The ineptitude of the medical profession is hallmarked by their sheer ignorance of the human body. This stems from a combination of institutional training which then leaps over to their field, medical offices and even conferences and continuing education to reinforce this training, just in case they happen to gain some wisdom from their practice. The human body is perfect, period. Any advice coming from any person who attempts to convince you that a part of your body is unnecessary, useless or needs to be removed, has no place in any health profession, let alone the medical field. Here are 6 examples of body parts which doctors think are useless, but really are not.
Their common argument is that due to the complexity of our bodies, certain organs and parts have become less and less needed over time and simply not needed for survival. Well, quality of life and survival are two totally different things.
1. TONSILS (more…)
Five hundred to seven hundred thousand people have a cholecystectomy, which is the removal of the gallbladder, every year in America. They may do so believing that all their gallstone-related troubles will be gone after the surgery. What many do not realize is that a cholecystectomy can bring complications and require lifelong dietary changes for those choosing the operation. Because gallbladder removal can create problems, patients should consider a gallstone flush as a better first step toward restoring health. (more…)
Postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) refers the presence of symptoms after cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder). These symptoms can represent either the continuation of symptoms thought to be caused by the gallbladder or the development of new symptoms normally attributed to the gallbladder. Postcholecystectomy syndrome also includes the development of symptoms caused by removal of the gallbladder. Postcholecystectomy syndrome reportedly affects about 10% to 15% of patients who have had this surgery. This condition is caused by alterations in bile flow due to the loss of the reservoir function of the gallbladder. Due to this, two main groups may arise. On the one hand, because of continuously increased bile flow into the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract, esophagitis and gastritis may result in nausea and indigestion. On the other hand, in the lower GI tract, there may be distention, flatulence, diarrhea, and colicky lower-abdominal pain. Generalized symptoms may also include fever and jaundice.
By Dr. Chris D. Meletis, ND, Executive Director of the Institute for Healthy Aging
The human gallbladder represents an important health and wellness paradigm. Although a person can survive without a gallbladder, that person will not necessarily thrive. Indeed, as we know, there is a considerable difference between surviving and thriving. For those fortunate enough to still have a gallbladder, ensuring its optimal performance is essential for peak digestion, detoxification and overall wellness.
Millions of people have had gallbladder surgery, and millions more have “hypo-functioning” gallbladders. An under-performing gallbladder is ripe for the creation of gallstones and is prone to infection. Remember, the gallbladder is integral to proper digestion and nutrient assimilation.
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