Gallbladder

Gallbladder

I’m amazed at the number of people who write to me, saying that they have gallstones and are going to have their gallbladder removed. Gallbladder

Just like that.

The attitude about the gallbladder has historically been that it’s not that vital, so go ahead and take it out.

This is shocking…criminal, even.  It’s wrong. Completely wrong.

Contrary to what people have been hoodwinked into believing, the gallbladder is not an unimportant organ that causes digestive problems for no good reason.

The gallbladder is VERY important. EVERY organ is.

Here’s a brief overview of your gallbladder, why you want to do all you can to help keep yours, and how to keep it in shape:

Historically:

  • The ancient healers believed the gallbladder was the “Opening to God”
  • In the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1542) the doctors healed all illnesses by treating the gallbladder
  • I always found it odd that if the above is true, one of the first things to “blow out” on people is their “Opening to God”

Bile storage:

  • Bile is secreted by your liver and stored in the gallbladder until it’s needed for digestion of fats. When you eat fat, this signals the gallbladder to contract and release bile into your small intestine to break it down.
  • In addition to being a storage area for bile, the gallbladder also makes the bile from the liver more concentrated by removing water through its wall like a sponge.
  • So if your gallbladder is removed, although bile can be “rerouted” to flow into the intestine directly from the liver, fat digestion is less efficient because the bile isn’t as concentrated and powerful.
  • Unimportant organ? I think not.

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The Mystery of Gallstones Revealed:

  • The most common reason for a cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) is gallstones.
  • Gallstones are the result of cholesterol build up, which can be caused or worsened by eating too much animal protein and not getting enough alkaline foods.
  • (This is yet another way our bodies warn us to eat differently. We need to listen closely and heed the warning, not cut out our vital organs.)
  • So, removal of your gallbladder is just the beginning of serious digestive problems.
  • Many people who complain their stomach hurts them are really suffering from gallbladder problems.  The diagram above shows the proximity of the gallbladder to other major organs such as the stomach

Life without a gallbladder:

Once your gallbladder is gone, it’s harder to digest fats. This means excessive burping and gas when fats are eaten.

And if your eating habits haven’t changed from what caused the gallstones to begin with, you’re opening yourself up for a wide variety of health challenges including:

1. High blood cholesterol
2. Arthritis
3. Osteoporosis
4. Heart disease
5. High blood pressure (hypertension)
6. Cancer
7. Diabetes
8. Diverticulitis
9. Colitis

…and many more.

Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Surgery)

  • Unfortunately, gallbladder removal is seen as the “easy answer.”
  • However, removal of any organ is not the answer even though at times organ removal is necessary due to poor health
  • Furthermore, the “new” method of cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal) is done laporoscopically which means ii is squeezed out through the naval. This is called Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • As stated above, the gallbladder is sort of “sponge like”–so when it is squeezed out through the navel, many of the toxins it is holding are dumped into the intestine causing up to one year of dysentery for many patients who have had this type of surgery.
  • The original method of gallbladder removal although considered major surgery was in a way much better because by opening you up, the surgeon was able to see the entire area with the naked eye and as such was able to thoroughly  ‘clean it up” so to speak

But NOT the only answer!!

Gallstone Flush Instructions

I along with thousands of other health care practitioners have been recommending a Gallbladder or Liver and Gallbladder Flush to many of their patients.  As a matter of fact, if healthy, a gallbladder flush should be considered once yearly particularly during the Spring.

These “flushes” should  be monitored by a health care provider and they do require due diligence on the part of the patient.

I have had patients bring in “baggies” of gallstones to show me the success of the flush

In my 35 years of recommending this flush to patients I have not encountered a single case where a problem occurred

Eat your way to a healthier gallbladder

  • Once removed, the patient is put on a lifetime diet of restrictions especially of fats and oils.  Remember, healthy fats are absolutely necessary for a healthy body!  Since diet changes are required after removal, why not change your diet now to prevent gallbladder problems in the future?
  • A more alkaline pH helps ALL your organs work better, including your gallbladder.
  • Eating appropriate meal combinations and getting more alkaline foods into your diet will help keep your blood cholesterol lower, and that too will help make for a healthier gallbladder.
  • Remember, there are no mistakes of nature. Our bodies were designed very carefully and no part of them is unimportant, including your gallbladder.
  • Take care of your body by eating the right way, and you’ll be more likely to keep ALL of your precious organs.

For additional information regarding the Gallbladder please feel free to contact me.at drp@drprincetta.com or by calling  619-231-1778619-231-1778

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