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Gall bladder surgery has become one of the most common procedures performed in the United States, but it's NOT always necessary. Here's how the Body Ecology program can help your gall bladder (and the rest of your body) heal.
Gall bladder surgery has become one of the most common surgical procedures, but it isn't always medically necessary. 1
While in some cases, gall bladder surgery is necessary, too often, even surgeons themselves will say that gall bladder surgeries happen more often than they should due to the money-making opportunities.
And if you read the Internet forums or talk to people who've had their gall bladders removed, you'll often find they still suffer from pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea and other symptoms that they thought would be "cured" by gall bladder surgery.
When I created the Body Ecology system of health and healing, it was with the intent to use foods as medicine to help heal imbalances in the digestive system, which includes important organs like your gall bladder.
So if you want to keep your gall bladder tucked nicely away in your body and/or if you'd like to have a happier gall bladder, read on to learn more about this organ that is essential to your digestive health. You'll also learn what to do if you are at risk for gall bladder disease. If your gall bladder is just fine at this moment you'll want to know what to do to enhance your gall bladder's performance so that you and it are in peak condition.
Your gall bladder is a pear-shaped organ that sits underneath your liver.
It is the storage container for bile, the greenish-yellow digestive liquid produced by your liver.
Gall bladder disease and gallstones have become increasingly common and are directly linked to a Standard American Diet full of sugar and processed foods.3 Certain factors put you at risk for developing gall bladder disease, including3:
Symptoms of gall bladder dysfunction can vary and include:5
These are just some of the symptoms of gall bladder disease, and many of these symptoms can be mistaken for other conditions like kidney stones, heart attack, and hepatitis.
If you have any of the above symptoms, the best thing to do is consult a doctor to determine your condition and discuss your options for treatment.
But remember: there may be other options to surgery, so explore them all before you decide which step to take.
Did you know that problems with your gall bladder may be caused by a weak, insufficient or overactive liver?
Your liver is a filter of toxins, a biliary organ and an endocrine gland. It plays a key role in your digestion, formation of blood and guarding against infection.
During digestion, your liver secretes bile into your small intestine, lubricating your intestinal walls. Bile is stored in your gall bladder between meals.
After eating, your gall bladder releases the bile. Bile is important because it regulates the level of your friendly bacteria, destroys dangerous organisms, helps you digest fats and other nutrients and stimulates peristalsis to move fecal matter out of your body.
When your liver is not able to remove toxic substances from your body, toxic bile is secreted into your small intestine, creating leaky gut.
In Chinese Medicine it is well understood that when your liver and gall bladderare impaired, energy is drained away from your spleen, pancreas and stomach meridian - organs that are also important for your digestive health. Your intestines, too, are affected by the health of your liver and the bile it produces. Because so many organs are impaired you will experience many different kinds of symptoms and this makes it more difficult for your doctor or naturopath to give you an accurate diagnosis.
In Chinese medicine, your liver and gall bladder are paired. This means that anything you do to strengthen one will strengthen the other. Our Body Ecology program focuses on strengthening all of the organs of your digestive system, so that your body can come back into balance.
Often, once balance is created, symptoms start to go away... you may even find that the surgery you thought you needed is no longer necessary.
Increase bile flow, ease elimination and support your body's detoxification process with LivAmend. This natural formula includes extracts of artichoke and sarsaparilla as well as wasabi powder to naturally stimulate the flow of bile and help detoxify your liver and improve digestion to keep your gall bladder healthy. Try LivAmend today!
Just like the Earth has ecosystems to keep it in balance, your body has an inner ecosystem inside your digestive tract. Mostly of this amazing inner civilization is located inside your colon or large intestine
For too many people today, this inner ecosystem is out of balance, creating a myriad of digestive and other problems. A healthy inner eco "system" would contain unmeasurable amounts of beneficial microorganisms to keep you healthy and strong. And as for your gall bladder ...if you want to avoid surgery, help heal your gall bladder, your liver AND your whole body, a great first step to take is to start balancing your inner ecosystem.
So where do you start?
The most important key to creating balance in your inner ecosystem it to improve your overall digestion. You can do this by reducing stress (since stress affects your ability to digest your food) and changing or modifying the foods you eat.
Here are my top dietary recommendations for ways to improve your digestion and the health of your gall bladder, no matter what its condition now:
It's never too late to empower yourself with great health. But great health, unfortunately, does not have a quick fix in the form of a pill or a surgical procedure. Like all things worthwhile, it takes commitment and an investment of time to see the results. But now you know what efforts to put your time into.
Most of the time, it's the simple desire to feel good that motivates us to change.
Somewhere deep inside, we all KNOW that feeling good is possible with some small changes. And that with each small step we take, we can experience a greater shift over time. Your health is worth it and YOU are worth it!
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