Bile Flow: Top 15 Herbs to Support Liver & Gallbladder

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bile flowBile Flow: Top 15 Herbs to Support Your Liver

Your liver and your gallbladder are two important organs that are involved with the formation of bile. Bile is a digestive secretion that helps emulsify fat and as a result aids the digestion and detoxification processes. Healthy bile flow is absolutely essential for your overall health. But how to achieve good bile flow? You can use a variety of herbs to support your liver and gallbladder for bile flow.

In this article, I will discuss why good bile flow is so important. You will learn about 15 powerful herbs and foods that support your liver and gallbladder. I will share my favorite supplements for liver and gallbladder health. I will explain how to practice the Biliary Sludge Protocol to support your liver and gallbladder and ensure a good bile flow.

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Importance of Good Bile Flow 

Before we talk about good bile flow, let’s discuss what bile is. Bile is green-ish brown liquid or digestive juice that emulsifies fats for your small intestine to absorb. It is made up of cholesterol, salts, and bilirubin. It is important that the bile helps the digestion of fat to allow different processes in your body. Bile also contains waste products to be released through bowel movements. When something interferes with good bile flow, a variety of problems may occur. 

Poor bile flow may lead to a variety of digestive issues, including poor nutrient absorption, overgrowth of bad gut bacteria, gut inflammation, and leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut syndrome happens when due to damage of your gut lining, undigested food particles and toxins are able to cross into your bloodstream through holes on your intestinal barrier.

Leaky gut syndrome may result in digestive problems and autoimmune conditions, such as lupus, Hashimoto’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis (1)To understand better the importance of good bile flow, let’s take a look at the 4 major functions of the bile.

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Fatty Acid Metabolism

In their unaltered form, fat has little use in your body. Fats must be emulsified and broken down to be absorbed and used for energy.  Poor fat emulsification can lead to digestive issues, such as chronic diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

This why bile is incredibly important to emulsify them, so emulsified fats can transport fat-soluble nutrients, such as vitamins A, D, E, and K around your body to protect your immune system and overall health. 

Kill Off Bad Microbes

The bacterial makeup of your microbiome is incredibly important for your overall health. Too much bad bacteria and gut flora imbalance may increase your risk of inflammation, heart disease, diabetes, neurological conditions, cancer, mental health issues, and other health problems.

Bile helps to regulate and balance your microbiome by killing off dangerous pathogens, such as bad bacteria (3, 4, 5).

Excretion of Waste Products

Along with urine, sweat, and breath, one of the main ways your body gets rid of waste and toxins is through bowel movements. While water-soluble toxins mainly get released through urine, fat-soluble toxins leave your body through your bowels.

If your body cannot release waste regularly through the bowels, it can lead to bacterial overgrowth, inflammation, weight gain, digestive troubles, and consequent health problems.

Blood Sugar Metabolism

Keeping your blood sugar stable at a healthy level is absolutely essential for maintaining your energy levels, brain performance, and emotional stability. Poor metabolism of fats may lead to blood sugar problems and consequent health issues. Bile helps to stimulate receptors FXR and TGRS that help fat and carbohydrate metabolism and your body’s inflammatory response (6, 7, 8, 9).

Now that you understand why bile is so important for your health, let’s learn about some ways to support healthy bile flow. To learn more about the importance of bile and your liver and gallbladder health, I recommend this article.

Symptoms of Poor Bile Flow

As you can see, proper bile flow regulates many important processes in the body. If it is obstructed for any reason, a number of complications can manifest including:

  • Weight Gain
  • Low Energy
  • Emotional Instability
  • Digestive Complications
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inflammatory Skin Conditions (acne, eczema, rashes)
  • Chemical Sensitivities (due to toxic build up)
  • …and more

The remainder of this article will focus on foods and supplements you can use to improve liver and gallbladder function so that you can improve bile flow and prevent these unwanted side effects.

