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Question About Potatoes
February 26, 2012 | Pinkbell

Posted on 02/26/2012 1:40:11 PM PST by Pinkbell

I have to have an ultrasound of my gallbladder in the morning. Tonight I can only eat fruits and vegetables. WebMD said to eat fat free meal. I was wondering if potato is considered a vegetable and would be safe to eat in some soup? I have found conflicting things on the internet.

Thanks for your help.


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: gallbladder; potato
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1 posted on 02/26/2012 1:40:14 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

Huh?????? Do what the Dr told you. Nothing but water after midnight.


2 posted on 02/26/2012 1:42:07 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Pinkbell
A potato is not a vegetable, it is a meat! The other, other white meat!;-)
3 posted on 02/26/2012 1:42:16 PM PST by RoosterRedux ( Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: Pinkbell

A potato is not a vegetable, it’s a root.


4 posted on 02/26/2012 1:44:14 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Pinkbell
What To Eat After Gallbladder Surgery
5 posted on 02/26/2012 1:44:22 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Pinkbell

A potato has no fat content unless you load it with butter or sour cream.


6 posted on 02/26/2012 1:45:14 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Pinkbell

I would just not eat it tonight. Since it’s not a long term thing, I would just forgo it this one time.


7 posted on 02/26/2012 1:45:36 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: Pinkbell

I ate a potato once, and it wasn’t nice.


8 posted on 02/26/2012 1:46:05 PM PST by Krankor (eenie meenie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak.)
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To: Pinkbell

If in doubt skip it ,, it’s only one night...


9 posted on 02/26/2012 1:46:14 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: Pinkbell

DRINK APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND YOUR GALLBLADDER ISSUES/STONES WILL DISAPPEAR.

YES, I’M YELLING BECAUSE YOU NEED TO HEAR ME AND KNOW THAT THIS IS TRUE :)


10 posted on 02/26/2012 1:46:53 PM PST by spacejunkie2001
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To: Pinkbell

The gall bladder reacts to the ingestion of fat. That includes vegetable fat. Just stay away from anything with fat in it, or alcoholic drinks.


11 posted on 02/26/2012 1:47:51 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Neidermeyer; SuzyQue

My Mom is saying the same thing that I ought to skip it. I think I will. Thanks. :)


12 posted on 02/26/2012 1:51:46 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Just another Joe

I have found conflicting things on it on the internet, but I think I’m going to avoid it to stay safe.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1372728/The-great-potato-debate-Nutritionists-insist-spuds-ARE-vegetables.html


13 posted on 02/26/2012 1:52:29 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

Vodka is made from potatoes and has no fat, so I’d just drink plenty of that. ;-)


14 posted on 02/26/2012 1:53:50 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Pinkbell

skip it..I had gallbladder surgery/removal 4 years ago, not fun!


15 posted on 02/26/2012 1:54:37 PM PST by rainee
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To: Pinkbell
A potato is a vegetable. Did he tell you to avoid starch heavy foods?

In other words can you eat a slice of bread or a bowl of oatmeal?

16 posted on 02/26/2012 1:55:05 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Would you sing if someone sucked YOU up the vacuum cleaner hose?)
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To: rainee

Ouch. This is just to check my gallbladder. I’m hoping it’s ok and I don’t have to have the surgery.


17 posted on 02/26/2012 1:56:57 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: spacejunkie2001

“DRINK APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND YOUR GALLBLADDER ISSUES/STONES WILL DISAPPEAR”

What about Apple Cider pills?
and if a no on the pills do you drink in water or straight? Thanks


18 posted on 02/26/2012 1:57:02 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: spacejunkie2001

Drink vinegar?

How much? And you really just drink it straight, like a glass of water? Ugh.

I’ve heard that, too, but never really looked in to it.


19 posted on 02/26/2012 1:57:57 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I can’t eat bread or oatmeal. They said that for dinner I can only have fruits and vegetables and nothing after midnight.


20 posted on 02/26/2012 1:58:15 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell
Then no on the potato.
21 posted on 02/26/2012 2:00:36 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Would you sing if someone sucked YOU up the vacuum cleaner hose?)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Ok, thanks. I’ll avoid it.


