But thanks for coming back to my regulars, and if you’re not a subscriber, then it’d be cool if you were. Now, what have we got? What to do if your doctor says the only way to get relief from your gut problems is by way of a colectomy or ileostomy? So these are operations basically chopping up bits of bowel, connecting stuff up again. Doctors like operations. Many doctors have friends that are surgeons, and many surgeons have friends that are doctors. They’re drinking buddies. They’re golfing buddies. They’re all kinds of buddies. I’ve been in the medical game a long time now. I know many, many medical professionals, and I speak in very high regard of doctors and surgeons, because nearly all of them I know are fantastic people doing an incredible job. Even today with COVID, and a lot of people putting their neck on the line, it’s incredible.
So, I’m not here to bash doctors or to malign them or to say that the profession sucks, because it doesn’t. We seriously need good surgeons and there are many good ones out there. However, on the flip side, there are a lot of dodgy ones too, if you know what I mean, that will sort of get together with friends around men’s clubs and things like this. And, “Hey buddy, I got this patient.” Well, I could be speaking in Portuguese, but I’m just using an American accent, “And this woman’s got a damn bowel problem. Can you sort it out for me and maybe do some plumbing or something?” “Yeah, man, I can do that.” “Cool.”
So, a lot of bouncing around happens between doctors and surgeons. Now I’m not saying this in a bad way, because mechanics will send your car to an auto electrician or to the guy who does the tires, or to the guy who does the spray painting. So there is a lot of bouncing around the business. But some doctors are not really on the level, if you know what I mean. They’ll quickly refer a patient very quickly to a surgeon for an operation.
Now, we were talking about is there a need for these operations? There absolutely is a need. But I can tell you something, I’ve had patients, I swear I’ve had patients several times that had operations that did not need those operations. It was done prematurely with haste. They’re pushed through a system. It was unrequired.
So, the first thing you need to do before any kind of an operation like this is to work out the importance of having this operation, and look at the kind of symptoms you’ve got, and how your quality of life is affected. But I urge, urge, urge you to do the GI360. Let me write it down for you, because you might not understand me talking. Lots of people can’t. They say I mumble. So I’ll make it simple for you, if I can find a pen that works. So the GI, I. There. Can you see that? GI360. Then the company, Doctors … Man, you wouldn’t believe it. The pen’s running out.
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I’ve said many times on this channel, Doctor’s Data. That’s the lab. That test by that lab. Now that’s mandatory. Don’t even argue, just do the test. If you’ve been told you need that operation, you’d have to do that test straight away. Immediately get a stool sample sent off to Doctor’s Data, because you want to know what the hell’s going on inside your gut.
I’ve had many patients like this. I spoke about a lady, a very frail lady that was brought to me in her 60s, that weighed, I think our family dog weighed twice as much as this woman. And her medical file was literally 12 inches thick. And at the end of the file, the last entry from the British doctor was that, “We couldn’t find any real cause for Mrs. XYZ’s disease.” And for her to put on weight, the doctor also added a note for the woman to eat more potato chips and more chocolate to gain weight. Isn’t it really great sensible nutritional advice for a medical professional? Chocolate and chips to gain weight.
Well, when we got the stool test report back for this woman, the bowel was full of candida. She had a very high candida count, and she was ready to go for bowel surgery. I think it was a colectomy. So, you’ve got to be careful. You could have a serious massive infection in the gut. There could be C. diff, there could be candida, there could be klebsiella. You could have a massive big SIBO problem and a colon problem. But if it’s tested carefully with a stool test, and then you work with someone who can take you down a route where you can clean the gut up of these pathogens, of these imbalances, you may not need the operation.
I had a patient in England who’s had the operation done. He’s only a male in his 30s. A lovely male. Now, this poor man, years prior, got multiple rounds of antibiotics which screwed up his gut, and the bacteria just went through the roof. And of course, he got more and more bowel problem, and eventually they just cut a piece off the bowel and they opened it up. It’s not the way to do it.
One of the most common gut operations in America in the 1900s, turn of the century, I think it was between 1895 and about 1905, was to take about 12 inches off the colon because it improved constipation. Now you may laugh, but you go and Google it. Okay? It was a common operation. People were opened up, they took a foot off the bowel, they sewed them up again, and then, of course, they didn’t have a constipation problem. Now they’re pooping like ducks all of a sudden. They went from one extreme to the other.
In my opinion, for where I’m sitting, people don’t need gut operations. They need properly sorting out. The cause needs addressing. They need fixing up. Even my father-in-law had to have bowel operation surgery. I’ve been with my wife now for 34 years, but when I first met this guy, his favorite meal, guess what it was. Lots and lots of pork fat. Heaps of pork fat. So when you live like that, you’re going to ruin your gut. And then, of course, you know you’re going to get heartburn. So, this guy had all these bottles of antacids all lined up on a shelf. What he needed was a diet makeover. Remember we spoke about stuff up here? Emotional stuff drives people into eat, and then the eat causes the gut problem.
So the problem usually starts up here somewhere, and then it ends up in the bowel. So, just be careful because you may not need that colectomy or ileostomy. You may not need it. If you’ve got inflammatory bowel disease and you’re staring down the barrel of a gut operation, for God sakes, get that stool test done. It could save you a lot of misery. I had a 27 year old female patient with a bag. Also, antibiotic-induced damage, and they ended up taking her colon out. It’s not necessary. If things are fixed up here, they don’t become a problem there. I mean, how easy could it be? Thanks for tuning in.