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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Gallbladder Diet - Dr. Axe

These foods can help reduce gallbladder distress and are easier for the body to digest. Try this gallbladder diet for fast relief from gallbladder distress.

High fiber foods – Aim for 30-40g of fiber per day which can help reduce the risk of gallstones.

Beets, artichoke, and dandelion greens – These vegetables help improve bile flow which break down fat.

Coconut oil – Coconut oil contains easiest form of fat for the body to digest which are MCFA’s.  Still, don’t do more than 1 tbsp at a time.

Sprouted seeds – Sprouted flax, chia, hemp, and pumpkin seeds are easier to digest and can reduce inflammation.  But only consume 1-2 tbsp of sprouted nuts and seeds at a time because you don’t want to over consume fat.

Raw food diet – People who eat a diet high in raw plants like fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds tend to have lower occurrence of gallstones.

Lean Protein – Including lean sources of organic protein in a gallbladder diet can relieve stress. Consider chicken, turkey, grass-fed beef, bison wild caught fish and organic protein powder.

Gallbladder Problem Foods to Avoid

Fried foods and hydrogenated oils – These foods can worsen gallbladder problems.

Sugar and simple carbohydrates – Sugar can increase the likelihood the gallbladder will form a gallstone.

Foods you might be allergic too – Gallbladder problems are potentially related to food allergies.

Pork and conventional meats – Pork and conventional grain-fed animals are high in fats that increase inflammation.

Conventional dairy products – These foods are pro-inflammatory and can cause your body to produce more gallstones.

High fat foods – Any food high in fat including healthy vegetables oils like olive oil can cause issues as well as healthy fats like almond butter.

Top 5 Natural Gallbladder Remedies

#1 Lipase Enzymes (2 caps with meals)
The enzyme lipase helps improve fat digestion and the use of bile.  Take 2 caps with meals.

#2 Bile Salts or Ox Bile (500-1000 mg with meals)
Bile salts and ox bile improve the breakdown of fats and can greatly improve gallbladder distress.  Take 2 caps with meals.

#3 Milk Thistle (150 mg 2x daily)
Milk Thistle increases bile flow and aids the liver and gallbladder in detoxification.

#4 Turmeric (1,000mg daily)
Turmeric and its compound curcumin have anti-inflammatory properties and improves bile flow.

#5 Dandelion root (500 mg with meals)
Helps improve bile flow.


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