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Top 15 Herbs to Support Your Liver and Gallbladder

One of the best ways to support your liver and gallbladder is by using herbs. Let’s dive in and learn about my favorite herbs for liver and gallbladder health.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one of the most popular types of vinegar that is actively used by the natural living and holistic health community. It has been used by the ancient Babylonians (5,000 B.C.) who created vinegar or “sour wine” stemming from the French origin “vin airgre”. It is fantastic for your health both internally and externally and can be used for cleaning and other household needs.

Apple cider vinegar has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral benefits. It is commonly used for gallbladder pain. It may be beneficial for your digestion, liver, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol levels (10).

ACV provides a tangy-sweet flavor when mixed and combined into various dishes.  It is especially good in home-made hummus, guacamole, and quinoa dishes. I also recommend that you add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of clean water and drink it for liver and gallbladder support. To learn about different ways to use apple cider vinegar, I recommend this article.


Globe artichokes are commonly categorized as a vegetable. However, they are actually a flower bud. They have been used around Europe for indigestion throughout the centuries.

Artichokes are low in calories, yet high in fiber and nutrients, including magnesium, potassium, folic acid, and vitamin C. They can help increase bile production and support your liver and gallbladder function (11).

Artichokes are delicious finger food. Just pull the leaf off of each flower bud to find the healthy soft green fresh green inside. They can be enjoyed roasted or steamed, as a side dish or a dip. I recommend that you try my Cleansing Cashew Artichoke Dip my family and I love.

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Lemon and limes are two of my favorite fruits. They have a low-glycemic index. They can help to balance your pH levels, are full of vitamin C, and have incredible health benefits.

One of these health benefits is supporting your liver and gallbladder. Lemon juice can support the production of bile and stomach acid. The acidity of lemon or lime juice creates cholagogue, which helps bile discharge and helps bile to digest fats, eliminate cholesterol, and remove toxins. Lemon and lime juice are incredibly detoxifying, no wonder its part of more detox and gallbladder, liver, or kidney cleansing protocol.

You can use lemon or lime in a variety of ways. I recommend starting your day with a big glass of warm lemon water to promote hydration, kickstart your metabolism, and support your digestion, liver, and gallbladder. Add lemon or lime juice to your green juices and smoothies, herbal tea, soups, and dishes. I highly recommend my Lemon Detox Soup. To learn more about how to use lemon to improve your energy levels and health, read this article.

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Parsley is a delicious green herb that you probably know as a garnish on your plate. Parsley, however, is much more than a garnish. It is full of antioxidants, flavonoids, minerals, and vitamins.

Parsley has incredible liver detox properties. It helps to stimulate the release of bile and the removal of heavy metals and other toxins from your body. Parsley may lower inflammatory liver enzymes. It may also help to decrease your blood sugar levels that may lead to liver inflammation when too high (12)

You can use parsley as a garnish. You may add it to your salads or green juices. You may also try a soothing parsley tea. Boil one cup of water in a small put then add ¼ cup of chopped, fresh parsley or 2 tablespoons of dried parsley, and let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes. To learn more about the health benefits of parsley, I recommend this article


Cucumber is one of the most hydrating vegetables out there. They are full of phytonutrients and electrolytes. They have a cooling effect on your organs and detoxifying effect on your body. They support your digestion and liver and are an essential part of a liver, gallbladder, or kidney detox diet. To learn more about the benefits of cucumbers, read this article.

Cucumber is a perfect vegetable to snack on. You may dip it into hummus or guacamole. Add it to your green juices and salads. Try my Cleansing Cucumber Soup for liver and gallbladder benefits.

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Celery is another hydrating and fiber-rich vegetable. It is rich in antioxidants and micronutrients, such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, folate, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin K. 

Celery may help to decrease inflammation in your body and help with a number of health issues, including energy levels, acid reflux, ulcers, and digestions. It may help detoxification and cleansing. Celery may help to improve your liver enzyme functions and better your overall liver health (13, 14).

Add celery to your salads and green juices. Snack on celery sticks and dip them into guacamole, salsa, or hummus. Try celery juice for its wonderful benefits. To learn more about the benefits of celery and celery juice, and how to make celery juice, I recommend this article.


