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Oil Pulling and Gallbladder Issues

Posted by S on 09/21/2007

Ted, I probably should have mentioned I do not have a gallbladder. Could this be why I maybe cannot process the oil and I do not eat alot of fried or greasy foods anymore.

Replied by Whisperingsage
Herlong, Ca, Usa

For the one who thinks gallbladder is hurt by fats;

The gallbladder is precisely designed to deal with fats. That is its job. If we weren't supposed to have fats, we wouldn't need a gallbladder.
For lots of research on this look up Weston A Price and his work Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. I apologise for not showing links to back up my claims, as they don't allow it here, but Weston Price and Joseph Mercola should bring up some research. Also Sally Fallon and Mary Enig PhD.

Without proper fat digestion, we cannot properly absorb vitamins A,D and K. These are important and we can die without these.

The Price research shows the healthiest tribes all over the world and they consumed up to 50% of their calories in saturated fats. It seems this research agrees with other opinions expressed in this subject- the problem comes with refined carbohydrates, and brings on all manner of issues. The white carbs are what raise the triglycerides, not the saturated fat. They are doing a lot of research on this at UC Davis also.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

The gallbladder is a vital organ to allow the body to process oils. Without this the body cannot function as the liver gets congested of fatty liver much easier. As such granulated lecithin of at least 1/2 to 1 tablespoon should be mixed with all food and foods should generally be minimum oils otherwise the liver will get damaged and become fatty and non-functional. The reason why gallbladder becomes a problem and have to be removed is in my personal opinion is from excess oily foods, as well as lack of bicarbonates. The gallbladder performs these functions as well and it is why baking soda (and some potassium bicarbonate) and lecithin should be added to reduce gall bladder damages. Excess calcium in our food can also lead to problems too. The gallbladder issue as to why it is damaged is usually due to improper diets and removal of it is not a really a good long term solution. Therefore, oil pulling may be CONTRAINDICATED in event the person does not have a gallbladder.