The following article appears on a website called selfgrowth.com.
In it an allopathic (uses medicine and advocates surgery) speaks about the liver, what it does and how to fix it. This article is amazing in that there are those who would believe it. I have added the truth regarding what This doctor is saying between the lines and in RED.
The Liver Cleanse Myth and Gallstones - By Dr. Ron McCluskey
There is a lot of information available that claims that the body needs your help keeping your liver clean. They claim that the liver becomes toxic and there must be certain things done to detoxify it. There are even special diets that will get rid of your gallstones. But, the truth is that the liver was designed to detoxify your body. There is no reason for you to detoxify it.
Believe it or not, this statement is basically true. The liver does not become toxic. The liver is a processing facility for your body. Think of it as a chemical processing plant. It turns out food and the processes toxins that should be removed from the body. But because of our current diets and lifestyles, the liver gets overwhelmed. It cannot process all the chemicals we ingest. This waste (unprocessed by the liver) is absorbed by the body. Therefore it is the body what becomes toxic.
Getting Rid of the Myth Let's get rid of the gallstone diet myth first. The claim here is that by using certain things in your diet, you can make your gallstones pass into your bowel and then into the toilet. Supposedly, if you look in your stool when using this diet, you will find gallstones. But, look at the facts. The tube between the gallbladder and the small intestine is called the bile duct. The end of the bile duct is the ampule of Vater. The final part of the bile duct goes through the pancreas and shares a small part of the tube with the duct from the pancreas. The ampule of Vater normally has about the same diameter as a pencil lead. So, what do you think would happen if you make a gallstone start traveling down the bile duct? Well, if it is smaller in diameter than a pencil lead, it should pass through without any problem. But, would it be big enough to even notice in your stool? Hardly!
Apparently the doctor has gaps in his education and ignoring the fact that Gall stones dissolve and are excreted by the gallbladder. That being said what are the nodules that are being reported in the stool. Well again the doctor is lacking. He is referring to Hilda Clark’s approach to ridding the body of gallstones. If you read about it you will see how the use of Olive oil and coke syrup soften up the gallstones and make them dissolve and make removal possible. In fact, if you were successful in making a stone larger than that leave your gallbladder and enter the bile duct, you would immediately become very uncomfortable. The pain would start under your ribcage in front on the right - or sometimes in your back - and pass across to the other side under your ribs. The pain would typically also go to your back on the right and cause nausea as well. But those that push the liver cleansing diet don't ever even mention any possible complications like that.
What he describes here is spoken about as the liver and gallbladder spasms or spasming. Painful? No. Uncomfortable? For some, but imagine how uncomfortable surgery is.
In fact, there are even worse possible complications. If a stone became stuck at the ampule of Vater, the back pressure could also cause inflammation of the Pancreas. That would result in Pancreatitis - a very painful and potentially fatal condition. These people often need emergency surgery. There are a couple of medications that causes gallstones to shrink ursodiol (Actigall) or chenodiol (Chenix). But, these medications can take years to work and don't prevent the gallstones from coming back.
The reason these drugs he mentions don't prevent gallstones from coming back, is due to the fact that gallstones are caused by a poor diet. Do you think the doctor has an agenda here? Do you think he may want to sell you surgery? He wouldn’t do that would he? So, what are people seeing in the toilet that looks like gallstones? I have not seen any actual chemical analysis of these crystals, but my guess would be a component of the apple juice or olive oil that crystallizes in the presence of stomach acid.
He is right, as gallstones dissolve as stated before. Gallstone Prevention The exact cause of many gallstones is not known, but we know that there are several things that contribute. These include a high fat diet and being overweight, heritage and having given birth to children. Another surprising thing that seems to cause them is rapid weight loss and a very low fat diet. The rapid weight loss contributes to gallstones because the liver pumps out cholesterol in the bile and it becomes so concentrated that it can form stones.
What an interesting mix of fact and fiction. Gallstones are completely diet related. Any diet that has processed oil (cooked oil paralyzes the liver and gallbladder), sugars, coffee and a whole host of other evils, murder the liver. When one has liver or gallbladder symptoms (which preceed gallstones by years) they will notice fatigue during the day, irritability, mood swings, right shoulder pain and stiffness, itchy eyes, burning eyes, foggy thinking, congestion, headaches and skin that form time to time burns or itches. Liver and gallbladder health is up the individual not the surgeon. The gallbladder's normal function is to collect and concentrate the bile. The bile is used to help digest fatty and oily foods. When you eat something containing fat or oil - like something fried - the gallbladder squeezes out bile. So, those that never eat anything with fat or oil do not ever have the gallbladder emptied. The bile then becomes more and more concentrated until crystals start to form.
He has this completely wrong. The gallbladder produces bile which is a stool softener and mild bowl stimulant. Anyone eating processed fats is asking to have gallstones at sometime during their life.
Unfortunately, there may be no way to completely avoid gallstones if your ancestors had them. But, you may be able to decrease the chance of getting them by several methods. First, try to maintain a reasonable weight. Being overweight or underweight increases your chances of getting gallstones. Second, drink enough fluids. Any time you are dehydrated, you can make the bile become more concentrated and gallstones can result. Third, keep up with your good balanced diet. Don't eat a lot of fats.
Did you notice he just contradicted himself from above. Hello, oil is fat sir doctor. Earlier he was encourging the eating of oil to keep the gallbladder clean. But, don't avoid them altogether. As always, the best fats are those you get in their natural state. The best place to get corn oil is by eating corn. The best place to get olive oil is by eating olives. If you want to avoid anything it is highly refined food.
He is all over the map here. At one moment he sounds like he has a clue the next he is just lost. The majority of what he said in this paragraph is accurate. It is all controlled by diet. Fourth, a good exercise program will keep the blood flow through your liver and gallbladder at good levels and will help with any problems that may occur.
Exercise is always a benefit. The only time exercise does not seem to work is after death. Finally, if you do develop pain that sounds like it may be a problem with your gallbladder, see your doctor. If you do have pain from gallstones, the best and final treatment is still surgery. I hate to tell you that, but it remains true. I can show you the scars.
What is the doctor selling? Surgery? See a plumber find a leak. See a gardner and find weeds. See a surgeon and pay for his new boat.
Surgery is the worst possible option as it assumes the body was made of faulty design and does not need certain parts. Doctor Ron and others like him are killing the public. But in the end it all starts with what we put in out mouths.
If you choose to see the doctor Ron’s of this planet, there is little that can be done for you as you have made your choice.
Dr. Ron is an Emergency Room physician with over twenty years experience in the health care field. He often treats people for problems with their weight.
Stop the insanity, be your own healer. Learn to heal yourself.