Gallbladder Attack, a division of Nuran, Inc., was established in 2001 by healthcare practitioner, Deborah Graefer. It is dedicated to supporting those with gallbladder disease and digestive distress by offering one-on-one consultations, practitioner-formulated products, research-based information, and easy-to-follow recipes to help individuals change to a healthier lifestyle and achieve overall wellness. It also provides education and training to healthcare professionals by discussing real-life cases, correcting misconceptions, and presenting natural and innovative solutions backed up by science.
Our goal is to support individuals with gallbladder and digestive issues by offering:
- Practical nutritional advice
- Natural protocols for gallbladder support
- Long-term maintenance support for post-cholecystectomy patients
- Research-based information
We also aim to empower and educate health care professionals by sharing our expertise in the field of gallbladder health, gained through years of research and clinical experience.
Deborah Graefer, Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine
Deborah is the founder of GallbladderAttack.com. Trained at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA, she graduated magna cum laude in 1994.
Deborah became interested in gallbladder problems based on her own digestive issues from early childhood. She started this website in 2001 to be able to reach more people with what she learned. Over the past 20 years, she has helped thousands all over the world in supporting symptoms of post-surgical and gallbladder distress.
Her practice is now devoted exclusively to the gallbladder and related diseases and the underlying causes including hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, food intolerances, leaky gut, and toxicity, and to dietary and supplemental recommendations for the above.
Deborah offers personal consultations for all digestive complaints. Although the focus is not weight loss, many find that they return to a more balanced weight by following the recommendations suggested. This is because the protocols suggested are aimed at:
- Increasing normal fat metabolism
- Normalizing stomach acid levels
- Increasing enzyme and bile production
- Balancing blood sugar levels
- Stopping the attack on an already leaky gut
- Reducing cortisol or stress hormone levels, thereby positively affecting all hormones
Deborah uses a combination of diet and concentrated nutritional supplements as well as other natural modalities that can be done at home. She sources natural products from several reputable companies and manufacturers and has designed some of her own formulations specifically for gallbladder health. Deborah spends her spare time perusing gallbladder and bile research studies and writing articles for your enjoyment and edification. Her interest in gallbladder health was an offshoot of her nutritional studies but more importantly from a personal story that began in her childhood and followed her throughout life, leading her to the study of Chinese medicine.
“I suffered from stomach aches from early childhood. Trips to doctors had brought no results and so my mother tried some unorthodox methods such as food combination, which resulted in very strange school lunches but nonetheless gave me some relief.
My symptoms were general indigestion, feeling of fullness following meals or a sensation as if the food was sitting in my stomach for hours, pain up high above the stomach, below the ribcage in the center, and getting worse throughout the day, keeping me from being able to fall asleep.
The pain could get so severe that I would use a very hot water bottle to help to relax it, and after continual weeks of this, I would eventually just stop eating for three days to get relief.
Doctors did all sorts of tests, but never any gallbladder tests. And we tried many alternative therapies.
It wasn’t until I was in my early 30’s that I found any relief at all and that came with a Chinese digestive formula. I had to take a lot of it to notice a difference at first – before I ate and then if I felt pain afterward I would take it again. But it was so amazing to feel relief from the pain that I didn’t care how much I needed to take. If I just kept taking it, the pain would go away.
Wow! How could it be that a simple herbal formula could do what all the medicines couldn’t? I began to research all of the herbs in that formula and ended up enrolling in the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. I suspected that Chinese medicine knew something that we didn’t know. And how true is that? My studies there prepared me for designing our own formulations and for helping other people with all kinds of digestive issues.
What I learned is that nutritive herbs are more respected in Chinese medicine than the stronger more medicinal ones. They all have their place, certainly, but if you can get results with something nourishing as opposed to something that forces action, that is preferable. When you work that way, you are bringing the body back into balance and allowing it to do the action itself.”
Heidi Price, Customer Support
Abigail Tiangsing, Administrative Support
What We Offer
- Practitioner-formulated and practitioner-tested products
- One-on-one private consultation with Deborah Graefer
- Live customer service – and a guaranteed 24-hour response time during business hours from Mondays to Fridays
- Gallbladder Attack Newsletter
- Information regularly added to our Gallbladder Blog
- The “All About Gallbladder Disease” Podcast
- Nutrition and Diet Tips
- Continuing Education Units Classes for Healthcare Professionals
- Gallbladder Quizzes for Your Continued Learning Experience