How to Avoid Getting Gallstones

· August 31, 2014

Gallstones are hard, pebble-like deposits that form inside the gallbladder due to fat excess and are highly related to cholesterol levels. The people that suffer from them most tend to be women who are blonde, over 40, overweight, and mothers of several children.

Here are some foods and supplements that will help you improve the gallbladder’s functioning and reduce and prevent gallstones, especially if you have genetic factors that can influence it.

Harmful Food

To take proper care of your liver and gallbladder, it’s essential to avoid the following food:

  • Alcohol
  • Fried food
  • Red meat
  • Ready-made dishes
  • Dairy products
  • White sugar
  • Margarine
  • Artificial sweeteners

Aside from eating these foods daily, it’s very important to know that the liver and gallbladder regenerate themselves in the early morning. Therefore, it’s better to eat a small dinner or eat early so that you aren’t still digesting dinner at night.

We will also list some foods and supplements that will be very beneficial to you:

Red Yeast Rice

Red yeast rice comes from the Asian culture and has important benefits for reducing triglycerides and cholesterol and for increasing good cholesterol. Since gallstones are highly related to cholesterol, eating this type of yeast for awhile is recommended.

This supplement can be consumed in pill or powder form, or as an extract.

Black Radish

Black radish, a renowned variant of the different types of radish, is a wild plant whose origen is unknown and has numerous medicinal properties, especially for the stomach and liver.

It contains fiber, amino acids, B vitamins, Vitamin C, and minerals. Among its components, the glucosinolates are essential because they have important properties for increasing bile production and aiding the emptying of the gallbladder. Because of that, we recommend eating it when the liver is congested or when you are suffering from poor digestion or other digestive problems. You can also eat it after heavy and excessive meals to help cleanse the body.

The part that is traditionally used is the root, which is very common in the kitchen, in salads, as a side, or to decorate certain dishes.


Greater Celandine

Used for the first time in the Mediterranean, greater celandine (chelidonium majus) is mainly of European origen, although you can also find it in some parts of Asia. Celandine increases bile formation, prevents gallstone formation in the gallbladder and bile ducts.

You can consume it in the form of an infusion or extract according to the indicated dosis.


Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a very beneficial supplement for keeping your immune system active and in this case, it helps stop the crystallization of gallstones.

Take it in pill form over the course of the day or also by eating foods that contain a lot of it daily.

Coffee Enemas

This is an old remedy that many people practice. It consists of doing enemas with ecological, roasted coffee in powder form. Boil 1 liter of water with three tablespoons of coffee, 5 minutes on high and 15 minutes on low. Filter it until there are no grounds left. Once it is lukewarm, use a half liter to do the enemas, laying on your right side and try to hold it for 10 or 15 minutes. This is a very potent remedy and can even help people that have had their gallbladders removed.

Lemon and Olive Oil

There is an extremely simple remedy that will help cleanse and invigorate your gallbladder every morning. You just take a tablespoon of natural lemon juice and a tablespoon of cold olive oil every morning before eating. Afterwards, wait for a half hour, drink one or two glasses of warm water, and after a little bit you can have breakfast. This will also especially help people that suffer from constipation.