"For some reason modern medicine has itself turned a corner and entered a darkness and is now committing crimes against humanity unequalled
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NATURAL HEALING 
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INTRODUCTION: by DIANNE JACOBS THOMPSON (under construction)
1979 Around January of that year, I went home to die.   ..cont. 
I was diagnosed with stage 2 stomach cancer, chronic bronchitis, acutely infected ovarian cysts, arthritis, sciatica, low thyroid, anemia and a heart condition. Besides that I had chronic ear infections and long-standing clinical depression. The late Dr. Harold Dick, N.D., known as a "naturopathic oncology pioneer" cured me in 5 weeks. It required the diagnosis (the Carroll Food Test) of digestive enzyme deficiency food intolerances which most people have and few know about, and it also identified the primary tissue salt deficiency, along with treatment with glandular protomorphogens to restore glandular health, and Constitutional Hydrotherapy to bring about detoxification, to stimulate blood circulation and the activity of the vital organs and to jump-start the immune system. It turned out to be the basic foundation of the most successful healing system I've ever witnessed.
1986 My 5-year-old daughter was forcibly vaccinated and immediately developed a flesh-eating infection so virulent that my husband and I became infected from contact. Naturopathic medicine brought us back from the brink.
Later that year we were introduced to escharotic cancer salves and treated a dog tumor, my husband's cirrhosis of the liver, various skin lesions, moles, fungal infections, and a lump in my thigh. It eventually helped clear up the remaining symptoms from my husband's flesh-eating infection after he was forced to submit to antibiotic treatment which made a mess of it. There was much more, gallbladder problems in 1999, adrenal deficiency 2001, injury in 2002, arthritis, diabetes, and other issues between 2003-2012, including glaucoma--cured.

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SUBJECT: GALL BLADDER DISEASE CAUSES, TREATMENT, AND POST SURGICAL PROBLEMS AND ADVICE

http://www.greekmedicine.net/hygiene/Emotions_and_Organs.html

GREEK MEDICINE: EMOTIONS AND ORGANS
The Emotional Life of the Body

In modern medicine, we tend to take a very mechanical view of the body and the physiological functions of its component organs. But in Greek Medicine and other traditional medical systems, the internal organs were seen as being strongly affected by the emotions. These traditional notions of Greek Medicine are as follows:

Liver, Gall Bladder: Bile is produced by the liver and stored in the gall bladder, which makes these two organs vulnerable to negative Choleric emotions like anger, irritability, frustration, resentment, jealousy and envy. These negative Choleric emotions are stored in these organs, and can slowly eat away at them if allowed to fester. Anger and rage can explode upwards from the liver into the head, causing a lot of havoc in their wake: headaches, migraines; red, sore, bloodshot eyes; and muscular tension in the neck and shoulders. Nervous and emotional tension and stress, as well as Melancholic emotions like pensiveness and worry, will stagnate the flow of the Natural Force in the liver, which in turn causes nervous, colicky, Melancholic disturbances of the digestive functions. This excess melancholy often accumulates under the lower ribs, giving a stuffy, distended, congested feeling in the whole chest and diaphragm area.

Stomach: The stomach is a seething cauldron of emotions, and is intimately connected to the Gastric Center, or chakra, also called the Abdominal Center, which governs energy flow and distribution throughout the belly and gut. Choleric emotions like anger, hate, rage and frustration stored here lead to gastritis, ulcers and other Choleric stomach conditions. Many of us hold a lot of Choleric emotions like anger and resentment in our gut. Melancholic emotional stress and tension, as well as pensiveness, worry and anxiety, will stagnate the flow of the Natural Force in the stomach, causing distension, bloating, colic, gas and stomachache. And so, we must always try to be of good cheer when we eat. If accumulated Choleric and Melancholic emotional tensions in the stomach and Gastric Center get very severe, we may experience anorexia, appetite disorders, giddiness, nausea and dry heaves.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/182582-bach-flower-remedies-for-the-liver/

http://floremedies.com/honeysuckle.php

http://www.wholisticresearch.com/info/artshow.php3?artid=208

Bach flower remedies reportedly treat negative emotional states that affect the organs.and promote organ health.

http://hpathy.com/cause-symptoms-treatment/gallbladder-diseases/ --homeopathy treatment (best evaluated and prescribed by a licensed homeopathic physician)


PHYSICAL CAUSES OF A BAD GALLBLADDER (TWO VIEWS)

http://www.drdavidwilliams.com/what-causes-bad-gallbladder#axzz2HvF3qe2q

Discover why a gallbladder malfunctions

Your gallbladder is like a small sack that stores and regulates bile. Bile is a fluid made in the liver that is essential to the digestion of fat.

