Skip to comments.Question About Potatoes
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.
Huh?????? Do what the Dr told you. Nothing but water after midnight.
A potato is not a vegetable, it’s a root.
A potato has no fat content unless you load it with butter or sour cream.
I would just not eat it tonight. Since it’s not a long term thing, I would just forgo it this one time.
I ate a potato once, and it wasn’t nice.
If in doubt skip it ,, it’s only one night...
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 :)
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.
My Mom is saying the same thing that I ought to skip it. I think I will. Thanks. :)
I have found conflicting things on it on the internet, but I think I’m going to avoid it to stay safe.
Vodka is made from potatoes and has no fat, so I’d just drink plenty of that. ;-)
skip it..I had gallbladder surgery/removal 4 years ago, not fun!
In other words can you eat a slice of bread or a bowl of oatmeal?
Ouch. This is just to check my gallbladder. I’m hoping it’s ok and I don’t have to have the surgery.
“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
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.
I can’t eat bread or oatmeal. They said that for dinner I can only have fruits and vegetables and nothing after midnight.
Ok, thanks. I’ll avoid it.
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.
Any way you slice it, that sounds like a good idea.
I’V HEARD BEET JUICE WORKS WELL TOO.
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.
See #26. Only Bragg’s brand and drink it in water. You can sip it all day or drink it down.
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.
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.
Admitted, I am not a botonist.
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.
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.
If FR had a like button I would click it!
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?
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.
It has to be apple cider vinegar with the mother. Braggs is a good brand.
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.
Sulfur containing vegetables also help with the gall bladder, such as broccoli, cabbage, and artichokes.
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.
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.
“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.
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:)
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.
I’d tell the doctor to call the whole thing off.
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.
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.
Thanks. I’ll talk to my doctor about doing that.
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.
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