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Apple Cider Vinegar in Apple Juice   100  2   

Posted by Alan Bruce (Manila, Philippines ) on 12/29/2011

[YEA]  Dear Earth Clinic Editor ,

I wish to place on record my gratitude for the information and Guidance I found on your website .

On the Morning of December 22 , 2011 I had my first EXCRUCIATING gallbladder atack .

I am 62 yrs old and took the pian for more than ten hours whilst just lying on the marble floor face doown - the best way to minimize the Pain .

Being concerned about the spread of the infection which started in my front abdomen and spread to the right to my gallbladder I went that evening to a local hospital in terrible pain .

I was examined and underwent a blood and urine test . My blood pressure was 150/100 I was given pain killers and antibiotics for a week and recommended to return for an ultrasound . They could not tell me the exact problem but hinted that it may be kidney stone .

I told them that every time I lie down the attack starts .

Since then I could not sleep - only cat-napping in a SITTING position . I had no bowel movement for a week and lost my appetite. I had several attacks of fever and tried to sweat it out .

I discovered that HOT showers did help relieve the pain temporarily .

I purchased further antibiotics in the assumption that they were having some effect .

Being absolutely lost for a reason / cause as to the continuous excruciating pain in the right side of my lowerback I did research on the internet yesterday and found that the suspect organ was my Gallbladder .

I found your website and purchased the AJC AND AJV . Since 2200 krs PM LT last night I drank drank 3 glasses up to 0700 hrs/am this morning. The third glass produced the positive results shared by other sufferers . I have since been able to sleep and have had only one Minor attack in the last 8 hours.

I am most grateful for the information found on your website

I shall inform you of developments

Many thanks and kind regards

Seasons greetings

Alan Bruce

Manila Thursday December 29 . 2011

Replied by Carlo
Manila, Philippines
Dear Sir Alan Bruce, I would like to seek advice from you.. I am suffering so much pain from my lower back same issues as yours. I am searching for your name in the net unfortunately there is no good result. I am Carlo san pedro 27yrs old from mandaluyong philippines. Here is my contact number I hope someone can help me with my problems. Globe 09176100189
Replied by Barney
Dublin, Ireland
Hi guys! I had an MRCP, followed by ERCP within the last two weeks and am due to have gall bladder removed within 5 wks. I have had gallstone/gall bladder pain since 6 this morning (4:30pm now local time) - I have ACV in the house so will definitely be buying apple juice on the way home from work. Thanks!! :)
Replied by Marie
New York
Hi; I am not positive but a few months ago or longer I was having gallstone or gallbladder pain.. I started with cayenne pepper and the apple cidar vinegar and now the pain is almost gone. Not together though but separate... What I read was that the cayenne pepper takes fat or bile out of the liver and gallbladder.. Be careful though and follow the protocol here on earthclinic.. cayenne can be very powerful also.. good luck

Posted by Karen (Nashville, Tn) on 11/26/2011

[YEA]  I just wanted to thank everyone for posting the info about ACV and apple juice! I spent Thanksgiving day in the emergency room with what I think is gall bladder issues. This is Saturday and I'm still in pain. I was sent home with pepsid and pain pills. The apple juice and Apple Cider Vinegar is giving me relief!!

Thanks everyone!!!


Replied by Connie
Victoria, Tx
Same thing happened to my husband. We were also dismissed quickly. I've never seen my husband doubled over in pain. I still think its gallbladder related. They sent us home with medicine and he's still in pain.

Posted by Jennifer (Snohomish, Wa) on 08/12/2011

[YEA]  This works! I was starting to have pain from my currently sluggish gallbladder. I put a Tablespoon of raw, organic apple cider vinegar in a cup of apple juice (not organic, I have Trader Joe's Macintosh apple juice on hand), and within minutes the pain subsided, I still can't believe it.

Posted by Robyn (Waldport, Oregon) on 05/26/2011

[YEA]  I was having a gall bladder attack tonight and Googled what to do for myself and read this thread, so I gave the apple cider vinegar in apple juice a try, and sure enough about 20 minutes later I was feeling a great deal of relief. Thanks for this awesome advice and thread! I didn't want to end up back in the ER again, which I understand I only need to do if I get a fever, severe nausea or vomiting, or increasing pain that doesn't go away after a few hours. I'm glad there is something to do for self treatment to help deal with the problem though. It worked great!

