Intro to Gallbladder Health
Hippocrates, in all his divine wisdom, once said “all disease begins in the gut.” And since then, researchers have, in fact, found that statement to be quite true. Many diseases can trace their origins back to a change in gut microbes. This is also the case for gallbladder issues, which are often an unfortunate symptom of larger inflammation as well as dietary intolerances and allergies. In fact, research has linked gluten intolerances and celiac disease to the increased prevalence of gallbladder issues. This is likely due to the fact that gluten-driven inflammation can wear down the grooves in the intestinal tract which helps absorb nutrients, which then impairs the digestive tract’s ability to absorb fatty acids as well. This is in part why the surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder is one of the most common procedures performed on adults every year in the United States. However, there are a few trial steps you can take before going under the knife.
Follow a gallbladder diet:
Increase fiber intake from leafy greens, nuts & seeds (soaked to aid in digestion), fruits, and other fresh veggies.