Did you know that your gallbladder is approximately the size of your thumb? And did you know that your gallbladder is responsible for making fat absorbable by the body and also for allowing proper fat metabolism? In other words, if the gallbladder isn’t properly functioning, the body is unable to utilize the fat for building cellular membranes (literally the “brane” of the cell) and for energy. If fat isn’t utilized, it is stored, typically around your abdomen.
Your gallbladder – located on the right side of your body below your ribs – is like the mama of the abdominal region. If the gallbladder a’int happy, the liver a’int happy. And if the liver a’int happy, the intestines and everything else a’int happy. Like a domino effect, the gallbladder can effect your body as a whole.
And the crazy thing is that your gallbladder stretches like a balloon. A little junk here, alittle junk there… and before you know it, your gall bladder is stretched out tighter than a pair of cowboy wranglers. When your gallbladder is that tight, you are going to be experiencing some issues:
- Right shoulder pain
- Rancid / excessive gas
- Difficulty eating fatty-type foods (the metabolism builders)
- Knee pain
- Knee disorders
- Sluggish digestion
The gallbladder releases a yellow substance called bile when you eat your meals. The amount of fat in the meal determines the amount of bile that will be released. This is all done in a very orchestrated manner through hormone communication (called enteroendocrine hormones) between your stomach, intestines, gallbladder, and liver. When the gallbladder gets backed up, it causes the liver to back-up, leading to toxicity, inability to lose weight (as the toxicity cannot be handled by the liver and will be deposited into fat tissue), skin irritations, and fatigue.
We have good news. The gallbladder can be cleaned and healed naturally with a simple detoxification process. A process that has yielded successful results many times. Think jelly beans and shooting bullets. If you are struggling with gallbladder pains or symptoms, there is hope besides surgery. What to do… what to do? Stay tuned – part two of gallbladder detox to come…