Posted by Sntidwell (Las Vegas, Nv) on 04/14/2011

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  I have been experiencing textbook Gallbladder Disease symptoms off and on for the last month. Pain was so bad this afternoon I finally headed to urgent care to find out what was going on. After being told "it sounds like gallbladder issues but we need to do blood work first" and being given a script for percecet I started googling and came across this site. Still in extreme pain I did the Apple Cider Vinegar/Apple Juice drink and about 40 min later felt the best I had in days--worked better than the prescription drugs! But here I am, 4 hours later at 1am, waking up in pain again. I drank more, feel better but am left wondering about a more permenant treatment or way for managing my-yet-to-be-diagnosed, Gallbladder issues. Any home remedies, dietary recommendations, supplements etc would be GREATLY WELCOMED! thanks

Replied by Ti
Houston, Tx
I use the resources at this site and have been very helpful

especially the flax seed tea, and eating beets with every meal.

Get your thyroid checked, coz a low functioning thyroid generally causes GB issues. Once thyroid is resolved, the GB Issues get resolved automatically.

Replied by Jill
Portage, In
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]   I have to say I was a little leary of this at first... But when I woke up this morning in such sheer agony... I had to try anything. I dont like taking medicine to much so I was looking for some relief without having to take any. So my boyfriend went and got me some ACV and apple juice. I put 3 tablespoons in a cup of apple juice and drank up. It did take about 45 min to kick in but I feel much better now. Still a little nautious... But overall 95% better! Thank you so much for this remedy!
Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Hi Jill, I think that it is Barry Groves who says in his book Trick and Treat that gallbladder problems come from not eating enough fats. When you do eat fat the stones that were formed in the gallbladder start moving and hurts. I am 53, always ate quite a bit of fat, recently had a gallbladder scan and have no stones at all. Maybe something to think about?
Replied by Carly
Seattle, Wa - Usa
Although I do know gallblader issues can be hereditary, I tend to agree with what Francisca said.

I remember reading somewhere (years ago, might have been one of the Adelle Davis books) that if you do not eat enough fat, your gallbladder will get slugish and lazy and stop producing enough bile / acid to disolve any stones that are formed.... something along those lines.

It makes sense to me. I have also always eaten pretty much whatever I want (reasonably, no huge amounts) and have never had a problem. (50 year old woman, normal weight). It might just be that I am lucky in the gallbladder health area though.

I have been taking ACV 1oz / Baking Soda 1/2 teaspoon / 12 oz water with a splash of orange juice everyday (with weekends off here and there)for the past couple of years and I don't know if it helps with gallbladder issues, but I doubt very much that it could hurt.

I wonder if turmeric has been studied for gallbladder attacks... As it is supposed to be an anti-inflamitory. Hmmmm.... maybe google that...

Replied by Amie
Spring Hill, Florida
[YEA]   I have had an increase in my gall bladder attacks this past month and shot up out of bed at 3 am. This morning. Without having insurance, the removal of my gb is not an option at this time. Deperate to get rid of the agonizing pain, I found this thread about apple cider vinegar, 3 TBSP of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in a cup of applejuice (I used more to help the bitterness) and within 30 minutes the pain subsided. I'm still working on drinking the rest of the mixture as it is a little tough for me being a water only drinker. Thank you for this website and so many people whom have posted their experiences.
Replied by Elaine
Enumclaw, Washington
Hi I am replying to temporarily worked. If it works now it is beneficial that you keep using it. It is differeent than medication in that it heals the gall bladder each time that it is used and if you use it many times a day it is making it better and then eventually...
Replied by Molly
Qualicum Beach, Bc Canada
The best advice I ever got about the gallstones that were causing me problems was from a book by Andreas Moritz called "The Amazing Liver & Gallbladder Flush". I cannot stress what a difference this book has made to my life. He explains how to flush stones out of your liver and gallbladder. It will save you lots of cash and visits to the hospital.

