As I promised in Part 1, here are some really simple recipes to help make your gallbladder happy.
Remember, a healthy person never would even realize they have a gallbladder, so if your gallbladder starts sending you messages, you better listen up!
It’s an early warning signal that deeper issues are most likely developing – possible gut constipation, liver congestion, GERD, to name a few possible underlying conditions.
Beet Recipe* – helps to keep the bile thin and moving – just what you want your bile doing.
Coarsely grate 1 large beet or beetroot (raw) washed (you don’t need to peel it if it’s organic)
Add juice of lemon to taste (about ¼ lemon)
Add 1-2 tablespoons flax oil (flax is the superior choice, as it’s an omega 3 oil, but if you’re insulin resistant, use olive oil.)
Make this simple mixture to add to your salads frequently or eat alone, 1 teaspoon at a time, 2 or 3 times weekly.
Beets in any form are excellent for the liver and gallbladder.
Green Soup Recipe* – great for all sorts of gastric pain such as stomach pain, gas and indigestion.
One bunch parsley
2 medium zucchini
¼ lb green beans
5 stalks of celery
Steam together for 8-10 minutes.
Puree in blender.
For digestive support, no fat or salt need be added. You can alter the amounts to taste. More beans add more sweetness.
*Recipes courtesy of www.gallbladderattack.com
Dr. Sandra Cabot, known as the Liver Doctor, states her favorite liver (hence gallbladder) salad herbs are mint, parsley, garlic, chives, shallots, basil, coriander, small amounts of thyme and oregano.
We agree on so many things, and most especially in 3 important areas: eat more raw foods, use digestive enzymes regularly, and include fish oil (omega 3s) in your daily protocols.
And, don’t forgot H.O.P.E. – give me an “H” (High fiber) of 35-40 grams daily!
Remember, a healthy liver means a happy gallbladder, and vice versa.
So… with or without a gallbladder, love your liver, and be sure to POOP REGULARLY.
From Brenda Watson- Digestive Care Expert