Mint is a powerful superfood herb that is used all around the world for its health benefits and delicious taste. It helps to stimulate your digestive system and may help to relieve stomach and intestinal problems. It acts as a natural relaxer that helps to smooth the muscle of your gut wall. It may benefit your liver and gallbladder health.

You may use mint a number of ways. You may add mint to your salads, dips, and dishes. You may try some mint tea or this Lemon Mint Berry Flavored Water. You may learn more about the benefits of mint and peppermint from this article.


Cilantro, also known as coriander, has been used to flavor meals for thousands of years in Southern Europe, Northern Africa and Western Asia.  It is a classic carminative bitter herb that supports the production of digestive juices and blood sugar stabilization.

Cilantro is also wonderful for cleansing the body and getting rid of toxins. It is rich in polyphenols and other nutrients. It may help to protect your liver from toxins and prevent liver damage (15)

You may add cilantro to your salads, salsa, or guacamole. If you are adventurous, you may even add it to your green juices. I also recommend that you try my SuperCharged Cilantro Sauce.

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Radishes are a wonderful vegetable that you can find all-year-around. They are full of antioxidants and fiber. They help to cleanse your liver, promote liver health, and stimulate bile synthesis. It helps bile to carry toxins into your gallbladder to be eventually released from your body.

Radishes can become a wonderful part of any salad or may serve as a flavorful, crunchy snack. You may try my wonderful wife, Angel’s Colorful Chicken Vegetable Salad with radishes and other nutrient-dense goodness.

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Milk Thistle

Milk thistle plant, also known as Silybum marianum is a prickly plant with white veins and purple flowers. Traditional tales tell us that this plant causes Virgin Mary’s milk to fall on its leaves. Milk thistle has been used as an herbal remedy for centuries.

The active ingredients of milk thistle are called silymarin and provide a number of health benefits to us. It is an incredible antioxidant with benefits for your liver, kidneys, and gallbladder. Milk thistle guards the liver’s numerous hepatic cell membranes and slows the rate at which toxins can be absorbed into the liver. Research has shown that it may benefit people with cirrhosis of the liver and hepatitis C and B (11, 16, 17)

Milk thistle is most commonly used as a supplement. I recommend Kidney & Liver Support, a supplement made with milk thistle and other beneficial herbs and nutrients to support your liver. Take one capsule three times a day or as advised by your healthcare provider.

Dandelion Greens

Dandelion is a well-known ‘weed’ that you probably have in your background in the spring or summer months. They are free food that grows practically everywhere. 

Dandelion greens may help to improve gastric motility allowing food to pass through your stomach easier. They are a fantastic diuretic and may sooth your digestion. They have anti-inflammatory benefits. They may also prevent liver enzyme levels from going too high and improve liver function as a result (18).

You can eat dandelion greens raw or cook. They make a delicious addition to any green salad blend. You may want to gently massage it with some apple cider vinegar for further liver-supporting benefits. You may also use their roots, flowers, and stems as well. You may try a dandelion tea and Coconut Dandelion Coffee.


Turmeric is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory herbs that has been used in Indian and Chinese medicine for thousands of years for its health benefits. One of the earliest documented uses and benefits of turmeric dates all the way back to 250 BC in Susruta’s Ayurvedic Compendium to relieve the negative effects of poisoned foods. 

Turmeric has gained popularity over the past 30 years in the United States and other Western countries as a supplement and delicious spice. The US National Center of Biotechnology alone has over 6,000 studies on the benefits of turmeric and its active compound, curcumin, a powerful antioxidant. Turmeric has an incredible ability to lower inflammation and fight bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. It is great for digestive issues and may support your liver and gallbladder function (11, 18, 19, 20).

Turmeric is a popular staple in Indian cuisine and curry dishes. You may use it in your Asian-inspired dishes. You may use it as a spice or as a fresh root. Add it to your salads, smoothies, soups, and dips. For further liver and gallbladder support and anti-inflammatory benefits., I also recommend taking turmeric supplements daily. To learn about different ways to add turmeric into your diet, I recommend this article. Don’t forget to try my Turmeric Fat Burning Coffee.