Posted by Holly (Tomball, Tx) on 11/02/2010

[YEA]  I've been having these attacks for about 6 months. I just had a baby 3 months ago, and the pain from my Gallbladder is worse than having my daughter naturally. I finally did some research and came across this website during an attack, so my husband went and got some Apple Cider vinager. I drank 3 Tbsp. Mixed with apple juice, and in about 30 min. Pain was GONE! Thanks so much!

Replied by Cat
Harrow, On, Canada
[YEA]   Thank you... Thank you.... Thank you!!! I have been having problems with a sluggish gallbladder for about 1 1/2 yrs now (right after my son was born). Nothing but pain medication available from the doctor which really wasn't any help. I had an attack 4 days ago that had me in agony for approx. 9 hours. I was into another one when I found your site. The ACV worked like a charm! 2 tablespoons and water.

Also I found another site that I tried first and it did lessen the pain almost immediately. Apparently eating legumes will stop the pain but over time eliminate stones! That won't help me since I don't have stones just a low functioning gallbladder but hopefully it will help someone else. Well worth the read. Again, thank you so much!

Replied by Rachel
Dallas, Texas
[YEA]   I was diagnosed with "sludge" in my gallbladder after several attacks 18 months ago. I went into the ER and was too sick at the time to get the gallbladder removed (Jaundice, Liver damage and pancreatitis from a stone that was lodged in the CB duct) In the time that I had to wait for surgery I started learning everything I could about cholecystitis and find out how to handle it naturally. Apple Cider Vinegar is part of my arsenal. I have been eating such crap in the past few days that the pain just shot me right out of bed this evening (morning actually). I went straight to the kitchen and drank a glass of water, the cider/vinegar mixture and now sipping another glass of water. Just in the time I have been surfing the web and reading these comments I am feeling better. Seriously, 40 minutes ago the pain was outstanding, now I am starting to relax.
Replied by Ti
Houston, Tx, Usa
Please would you give me the exact solution for the ACV with water you take for gall bladder attacks. What quantities of what do you mix? Do you add baking soda? PLEASE. I am in a lot of pain. Please help me. Thanks!
Replied by Midwife4one
Wherever Needed!, Western Usa
[YEA]   My husband had cholelithiasis (gallbladder 'attack') episode and I read thru this thread... I am a BIG believer that 95% of people have magnesium deficiency. I rx for almost every one of my clients this 'miracle' mineral... From very young children all the way to 90 yr olds! Age/wt - dose dependent. I increased the dose of magnesium my husband was takes daily, from 1000mg up to 2000mg temporarily, gave him the apple cider vinegar/apple juice remedy for the terrible pain he was experiencing with chills and over all feeling of sluggishness and just wanting to sleep... NO EXAGGERATION... He was totally devoid of pain, (has just slight soreness now with deep breathing) no chills, and feeling so good within 30 minutes, that we were able to walk to the store to get ACV with 'mother', and fresh pressed apple juice! He is sold on this! We'll be drinking it every day from this day forth!! total change of diet! (: Thanks soooo much for this awesome site! Mark and Terri
Replied by Midwife4one
Wherever Needed!, Wherever Needed
[YEA]   I had written over a week ago about my husband's gallbladder 'attack', since, he is doing so well! Only when he eats an unrecommended food, does he have soreness! And a "side effect" has had almost no tenderness in arthritis affected joints! I am using it and have lost 16 pounds and have no joint pain in thapye base of my thumbs - developed from doing deep tissue massage therapy as a clinician! We are sold on ACV regimen... My body feels vibrant and alive! Lots of energy.... Telling clients, family, and friends about this easy, inexpensive... And most important of all... Very effective remedy!! Thx so much 4 this site! I'm telling everyone about it! Terri
Replied by Stgeorge
Foothill Ranch, Ca
Can someone explain how ACV would stop an attack... Since the stone apparently just get lodged in a duct and the whole gallbladder just inflames and causes the pain... How would this stop it logically? Also why does every doctor or person whose had gall stones just tell me nothing works except surgery. I had first attack 2 months ago but reluctant to listen to docs and get surgery. Have been having pain (not fullblown attack) despite eating almost no fat. Has anyone avoided surgery successfully with ACV?
Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Hi, the common mistake is indeed eat little fat! If you want to understand better how it works maybe you should consider reading Barry Groves' book Trick and Treat where he explains the problem of eating a low fat diet and why when you start eating fat the stones start moving and you get pain but after you get rid of them eating enough fat will prevent you from having them! I have just had an ultrasound this afternoon because of high enzymes in the liver, luckily everything was ok and... No gallstones! The book is very interesting........ Whether ACV would help I don't know!

