Why am I talking about the gallbladder so much? I myself had an 8 day streak of gallbladder attacks- I was pretty sure that I may have to go out and get mine removed which I was DETERMINED for that not to happen. Eventually- I had a large Ascaris lumbricoides parasite come out! Western medicine acts as if its totally okay to just remove your gallbladder- which some people need in an emergency situation but the gallbladder is NOT an optional organ. It has an important job & the symptoms of gallbladder issues can be very different than you may think. Heres all about the gallbladder and some protocols I've used with myself and clients to help support their gallbladder, preventitve care to avoid removal, and to support if they already got theirs removed!
What is the gallblader?
The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located just beneath the liver in the upper right side of the abdomen. Its primary function is to store and concentrate bile, a digestive fluid produced by the liver. Bile is essential for the digestion and absorption of fats in the small intestine.
What does the gallbladder do?
Bile Production: The liver continuously produces bile, which is a yellow-green fluid containing water, electrolytes, bile acids, cholesterol, and bilirubin.
Bile Storage and Concentration: After being produced by the liver, bile is transported to the gallbladder through small ducts. In the gallbladder, bile is stored and concentrated. The concentration occurs as water and electrolytes are absorbed, making the bile more potent.
Release of Bile: When you consume a meal, especially one containing fats, the gallbladder contracts and releases the concentrated bile into the small intestine through the common bile duct. The bile helps emulsify fats, breaking them into smaller droplets, which aids in the digestion and absorption of fats by enzymes.
Assisting in Nutrient Absorption: Bile not only helps with the digestion of fats but also facilitates the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins A, D, E, and K) and some nutrients in the small intestine.
Symptoms of gallbladder issues:
Severe pain in the upper right or center abdomen
Pain between shoulder blades
Tenderness of the abdomen when touched
Nausea (especially in the morning)
Pain after high fat meals
Feeling full after eating
Estrogen dominance (gb helps get rid of excess estrogen)
Sinus issues & post nasal drip
Tightness (muscle/fascia) on the outer edge of the legs
So what stresses the gallbladder?
Fungus clogs up the gallbladder, it causes the bile acid to bleed into the pancreas. This causes the pancreas to create excrete insulin, which is a major cause of aging and also brain damage. Too much insulin in the blood causes hypoglycemia. Symptoms of hypoglycemia includes shakiness, pounding heart, crankiness and hunger headaches. Excessive insulin also makes your body store glucose, fats and proteins that you really don’t need. The pancreas is responsible for making enzymes that are crucial for digestion and for making chemicals necessary for proper body function.
“Because of the fungus, the bile acids damage the pancreas and destroys its ability to seek out cancerous cells and provide insulin, which slowly turns the body diabetic. When the gallbladder gets clogged up with fungus and the bile starts to back up into the liver through the liver ducts, eventually damaging the liver, which is the primary organ that produces chemicals in the body.” Because bile is no longer digesting fats, it cannot be turned into good cholesterol in the liver. This poses a major problem as all our hormones are made from cholesterol, so hormone issues will begin.
Most people get the gallbladder removed at this point, which doesn’t fix the issue and eventually symptoms return or get worse.
The fact that fungal infections deprives our body of proper hormone balance causes a cascade effect which affects every aspect of our lives. Fungal infections cause multiple malfunctions throughout the body which results in sickness, cancer and an overall depressed sense of well being. If your body isn’t happy and healthy, your relationships will not be either.
So what can we do? How to support the gallbladder:
How to support gallbladder:
Balance blood sugar + reduce processed sugar (YES the gallbladder issues/disease are associated with insulin resistance. There is a crucial link between insulin resistance and gallstone susceptibility.)
Exercise (any kind-avoid sedentary lifestyle)
Releasing emotions like anger and frustration, stubbornness
Addressing parasites like Clonorchis sinensis, Opisthorchis viverrini, Opisthorchis felineus, and Fasciola hepatica. They are willowy, leaf-like, flat flukes dwelling in the bile ducts and gallbladder.
Support liver as well.
High quality diet that is low in processed sugar and foods- many of the times we are told to avoid high fat food but balanced blood sugar is very important because of the many insulin receptor cites on the gb!
Gallbladder supportive supplements:
Body Guard Supreme (gallstones)
Parasite Cleanse- specific for Ascaris lumbricoides (nematode)
Parasite Cleanse- specific for other parasites that hide/effect the GB (See Below)
CBD to calm the nervous system I love Chill Capsules by SOUL- code balancingflamingo
Liver/Gallbladder Meridian Opener by DesBio (purchase HERE)
Additional Supports for gallbladder:
Coffee Enemas (I use King Coffee or Purity coffee)
Warm compress (this was a life saver for me when I was having GB attacks & pain. I heated a rice sock)
Parasite cleanse protocols
These are specifc for parasites that hang out in or effect the gallbladder- and here you guys see it first.. THIS is the parasite that came out of my GB!
CellCore- Para 1, Para 2, Para 3, and Para 4 can all hit different parasites that hang out in the gallbladder- we are looking at trematodes and nematodes.
You can Register HERE with my code: TZrKF1Mz
Para 3 (3 weeks only-must cycle on and off)
Another option I love is supreme nutrution- their products are single herbs that will cover a broad spectrum of pathogens, parasites, ect!
4. Golden Thread Supreme (liver, gallbladder support & parasites)
5. Additional drainage support based your needs, if needed! I add in CellCore TUDCA.
5. Additional supports if needed
4. Additional supports if needed!
I hope this helps you all!
Need help or have questions? Email email@example.com or contact me on instagram @balancing.flamingo!
This blog post is for educational purposes only, is NOT a subsitute for medical advice, and you should always consult your doctor before begining new protocols!