digestive enzyme tablet before each meal. If the meal will contain fat, I add a betaine hcl tablet to help digest the fat so my gall bladder and pancreas don't have to work so hard.

i indulged a bit last night and ended up sick all night; however, I took some Apple Cider Vinegar and the symptoms have subsided. Usually, I am sick for several days so I think it really helped.

Replied by Grannypooh
Austin, Tx
Thank you, Thank you!

I've been having discomfort in the gall bladder area for two+ days...had to be the Easter Dinner with all the fat...

I went to the store and got the apple juice and apple cider vinegar (with the mother)...and proceeded as others was a very few minutes and the discomfort is gone. Why and how does it work this way? What's the mixture to do the daily preventive?

Replied by Anne
Houston, TX
Dr. Group at Global Healing Center recommends adding a couple of tablespoons of organic ACV, a tablespoon or so of Aloe Vera juice and the juice of 1/2 a lemon to a gallon of distilled water. Drink 1/2 your weight in ounces each day. I.e. if you weigh 150 lbs., drink 75 oz./day.
Replied by Kong
Raleigh, Nc, Usa
[WORKED TEMPORARILY]   Hope others are still reading this thread and will reply. Had a GB attack mid to late January of this year (2015). Went to ER, internist, gastroenterologist, then surgeon. Surgeon said remove if more painful. My symptoms aren't too painful, but are there daily, especially at night. Mild discomfort at the right ribs and left shoulder blade. Some constipation/bloating and a hard feeling at the upper abdomen near the sternum.

I started traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbs (many in a formula, e.g., gold coin grass, curcumin, coptis, bupleurum, and several more that go together) and one treatment of acupuncture a few weeks ago. I now eat mostly whole grains, vegetables, fruits, some lean protein like chicken, fish, tofu, and lots of warm water with lemon, as well as some teas and of course apple cider vinegar and apple juice. In the past couple of days I added some coconut and flax seed oil and krill oil, wanting to help the intestines and also to make sure the GB will still release some bile. I take some vitamin B and C and milk thistle as well.

I mostly feel absolutely fine during the day but about 4-5 hours after a very healthy lunch start to feel a bit bloated, constipated. At night is when I notice some discomfort at the right rib area or left shoulder blade. It's hard to tell if I'm improving but my symptoms seem "managed". So I don't really know if I want to get surgery or if there are various other signs besides pain increase I should look for. Also not sure if I should look for other particular signs of improvement. I do not want to do a liver or GB "flush" but if there are signs that buildup of plaque or other gunk from cholesterol plus bile plus bilirubin and toxins are being eliminated, I hope to know. For example, somewhat green color in poop could be elimination of some of that? What happens as the liver and gallbladder start to clear up (if they do) and function more effectively? Any blood or other tests you can take for hard evidence?

Anyone else experience any of those same details or diet or supplements or treatment?

Replied by Kt
Dear Kong, This may be incorrect, but I am replying here because I received notice of your post. I only had GB attacks when I was pregnant with my first. I eliminated butter on my breakfast toast and mayo on my sandwiches, except what was mixed in the tuna, trying to avoid stretch marks. I later read, either in one of my medical books or nutrition almanacs, that the GB needs fat to contract. Since my attacks were always in the evening, it made sense to me that because I eliminated the breakfast "fat", evening would have been the time I should have benefited from the fat I should have had at breakfast. I ate differently with my second. I consumed more fat and never had any attacks. I don't know if this helps you. It is what happened to me. I think I posted this information somewhere else here, on EC, but don't recall where.
Replied by Kong
Raleigh, Nc, Usa
Kt, thanks, that does help.

For about a week I was eating really low fat. For the past few days I added good fats including krill oil, flax seed oil, coconut oil, to a lesser extent olive oil, to help the intestines and to kind of gently have the gallbladder do its thing and have some bile flow going. It does seem to be helping. I think basically trying to do these things:

1. clean up the sludge

2. support and not overwhelm the liver with the detox activity

3. prevent bile from crystallizing

4. keep the bile flowing smoothly

5. make sure fiber helps intestines with waste elimination to avoid the liver having to reprocess the toxins

6. let any inflammation heal.

