Actually my primary interest is the remediation of symptoms and accomplishment of a higher state of health. I'm not primarily interested in whether or not they are gallstones. I've proposed an alternate theory for what's happening here: //www.curezone.org/forums/fm.asp?i=1849308#i
It still aligns with the idea that the liver and gallbladder are being cleaned out of toxic bile, whether most of those blobs in the toilet are stones or not.
People are having lasting results with this protocol on a variety of health maladies (read all the recommended messages in the support forum, sometimes posted years after the lasting cure). It is not a temporary suppression of symptoms, but it does a thorough job of cleaning out the liver and gallbladder. BTW I don't think anyone believe the liver and gallbladder are the same, as you like to caricature them. The liver may not contract, but with a sudden influx of fat it will produce bile in quantity to flush itself (if obstructions are removed via stone dissolving herbs and bile duct relaxation from Epsom Salts ).