November 10, 2017
Do you have pain in the abdomen, have low energy and feeling sluggish? It could be your gallbladder.
Your gallbladder is a membranous muscular sac where bile is stored from the liver. This sac lies directly under your liver, the common bile duct, transports bile from the gallbladder and the liver to the small intestines. When fats enter the digestive system a hormone is released and the gallbladder contracts releasing bile into the stomach and small intestines, which helps with the digestion of fats. Lecithin in the bile dissolves the fat into small particles so they can be processed through the intestinal wall into the blood where your body uses it.
Bile is a green substance and contains water, lecithin, acids, cholesterol, bile salts, and minerals. Bile is vital to health. When the diet is high in sugars, fats and starches and is low in protein the gallbladder starts to exhibit difficulties. The liver stops forming bile and the gallbladder becomes lazy (due to nutritional deficiencies) to empty its content, the fat can’t be absorbed. When the fat isn’t absorbed it binds with calcium and iron and forms a hard soap then forms hard packed fecal matter and causes constipation. The binding of the iron and calcium causes deficiencies affecting anemia and osteoporosis. The fats also cover the carbohydrates and protein making it difficult for them to digest. This mess effects the normal function of the intestines and causes gas and discomfort contributing to a smelly bowel movement and foul breathe.
Deficiencies occur with the fat-soluble vitamins including vitamin A, D, E, & K. Vitamin A deficiency effects people with difficulty driving at night, sewing, or doing other close work. When there is a problem with the gallbladder a low fat diet combined with no sugar in the diet is necessary to allow the gallbladder to heal.
Gall bladder sludge is small sized particles of gallstones, which is comprised of calcium salts and cholesterol crystals. Unless this is flushed from your system it can lead to gallstones or painful pancreatitis and inflammation of the gallbladder. Gallbladder sludge can occur from fasting, rapid weight loss, certain medication, a high cholesterol level, drug or alcohol damage, or pregnancy. Symptoms include pain in the abdomen, nausea and vomiting just like gallstones.
The following diet is useful in preventing and reducing the gallbladder sludge:
I recommend a red food blend, beets have a good source of betaine, which is good for healthy liver and gallbladder. Betaine is an effective lipotropic agent promoting the transportation and use of fats.
Gallstones are formed when cholesterol and bile pigments become concentrated within the gallbladder and form lumps. 80-85% of gallstones are coated in a waxy cholesterol layer. Some stones are made from a yellowish-green bilirubin, which is a part of the hemoglobin in your blood. There is a familial predisposition, not normally due to genetics but similar dietary habits. Diabetics have a high incident, the incidences increases with age and pregnancy.
The gallbladder stores the bile that gets squirted onto your food in the small intestine when you eat fat to break it down. During the squirting process something breaks down and the gallbladder’s sludge like contents crystallises. Coats of cholesterol or bilirubin around calcium speak form a gallstone. There are many theories about why this occurs; the most popular is that a high fat, high cholesterol diet is the cause.
Here are some other theories:
When the blockage of bile flow occurs complications can occur such as:
Symptoms of gallstones:
When gallstones pass the gallbladder they can get stuck in the bile duct, symptoms of this include:
If the gallbladder is inflamed, known as cholecystitis, it can be life threatening, symptoms include:
Partial obstruction can cause jaundice and yellow discolouration of the skin.
The best remedy for an inflamed gallbladder is to rest the gallbladder by consuming no solid food and only having high quality spring water. Drink juices such as pear, beetroot and apple, make sure they are fresh, for a few days, then do a gallbladder flush.
Note: Make sure you consult your doctor before doing a gallbladder flush as big stones can get lodged.
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