Why you need it and what to do without it.
Americans are finally breaking up with sugar and starting a new love affair with fats. Thankfully a 2014 meta-analysis proved the saturated fat/ heart disease link totally false. Fats are back as a healthy macro nutrient so key for brain health, the elimination of belly fat and the precursor to tissue-like hormones called eicosanoids—which reset hormones, appetite, blood sugar and stress.
So, does this mean you can freely enjoy delicious avocado, extra-virgin olive oil on your salads and veggies, and tons of nuts and seeds with abandon
Not so fast.
You can pack your diet with the right fats, but if your body can’t properly absorb them you simply won’t get their fat blasting, immune boosting, membrane protecting and fuel providing benefits. So, how do you ensure that your system is equipped for such awesome side effects? That responsibility would reside in your body’s fat digesting storage tank—your gallbladder (and more about that in a moment).
You see, your body synthesizes and secretes about 1 ¼ quarts of a thick, greenish-yellow miracle molecule each day and then stores it in your gallbladder. It’s the daily key to absorbing and assimilating fat as well as serving as the toxic waste dump for excess chemicals, hormones, drugs, heavy metals and other toxins that eventually need to be eliminated by the body. And its name is bile.
The Starring Role of Bile
Let’s not forget. Your brain is over 50% fat, your liver is nearly 5 pounds of fat, and your kidneys, retinas and endocrine system are composed of fat. In fact, fat is part of the composition of every cell membrane in your body! Further, aside from nerve cells, every cell in your body uses fat as its primary source of fuel! But, without healthy, unimpeded and free flowing bile your body does not break down the fat-soluble vitamins A, E, D and K to feed every organ, tissue, and cell in your body,
This is where the gallbladder comes in.
Frequently thought of as a needless antiquated organ, gallbladder surgery is not only extremely common, but patients who undergo this removal are all too often unaware of the detrimental consequences this will have on their body. They have lost the main headquarters of bile production, and thus, the ability to properly and efficiently digest and utilize healthy fats or remove toxic hormones and wastes from the system.
Each time you sit down for a meal, you stimulate your gallbladder and prompt it to deliver bile into your small intestine where fat digestion will then take place. With this command center missing, there is nowhere to store the bile and no mechanism to initiate bile flow.
If you’re one of the many without this underappreciated organ, don’t despair. You can successfully utilize fats without a gallbladder, but you must take measures into your own hands. While it is possible to be healthy without a gallbladder, the same can’t be said for living with inadequate bile.
Boost Your Own Production
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who’ve undergone gallbladder removal surgery or have symptoms of poor fat digestion like nausea, bloating, constipation and pale stools, then it’s wise—and might I say even critical—to take supplements that prompt your body to produce bile. To ensure the best quality production you need six specific nutrients: choline, taurine, beet root, pancreatic lipase, ox bile, and collinsonia root.
Here’s what they do:
- Choline: Assists with fat digestion and is the Rx for fatty liver affecting nearly 50% of us.
- Taurine: Helps bile to excrete chemicals detoxed by the liver, promotes increased bile acid production and reduces cholesterol levels in the blood and liver.
- Beet Root: Contains betaine which thins the bile and helps to prevent the formation of gallstones. Betaine is also a rich source of hydrochloric acid which is critical for digestion and triggers the release of bile from the gallbladder.
- Pancreatic Lipase: Helps breakdown fats as a digestive enzyme.
- Ox Bile: Provides essential bile salts for those with low bile production or without gallbladders. Bile deficiency is especially common for those over age 60.
- Collinsonia Root: Removes gallstones and prevents constipation which results from bile salt supplementation. This herb used traditionally for centuries for this purpose.
UNI KEY formulated Bile Builder to contain these six specific bile BFFs and help your body achieve healthy, free-flowing bile.
When it comes to dosage, I always recommend starting small and increasing, if needed. For those with a gallbladder, start with one capsule with each meal. For those without a gallbladder, start with two capsules at each meal.
With or without a gallbladder, do your body a favor and ensure that you’re producing beautiful bile and eating satiating fats that keep you vital. For more info, I would love you to check out my New Fat Flush Plan, which unlike any other diet book takes a missing or malfunctioning gallbladder into consideration in the diet protocols. Do act fast because the 44% off preorder offer ends soon!