With the holidays approaching, it is a good idea to revisit what it important to consider when the gallbladder is removed. Once the gallbladder is removed, the amount of bile that reaches the duodenum from the live is no longer monitored.
- The role of bile is to emulsify fats into molecules that are small enough for pancreatic lipase to act on them. Bile sterilizes bacteria, is an anti-constipation intestinal lubricant, is necessary for the absorption of Vitamins A, D, E, and K plus EFA’s, and facilitates mineral absorption
- Vitamin C, Choline, zinc, and magnesium are necessary to produce bile. Low bile results in light colored, floating stools.
- Low bile is the result of gall bladder removal.
- When the gallbladder has been surgically removed, the flow of bile into the duodenum is irregular causing problems of too much or too little bile in the system. Too little bile leads to constipation and other colon problems and can also be linked to Candidiasis. Too much bile may cause gastrointestinal irritations.
- Avoid fatty foods
- Avoid poor quality food
- Avoid rancid junk food
- Avoid stimulants such as alcohol, nicotine and caffeine and prescription drugs
- Take a digestive aid containing bile and pancreatin.
- Take a B complex with the vitamin choline
- Take a fiber blend formula to regulate the bowels.
To increase bile production:(this will also help with indigestion)
Swedish bitters 20 minutes before meals
Dandelion greens before meals
EFA’s to lubricate the bowels
½ lemon in warm water in the morning
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar before meals