What Really Causes Gallstones?

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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about what causes gallstones. “The high fat diet will cause gallstones” myth is absolutely NOT TRUE. Most stones are cholesterol stones and the way you develop gallstones is when you have a super concentrated amounts of cholesterol and you have bile deficiency. The real deep underlying cause of gallstones is not having enough bile because it keeps the stone from developing and keeps cholesterol from forming a stone. Bile is a fluid made in the liver and concentrated in the gallbladder by 20x and helps extracting the nutrients from the foods – the fat soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids.

Causes of Bile Deficiency:
• High Levels of Estrogen – Pregnancy, Birth Control Pills, Hormone Replacement Therapy
• High Levels of Cortisol (stress hormone) – stress decreases bile, medication
• High Levels of Insulin – Pre-diabetic, Diabetic, eating too much sugar, carbs, frequent eating
• Low Fat Diets – Saturated fats triggers the bile release. Increasing the fats in the diet would decrease the gallstones.
• Fatty Liver – it comes from a high levels of insulin.
• Anti-Acids – it decrease the acid and the triggering effect of bile. You need an acidic stomach to release bile.

Symptoms of Low Bile:
• Bloating
• Indigestion
• Gas
• Constipation
• Right Shoulder Pain
• Headaches on the Right side
• Pain on the upper right side
• Pain on the right side scapula

Hey guys in this video, I wanna talk about what really causes gallstones. There’s a myth out there that the high fat diet will cause gallstones – that is absolutely not true. Let’s get into to it a little bit more. Most stones are cholesterol stones, it is a concentrated amount of cholesterol because there is not enough bile. The real deep underlying cause of a gallstone is bile deficiency. Bile is a fluid that is made in the liver and concentrated in the gallbladder by 20x. and it is use to help you extract nutrients from the food especially like extracting the fat soluble vitamins, essential fatty acids and then the pancreas releases enzymes to help break it down a little bit more. So really the underlying cause of gallstones are lack of bile because bile keeps the stone from developing. It keeps cholesterol from forming a stone and also it disposes an excess cholesterol. Bile is very very important. And if you have your gallbladder out, you are gonna be deficient in bile even more because now you don’t have a sac to allow the bile to be concentrated. The original reason probably they took it out is you had stones. And now, they take it out and we have a deficiency in bile even more that trickles down so you might switch a problem from a stone to another problem of lack of absorption of fat soluble vitamins or omega 3 fatty acids or an essential fat called DHA which is good for your brain and your heart. So it is hard to pull all those in, without bile it is like washing your hands without soap.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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