As fat from your food passes into the small intestine, the gallbladder dumps in the proper amount of bile to aid in fat digestion.

But if the liver is overloaded with too many toxins from health conditions like constipation; persistent drug, alcohol, or hormone use; or contaminated or highly processed foods, the bile it releases to the gallbladder can become extremely concentrated. The gallbladder can then become clogged with the thickened bile or the gallstones that can form due to the extra thick bile.

Once clogged, the gallbladder will likely begin to malfunction and you may experience extremely uncomfortable bloating from 5 to 20 minutes after eating, along with other symptoms of a bad gallbladder.


http://www.drmyattswellnessclub.com/Gallbladder.htm

Gallbladder "Attacks" and Gallstones

How to End the Pain and Save Your Gallbladder

Nearly half a million gallbladder surgeries --- removal, or cholecystectomy to be precise --- are performed each year in the US. Many of the people who give up their gallbladders to such surgery appear to be fine, and the pain of their gallbladder attacks are over. Oddly enough, for many others, gallbladder "attacks" continue even in the absence of a gallbladder - in fact, one authoritative source indicates that Post Cholecystectomy Syndrome (PCS) affects at least 10 to 15% of people who have had their gallbladders removed!

Are the people who have given up their gallbladders really "fine"? And why do others continue to have pain in spite of removal of their gallbladder?

Conventional medical doctors make no attempt to help people "save" their gallbladders when stomach or other symptoms is believed due to gallbladder attacks. In fact, many gallbladders are removed even when scans do not show anything wrong with the gallbladder. Because there is no attempt to preserve this organ in conventional medicine, and because many people feel better after surgical removal of their GB, people mistakenly believe that the gallbladder isn't important and that living without it makes no difference. Unfortunately, this viewpoint is incorrect and can be downright unhealthy.

Contrary to common belief, the gallbladder isn't just a "vestigial organ" with little or no importance. One of the primary jobs of the gallbladder is to control the flow of bile which in turn is needed to absorb fats, oils and fat-soluble nutrients. Once the gallbladder is removed, these functions cannot happen normally, at least not without additional "outside help" from supplementation.

Although steps can be taken to prevent nutrient deficiencies if you have already had your gallbladder removed, let's talk about another important question. How can you get rid of gallbladder "attacks" and keep your gallbladder in the first place? After all, "prevention" is always easier than cure.

The Real Cause of Gallbladder Pain

Gallbladder pain is usually blamed on gallstones, although stones are rarely the cause of intermittent GB discomfort.

Stones of a particular size that get stuck in the bile duct are indeed incredibly painful. If they are not passed quickly, gangrene of the duct and gallbladder can set in with life-threatening complications. This is the only true "surgical emergency" of gallbladder stones.

However, most stones are too large to obstruct the gall duct. Other people have "sand," which is fine particulate that is too small to obstruct the gall duct. So where does the pain come from?

The real cause --- and cure --- of gallbladder pain was discovered back in 1968 by a physician named James C. Breneman. Dr. Breneman was chairman of the Food Allergy Committee of the American College of Allergists, or ACA (now called the American College of Allergy and Immunology, or ACAI). Dr. Breneman discovered that attacks of gallbladder pain are caused by food allergies.

In 1968, he put 69 people who suffered from recurrent gallbladder attacks on an elimination diet to determine their food allergies. Six of the subjects already had their gallbladders removed but were still having gallbladder "attacks," a phenomenon known as "post-cholecystectomy syndrome." Dr. Breneman found that all 69 people --- 100 percent! --- were totally symptom-free of gallbladder pain when they avoided their individual food sensitivities, and all 69 had a recurrence of their symptoms when they ate the foods they reintroduced the foods they were allergic to back into their diets.

