All of these cleansing questions make me want to put a pillow over my head and not come out! Just kidding 🙂
Most people do not know that they have gallstones because they are “silent” and painless. The unlucky people who suffer from the very painful symptomatic gallstones, hope and wish for a simple cure-all. It would be wonderful if there was a simple “cleanse” to prevent gallstone formation, but sadly there are no gallbladder flushes or cleanses that have been proven to break up, or eliminate gallstones.
Gallstone Formation Risk Factors:
Some people rely heavily on these “cleanses” that include drinking a concoction of apple juice, lemon juice, and olive oil to eliminate gallstones. Many people swear by these flushes because they have subsequent bowel movements that include small round objects thought to be gallstones. However, the objects are actually the result of the olive oil mixing with bile, the fluid in the gallbladder that digests fat.
What’s the best way to prevent gallstones? Eat a well-balanced, high-fiber diet and maintain a healthy weight. Is that too much to ask? 🙂