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Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb. It is a close cousin of turmeric as they both belong to the rhizome family. Ginger has been used in India and China for its medicinal properties and as a spice for 5,000 years. It has become a popular spice in Europe during the Roman Empire trade and eventually made its way to the Americas.

Ginger’s active chemical compound, gingerol has powerful benefits. It may reduce inflammation in your body. It is particularly beneficial for colon inflammation and digestive problems. It can also support your liver and gallbladder (22, 23, 24).

Ginger is commonly used in juices, teas, and dishes, for example, my Thai Ginger Coconut Soup with Cauliflower Rice. I recommend adding a knob of ginger to your green juices or smoothies and enjoying a cup of ginger tea to soothe your stomach. For extra benefits, you may use it as a supplement as well. To learn more about the benefits of ginger, read this article.

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Sauerkrauts mean sour white cabbage in German. They are common in Germany and around Eastern-Europe but recently became popular in the US for their gut-health benefits. They help to balance your gut flora and soothe your digestion. They support your liver and gallbladder and help to prevent leaky gut syndrome.

You can enjoy sauerkraut along with any of your salads or warm dishes. You may find sauerkraut at farmer’s markets or health food stores or make your own. I highly recommend the Homemade fermented veggies recipe if you are interested in making your own.  

Green Tea

Green tea is a potent antioxidant-rich drink with powerful benefits. Green tea is rich in catechin, a polyphenol found in green tea that may help to prevent liver inflammation. It can protect your body from toxic substances and improve liver function (11).

You can enjoy green tea as a morning energizer or to warm you up on a cold day. You may add it to your green smoothies or shakes instead of water. Since green tea includes caffeine, to avoid overstimulation, I recommend that you drink green tea earlier in the day instead of in the evening. If you have trouble sleeping, choose one of the other amazing liver- and gallbladder-supporting herbs. If you tolerate green tea well, you may also benefit from green tea extract. To learn about the benefits of green tea, I recommend this article.

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Bonus Supplements to Support Your Liver and Gallbladder

If you want to further support your liver and gallbladder for healthy bile flow, there are a few supplements that you may benefit from along with these 15 herbs. These are the top 3 supplements I recommend to my patients all the time.

KL Support

KL Support combines herbs and nutrients traditionally used to support kidney and liver health, including beetroot, collinsonia (stoneroot), gynostemma, marshmallow root, milk thistle seed, NAC, and parsley leaf.

Multiple studies have shown that parsley and gynostemma promotes antioxidant production, helping aid in heavy metal detoxification. Additionally, it assists the liver by modulating fat metabolism, and protects and improves kidney function by decreasing blood fats.

Collinsonia root supports urinary tract symptoms, including bladder pain. The betaine in beet root may help prevent or reduce fatty deposits in the liver and may also help protect the liver from toxin buildup. Studies indicate that marshmallow root has diuretic properties, and anti-inflammatory and antibacterial characteristics, specifically in the urinary tract.

Together, these support fat metabolism, hepatic blood flow, and healthy urinary tract and bladder function, while helping the body carry out its natural detoxification processes.

Advanced TUDCA

Advanced TUDCA is a bioactive carbon product that is designed to promote healthy bile production and assist in drainage and provide immune support throughout the kidney and liver.  This blend of tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA), bioactive carbons in fulvic acid, melatonin and N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), which is designed to support the kidneys and liver bile duct system as the body performs its natural detoxification processes.

I recommend this product to help improve liver, gut and kidney health, support bile flow and improve mitochondrial health.  It also helps to support the immune system and drainage pathways in your body. For the best results, take one capsule, two times a day.

Bile Flow Support:

Bile Flow Support™ is a liver support formula that provides your body with nutrients involved in bile flow and fat metabolism, including the bile salts choline, taurine, and methionine. The bitter herbs dandelion and celandine are added to allow optimal bile flow and healthy liver function.

