A few more tips on the alkaline diet

by Nancy See Nancy's earlier post on the battle for her gallbladder. Here's what I've picked up in the 16 years I've been using the alkaline diet to control my gallbladder problems. Some of them I've been taught by a wonderful, non-mainstream acupuncturist I've used for many years. Alkaline/acidic food lists vary from source to source. Even so-called experts seem to confuse acidic foods and acid-forming foods. Some foods which are in themselves acidic, such as lemons, are actually metabolized in the body as an alkaline -- that is, they're alkaline-forming. The information about coffee is a good example: some lists say it's good for your gallbladder and some say it's bad. Here's what I've found. Coffee is quite acidic. I love coffee. I have one mocha a day (organic,…
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On refusing to part with my gallbladder

other therapies
by guest author Nancy --- Editor's note: Nancy died in 2021 at age 79, of unrelated causes. --- From mild sensitivity to pain worse than childbirth The battle for my gallbladder started in 1999. I was living in Seattle and receiving regular monthly acupuncture treatments from a local practitioner, Yehosha. In my mind that was how I was staying healthy. I noticed sensitivity on what turned out to be the gallbladder meridian. Yehosha told me that it was the "decision maker" and asked if I was having a hard time making up my mind about something. I replied with a little surprise that I was: I had recently fallen in love with the Southwest and was trying to decide if I should move to Arizona. When I started having a…
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