The following is based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and the questioning and counseling of 10,000+. TCM is based on the theory, observation that everything, including the body is an ongoing balance of opposites, many of which we control through diet, herbs, exercise, thought, etc.
Learn the whole first, before attempting to diagnose and or treat the part (symptom, structure, function) as all the parts work together and many times share similar symptoms, diseases but not necessarily causes. Misdiagnosis and mistreatment are common in many medicines. If you cannot afford or do not want to risk $ 20 or less for an unknown author, book (available on Amazon), then I will give, send you the E Book (adobe file, 1.005 KB) for free. Your health, knowledge is more important than my bank account. Read the whole book, beginning to end (317 pages), before making any changes. The information is complex yet simple. The same story (hot and cold) repeats over and over. Consult with a doctor if necessary.
The gall bladder is connected to the liver and small intestine. It is a pear shaped, organ 3-4″ in size, located on right side of the body, behind the liver. All blood passes through the liver. The liver stores, cleanses (removes cholesterol, poisons, toxins, etc.) and releases the blood. Poisons, toxins are transformed into bile (digestive agent), cholesterol, lecithin and other substances. Bile emulsifies, digests fat. One pint of bile per day passes into the gall bladder. The gall bladder stores and releases bile into small intestine (via cystic and bile ducts) that eventually passes through the feces.
Abnormal concentration of bile acids, cholesterol and phospholipids in the bile tend to create gallstones (cholelithiasis) in the gall bladder. Stones that move out into a duct tend to cause nausea, vomiting and or pain in the right side, upper abdomen. Symptoms tend to occur after a fried or fatty meal. Gallstones can also inflame the gall bladder (cholecystitis) causing nausea, fever and or pain in abdomen or behind the breastbone. The urine may become tea or coffee colored Gall bladder attacks mimic the pain of heart attack.
Seventy-five percent of gallstones are cholesterol stones. Cholesterol is generally a byproduct of protein and fat digestion. Building, high protein and high fat foods (meat, eggs, chicken, cheese, pizza, lasagna, French fries, potato chips, oil, etc.), in the extreme, tend to develop stones in the gall bladder and kidneys. This is the major reason why low protein, low fat (beans, nuts, seeds) and high carbohydrate (grains, cooked vegetables (3-5), fruit) diets are often advised, in addition to bitter herbs and spices (fennel, cumin and coriander) to reduce, digest and eliminate excess fat, cholesterol.
The colder middle diet, meal plan is recommended. Folk remedy: Drink 1 tsp each of apple cider vinegar and honey in a glass of apple juice or water several times during the day or drink three TB olive oil in lemon juice right before bedtime, for 1-2 nights to help cure, eliminate gallstones. Lie; sleep on your right side. Check with your doctor and research further before taking any further action.
Gout is a common type of arthritis that tends to attack men, more so than women. It is caused by excess uric acid (sodium urate) in the blood that crystallizes into needle shaped deposits in the tissues jabbing, paining and inflaming the bones, joints, especially the big toe, although it does attack other joints (ankles, knees). Uric acid is a byproduct of protein digestion, especially pork and beef. Too much or too little protein tends to cause excess uric acid.
Too much protein, in the extreme, tends to create excess uric acid, crystals, arthritis, pain, inflammation, etc., which is why, it is generally treated with low protein, low fat and high carbohydrate diets, in addition to herbs, drugs (if necessary).
Too little protein (and fat), in the extreme, tends to diminish all structure and function, including the production of urinase (digestive enzyme that makes uric acid water-soluble). Too little urinase tends to cause excess uric acid in the blood.
Heredity and chronic illness can also be a factor, but the major cause is diet: high protein, fat and or sugar (includes alcohol). All excess sugar (includes starch) is converted into storage fat.
Many men tend to eat high protein, fat diets, unlike women, who tend to eat the opposite: low protein, low fat (milk, yogurt, beans, nuts and seeds) and high carbohydrate (grains, pasta, bread, salads, fruit, etc.). Many men tend to develop overbuilt symptoms, diseases: liver congestion high cholesterol, plaque, atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, gout, arthritis, warts, tumors, kidney stones, gallstones, cancer, anger, violence, etc. Many women tend to develop the opposite: under built, deficiency diseases: fatigue, pallor, poor circulation, weak digestion, weak immunity, anemia, infertility, etc.
Gout is a rich man disease, as the rich man tends to eat a rich (high protein, high fat) diet. The colder middle diet, meal plan is recommended. Reduce and or eliminate red meat, fried foods, etc. Eat less, space and or skip meals. Do not overeat. Drink water between meals. Eat fruit as a dessert. Dinner is always the smallest meal. Reduce nighttime eating. Bitter herbs (golden seal, gentian, aloe vera, etc.) dissolve fat and help cleanse the blood Check with your doctor first before using.