All at the same time to get everything healthy and as normal as possible again is the goal. Then pretty much stick to this super healthy routine forever.

Replied by Kt
Dear Kong, Personally, I don't think butter is bad. I use moderate amounts but without salt. We need that fat.

It is the fact that the dairy cows are being fed genetically modified grasses and grains and this causes us more indigestion, constipation and digestion disorders.

Getting the butter without salt is important due to the flowing agent in the salt. I truly believe that is more of a culprit than is recognized. I use RealSalt that can be purchased at a health food store.

It really seems that the "low fat" craze has resulted in more GB problems.

Replied by Kong
Raleigh, NC
Thanks for the reply, Kt. I don't know about butter since supposedly typically in a Western diet the ratio of Omega 3 to 6 and 9 is too low, but butter from grassfed cows may have a better ratio.

Anyway, posting back some changes and progress in hopes it could help others. In addition to the above details and adding back more fats, I started adding a lot of fiber, especially from legumes, in the past couple of days. I did that after reading info from Karen Hurd someone posted. She likened the process to changing oil for your car. Soluble fiber will bind to the bile in the intestines to help remove it so any toxins aren't reabsorbed such that the liver has to deal with it yet again. Get the "gunk" out and have the new bile flow smoothly to digest these fats, then keep eliminating, not recycling, the gunk.

It seems to be working well. Psychologically, it's good as well because for maintenance you just eat like most nutritionists would advise, especially vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes. Regular maintenance is better to prevent problems than reacting afterwards. Knowing that now, I really hope to heal and then just maintain that healthy state. Good health to you all.

Replied by Allie
Ariz., US
I've just tried this and, after reading all the comments, I'm hopeful. To this point, scrunched up on my side in a tub of hot water has been the only minor relief for almost 8 hours. I'm curious, is it possible to have too much ACV? I'd turn up the bottle and chug if it would help alleviate this pain! :)
Replied by Kt
I just wanted to add that I feel the flowing agent in common table salt, that is in the butter, is the culprit for many ailments. It causes me terrible sciatica and "arthritis" pain to some joints when I get just minute amounts.

The grains and/or grasses being fed to the cows have probably been genetically modified. There is just no way around this since it has been going on so long. Infiltration cannot be stopped due to wind and bird droppings.

Replied by Bee
New York, US
Allie.. I have gallstones so I put 2 tablespoons of organic ACV in apple juice. It stops the pain and will expel gallstones.. I also am drinking the Chanca Piedra tea (stone breaker) and I am expelling the stones. Only thing the stone breaker breaks them up into small gravely deposits which I think is great... I also drink lemons.. so far it's good but I still have pain so I am assuming I have a lot of stones.. but I am going to continue..
Replied by Kong
Raleigh, Nc
Allie, some people say you should immediately brush your teeth with baking soda afterwards to protect the enamel from the ACV acidity.

I've also been taking herbs such as gold coin grass. I do feel better but not well or symptom free like those who have done a flush talk about. I'm somewhat afraid to do the flush with a one inch stone but then again maybe it could remove the sludge or crushed stones that didn't show in the scans. Good luck and post back.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Kong, RINSING with baking soda might be better than brushing when acid is on the teeth.
Replied by Kong
Raleigh, Nc, Usa
Just want to post back with my progress in case it can help anyone. I've been taking Chinese herbs for liver congestion and gallstones, apple juice, ACV, lemon, Tulsi cleanse tea, a liver supplement, and eating mostly super healthy foods, vegetables, whole grains, some good fats such as fish oil, krill oil, coconut oil, etc., avoiding fried foods, red meat, processed foods, coffee, alcohol, anything else on any avoid list, and also getting acupuncture. I have occasionally "tested" myself with a piece of chocolate, cup of coffee, a few chips, with 50/50 results (sometimes immediately the GB complains, sometimes no pain).

