Hi Randy and Heliene, I’m wondering how you would recommend I go about healing (if possible) my ailing gallbladder. I understand that diet can be adjusted, but then I lose out on the health fats in my diet, right? Thanks for any light you can shed on the issue.
Btw, congratulations on the new site!
While diets high in saturated fats and cholesterol are solidly connected to gallstone risk, omega 3 fatty acids, like those in fish, supplements and some nuts and vegetables, may actually reduce the risk, perhaps indirectly by lowering triglycerides. Elevation in these little buggers, often elevated in sugar and fat addicts, as well as those with diabetes, are themselves linked to gall stones. Further, omega 3 fatty acids seem to increase gallbladder emptying, reducing the likelihood of stagnant and residual bile, setting the table for stone formation. In fact, many studies in mammals and humans point to a diet high in monounsaturated fats (like olive oil) and omega-3s, including supplementation with fish oils, are good for your gallbladder. For the low down on gallbladder disease, check out my “Synthesis” paper on Gallbladder Disease here..
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