How To Get Rid of Gallstones

Greetings! Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand. Author of Candida Crusher. I really appreciate you checking out this video. This is another video in the gallstone series. I’ve decided to repeat a video on gallbladder flush because it’s so important. I’m quite sure I’ve completed one previously, but it’s good to have an additional one in this series of gallstones, so you can keep on watching this series right through.

This is going to quite an interesting video you may want to watch once or twice because it’ll be packed with information. Before we go further, drinking water. Are you drinking water? It’s important for your digestion. Many people have contacted me over the years asking me how they can clean up their liver and gallbladder. The procedure we’re going to talk about is one that’s quite popular. You’ll find many versions of this on Dr. Google. Many people have done this flush. When attempted and done successfully, you will excrete gallstones. It’s incredible how many people have got gallstones in their body.

I’ve just had a look at a very interesting major medical website in America where they said, “Don’t attempt this at home. It’s dangerous without supervision. It’s unproven. It won’t work. These therapies fail. There are no known treatments that help to expel gallstones from the body. No known treatments will expel gallstones, doctors. Well, what’s this? It’s not scotch mist. It’s not popcorn gone wrong. It’s gallstones. They do work.” You’d be surprised how many GPs have asked me if they can do a gallbladder flush.

I gave a presentation a few years ago in Australia on this topic and I had lots of doctors asking me, “Is it possible to expel gallstones from the body? I thought you’d end up in the emergency room if you did this.” For goodness sakes, what kind of stuff do they learn in medical school, other than giving medications and surgery? Remember, doctors see problems as requiring drugs, whereas, surgeons see solutions requiring a knife. Well, I don’t see problems requiring drugs or knives. I see a problem with the gallbladder requiring a solution called intelligence. You can pass these things out of the body.

Now, the procedure we’re going to talk about I’ve put easily a thousand patients through this procedure in the 30 odd years I’ve seen patients, easily a thousand patients. You do not need to fear this procedure. You’re not going to pass out a 10-pound gallstone. It’s not going to be like giving birth where something gets stuck and you need a C-section. It doesn’t work like that. Nobody has a 10-pound gallstone. If you do, You’d be an alien from another planet. Trust me. It’s not going to happen. The biggest gallstones I’ve ever seen are probably the size of the tip of the thumb, and they’re easily passed out of the bowel.

That’s like saying, “Oh my goodness! I’m afraid to have a bowel motion in case I pass out a 10-pound bowel motion.” Well, no one passes out 10-pound bowel motions. No one does that. It’s the same with gallstones. Common things happen to people commonly. All of us pass out gallstones at time to time unknowingly through our motions. What we’re going to talk about is how to expel them and remove them and keep them out of the body, so you don’t keep forming these stones.

People who live in underdeveloped countries who eat natural diets who don’t go to KFC for dinner, who don’t go down and drink Coca-Cola, who don’t go and drink wine and beer all the time or have bars of chocolate. They don’t tend to get gallstones, because they tend to eat according to the laws of nature. They eat natural food. Foods that grow in the wild that they prepare themselves. When you start living like that, if that’s your mantra: Eat healthy. Eat fresh. Eat clean, you’re much less likely to get a gallstone than if you go and have burgers all the time and fries and coke and crap like that. When you eat like that, you not only empty your bank account prematurely, but you fill up your liver and gallbladder with sludge and stones and junk like that. You don’t want to go there.

I know I’m waffling on, but let’s talk now about how to get rid of this stuff out of the body. Don’t attempt the following unless you’re pooping every day. So, if you’ve got a bowel motion every day, that’s one thing in your favor. I prefer people to have two motions a day. Healthy people in my opinion have at least two bowel motions a day. You’re pooping every day. Your diet is already clean. You’re not eating all the crappy kind of junky foods that you know you shouldn’t eat. You’re eating a pretty fresh healthy diet. Bowels are working freely, and you want to attempt this. Don’t attempt it if you’re very elderly or frail or if you’re recovering from a serious illness. Don’t attempt it if you’re pregnant or feeding. Don’t attempt it if you’re a child under about seven years of age. If you fit all this criteria, and you haven’t clicked the video off yet, let’s keep on going.

The flush is best attempted, in my opinion, with two major things: 100 percent lemon juice, and a 100 percent good quality olive oil. Now, the quantities are arbitrary. Some people have done a very good flush using a 100 mils of each. Other people tend to use 200 or 300 mils of each. It depends on how big your body is. A 400-pound woman is always going to use a lot more than a 50-pound woman. If you’re a big person, (when I say big, if you’re a person who weighs 200 pounds plus), you may want to use 300 or 320 mils. Even more than a whole glass. I assume this glass is 250 mils. That glass about that much you want of lemon juice. Now, pure citrus juices can aggravate some people with very congested livers. They can cause headaches or severe nausea. In that case, you may want to dilute it with about 50 percent water. But, you generally don’t need to do that.