Overall, my GB discomfort has dropped steadily over the past month or two. It was occuring every night and now the frequency and magnitude have dropped a lot. I don't think it has gone away but most of the time, it is not there. Bloating and digestion issues are way down as well. It's impossible to say if the improvement is from ACV since I do so many treatments, especially good food. If I eat light and right, I tend to feel ok. I have not tried a "flush" although I did try some "mini flushes" of some grapefruit juice and olive oil in the morning. No idea if that stimulated the GB to try to squeeze out anything but everything all added up seems to be helping my symptoms. I'll try to post back in about a month. Eventually I'll try to get another ultrasound just to see if a scan can detect any improvement. Good luck to anyone out there.

Posted by Db (South Carolina) on 03/06/2014

[YEA]  Last night, after my 3rd "attack" in 6 days of what sounds like gall bladder issues, husband found this site. Was on hour 5 of hurting, drank the ACV with AJ and, just like the other comments here, the pain was gone with 20 minutes! Then I slept like a baby! Am following up with doc today to determine root cause. But am praising the Lord for His natural medicines!

Replied by Marie
North Las Vegas Nv
[YEA]   Thank you so much for your posting. I made the mixture 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar with 8 oz apple juice. I was on the verge of another ER visit. I drank the cocktail and in about 45 min was able to fall asleep. I actually use the vinegar all the time but it had been so long since I have had a gall bladder attack that I forgot. I like adding it to the apple juice. It made it much more tolerable. Hope your husband feels better too!!
Replied by Joey
[YEA]   I just read this, I ended up in the hospital Friday night with the most unbearable pain imaginable, it took 3 shots of pain killers to dull the pain. I had and ultrasound and I have gallstones. Still in pain I've been looking up everything possible when I say this. My sister kindly went to the store and picked up ACV and apple juice( they didn't have organic ) I just drank 8 oz of Apple juice with 3 table spoons of ACV and the pain is gone. Thank all of you sooooo much. That did in ten minutes what 3 shots of strong painkillers failed to do
Replied by Paula
If the apple juice and vinegar does not work, only sometimes, why is that? Going back to get results in 2 days. The pain across upper back is unbearable.
Replied by Rahoz
Paula from Va, the pain shooting towards back is a sign of pancreatic inflammation (pancreatitis) and SHOULD NOT be ignored. Many patients with gallbladder problems can have concomitant chronic pancreatitis.
Replied by Timh
My pancreatitis pain is almost always between the shoulder blades. I have used Dr Christopher's P14 herbal formula w/ good or lifesaving results. Buffering salts were also needed as acidosis was severe. Most recently I use a strong magnet over the gall/pancreas area for about 30 min w/ good results. For gallstone prevention I suck menthol cough drops fallowed w/ liquids. Menthol literally melts cholesterol stones.
Replied by Laura
Aldergrove, Bc, Canada
I've been having attacks for years now and wound up in the ER last month because my family doctor talked to the surgeon she knew, he wanted me to come in immediately because he was worried I might have stones in my bile duct. I did....wound up having an ERCP (laparoscopic procedure) to remove them. Now waiting for the surgery to remove my gallbladder. BE CAREFUL with your gallbladder, the stones may not pass even with home remedies and can end up blocking your liver! Go to the ER if you have a fever or yellowing of the skin cause that can be a sign of that happening!
Replied by Bobby
Your liver has gallstones too! This is the reason people still have issues after having the bladder removed.