You can also get some information in Adelle Davis' book Let's Get Well. It is pretty much the same advice. She says that people get to afraid of having pain again that they stop eating fat which only makes things worse. She advises a diet rich in Vit. E and A also B vitamins and high in fats, low in carbohydrates. She says you should stay away from saturated fats but keep in mind that this book is very old so some of the information may be out of date. Still.... a very interesting book advised to me by some on this site and luckily I could get my hands on one! I hope this helps.....

Replied by Alicia
Ponca City, Oklahoma
@StGeorge : Several sites recommend having a shot of something bitter with water or juice because "bitter" helps to get the bile moving...

While I have NOT tried this yet, I am going to with my next attack. I have gallbladder colic and NO gallstones, just a low functioning gallbladder.

I Have been dealing with this bunk gallbladder since I had my son last year in March. I went to E. R. Several times because the pain was so severe and I thought I was having panic attacks... Everytime I would go I threw up and would feel 100% better immediatly afterwards (I would have pain the next day via tensing up and how long the attack lasted before I finally made my self vomit. ) I haven't gone to doctor for the last four because they don't do anything but write me a script for pain meds and nausea meds... (and tell me I should just get it removed), and a $$$HUGE BILL$$$ but til now throwing up has been a life saver.

Replied by Fredcotan
Lansing, Mi
I took Alli for several months and my gallbladder stopped working all together. Has anyone took alli and had their gallbladder stop? If so, when u stopped taking Alli did ur gallbladder start to work again?
Replied by Ellen
Broken Bow, Nebraska
[YEA]   I experienced my first excruciatingly painful gall bladder attack last night, and out of desperation turned to the Internet for help. I came across your site and decided to try the ACV suggestion, and about 40 minutes later had significant enough relief to go to sleep. In just a little over an hour the pain was nearly gone. Thank you so much for making this information available for people like me!
Replied by Joy
Blair, Ne
I have been experiencing the severe pain that keeps me awake. It is more severe at night it seems. Google informs me that it sounds like it is the gallbladder. Interesting to me is the fact I had been taking Alli for several months and wondered the same if it might have caused this. Will try the ACV and juice and hope for some relief and sleep!
Replied by Ted
Asheville, Nc
[YEA]   YEA! Our 10yr old son had all the symptoms of a gallbladder attack the other night (clay colored stool, stomach pain, onset after dinner etc). His pain was significant enough to keep him curled up and unable to stretch out. We gave him organic apple juice then 8oz warm water and apple cider vinegar (_____'s) and he was able to stretch out after about 30 minutes. He had a nice brown bowel movement the next AM (phew! ). We'll be doing the final gallstone cleanse in a few days (just in case).

Posted by Nicole (Memphis, Tn. USA) on 09/26/2010

[YEA]  After suffering with gallbladder attacks for six years to no avail. I stumbled upon earth clinic and found a life saver. When I am having an attack, I drink one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar followed by a glass of tap water and within fifteen minutes the pain is completely gone.

Replied by Icia
Manila, Philippines
I can't wait to try this remedy! I found out I had gallstones about 5 months ago. I had to change my lifestyle completely, as a teenager that sucks big time.

The doctor told me to take Buscopan (Over the counter med) when I get an attack, it works SOMETIMES. Its main job is to relax the gallbladder, but then since it is a tablet it takes a LONG time to work, sometimes it never does. :/

When I feel a bit full after a meal I immediately drink YAKULT (a probiotic drink), I dunno why but 90% of time I drink this, I don't get an attack whether I eat something a bit fatty. :) So I hope it works for others too!

Apple juice ACV: I will try this next time I get an attack!

Thank you! :) Hope it works for me! :)

Posted by Kendra (Berea, Ky) on 03/04/2010

[YEA]  ACV in apple juice really worked! Last night at 1am the same horrible gallbladder pain started. This was my third attck, the last one I ended up in the ER with nothing more than pain meds. So as soon as the pain started I drank 8oz apple juice with 1/4 cup acv and within 20 minutes the pain was almost gone! I was able to go back to sleep but still had some feelings of nausea and sore on my right side. So it looks like it's time to do another gallbladder flush, the last flush stopped the attacks for months.

