Hi Brea...keep reading the posts here ('R' messages in the ARchives too!) and read read read!
You will see that you can KEEP your gallbladder! (you need it - if it goes the bile from the liver just drips into your intestines - that's why there's diarrea and eating problems after you have you GB out)
Your naturopath hasn't studied flushing. He only has an uninformed opinion. I can have an opinion about something I haven't studied too! It's just an opinion.
Pleeeease flush! You will feel sooo much better after multiple flushes and you'll be able to keep your gb.
Learn all you can about what is good for your gb (GOOD fats - olive oil or Udo'sChoice daily), drinking purified water daily, hot baths, castor oil packs, hot water bottles, flushes....the list goes on.
In the months I've been here I remember one woman that had a before and after Ultrasound. In her first Ultrasound there were 2 or 3 (I forget) gallstones...in her 2nd Ultrasound after multiple flushes there was only 1 gallstone. So she got one or two of them! The main thing is that she feels better! Is healthier.
Remember that when you flush the 'softer' stones from your liver and gb will come out (they don't show up on US - only the calcified ones do)...and that will be good! They are clogging up your works. Stagnating the liver and gallbladder qi! Get those fatty clogs out of you and you'll feel better.