How to Calm Down a Gall Bladder

Beastly Update: Just posted, Foods to Eat and Avoid During a Gallbladder Flare up.

For those of you who know me, I’m all about sharing simple tips that promote wellness and overall better health. Recently, I came across some information to help calm my own gall bladder down, so I thought I would give it a try and share it with you.

Let me begin by saying I am by no means a medical professional. I listen to my body and make modifications from what I have learned to suit my own needs. I encourage you to do the same.

This is similar to what is known as a gall bladder flush, but I find this easier to do because it’s only done in the evening. The evening is when the liver is primed for detoxification and regeneration.

Below are two options. Just be sure to do this in the evening two to three hours after your last meal.

Beastly option #1

Here is what I am doing:

Before I go to bed, after my last meal, I cut up 1 large grapefruit into slices and place it in a large bowl.

I like to cut the grapefruit up into wedges; I like to make them look like smiley faces.

Next, I take a smaller glass bowl and add two tablespoons of my favorite olive oil, Gia Russa Extra Virgin olive oil to the bowl. You can check out Gia Russa Extra Virgin olive oil.

I add a pinch of Celtic Sea Salt. *The salt is optional, but I use it to help keep my electrolytes in balance.

I dip the smiley faces into the bowl of EVO and eat it like an orange.

It’s really not that bad; it has grown on me. And I don’t feel I’m missing out on an evening snack!

Beastly option #2

You can also use one cup of grapefruit juice. I simply pour the grapefruit juice into a ceramic mug and add two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to it. Stir and drink.


* Just make sure the grapefruit juice is 100% pure organic grapefruit juice; no additives or fillers.

For me personally, it really helps my sluggish gall bladder to get things moving, and I feel there’s merit to it. If you try it, let me know what you think in the comment section below.


  1. I can’t eat grapefruit because certain medications I’m on become ineffective if I eat grapefruit. Do you have any options that don’t have grapefruit or grapefruit juice?

  2. Cool!! I think grapefruit helps i been sick with mine 4 years. I eat lots of mangos, and grapefruit. I find that kalamata olives n artichoke n salad are good. No dressng salt n very light pepper. Garlic not quite sure about. Carrot juice is good. Celery juice w lemon n apples juiced helps. Rice \basmati. Small amounts ginger n fish. I became highly sensitive to dairy, fried foods, chemicals n preservatives, high amounts of sugar, wheats… Its been rough. But easy does it! I agree. Great posts. Food journal ? best wishes. Thanks for the advice on grapefruit. Now i know why i crave it!


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