The most common allergenic foods were found to be eggs (92.8%), pork (63.8%), onions (52.2%), chicken and turkey (34.8%), milk (24.6%), coffee (21.7% ), and oranges (18.8%). Corn, beans, nuts, apples, tomatoes, peas, cabbage, spices, peanuts, fish, and rye accounted for between 1 to 14.5% of gallbladder attacks. 14 of the 69 study participants (over 20 percent) also had gallbladder attacks caused by medications.

How Allergies Cause Gallbladder Attacks

Illustration of the biliary system, showing the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and the duodenum with the appendant ducts.

The body's reaction to allergic substances is to cause swelling (remember how your nose swells if you have seasonal allergies?). When food and medication allergies cause swelling of the gallbladder ducts, bile flow is obstructed. The symptoms of allergy-caused obstruction are the same as a stone being stuck in the duct. (Hence the blame being laid on a "stone" when in fact, swelling of the tissue caused by a food or medicine reaction is the real culprit).
The Cure for Gallbladder Pain

The real treatment for most GB pain isn't to remove this important organ, but to perform an elimination / challenge diet or food allergy testing and find the offending foods and medications.

The Dangers of Gallbladder Removal

The gallbladder stores and then releases bile in response to fats contained in a meal. Bile is necessary to assist the digestion of fats and fat-soluble vitamins.

When the gallbladder is removed, vitamins A, E, D, K, and essential fatty acids are not absorbed properly. Unfortunately, the symptoms of declining fat-soluble vitamins and essential fats come on slowly and most often, unnoticeably. Health problems can be many and varied, associated with a deficiency of any or all of these fat-soluble vitamins.

What Can Happen Without a Gallbladder?

Vitamin A Deficiency symptoms include changes in vision (night blindness, dry eyes, macular degeneration), decreased immunity and skin diseases.

Vitamin D Deficiency symptoms include cancer, osteoporosis, dental disease and decreased immune function.

Vitamin K Deficiencies are associated with osteoporosis and atherosclerosis

Vitamin E Deficiency is associated with cancer, heart disease, neurological diseases and a long list of other health problems.

Essential Fatty Acids regulate everything from cardiac function to immunity and inflammation.

Who would guess that removal of the gallbladder, especially without replacement of bile salts (which is NEVER suggested in conventional medicine), could contribute to the premature development of so many and varied health problems, all related to fat soluble nutrient assimilation?

Other Nutrients for Gallbladder Health

Low stomach acid can cause or contribute to the development of gallstones. Correcting a stomach acid deficiency is of primary importance when addressing gallbladder health.

Here is more information about the many symptoms and diseases associated with low stomach acid.

Gastric Acid Self-Test
Low (NOT High) Stomach Acid Causes GERD and a Surprising Number of Health Problems

The stomach's primary job is to digest protein and emulsify fats, and it does this by making an extremely powerful acid called hydrochloric acid (HCL) and a protein-digesting enzyme called pepsin. The hydrochloric acid made by a healthy stomach is one million times stronger than the mild acidity of urine or saliva. A leather-like strip of jerky can be quickly turned into "beef soup" by the action of hydrochloric acid and pepsin in the stomach. That's how normal digestion is supposed to work.

But just like the rest of an aging body, the stomach's hydrochloric acid and pepsin production decreases over time. As a result, we do not digest food as well. Many older studies conducted on several thousand people in the 1930's and 1940's showed that half of all people by age 60 were functioning at only 50% gastric acid output. Numerous contemporary studies verify that that stomach acid production often declines with age.

Jonathan Wright, M.D., well-known and respected holistic physician, states:

“Although research in this area is entirely inadequate, its been my clinical observation that calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, chromium, selenium, manganese, vanadium, molybdenum, cobalt, and many other micro-trace elements are not nearly as well-absorbed in those with poor stomach acid as they are in those whose acid levels are normal. When we test plasma amino acid levels for those with poor stomach function, we frequently find lower than usual levels of one or more of the eight essential amino acids: isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. Often there are functional insufficiencies of folic acid and/or vitamin B12.”

