The gallbladder is one of the least understood organs in the human body. Despite this fact, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), has become the number one elective abdominal surgery in the United States. It seems that the medical community has already made up its mind, based on scant evidence, that the gallbladder isn’t important, let alone essential. If it’s causing duress, why not remove it?
If your gallbladder ever starts causing you pain, chances are high that a medical professional will recommend surgical removal as the first resort, rarely discussing or even acknowledging the long-term consequences to your health beforehand.
Catherine Sarchenko and Dr. Richard Sarchenko, the husband-and-wife team behind Gallbladder Matters, believe that removing an organ from your body should always be considered the last resort. Their straightforward guide will help you understand the many holistic approaches you can take to keep yours healthy.
Gallbladder Matters covers the full range of gallbladder education:
Chapter 1: What Is the Gallbladder?
Chapter 2: What Is Gallbladder Dis-ease?
Chapter 3: Symptoms and Risk Factors of Gallbladder Dis-ease
Chapter 4: Surgical and Nonsurgical Options
Chapter 5: Current Research in Gallbladder Health and Nutrition
Chapter 6: Do I Really Need My Gallbladder? The Long-Term Consequences of Gallbladder Removal
Chapter 7: A Holistic Approach to Gallbladder Stress
Chapter 8: Recipes for Gallbladder Health
Along with recipes and research, you’ll also find a glossary of important terms.
Let Gallbladder Matters take you on a journey of health and discovery. Because the first step in reducing the number of unnecessary gallbladder surgeries in this country may begin with your own.
Your gallbladder matters. Keep yours for life.
About the Authors
Catherine has a Bachelor of Integrated Studies in Nutrition Education, Health Science, and Health Administrative Services from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, and is currently finishing her Masters of Business Administration. As a certified chiropractic assistant who strives to inspire and educate her patients in every aspect of whole food nutrition and natural health, Catherine has a deep firsthand knowledge of the dual struggles so many American families face in eating a healthy diet and teaching their children how to make good food choices.
Dr. Sarchenko specializes in whole food nutrition and a variety of chiropractic techniques. His years of clinical experience have taught him that nutrition is a vital element not just for maintaining health but also in recovering from trauma and sickness.
Along with coauthoring Gallbladder Matters together, the Sarchenkos own and operate the Salt Valley Chiropractic and Nutrition Clinic in Utah, where their goal is to provide noninvasive, natural solutions to a variety of health issues.