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by 384 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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raydawg 0 · August 21, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Gallbladder is in the right front side, not on the back, if you feel a pulsing kind of pain when you eat higher fat, then yes, that's what it is. Otherwise, it's something else. The pulsing is a muscle that pushes bile out of the bladder so it... (more)

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by 20 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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raydawg 0 · June 18, 2013 at 7:20 PM

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.

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by 53 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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fredmull 0 · July 20, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Wife had her gallbladder removed. Her attack was accompanied by a pain in the upper shoulder/neck area as there is a nerve that wraps around the organ and leads up through that area. The ER doctors assessed this even before the ultrasound proved... (more)

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by 105 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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RK 0 · April 10, 2013 at 9:34 PM

You got a great answer from paleoDoc. Pls update with what you found out from your doc. My only question is that you said you have pain in the "right abdomen again." Is it pain in the same area, upper right? Or is in on the right side, but... (more)

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by 5 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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RK 0 · February 21, 2013 at 2:42 AM

Jason - in what ways do you feel like your digestive system is out of balance? If you are struggling to digest fats (lots of loose, floaty stools) you can take ox bile with meals to supplement your own bile. If you feel gassy and bloaty you can... (more)

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by 221 · about 3 hours ago

Hey, I'm 27 years old with celiac disease, I started eating paleo when I found out I had celiac, but I've run into a new problem - my doctor thinks there's something wrong with my gallbladder. I have been losing alot of weight and having alot of... (more)

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RK 0 · February 13, 2013 at 10:20 PM

To help you digest fat: take Ox Bile with meals. This will supplement the lack of bile being produced by your gb. It's cheap, and you should be able to find it at Whole Foods, etc. If not, order on Amazon (brand is Nutricology). Another... (more)

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by 608 · about 3 hours ago

are gallstones caused by a high cholesterol/high saturated animal fat diet or not enough intake of cholesterol and animal fat?

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scottts 0 · December 20, 2012 at 5:17 AM

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.

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by 213 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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Justin_12 0 · December 22, 2012 at 5:25 AM

Is the solution as straightforward as losing the weight? I would guess the problems are related to what you're eating and not your weight. Have you tried any kind of elimination diet? I saw Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride speak very... (more)

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by 5381 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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Nance 0 · October 04, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Just do what's best for your overall health. My gallbladder was removed 15 years ago and there was no significant impact on my health. I don't normally take any bile salts/stomach acid supplements and I thrive on high-fat meat. I also handle heavy... (more)

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by 40 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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diy 0 · October 08, 2012 at 4:27 PM

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.

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by 20 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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Dr__Mitchell_J_Morris_PhD 0 · September 11, 2012 at 1:49 AM

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.

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by 2030 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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CD 0 · August 08, 2012 at 1:15 AM

http://archive.org/details/generalfunctiono223gorh enjoy

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by 828 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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Karen 0 · June 29, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Are Detoxes and Cleanses Safe and Effective? http://www.marksdailyapple.com/are-detoxes-and-cleanses-safe-and-effective/#axzz1z7GU3N37 (just to annoy the folks who don't like references) In short, those regimes are total BS. At least you didn't... (more)

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by 4283 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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Jessica_G 0 · June 28, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I was diagnosed w/ gallstones via ultrasound last year after a series of weird reactions to (mostly) restaurant food. I worked w/ a naturopath to dissolve the stones (dissolving confirmed via ultrasound again) and have linked all my reactions to... (more)

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by 2825 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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Roth 0 · June 13, 2012 at 4:01 PM

I can't provide you with any scientific evidence or concrete answer to your question, but I have read anecdotal evidence that people who had their gallbladder removed do just fine on healthy saturated animal fats and PUFA-heavy fats (maybe lard... (more)

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by 169 · about 3 hours ago

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)

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Jazzbay 0 · April 13, 2012 at 12:49 AM

"Medium-chain triglycerides are processed differently. When we eat a fat containing MCTs, such as coconut oil, it travels through the stomach and into the small intestine. But since MCTs digest quickly, by the time they leave the stomach and enter... (more)

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by 5 · about 4 hours ago

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)

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A_at_Grain_Free_Diet 0 · September 24, 2011 at 11:50 PM

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)

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by 20411 · about 4 hours ago

Woman I know at work had hers removed and we've been talking a lot about nutrition when this came up. I don't really know what to tell her.

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · September 02, 2011 at 7:11 PM

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)

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by 555 · about 4 hours ago

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)

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Mike___Fat_Fiction 0 · December 10, 2010 at 4:59 PM

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)

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by 174 · about 4 hours ago

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)

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speno 0 · May 08, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Dr. Harris talked about this on his forum: http://www.paleonu.com/panu-forum/post/992321#post992514

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by 159 · October 30, 2014 at 4:42 AM

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)

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by 0 · October 30, 2014 at 4:42 AM

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)

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RK 0 · March 16, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Take Ox Bile to help you digest fat and give your gallbladder a break. Take enzymes to help digest protein (protease is one enzyme that does this). Most enzyme formulations contain a variety to break down different foods; read the label... (more)

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by 126 · October 30, 2014 at 4:25 AM

Since starting Paleo about 6 months ago my wife has had issues digesting all of the fat. This results in multiple unpleasant trips to the toliet. I have been hopeful that she would eventually adjust but even after all of this time it continues... (more)

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DePaw 0 · September 28, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Increasing fat too quickly can lead to there not being enough bile to digest it. Increase fat slowly. You can supplement ox bile to help you digest fats and also there are many thing you can do to increase bile secretion: Eat plenty of... (more)

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by 5381 · October 30, 2014 at 4:24 AM

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)

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VB 0 · September 19, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Jamie, when I was first diagnosed with gall bladder stones I was put on a low fat diet and lived like that for two years. Then I had my gall bladder out. What worked for me when I was on a low fat diet was avocados and EVOO. However, I have read... (more)

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by 4163 · October 30, 2014 at 3:50 AM

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)

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raydawg 0 · December 11, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Probably for the same reasons that SAD eaters get gallstones - celiac disease caused by grains. Remember Otzi was not really from the stone age as we paleo eaters would consider. A bronze axe head was found on him, and so were wheat remains in... (more)

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