Use a good quality lemon, fresh lemon. Don’t buy the juice, buy the lemons. If you grow your own on a tree, it’s even better still. You juice about 300 mils if you’re a big person, maybe 250 mils if you’re average like me. Juice it, get the pips out, put that aside in a container in a jar. You need equal quantity olive oil. You don’t need to use extra virgin, but just a good quality olive oil. Make sure it’s not some cheap stuff that you got from Wal-Mart that’s near expiring. Make sure it’s a good quality olive oil. Doesn’t have to be flavored or have stuff in it.

Mix these things together. What you want to do is schedule a time when you know you haven’t got something coming up. No point doing this flush if you’ve got a wedding two days after, or if you’re flying to Hawaii on a vacation, or if you’re getting married or something like that. Your son just got killed in a car accident. Not a good time to do the flush. If you know what I mean, pick the right time to do the flush. Friday is a good time to do it, which gives you two days to recover. You’re not going to get that sick, trust me. This flush has been done by many people I know, and most people sail through this not problem at all. At most, you might get a bit of diarrhea. Only a small percentage of people get a strong nausea or vomiting from it. Most people never do. They might get a little bit queasy, but if they lie down, they’re going to be fine with it.

Mix the lemon juice and olive oil together. Good way to get this into the body is with a straw, I find. Put it in a large container and sip it in small amounts. Some people gulp it all down, I don’t think that’s a good idea. I think about after a one-hour period consume all of that, and then retire around 7 or 8 o’ clock go to bed. Lie on your right side with your hip elevated with a pillow. This will allow the mixture to come in contact with that sphincter we talked about and help to loosen up the area. You may find a little bit of funny sensations here in the digestive region as it is contracting a little bit. That’s basically stuff coming out, which is a good sign. Usually what happens is people will wake up early in the morning and expel these stones out.

Before you lie down, a tip for you for comfort is to get some castor oil, warm it up in a pan, usually about a glass of that, about 200 mils, get an old cloth, put it in the warm water, ring it out, and apply that over the liver region on the right side. Get a bit of saran wrap or clear wrap and wrap that around two or three times, a bit like you’re wrapping up a turkey to put in the refrigerator after Christmas. Then get an old towel, apply that around the region, and then get a hot water bottle and apply it over the liver region. Then go and lie down on your right side.

I should have said that before, but remember that’s what you’re going to do. That’s going to give you digestive comfort. If you’ve got any pain or you feel a bit queasy, pushing your belly button in and holding it in for a minute or two often helps. Sometimes a little bit of light rubbing between the ribs if you find any tender spots can help settle things down a little bit. They’re all good tips to use. You’re lying down, you wake up in the morning, you’ll pass out the motion.

Many people like in this lady’s case actually collected the motions, put them through a colander, strain it and take photos like that. Not exactly the kind of photo you want to put on Snap Chat or on Facebook, where you show all your girlfriends what you passed out, but this is personal confidential information you’re doing here. At least then you’ve cleaned out. When you’ve passed out stuff, a good thing to do is wait a couple of weeks and attempt it again. Wait a couple of weeks and attempt it again You can do this flush 10, 15, 20 times until you’ve stopped passing out junk.

Once you’ve cleaned out or minimal passes out, how do you stop these things from coming back? Well, use your head. Don’t go back to the bar of chocolate a week again or the packet of chippies two or three times a week, or the lots of cookies or lots of donuts or lots of cream or lots of cream cheeses, lots of ice cream, or lots of high fat dairy food. Lots of coconut cream in your diet. All of these things are fats. Even coconut cream is a fat. Chicken skin. Fat in animal products. All of these things can contribute. Sugar very much contributes to gallstones. White bread. Ice cream. Soda drinks. All these foods.

Starting to eat a clean healthy diet, focusing on the core foods I’ve spoken about so many times in my videos. The fresh healthy foods. Nuts and seeds and berries and healthy fruits. Clean vegetables. All these things are good to eat. That’s how you’re going to stop the recurrence of gallstones.

Then maybe a year after you’ve done the flush is repeat the flush to see if there is still junk coming out. If you’ve done another big dump, then you know you need to keep doing a couple more until you get to the point like me where you pass out no more gallstones. That’s going to go a long way in your favor. I firmly believe that people with healthy gallbladders have got a much better ability to metabolize the fat-soluble vitamins. A, D, E, and K. They break fats down better. They tend to have better hormone profiles. They have a stronger metabolic rate. They can metabolize hormones a lot more effectively.