22 posted on 02/26/2012 2:01:50 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Just another Joe

Does that mean a carrot is not a vegetable? It is also a root. I’ve been told it’s a root vegetable. As are radishes and onions.


23 posted on 02/26/2012 2:02:50 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: Pinkbell

Any way you slice it, that sounds like a good idea.


24 posted on 02/26/2012 2:08:53 PM PST by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: spacejunkie2001

I’V HEARD BEET JUICE WORKS WELL TOO.


25 posted on 02/26/2012 2:10:04 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Buy Bragg’s brand ACV. To me, it tastes fantastic. Mix about a TBSP in 4-8 oz of room temp water and drink it. Do it 2-3 times a day until you get relief and then drink it every day.

I also recommend taking magnesium glycinate as it will dissolve stones.


26 posted on 02/26/2012 2:20:56 PM PST by spacejunkie2001
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To: blueyon

See #26. Only Bragg’s brand and drink it in water. You can sip it all day or drink it down.


27 posted on 02/26/2012 2:23:34 PM PST by spacejunkie2001
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To: Pinkbell

I Had my gall bladder removed in 1990. Best thing ever! I have been eating everything including fatty foods such as Pizza, cheeseburgers, etc. and have zero problems. However I have learned to avoid huge portions. The pain of gall bladder attacks was horrible and so happy no more attacks.

From what I have read, the bile duct takes over the function of gall bladder. And it is possible for stones to reappear in the bile duct. Eating lot of vegetables is helpful, especially non-acidic type such as zucchini & okra. I like the suggestion of apple-cider-vinegar also.


28 posted on 02/26/2012 2:27:46 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion. Most tolerant religion? The oldest one.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
We love vinegar here - mixed with honey.


29 posted on 02/26/2012 2:31:57 PM PST by Rio
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To: Pinkbell
I have found conflicting things on the internet.

Welcome to the world of healthcare and medicine, where most involved in that industry agree on little of anything.

Go ahead and eat the potatoes, as recent studies say they are good for you.

But do it fast, as new studies suggest they cause enlargement of the drool gland and bloat cells. In fact, the new study to be release next week indicates just looking at a potato can cause drool gland enlargement, in some cases.

30 posted on 02/26/2012 2:38:30 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: rfreedom4u
I could be wrong but I have always had three classifications, vegetables, fruits, and roots.
Anything growing under the ground is a root. This includes all the ones you mentioned, including peanuts.

Admitted, I am not a botonist.

31 posted on 02/26/2012 2:40:32 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Pinkbell

I’ve had several ultrasounds of my gallbladder, and no one ever told me to avoid potatoes or any starches before the test. As long as you don’t eat something with fat in it. BTW...gallbladder has been removed since then.


32 posted on 02/26/2012 2:43:49 PM PST by toothfairy86
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To: entropy12

I’m glad to hear it helped you. I’m not so certain that is what is causing my stomach problems, but if it is, I’ll gladly get it removed.


33 posted on 02/26/2012 2:47:20 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: spacejunkie2001

If FR had a like button I would click it!


34 posted on 02/26/2012 2:56:45 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Pinkbell

No need to remove gall bladder unless a proper diagnosis is done first. It is a serious surgery after all.

I have had all kinds of stomach issues, so have first hand experience. Not meaning to pry but what are some of your symptoms?


35 posted on 02/26/2012 3:03:48 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion. Most tolerant religion? The oldest one.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Try the Braggs unfiltered ACV.

I used to have heartburn. A couple of weeks of a shot in the morning and evening, and I haven't had so much as a burp.

36 posted on 02/26/2012 3:10:30 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (BO Stinks! So does Mitts magic underwear!)
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To: blueyon

It has to be apple cider vinegar with the mother. Braggs is a good brand.

http://bragg.com/products/acv.html


37 posted on 02/26/2012 3:26:02 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: spacejunkie2001

I do the Bragg’s, too. 1 Tbs. in 8 oz. water. But I “sip” it with a straw, bypassing my teeth, as cider vinegar can be harmful to teeth over a period of time. And Bragg’s isn’t nasty tasting compared with the filtered stuff.


38 posted on 02/26/2012 3:32:02 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: spacejunkie2001; FrdmLvr

Thank you


39 posted on 02/26/2012 3:45:44 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon

Sulfur containing vegetables also help with the gall bladder, such as broccoli, cabbage, and artichokes.


