This week on the Less Stress Life Podcast, I talk to return guest Kaely McDevitt, MS, RD. Kaely has joined us in the past to talk about hormones, ovulation, and now gallbladder. She shares her expertise on why this organ is underappreciated and often neglected. Kaely dives into what the organ does, why to support your gallbladder, and how you just might save it.
An underappreciated organ, what is the gallbladder, and what does it doThe gallbladder is responsible for storing and concentrating bileBile is essential for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and KBile helps regulate cholesterol and blood sugar levelsBile is antimicrobial- helps to make sure we do not have pathogen overgrowth in GI tractGallbladder liver connectionGallbladder stones/attackGallbladder removal- not able to absorb soluble vitaminsCommon issues with the gallbladder- "sluggish" bile flow is slow or saturatedCauses/risk factors of a sluggish gallbladder- hormones, stress, cholesterol-lowering medications, hypothyroidism, obesity, rapid weight loss, low-fat dietGallbladder and hormonal changes during pregnancy
GUEST SHARED HELPFUL TIPS ON:
Identifying gallbladder issues- elevated liver enzymes, bilirubin, ultrasound, symptomsSymptoms of gallbladder dysfunction- poor digestion of fat-oil in stool, stomach pain, dry skin, skin rashes, weight loss resistance, nausea, indigestion, SIBO, tender to the tough under the right rib cageWays to support the gallbladder- conventionally & functionallyHow to support if your gallbladder has been removed- ox bileDiet mortifications- reduce fat, yay or nay?"If you don't use it you'll lose it"Gallbladder nutrients- taurine, choline, glycine
Kaely McDevitt is a Registered Dietitian specializing in women's health. She owns a virtual private practice where she and her team help their clients overcome hormone and digestive issues through personalized nutrition. Having experienced the pitfalls of a conventional approach to women's health firsthand, Kaely is passionate about empowering women to take the driver's seat over their health and wellbeing.
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