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Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) 391 posts

So, I must start with the basics first. Gallstones are really caused by a magnesium deficiency. In fact, at LEAST 95% of the U.S. population is magnesium deficient. Magnesium comes from food sources like fresh green vegetables. I have a strong suspicion that gallstones are also formed by lecithin deficiency as well as magnesium: potassium: phosphorous: boron being imbalanced. In practice, magnesium and boron supplementation will balance the necessary problems and bring to balance the blood calcium - which is quite high in U.S. Finland, by the way, had the same problems as in U.S. until they got wise and made a law by adding magnesium to their food and/or water supply. They now do not have high rates of heart attack as in U.S. but they have one of the lowest in the world (lower than Japan). My suspicion is that gallstones are also going in the same direction. Let's go back to magnesium....

I personally supplement myself with 2000 milligrams of magnesium chloride (other forms do not do well except of course magnesium bicarbonate, which can be made at your home by bubbling magnesium carbonate with carbon dioxide in 90% water solution, since magnesium bicarbonate can only exists in water). Well here is an article of magnesium which you can read about:

source: http://www.mgwater.com/rod16.shtml

In addition to the prevention of kidney stones there is evidence that magnesium can prevent gallstones Our medical dictionary says that the gallstones is a concretion formed in the bladder or the biliary ducts, composed, in varying amounts, of cholesterol, bilirubin, and other elements found in bile. The biliary ducts are in the liver. In this case also, magnesium is a specific preventive factor in the formation of gall- or liver stones. For one thing, in a previous chapter, we showed that magnesium has the effect of reducing the amount of cholesterol in the bloodstream.

The matter is mentioned in a communication to the French Academy of Medicine (June 23, 1931) by Pierre Delbet, M.D., reproduced in his book Politique Préventif du Cancer. He says that when the diet is rich in magnesium it immediately shows up in the bile. In this manner the quantity of the magnesium in the bile can be actually doubled. This was confirmed by Bretau. Dr. Delbet also mentions clinical work by Drs. Godard and Palios, which showed that such increase in magnesium can have a favorable influence on gallstones Dr. Delbet studied human bile in the laboratory and found that the addition of magnesium drove out practically all the cholesterol, and he noted that the addition of magnesium added a pigmentation to the bile, gave it a deeper coloring. Its effect on the bile was to make the cholesterol in it more soluble.

Dr. Delbet then adds that, "It is a clear result of experiments ... on the action of magnesium chloride on the elements that make up calculi [stones] that the addition of a food ration of magnesium in the form of halogenated salts has the power to reduce chance of biliary calculus formation.

"This conclusion is confirmed by facts. I know a great number of people who take delbiase regularly. None of them has vesicular trouble. That's probably not very convincing. You can't prove that those who take delbiase would have had biliary calculus if they bad not taken it. On the other hand, quite a few patients have biliary calculus without being magnesium deficient." In other words, there are other causes of gallstones than a magnesium deficiency.

However, says Delbet, "cases of the gall bladder being healed by the regular use of halogenated magnesium salts are numerous."

Delbet gives an interesting account of a doctor who used magnesium in connection with difficulties he had with the bile:

"The clinical facts have, for the most part, been observed by chance. My followers take much magnesium chloride. They are enthusiasts propagandizing for it. Others adopt it, partly, perhaps, because it often produces systemic excitation. Among those who take it for its tonic action, several are afflicted with various ailments which disappear, and they report from time to time successes I did not expect, acting on ailments that are out of my province. Thus I am led to discuss matters of which I do not know a great deal.

"About the preparation of the sick for operations, I have reported the action of magnesium chloride on the digestive tract.

"Laborde states that it has a strong action on the secretion of bile. I have no experience on this point, but I have confirmed with de Wades that, introduced into the duodenum, it leads to evacuation of the tube. By this mechanism it can render service in infections of the biliary duct. One of our associates has sent me his own observation which seems interesting to me. He had repeated attacks of inflammation of the gall bladder and the biliary ducts With fevers up to 39.6º, chronic intestinal troubles (diarrhea, distention, painful spasms after eating). In spite of a strict regime and treatment by physical agents on the liver and abdomen (diathermy and infra-red light), he showed no improvement. He put himself on delbiase in a dosage of 2 tablets (1 gr. 20) a day, stopping all other medication. Here are the results: it is he who has recounted them. "No more liver attacks, no more epigastric pains; intestinal troubles improved. After several weeks the stools became normal, as they had not been for five months. In two months, a weight gain of 10 kilograms. Transformation of the appearance, appetite normal, digestion easy, in spite of a return to hard work. The possibility, without the least sensation of fatigue, of taking up once more my habitual occupations."