With the addition of guggul extract and inositol hexanicotinate, it supports healthy blood lipid levels already within the normal range.  This product increases the flow of bile so toxins aren’t remaining stagnant in the liver where they can cause damage.   Take two capsules twice daily after meals for optimal benefits. 

Activated Charcoal or GI Detox

I recommend Activated Coconut Charcoal or GI Detox to support your liver and gallbladder. Activated charcoal is one of the world’s oldest detoxifying remedies with a history going back over 3000 years and has been used in Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic medicine and western medicine. It is a fantastic absorbent agent that binds and eliminates toxic bile and toxic substances.

GI Detox is a toxin binder that is formulated to provide broader activity than a single-ingredient product. Zeolite clay, activated charcoal, and silica are all binding agents with proven efficacy.

The other nutrients in G.I. Detox™+ support healthy digestion and elimination. The full-spectrum binding of G.I. Detox™+ provides a simple solution for environmental and internally produced detoxification. It supports healthy detoxification and full-body cleaning, reduces bloating and gas, helps the clearance of mold metabolites, supports mental clarity, and allows a more pleasant cleansing experience.

Use it when consuming food of unknown quality, eating out at restaurants, or drinking alcohol, or feeling moody or suddenly tired. I recommend taking this away from other supplements or medications (at least an hour or two) so that it doesn’t interfere with the absorption of the active ingredients in the supplement or medication.

Biliary Sludge Protocol

If you have been diagnosed with biliary sludge or simply want to optimize your bile flow and support your liver and gallbladder, the Biliary Sludge Protocol may be beneficial for your goals. This protocol is created to stimulate bile flow while binding up and eliminating toxins without side effects.

While following this protocol, it is particularly critical that you hydrate well drinking a minimum of half of your body weight in ounces of water daily. Continue to follow a nutrient-dense diet with liver-, gallbladder-, and bile flow-supporting herbs you’ve just learned about in this article.

Follow this Biliary Sludge Protocol for 30 days:

KL Support:  Take 2 caps, 2 times daily in the morning upon rising and at night before bed is great timing.  These can be taken with or without food.

GI Detox: Take 1-2 capsules (around 500–1000 mg) about one hour before meals to help bind to the toxic biliary sludge.  Do 1 capsule (500 mg) if you are under 125 lbs. or have lots of trouble with constipation.

Advanced TUDCA:  Take 1 cap in the AM upon rising and 1 cap at night before bed to thin the bile and open up the bile ducts in the liver and gallbladder.

Bile Flow Support: Take 2 capsules twice a day with meals to help improve bile flow from liver and gallbladder.  (You can just do the Advanced TUDCA or the Bile Flow – you don’t need both).

CalMag Support or Brain Calm Magnesium: Take 1 scoop one to two hours after meals to help improve peristaltic action and bowel elimination. This is especially important if you have issues with constipation. These magnesium supplements also help your neurologic function, stress levels, energy levels, mood and brain health, bone and muscle health, blood sugar levels, and sleep patterns.

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Final Thoughts

Your liver and your gallbladder are two organs that are involved with the formation of bile. Bile is a digestive juice that helps emulsify fat in your bad and as a result aid digestion and detoxification processes. Good bile flow is essential for optimal digestion, detoxification, and overall health.

To support your liver and gallbladder and ensure good bile flow, incorporate the herbs you’ve learned about in this article, try the supplements I suggested, and try the Biliary Sludge Protocol I outlined. Following these tips, you may notice a significant difference in your health and well-being.  If you follow my recommendations here and are still struggling, it would be wise to hire a functional health coach.  You can reach out to my team of fantastic coaches who are here to support your journey.

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      1. Doctor, I would like to know if I can buy your kidney and liver support for my cat that is suffering from similar condition?

  1. I make a green smoothie from the following organic ingredients:
    (Makes 4-5 drinks depending on size – enough for the family)

    1-2 Avocadoes
    Juice of two limes
    1 cucumber (can use more if desired)
    thumb+ size ginger root
    thumb sized chunk of turmeric
    Couple stalks celery with leaves
    bunch of coriander leaves
    1 Kale leaf
    coconut water to fill the blender to desired level

    Small handful of spinach and/or parsley
    Mint is also great to vary the taste every now and then
    Large spoonful of coconut yoghurt also for variety.

