Natural Remedies for Gallstones

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Reese (Manila ) on 12/08/2021
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More than a decade ago, I was on this very same site, looking for a health remedy for my father who was suffering from gallstones (due for an operation) and a number of other ailments like diabetes and heart issues. A man posted about the apple cider vinegar cleanse and I emailed him about it to ask more. He saved my father's life. We devoted a few months to his cleansing, and he avoided the gallstone surgery. His sugar levels returned to normal and he looked 10 years younger. I don't know if that man checks this site still, but to him, and to the moderators and the admin of this website, thank you. Because of you all, my father is still alive 15 years later.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Debbie (Rsm, Ca) on 04/06/2013
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Hi Chance, Your story is exactly the same as the attack I had today. I thought I could have some pasta with a creamy sauce, boy what a mistake that was! I had read your post earlier in the week and had my husband go to the store and get the apple cider vinegar and apple juice. It kind of burned going down my throat. But after 15 minutes or so the bloating in my tummy started to go down and the pain lessened enough to breathe easier! But my tummy is still sore hours later. I don't know if I used too much Apple Cider Vinegar but my tummy still hurts. But the pain is mostly gone thank goodness! I need to do a flush to get rid of the gallstones. I do not want surgery. The surgeon wanted me to schedule the surgery to remove the gallbladder but I told him that God gave me a gallbladder for a reason. :). So my husband and I are starting to eat healthy foods and cut out the processed foods! Thank you so much to sharing your post and to the other people who post their stories! I just need to find the flush now! Wish me luck!! Thank you EARTH CLINIC!!!!!!


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Posted by Chance (San Diego, Ca) on 08/31/2012
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I'm a 27 year old woman scheduled for a sonogram to check for suspected gallstones based on symptoms I've had for years. I have other factors stacked against this too. All women on my mother's side (including her) have had their gallbladders removed due to stones. I'm also overweight; have lost a lot of weight; am an ex-smoker; ate poor diet for the first 80% of my life; have Native American genetics; have magnesium deficiency and slightly low running thyroid.

Since improving my health by exercise, choosing fresh and homemade foods, and taking magnesium supplement, my frequency of "attacks" (what I think are gallblader attacks) is very low to what it used to be. Ocassionally I'll still indulge. Unfortunately when I do, it still triggers an attack about 20% of the time. Usually after eating fast food, red meat, or something dairy-rich.

My definition of attacks is: a horrible pain in my upper stomach that can become so intense, I can barely manage to straighten my torso. I'm doubled over constantly, walking hunched if I can muster the will to walk around. The pain radiates up my sternum and into my upper back between the shoulder blades. It feels like a gigantic pair of fists are shoved into my chest and stomach, squeezing and twisting in opposite directions so that nothing can go further in or out. My upper stomach will feel a little hard or rigid too - like it's all tensed up.

Sometimes I get my boyfriend to pound his fist into my upper back, like he's punching back for me! I'll grind my fist into my back too and sometimes that pressure helps minimally but only while I'm doing it. I know, totally bizarre of me. But it's what makes sense at the time. In the past for attacks, I've taken carrot juice which I read helps digestion and/or a cup of my powdered magnesium supplement (called Natural Calm -it's amazing! ) which takes the edge off. Once, I chewed raw ginger I cut right off the root in pure desperaton. All these things have helped (although carrot juice stopped being as effective for some reason).

The attacks last an hour to several hours and can be mild or severe to where I'm panting and squirming all over the bed, moaning in helpless pain. Sometimes there's oh so ladylike belching involved but if it's bad, it doesn't matter how much my body tries to do this, it doesn't alleviate anything.