Posted by Happy Wife In Nj (New Jersey, Usa) on 02/08/2014

[YEA]  My husband has gall stones and was having attacks every 2 months or so for 6 months starting about a year and a half ago. After a trip to the ER on the 4th or 5th attack, he learned he had gall stones. Started eating healthier and only had one mild attack in the last year. He became a little more lax recently and tonight had an attack that came on rapidly. After the last attack I had read about this remedy and bought a bottle of apple cider vinegar to have on hand just in case. I looked up remedies today and was reminded about this one so I told him and he ran to the store to get apple juice. He drank the concoction (3 1/2 tablespoons to about 8 oz apple juice). He was in a decent amount of pain and tried a few different positions to ease his discomfort. He finally laid on the couch and after about 15 minutes following drinking the potion told me to throw a post up here on the forum to say that it really worked! He's feeling much better. He's still on the couch not wanting to jinx it but I'm so happy he's feeling better and hopefully won't need a trip to the ER tonight!!!

Replied by Centralperkeast
Atlanta, Ga
My son is 19 and has been suffering off and on for several years. Last night was his worst attack. I've just given him 3TBS mother of vinegar in organic apple juice. Is there a maintenance version of this to prevent more? For example, can he take this daily?
Replied by Hatman
Asheville, Nc
[YEA]   Apple cider vinegar in apple juice works just like everybody says!
Replied by Ann14
Hi, I am wondering- how long do we drink the apple juice with ACV for a gallbladder attack. After that first glass, what about the next day? Thank you
Replied by Timh
Ky, Usa
Ann: Without the presence of gallbladder disease, many people have adopted a one dose ACV/Apple Cider for an array of general health conditions. The list of positive benefits of daily ACV is a long one, so drink up.
Replied by Ann14
So drinking this drink will not irritate your stomach? Where can I read about the healthful benefits of this drink. Thank you again
Replied by Ann14
I forgot to ask this: If a person has acid reflux, I take over the counter Prevacid everyday 2 tablets once in the morning. What I don't understand is that I would think ACV would be irritating to the stomach, (which I haven't felt yet) I have been taking the ACV with apple juice for a couple of days now. Does anyone know if this will irritate the stomach more or is it less? I do know that fermented sauerkraut has been suggested for acid reflux. I thought "OMG" that would be so irritating, but I guess not. Does anyone here have acid reflux?
Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
Dear Ann,

I have had acid reflux in pregnancy (and once it a while at other times.) I would live on TUMS. (Not good.) I ended up on prescription medication for reflux. In my last pregnancy I used Apple Cider Vinegar the whole time. Never took any tums or any prescription for it. It also helped my gall bladder issues to settle down. Yes, I agree, it seems like vinegar would be irritating to the stomach, but I found that opposite to be true. Perhaps for some, it would bother them, but many find it helpful. I have used it now for year and love it.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Rahoz
@Ann14 from Texas: ACV, though sound and taste "acidic" and thus one may think it would cause more acidity and worsen acid reflux, however, its not about the acidic taste but the end products of ACV (and lemon juice too) in body which are actually alkaline in nature. If you look up acid reflux section of this website, you will be surprised to see how hundreds of people actually found relief and even cure from acid reflux (GERD) by using ACV.

I myself had an esophageal motility disorder which would cause me extreme reflux symptoms to the point of vomiting every thing out. No meds worked but ACV has almost cured it. Last year I only had 4 reflux incidences resulting in vomiting, where as it used to be at least twice every day just two years ago.

I would suggest you give ACV a fair chance with full confidence and get rid of prevacid or any other PPI you might be using for reflux as they rob body off much needed magnesium resulting in increased migraine headaches and hypertension over the years, where as ACV actually provide good amount of Mg too and has no side effects. I have become a strong believer in ACV now.

Replied by Catie
Ann -

This might sound ridiculous... but, contrary to popular medicine, heartburn (*usually*) is a result of low stomach acid. When you eat food but don't have sufficient stomach acid (HCL) to digest the food, the food will start to putrefy in your stomach, creating it's own acids. *Those* acids can definitely damage your stomach. You can take Tums or Prevacid to ease the pain, but they don't address the real problem (low stomach acid), and in fact can make it worse, by neutralizing what little stomach acid you do have.

