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)
Hey Guys, Sorry I'm new to all this. I've got a few questions. Since going paleo I've cut my carb intake and upped my fat with nuts, avocado, adding olive oil to my salad. I'd like to know: When pale dieters talk about low carb, do... (more)
I highly suggest buying a scale... I bought one pretty cheap at Target... it makes measuring a whole lot easier, and over time you'll get good at eyeballing how many grams are in a serving.
I' ve heard that some people who have lost a considerable amount of weight develop gallstones, maybe because of reduced fat intake. Is there a minimum amount of fat you should consume in order to prevent this? I am asking because I am thinking of... (more)
Hello all - I'm 3 weeks new to Paleo! I want to do the Whole30 but I'm having an issue giving up my tsp of sugar in my coffee :( Its a process and I'm working on it! I have a few questions. First, some background. 2 years ago I was eating... (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)
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)
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)
To My Palaeo and/or Low-Carb Friends, My name is Sarah and I need your help! Let me tell you a little about me; I turned LC about 8 years ago because I was morbidly obese (24 stone/336lb to begin with then, thanks to the NHS, I ended up at 30... (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)
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 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.
Right now, with gallstone surgery, there is only one option which is gallbladder surgery that removes the gallbladder and gallstones through several small cuts in the abdomen. One of the side effects of gallbladder removal can be the dumping of... (more)
In all of the peoples that had a gall bladder removed because they "had-to",did the educated "official" ever suggest taking 5000mg-8000mg of L-Ornithine,which is about a dollar and rapidly opens the duct!?
I have a fairly open-minded mom who wants to lose weight and is nearly convinced that low carb paleo makes the most sense. She's almost ready to come on board despite her ridiculous oatmeal and orange juice obsessions and her fear of fat. Fat -... (more)