    I personally add a large spoonful of green banana resistant starch (can also add banana to taste if desired, though I don’t think it needs it), maca powder and sometimes even teaspoon of moringa powder (the moringa powder isn’t pleasant tasting though)

    It does keep to the following day in fridge in glass bottle, but I wouldn’t keep it any longer – fresh is best by far. (Having some preprepared is great if you have to rush off the following morning and still want your smoothie on the run.)

    Enjoy! 🙂

    1. Excellent information; thank you! Do you have any articles/protocols that specifically address how to support without a gallbladder?

  2. Thanks for educating me. Your article is really worthy for me as I’m facing digestion issues. To digest easily I’m eating light foods. My doctor told me to take bone broth daily as it fulfils nutrient requirements and easy to digest.

  3. Very good information. I have liver cyst but no gallstones. What do you recommend? I will try your kidney and liver detox. Thank you.

  4. I have tried multiple times to drink apple cider vinegar but always get acid reflex. No matter how much or little I try with a glass of water I get acid reflex. And it is only apple cider vinegar that does it to me. Around the holidays if I get acid reflex, it usually from too rich foods or too many man made carbs, pasta or breads, so to alleviate the awful acid reflex I had, I would take a shot of white vinegar and it would do the trick. reflex would subside.

    In the past two weeks I tried 1 tsp of ACV in a cup of water and the acid reflex started up. It is minor but it is there. I purchased Bragg Organic Raw unfiltered ACV,

    Why am I have this issue.

    1. That’s strange that you get acid reflux because once the apple cider vinegar mixes with the stomach acid, it neutralizes and instead of being acidic, it becomes alkaline.

      1. No, ACV dosn’t become alkaline in the stomach. ACV is a pure acid and it helps to stimulate further HCL production. When the stomach gets into a deep acidic state, it triggers bile release when it moves into the intestines and bile is an alkaline substance that alkalizes the small intestine.

  5. I’ve been told I have Gilbert’s Syndrome, so do any of these herbs or other protocols help when the enzyme to break own the bile is missing? Thanks.

  6. Thank you Dr. Jockers, this was super informative! I’m curious if taking the activated charcoal would break a fast however? Or is it best to save this protocol for times not fasting? Seems so powerful to help flush toxins, I loved this article!

  7. Thank you Dr Jockers. I have found the information very helpful. I can use the herbs and will. My gallstones are lessening. However being in Australia the supplements are out of range for me. I have many autoimmune diseases. May I suggest a topic? What can be done to aid cancer. I have Sjogrens and now have Lymphoma as complication of that. I am investigating ways to slow this and heal.

  8. so first a 7 day liver cleanse; then the epson salt cleanse for the gallbladder, and last the coffee enema…. is that correct

    the dr wanted to take my gallbladder out is it’s full of stones….

  9. Thank you for the great article. Like a few others, I wish there was more out there to address specifically those of us who have had our gallbladder removed. I so regret allowing that to be done. On the other hand it was a blessing because it started me on my journey to learn about taking my health into my own hands. We can’t undo such a mistake but we can go forward trying to do everything we can to support our health.

  10. I agree with you! I had my gallbladder removed in 216 and have regretted it so often as I have been in the holistic world since 2014, and knew better, but allowed the influences of friends and family and the awful PAIN to cloud my judgment.
    However, it has helped me dig deeper and also to help my clients. I wish you all the best, and LOVE, LIGHT AND HEALING.

  11. I love your website and wonderful articles. They have been very helpful, thank you.
    I have a friend who was just diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. Would the above protocol work for her? Or what article of protocol do you suggest to compliment her oncology treatment?
    Thank you,

  12. Hi
    So you give tudca on an empty stomach? Is that the best way to take it? I took it on an empty stomach and it gave me terrible heartburn, is this because i have low stomach acid. Great website and info, thank you

  13. I thank God for giving me the wisdom to cure cancer and many other viruses NATURALLY using HERBAL MEDICINE. AMERICAN doctors are NOT taught HERBAL MEDICINE in collage!