A better solution to heartburn is to actually introduce good acid to your stomach. You can do this by taking HCL in pill form, or by taking shots of ACV because it has the same pH as stomach acid does. I don't get heartburn anymore since going this route, and my digestion has improved (until running into gallbladder problems recently, which is what brought me here). I would be very careful with using meds like Prevacid and OTC remedies like Tums or Rolaids. I used to pop these regularly when I had bad heartburn, but I now never, ever need them. Both HCL and ACV will stop my heartburn within 2 or 3 minutes if I need them.

Replied by Katherine
Chicago, Il
Dear all suffering with Gall Bladder issues:

My Boyfriend was suffering with GB issues a few years back. He eats way to many beef burgers... Anyways he was hospitalized and they told him they wanted to take out his gall bladder.

This is what prompted me to look into a natural remedy. If the problem is from behavioral/ eating habits vs. hereditary there is no need to remove body parts. (My opinion at the time)

So I found 2 recipes that have helped his issues subside almost immediately.

Recipe one is the one from above mixing apple cider vinegar with apple juice.

Recipe two is a combination of 1/4C of olive oil to 8oz of Coca cola. Yes its rather gross, drink it fast! Then lay on your left side so your gall bladder is on the top side for about 15-30minutes. You will feel some discomfort. But the gall stones will move through your system. Once the discomfort has subsided you can go about your day.

Other tips: Try to limit your beef consumption especially from places like McDs. Switch over to other forms of meat like turkey or chicken. Add more vegetables to your diet. Have salad made with red lettuce or spinich, broccoli and cauliflower are also excellent choices.

Posted by Aw (Manchester, Uk) on 01/23/2014

[YEA]  The gallbladder remedy has worked! I bought the unpasteurised ACV this morning & got a bottle of apple juice. I used 3 tbs of ACV in a glass of apple juice & the discomfort I was having has subsided. It hasn't even been half an hour yet. One word of caution though - it is very sour but it is definitely worth it!

Replied by Audra
Regina, Saskatchewan
Hi, Can you tell me if the apple cider vinegar pills would work the same as the apple cider vinegar and apple juice. I have been waiting for surgery to have my gall bladder removed on the 'list' for about 3 years now. And I have been home remedying myself with cranberry pills, they provide some relief but doesn't take the attack completely away. We went to Emerg last Oct and doc gave me morphine for the pain. I have been having a very bad attack since Sunday and have taken morphine twice. I would rather take something that is not pain medication. But we are planning on going to Mexico in a few days and if we can take the pills instead of apple cider vinegar in our suitcase we will do that! Thank you
Replied by Gerri
[YEA]   THANK U! I have been in PAIN SINCE FRIDAY - iT. WORKS!!!
Replied by Bobe
Atlanta, Ga
Did anyone ever reply to the question regarding ACV pills? I am also traveling and would love to have this figured out, knowing how many ACV pills to take along with apple juice for gallbladder problem. Thank you.
Replied by Bee
New York
Hi, I think you can find Apple Cider Vinegar pills online somewhere or in health food store .. I went on a cruise and just took a small bottle of ACV the liquid kind with me.. just wrapped it in a plastic bag and put it in my suitcase in case you can't find the pills..
Replied by Bobe
Atlanta, Ga
Thanks B. I did find ACV tablets from GNC. My plan it to take them with me. Did you have to use them? What I was wondering is how many to take with the juice. Actually having gallbladder pain now so I may find out the answer really soon. Uggg!
Replied by Bee
New York

No I have never used the tablets myself.. Be careful of GNC products also.. You want to get the Braggs organic ACV with the Mother in it.. I did buy the small bottle of ACV and it fit in my suitcase... then when I get to my destination I just use the liquid.. I use about two tablespoons in water and sip it throughout the day.. maybe more or less.. depends on how you feel... I believe the apple juice is mixed with ACV for the gallbladder. I would also try and drink some lemons.. organic of course...

