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Many people who have gall bladder surgery still lack optimal digestive health. But you don’t have to be one of them... Body Ecology offers these simple solutions to bring your body back into balance after your gall bladder operation.
Have you had your gall bladder removed?
Unfortunately, many people who undergo gall bladder surgery continue to have symptoms after the operation.
Symptoms after gall bladder surgery can include:
There is no doubt that avoiding gall bladder removal is preferable to surgery, but if you’ve already had your gall bladder taken out because of gall stones or gall bladder disease, you can feel better and enjoy improved digestive health by following some simple Body Ecology guidelines.
If you have not had gall bladder surgery and want to learn how to keep your gall bladder in tip top shape, then read: The Gall Bladder: What It Does, How to Tell if Yours is Sick & How to Get It Healthy.
Once you have had your gall bladder removed, the health of your liver becomes especially important. You see, your liver and your gall bladder (and your small intestine too) are intricately connected.
Our gall bladder is the storage container for the bile (the greenish-yellow liquid) that our liver produces. After we eat, our gall bladder secretes the concentrated and stored bile into our small intestine (next to where the pancreatic duct also enters our small intestine). Here the bile can:
But once your gall bladder is gone, bile travels from your liver directly into your small intestine.
This might not seem like such a big deal, somewhat like eliminating a pit stop along the way; however, if your gall bladder is diseased and/or you have had gallstones that lead to gall bladder surgery, it is likely that your liver is also not functioning optimally either.
And, as we all know very well, our liver is a very important organ. It filters toxins, processes hormones, secretes bile, helps with digestion and is essential for immunity.
When your liver is forced to deal with toxic substances it makes toxic bile that is secreted right into your small intestine, creating a host of other problems including leaky gut. Leaky gut can be the cause of your painful digestive symptoms, before and after your gall bladder surgery.
But now that your gall bladder is gone, it’s even more important to heal and give tender loving support to your liver’s health.
While it is always ideal to avoid surgery, if you’ve had an operation to remove your gall bladder, it is important to move on and rebuild your health from exactly where you are now.
Just because you have had gall bladder surgery does not mean you have to suffer from painful digestive distress for the rest of your life!
The Body Ecology system of health and healing will help restore balance to your digestive tract even if you no longer have a gall bladder. By strengthening the remaining organs in your digestive system, your body can begin to compensate for its lost organ and you can enjoy renewed vitality.
Here are seven excellent tips to nourish your liver and heal your digestive system after undergoing gall bladder removal surgery:
Animal foods are more difficult to digest than vegetarian proteins, yet to be truly healthy we do need a lot of protein. We need it when we are growing, but we also need it as we age so that we don’t develop sarcopenia (muscle wasting). Be sure you digest your proteinsby cooking them properly...eating them rare or even raw (sashimi).
Try to combine them with cultured veggies and take digestive enzymes. Protein is a vital nutrient so you now must be mindful that you find sources for vegetarian proteins. Undenatured whey protein, hemp seed meal, soaked, sprouted or lightly steamed superfoods (like quinoa, millet and amaranth) ground seed and nut pates are outstanding sources of vegetarian protein.
Our Vitality SuperGreen with its fermented algae blend, cereal grasses and flaxseed meal is an excellent and alkalizing source of protein as well. Vitality can be taken as a meal replacement and you can drink some with a meal to add more muscle mass and weight if you need to.
If you’re new to fermented foods and drinks, start out with a 2 oz. shot of InnergyBiotic twice a day. A small juice glass of a fermented liquid (like cultured veggie juice, InnergyBiotic, Cocobiotic, DongQuai, Young Coconut Kefir) at a meal will greatly enhance digestion. Fermented foods and drinks, like InnergyBiotic, are the best way to introduce probiotics into your digestive tract and help your body break down food.
As you support your liver, you’ll notice that your digestion and overall health will improve too!
If your gall bladder has been removed, it’s critical to support your liver. You can support and detoxify your liver and encourage healthy elimination with LivAmend. This natural formula combines artichoke extract, sarsaparilla extract and wasabi powder to improve your digestive health.Read more about LivAmend and order yours today!
It is never too late to enjoy better health. Even if you have had your gall bladder removed, you can regain better digestive health by suporting and nourishing the other organs in your body, especially your liver.
Just follow the Body Ecology principles for digestive health) and you’ll be on your way to feeling even better than before, and maybe better than ever!
Laparoscopic gall bladder removal, Sages.org. http://www.sages.org/sagespublication.php/doc p.11
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