    88% of all countries are estimated to use traditional medicine, such as herbal medicines, acupuncture, yoga, indigenous therapies and others.
    WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine – World Health Organization

    I also learned oxygen and or nitric oxide kills cancer too! I started paying attention to my heart rate. When it was above normal I learned a quick and easy aerobic exercise to increase oxygen and nitric oxide. Bend the knees and swing the arms kind of like cross country or downhill skiing quick way to boost heart rate, oxygen and nitric oxide! That kills cancer cells. The heartrate would return to normal after exercise!

    Book by Bruce Fife called Coconut Oil Miracles saved my life because of all the benefits of VIRGIN coconut oil. When I was in school around the 5th grade around 1980 in class we were reading newsweek or something like that. Anyways it said coconut oil is BAD for you. My gut instict kicked in and I told my roomate next to me,
    “Watch, in another ten years it will be the best thing for you” It took me about 30 more years to find out it was true except I DID LEARN THE TRUTH!

    Dr. Axe website teaches about herbal medicine

    Healthy Body Archives – Healthy Huemans is a natural herbal medicine website too.

    I have learned to use websites like Dr. Axe because he teaches about narural herbal medicine.

    I will try to explain my life (health problems and benefits) as short as possible.

    I grew up with many health problems, I think mainly because I did not drink enough water to rinse the body out. At a young age I had high fevers that caused epilepsy. My seizures were called petimal, mainly short, around a minute to minute and a half, and I would just stare off into space. Later in life I had brain surgary and they removed most of area causing seizures. Anyways before brain surgary, doctors gave me a man made medication that contains MANY side effects I did NOT know about! Called Tegretol. About ALL of American FAKE medicine contains many side effects, that way most american doctors are taught to sell you more medicene to fix the side effects of the previous medicine, and the list goes on and on.

    When I was 39 I was not feeling well and went to the doctor. They took my blood pressure and quickley sent me to the Billings hospital. My heart rate was VERY HIGH because my liver was “pickled” from taking man made medicine (tegretol) most of my life for epilepsy. Almost 14 years ago now, I had stage 4, lymphoma-b, a very fast spreading cancer of the liver. Doctors told me it was from taking epilepsy medication most of my life. Doctors also said “you will only live 3 to 5 years and it will kill you!” American doctors are NOT taught about NATURAL herbal medicine! Using herbal medicine I am still strong and healthy, going on 14 years since my cancer!

    Around three months later my eyesite started to deminish quickly. I went to the eye doctor and was sent to Billings again because I had a rare case of cancer that transfered into the spine. I went totally blind! Doctors said USUALLY the spine stays cancer free because it is “sealed up tight in the spinal bones, I figured the way I was going I would soon die.

    Anyways I had to stay awake during the chemo surgary where they removed fluid from the spinal columb and injected chemo. I grew up in a Christian family and I prayed to God to guide the doctor to treat the correct area of the spine to regain my eyesight or take me home to heaven. The next morning my parents came into my hospital room to check up on me. I was amazed because I could see colors again except everything was very blurry. Soon afterwords my eyesight kept improving, except I had double vision, where the eyes were not alineing correctly so I went to the eye doctor again and recieved some eye exercises I had to do to strengthen the eye muscles again. My eyesight has completly returned back to normal!

    I prayed to God if possible let me know a way to heal the body. Soon after my chemo treatments I came across a book on the computer by Bruce Fife called Coconut Oil Miracles. The MCT oils do WONDERS for the body. VIRGIN Coconut Oil kills viruses like colds, flu, athlete’s foot, even covid-19! The book did not say it killed cancer but it did say it went to the liver. So I started taking it every day, around a teaspoon. Except be careful when starting because it also kills BAD gut bacteria and WILL give you diareah for a while. It also heals the gut by giving you good gut bacteria. Virgin coconut oil even keeps your skin healthy and keeps wrinkles at bay!