Replied by Natalie
Las Vegas, Nv
I've seen mention of a "gallbladder flush" to help longer term prevention of gallbladder attack related pain. Can anyone tell me exactly what that is or how you do it? The ACV has worked great to relieve pain during an attack but I'm looking for something at preventing alltogether. thanks

EC: Much more information re Gallbladder Flushes in this section:

Replied by Rhoda
Portland, Or
Doing the gallbladder cleanse from Hulda Clarke's Cure for all Cancer book is the most liberating and empowering thing you can do for your body! No longer will you be held hostage by the medical community and be advised to have your gallbladder removed, which never solves the problem!

When you get to the point of gallbladder pain, the stones have accumulated to the point of literally choking off the bile that should flow to assist in the digestive process.

The stones are often hiding in the liver and only enter the gallbladder when the liver is so full they have no where else to go.

Personally I have done over a dozen gallbladder flushes, some more successful than others, but every time a feeling of enlightenment and empowerment has come over me that 'I did this myself' and took control of my own body and repaired an out of balance condition that could have ended me up in the hospital and cost literally thousands of dollars!

Don't give up and let the doctors cut on you and prescribe their poisons! Learn everything you can and you will amaze yourself with what you can do!

Posted by Giselle (Bay Area, Ca) on 01/11/2010

[YEA]  I started having gallbladder attacks in October of 2008.. I didn't know what they were until after I had about 5 attacks.. Didn't have insurance so going to the doctor was not an option.. My friend and grandmother both had their gallbladder removed so they told me the symptoms I had were from my gallbladder.. I tried painkillers and antacids and nothing ever worked!.. Then in December I found out I was pregnant and had to stop taking painkillers during attacks.. That's when I found this website.. My attacks would last about 10 hours!!.. I have had 3 attacks in the past month even though I have been watching my diet.. I drank a cup off apple juice with one tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar and my attacks lasted no longer than half an hour after I drank the mixture!!... I am so happy I found out this trick even though I wish I never had to experience this to begin with...

I have a question for everyone though.. Have any of you tried drinking apple cider daily and had it help prevent attacks???.. or does it just help when you are having one?..

Replied by Schenderson22
Castaic, Ca, United States
ACV absolutely helps resolve the attack. However, I, too, have been searching for a preventative measure. For the past several weeks I have been suffering from attacks. It got me thinking what may have been the cause. Although a doctor has not officially confirmed this, I truly believe they came on after taking almost thirty days of antibiotics. Originally I started taking two teaspoons of ACV with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in an eight ounce glass of water twice a day and that seemed to be helping. I read that the gall bladder can experience a bicarbonate imbalance. The baking soda helps that. However, today I had enough. I loaded up on acidophilus. (two doses of 4 capsules). I have had a fear of eating for the past couple weeks and this seemed to provide immediate relief for me.
Replied by Shais
Dublin, Eire
I am also a victim of Gallstone/gall blader attack for a year ago when my second baby was due. I have been using apples, ACV and apple juice. I have also done liver flush/liver cleanse (olive oil lemon juice) twice and it has shown positive results. I had started my normal diet with meat, dairy and fats and it was all fine with no more pain. I wanted do more cleanses but I to became pregnant, and stopped my program with a doubt that ACV might not be good during pregnancy. Now I am avoiding all fatty food, no dairy, no meat in my diet (as pregnancy increases the gallstone attck due to some harmones created during it). I am 6 months pregnant now, but again feeling some medium intensity attacks. Can someone tell is it safe to use ACV during pregnancy? Is it safe to do liver cleanse at this stage?
Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
Hi Shais, Someone wrote in recently with this same question about ACV during pregnancy. And yes, it is safe to use during pregnancy. It helps with digestion and also constipation which are two issues during pregnancy. Another is heartburn in the later stages of pregnancy which ACV is known to help as well. It can also be used during breastfeeding benefitting you and the baby.