So we pause and look back on what we have been reading. It sounds too good to be true-- magnesium seems to be good for anything that ails you. Therefore, why don't we hear much about it? The newspapers sing the praises of the wonder drugs in headlines, but the action of this miracle mineral is ignored. One wonders about the honesty of medicine. There have been hundreds of researches on magnesium. Is there a specific reason why it is being ignored?

Also, some EDTA supplements and/or humic acid/fulvic acid might help with gallstones by reducing oxidant actions resulting in gallstones And one more thing, oxidized form of cholesterol might also be responsible for gallstones. When I say oxidized form of cholesterol, I mean overcooked foods. They might be a source of those soft gallstones you heard about. This is especially dangerous when you are doing cooking using microwave, because we get all sorts of nonexistent organics compounds not found in nature. In fact, there was a Swiss study which found cholesterol level to be higher within a week of drinking and eating food heated with microwave. Chemicals formed from microwave cooking such as d-proline is a neurotoxin and may be responsible for alzheimer and parkinson's disease. l-proline is found in nature and it is safe. So stay away from microwave cooking and learn to eat raw food. Gelatin is especially important in our diet in helping absorb vitamins and riding ourselves of toxins.

Fulvic acid/Humic Acid to Loosen gallstones:

Fulvic acid/humic acid acts like a chelating agent (as in EDTA) which attaches to the gallstones causing them to be loose and dissolving them. It is a traditional used. It also reduces inflammation by increasing the immune system. How or what actions fulvic does really is that it removes "free metal radicals" which causes hydroxyl radicals to form in our body thus making it a good source of antioxidant, and at the same time loosening the gallstones

One of my personal theory of formation of gallstones has to do with colloidal suspension. Eating or drinking foods which DESTROYS COLLOIDAL DISPERSION is what causes our body to precipitate forming gallstones This is caused really from eating canned foods, soda pop and frozen dinner. It is well known that aluminum destroys colloidal suspension and causing a precipitation resulting in gallstones. Eating foods deficient in magnesium and excess in calcium make it even worse. Denatured foods found in canned food has no colloidal suspension really does not help either.

One of the easy techniques to increase colloidal dispersion (and thus zeta potentials), thus preventing gallstones in the first place is drinking water with lots of magnesium (hard water) and some potassium (not much) whose water is alkaline (you can add baking soda or sodium bicarbonate - but must be free of aluminum!) This is the reason why EDTA is helpful in prevention of gallstones, by chelating aluminum out of the body. Antacids, toothpaste tubes, rice cookers, cooking utensils, candy wrappers (chocolate kisses), and antiperspirants are the worse offenders because they have aluminum. You can read an eye opening article for colloidal suspension here:


(truly a classic article if somewhat technical for the general audiences - pictures is a real eye opener what it does to your body!)

Blood high in cholesterol or fats will also clump together without adequate lecithin (from raw yellow egg yolk and soy milk).

Nicotinic acid, known as Vitamin B3 known commonly as niacin maybe useful in reducing cholesterol buildup and hence reduced gallstones. There is a big distinctive difference between vitamin B3 called Niacinamide and Nictonic Acid. Do not use niacinamide as it is harmful to certain enzymes in suppressing SIR2 enzymes, use only nicotinic acid. I suspect also that a deficiency in nicotinic acid might have something to do with gallstones. The usual dose is about 500 milligrams/day. The dosage used in RDA (recommended daily allowance) does not have therapeutic doses used in orthomolecular therapies, commonly used by Linus Pauling.

Please remember one thing environmental toxins are what influences our health the most. If you have fish aquarium than you know what its like to put tap water (with chlorine) killing the fishes instantly. In fact fish aquarium, chlorine destroys colloidal dispersions which is why fishes are killed. pH, gH (general hardness), kH (carbonate hardness) are important fishes as it is for our own life also. Therefore it may be important to put dechlorinator when we drink water as we do to fishes. (dechlorinator used in aquarium is really sodium thiosulfate). You can restore colloidal dispersion of water somewhat by adding this. The chemical is quite safe since it is found in human bodies and it is used as a treatment for cyanide poisoning and prevention of side effects in chemotherapy treatment."

Additional Info emailed: "There is two factors that might be helpful in dissolving gallstone. From another point of view that is. If gallstone's component is cholesterol and calcium then dissolving cholesterol by eating lecithin and dissolving calcium by supplementing with EDTA will do the trick. Here is a way to prove that EDTA will work. Get a very old glass that looks very cloudy. As you know it is impossible to clean the cloudy glass. The main component of the cloudiness is caused by calcium carbonates clinging on to the glass. Get disodium EDTA, and wash it. The EDTA dissolved in water will remove them in seconds just by rubbing your fingers on it. Now 1 gram of EDTA will dissolve about 201 mg of Calcium Carbonate. That is proof enough for me that it will dissolve those gallstones, as well as kidney stones. I hope this helps.

