Gall of Bitterness...

General Health


The gall bladder…. This is one of my favorites to chat about.
The gall bladder is the male wood organ of the body.   It is on the right side of the chest just beneath the liver.  The gall bladder stores and excretes bile produced by the liver and regulates the flow into the small intestine.  It also stores poisons.  It feeds fuel to the heart so most of the heart problems begin with the gall bladder.  The gall bladder is where we “hold bitterness” as in the gall of bitterness and it is the “official” who excels through decisions and judgements. It regulates your ability to make and execute decisions.
When the gall bladder develops stones, these can be dissolved or flushed out. ( more about that later).  

Some of the following symptoms may occur when the gall bladder isn’t functioning well:
*Skipping or irregular heartbeat
*Loose bowels
*inflammation of joints
*gnarling of limb or joints
*enlarged heart
*oily skin/blemishes
*shoulder problems
*nose, ear and eye infections
*sighing a lot
*bad gums, loose teeth, etc.

The ph of the body is very important.  Typically your morning urine pH should be between 6.5 and 7.0.  If this number falls below 6.5 consistently, then the body becomes too acid and a number of things can take place.  

You body will go to great lengths to keep you upright and moving.  When the pH is too low for too long, the body will go hunting for minerals to neutralize the acid.  It first looks for organic potassium to buffer the acid. This is often found in the muscles and why we eat bananas or take potassium when we have leg cramps..  Next the body will go looking for organic sodium which is typically found in the gall bladder.  It is the mineral that keeps the cholesterol of the gall bladder liquid to do it’s job.  If the sodium is taken away to buffer acids elsewhere in the body, then the liquefying agent is gone and the cholesterol hardens thus producing stones.  Next the body will go looking for organic calcium which we know is found in the bones.  Osteoporosis  anyone?

The gall bladder is the sentinel for the liver.  It lets you know when the body is out of balance and needs help.  Yes, you can live without a gallbladder, however wouldn’t it be nice to keep yours and help keep it healthy.  I often refer to the idea of removing the gall bladder  as running into a burning house and grabbing the smoke alarm.  If you gall bladder is in trouble it is a signal the rest of the body may soon follow.  Now, in some cases, it is necessary to remove the gall bladder.  When that happens, be aware that now the liver will need extra support to do it’s job. ( more on the liver in another post). Also it is is helpful to support the body with digestive enzymes that digest fats. Lipase is good support.

Okay, so what do we do?   First, if you think your gall bladder is not healthy, start with a good gall bladder cleanse or support.  
•    Standard Process AF Betafood to support the gall bladder and help with infection

  •     For gall stones, liver stones or kidney stones:
  •     Standard Process products: take the following every 15 minutes for 1-3 hours.
  •     10 Orchex
  •     10 B6 Niacinamide
  •    1 dropper of Phosfood in 4-5 ounces of water
  •    10 choline
  •     For liver stones add 10 AF betafood.

•    If you do kinesiology/energy testing, you can test to see when the stones are gone.

•    Gall bladder flushes or cleanses can be purchased at a health food store or on line
•    Drink one quart of fresh apple juice each day for five days. Maintain regular intake of foods.  Prior to the evening meal of the fifth day, take one tablespoon of high quality oil such as olive oil.  Stay near the bathroom and monitor the ileo-cecal valve. This flushes the gall bladder and will often dissolve stones.

Take a look at your diet.  Eliminate soda pop, chocolate, processed foods and sugars.  This will be a great start to helping the gall bladder and liver.  Lots of water, herbal teas and juicing can be of benefit.  If you choose to do juicing, add a little beet to the juice.  Don’t add too much as beet is a liver and gall bladder cleanser and can cleanse too fast.  Less is better in this case.

Obviously there is much more that can be said about the gall bladder health but hopefully this will give you some basic ideas.

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