I just wanted to share my gallbladder/gallstone experience.
I am a 26 year old female. I first had a gallbladder attack in Oct. 2008. The hospital gave me pain meds and it never bothered me again until Sept. 2010, when I had another gallbladder attack that sent me back to the emergency room. This time, the pain didnt go away like the last time. It lingered for about 2 weeks and I pretty much lived on pain pills and couldnt lie on my right side at all.
I had heard about the gallbladder cleanse the first time I had an attack, but never tried it. After being told that I needed to have my gallbladder removed, but not having money or insurance with which to pay for it, I looked into doing the cleanse.
The part about drinking olive oil bothered me about the cleanse, since I had been eating flatbread crisps with olive oil right before my most recent gallbladder attack. So, I decided to do all the steps of the cleanse, but skipped the olive oil.
I drank copious amounts of apple juice (with lemon juice mixed in) and grapefruit juice.
Over the next two days, I pooped out lots of green stuff and the pain on my right side has disappeared and has not come back since. I could feel my gallbladder contracting during the night, but it did not hurt at all.
I have not gone back to get another ultrasound scan done on my gallbladder, but I do think that I was able to pass some, if not all of the stones I had because I feel so much better.
So if anyone is worried about the olive oil step of the cleanse like I was, this is to let you know that relief can be achieved even if you skip it.