Gallbladder Removal –

Band-Aid Therapy


“Health is worth more than learning.”
Thomas Jefferson

There are no parts of our body that we don't need. All have a function, even if we don't understand all it does. Doctors frequently remove organs saying "you can live perfectly well without it". If that statement were true, we wouldn't have had the organ in the first place! The saying "The Mother Nature doesn't make no mistakes!" is correct here. While it is true that the body learns to adapt to the loss, it does it by placing a burden on another organ or system. Believe me, the body knows the difference.

Every 10 years or so there is a "fad" surgery. First it was tonsillectomies. Doctors convinced parents that tonsils were simply a nuisance and that a child with frequently swollen or infected tonsils was better off without them.

Then the next fad was appendectomies. Again, the poor little appendix was given the sentence of "no use in the body" and quickly excised. While it is true that a badly infected or ruptured appendix can have serious repercussions in the body, and possibly even death, it is still a necessary organ.

Then it was hysterectomies, then colon resections for weight loss, and now gallbladders (and even more recently stomach stapling). Although all the above surgeries are performed still today, they are now "old hat" and just accepted. What creates a "fad" surgery is a concurrent rise in health issues related to that organ along with new techniques to safely eliminate the offending organ.

It's wonderful that we have developed these great techniques since in rare instances a life could be in jeopardy without them. But what is continually ignored, is what goes wrong in the first place. Why has there been an increase in these health issues?

Cholecystectomies (gallbladder removal) are the trend one today. Doctors brag about how many hundreds or thousands of cholecystectomies they do each year. In these cases it is obvious that the removal of the sac or debris will do nothing about the cause of the problem. Instead old, thick bile, sludge, crystals, and debris will continue to build up in the ducts, and even up into the liver. Without a gallbladder, fat digestion will be impaired for the rest of your life. Unless and until you address the cause of the problem, you will continue to suffer from indigestion, nausea, cramps, and more.

If you catch the condition before infection, you can easily clean up the system and flush most of the stale bile, crystals, and even small gallstones. If you have already had your gallbladder removed, the same procedure must still be performed. That is the critical point. Whether you have already had surgery or not, this cleanup is a must. And it must be followed up with proper diet and phytonutrients to help keep the bile thin for smooth delivery to the intestines. In my opinion, if you have already had surgery, these procedures are just as critical as if you were trying to save your gallbladder. But if you still have your gallbladder, cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) makes no sense unless you have infection, gangrene, or problems that are spreading to the pancreas. Gallbladder removal without addressing the underlying causes of the problem often initiates the beginning of even more serious health problems.

So since gallbladder issues are on the rise today, we need to look at the why. Not having the constant reminder (for example stomach pain or nausea after eating) is nice, but what about the problem? The why has to do with a lifestyle of rich foods, processed foods, fake fats in our foods, stress and overall a lifestyle that is not supportive of vital health.