Gallbladder Removal

Cholecystectomy is surgical removal of the gallbladder.  The gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver and concentrates it up to four times its original strength, keeping it in a sac ready to be squirted into the duodenum as needed to emulsify fats.  Without a gallbladder, a weaker form of bile trickles into the duodenum – and there is none on reserve to match the timing of most dietary fats.  The result is that fats enter the small intestine in globules too large to be broken down by lipase enzymes.  These undigested fats attract minerals (by opposing electromagnetic charges) to form insoluble soaps, which are constipating.  Neither the fats nor the minerals are absorbed.  During constipation, free radicals are produced.  Anyone without a gallbladder is thus at increased risk for colon cancer and degenerative conditions related to mineral deficiencies (e.g., osteoporosis).  Anyone without a gallbladder is therefore well advised to take a digestive enzyme supplement containing bile to replace the bile that their body cannot produce.  The only dietary fat that does not require bile to digest is butter, because its fats are pre-emulsified.

See also the chapter, “Gall Bladder Problems”, in NUTRITIONAL SOLUTIONS FOR 88 CONDITIONS:

Example of digestive enzyme formula:


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