As for a liver cleanse during pregnancy, I would say no. One should never detox while pregnant. Wait until after you've had the baby for this. Just eat healthily and take care of yourself. Wishing you the best during this special time, Lisa

Replied by Shais
Dublin, Eire
@Lisa: thank you for your comments, it is true that constipation and heartburn are my issues as well. But I am afraid that these gallstone attacks or their intensity may not increase as time progresses. Since I am strictly avoiding all saturated fats from the start of pregnancy, but inspite of all this Pain has come back. That is why I am thinking for liver cleanse. I dont want to remove my gallbladder. I have read somewhere that some women did liver detox even after 30 weeks of pregnancy successfully and the baby was fine.
Replied by Maria
Frankfurt, Germany
Hi Shais, I am breastfeeding my four months old and take ACV. I took it during my pregnancy too. My baby is perfectly healthy and happy baby sleeps well and eats well. I am firm believer that ACV is perfectly safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. But I also followed Teds remedies during pregnancy. Thank you so much Ted. Thank you Earth Clinic.

Posted by Fran (Montreal, Quebec) on 12/20/2009

[YEA]  I was very happy to find the ACV and apple juice remedy for a gallbladder attach. As everyone who has experienced such an episode will attest, it is very painful and a mixture of as little as 1-2 tablespoons of ACV in 8 oz. glass of water or apple juice or half/ half provides almost immediate relief. Unfortunately, the only solution medics offer is surgery rather than prevention. I have tried to modify my diet but that doesn't always work so this info is much appreciated.

Replied by Bg
Ashland, Ky
[YEA]   I had my first gall bladder attack on Thanksgiving and was miserable w/ pain. i researched and found this suggestion and any time i feel the familiar pain i drink a glass of this. i recently had another attack and did not have any of the AVC or apple juice on hand and had to drive to the store. i was already in a full on attack when i drank this, and it stopped w/in 35 min. i was curious if it diminishes faster the sooner you take it or if it will always average the same amount of time.

Thanks for all your help! this is much better than dealing w/ surgery!

Posted by Kim F (Chicago, Illinois) on 11/12/2009

[YEA]  I am 39 years old and have been having gallbladder issues off and on. I have done one effective liver/gallbladder cleanse that was very helpful, but the power of doing the cleanse is to do them continually until no more stones are left - which I haven't done yet... The best info I have found (of course in addition to :))is available on and researching Andreas Moritz.

I wanted to add my review for the 8 oz apple juice and 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar. I started to get the telltale soreness under my right rib cage yesterday morning so I took the apple juice and apple cider vinegar at the end of the day yesterday and then again this morning. Ahhh, the relief! I still have slight soreness, but no pain.

I highly recommend this remedy, but can't stress enough how much a gallbladder cleanse can truly help out in the long run.

Best wishes in your personal quest for health. :)

Replied by Rialou
Placentia, Ca
I agree with Ti. The ACV treatment can help with pain but ultimately you want the suckers to NOT form in the first place. A change of diet is essential to avoid surgery, or even after you have surgery. I also agree with Mike who also said an ultrasound is necessary. In the meantime, though, eating more healthfully is NOT a scary thing to do, and the above diet works well. I do it a couple times a year, get relief, and don't have to buy any of the products they recommend on the site.

Please beware of cleanses or anything that claims to expel or dissolve gallstones. Your gallstones did not get there overnight, they will not leave overnight, and you could end up in the ER in the meantime. (This happened to a friend of mine when her bile duct clogged after attempting an overnight "remedy". The result? She had to have her gallbladder out anyway.)

Good luck!

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
Rialou: If you could please post a documentation as to the details of your friends "clogged bile duct" fallowing a cleanse, that would help clarify which type of cleanse she performed (as there are numerous variations). I would venture to guess her procedure was one of the "passive" type cleanse where one doesn't place any force over the gall or turn to sleep on the left side (so as for proper drainage).

If done correctly, a proper active gall cleanse will work 99% with no complication, imho.

It just seems too radical a departure if one in several thousand persons made a mistake or fallowed a bad procedure to throw a blanket of discredit over the whole of the remedy.

