Many people don’t really understand the purpose of the gallbladder, which is a mysterious organ. One of the most common surgeries performed in the US is the ganbladder surgery. Many of these surgeries could be avoided if the organ was properly nourished. We need this organ every single time we eat, so we wanted to write a post about it in a specific way.
The gallbladder is located right next to the liver. There is a storage tank for bile. The bile is sent through small canals and ducts to the small intestine and the gallbladder, which are in the body. When a meal is eaten, the bile in the gallbladder can be used to make larger quantities of bile. The release of a hormone, cholecystokinin, which is caused by the ingestion of food, leads to the relaxation of the valve in the gallbladder, which allows bile to enter the small intestine. It also signals the contraction of the gallbladder, which squirts liquid bile into the small intestine, where it can be used to break down fat.
cholic acid has the ability to break down both water and fat, creating the emulsification process. The larger surface area of the fat allows the lipase to act more efficiently after breaking it down. The absorption process of fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K is dependent on the amount of bie.
Proper fat digestion depends on healthy bile production from the liver. A healthy functioning gallbladder, bile flow, pancreatic function, and hormone balance all contribute to a healthy functioning liver, gallbladder, and system overall.
There is an interaction between the gallbladder and the liver. The bile produced by the liver is very powerful and helps to remove toxins from the body. In a way, it is a give and take relationship. The bile is used to excrete toxins that the body doesn’t want, such asbacteria, viruses, drugs, and other foreign substances. The bile ducts and the gallbladder can be used to leave the body, while the colon can be used to dispose of waste matter. A healthy liver makes about a quart to a quart and a half of bile daily. If you have a gallbladder problem, you would do well to cleanse your GI tract with colonics and coffee enemas. Constipation is a common symptom of a sluggish gallbladder.
Which are the most effective ways to promote gallbladder health? There is a diet, a diet and a diet. Things to avoid and things to consume to support this organ are listed.
There are things to avoid and reduce for gallbladder health.
Foods from the cabbage family: broccoli, cabbage, lettuce
Reduce cholesterol rich foods such as red meats, dairy products and eggs
Reduce foods known to be common allergens such as gluten-containing grains, soy products, corn, peanuts and citrus.
Avoid large meals especially before bed time. Try not to eat 3 hours before bed.
There are tips for supporting the gallbladder and the liver.
Eat foods that promote bile formation such as: raw shredded beets, organic apples and ginger.
Eat bitter foods such as dandelion greens and other dark leafy greens. Bitters stimulate the flow of bile in the gall bladder, helping us digest fats. Try adding them in salads, or even eating a few leaves while preparing a meals so that the bile is ready to emulsify whatever fat you consume.
Take fish oil capsules – It contains omega 3 oils which are known to block cholesterol formation in bile
Vitamin C rich foods such as papaya, red bell peppers, strawberries, oranges and lemons.
Hydration: Drink at least 8 glasses of mineralized water a day. We recommend 1 liter per 50 lbs of body weight.
Foods rich in pyridoxal, folate and cobalamin are three effective nutrients that support the livers biochemical pathways. (see below)
Pyridoxial rich foods: Potatoes, bananas, garbanzo beans, and chicken breast.
Folate rich roods: Beef liver, spinach, and asparagus.
Cobalamin rich foods: Trout, salmon, beef, clams, and oysters.
Eat foods high in minerals: copper, zinc, selenium and potassium such as: squash, avocados, shellfish, and spinach.
Stress management: Breathing, yoga, regular exercise
Support the pancreas by stabilizing blood sugar.
Increase antioxidants: Raw cacao, acai berry, blueberries, prunes, pomegranates, kale brussel sprouts, beets and red bell peppers.
It’s a good idea to avoid hydrogenated fats and oils.
The Liver Tincture:
This is a powerful detoxing combination of herbs that purifies the blood, contains high antioxidant values, nourishes and aids in rebuilding the liver, helps to level the hormones, and stimulates the digestive system. You can purchase the following herbs formulated for this this special liver tincture at http://www.bulkherbstore.com
Indian gooseberry/amalaki is native to India.
milk thistle seed
St. John’s Wort
Fill a clean glass canning jar 1/3 full with dried herbs. Add vodka up to one inch to the top. Screw lid on tightly and store in a cool, dark place. Shake 3-7 times a week. The tincture needs to sit at least 2-6 weeks. Strain tincture and pour into a colored glass bottle, closing the lid tightly. Alcohol tinctures will last 2-3 years. Tinctures need to be kept in a cool, dark place such as a cabinet.
Why use vodka? Water rolls off the liver, where alcohol goes straight to it, taking the herbs with it.
For 3 to 6 months, take one dropper full three times a day for support and regeneration.
There is a recipe for bile and gallbladder cleansing juice.
3 kale leaves
There are a few dandelion greens.
3 stalks of celery
1 handful of parsley
1 large beet
There is a section of ginger that is peeling.
2 green apples
by Emily Potter