Week One Review

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It’s been nine days since I asked the surgeon to put down the knife and made the commitment to attempt to keep my gallbladder in tact. I see this week as a bona fide success and would describe the shift in my general well-being as “seismic”. Sadly, I did have one attack, but it was an order-of-magnitude more manageable than past attacks and I was able to recover swiftly. I also believe I correctly identified the cause for the attack (my HCL supplementation).

Main Activities:

  • Tons of Research
  • Meeting With Nutritionist

Main Strategies:

It worked. I feel like a completely different person physically, mentally, and spiritually. I can feel a seismic and healthy transformation in my digestion. My appetite is good and increasing in a desirable way. I’m pleased that this week was a good first step towards restoring some balance to my health: not just to the gallbladder but to my overall well being. My commitment to beating this growing rather than waning, so that’s a good thing. We all need a little encouragement.
Coming up this week will be the introduction of small doses of Hydrochloric Acid. I can “feel” that I need it when I take it, but I have to move slowly with it and keep the dosage low. I will also start introducing some exercise into the picture (extremely important), and some substances to help dissolve the stones. More to come. All this weeks strategies are keepers and will remain fundamental to my continuing program.
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Flaxseed Tea For Gallbladder Pain

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SUCCESS

My first success. I have discovered a simple tea that brings tremendous relief to gallstone pain and is an all-around healthy drink to boot. Flaxseed Tea. Or As I have named it: Torreflaxtion

All you have to do is get your hands on a bag of golden flax seeds from the healthfood store.

  • Put a Tablespoon of seeds in a pot, with 2 and 1/2 cups of water
  • Bring to a boil
  • Simmer for 6 minutes
  • Turn off the heat and let it steep for 10 minutes

I found adding a stick of cinnamon while it steeps adds a nice flavor.

The first time I drank it, I thought I must be salivating because the rim of my mug felt a little sticky. Nope, that was the tea. As it cools, the flaxseed tea develops a thick, kind-of-gelatinous texture. Sounds gross but it is not. It is unbelievably soothing and is probably fantastic for a dry or scratchy sore throat. The flax seeds have a nice, mellow, nutty flavor, almost coffee like. It does a tremendous job easing the pain of an attack, and soothing the stomach. It relieves the pain in about 10 mins. My impression is that it was way more effective than the codeine.

Flax seeds are rich in Omega 3s. I believe the science behind this is that the flaxseed oils thin the bile, coat the stomach, and are generally knw to support the body’s anti-inflammatory work.

I know it may sound unbelievable that a simple tea could ease such extreme pain so quickly. But, I’ve tested it here myself during a gallstone attack and it works. It’s a shame our world’s medical knowledge is not more integrated.