After Gallbladder Surgery – What can I eat?

by on January 18, 2010

I am often asked this question.  From a personal point of view … I eat anything I want to … although I do pay the price every now and then.   This can be in a variety of forms.  They are:

  1. stomach cramps – leading to one or two episodes of diarrhea to very distressing diarrhea which can last 1/2 day to a day … (and on rare occasions requiring rehydration at the hospital).  One of these occasions that took me to the hospital emergency was after over-indulging in the healthy food olive oil and dukkah (middle eastern mixture of nuts, seeds and spices).  If you do get diarrhea – the product Gastrolyte is extraordinary for easing it – within minutes.  I highly recommend this product.
  2. waking up the next morning feeling like a bus had hit me, with a headache, puffy eyes, swollen around the back of the neck, a feeling heavy energy and uncomfortable in my body.  This is because my liver didn’t cope with the food I ate the day before which would have involved fat of some description.
  3. becoming very fatigued and needing to sleep.

When you have discomfort or don’t feel well after you have had your gallbladder removed – take a note of what you have eaten in the previous 24 hours and give consideration to the fact that your liver may have had difficulty with the fatty foods you ate.

Even after you have had your gallbladder removed, the cold pressed virgin olive oil + lemon juice remedy for gallstones which is in the post Gallbladder – surgery or no surgery can also be used to cleanse your liver and make a difference to how you are feeling.

I do this olive oil and lemon juice cleanse once a year – even though I had my gallbladder removed almost 20 years ago.

So – the things that are delicious treats, but I don’t eat too often are:

  • fish and chips – (yes – the ones that are cooked at the take away food shop)
  • bacon from the supermarket (although – you will be interested to know that I can eat organic, naturally smoked bacon without any problems)
  • Yoghurt
  • Cream

If you’ve had a different experience with food after having your gallbladder removed, we’d love to hear your comments here.

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emmy March 1, 2011 at 11:29 am

As a natural health expert, I get numerous e-mails asking, “Is gallbladder surgery absolutely necessary?” I usually respond with the answer, “sometimes.” I then explain that most gallstones can be naturally dissolved and flushed (around 85%) but the other 15% should usually opt for an alternative treatment or as a last resort, gallbladder surgery. I always, always, always recommend to try gallstones remedies and avoid gallbladder surgery at all cost!

abel March 15, 2011 at 10:36 am

i can eat anything and i have no gallbladder! no problems what so ever! i do feel cramps near my scar under my ribcage when i stretch out. and when i lay down i feel normal and also when i stand up. i just feel the cramping pain when i sit then stretch. so it only occurs when i stretch from the sitting position

March 15, 2011 at 10:46 am

Thanks Abel for your comment … and great to hear that you can eat anything. Do you find that some foods make you feel better than others?

March 15, 2011 at 10:47 am

Thanks so much for your comment Emmy … I’m sure the readers of this blog post will be pleased to read your comments.

Rich November 7, 2011 at 12:22 am

I had my gallbladder removed 11/2 and its now 11/6…I have eaten whatever i want since yesterday and for the first time in over a year i ate cookies and milk after midnight and didnt wake up at 5am dying in pain.

January 6, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Isn’t that an excellent result!!

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