Gallstone surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries there is today.

Gallstones are made up of cholesterol particles, calcium deposits and other substances that are found in bile — but I have also seen various other toxins and parasites embedded within.

Some of the risk factors for gallstones include:
A poor diet
Losing weight too quickly
Family history of gallstones
High triglycerides
Lack of physical activity
Low HDL (good) cholesterol

Gallstones seem to be influenced by hormonal imbalances, which is the reason that women who are pregnant or on birth control pills tend to deal with gallstones more often than the general population.

High oestrogen can increase the amount of cholesterol in the bile and possibly also decrease gallbladder movement, both of which set the scene for gallstone formation. High levels of oestrogen are more common today due to to the growing presence of endocrine disruptors.

Taking medications and the health of someone’s liver also impact gallbladder health and can determine whether or not someone develops gallstones. Some drugs contain oestrogen, such as birth control pills and HRT so these can increase the odds for gallstones. Taking drugs that lower cholesterol levels in the blood can also cause gallstones since these make the liver release more cholesterol into the bile.

One of the leading theories of gallstones is that they can form when your bile contains too much cholesterol, which can be caused from a poor diet or hormone imbalances.

Usually, bile has the enzymes necessary to properly dissolve cholesterol released by your liver, but in some cases the liver might excrete more cholesterol than can be dissolved, so it builds up into solid pieces. Other reasons gallstones might form are because the bile duct valve stops working properly or because the liver starts making too much bilirubin (forming “pigment gallstones”), which is a chemical used to break down red blood cells.

There are lots of ways to break down these stones naturally in the body; using diet, herbs and teas, ready to be expelled in a flush. I’ve shared some client photos below. To learn how to perform a liver flush safely, check out the programmes.

To health and happiness,

Jade, X