Remember, these are essential nutrients. Deficiencies of any single one of them can cause serious health problems over time. Weak bones, diminish immune function, failing memory, loss of eyesight and many other “diseases of aging” are often the result of decreased stomach function.
Diseases Associated with Low Gastric Function
Low stomach acid is associated with the following conditions:

Acne rosacea
Addison’s disease
Allergic reactions
Candidiasis (chronic)
Cardiac arrhythmias
Celiac disease
Childhood asthma
Chronic autoimmune hepatitis
Chronic cough
Dermatitis herpeteformis
Diabetes (type I)

Eczema
Gallbladder disease
GERD
Graves disease (hyperthyroid)
Iron deficiency anemia
Laryngitis (chronic)
Lupus erythromatosis
Macular degeneration
Multiple sclerosis
Muscle Cramps
Myasthenia gravis

Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)
Osteoporosis
Pernicious anemia
Polymyalgia rheumatica
Reynaud’s syndrome
Rheumatoid arthritis
Scleroderma
Sjogren’s syndrome
Stomach cancer
Ulcerative colitis
Vitiligo

It also appears that many cases of depression, which appear related to too little neurotransmitters (which in turn are made from amino acids) may in fact be inability to absorb the necessary precursors due to - you guessed it - low stomach acid. I suspect there are a large number of other diseases that begin with a failing digestive system and that have not yet been recognized as such.

Even so, many people who have low stomach acid do not have symptoms of heartburn, “acid indigestion” or GERD.

The Gastric Acid Function Self-Test  http://www.drmyattswellnessclub.com/medicaltests.htm#GASTRIC

You can perform a gastric acid self-test at home using some betain HCL capsules taken with meals. If digestion improves - bingo! You’re hydrochloric acid deficient. If you did not have any digestive complaints but you don't feel anything with added HCL, it is highly likely that you have a stomach acid deficiency and would benefit from taking betain HCL with meals.

This issue of low stomach acid is central to so many diseases that I recommend a gastric acid self-test to EVERYONE over age 50 and anyone under age 50 who has any medical complaint related to nutrient deficiency.

I’ve put together a “Gastric Acid Function Self Test Kit” that includes full instructions for testing your own stomach acid plus “test sizes” of the supplements - including hydrochloric acid and pepsin - needed for the test.

It’s super-easy with the included instructions - no blood draws, needles, sample collections or anything yucky or unpleasant!

Testing your own digestive function is simple and easy, and it could save you much grief, sickness, and yes, heartburn.

And here is a simple self-test kit to help you determine if you need supplemental betaine hydrochloride:
http://www.drmyattswellnessclub.com/GastricAcidFunction.htm

Magnesium deficiency is extremely common among people who suffer from gallbladder pain and stones (even when the stones are not the actual cause of the pain). And if magnesium deficiency relates to the development of stones, the news gets even worse for those who don't supplement: 60% of post-GB removal patients suffer from magnesium deficiency and 40% from calcium/magnesium deficiency.

A high-quality daily multiple vitamin/mineral supplement such as Maxi Multi contains a full daily recommended dose of magnesium and calcium. For those taking "one-per day" multiples or no extra supplementation at all, additional magnesium supplementation is highly recommended.

References

  1. Jensen, Steen W. "Postcholecystectomy Syndrome" Jan 16, 2008 http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/192761-overview
  2. “Fast Stats: Inpatient Surgery, 2002,” U.S. Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov), accessed 8/25/04
  3. Breneman JC “Allergy Elimination as the Most Effective Gallbladder Diet.” Annals of Allergy 1968; 26; 83-89
  4. Breneman, James C. Basics of Food Allergy. Springfield (IL): CC Thomas (pub), 1978.
    Tsai CJ, Leitzmann MF, Willett WC, Giovannucci EL. Long-term effect of magnesium consumption on the risk of symptomatic gallstone disease among men. Am J Gastroenterol. 2008 Feb;103(2):375-82. Epub 2007 Dec 12.
  5. Szántay J, Varga D, Porr PJ. Post-cholecystectomy syndrome and magnesium deficit.Acta Physiol Hung. 1992;80(1-4):391-8.

http://tinyurl.com/a46e2tz

Drink 1/4 a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar (preferably stored in glass). If possible, also chase it with 8 ounces of apple juice (preferably organic), or mix both together. Most of the pain should disappear within 15 minutes. One core lesson that alternative medicine has taught us is to never underestimate the power of Apple Cider Vinegar, and the apples that keep the doctors away. It is like the garlic that keeps away the vampires.