    Soon afterwards I also learned American Doctors are one of the few countries who DO NOT use HERBAL medicine because thery ARE NOT taught ANYTHING or VERY LITTLE about herbal medicine in collage!

    Dr. Axe website does talk about herbal medicine. Plus God’s NATURAL HERBAL medicine is far more superior to man’s ideas with very few side effects! Around 2 years ago I also came across another NATURAL medicine called Astaxanthin. Plus it works better when taken with VCO. It even has the abality to go to the brain, keep the eyes healthy. It is also good for the immune system, eyes, skin and joints. It even has the ability to block UV rays from sunshine so in the last couple of years I tested it myself. When fishing I did NOT apply sunscreen mainly because I learned of all the side effects of man made stuff (sunscreen lotion) that USUALLY causes cancer in the long run. My skin did darken a little but never burned! I was totally amazed!
    I also think it controls my epilepitic seizures. Another great Natural herbal medicine is Berberine, 31 benefits

    Astaxanthin is 6,000 times stronger then vitamine C and 550 times stronger then CO-Q10! Plus no more pain in the body joints (knees)! Great also for eyes and brain! Use natural medicine and the body HEALS naturally!

    In the last 2 years I also started taking chia seeds for all their benefits! Not sure what caused it , but I lost 70 Lbs! Waist size did not change but stomach did lose a good ammount.

    Other reasons I believe in God. Stars in the sky (our sun) have the abality to keep burning and contain so much power and energy. Plus many stars in the sky have fluchuating power if they were our sun we would fry. We need a star, our sun, that gives off equal energy all the time (God’s Design). Atoms that make EVERYTHING have to be so perfectly made with equal positive and negative and neutral charges or they would explode, they are so equal this number describes the balance of an atom, 0.000,000,000,000,000,000,160,217,648,7 coulombs.

    The power and energy from splitting an atom, examples Atom or nuclear bomb, nuclear energy made by atoms.

    Also a poem I wrote in about 5 minutes. Truly, I think the Holy Spirit transferred it to my mind. I do not write poems! Plus years later I learned
    it contains 111 words for the Triune God! Plus there are 31 rows in the poem that stand for God, 3 in 1!

    Bookmark through Life

    If you know God
    you are in awe!
    We may be weak
    we may be poor,
    if you know God
    is greater than before!
    We may be sick
    someday we die,
    If you know God
    you stay alive!
    We truly see
    all wonders here
    from tiny gems
    to flaming spheres!
    To healing bodies
    on this earth,
    if you know God
    is second birth!
    He gives you wisdom,
    He gives you strength,
    to go through life
    however you rank!
    I thank you Lord
    a million times,
    to know I’m Yours
    to know You’re mine!
    So trust in Him,
    He sets you free
    All we must do
    is to believe!

    Jeff Diegel

  14. Beautiful poem acknowledging God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit as our Saviour!

  15. When I was having what I believe was gallbladder pain, I found that eating apples and/or drinking apple juice brought relief.

  16. When I was having what I believe was gallbladder pain, I found that eating apples and/or drinking apple juice brought relief. Thank you, Dr Jockers, for a very comprehensive article on the gallbladder!

  17. Hi Dr. Jokers I’m one of your avid followers. I learned a lot in every topic you post. Sad thing is that I can’t afford to buy the product you have.😢But I try to find different products with the lesser price than yours. Sometimes it’s working and sometimes I can’t tell. I’m so desperate of my situation. I grow up with sleeping disorders, brain fog, motion sickness, nauseated , fatigue diarrhea, allergies,when I was 15 I diagnosed with tetanus, when I was 25 hysterectomy, she 29 breast cancer. Last 2017 I developed fibromyalgia and neuropathy, gut inflammation and IBS. Tired and blurry eyes and I can’t sleep without prescription medication. I have food allergies like gluten,dairy, lectin, sweet and nightshade vegetables.

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