Natural Ways to Cure and Prevent Gallstones - More Than Home Remedies

The BBC says that drinking coffee regularly will help prevent gallstones.

Consuming nuts, which are loaded with unsaturated fats, can prevent gallstones, according to a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Refined carbohydrates affect the way the stomach metabolizes food, so the gallbladder doesn't empty efficiently. This leads to gallstones. Cutting down on refined carbohydrates will help. But, eating one tablespoon of unsalted butter a day, in one serving, will cause complete emptying of the gallbladder. The tablespoon of butter can't be polysaturated fat or monounsaturated fat, and it has to be eaten all at once. But, avoid dramatically increasing or decreasing your intake of fat - you may have to work up or down to this amount.

Women who exercise the most are more than 30 percent less likely to have gallstone surgery than less active women. Two to three hours of exercise per week will reduce the risk of gallstone surgery by about 20 percent.

High intake of fiber has been associated with a lower risk for gallstones.

Lecithin is a fat known as a phospholipid, which is known to help prevent the formation of cholesterol gallstones.

Take calcium supplements.

High intake of sugar has been associated with an increased risk for gallstones.

Alcohol in small amounts (one ounce per day) has been found to reduce the risk in women by 20%.

Women should take Vitamin C to help break down cholesterol in bile. Vitamin C deficiencies have been associated with a higher risk for gallstones.

Drinking plenty of water (8 to 12 glasses a day) flushes the liver and dilutes the bile.

Eat lots of vegetables.

Losing weight is helpful, but losing weight too quickly can cause gallstones. Weight loss should be 2 pounds per week long term.

To get rid of gallstones, a theory exist that the acids found in natural apple cider vinegar are beneficial in breaking up kidney stones and gallstones, by softening or dissolving them.

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