Why a Gallbladder Diet is Important

Gall Bladder DietA healthy gallbladder diet is essential in preventing gallstones and gall bladder disease as a result of poor diet. This disease has been observed to be high in people who are overweight and consume high amounts of fatty foods.

Those who are more prone to the disorder are:

  • people over the age of fifty
  • women
  • those with diabetes
  • people that have high cholesterol levels
  • those that suffer from gastrointestinal disorders

A good gall bladder diet can help improve the health of your gallbladder and reduce the symptoms associated with the disease. It can also aid in preventing complications which may arise as a result of gallbladder disease.

If you follow an unhealthy gallbladder diet menu, gallstones can often form as a result, which clog your bile ducts and hamper the normal operation of the gallbladder. In case you never knew, your gallbladder is the organ that assists the liver in digesting fats; it holds the bile that comes from the liver and only releases it when digestion demands it.

Gall bladder problems start when calcium, cholesterol and bile salts build up inside the organ, causing inflammation and swelling. It is also accompanied by pain, which is very discomforting. There are also cases where bacterial infection is involved.

Having a healthy diet can help prevent such conditions, before you have to resort to gallbladder remedies.

A diseased gallbladder may lead to more serious complications, where the only solution would be to remove the entire organ. Among the conditions that can be caused by gallstones are:

  • Cholecystitis (swelling and inflammation of the gall bladder)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Cholangitis (infection of the bile duct and gall bladder)
  • Choledocholitiasis (when gallstones pile up inside the bile duct)

A diet that is good for the gallbladder cannot eliminate gallstones that are large, but it can help in the removal of small stones. The right diet also helps in stopping the formation of new stones inside the organ or bile duct.

By limiting the amount of fat that you eat regularly, you can improve most of the symptoms associated with gallstones and gallbladder disease.

Among the foods that you should avoid in a diet for gallbladder issues are:

  • foods full of saturated fat – like bacon, sausages, pork, ribs and salami
  • dairy products – which include milk and cheese

One diet that helped when I had gallstones was in Joe Barton’s Gallstone Removal Report. It was really simple to follow and it actually helped me get rid of gallstones naturally.

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  1. bruni

    thank you ………………I will follow your advice and hopefully take care of my gall problem the natural way

    1. Terry Post author

      Hi Gerald,

      This site is focused on treatment (for people that already know that they have gallstones), which is why not many of the signs or symptoms have been outlined.

      But to answer your question, usually your stool will be a clay-color if the main bile duct is blocked by your gallstones. You see, not everyone’s main bile duct gets completely blocked when they have gallstones. And it should only be a cause for concern if your stool is persistently this color.

      I hope that clears things up for you.


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