Gallbladder Attack – Gallstones Changed My Lifestyle

by Balazs

Posted on April 16, 2015

I’m still alive. My last blog post was published in last September. I was waiting for something to happen. Everything was so calm and I was melting my gallstones by eating black radish every day. It’s not that simple so let’s have an overview on my story so far.


Gallbladder Attack Has Changed My Lifestyle

My first gallbladder attack was on the 1st of February in 2014. It was after eating so much in a restaurant. I thought I had a heart attack or a food poisoning. I was wrong I had my very first gallbladder attack. I had some more then the ultrasound showed "at least" two half-inch-sized (1,27 cm) gallstones. They told me my gallstones are kinda old ones (~10 years). The blood test result was good except my triglycerides.


Eating Black Radish to Prevent Gallbladder Attack

The doctor told me my gallbladder has to be removed because this is the standard way how they remove the gallstones. I made some research and I found the black radish can prevent and melt gallstones. I found some warnings too that melting gallstones can be dangerous. However I have made a decision and I started to eat black radish to prevent further gallbladder attacks.


My Experience So Far

I am much better now. I had some gallbladder attacks because I always do stress tests on my gallstones. I can’t buy black radish every time so I also eat other radishes but first priority is the black radish because it’s the most effective one for the gallstones. The most important function of black radish is that it encourages the liver to produce fat- and protein-digesting bile and lowers the tension of the bile ducts. The start was difficult but now I know it’s worth to start it. I am lucky because I didn’t have inflammation of the gallbladder, I just had gallstones and gallbladder attacks.


The Beginning of the Natural Treatment

In the beginning I ate light foods. I didn’t deny the fat but I consumed much less then before. The most important thing: I started to eat at least three times a day. I write a list about the important things:

  • eat at least three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • eat less but more often (it doesn’t stress your gallbladder so much)
  • drink at least 2 liters of water a day
  • eat radish every day (mainly black radish)
  • never skip dinner, just eat light
  • eat slow

I made tests about what I can eat and when. Here is my second list of golden rules to prevent gallbladder attacks:

  • don’t eat garlic, onion
  • don’t drink milk after noon
  • don’t eat heavy food after 2pm

Check out the best eating technique if you have gallstones.


My Progress until Today

I’ve learned how to prevent gallbladder attack. Sometimes I make stress test to check my progress. My last experiment was the project “Gypsy roast”. I ate a full plate of Gypsy roast with French fries at 1am during the night. The Gypsy roast was made with garlic marinade. Guess what happened! Yes, I got a gallbladder attack from 5am to 9am. I made another test and ate it again at 2pm and I had no gallbladder attack.

Gallbladder attack by Gypsy roast

Gypsy roast can cause gallbladder attack especially after midnight

I still have gallstones but I’m progressing. I already can prevent gallbladder attack. My goal is to eat a Gypsy roast at midnight without having gallbladder attack afterwards.


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Welcome Friend!

My name is Balazs and I have gallstones. I had 7 bilious attacks (5 in the first week). I had only 2 in the last 4 months. I show you how I do it.



  • Age: 37
  • Diagnosis: 2 or more gallstones
  • Symptom since: February 1, 2014
  • My goal: to become asymptomatic without operation

Your stones, your responsibility

Thank you for following my experiment! Please keep in mind that doctors would never suggest my strategy. It's my body and my responsibility.

Gallstones - Prevention

Eat radish! Radish should be your favorite vegetable.

I want to avoid gallbladder surgery!

Gallstones - Treatment

Medical treatment:

  • Oral ursodeoxycholic acid
  • Lithotripsy

Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal):

  • Open cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

My strategy:

  • To eat radish and fat whenever I can
  • To consider it as a lifestyle, not a treatment
  • To believe in me