Things to reduce or avoid for gallbladder health: Foods from the cabbage family: broccoli, cabbage, lettuce Reduce Sodium Reduce cholesterol rich foods such as red meats, dairy products and eggs Reduce foods known to be common allergens such as gluten-containing grains, soy products, corn, peanuts and citrus. Avoid large meals especially before bed time. Try not to eat 3 hours before bed.
Tips for supporting the liver and gallbladder: Eat foods that promote bile formation such as: raw shredded beets, organic apples and ginger. Eat bitter foods such as dandelion greens and other dark leafy greens. Bitters stimulate the flow of bile in the gall bladder, helping us digest fats. Try adding them in salads, or even eating a few leaves while preparing a meals so that the bile is ready to emulsify whatever fat you consume. Take fish oil capsules – It contains omega 3 oils which are known to block cholesterol formation in bile Vitamin C rich foods such as papaya, red bell peppers, strawberries, oranges and lemons. Hydration: Drink at least 8 glasses of mineralized water a day. We recommend 1 liter per 50 lbs of body weight. Foods rich in pyridoxal, folate and cobalamin are three effective nutrients that support the livers biochemical pathways. (see below) Pyridoxial rich foods: Potatoes, bananas, garbanzo beans, and chicken breast. Folate rich roods: Beef liver, spinach, and asparagus. Cobalamin rich foods: Trout, salmon, beef, clams, and oysters. Eat foods high in minerals: copper, zinc, selenium and potassium such as: squash, avocados, shellfish, and spinach. Stress management: Breathing, yoga, regular exercise Support the pancreas by stabilizing blood sugar. Increase antioxidants: Raw cacao, acai berry, blueberries, prunes, pomegranates, kale brussel sprouts, beets and red bell peppers. Avoid hydrogenated fats and oils
The Liver Tincture:
This is a powerful detoxing combination of herbs that purifies the blood, contains high antioxidant values, nourishes and aids in rebuilding the liver, helps to level the hormones, and stimulates the digestive system. You can purchase the following herbs formulated for this this special liver tincture at http://www.bulkherbstore.com
Herbs: Indian gooseberry/amalaki turmeric ginger dandelion leaf licorice root burdock root milk thistle seed hawthorn berries ginseng root astragalus root St. John’s Wort Directions: Fill a clean glass canning jar 1/3 full with dried herbs. Add vodka up to one inch to the top. Screw lid on tightly and store in a cool, dark place. Shake 3-7 times a week. The tincture needs to sit at least 2-6 weeks. Strain tincture and pour into a colored glass bottle, closing the lid tightly. Alcohol tinctures will last 2-3 years. Tinctures need to be kept in a cool, dark place such as a cabinet.
Why use vodka? Water rolls off the liver, where alcohol goes straight to it, taking the herbs with it.
To support and regenerate the liver: Take one dropper full (1/2 tsp) 3 times a day for 3 to 6 months.
Liver and gallbladder cleansing juice recipe: 3 kale leaves 1 handful dandelion greens 3 stocks of celery 1 handful of parsley 1 large beet 1'' section of ginger (peeled) 2 green apples 1 cucumber 2 lemons
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