So some of you know that I, Katy, have been suffering gall stone attacks for the past couple years. Occasionally I get a severe pains in the gall bladder region due to these stones so I finally decided to do something about it. I wanted to try to get rid of my stones naturally (even though most people suggest surgery) and I have been reading about different ways online so this week I decided to DO IT! I had no idea if it would work at all and honestly I more lingered on the side of it not working, but I thought, "What the heck!" and so the past week I have been doing a "Natural Gall Bladder Cleanse".
I won't go into specifics (but if you suffer with gall stones, give me a shout and I will tell you more) (and also I hope this doesn't gross anyone out ; ) but I will basically lay out what this cleanse looks like. For the past week I have been eating noting but 6 apples a day and a small salad at night. This is supposed to "loosen" the stones and get then ready to pass. Then on the last day I only ate two apples in the morning, then drank 2 cups of salt water (yuck... oh my goodness... yuck) and then proceeded to drink about 2 cups of fresh lemon juice and olive oil mixed (another big YUCK). Now you might be saying, "This sounds like a disgusting thing that someone would dare someone to drink!" but I found many websites with various versions of this recipe. THEN after all of those "lovely" beverages, I was supposed to go to bed laying on my right side.
Not feeling that anything was happening, I began to wonder last night if I put myself through drinking some not great-tasting drinks, and missing eating pizza with Danny, and skipping an Easter BBQ for NOTHING! Never fear though, ladies and gents, because this is a tale of success and not defeat!
I finally woke up this morning and had to use the bathroom. Now, skipping many details, I basically found that not only had this cleanse WORKED but it worked marvelously!
I am simply AMAZED at how many gall stones I had in my gall bladder! In the picture there are a lot, but there were probably 50 more small stones that I didn't even save. Now I know there are many people who laugh at the "natural" way but I just have to say that a week of changing my diet for an empty gall bladder is worth it to me instead of surgery. That's right, I think the score now is Katy: 1, Gall Bladder: 0. Sucker!
Well now I feel like a new person and ready to face the world gall stone-free! That is my tale of me and my gall stones and, again, I'm sorry if it grossed you out ; )
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