40 posted on 02/26/2012 3:51:00 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: entropy12

Gall bladder removal is now being done with laproscopic techniques. One of my designers just had this done, and was back to work a few days later. The less invasive procedure has a much shorter recovery time.


41 posted on 02/26/2012 3:54:05 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Pinkbell

If you get a diagnosis for gb removal get a 2nd opinion, differnt doctor, different hospital. Gall Bladder surgery is often taken out on a whim, since you can live w/o a gall bladder. But it can be serious surgery w/complications. Unless you are in excruciating pain, wait.
I was diagnosed with gall stones about 20 years ago, they were going to do surgery, by that time the pain stopped. I haven’t had any gall bladder problems since then.


42 posted on 02/26/2012 4:00:33 PM PST by FreedomGuru (Oil is as natural as daises and rainbows.)
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To: Pinkbell

“VEGETABLE” is an invented classification, assigned to certain foods by custom and common assent. Thus, for example, potatoes (tubers), turnips and radishes, etc. (roots), and tomatoes (true, seed-bearing fruits) are collectively dubbed “vegetables” and marketed as such.

The nutritive content, specific chemical composition and physiological effects of a food are factors (and no doubt there are others) that should drive decisions regarding consumption of a particular food from a plant source, rather than whether or not it falls within the range of the over-generalized “vegetable” category of foods.


43 posted on 02/26/2012 4:06:10 PM PST by Elsiejay (in)
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To: FreedomGuru

Excellent advice. And it’s not necessarily the surgery to remove but the life without it. God gave us a GB for a reason; it stores excess bile to break down fats, etc. If you can ‘cure’ yourself with a very cheap, effective product why not do it and keep what God gave ya:)


44 posted on 02/26/2012 4:08:12 PM PST by spacejunkie2001
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To: MayflowerMadam

There’s alot of speculation that it’s actually the honey that causes the problems with the teeth, not the ACV. Be sure to take higher doses of a good magnesium, which stores in your teeth, and they will be much stronger.


45 posted on 02/26/2012 4:09:57 PM PST by spacejunkie2001
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To: Pinkbell

Potayto? Potahto?

I’d tell the doctor to call the whole thing off.


46 posted on 02/26/2012 4:11:16 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: goodwithagun

:)

Mainstream medicine is almost as bad as mainstream media :|

No offense necessarily intended to any MD’s on FR, BUT...no one is really trying to cure anyone; only to treat symptoms. And, there are alot of cures out there for all kinds of maladies, mostly from minerals which I’m a huge advocate of taking.


47 posted on 02/26/2012 4:12:09 PM PST by spacejunkie2001
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To: Pinkbell

If they don’t find gallstones in you, please have your pancreas examined, with a CT scan and/or MRI. Pancreatic cysts can cause similar digestive symptoms as gallstones.


48 posted on 02/26/2012 5:22:46 PM PST by toothfairy86
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To: toothfairy86

Thanks. I’ll talk to my doctor about doing that.


49 posted on 02/26/2012 6:28:39 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell
The reason you are required to leave off any fatty foods prior to your ultrasound is that you want the GB to be distended so there will be significant opportunity to see the stones contrasted against a 'watery' matrix. Eating anything fatty stimulates the hormone cholecystokinin which then stimulates the smooth muscle in the wall of the GB to contract, thus emptying the GB. Therefore you do not want to stimulate this action prior to the ultrasound study.

Beware of people telling you to avoid surgery if you have cholelithiasis. Should you push a stone from the GB into the common bile duct it can result in obstrucion of the liver and/or pancreas. This will lead to jaundice and possible pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is a very dangerous medical condition. If one has obstructive pancreatitis due to a retained stone, the obstruction must be relieved. One of the most feared complication of pancreatic obstruction is acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis where the walls of the blood vessels are 'digested' by proteolytic enzymes manufactured in the pancreatits. Autodigestion leads to very bad outcomes. The uncommon condition of acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis has a very high mortality rate as well as profound and life-long complication. There are a few who tell you to get a second opinion. Do it. Get 3 or 4, but get them from people who deal with the problem routinely.

50 posted on 02/26/2012 7:28:31 PM PST by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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