Can you eat a Ketogenic Diet without a Gallbladder?

Yes you can!!

Gallbladder Removal is one of the top 10 surgeries to take place in the US!!

The Liver makes bile, which is stored and concentrated in the Gallbladder

The purpose of Bile is to help you absorb fat and the fat-soluble vitamins.

Without the gallbladder, bile cannot be concentrated. Bile is normally concentrated up to 20 times in its storage form! So without a gallbladder, some bile deficiency can develop. This eventually leads to a decrease in the fat-soluble vitamins, such as A, D, E, and K.

Ketogenic diet = high fat. But we can atill have eat Keto, since the liver still creates bile.

Too much fat too fast with no gallbladder can cause diarrhea, or other Gastrointestinal problems

Doing #Keto Post Gallbladder Removal Recommendations:

– Start slow, decrease carbs while increasing fats simultaneously and “Listen to your body.” In other words, pay attention for any new GI symptoms.

– Eat several small meals as opposed to large ones

Protective strategies for those of you who still have your gallbladder:

  • Bitter herbs are a great way to cleanse the liver and gallbladder, and help to produce bile. Such as bitter orange, milk thistle tea, citrus essential oils (i.e. bitter orange peel, lemon peel), and bupleurum
  • Leafy greens, both cooked and juiced, are cleansing to liver and gallbladder. Especially bitter greens such as Arugula!
  • Surprisingly, Bone broth is also cleansing. It contains the amino acid glycine which aids to help cleanse the liver.
  • And of course, Avoid sugars and processed foods!

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