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.
(BTW, this is a NO STONES, deal. This has no connection whatsoever with gallstones, this infection)
Interestingly I can tolerate heavy cream though. I am not sure how common it is to tolerate some high fat foods. My
I am determined to stipulate, emphatically, and legally, that if they find a healthy GB to leave the MF in! I do not want to lose my GB, unless my health/life depends on it.
But sadly, it does kinda look really like this sort of thing, and untreated eventually becomes life threatening. (Massive burping, epigastric pain, screwy lfts, initially fever and chills, serial ultrasound shows clear inflammation in the form of GB wall thickening)
And I do regret this turn of events, because theres no way I want a SAD high carb, low fat diet. Id honestly prefer to stay lowish carb, and high fat, but probably med fat, med carb is more realistic, if thats even possible. And the GB also seems to produce k2, and possibly balance estrogen, so it looks like without it, I am going to need a few supplements. :/ Clearly the GB is alot more important than the fat phobic CW doctors would generally have us beleive.
I have read some great advice about using emulsified fats, olive oil, avocado etc, eating smaller portions. Good Stuff, and great tips.
This is kinda a multi-pronged question, and hopefully not retreading ground.
Basically I want to know : Has anyone gotten decent effect from bile salts or lipase in aiding fat digestion? Is there a combined "fat digestion" product that has both perhaps?
Also, how many of you have total tolerance to fat versus those that can barely handle most fats?
(Did anyone tolerate fats okay, painwise, before their surgery?)
I realise this is a well explored topic, the gallbladder, but hopefully I have introduced some unanswered elements and people are happy sharing their story.
Thanks alot, in advance for any light you can shed here!