Is there a connection between the gallbladder, high cholesterol and the heart? There is! And it is a strong one.
The link between the gallbladder and the heart can be traced to a substance produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. This substance is called the bile.
you need to optimize your bile. Unfortunately many people are bile deficient.
Light poop means low bile
Bile is made in the liver. It is collected between meals in the gall bladder and released during a fatty meal. It is the substance that gives the poop a brown color.
Darker poop means there the more bile inside. In other words the poop color tells how much bile is released by the gallbladder. It is sort of like a quick diagnostic technique. Look into a toilet. How’s does your poop look like?
Your poop should be dark, not yellow or pale. If it is on a yellow of pale side, you may suspect bile deficiency. Bile deficiency is not something you want, because it causes other problems, such as high cholesterol.
A side note for constipated folks. Constipated poop is always darker and does not indicate good bile flow. Constipated poop stays longer in the intestines and has a much more time to be saturated. The poop is darker not because of good bile output, but because of extra time in the intestines.
Bile removes cholesterol and does other things
Bile removes cholesterol
Bile is made of cholesterol. The more bile is made the more cholesterol is taken out of circulation. Low bile production means that there is very little cholesterol removed. So, if you have cholesterol problem an intelligent thing to do is to ensure better bile production.
Bile regulates bowels
Bile decides on intestinal health and frequency of bowel movements. For example, its lack leads to diarrhea after fatty meals. Bile is needed to break down fat in the intestines. Without it grease is not broken down and not absorbed. Fat stays in the intestines and causes fatty stools. These are slippery and are hard to control. Diarrhea after fatty meals suggests bile deficiency.
But constipation does not mean the opposite. Constipation does not have be the result of too much bile. Strangely, constipation can also result from bile insufficiency. Bile homogenizes matter and makes stools softer. They are easy to pass that way.
If constipation is accompanied by bloating, indigestion, fullness, and a litany of other symptoms of digestive incapacity consider that low bile may be the underlying cause. Did you know that lack of bile is one of the causes behind microbial overgrowth of the intestines including Candida?
Bile cleans lymphatics
Bile is a frequently forgotten, yet tremendously important factor that cleanses lymphatic system. Lymphatic fluid is filtered by the liver. Filtered debris end up in the gallbladder as part of the bile. Frequent infections and bloating may be tied together if poor lymphatic flow is a common denominator. If this is the case liver health needs to be improved.
Symptoms of bile deficiency or bile flow problems
- Low or high cholesterol in blood. Bile removes cholesterol. When deficient expect increase in cholesterol numbers.
- Indigestion, irregular bowel movement, bloating, bitter taste in mouth, light colored stools, or Candida symptoms.
- Vitamin deficiency especially vitamin D. Vitamin D is fat soluble, and without bile, which breaks down fat, you cannot absorb this vitamin. Suspect long term insufficiency if you have osteoporosis.
- Presence of gallstones. They are nothing else, but the end result of super-concentrated bile, which never made it to the intestines.
- Skin or vaginal itching: bile that did not descend to the gallbladder will irritate skin
- Environmental sensitivities. Liver detoxifies chemicals. These end up in the bile. Insufficient bile results in insufficient detoxification and over-sensitivity to the environment.
- Thick blood and excessive clotting. Vitamin E is a natural blood thinner. Vitamin E requires bile for absorption.
Common causes of low bile:
- Lack of nutrients necessary for bile production;
- Lack of specific dietary fibres, which are necessary for its removal;
- Liver inflammation; inflammation can cause ducts to swell up and block bile flow.
- Food allergies. ducts can swell and cut off the flow of the lymphatics if allergenic foods are eaten. These are usually hidden allergies that can only be revealed via specialized tests.
- Sugary diet. Bile becomes thicker sludgier after only a few weeks of high refined carbohydrate diet. So, the more sugar and white flour in the diet the more chances for gall stones and sluggish lymphatics. And this means poorer digestive flow.
Bile and a healthy gallbladder is extremely important for overall health. It is very easy to remove an ailing gallbladder, but this body mutilation does nothing to improve bile flow. To the contrary, it makes bile flow even more irregular.
Unfortunately, standard medicine sees gallbladder as a useless organ. Gallbladder health restoration is an unknown concept among medical doctors. If you are scheduled for surgery make sure that this is for absolutely the only option you have. Contact a knowledgeable alternative health care provider that would be able to advise you. To know how to reduce cholesterol without killing yourself please read my new book “The Cholesterol Trap!”
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