Posted by Emmanuel (Waco, Tx) on 01/15/2014

[YEA]  Thank god for this web site and all the helpful remedies. My wife was having her first attack and I had no idea what to do! When I heard about the apple cider and apple juice I was absolutely certain it wouldn't work but just as everyone said it kicked in after just 15 min now she is pain free!!! Thank you all

Replied by Jnz
[YEA]   Hi! I don't have much new info to add, but I've been finding amazing remedies and helpful advice on Earth Clinic for a couple of years now and thought it was about time that I said thank you and contributed if only to say, "Yep, it worked like that for me too!! "

I was having these attacks a couple of years ago off and on for about 5 or 6 weeks and didn't know why or what they were. I went to the Dr. and she told me if these "stomach aches" were resolving themselves, there was nothing to worry about. After that 5 or 6 week period of time, it stopped happening until a couple of days after this Thanksgiving. It happened twice and then it went away again until Jan. 4th of this year. I had 4 or 5 attacks from the 4th - 7th and after the first one, I looked online to see what type of food was linked to causing these type of symptoms, as I thought it was probably a reaction to something that I was eating that wasn't agreeing with me, and saw that my symptoms matched gallstones exactly and then I found this remedy. I mixed 4TBS of ACV with approx. organic sparkling apple cider and two of the three times, the pain was gone within 15-20 where it would normally last (at least moderate pain) for two to three hours. One day though, I was getting a little bit of a headache and so I drank a cup of coffee cause most of the time it will get rid of a headache for me. OH MY GOSH!!! About thirty minutes later - the worst of these attacks that I have ever had!! My face, neck and chest flushed dramatically (like it was on fire) and the pain was super intense for 45 minutes, despite drinking the ACV and apple cider. Moderate pain lasted for about an hour and a half longer and then slight discomfort for another couple of hours. This is not to take away from the ACV and apple cider remedy, it works fantastically. I am fairly sensitive to caffeine, (and prone to very mild flushing) so this is just to say that if you are too, you might want to think twice about drinking coffee while dealing with these on going type of attacks.

After that incident, and while waiting for a doctor's appt., I was worried that I was going to have another attack like that so I tried the ACV and apple cider for prevention. I'm used to using ACV for other things anyway, so it was no big deal. I put two tsps. of ACV in about 6 oz of sparkling apple cider and I would drink half of it before I ate and the other half after. After a day or two, I used water instead of apple juice. I haven't had another attack since the one on the 7th after drinking coffee. I can't say for sure if it the situation was resolving itself anyway or if it was the ACV that kept it from happening again, but my feelings are that it was the ACV. After about a week of that, I've just been having about 1tsp ACV in 6oz water when I first wake up and right before I go to bed and, so far, I haven't had an attack since the 7th. I have also started taking my probiotics again and began taking milk thistle. Not sure what of these different things has helped me not to have another attack so far, but they sure haven't hurt!

I went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago and they agreed that it sounded like it was gallstones and ordered an ultrasound, which I had a few days ago. Still waiting for the results and will post if I have anything to share that I think might benefit anyone else.

Thanks again for everyone posting their experiences and to Earth Clinic for providing this community - I very much appreciate it!! :O)

Replied by Timh
Ky, Usa
Jnz: Many health practitioners recommend annual colon, gallbladder, and parasite cleanse as optimal health cannot be achieved otherwise. Oregano, Garlic, Neem, Oilve Leaf, and Grapefruitseed are all good herbs for killing parasites and pathogens; incorporate one in the daily diet or take supplement. A one week rotation of these will be most effective.
Replied by Marcy
Rochester, Ny
I had a gallbladder attack that put me in ER, but I declined the surgery because I want to heal myself and keep my parts, so have been doing research. I found and explanation for why coffee is helpful to prevent gallbladder problems, but not after:

"Coffee induces cholecystokinin release and gallbladder contraction, which may explain why patients with symptomatic gallstones often avoid drinking coffee.

