Monday, October 31, 2011

Gall Bladders a Pain in the Digestion.

I got a call from a lady the other day she was telling me her husband had his gall bladder removed over the summer and is having issues with digestion, it has become the number one topic of conversation in their home. 
Apparently, the husband is none too happy he must give up burgers and fries to be comfortable in his body and vegetables are not on his eating list.  The story I heard was he has never eaten vegetables all these years he certainly isn’t going to start now.  Honestly, I have no concept of life without vegetables; it must be awful to be so restricted.
The question the loving wife had was what could her honey take to make him feel better, the gas and bloating was making both of them uncomfortable and now that it was starting to get cold and the windows were closed at night this was going to be an even bigger issue.
I gave her my stand by answer for stubborn eaters, “if you live through the first 50 years without paying attention you are going to have to start paying attention if you are going to get through the next 50 years.  Prepare to change your ways!”
The gall bladder looks like a little eggplant, its function is to help with the breakdown of fats in a meal by secreting bile when digestion occurs.  As with everything when out of balance there can be trouble, the doctor said the cause of this problem was poor diet, Mr. No Vegetables.  When the gall bladder is removed the the body looses the ability to break down fat soluble vitamins like A, D, K, Vitamin E and other supplements like CoQ-10.
The gall bladder functions like a pump, when it is removed the same pain and discomfort that was there before the gall bladder was removed come around again if the patient doesn’t modify their diet. 
I hate to sound like a broken record, trust me clean up your diet.  Eat colorful meals reap the rewards, don't abuse your veggies, very simple.


God Bless,
Teri
Director of Member Services and Smiles
OurHealth Co-op, Inc

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