Replied by Rhonda
Edgefield, SC, US

What is EDTA and humic acid/fulvic acid and where do we get these?"

03/10/2011: D.l. from Sulphur Springs, Texas replies: "Humic and fulvic acids are formed from the degradation of dead plant matter. They are supposed to be very good antioxidents. I found some at my health food store. You can also order it online.

Replied by Richard
Manila, Philippines

Hello, Sharing here the easy-to-do-at-home gall bladder cleansing: REMOVING GALLSTONES NATURALLY

It has worked for many. If it works for you please pass on the good news. Chiu Nan is not charging for it, so we should make it free for everyone. Your reward is when someone, through your word of mouth, benefits from the regime. Gallstones may not be everyone's concern. But they should be because we all have them. Moreover, gallstones may lead to cancer. "Cancer is never the first illness, " Chiu Nan points out. "Usually, there are a lot of other problems leading to cancer.

In my research in China, I came across some materials which say that people with cancer usually have stones. We all have gallstones. It's a matter of big or small, many or few. One of the symptoms of gallstones is a feeling of bloatedness after a heavy meal. You feel like you can't digest the food. If it gets more serious, you feel pain in the liver area." So if you think you have gallstones, Chiu Nan offers the following method to remove them naturally.

The treatment is also good for those with a weak liver, because the liver and gallbladder are closely linked.

  1. For the first five days, take four glasses of apple juice every day. Or eat four or five apples, whichever you prefer. Apple juice softens the gallstones. During the five days, eat normally.
  2. On the sixth day, take no dinner.
  3. At 6 PM , take a teaspoon of Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) with a glass of warm water.
  4. At 8 PM , repeat the same. Magnesium sulphate opens the gallbladder ducts.
  5. At 10 PM , take half cup olive oil (or sesame oil) with half cup fresh lemon juice. Mix it well and drink it. The oil lubricates the stones to ease their passage.

The next morning, you will find green stones in your stools. "Usually they float," Chiu Nan notes. "You might want to count them. I have had people who passes 40, 50 or up to 100 stones. Very many." "Even if you don't have any symptoms of gallstones, you still might have some. It's always good to give your gall bladder a clean-up now and then. PASS THIS AND YOU MAY HELP OTHERS!

Replied by Val
Esher, Surrey, England

Removing gall stones naturally. Recently I have had bouts of severe pain in my gut. I had an ultrasound which showed lots of small stones. I have just completed the apple juice, epsom salts, olive oil and lemon juice liver flush, as reccomended by Chiu Nan. It's a miracle!! It worked perfectly exactly as he stated. On the 7th morning there were at least 60 floating little green stones. No pain at all! The only discomfort was drinking the olive oil and lemon juice. A tip is to drink it through a straw, that way it doesn't have to touch your the inside of your mouth! I am so thrilled with the results, that I would like everyone to know...... It works!

Replied by Paul
Haiberabad, India

Hi Val, Have you recently tried it? I too has a problem, I dont know what it is but base from the symptoms that I feel, it's gallstones. The pain in my uppr right stomach touching the rib made me believe that this is a gallstone. My questions are what do you prefer in this cleanse? drinking apple juice or eat 5 apples? and in the 6th day, is it ok to take lunch but not dinner?

Thank you, I want to try this but I want to know 1st who already tried it. I want to clean my gallbladder and liver!

Replied by Mike
Montreal, Quebec

The part about lecithin is correct Ted as I discovered this about 2 weeks ago and immediately felt the improvement especially in terms of getting rid of my long term diarrhea problem. I would however not recommend getting it from eggs because of high cholesterol content as compared to soy which also happens to have other health benefits as well.

I suspect all along that a clogged liver from excess cholesterol deposit could be the main reason for a white tongue. When a liver is clogged, it is unable to release all the toxins efficiently so some of it becomes release through the tongue.

Diarrhea and even acid reflux is the body's natural reaction to pathogens that have been allowed to flourish as a result of poor bile flow. That is why it is so important to use lecithin for unclogging your liver and thus maximize bile flow inside your digestive system.

The olive oil and lemon solution will not unclog your liver as efficiently as lecithin but instead only increase the bile pressure in your liver and release some of the gallstones from your body. Unfortunately these gallstones will return unless your liver is free from any cholesterol deposits.

I have been consuming granulated soy lecithin every day and still to this day after more than 2 weeks, not a single episode of diarrhea and gall bladder attack. The best part of this treatment is that I don't have to experience the unpleasantness of going through a rigorous olive and lemon flush. I suspect all along that gallstone is really the result of a clogged liver from having followed a western diet that consist mostly of cholesterol forming food over a very long period of time.