Replied by Grace
California, US
Does this help if there are no gallstones, but just low ejection fraction? My gallbladder apparently is not contracting properly. Wondering if Sphincter of Oddi spasm may be involved. Have started having very sharp localized pains a few times an hour in addition to the general pressure, pain and bloat and nausea. Any suggestions?
Replied by Kt
I had read that the gallbladder needs fat to contract. That made sense to me because I had horrible gallbladder attacks when I was pregnant with my first. Hindsight is 20/20...I had eliminated butter on my toast in the morning and no added mayo on my sandwich at lunch. I only wanted to avoid stretch marks.

Another person I knew cut out fat from her diet because of the medical reports on "fat". She ended up having her gallbladder removed. I don't know if this information will help you but it is just what I am aware of.

Posted by Gatorbyt (Tampa Bay, Fl) on 01/06/2014

[YEA]  ACV in apple juice for gallbladder attack: Without a doubt, this works great, and quickly! I had 100% pure apple juice and put a couple of tablespoons of vinegar in it and within 15 minutes, I was pain free. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Replied by Tyjj
Houston, Tx
[YEA]   I have been diagnosed with H. Pylori and GERD and all this time I've been taking Zantac and Prilosec for the pain that I was told was from stomach ulcers. Turns out almost after 6 hours of excruciating pain, lost work hours, injuries from falling, not knowing I was eating triggering foods ... in desperation the symptoms of the pain did not match the diagnosis. After a $4,000 ER visit....I have gallstones.

Apple Juice & Unfiltered ACV is the I plan on doing a gallbladder cleanse next.

Replied by Donna
Charlotte, Nc
I have had a history if gall bladder issues. I have done the flush 5 times in the last 7 months with good results. One flush PAINLESSLY removed a stone in the shape of a tangerine section but a bit smaller. It was the green shade and floated. No wonder I was in so much pain. The flush works it works it can store up to 2000 stones in there and it does NOT hurt at all when they come out. Oh, by the way, stress is AWFUL for this and any other of our God designed organs. We all need to calm down and trust Him! (I am preaching to myself.)
Replied by Azm
Massachusetts, US
Tyjj - are you saying you were mis-diagnosed with GERD?
Replied by Azm
[YEA]   Tyjj - are you saying you were mis-diagnosed with GERD?
Replied by Martha
Phoenix, Az
I was also diagnosed with H. Pylori and am scheduled for a gallbladder removal. Not sure if this is the right thing to do?? I don't just have pain on my right side, I have it through out my abdomen. What have you taken for the H. Pylori? I am also considering trying the ACV and apple juice. My symptoms are swelling on my right upper side and bloating. And have been told my gallbladder function is at a 2%, also that my gallbladder is diseased and or not functioning. Should I proceed with the surgery?

Undecided in Arizona

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn.
HI U MARTHA, my 6 th grade girl friend was named Martha Lou. How 'bout that?

Before you go off half cocked, consider a gall bladder flush first. Do a week of only apple juice before you do this.

We have a medical Ozone generator but you do not need to go to that expense to make ozonated water. A simple cheap air system will do for water. Ozonated water will rid you of the H Pylori bacteria. Excessive H Pylori causes ulcers as you know.

Research this to convince yourself that this just might work. It's your decision.


Posted by Ronnie (Pikeville, Nc) on 01/06/2014

[YEA]  Wife has been hurting 2 days with a gallbladder attack & tried the apple juice with vinegar remedy & it works fantastic!!! Thank You!!!!!

Posted by Steven (Wa) on 01/03/2014

[YEA]  Kid you guys not. I've been in pain on and off for three days. And I did two table spoons of apple cider vinegar. Drove to the food coop. Bought organic shelf apple juice... Drank about a glass in the car before leaving. Got stopped by a train I'm home now I'm a matter of 15 to 20 minutes I can actually say this worked. Thank you everyone. I'll recommend it.

