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"Bile Salts" - what do we know?

As I stated last week . . . "bile salts" are a primary component of "bile" and are needed by the body to help break down fats, aid digestion, absorb important vitamins and eliminate toxins.


"Bile salts" are produced in the liver, secreted into the bile ducts and gallbladder . . . and then sent to the small intestine.

Now . . . in the small intestine . . . "bile salts" make it easier for the body to absorb and digest the fats and fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K that are in the food we eat.

BUT . . . as we spoke last week . . . WHAT IF WE DON'T HAVE A "GALLBLADDER" LIKE ME???

Well . . . we need to add "bile salts" back into our diet for a more "normal life" of eating.

And if we don't have "ENOUGH" bile salts to do their job in the body correctly . . . the fat-soluble vitamins and fatty acids that come from the food we eat . . . can't be absorbed . . . so they pass into the colon (large intestine) very quickly

With the result of . . . diarrhea, trapped gas, bad-smelling gas, stomach cramps, erratic bowel movements and/or pale-colored poop.

Now . . . last week we spoke about some foods that help the body produce more "bile salts" . . . so let's continue . . . then later we'll talk about the "FRIEND" that "bile salts" need.

Next question . . . are "bile salts" the same as digestive enzymes???

Well . . . "digestive enzymes" . . . which we need due to this Western diet . . . work from the first contact with food in the mouth, all the way down to the small intestine . . .

Whereas . . . "bile salts" ONLY come into contact with those food particles "IN" the small intestine. And we need them "BOTH" . . . digestive enzymes and bile salts

And guess what???

Even if you STILL HAVE a "gallbladder" . . . you still may be "lacking" an adequate amount of "bile salts" due to this Western diet . . . therefore . . . increasing our "bile salts" can help to improve gallbladder function by reducing "inflammation" of the bile ducts and help to normalize blood flow.

So tomorrow, we'll talk about some other very important "attributes" of "bile salts" and who this "FRIEND" is?

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