If you follow a very healthy eating habit like I do then it is also unlikely that you will have a gallbladder problem since your body will not become deficient in magnesium and potassium as Ted pointed out. Thus, I encourage everyone to follow Ted's recommendation that would lead to a a healthy liver as I have gone through this process with very successfully results up to now.


Replied by Daniel
Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.k

This is to Ted, How do I get natural Magensium chloride without added diliuent such as magnesium sterate for health related treatment? It seems that most Magnesium chloride vitamin supplement contains Magnesium sterate as a diliuent. And from my little research I found that Magnesium sterate in vitamin supplement can prevent absorption of the core ingredients. Also I heard that Magnesium sterate (Not Magensium chloride) can have a lot of side effects. I tried to look for transdermal Magensium chloride over the net to overcome this problem but it seems they are very over priced some charge upto 50$ per bottle.. Something I simply cannot afford. God bless. Daniel

Replied by Susan
San Francisco

Can you buy Magnesium Oil (magnesium chloride brine) where you live? Not expensive.

Replied by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Hi Daniel - I bought pharmaceutical grade magnesium chloride from a company that supplies it for home fish aquariums. It's pure - nothing is added and it is much cheaper than anything you can buy in a health food store (I think I paid $27 Cdn for 7 pounds of it - which will last a very long time). Call any store that sells tropical fish and ask if they have magnesium chloride in stock and, if not, perhaps they can tell you where you could buy it. Also, you may want to check out chemical companies. To make transdermal magnesium "oil" - just add 1 cup distilled water to 1 cup magnesium chloride. Apply to your skin. Leave at least 20 minutes. Some people find it makes their skin itchy so they will rinse it after the 20 minutes. Good luck in finding a local source! Bess

Replied by Joy
Alberton, Montana

To Mike from Montreal. I found your comment intriguing as I have known for quite some time that my liver has fatty deposits and coincidentally I also have a light colored tongue (I did not associate this with liver). My question to you is about the lecithin. Where do you buy it and how do you take it? Is it something I will have to take forever? I no longer have a gall bladder and I was told that I did not have any stones, but I do experience liver pain and have digestive problems. I would love the solution to be as simple as just taking some lecithin!! Any other info you would like to share is certainly welcome! Thanks.

Replied by Olga
Rockville, Md

To Joy from Alberton, Montana.

I have found a website of Dr. Deborah Graefer http://www.gallbladderattack.com/index.shtml

She is acupuncturist from California. Her website has a lot of good advises for people who experience pain from gallbladder and people who has GB removed. I had gallstones attack recently. I am six days following her beets, green soop diet, and drink flaxseeds tea. I feel very good.

Replied by Tt

I want to see if anybody had something similar what I have. I have periodic RtUQ pain. I do eat fats and do not restrict my diet too much. I am eating variety of foods with fruits and vegetables in plenty amounts.

I took antiparasitic tx (Mebendazole/Prazi before), my LFTs were slightly elevated, now are normal.

During liver flush with MgSO4 I get pale yellow pieces different shapes (most are small, large ones are about 1cm). They float. I digged few of them out with a glove, they are soft like paste and very easy to smudge out. What is it? Anybody had something similar?

Replied by Kimberly
Fl, Usa

I followed this remedy. When I started drinking the oil & freshly squeezed lemon juice (I only took about 3 sips through the straw) when I started vomiting. I had to stop drinking this. Has anyone else experienced this?

Replied by Louwrence
Rustenburg, North West, South Africa

Hi Kimberly, It is a sign that you are very toxic, so just do it again until you can keep it down, it is worth it.

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
2063 posts

Kimberly, this mixture certainly isn't for the fainthearted but it will empty the gallbladder. I, being at high risk for the stones had neglected a cleanse for over 3 yrs until I couldn't go a day further. About 10 days ago I fasted for 2 days on all but Apple Juice, mixed 1/2 cup veggie oil and about 1 oz Lemon Juice Concentrate w/ about 1 oz water, downed it in gulps rapidly (as I always do), layed down in bed and squeezed a roll of toilet tissue over the gall w/ my right thigh, and roll over on my left hip for drainage. I had a mix of several size stones plus the largest (about the circumference of a 25cent coin) stone i've ever passed. It took a couple days to detoxify but then the relief is something to almost celebrate.

Anyway, K, drop the straw method and just gulp it down as if you were very thirsty and drinking water. Let us know of your progress, OK!

Replied by Kimberly
Fl, Usa

Thanks for the advice, I am going to try it again.

Replied by Vickey
Sandpoint, Idaho

Hulda Clark (Cure for all Diseases) recommends 3/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice rather than lemon juice, added to the 1/2 cup olive oil. Shaken, not stirred, I sip that mixture through a straw then lay down immediately, with no discomfort. In the morning come the greenies, etc. Etc. Etc.