Gallbladder Cleanse: Rapid Weight Loss Leads To Gallstones
One of the greatest risk factors for the development of gallstones or cholecystitis is obesity. Many people are seeking healthy and effective ways to shed the extra pounds, either at the advice of their doctor or because they’ve started to notice the symptoms of gallbladder disease and other problems linked to being overweight. Losing excess fat is a great way to plan for a healthier and more enjoyable lifestyle in the future, but how you go about it may make the difference between looking and feeling better, or putting yourself at risk for unexpected complications.
The body’s metabolism of fat during periods of extreme, prolonged dieting or rapid weight loss will change drastically. Restricting calories and fat means that the liver secretes extra bile, containing higher levels of cholesterol.
Bile is a greenish-brown fluid produced by the liver to assist with the breakdown and absorption of fats in our food. It is made up of mostly cholesterol, bile salts and bilirubin. The gallbladder stores and carefully excretes the right volume and concentration of bile into the intestines when necessary for the digestion of fats and fat-soluble vitamins.
Two things happen when the body is deprived of food: cholesterol and salt levels in the in the bile increase, and because the dietary fat which normally triggers the gallbladder to contract and release its contents is absent, these contractions slow or stop. This results in an ever-thickening sludge of bile fluid being retained in the gallbladder where it can crystallize and form small, hard stones ranging in size from grains of sand to golf balls.
Gallstones may sit in the gallbladder unnoticed for some time as long as they aren’t causing symptoms. However when they travel and block a duct or grow enough in size to press on sensitive tissues in the gallbladder, pain may ensue. The pain and inflammation can be severe and lead to serious health problems if allowed to go unattended. This is how gallstones are formed and why a gallbladder cleanse is so important periodically.
Cycling up and down or, “yo-yo” dieting is considered to be worse for gallstone formation than losing weight and maintaining the results. Starvation diets can deplete muscle mass which is key to efficiently burning fat and maintaining a lean body. This means that in the long run, this type of weight cycling can make maintaining a healthy body weight more difficult.
Simple Dietary Recommendations For Weight Loss
There are a few important things to remember when you are planning to lose weight:
– Lose weight slowly and sustainably. Roughly 2 pounds per week through dietary and lifestyle changes will keep the gallbladder and liver functioning normally and allow you results that last.- Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit. They are packed with antioxidants and vitamins but also fill you up so that you are not tempted to snack on empty calorie, processed foods.
– Avoid fats that originate from meat, poultry, eggs, or dairy items, such as cheese, cream and whole milk. Consume good fats, which are high in HDL, to maintain gallbladder health. Examples of good fats are: avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil, Omega-3 oils such as flax seed or hemp. Good fats help maintain healthy bile flow
– Reduce sugary foods, which can lead to insulin resistance, causing your liver to increase cholesterol production. Replace with sugar derived from yacon root, which taste sweeter than real sugar, and has no aftertaste like stevia as, well as has low glycemic index.
– Increase exercise to a level that you can safely maintain for long term fitness and weight loss. You will build muscle and condition all your body’s systems.
Cleanse Your Liver To Loose Weight
The liver is your body’s fat metabolizer. That is to say fat is processed in the liver. If the liver is congested, your body will export the fat-soluble toxins to different parts of the body. We are constantly being exposed to hundreds of toxins everyday: from processed foods, to trans-fats, chemical food additives, pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, household chemicals and drugs of all sorts
A toxic liver translates to fat accumulation, especially at the skin level and around organ tissues. A toxic liver also leads to chronic inflammation, which in turn can lead to weight gain. For example, if there is inflammation in the gallbladder or obstructions in liver can lead to decreased bile flow and inability to process fats or foods fully. When foods sit in the intestinal tract undigested, it causes the formation of mucoid plaque or biofilms that prevent the assimilation of food. This can also bring about weight gain. A liver cleanse or gallbladder cleanse should be an integral part of any health protocol.
So How Do We Cleanse The Liver And Gallbladder?
There is program called The Pulverexx Protocol that dissolves fatty and toxic accumulations from the liver and gallbladder. The process takes one month and breaks apart and dissolves congestion, toxic sludge and gallstones that are found in the liver, gallbladder, common bile duct, as well as the mouth of the pancreas. It is also the only program to dissolve calcified gallstones. The Pulverexx Protocol is a liver cleanse as well as a gallbladder cleanse.