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Should You Remove Your Gallbladder Because of a Stone?

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In this video, we’re going to talk about the gallbladder and gallstones. Should you remove your gallbladder because of a stone? What causes gallstones, and what should you do about them?

First off, always check with your doctor before applying this information. I’m not telling you not to take your gallbladder out, and I’m not telling you to have your gallbladder taken out. This is just some information for you to think about.

Here are a few main symptoms of gallstones or a gallbladder problem:

• Right shoulder pain
• Bloating
• Pain under the right rib cage

Your gallbladder is an essential organ. There is a condition called postcholecystectomy syndrome. This refers to symptoms (sometimes life-long symptoms) that occur 40% of the time after a person goes through a cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). You could even become bile deficient or deficient in certain essential vitamins, fatty acids, and DHA.

There really needs to be a good reason for you to undergo gallbladder removal surgery. It shouldn’t be because of just one little stone.

If there are too many stones, it may be that you’re past the point of reversal. At this point, you may just have to have the gallbladder removed. But, if there is just one stone, there may still be a few things you can do other than gallbladder surgery.

The two most important things you need to consider are:

1. What could be the cause of the gallbladder stones?
2. What changes in diet should be made to dissolve the stones?

What causes a gallbladder stone? It’s a combination of two things:

• Too much concentration of cholesterol 
• Too little bile salts

What could deplete your bile salts?

• Birth control pills (too much estrogen from commercial dairy)
• High levels of cortisol (prednisone)
• High levels of insulin (insulin resistance, pre-diabetes)
• Liver Damage (cirrhosis, fatty liver, inflammation)
• Not enough flora (friendly bacteria)
• Constipation (you can’t get the recycling effect)
• PPI (proton-pump inhibitors)

What your diet should look like:

• Low Carbs
• High Veggies
• High Fat
• Moderate Protein
• Modify Dairy/Nuts
• Quality Food (eat organic, and non-GMO)

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Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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