So this is something that's been on and off for about a month or more. I got a bit of gurgling on my right side when i started paleo. I put this down to my body adjusting to digesting fat. I bought some Ox bile to help with high fat meals. It's... (more)
People seem fairly split on whether a gallbladder flush works or not, I have never tried so I can't say for me. I haven't been able to find if everybody has stones or sludge at times in their gallbladder times depending on what they ate, their... (more)
60 year old male that just went to the hospital emergency room for acute cholecystits or gallbladder attack and admitted to the hospital for a week. My recent stint in the hospital showed a thickened gallbladder, fatty liver, and inflammation. ... (more)
Try to avoid the surgery if at all possible, otherwise, you'll have to consume oxbile capsules before each meal. They might help right now if you have trouble digesting fats.
Hello everyone, first of all I'd like to say this will be kinda long post, so if you don't like to read, I am sorry. I started with low carb paleo 2 weeks ago, after 8 weeks of recovery from cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal surgery). I was... (more)
I had a hidascan and it showed I had a hyperactive gallbladder with a very high ejection fraction. I am recovering from celiac disease and eating a very strict paleo diet. I mostly use grass-fed tallow to add fat to meals. Is there anything I can... (more)
i have been doing no grain diet for 1 1/2 years(GAPS) but when i started upping my protein and fat i started having gallbladder issues. no stones but i think possible inflammation from mold exposure and problem w/ oxalates in foods. glutathion... (more)
I???m 31 years old, 6???2??? and about 230lbs. I???ve been doing Paleo for nearly a year now with fantastic results. My new diet combined with regular exercise (running and some strength training) has resulted in just over 100lbs of weight loss... (more)
I don't think fat causes gallstones, but increased fat in your diet may call for greater amounts of bile to be squeezed out of the gallbladder. This may make any stones you may have more obvious.
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)
I seem to have a chronic gallbladder infection, thats getting worse, despite a good paleo diet, and several courses of yucky anti-biotics. The pain and burping keeps excalating, and even the less than optimal ABs arent keeping it at bay now.... (more)
HI Had my gallbladder removed a year ago. Now just starting paleo diet as it seems to be MUCH healthier and more scientifically sound than other diets out there :) Just a few questions for the experts. To help with fat digestion I take Now... (more)
hi. had my GB out a few years ago. I've been paleo for a while now. And I haven't noticed a need for any additional bile in my diet. Just saying, maybe you dont need it.
Okay, so I have some kinda gallbladder infection. Its acalculous (without sludge or stones). So that means its likely either acalculous chronic cholysistitis or sphinter of oddi dysfunction. I am still waiting for proper scans and treatment. In... (more)
I had what I believe was a gallbladder attack: at 11pm I woke with extreme nausea and vomiting. My abdomen was incredibly tender and was distorted looking (think, the Worms off MIB) and I was in so much pain. I'm not even sure what I was throwing... (more)
No one should be giving medical advice over the internets. But I ewould suggest finding a new ER to visit. They should at least give you a diagnosis and an imaging of that whatever was sticking out.
Is it possible to know? If I'm correct and chimps don't have one then this should impact my macro ratio, no? Is the gallbladders only job to store bile for digesting fat or is it also to help with carbohydrate/starch digestion in some way? Thanks. (more)
I did a liver/gallbladder flush last night. Ate apples all week (supposedly helps soften the stones), only ate apples and oatmeal on the day of the flush, stopped eating by noon. Every 20 minutes from 7:00-9:00, 3 T olive oil followed by 2-3 T... (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)
Over the past year I've been dealing with weird episodes of nausea/chills/bowel evacuation/insomnia that last for several hours, always at night. I started Paleo/GAPS to mitigate it while figuring out what it was. I was diagnosed w/ gallstones via... (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)
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228423.600-otzi-the-icemans-stomach-throws-up-a-surprise.html They attribute it to the animal fat but how would someone who couldn't eat anything but a real food diet get three gall stones? Lack of vitamin... (more)
Hello, I was diagnosed with gallstones 3 months ago, after having recurring abdominal pain for months. I'm 37, sterile, and was a petite 8 stone (112lb) and a UK 4-6 (0-2 US) before l this started. The bloating was initially dismissed as "just... (more)
I would try ditching the eggs for a week or two and see if that helps. Also, all things that contain eggs (mayo, etc). By trial and error, I found out they cause me to swell/bloat/whatever. Duck eggs do the same (I tried that last week, still a... (more)
In order to digest fats, you need bile (which is normally released by the gallbladder when needed). Without a gallbladder, bile just kind of drips non-stop into the digestive tract. She may or may not benefit from supplemental bile salts to help... (more)
I've tried looking for an answer to this question but haven't found anything yet, so I thought I would ask. :) My boyfriend has gallstones (about half an inch in size) that he's had issues with for a while now. I'd love to be able to convince him... (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)
Hey everyone, I've been eating pseudo-paleo for a while, really starting to ramp up my saturated fats and completely dropping legumes earlier this week. I'm probably eating 150-200 grams of fat a day, mostly coconut oil/milk/cream, eggs, and... (more)
Dr. Harris talked about this on his forum: http://www.paleonu.com/panu-forum/post/992321#post992514