General Prevention and Treatment of Gallstones

The following natural treatment protocol is for liver dysfunction. In addition to helping combat gallstones (liver stones), it will holistically improve a person's overall health.

Reduce Fats: Reduce fat intake overall, especially unnatural and toxic fats like hydrogenated oils, soy, and canola. Natural fats (like butter) are better, but should be used sparingly nonetheless.

Omega-3 Supplementation

Niacin (Vitamin B3): This is helpful for people with cholesterol or skin problems.

Red Yeast Rice: Reduces cholesterol, and its active compound is used to make pharmaceutical drugs for cholesterol. This has the benefits of the drugs, without the dangers, addictions, or expense.

For years, the F.D.A. tried to block sales of unprocessed red yeast rice and supplemental extracts because they competed with the patented drugs that are based on red yeast rice, and the all-natural rice was conveniently reclassified as a "drug". This has become a common trick ever since Congress forebode the F.D.A. from regulating supplements, in lieu of their past abusive behaviors; so nowadays, any supplement that they target is reclassified as a 'drug'. Of course, the F.D.A. claimed to be concerned about the safety and effectiveness of unregulated rice consumption. You're buying into that, right?

Sunlight: It converts the excess cholesterol reserves stored inside skin into Vitamin D3, by first converting it into D2 (used by the liver to make D3). Therefore, sunlight helps in multiple categories. It dramatically boosts the immune system, and D3 is known as "The anti-cancer vitamin" (even though, technically, B17 is more powerful).

Exercise

Milk Thistle: A liver tonic.

Dandelion Root: A liver tonic.

Avoid Lecithin and all Soy Products: Soy products can have disastrous effects upon hormone balance, and this is especially true for women. They attack the thyroid. The presence of gallstones has been shown to have a relationship with hormone imbalances. Also, be advised that all soy is now genetically engineered.

Vitamin C: Makes cholesterol more water soluble, allowing the body to better eliminate it.

Turmeric: Increases the solubility of bile.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemonade, or Apple Juice: Supplementing with several tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar per day is best.

Castor Oil Transdermal Packs: Neutralizes inflammation when applied over the gallbladder. A rag must be soaked in pure, cold pressed castor oil that is obtained from a health food store beforehand. The excess should be squeezed out just prior to use. Next the rag(s) should be placed on bare skin over the organ(s). Put a piece of plastic on top of the rag(s). Then place a hot water bottle on top of that. The hot water bottle should be made as hot as possible, so long as the patient can tolerate it. If the person is numbed by drugs or otherwise, then use some common sense in helping the person get a safe level of heat. This transdermal system should remain in place for a minimum of 30 minutes, and doing this daily will benefit most patients. It is also recommend that the immediate area below be covered in plastic too, because some of the castor oil will run down onto furniture or floors. It can be rather messy.

Licorice

The 2 Day Naturopathic Gallbladder Cleanse Procedure (to avoid surgery)

This is a high-speed cleanse for liver and gallbladder stones that we had forgotten, and lost from our records. We thank a lady named Nandana T. Pai for posting enough information to Yahoo! Answers for us to reconstruct this protocol. There are other, more thorough cleanses available, but these take a minimum of a week to implement. We figure that whenever somebody is trying to rid themselves of gallstones, then they are going to want fast relief.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
1 large grapefruit (or 2 small)
3 lemons (optional)
4 tbs. Epsom Salt

Procedure:

Test to see if you have a bad reaction to Epsom Salt by holding about a 1/4 tsp. of it in your mouth for about half a minute, and then swallow it. If there are any problems, then this entire procedure is a no-go. This is essential for safety, because an allergic reaction to the massive amounts given later could be fatal.

Choose a day like Saturday for the cleanse, since you will be able to rest the next day.
Discontinue all medicines, vitamins, pills, and herbs if possible.

Eat a no-fat breakfast and lunch, such as cooked cereal with fruit, fruit juice, bread and preserves or honey, baked potato, or other vegetables with salt only. Consume no butter, milk, or cheese. This fat free diet allows bile to build up and develop pressure in the liver.

