I have been having some of the same thoughts about gallstones/liverstones lately. My thinking has brought me to the place where I was wondering how that many stones could fit in a gallbladder, or how a liver, which is a solid organ, could hold or expel so many stones. I had even e-mailed a practioner in Australia and asked her that very question. She said that some of her patients have taken them to labs and found that they are olive oil stones. In continuing with that thought, one would then want to know where the things are coming from, and I am jumping to the conclusion, for now anyway, that they may be formed by the olive oil combining with the stuff that the liver/gallbladder expels. Then, after time, if you're changing your life style in the correct way, which in my opinion, is the best idea, the liver no longer expels so many toxins, so the formation of these things discontinues. If you don't change your lifestyle, in a couple of months you have to do it all over again.
So if you don't feel like changing your life style, and if l/gb flushes don't bother you, and in fact they help you, this may be a good way to go. I definitely think it is much preferable to getting your gallbladder removed or taking meds. If you want a means to get the same results, there are other choices, but that is everyone's choice. Sometimes the choices have less negative side effects, however they require more diligence, patience, work, etc. and so not too many go down that road. Some will not even see the wisdom in choosing the way that has less negative side effects and more positive longterm results. Some will not see them until further down the road somewhere.
As to contradictions, yes, you will always find contradictions to just about everything when you have more than one person involved. At this website you will find a lot of people who like to help others and are happy with what they are doing and it works for them. They forget that what they say can affect a lot of people, now and for a very long time in the future. Do you know how many people are still looking at archive #1? It's very easy to bring in our fallen nature and mention things like the ice cream/coke flush, or the pork chops for dinner. I will personally take credit for the coke/ice cream flush. (for the recipe, just e-mail me) (only kidding) We do have to keep searching on our own and in other places for what is as close to the truth in these matters, and then we have to remember that what is the truth for us may not be for someone else.
If anyone is looking into alternative remedies, I believe they are looking in the right direction. If you have a questioning, searching mind, then you have a wonderful thing. I don't think it's fair to say that someone who is questioning what they have read at this site and say they are condescending. And if you are a logical thinker, don't ever stop. As long as someone disagrees agreeably, then offense should not be taken.
Well, I have to go now, and I would like to say that I wanted to post this anonymously, but I am using all my courage to apply my name to this, and I hope that I have not offended anyone.
God bless all,