I had an attack that woke me up very early this morning. :( It's my fault. I even thought it might be coming last night. I was SO tired last night I didn't want to cook, even though that little voice inside my head said I should do it. I didn't listen and got a chicken burrito from a taco shop on the way home thinking chicken is a mild choice. It didn't even end up being that good - it was gross and had unexpected amount of greasiness like it was cooked on an uncleaned surface that had been used for red meats. I only ate half feeling how heavy it was getting in my stomach. Less than 2 hours later, I could FEEL like this attack was coming. In preperation I found this page with all the great reviews about apple cider and apple juice working. I was hopeful and meant to go get apple juice and the apple cider from the store but fell asleep with my phone still on my chest, this page still on the screen when the attack woke me up.

It was a milder attack so I took the magnesium, then drove to the grocery store for the apple cider vinegar and apple juice. It got worse at the store but it's so close to my house that I made it. Like described here, I took the suggested 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (the Heinz brand) mixed with a glass of apple juice (Simply Apple brand). It took me 10-15 minutes to finish drinking it. I was a little taken aback a little at the burny feeling in my throat and through my stomach but I thought of that as working magic. The burn is nothing really unpleasant or harsh - nothing compared to the pain of the attack at least! :)

As I took the last few sips I had already started feeling the pain subside. My stomach softened to the touch and the little swell the rigidity creates sometime went away. About an hour later, the pain was pretty much all gone and just some minor discomfort and remnant soreness was all that was left! THIS is the best pain remedy for the attacks I've EVER tried. I've never had the pain go away as rapidly or as close to complete as this before. Now I DID start with the magnesium supplement but it's help was minimal (it's MUCH better for preventative than reactive purposes).

It's drained me though. These attacks take nearly everything out of me. I've mustered the energy to write this post because I want it to be read by people looking for experiences of other people who go through it and what has worked for them. I'm telling you it works! If you're having an attack, my say is try it.

Thank you to Earth Clinic and all who took the time to post their experiences too. I would not have turned to the apple cider/apple juice concoction and gotten my quick relief if not for you!!


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Posted by Kharma (La, Ca ) on 08/13/2012
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Recently learned I have gallstones (ugh).

Performed a successful liver/stone flush. While I feel some better, I'm still experiencing gallstone related symptoms (i. E. Nausea, gas, acid reflux, gurgling sounds, asthma attacks, allergies, etc. ) Sought a way to deal w/the attacks, while preparing for next flush in a few weeks. With a google search, found this site and the Apple Cider Vinegar solution. Figured I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Thrilled to report, it worked...!

I obtained apple cider vinegar (w/out the mother) and combined with organic apple juice (both generic store brands at local health food store). Result was a tangy, delicious drink. Within minutes, I started to feel relief.

Thanks so much to those that shared this worked for their symptoms, and thanks to earthclinic. Com, for making this resource available on-line!


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Posted by Jody (Westlake, Ohio) on 03/24/2008
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I have been having attacks for a little over a year thinking that I had aniety problems. In the last week, I discovered that I have Gall stones and I have had an attack everyday for the last seven days. I tried taking a very hot shower and then a cold shower to shock my system, while the pain subsided nothing seemed to work. I found this site and I happened to have Apple Cider Vinegar handy along with Apple Juice. After I found this site and read the comments others posted, I tried the vinegar with Apple Juice. It has been twenty minutes and the pain is diminishing. I am very happy to land on a temporary relief for the pain. Thank you!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kathy (Baltimore, MD) on 06/22/2006
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ACV/HONEY/WATER CURED ME OF NAUSEA, BLOTTING, & A SLUGGISH GALLBLADDER. GALLBLADDER DIAGNOSED AFTER TEST NOT PUMPING (NORMAL 35 AND ABOVE/MINE WAS 9). SINCE I DID NOT SHOW STONES, SURGEON REFUSED TO REMOVE--- WENT ONLINE AND FOUND ACV CURE. IN TWO DAYS I WAS FEELING GREAT WITHOUT SYMPTOMS.


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Posted by Grace (Cairns, Australia) on 01/22/2006
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Yes I was suffering awful stabbing pains in the right side of my upper abdomen, I think it might have been a gallstone. However, after taking only one tablespoon of apple cider vineger in some warm water the pain has now gone.