Surgeons use scare tactics and tell you if you don't have your gallbladder removed you could die. Do they tell you that .5% die from the removal of the gallbladder?
The gallbladder is a vital organ needed for proper digestion.
It is a storage tank for bile from the liver. Bile breaks fat down into an absorbable fatty acid.
Bile, by the way, is made of cholesterol. This is a key reason why you don't want your cholesterol levels to drop too low. We need cholesterol for many functions in the body! A low-fat diet makes the gallbladder stop working.
Perhaps you are one of the few that might need surgery, but before taking that drastic, life-altering step, please try a more natural and holistic approach!
Yo-yo dieting, eating low-fat, no-fat, high refined carb, high sugar, low fiber diets can bring on gallstones and gallbladder trouble.
Eating trans fats (restaurant foods, processed foods) and regular vegetable oils inflame the gallbladder.
Doctors will tell you that you need to cut your fat when you don't have a gallbladder. You still NEED fat and your body still produces bile to digest fats, you just don't have the storage tank anymore, so there is a constant dribble of bile into the intestine. (Taking ox bile and digestive enzymes with meals can halt those embarrassing problems that gallbladder-less people have).
Raw unrefined coconut oil is magical for the gallbladder and can be tolerated by people without gallbladders.
It is unlike any other fat. It is made of medium chain fatty acids so it doesn't even need bile for digestion.
Your diet has everything to do with your gallbladder health.
If you want to keep your organ in place then you really need to stop eating trans fats, sugar, and refined grain foods.
Yes, I'm telling you that you can live without bagels, waffles, cake, cookies, candy, brownies, pasta, sugary coffee drinks, chips, soda, juice and energy drinks.
Here are some other lifestyle factors that play a role according to scientific studies:
Overweight people have more gallbladder problems.
Lack of exercise! Studies show that when people exercise 5 times a week they cut their risk.
Stop crazy diets and long fasts. Skipping breakfast and fasting more than 14 hours will increase your risk of gallbladder problems.
Poor nutrition is almost always a factor.
Eat 6-9 servings of vegetables every day, making a large portion raw.
Decrease or eliminate coffee.
Increase water, drinking 6-8 glasses of water each day.
Increase fiber foods especially raw vegetables and fruits.
Eat extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil!
Exercise 5 times a week.
Take quality Cod Liver Oil
Uncover food sensitivity issues!
In a 1968 study 100% of people in the study with food sensitivities reversed their gallbladder disease when the offending foods were removed. Doctors aren't telling patients that they might be able to avoid surgery by changing their diet and lifestyle. Why not? There are 10 billion reason$.
It is your body. If you don't take care of it "they" will start removing your parts.
I think it is easier and more enjoyable to eat REAL food.
But I understand that the mere thought of living without McDonald's french fries, bread and cookies may be more than you can bear right now.
So, here's a tip for your next gallbladder attack.
Immediately mix a glass of water with 1 Tbs. of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (ACV) and drink it down. You'll be amazed at the quick relief. This is just a Band-Aid. You'll really need to get on board with the whole REAL food eating plan and exercise.
Alternatively, you might even up the dose to 3Tbs of ACV and mix it in 8 oz apple juice.
The power of of ACV is due to the fermentation process and the the development of acetic acid, a wide variety of enzymes, probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and more. (What if you created a vinegar-like product starting with herbs? Check out Terrain, Raw/living, organic, enzymes, probiotics, organic acids made using a 4 month fermentation.)
The next story is about Kim. You'll want to read it since it has to do with gallbladders.
Kim lost a lot of weight following Weight Watchers several years ago. She only stayed at her goal weight for two weeks though because of the constant cravings. She was eating fat-free, sugar-free, fake butter, and low calorie foods on that diet. The weight came off but didn't stay off.
This was followed by surgery to remove her gallbladder. After the surgery Kim was not able to eat fat and some foods were difficult to digest.
Kim thought she was eating healthy but felt hungry all the time. She wasn't enjoying the Weight Watchers lifestyle of counting points and felt deprived.
Kim decided to come to the Get Better Wellness fall class, Weight & Wellness thinking it was just a different version of Weight Watchers.
"Here I go again," she thought to herself, expecting more low-cal, low-fat restrictions and cravings.
Kim found out quickly that eating REAL food was completely different than the diets she had followed previously.
She eats three meals a day that include animal protein, vegetables and healthy fat. Almost every day Kim blends a green smoothie with raw spinach, berries, Nutrex-Hawaii Spirulina, whey protein and almond milk.
As she began to eat whole food, and not processed food, her body began to change. Even though her gall bladder was removed three years ago, Kim is now eating 1 Tbs of healthy fat at each meal including extra virgin olive oil, butter, raw coconut oil and fish oil.
By eating protein and fat she feels satisfied and is not hungry between meals.
"I feel a million times better!" Kim said. After two months she had lost sixteen pounds and the weight loss continues at a nice steady pace. Her energy has increased and she is able to exercise too.
Kim felt that the class helped her understand how simple carbohydrates spike the blood sugar and drive food cravings. "I haven't worried about counting points or calories. I portion my food out and I write down what I eat. I feel even keel. The weight is coming off and I feel like I could eat this way forever."
What about you? Are you ready to Get Better? I can help! Erin@GetBetterWellness.com