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Prevent Gallstones!

March 6, 2014

Did you know there’s actually a few kinds of diets that can cause gallstones? And which ones might surprise you… It’s the gallbladder’s job to hold the bile that the liver produces, allowing it to become concentrated so it can breakdown fatty foods when you eat them. Now, most people know that an unhealthy diet […]

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Naturally Fight Gallstones

October 10, 2013

It seems like everyone is having their gallbladder out these days—it’s the new tonsillectomy. If you are diagnosed with gallstones, doctors are jumping to cut. The number of gallbladder surgeries performed yearly has gone up. But should surgery be the first option? Gallbladder removal has a high risk of complications: 10-15% of patients could develop […]

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The latest trend in surgery is gallbladder removal, but that doesn’t mean that the gallbladder isn’t an important organ. The gallbladder is responsible for storing and concentrating bile to help digest fat, it was also recently discovered (2009) that the gallbladder can produce a small amount of insulin (it’s located next to the pancreas, and […]

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