Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 02:50:38 -0000
Subject: [gallstones] Re: cold liquids & Tip for the Day
Just joined the group and could not possibly read the 10,000 messages
in the archives; so, maybe am repeating something.
Hot liquids; particularly, in the morning keeps you regular. For
gallbladder problems involving calcified deposits and stones, try
drinking a cup of hot lemon juice first thing in the morning - it is
not that bad and can eventually bring very noticable relief to
gallstone sufferers. Second, and probably the most important, don't
sleep or even rest on your left side. Gallstones and other sludge in
the gallbladder slowly migrates; by simple gravity, to the output
portal which is heading left. With an object larger than the
opening, it will hang there under pressure until the "squeezing
action" of the gallbladder relaxes - that could be a couple hours to
maybe a length of time just short of suicide. The "left side"
syndrome coupled with late night meals is why many gallbladder
attacks show up after bedtime.
--- In gallstones@y..., Rachd1961@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 4/8/02 7:27:16 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> barry91162@y... writes:
> > Furthermore, I read that liquids are excepted easier by the liver
> > they are taken at room temp. instead of chilled or cold. In other
> > words, cold liquids aren't absorbed into the digestive tract and
> > eventually through the liver as much as room temp. fluids.
> I've read something about that, too. It said something about how
> stomach needs things to warm up the liquids before they can be
> Don't ask me for a direct quote, though, because I don't honestly
> where I read that. :)