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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Gallstones & Garlic

Benefits of Cayenne & Garlic for Gallstones: The gall bladder stores bile secreted by the liver. Bile assists in digestion and absorption of fats, fat soluble vitamins, minerals and calcium. As bile accumulates in the gallbladder, it coagulates and slowly forms gallstones. You experience pain when the gallbladder attempts to push large gallstones through the bile duct. The benefits of cayenne and garlic for gallstones are pain relief, increase of circulation, stimulation of the liver and reduction of stones. This herbal liver flush for gallstones should only be used under the direction of your physician.  http://www.ehow.com/about_5476378_benefits-cayenne-garlic-gallstones.html

Organic Food is Important: The liver is the root of the problem here and the pesticides and herbicides used in commercial fruits and vegetables causes extra burden on the liver and therefore the gallbladder.

Another priceless benefit of garlic … is liver protection. In this regard, many of the studies are on aged garlic. Garlic is a powerful detoxifying agent that can protect against various liver toxins. In an experimental study, garlic protected against acetaminophen induced liver toxicity. This means that individuals who are taking Tylenol® may find garlic beneficial. http://www.starthealthylife.com/page241.htm

[This is not medicine or medical advice. Nutritional supplements may react adversely with over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Consult the prescribing physician before taking nutritional supplements and for the diagnosis and treatment of all illness and medical concerns.
For Good Health, Naturally The TONIC Nutritional Garlic Supplement contains Garlic; Lemons, Apple Cider Vinegar.] 


What are gallstones?
Gallstones are small, pebble-like substances that develop in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped sac located below your liver in the right upper abdomen. Gallstones form when liquid stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material. The liquid—called bile—helps the body digest fats. Bile is made in the liver then stored in the gallbladder until the body needs it. The gallbladder contracts and pushes the bile into a tube—called the common bile duct—that carries it to the small intestine, where it helps with digestion.

The two types of gallstones are cholesterol stones and pigment stones. Cholesterol stones are usually yellow-green and are made primarily of hardened cholesterol. They account for about 80 percent of gallstones. Pigment stones are small, dark stones made of bilirubin. Gallstones can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. The gallbladder can develop just one large stone, hundreds of tiny stones, or a combination of the two.

What causes gallstones?
Scientists believe cholesterol stones form when bile contains too much cholesterol, too much bilirubin, or not enough bile salts, or when the gallbladder does not empty completely or often enough. The reason these imbalances occur is not known.

The cause of pigment stones is not fully understood. The stones tend to develop in people who have liver cirrhosis, biliary tract infections, or hereditary blood disorders—such as sickle cell anemia—in which the liver makes too much bilirubin.

The mere presence of gallstones may cause more gallstones to develop. Other factors that contribute to the formation of gallstones, particularly cholesterol stones, include:

Sex: Women are twice as likely as men to develop gallstones. Excess estrogen from pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy, and birth control pills appears to increase cholesterol levels in bile and decrease gallbladder movement, which can lead to gallstones.

Weight: A large clinical study showed that being even moderately overweight increases the risk for developing gallstones. The most likely reason is that the amount of bile salts in bile is reduced, resulting in more cholesterol. Increased cholesterol reduces gallbladder emptying. Obesity is a major risk factor for gallstones, especially in women.

Family history: Gallstones often run in families, pointing to a possible genetic link.

Diet: Diets high in fat and cholesterol and low in fiber increase the risk of gallstones due to increased cholesterol in the bile and reduced gallbladder emptying.

Rapid weight loss: As the body metabolizes fat during prolonged fasting and rapid weight loss—such as “crash diets”—the liver secretes extra cholesterol into bile, which can cause gallstones.

Age: People older than age 60 are more likely to develop gallstones than younger people.

Cholesterol-lowering drugs: Drugs that lower cholesterol levels in the blood actually increase the amount of cholesterol secreted into bile.

Diabetes: People with diabetes generally have high levels of fatty acids called triglycerides.







The TONIC Nutritional Garlic Supplement is made from a centuries-old recipe originally taken seasonally to prevent colds and flu. The combination of organic ingredients contains the power of raw garlic and no unpleasant residue formulated to help maintain Good Health, Naturally.

This is not medicine or medical advice. Supplements may react adversely with synthetic drugs.
Consult doctor for all health concerns.


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