Replied by Nicole
Saint John, Nb
[YEA]   Wow! I was completely doubled over, barely able to get to my iPad and google "ease gall bladder pain" and I found this post. Very skeptical, I made my way to the kitchen and thankfully had both apple juice and ACV. I drank it, and thought, "there's no way this can work". The pain was still bad, and all of a sudden after about 8 minutes it just disappeared completely. I am so grateful for this post, thank you!!
Replied by Lisa
Cedarhill, Tennessee
[YEA]   I will have to say I took two swigs of Apple cider vinigar and a drink of cranberry juice my gallstone attack eased up really quick. I'm thinking I will get tums and should be fine to go to sleep.

Posted by Angela (Manassas Virginia Usa) on 12/30/2013

[YEA]  The week after Christmas I was suffering such an awful gallbladder attack that I was willing to try anything. I never tried home remedies for anything in the past so I wasn't a huge fan of starting by drinking vinegar. As luck would have it, I had both ingredients. I had apple cider instead of the apple juice, and felt the difference couldn't be much and went ahead and mixed it with the vinegar. It wasn't 5 minutes before I realized the pain had not only disappeared but It didn't even hurt when I sat up and bent over to the floor. I was amazed. I am still amazed. That was 7 hours ago and still no pain. Unbelievable.

Replied by Jada
Can you use any type of juice ??? Thank you.

Posted by Pat (Kentucky) on 12/21/2013

[NAY]  I have been having more gall bladder attacks lately and found this site and thought why not. Well, I took a couple ounces of ACV mixed with apple juice and nothing. Did it again about a half hour later and still nothing. I did read elsewhere that these attacks can be caused by at least two different things, gall stones getting stuck and the total release of the bile stored there such that the harden bladder irritates itself. I don't see how the ACV can help so quickly in either case really, but maybe it only handles one of them and I had the other. It was worth a shot.

Replied by Steve
Las Vegas
Try 1TBSP epsom salt dissolved in 8oz of warm water. Stops a gallbladder attack for me everytime.


Replied by Pat
A little update for you. I wound up having my gall bladder removed the other day and the surgeon said it was about dead. That may explain why ACV didn't help in the slightest.

Posted by Allison (Kelowna Bc Canada) on 12/09/2013

[YEA]  I have been in pain for three days off and on with another bad gallbladder attack.Thinking this is it off to another night in the hospital.Decided I would google Home Remedies to see if I could find some relief ..AND came across Apple Cider Vinegar in Apple juice!!! , , , "YA RIGHT who comes up with these crazy things."..BUTTTT HOLY COW it worked ..with in less then 10 mins the pain is gone ..I MEAN GONE PEOPLE!!!! :) one happy mommy

Posted by Aaron (San Diego, Ca) on 11/29/2013

[YEA]  Apple cider vinegar in apple juice: This absolutely works. I was enduring my second gallbladder attack. I went to the ER for the first one and they kept me over night thinking it was a heart attack. I refused to do that this time around so I felt strong enough to endure it. I wasn't. About 3 hours in I came groveling to the night god Google and he pointed here. I did exactly like everyone said and in 10 minutes too I felt good enough to write this and go to bed. Thanks so much.

Replied by Pam
Naples Fl
Hello, I tried the apple cider vinegar & apple juice. I couldn't drink it. It made me gag. I am wondering if drinking a glass of apple juice daily would help keep attacks away.
Replied by Anne
Houston, TX
This may help you get the ACV down: Put 2 tablespoons of ACV, the juice of 1/2 lemon and 2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice in a gallon of distilled water. drink 1/2 your weight in ounces each day. For example if you weigh 100 lbs. drink 50 ounces.

Posted by Sarah (New York) on 11/21/2013

[YEA]  I can't believe how well apple cider vinegar in apple juice worked... I was just doubled over for 30 mins and found your site on my phone. Had my husband run to the gas station near by to get apple juice which I mixed with the ACV and it is been 10mins after I drank it, the pain is totally gone and my stomach is warm and happy. Thank you!

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