The Gallbladder and What You May Not Know.

January 3, 2016

I’m seeing more and more people who’ve had their gallbladder’s removed or are scheduled to have it removed. It’s really difficult to just stay quiet because I know that everything leading up to a gallbladder removal is serious pain. Pain that can just present as stones or enough blockage to cause the pancreas to inflame (pancreatitis).

Many surgeons believe that some organs in the body really aren’t necessary, so when things go wrong, they can be removed with no consequences. A common example of this is a cholecystectomy – surgical removal of the gallbladder. The gallbladder concentrates bile, the digestive juice made by the liver to help break down dietary fats… Lets think about this… The gallbladder digests fats… We kinda need to be able to digest fats.

There are beautiful ways to thin out the bile in the gallbladder and the smoking gun is beets. I would like to say just eating beets will fix the problem quickly but all the good stuff is in the skins and greens. In order to get high enough doses I always look at taking an extract in a pill form.

Unfortunately most doctors put their patients on a low-fat and low protein diet to compensate for the inability to digest fats. This leads to fatty acid deficiency, nausea when too much fat is eaten and dysglycemia (blood sugar spikes and lows). What they really need is bile to digest the fats. After having the gallbladder removed it will be necessary to take bile salts (I like Cholacol by Standard Process and Beta Plus by Biotics). I’ve seen amazing healing take place by adding bile salts to my gallbladder free clients.

Wherever you are in your gallbladder health, I hope that you find this information useful no matter what your choices are… And if you have pancreatitis with gallbladder issues, please get tested for celiac disease.

Cheers to a Healthy 2016.




Whole body holistic nutritionist practicing in the Bay area and Eugene, OR. Whole food chef for 16 years.

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