Gall Bladder Questions
I'm wondering if anyone can provide insight as to why I might have experienced aching in the gall bladder area. The first time it happened was after doing a daily smoothie challenge for nearly 3 weeks, ( I wasn't paleo at the time). It took... (more)
I bring this up because I read a lot of N=1's on diet blogs. Many successful Atkins dieters report having to have their gall bladders removed. While a major cause of gallstones is refined carbs and obesity, rapid weight loss on the high fat... (more)
The cause for gallstones and for gallbladder attacks are not the same. Low-fat or very-low-calorie diets cause gallstones, eating fat when gallstones are already present causes gallbladder attacks. If you already have gallstones and go on a high... (more)
I have spherocytosis (a blood disorder but it doesn't really affet me) and had my gall bladder removed. That means (so I'm told) fats can't break down (or something like that) and therefore I pass a lot of it out and my shit is watery... (more)
Hi there, please can someoe tell me how to get these vitamins naturally. I hope I am, by eating lots of green leafy vegs. and fruit. I love fresh salmon steaks, mackerel, pork loin, steak, turkey and chicken (I eat a lot of chick and turkey... (more)
I just had an Ultrasound done on my gall bladder. Last week I was rushed to ER with severe abdominal pain. At the time it was determined that I had a slightly elevated Lipase enzyme level. The ER doc suspected a gall stone. During the... (more)
A family member had her gall bladder removed quite a few years ago and is going full paleo. She has had issues with (ahem) diarrhea when using cream or half and half. But here's the cool part: coconut oil doesn't have the same affect! I'm... (more)
im a 35 year old woman and ive been paleo for about seven months now. ive lost 30 pounds, and would like to lose another 30 but expect it to take a long time because my body really, really clings to fat. ive had two babies, most recently 16... (more)
Over the holidays last year, I went to the emergency room with an extremely painful gall bladder attack. When I sought solutions, the first item that came up was the Paleo Diet. Having had such pain, it was easy to go cold turkey on the diet, and... (more)
I had never heard of cleansing one's gall bladder before. Apparently there's a method with some rather pronounced effects on the, um, stool. However, we don't really know the stuff coming out is crud from the gall bladder. It could be some kind of... (more)
Not quite the same, but another interesting experiment would be for a regular person to take a 1/2 pint of olive oil without any accompanying lemon juice and note whether any gall stones are expelled. I'm rather convinced a 1/2 pint of oil will... (more)
It appears that gallstones form when the gallbladder isn't used much - like when eating a low-fat diet. With "normal" use of the gallbladder (i.e. when fats are regularly consumed), bile is released from the gallbladder to help with fat digestion.... (more)
Oh man, I can't believe I missed this when it first came around. Have a look at http://www.fatfiction.co.uk/gallstones/ - I'm doing a live experiment to prove exactly this and I've written more than you could ever bore yourself with on the whats... (more)
Okay... I'm kinda freaking out as I type this. Lately I've been consuming a lot of coconut products,e specially coconut oil. I've also been doing a vlc, High-fat diet (although I threw in 100gs of carbs today) I started getting bloating symptoms... (more)
Just had a nasty gallstone attack last night, ended up in the ER and stayed overnight. Kept getting pressured by the surgeons to remove the gallbladder, ended up refusing. It seems rapid weight loss precipitates gallstone attacks, why would that... (more)
My doctor said if it happens a second time, that I might consider having my gallbladder removed. I want to avoid that if possible. And I don't want to take medication or herbs for the rest of my life. My diet is high in protein and fat and... (more)
Honeymoon, Jamaica, personal chef. So how bad did I injure my gut? If one follows Paleo in most every area (no veg oils, no sugar, no grains in any form, healthy fats, veggies, no fruit, no nuts, pastured dairy, lots of venison, occasional... (more)
After a Bulletproof coffee with MTC oil I ache on my right side just under my rib cage. I'm pretty sure it is gallbladder as it is in the family and seems to ache only after butter and MTC oil.
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