Tips To Avoid Gallbladder Surgery
Hi, I’m Dr. Judy, traditional naturopath with over 33 years of experience in the alternative medicine field. I want to share with you how you can avoid gallbladder surgery by using the same alternative therapies I used in my clinics!
So your doctor just told you that you need gallbladder surgery….now what?
Do you listen to your doctor or do decide more research needs to be done about alternative options?
It depends…if you are in severe pain and it is a life threatening condition, of course you want to take of things right away. But if you can hold off just for a little while, you might be able to turn this around and avoid surgery completely!
First thing first – eliminate ALL foods that can make your pain WORSE!
In 1968, Dr. James Breneman, chairman of the Food Allergy Committee learned that painful gallbladder attacks are actually caused by allergies to foods AND medicines!
He placed 69 patients having typical painful gallbladder attacks on an elimination diet to determine what foods the patient was allergic to. Dr. Breneman soon discovered that ALL of the 69 patients were completely free of painful attacks when they avoided the offending foods and other medicines causing allergic reactions
Of course, the pain came back when they continued eating the wrong foods.
Here’s which foods were found to cause the highest pain producing attacks:
- eggs (over 92%)
- pork (over 63%)
- onions (over 52%)
- chicken and turkey (over 34%)
- milk (over 24%)
- coffee (over 21%)
- oranges (over 18%)
Other foods like
- rye caused about 14 and 1 percent of the gallbladder attacks
About 14% of the 69 patients had gallbladder pain caused by allergies to medications.
Most doctors will recommend immediate removal of your gallbladder.
Your gallbladder stores bile that is produced by your liver. If the gallbladder is removed, then many problems can occur like not being able to absorb fat soluble vitamins like A,D,E and K as well as essential fatty acids.
Normally, when you eat a meal with fats and oil (like a salad with cheese and dressing for example), a hormone is released, cholecystokinin which causes your gallbladder to release just the right amount of bile into your small intestine. This breaks down fats.
If you have gallbladder surgery, you don’t have enough bile to allow complete absorption of fat, which leads to impaired fat absorption.
Your liver continues to produce large quantities of bile, but the bile can’t be stored in the gallbladder because there is no gallbladder anymore!
Physicians and surgeons rarely tell you the after effects of gallbladder surgery such as having to take bile salts after each meal to help break down fats….cost of the surgery – which is about $30,000
Other side effects of life without a gallbladder:
- diarrhea – because of the difficulty in digesting fatty foods since you don’t have the gallbladder to regulate the bile.
- abdominal pain
- itchy skin
- autoimmune diseases
And what if the problem wasn’t the gallbladder but there are stones in your bile duct? You lost your gallbladder unnecessarily! These stones can cause infections, abcesses, or fistulas that require more surgery and you can end up with fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, bloating, jaundice, and more PAIN!
To Your Health,