Gilbert's Syndrome
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Natural Remedies for Gilbert's Syndrome: Dietary, Herbal, and Lifestyl

| Modified on Jun 06, 2024

Gilbert's Syndrome is a common, mild liver disorder that affects the body's ability to process bilirubin, a byproduct of red blood cell breakdown. While it often doesn't cause serious health issues, managing its symptoms can improve overall well-being. Below are natural remedies to help manage Gilbert's Syndrome effectively.

Dietary Changes

Diet plays a crucial role in managing Gilbert's Syndrome. Consider the following dietary changes:

  • Increase Fiber Intake: High-fiber foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help improve liver function and reduce bilirubin levels.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water aids in the efficient processing of bilirubin and supports overall liver health.
  • Avoid Fasting: Regular meals help maintain stable bilirubin levels. Avoid prolonged fasting or skipping meals.
  • Limit Alcohol Consumption: Alcohol can exacerbate liver issues, so it's best to limit or avoid it entirely.

Herbal Supplements

Several herbal supplements can support liver health and assist in managing Gilbert's Syndrome:

  • Milk Thistle: Known for its liver-protective properties, it can help detoxify and strengthen liver function.
  • Turmeric: Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that support liver health.
  • Dandelion Root: This herb aids in liver detoxification and promotes bile production, which can help reduce bilirubin levels.
  • Artichoke Extract: Artichoke is known to support liver function and improve bile flow.

Additional Supplements

In addition to the herbal supplements mentioned, here are some more supplements that can support liver health and help manage Gilbert's Syndrome:

  • N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC): NAC is a powerful antioxidant that helps boost glutathione levels, essential for liver detoxification.
  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid: This antioxidant supports liver health by neutralizing free radicals and enhancing liver function.
  • Selenium: Selenium is a trace mineral that plays a crucial role in liver detoxification and helps protect liver cells from damage.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Found in fish oil, these fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties that support liver health and reduce inflammation.
  • Vitamin E: As an antioxidant, vitamin E helps protect liver cells from oxidative stress and supports overall liver function.
  • Choline: Choline is essential for liver function and helps process and remove fat from the liver.

Lifestyle Modifications

Incorporating healthy lifestyle practices can significantly impact the management of Gilbert's Syndrome:

  • Regular Exercise: Engaging in moderate physical activity helps improve liver function and overall health.
  • Stress Management: Practices such as yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercises can help reduce stress, which may positively affect bilirubin levels.
  • Adequate Sleep: Ensuring sufficient rest supports liver regeneration and overall well-being.

Consulting Healthcare Professionals

While natural remedies can help manage Gilbert's Syndrome, consulting with healthcare professionals for personalized advice and treatment options is essential. Regular check-ups and medical guidance ensure comprehensive care and management of the condition.

Gilbert’s Syndrome Remedies

Posted by Shannan (Uk - Suffolk) on 06/06/2024

Any help and advice on Gilbert's syndrome

Hi all,

Please do you have any advise for me in regards to Gilbert's syndrome? I have yellowing of the eyes… I have no idea why! But I apparently got Gilbert's syndrome after having my first child in 2015.. I wasn't awake back then for myself but was for my child (no jabs) I believe I had the whooping cough whilst I was pregnant but nothing else The whites of my eyes are yellow, I had tried to search high and low to find out how I can fix or sort this out… Do you have any advice at all? I get married in July 2027 and dread the spotlight being on me Please any advice or guidance will be appreciated Yours faithfully Shannan

Replied by Jo

Hey, the good thing is that in your case, GS is mostly harmless and is 'condition free'. I know your condition the yellowing of the eyes is annoying to say the least, but on one hand be thankful that you don't have some other serious conditions that can occur from GS. Since it is a genetic liver condition (passed from one or more of your relatives), there may not be a lot you can do, but...I would focus on cleaning up your liver as best you can. Use supplements directed at your liver (not really a thing despite what you read online), but some things like milk thistle, curcumin do work to a degree to aid in liver function. The whole liver cleaning is not a thing so to speak, it is that people need to clean up their entire body and the liver gets healthy. I think more of a general cleaning you need to do. That might help. You need to clean up your diet as best you can, get some exercise regularly, and supplement, supplement, supplement. A, B's, C, D3, E, Iron, Selenium, Zinc, Lugols Iodine, Quercetin, NAC, Magnesium...are the most important. While it is not known if you can cure this yellowing you speak of-I could not find any relatable studies or evidenciary based reversals-but I did find a few stories where people eyes did fade. So...I will end with saying I wish you the best and I understand your concern. I hope it works out for you.

Replied by Jo

Hello again, sorry for the quick post again, but I do have a unique treatment idea.

H2O2 therapy. I know...Peroxide? But let me explain.

So I have thousands of papers on research in regards to health, as well as old medical both traditional and alternative books. Something that has come up recently is H2O2 a lot.

I, or we have first hand research on H2O2 currently.

Lately after years of trying several natural or organic or safe deodorants to no avail...we tried H2O2. Natural/Organic deodorants never work. Either they are greasy, too dry, do not hide smell when heating up, and since we hit the gym 6 days a week, run and hike, we like to smell as good as we can while doing it!

Never found anything that worked. Well, worked but not good. Unfortunately the toxic stuff is the best! Funny how that it. But I am digressing here.

So I was going through some notes and found H2O2 papers. A long story short, we have been using it for 2 weeks now, and it works amazing. Just put it in a spray bottle, spray it in the armpits. You can rub it in as it will leak. But it wasn't the amazing affect as a deodorant/antiperspirant that got us. Some interesting things started to happen. Myself, had some scars start disappearing. Some skin issues I had since a baby on my knees and elbows have healed! It feels like brand new skin replacing the old. But another great affect is energy. We can't believe the energy we have now. Its not a 'boost' or turbo effect, but just like another level up.

So I dug into more research and found that indeed these are some of the effects when using H2O2 on your body.

Of course there is the H2O2 therapy where you drink drops of it, the Gerson therapy where you rub it all over your body and about a dozen other papers I found that refer to it's amazing effects.

So to put it into simplicity, when H2O2 enters the body, essentially it is harmless to healthy cells. But when it finds sick/damaged/dying/defective cells, it kills them off.

Leading to improving health. I did find one small study that refered to someone using it for a long time, and noticed that their skin got better, their joint pain got better, their eyesight got better and so on. Of course no one can know if that is confirmed since there are no large studies done, but on top of everything else, it could...could work. I hope it helps.

Replied by Art
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Hi Shannan,

The yellowish whites of the eyes in Gilbert's Syndrome is generally caused by elevated bilirubin levels. Selenium has shown the ability to lower bilirubin levels as discussed here : selenite supplementation markedly reduced, the thioacetamide induced liver cirrhosis.

Here is a relevant quote from the link :

' Sodium selenite supplementation markedly reduced total bilirubin and ALT activity and restored the antioxidant enzymes (SOD and GSH) and MDA and catalase activity. These results indicate that sodium selenite successively attenuates the thioacetamide induced liver cirrhosis. '

Given that you are dealing with the liver, you should discuss trying selenium as Selenomethionine with your doctor for approval and supervision by your doctor as regular testing may be needed to confirm the Selenomethionine is lowering an elevated bilirubin level.