At 2:00 P.M.: Discontinue all food. No cheating! Breaking this rule could cause later illness and failure of the flush. Prepare the Epsom Salt mixture by mixing 4 tbs. in 3 cups water inside a large jar. This makes four servings of 3/4 a cup. Set the jar in the refrigerator to get it cold (this is for convenience and improved taste). We recommend substituting the 3 cups of water with 3 cups fresh grapefruit juice, or fresh apple juice. Both have properties that aid the cleanse.

At 6:00 P.M.: Drink one serving (3/4 of a cup) of the Epsom Salt solution. You may add 1/8 tsp. of Vitamin C powder to improve the taste. You may also drink a few mouthfuls of water afterward, or rinse your mouth. Place the cold pressed olive oil and grapefruit on the kitchen counter to warm up.

At 8:00 P.M.: Repeat by drinking another 3/4 cup of Epsom Salt solution. Ready yourself for going to sleep, because timing is critical for success.

At 9:45 P.M.: Pour 1/2 a cup of olive oil into the pint jar. Wash grapefruit in hot water and dry. Then squeeze out the juice, by hand, into the measuring cup. Remove excessive pulp. You may add lemonade to improve the flavor. Add the juice(s) to the olive oil. Seal the jar tightly and shake hard until watery (only fresh grapefruit juice does this). This should make at least 1/2 a cup (3/4 a cup is better) of this mixture, but do not drink it yet. Visit the bathroom, even if it makes you late for your ten o'clock drink. Do not be more than 15 minutes late, or you will expel fewer stones.

10:00 P.M.: Drink the olive oil solution. Take 4 chamomile capsules with the first sips to help you sleep through the night. Drinking through a large plastic straw helps it go down easier. You may use oil and vinegar salad dressing, or straight honey to chase it down between sips. Have these ready in a tablespoon on the kitchen counter. Make certain you drink it standing up. Get it down within 5 minutes (fifteen minutes for very elderly or weak persons). Lie down immediately afterwards on your right side. The sooner that you lie down, the more stones you will get out. Be prepared for bed ahead of time. Do not bother with cleaning, because timing is important. Try to keep perfectly still for at least 20 minutes. You may feel a train of stones traveling along the bile ducts like marbles. There should be no pain because the bile ducts are dilated to full size due to the Epsom Salt solution. Go to sleep.
Next morning: Upon awakening take your third dose of Epsom Salt solution. If you have indigestion or nausea at any point, treat with ginger supplements. and wait until it has passed before drinking the Epsom Salt solution. If you absolutely can not hold the ginger in the stomach, then hold the ginger powder in the mouth for direct blood absorption through the cheek tissues. You should go back to bed as before. Do not begin this step before 6:00 A.M..

Two hours later: Take your final dose of the Epsom Salt solution. You may go back to bed again.
After two more hours, you may finally eat again. Begin with only fruit juices. Half an hour later, eat fruit. One hour later, you may eat regular foods, but keep the meal light. By evening, you should feel recovered.
Expect diarrhea during this procedure. It is normal, so do not be alarmed.

Epilogue

These methods do not butcher an already weakened body, and they leave the person stronger in both the short and the long term. They are cheap, fast, effective, all natural, and generally very safe. Unlike 'conventional' medical treatments, these methods will usually cure the problem, instead of merely suppressing the symptoms until the problem becomes much worse.

Discard our suggestions if you have allergies or other negative reactions to any of the ingredients used for these treatments.


http://www.drdavidwilliams.com/bad-gallbladder-natural-treatments#food_and_nutrients_to_promote_flow

Sauerkraut  http://www.drdavidwilliams.com/sauerkraut-recipe#axzz2HvCP1nnx

by Dr. David Williams

Traditional fermented foods like sauerkraut are usually bursting with beneficial lactic acid bacteria that boost digestive health. But because the FDA requires commercial sauerkraut to be pasteurized, which effectively destroys all the bacteria in it—including the beneficial bacteria—homemade sauerkraut is definitely a better choice to improve your digestive health.