The liver performs a myriad of different actions in the body. It’s imperative for very good health that you’ve got a very clean healthy functioning liver and gallbladder. Don’t let them take it out. In most cases, the gallbladder does not need surgery and removing from the body. That’s not my opinion, that’s the opinion of the professor of medicine that I heard speaking in Australia years ago who’s personally helped over 10,000 people through this flush. Don’t let them bamboozle you and tell you that you have to get it out because usually it’s crap. Only in rare circumstances.

I hope you’ve gained some good insight into getting rid of gallstones and preventing them coming back, because it’s highly achievable by you. Thank you so much for checking out my video. Don’t forget to click on the link below if you haven’t got my report, and please subscribe. Thanks for tuning in.

How To Test For IBS: Is There IBS Diagnosis?

Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand, author of Candida Crusher, creator of the Candida Crusher YouTube Channel, and also creator of the CanXida range of supplements. Thanks for checking out this series on Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This video, we’re going to talk about tests and diagnosis of IBS.

Medical practitioners have developed a set of specialized criteria to diagnose if you’ve got Irritable Bowel Syndrome or not. One is called a Rome criteria, where they’re going to basically want to know if you’ve got pain or discomfort in the abdominal area for three days in a row at least once per month for a three-month duration. That’s what they’re going to be asking you for. Then they’re going to be asking you if there’s been a change in the frequency of stool or the consistency of the motions. Those are sort of things that they look for.

They’re also going to be looking at your age. If you’re an old guy like me, about 50 plus, and you’ve had previously no kind of gut issues, that will raise one red flag. If you’ve had a sudden change in bowel motions all of a sudden, and you’re an old codger like me, bang, another flag goes up. If you’ve got rectal bleeding, a third flag goes up. Flags go up everywhere. It’s like a soccer match. They’re going to be looking basically for change. The big thing that they look for is stability and if there was a change. That will raise a lot of flags, age particularly.

They’re going to check for mucus, do a blood test, and check for bleeding. They also may screen you for Celiac, may do an anti-body test for Celiac. They may check you out for an enzyme to make sure that you break lactose down properly. They could be doing a lactose test. They could do a breath test to check for SIBO or small intestinal bacterial issues. Others may check for helicobacter.

Then there’s a series of other tests they may do. They may refer you then if they think, “Ok, well you’ve passed all these, but we’ve got a bit of a suspicion here.” So they may send you to the gastroenterologist. That’s the guy who’s got the cameras that go up in all funny areas of the body. Gastroenterology is nothing like it used to be in the old days.

I remember when my dad had a yeast infection back in the 80s. Poor old guy. He loved ice cream. He would eat 2 liters of ice cream for lunch. He would eat a whole packet of cookies, 30 cookies, sometimes during the day and keep dunking them in coffee. He’d probably have about 10 cups of coffee a day with 2 sugars in them, and then have lots of ginger biscuits/crackers. Dad loved those. In the coffee, in the mouth. Bloating and gas as a result. What the hell is wrong with me? I’ve got a gut problem.

At that stage in my life, I wasn’t really studying natural medicine, but I knew about cause and effect. “Dad, it’s those biscuits.” “Don’t be an idiot. The doctor said there’s nothing wrong with me. I’m going to go to the gastroenterologist.” He had a barium enema, and they pumped this foam in his bum into the colon. Oftentimes what they will do then is do an abdominal x-ray to check for blockages. The doctor never even asked about his diet. Didn’t ask about biscuits or sugar consumption or stuff like that. It was crazy. That’s called a barium enema. That can also be done. They’ll use a sigmoidoscope. It’s a very fine, flexible camera that gets inserted. It’s not a problem.

I’ve got a good friend who is a gastroenterologist, and I often talk about these kind of procedures. I’ve got another friend who’s a urologist – very cool guy. With a number plate: CME2P. Very nice guy. There’s a lot of really nice helpful professional people out there. It’s very important if you’re concerned to get checked out properly. Particularly if there’s been changes that occurred very quickly and you’re getting a bit older. That’s when it’s even more important to get checked out.

If you’ve had a little bit of history on and off for a long time, a stool analysis is often the first port of call I recommend. Particularly if you’re in your 20s, 30s or 40s. They reckon females have got a higher incidents of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Younger women particularly. When it comes to guys, it’s three to one, but I see lots of guys with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I would see just as many males as females.

