Dr. Valerie Nelson​

Board Certified Natural Integrative Doctor

Gall Bladder Issues

Ever since I was young I could eat anything I wanted to and never have a problem, not a stomachache nor weight gain. But little did I know the damage that I was doing. Around my mid-twenties I began to have stomach problems and heartburn. I was unaware that the things that I was putting in my body, food and prescription medication were causing such problems. When I sought medical attention the doctor just kept prescribing more drugs, which would treat my symptoms, yet cure nothing. After an extremely painful emergency room visit, it was determined that my inflamed gall bladder had to be removed. Being a person who believes the Lord put everything in our bodies for a reason, I was a little apprehensive about having anything removed. 

The worst part was I really thought I had no other option because the doctors told me that that was the only way to alleviate my stomach problems. After the procedure I was given no dietary instructions and once again was prescribed more medication. While the doctors continued to bill my insurance carrier, I was left in worse shape than before. After the surgery everything that irritated my stomach before still did, yet now I had to contend with emergency bathroom breaks and I developed a horrible chest pain that would occur on average twice a week. 

When I went back to the doctor again, they claim they were dumb founded and couldn’t do anything else, except prescribe once again, more drugs. So there I was at the age of 29, on four separate prescription drugs, extremely bad chest pains, constant fear of having to rush to the restroom while away from home, steady weight gain, and a pocket full of Rolaids and Alka-Seltzer.

It was at this time where I knew I had to seek an alternative solution. For a while my wife had been telling me about Dr. Nelson and what she did, at first I was not sure, but I had exhausted all other options. Having my gall bladder removed was the worst thing I could have done, seeing Dr. Nelson was the best thing I could have done. Once she began to explain to me what was going on in my body I learned to understand it and aid it in its processes. She explained that removing my gall bladder could have been avoided by simple diet choices and vitamin supplements. Dr. Nelson did not give me a strict diet to follow; yet she explained the differences in foods and what my body lacked and what I needed to avoid. 

The vitamins and oils she gave me have made a tremendous difference in my quality of life, and I feel healthier now than I ever did. My only regret is that I wish I had met her earlier and maybe could have prevented a lot of my troubles. In addition to feeling healthier and more energetic, I have also lost nearly 25 pounds in the process. I find it hard to believe that God created man and said, “I hope you figure out how to make drugs someday.” There is a natural way to solve illnesses and pain and thanks to Dr. Nelson I am living a lot healthier life. *

Joseph J. Startare

Coal Center, PA