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John Burns
Posted 10/4/2020 09:31 (#8529119 - in reply to #8529028)
Subject: RE: Gallbladder, or something else?

Pittsburg, Kansas

One doctor I listened to blames the low fat diets recommended for many years responsible for a lot of the gall bladder stone problems.

His hypothesis is that the gall bladder needs exercised to function properly. When we eat fat the gall bladder takes the accumulation of bile that has been stored up coming from the liver and squirts it out into the digestive tract to break the fat down into smaller units so the digestion process of the fat is more efficient where more of it is available for energy and less is expelled into our waste. So years of low fat eating allows that old bile to accumulate and not pass through the gall bladder as quickly as it should. This allows this concentrated bile to precipitate out the minerals and form stones.

So the idea is if we eat fat like our bodies were designed back when we were hunters and likely cherished the fatty components of the kill because they were the most nutritious and energy dense, our gall bladder functions normally and does not develop stones.

If going from a low fat diet to a high fat diet we may suffer from the diminished capacity of the gall bladder till we heal and dissolve those stones over time.

At least that is his theory, believe it or not. If he is right a person may need to slowly increase fat content in food over time or spread out the consumption over a longer eating time period till the gallbladder becomes more healthy.


Edited by John Burns 10/4/2020 09:52
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