Is your gall bladder troubling you? You’re not alone – it’s a very common malady, ranging from dysfunction or infection to painful gall stones. These develop over time from a continued thickening of the bile – and yes, that is a nutritional problem!
Perhaps you are one of the millions who have already had their gall bladders surgically removed. In that case, the excruciating pain is gone, but the trade-off for that wonderful relief has been an extra load placed on your liver to try and compensate for the lack of the gall bladder’s work. What caused the problem has not been addressed, so you, too, can benefit from these suggestions.
Here is a quote from Dr. Joseph Mercola:
“…If one does have gall bladder disease, whole beets are an excellent way to thin the bile and limit the risk of gall stones. Whole beets will thin bile the way paint thinner thins paint. It is quite consistent. There are some supplements…that do this.
I believe that one of the biggest crimes in modern American medicine, that nearly one million people each year undergo, is having gall bladders sacrificed on the altar of the surgical table. Nearly every one of these patients did not need their gall bladders removed. They just needed to thin out their bile and clean up their diet, and the body would have self-regulated and eliminated the problem.”
Whew! That puts it straight, doesn’t it?
He referred to supplements. Standard Process has two products made from concentrated whole beats – root, leaf, and juice – that they grow on their own farm. These we highly recommend for anyone who had, has, or wishes to prevent gall bladder disease. These would be taken in conjunction with frequently eating the beets.
Whole beets can be eaten steamed, roasted with olive oil, or made into smoothies. For a special treat, make up a batch of “BEAUTIFUL BEET SOUP” and enjoy some each day, hot or cold. The touches of ginger, orange zest, and cinnamon make this recipe so special.
3-4 medium beets (about 1 pound),scrubbed well
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 large organic onion, chopped
1 pound organic carrots, sliced
1 tbsp. fresh-grated organic ginger
1 large clove of organic garlic, minced
6 cups water or organic vegetable broth
1 tsp. fresh-grated organic orange zest
3/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
Boil the beets whole in water, until tender – about 45 minutes. Save the water for drinking or smoothies. Cut beets into chunks.
In a soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Sauté the onion until transparent. Add carrots, ginger, and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add beets and water or stock. Simmer the soup, covered, for about 45 minutes. Add the orange rind, sea salt, cinnamon, and pepper, and stir well.
In a blender or food processor, puree the soup in batches. Serve hot or chilled.
A reminder about our March promo – 15% off the 21-Day Purification kit from Standard Process. If you just don’t like beets, this Purification Program will really help your taste buds wake up to the great flavors of vegetables! You might be surprised at how your tastes change! I can personally attest that it was a wonderful help for me.
Call us to order your kit at (562) 861-3896.