Posted by Sharik (Arcata, Ca) on 10/20/2009

[YEA]  I have, for years, had a disintegrating gall bladder and, because I am allergic to anesthesia, have chosen to live with it. When I have an attack, I use 1/4 Cup ACV in 8 oz. of organic apple juice and the attack goes away within minutes (usually 15). I keep small bottles of apple juice around for just such times. When I use it for a cleanser or for any other reason, I also use apple juice as a sweetener, usually the frozen kind. Just pour a little into your water bottle, along with the ACV and fill with distilled water. For some reason it makes it much more palatable. Hope this helps those who find it difficult to take with water alone.

Replied by Joe
Northridge, Ca
I don't have gallstones but I was told I have a "sluggish gallbladder" (7%) as yes I get the major pains sometimes after a meal. How often do you do a cleanse with ACV? Thanks

Posted by Melissa (Valparaiso, In) on 10/11/2009

[YEA]  I was surfing the Net trying to find a "At Home Cure" for my horrible gallbladder attacks. I came across this web site and seen the Apple Cider and the ACV remedy. I was telling my hubby about it and he went to the store and bought the stuff. About 10 mins later, I was free of pain. =) I dont take pain meds because I breastfeed my daughter so, alot of times I deal with the pain. But I am pretty excited that there is natural stuff out there to help. I cant have mine removed because my hubby was laid off and now we dont have insurance. So thank you for this website! =0)

Replied by Somethingaboutgrace
Kingsport, Tn
[YEA]   I just wanted to share that I had a similar experience. I have been diagnosed with gall stones and am waiting for surgery. Tonight, I had the worst attack ever. I discovered this site and my husband went to get me organic apple juice and ACV. The pain was gone in 30 minutes. I couldn't believe it! I'm still reading posts on this page and am completely reconsidering having surgery. I am eating healthier and do not want surgery, especially knowing how many people still have problems after surgery. THANK YOU for this site. It literally is blowing my mind that something this simple works this well.

Posted by Julie (San Diego, CA) on 06/11/2009

I have terrible gall bladder pain right now. I also have GERD and am very reluctant to drink the apple juice/ACV concoction. I did mix up a batch and took three sips to see how it would affect my GERD. I'm feeling some affect but not major. I need relief. I tried the lettuce and it didn't work. Can anyone recommend any other concoctions that will not affect my GERD or give me heartburn? Thank you!

Replied by Sharik
Arcata, California
To Julie from San Diego, CA (6/11/09) I found papaya enzymes work wonders for my stomach. I get the chewable kind from the vitamin dept. of my canned food store, but any health food store will have them. So do many grocery stores with vitamin departments. They are safe to take in medium amounts (I've never had to take more than 10 or 12 for most severe attacks) and are good for ulcers, as well. I have a friend with GERD, and I turned him on to them and he is almost entirely pain-free now (except when he stresses out!)

Peace, Sharik

Replied by Sassiecassie59
Salem, Or
Julie, The apple cider vineger is supposed to help Gerd. It balances out the acid in your body so I would go ahead and drink it.
Replied by Elaine
Lubbock, Tx, Usa
I have discovered for myself that if one thing is not working to alleviate a problem such as GERD or acid reflux to keep trying things that others recommend. Everyone is so unique and wonderfully made that what worked for me may not work for another. There is no such thing as a one size fits all remedy. On the GERD or acid reflux problem, try probiotics. For the stomach though you need a very hearty micro- organism like the lactobacillus caesei... It survives the acid in your stomach. Blessings, Elaine
Replied by Moonclm
Hobart, In
A friend told me back 6 months ago that eating an apple will eliminate GERD. Whether it is true or not, don't kow. It's worth a try.... I like apples but don't have GERD. Good luck!

Posted by Teri on 06/06/2009

[YEA]  Was up most of last night with a gall bladder attack and stumbled on your site. I read it and tried the ACV?/Apple juice and thankfully was helped in about 30 minutes.I was diagnosed with a 2 cm gallstone over 10 years ago. Thought I was having a heart attack then. They sent me to the surgeon then, and I thought then , not for me. Got to try something else first. Did a few gall bladder flushes and not much happened. I have attacks now and then. Not as bad as the first. Doesn't always happen with fatty meals. strange. I love to travel and it does worry me if I am in another country and it happens. At least I have something I can do at home!!! I was wondering how to post. I joined the email. Want to thank people for there stories and words of encouragement.

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