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Your June 2004 Newsletter - Tools for Health, Issue #003 is here
June 12, 2004
It's already summer, but there is still some spring cleaning that may need to be done! Last month we talked about cleaning chimneys. This month we'll take a look at gallbladder health and "stoking the furnace."
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June 2004 ......................... Issue #003
In This Issue
Overcoming Gallbladder Issues
These foods hasten gallstone removal:
Five Important Tips if You've Had Gallstones or Your Gallbladder RemovedBy Dr. Joseph Mercola with Rachael Droege
The New York Times regional newspaper interviewed me recently about gallbladders and I thought it would be useful to review this common problem. I have seen many hundreds of patients who have had their gallbladders removed and I don't recall anyone ever telling me that their surgeon advised them to do something to compensate for removing this important organ. Just about every one of them was told they didn't need their gallbladder and that it was perfectly fine to have it removed. This is reprehensible ignorance as it condemns the patient to a lifelong deficiency of essential fatty acids. Why? Because after your liver produces bile, which emulsifies fats for improved fat digestion, half of it goes to the small intestine, and the other half is stored in the gallbladder until it's needed. About 500,000 gallbladders are removed each year in the United States, typically due to gallstones, which affect about 15 percent of Americans. Gallstones form when bile is in the gallbladder too long and it collects and settles. Although most gallstones dissolve naturally and produce no symptoms, if one ignores warning symptoms and does not address the reasons why their gallbladder is not functioning properly, then the disease can progress to the point where the pancreas is inflamed or the gallbladder is seriously infected and may have to be removed to save a person's life.
Signs of Gallbladder Disease
Ways To Help Yourself
What to do if You've had Your Gallbladder Removed
High-quality fats--especially omega-3 fats are essential for good health and if you don't have a gallbladder you will have an impaired ability to absorb them. Trying to digest fat without bile is like trying to wash greasy dishes without soap--it doesn't work very well. If your gallbladder is removed then you need to compensate by providing an increased level of fat digestive enzymes (lipase - Hi-Lipase) to compensate for this. Unless you receive a gallbladder transplant, which is unlikely, then you'll need to continue taking the enzymes for the rest of your life to ensure that fats can be absorbed and used by the body for their many important functions.
How To Cleanse Your Gallbladder
3 day Cleanse
One week before cleansing your gall bladder you can take the following herbs:
Friday: Start the cleanse
No Food. If you must eat, only eat the foods below.
At night just before bedtime blend: 4 oz virgin olive oil with 4 oz lemon juice 4 ounces apple juice May chase with apple juice. Lie on your right side to sleep.
Saturday Morning-you should pass gallstones usually within 12-24 hours. Take an enema if nothing happens. Diet: Mild diet.
Repeat the cleanse in 14 days if necessary.
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Until then, be thinking about your health and whether or not you could feel better. Are you 'running on empty'? Lots of us are.
So, be thinking about your health...
Have a healthy day,
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