In your quest for health and wellness, your liver may not be on the top of your list. But this unglamorous digestive organ is so important for modern humans to take care of. The liver is the main detoxifying organ in your body. Eventually, everything you eat, drink, breathe, and absorb through your skin passes through your liver. Our modern lifestyle places high demands on the liver and can overload it. In other words, your filters can get “clogged,” causing symptoms like brain fog, allergies, fatigue, and weight gain.
The gallbladder is the liver’s partner. Bile, made by your liver, is designed to properly digest fat and absorb vitamins. Your gallbladder stores bile and releases a burst of it into your small intestine when you eat a meal. If your liver is clogged and overburdened with toxins, the bile becomes thick and sludge-like. This makes you more likely to develop gallstones. For some people, gallstones can create pain below the right ribs, between the shoulder blades, or in the right shoulder.
You can live without a gallbladder, but you may not be living well. If your gallbladder is removed surgically, you may have difficulty with digesting fats. Symptoms of “post-cholecystectomy syndrome” include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Mayo Clinic reports that up to 33% of people experience chronic diarrhea after gallbladder removal surgery.
People who cannot digest fats properly are susceptible to becoming deficient in critical nutrients like vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin deficiencies of this nature can contribute to conditions such as fatigue, weakened immunity, cancer, infertility, arthritis, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease.
Nutritional supplements can help to improve digestion and overall nutritional status if your liver and gallbladder are malfunctioning or if your gallbladder has been removed. For the liver, a whole-food supplement made from beets can help to detoxify your liver and support healthy bile flow. People without a gallbladder may benefit from supplementation with natural bile salts to help digest and absorb fat and fat-soluble vitamins. Supplements of this potency and quality are only available through licensed health care professionals. Our clients often report dramatically improved digestion within days.
When your digestive system is stressed or damaged, our nutritional supplement protocols can provide hope and healing. Dr. Barbara Kaiser, DC, CCWP is a wellness expert who focuses on digestive, hormonal, and neurological balancing protocols. For a complimentary 15-minute consultation, call Dr. Kaiser’s office at 651-757-5096. You may be amazed at your body’s ability to heal, when given the proper ingredients for restoring health!