The point is tests and diagnoses depend on the severity of the complaint, the duration of the complaint, the age. Those three factors in particular you need to be taking into account. As usual, if you’re worried, always get it checked out. Talk to somebody about it. Get a referral to someone who’s good. Get things checked out. It’s very important that you get the right treatment after the correct diagnosis.

That’s it for this video. Click on the link down below if you haven’t already got my report, and stay tuned, because I’m going to do another video right now on the best diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. We’ll catch you in the next video. Thank you.

How Do I Know I Have IBS?

Greetings! Thanks for coming back to check out the series on IBS. We’re going to talk about the signs and symptoms of IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The most common sign I would see in a patient or when a patient presents with a symptom will be abdominal pain or cramping. That can occur anywhere in the lower abdominal region.

Don’t get confused with the pain of diverticulitis and IBS. Diverticulitis in my opinion occurs a little bit more on the left side here. So, if the bowel runs across like this and comes down and goes out like that, we’re looking at an area or spot right around here. So, if you’ve got a pain in one particular part of the gut, and it’s just a very low grade dull kind of a pain, particularly if you’re in your 50s or 60s like me, it can also be a diverticulitis kind of pain. This pain can come and go. This pain is particularly prevalent in people who tend to hurry up with their bowel motions. They force their bowel motions. They could have a little bit of stress. Sympathetic dominance. Bit of a dry bowel. Not consuming enough water.

Especially common to find diverticulitis in people who drink a lot of coffee or a lot of alcohol. People who have a dehydrated bowel. I find it very common in thyroid patients who tend to be very quick and irritated kind of people.

The pain with IBS is a different kind of pain. It’s accompanied often by irregular stools. Constipation, diarrhea, cramping in the gut recurring. If you’ve had it for over three months on a very regular basis, it’s considered to be IBS. It’s important if you’ve got any of these signs and symptoms that you talk to a healthcare professional about it, particularly if you’ve got things like rectal bleeding or bad hemorrhoids, or a lot of mucus in the stool, if you’ve got weight loss associated with it or if the pain wakes you up at night, then you need to see a GP urgently or talk to somebody like me about it so you can get properly assessed.

I believe I’m a responsible naturopath because I work very much with gastroenterologists and medical doctors. I really believe that it’s important to get the bowel assessed professionally, especially if a stool test is going to pick up high levels of inflammation, and there’s a bit of bleeding, you’ve got a low iron count, you’ve got weight loss, weakness, you definitely need checking out. Prevention is definitely a smart idea when it comes to digestive problems.

Remember in a previous video we said there were three kinds of IBS. IBSD: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diarrhea, IBSC: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Constipation, or mixed, where you can have them both. It’s not uncommon to see mixed patients in the clinic who for a few days will have a normal functioning bowel, then for one or two days it’ll be quite loose. Or they could pass out sheep pellets. Then they may skip a day.

I’ll never forget when a patient came to see me a long time ago, maybe 20 years ago and I asked her how often she was passing a motion. She said, “About once every 14 days.” I said, “Well, what did your GP say about that?” “He said it was quite okay if that was my pattern, that’s normal to have a bowel motion every two weeks and that was okay for me.” My immediate reply was, “Well, how often do you put your garbage can out? Once every three months?” “No, every week.” I said, “Well, imagine all the crap built up in your gut. What happens to it all? How much are you eating? Where’s it all going?”

That made her quite horrified. That patient went straight off to a colon therapist. Sometimes these patients (hope you’re not watching this video as you’re eating your breakfast, if so, turn it off). Sometimes these kind of patients will pass out a stool that’s two-foot long. Literally 24 inches of bowel motion will come out when they get a colonic and we clean them out.

It’s incredible how many people are constipated. It really is. Particularly with my American clients. I would say about 50 percent of people I see in my online clinic, through Skype, have actually got quite major constipation. They’ll have a motion every two or three days. That’s not unusual for a lot of people. That tells me a few things: They’re not walking enough, they’re not drinking enough, there’s too much coffee, tea and alcohol, they’ve got the wrong food choices, and there’s a high element of stress there as well. Those are quite apparent when we talk about these kind of issues with our clients.

Let’s go back to signs and symptoms. Constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, cramping. Some people have spasms or shooting or darting pains up their rectum or in the gut. Pattern that will go on for three months. Sometimes these problems can go on for years. Get it assessed, get it checked out. If in doubt, get a comprehensive stool test done. Stay tuned, we’ve got a few more videos coming yet up on IBS. Tests and diagnosis for IBS. If you haven’t got my free Candida report, please click on the link down below. See you in the next video.