BioSlim Health Database

Gallstones

Gallstones are usually composed of cholesterol and/or calcium. They form in the area of the liver and gallbladder, and can cause severe abdominal pain, mostly in the upper right side of the abdomen, particularly after fat-containing meals. More severe consequences include blockage of the flow of material (bile) from the liver to the intestines and full-blown inflammation of the gallbladder ("cholecystitis ") or bile ducts ("cholangitis "). The most effective way to prevent these is to prevent the formation of gallstones.

Nutritional factors: The best nutritional program to help minimize gallstone formation is a diet low in all fats, moderate in calories, and high in fiber. Avoidance of obesity is a major factor. Nutritional supplementation that may be helpful includes: vitamin A, the B vitamins, vitamin C and vitamin E (all present in balanced form in the BioSlim Formulas). Additional Essential Fatty Acids may also be helpful, as may fiber supplements such as psyllium seed husk powder.

In general, a diet high in vegetables and some fruit, combined with appropriate attention to nutrition and protein levels, is key. The BioSlim plan fits this description well, and should well reward those with a propensity for the development of gallstones.

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