The following sauerkraut recipe is from Sally Fallon's book, Nourishing Traditions. If you don't have it in your health library, I highly recommend that you purchase it. Only one chapter deals with lactic acid–fermented foods, but it contains numerous recipes, including not only sauerkraut, but also pickled cucumbers, garlic, beets, radish, corn relish, potatoes, various chutneys, Korean kimchi, and more.
Sauerkraut

(Makes 1 quart)

4 cups of shredded cabbage, loosely packed
1 teaspoon juniper berries
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 tablespoons liquid whey (if not available, add an additional 1 teaspoon salt)*
1 cup filtered water**

In a bowl, mix cabbage with juniper berries, cumin, and mustard seeds. Mash or pound with a wooden pounder for several minutes to release juices. Place in a quart-sized wide-mouth Mason jar and pack down with the pounder. Mix water with salt and whey and pour into jar. Add more water if needed to bring liquid to top of cabbage. There should be about one inch of space between the top of the cabbage and the top of the jar. Place a lid on the jar and close very tightly. Lacto-fermentation is an anaerobic (without oxygen) process and the presence of oxygen, once fermentation has begun, will ruin the final product. Keep at room temperature for about three days, then transfer to a root cellar or the top shelf of your refrigerator. The sauerkraut can be eaten immediately but it improves with age.

*If you use whey, it must be in the liquid form, not powdered. You can make your own whey by pouring yogurt into cheesecloth, a coffee filter, or a clean kitchen towel. Capture the whey liquid as it drips into another container. Using whey allows you to decrease the amount of salt needed and improve consistency. It is naturally rich in both lactic acid and lactic acid-producing bacteria.

**Don't use tap water if it is chlorinated. The chlorine can destroy the lactic microbial organisms and prevent the fermentation.
Note

It's normal for white spots or a white film to form on the surface of the liquid covering the sauerkraut. It's a form of yeast called kahm. Although it's totally harmless, it can impart a bad taste to the cabbage so I would recommend simply removing it gently with a spoon before removing any of the sauerkraut.

Read more: http://www.drdavidwilliams.com/sauerkraut-recipe#ixzz2HvDMEowF



http://lauraraycwc.hubpages.com/hub/Gallstones-An-Alternative-Treatment


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Critical Advice to Follow After the Removal of Your Gallbladder

by Dr. David Williams

[Critical Advice to Follow After the Removal of Your Gallbladder]
Learn how to boost your digestion after having a bad gallbladder removed

Often after a bad gallbladder is removed, you will have more difficulty digesting and assimilating fats. (Learn more specifics about how the removal of your gallbladder leads to impaired digestion.) This can cause a wide variety of problems such as:

Skin disorders
Vision and eye problems (cataracts)
Fatty tumors
Bruising
Strokes
Atherosclerosis

To avoid these health concerns after the removal of your gallbladder, there is one step every patient should take: Use bile salt supplements regularly. There are several bile salt products available. Two I recommend are: Lipo-Complex from Progressive Labs. The other is Standard Process's Cholacol, and it is distributed only through doctors' offices. To locate a doctor who can get Cholacol for you, email Standard Process at info@standardprocess.com.


http://www.drdavidwilliams.com/importance-of-bile-acid#axzz2HS8Z3MMe

You've (Hopefully) Got Some Gall

by Dr. David Williams

If you ask most doctors about bile, the common response would be that it’s simply a digestive fluid put out by the liver that aids in the absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins. However, research from the Baylor College of Medicine indicates that your body’s ability to regenerate liver tissue depends on signals that indicate there is an imbalance in bile levels.

While bile is made in the liver, it is stored and concentrated in the gallbladder—another component that most doctors feel patients can easily live without. As a result, over half a million people each year in the US alone lose their gallbladder to surgery and are still being told there will be few, if any, long–term negative consequences. This should be a crime.

Bile acids are produced from cholesterol in your liver and then flow into your gallbladder where they are stored and concentrated as much as fivefold. As your body senses the movement of fat into the small intestine, the gallbladder releases the bile to emulsify the fat—making it easier to absorb. As the bile continues through the digestive tract, 90 to 95 percent of it is reabsorbed from the large intestine and returned to the liver, where it is reused as many as twenty times.

With a healthy gallbladder, proper amounts of bile are released into the digestive tract as needed. Without a gallbladder, there is a continuous trickle of bile into your system regardless of the presence or absence of fat. The failure to match bile output to fat presence jeopardizes one’s ability to properly digest fat and, eventually, leads to deficiencies in fat-soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids, poor cholesterol metabolism, and the absorption of improperly digested fat globules.

