It is of course pointless and a futile exercise in ridding the body of gall and other stones if the habits that led to their formation/production are not corrected.
Definition: These are stones that form in the gall bladder or gall ducts. They are also called biliary calculi, or cholelithiasis. There may be one or several hundred. Their sizes range from that of a grain of sand to that of a large walnut.
Care of the Patient:
Dr Tilden MD. says: "When the catarrh of the liver is overcome, secretions become normal and stones disintegrate and pass out through the gall-ducts into the bowels, and then out of the body. No treatment, no surgery, is necessary." "A correct treatment," he says, "will be directed to removing the cause or causes of toxemia."
Removing the stones does not restore normal liver function, hence more stones will form after their removal. Draining the gall-bladder does not improve the body's nutrition. Removing the gall-bladder does not correct the catarrhal inflammation that caused the stone formation.
There can be but one cure for gall-stones. This is: restore the normal functioning of the liver so that normal bile will be secreted; then the normal bile will cause the stones to disintegrate and pass out. Correction of the inflammation makes gall-bladder drainage or extirpation unnecessary. Correction of gastro-intestinal catarrh renders surgical exploitation of the whole digestive canal unnecessary. The undesirable finish pictured under etiology may be avoided by correct living. Although physicians and surgeons are so unfamiliar with cause that they believe surgery alone can help and usually recommend this, the great army of post-operative invalids one sees everywhere attests that no real cure comes from this spectacular treatment. Operations leave cause at work, hence more pathology develops.
Weger says: Given proper assistance the chemistry of the body can be so altered that stones soften, disintegrate, and pass out with but slight discomfort. We have treated many cases and. seldom have we found it necessary to resort to surgery. It is a remarkable fact that softening occurs very rapidly on a complete fast. Frequently patients coming for treatment for different ailments develop hepatic colic from the eighth to the tenth day of fasting. In these the presence of gall stones may never have been suspected. The same is true of stones in the kidney. In recurrent attacks there is no treatment in the intervals to equal a diet restricted to fresh fruits, salads and cooked non-starchy vegetables. It can be safely predicted that there will be no recurrences in those patients who follow instructions as to diet and exercise. In most instances if the gall stone is not larger than a small olive it will become soft and pass out without resort to surgery and its consequent risks. The exceptions are in those run-down people who have no reserve vitality or courage left to sustain them for a reasonable time while nature is establishing a normal chemical balance. Extreme caution and conservatism on the part of the physician is necessary in determining the proper course in a given case. The process of recovery may seem slow but it is in reality marvelously rapid, compared with the long time it takes for the stones to form. * * * Without recourse to olive oil, bile salts, and the one hundred and one remedies that are generally prescribed, our percentage of non-surgical recoveries is so high as to warrant a favorable prognosis if the patient cooperates in the removal of the first cause."....................... http://drbass.com/orthopathy/chapter9.html
No treatment whatever should be given to gallstones--the patient must be treated. It matters not what the deviation is from the normal, he must be brought back. Hence, to treat a case of gallstone successfully, the patient must be examined, habits must be inquired into, and everything necessary to correct the eating and care of the body must be done.
Constipation must be overcome by laxative foods. If the patient is suffering, and has been suffering a great deal, a fast must be insisted upon. No definite length of time can be given. It should, however, be prolonged until all pain and discomfort have passed away. During the fast, hot water should be taken freely--a pint every three hours, or even more. As soon as all discomfort has vanished, the patient should live for one week on fruit--any kind of fresh fruit--morning, noon, and night. No eating should be permitted between meals. Fruit must be eaten at the regular mealtime, and nothing at all between meals. The second week: fruit in the morning, and a combination salad, with one or two cooked, non-starchy vegetables, at noon. One of these vegetables should be spinach or onions, and they should be cooked properly--in very little water, so that there will be none to drain off. Spinach should be one of the raw vegetables in the salad. Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and spinach, with a small piece of onion for flavoring, makes a nice salad. Dress with salt, oil, and lemon juice. The evening meal should be one or two glasses of buttermilk. This should be the style of eating for the first month. The second month: fruit in the morning; toasted bread and fruit at noon, or rice dressed with salt only, and any kind of fresh, uncooked fruit; occasionally biscuit, butter, and honey, if so desired. If any drink is taken at the mealtime, it should be teakettle tea with the starch meal and fruit meal. Milk is not to be taken with meat.
The dinners may be meat every other day, with two cooked, non-starchy vegetables and a combination salad. The alternate days have potatoes, navy beans, corn bread, or any of the decidedly starchy foods in place of meat. Patients must give their bodies thorough attention by way of bathing, dry towel rubbing, etc. A hot bath of three to five minutes' duration should be taken every morning, with a quick cold sponge bath, to be followed with dry towel rubbing, and then dry towel rubbing at night before going to bed. This should be done daily.