This latest research has shown that exposure to higher relative amounts of bile acids triggers regeneration in damaged portions of the liver—which helps explain why individuals who take drugs that sequester bile acids, such as cholesterol-lowering drugs, can’t regenerate liver tissue.

Interestingly, animals that were bred with the inability to regenerate their liver—due to a lack of ability to recognize increased bile acid levels—regained the power of regeneration when they were given bile acids in their diet.

This is another prime example that illustrates the long-term consequences of unnecessary surgery and drug use. Continuing to take cholesterol-lowering medication in the presence of liver disease could be disastrous. Example conditions, as indicated by deteriorating liver function tests, include hepatitis, cirrhosis, cysts, Reye’s syndrome, liver cancer, sarcoidosis, Wilson’s disease, and hemochromatosis.

An Imbalance of Bile Can Unbalance Your Scale

On a related front, researchers have demonstrated that an imbalance of bile acids might be contributing to the current pandemic of obesity in the Western world.

As I stated before, the classical role of bile acid is thought to be one of enhancing fat absorption in the intestine. Just recently in France, however, researchers clearly demonstrated that bile acids also regulate the metabolism of fat by stimulating the production of active thyroid hormone within fat cells. When animals were given bile acids, their metabolism in brown fat tissue increased. The intake of the bile acids also prevented obesity and insulin resistance.

Many scientists now feel that bile acids, through natural metabolic stimulation and fat breakdown, may be one of the safer and more effective tools to increase fat loss and help control body weight. When you put the number of people who have hypothyroidism together with the ability of bile acids to increase thyroid hormone production, it makes perfect sense. (Dr. Broda Barnes, an acclaimed physician whose work helped identify many of the dangers of hypothyroidism decades ago, estimated in the 1970s as many as 40 percent of the adult population suffered from hypothyroidism. Personally, I think that was a conservative estimate, and the numbers haven’t gone down any since.) Research has also shown that anything you can do to improve thyroid function will decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease, improve energy levels, improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and provide a long list of other benefits.

I strongly suggest that you check your current multivitamin/mineral supplement and make sure it contains bile as one of its ingredients. Bile supplementation is particularly crucial if you take cholesterol–lowering drugs, no longer have your gallbladder, and/or have problems digesting fatty foods. There are several bile salt products on the market, and many can be found in your local health food store. I use the product called Cholacol from Standard Process. I recommend taking two tablets immediately before a meal.

Beets Can’t Be Beat

When talking about the need for bile acids, vegetarians often express their reluctance to use supplements that contain ox bile. Unfortunately, it is often the true vegetarians who demonstrate the greatest need for additional bile acids. I suspect this situation is due in part to the fact that their diet generally includes more fiber, which tends to bind with the bile salts and causes them to be excreted rather than reabsorbed. Diets like these require an increase in the production of bile salts.

Beets and beet juice are often used as substitutes for bile supplementation. While beets may be very beneficial for your health, they are not a substitute for bile acids and salts. Beets are rich in betaine, which stimulates liver cell function and provides a protective effect for the liver and bile ducts. One recent study found that ingesting beets can have a significant tumor–inhibiting effect and help prevent cancer.

One benefit of betaine that has recently come to light is its ability to reduce homocysteine levels. Homocysteine, you’ll recall, is the toxic amino acid that increases your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Betaine, also known as trimethylglycine (TMG), is a minor “mood enhancer.” Through a series of events, it increases serotonin levels and can be used to help relieve many cases of depression. Beets (cooked, raw, or juiced) are highly underutilized in this country as a medicinal food—and it seems that hardly anyone praises the benefits of the leaves of the beet plant. Beets belong to the same plant family as spinach, and they are just as nutritious, even though they have never received the positive publicity that spinach received because of the old Popeye the Sailor Man character.

By the time EC Segar created Popeye in the 1920s in his “Thimble Theatre” comic strip, spinach had already become a growing favorite among the health crowd. He picked the vegetable as Popeye’s secret for strength—a view that was reinforced by Max Fleisher’s Popeye cartoons in the 1930s—and beet leaves subsequently fell by the wayside. If you juice, definitely try a mixture of beets and carrots, and use the beet leaves as you would spinach. Just don’t expect to get the same results as Popeye...unless you include the bile acids in your daily routine.

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Dianne Jacobs Thompson  Est. 2003
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