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Why Does Removing The Gallbladder Make You Fat? – Dr.Berg

Why Does Removing The Gallbladder Make You Fat? – Dr.Berg

Why Does Removing The Gallbladder Make You Fat? – Dr.Berg

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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about several reasons why removing the gallbladder could make you fat. The gallbladder is a sac that holds and concentrates the bile up to 20x. The bile helps with a lot of functions in the body.

1. You need plenty of bile to help convert thyroid hormones
2. High A1C and Blood Sugars – Bile helps to make insulin sensitive. The high amounts of insulin could make you fat.
3. Microbiome, Decrease Flora – Increase weight gain.
4. Constipation – Bile acts as a lubricant and without the lubricating effect you’ll become constipated and hold a lot of waste material thus increasing the weight.
5. Bloated – Swollen Belly
6. Fatty Liver

In this video we want to talk about why does removing the gallbladder potentially make you fat. Here’s several reasons, one is that you need plentiful bile to help you convert your thyroid hormones. The thyroid produces T4, it is converted through the liver and the gallbladder to the active form which is T3. So if we don’t have enough bile and that’s what happens when you remove the gallbladder, you just have this trickling effect because the gallbladder is a sac that holds and concentrates bile up to 20x. So we don’t have that concentrating effect, we just have drops come down in a non-concentrating effect so we’re gonna have a bile deficiency. So that can affect the thyroid and make the thyroid be hypo and slow down your metabolism. Another factor is that without enough bile, your A1C can go up, your blood sugars can go up. Bile helps to make insulin sensitive. So it’s insulin resistance is a situation where the insulin is no longer sensitive it’s being resistive. This is that connection and then the higher amounts of insulin can make you fat. The microbiome, the flora, the friendly bacteria in your gut are highly influenced by bile. So if there’s not enough bile, you’re gonna have a less amount of microbes in your gut and so you can gain weight just from that alone. Bile also acts as a lubricant so without the lubricating effect you can become constipated and hold a lot more waste material thus increasing your weight gain. You could also feel bloated all the time because bile helps bloating and that can give you a swollen belly and create a lot of congestion in that area and increase weight gain. Also, bile helps to keep the liver from becoming fatty so if there’s not enough bile there, your risk for fatty liver goes way up. Alright. So now that you know all the different effects from bile, what would you do? I recommend you start taking some bile. You can get purified bile salts and that can help you. I’ll put a link down below for more information on that but bile is very important if you don’t have a gallbladder. Thanks for watching!

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 56 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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  1. I gained a total of 20kgs 2 years after my surgery and I haven't changed what I eat or portion sizes. I have felt sluggish too. The weight is very challenging to shift now.

    These side effects were not mentioned when my GP suggested surgery. I wish I never did it.

  2. I got removed my gallbladder 10 days ago and I lost 14 pounds . Im in a low fat diet and I can’t eat big portions , I feel full with small portions

  3. Ever since I had my gallbladder removed I have had trouble losing weight. One doctor figured out that I was insulin resistant and was not converting T4 to T3. Another doctor suggested I get on a bile supplement. Wish I had seen this video after struggling with weight for a number of years. I now have to take Armor Thyroid, watch my sugar and fat intake, and take ox bile.

  4. I had my gallbladder removed 24 years ago. I developed rosacea within months that turned severe and I’ve just lived with it. my own research suggests it is a gut bacterial issue. I had a tremendous weight gain afterwards. I had vomited quite a bit before I had to have the gallbladder removed. I assumed that all the vomiting played a role in The gut flora imbalance in my gut. Im going to try bile salts. I found Dr Berg when I was researching keto fat bomb recipes. I make the Reece cups that he has on his channel. I lost 60lbs on keto gained some back and lost some. I always assumed my gallbladder removal was tied to all these conditions. I’ve been watching the fatty liver videos which I have symptoms of but have not had it tested.

  5. I have not had any increase in weight. Still no appetite either. Wish they could have just dissolved the gallstones, instead of having it removed.

  6. My doctor that removed my gall bladder said nothing about my A1C levels going up. Also, when I expressed concern about how high my ALT and AST got after removing my gall bladder he did not explain this. He tried to make it seem like it was unrelated to my surgery. Even though my previous blood work showed my liver enzymes very low and at a normal range. This makes me very nervous. Now, I am going to get new blood work a month after my surgery to see if the numbers went down. Wish me luck.

  7. Hello. I am scheduled to have my gallbladder removed September 22nd. For years I've had discomfort in my gallbladder but not as intense as the last two times that I've had it..Really only happens a couple of times a year. I am 48 years old. 5' 6" 250 lbs. I'm borderline hypertensive. I'm very active in the gym I've been eating cleaner to control my BP. My gallbladder has only hurt one time this year and the pain cost me a full night's sleep.. But I really do not want to gain weight or have 5hes other possible complications if it's removed. Can you have me weigh the pros and cons.

  8. I like listening to your intermittent fasting videos Doc and then 2 weeks ago, after Dengue, my gallbladder is removed. Now, listening about your videos on post gall bladder removals makes me depressed in a way or afraid or very concerned coz the bulk of the video is the effect Doc and I hope you can send me a link please of a video from you focusing on how we can live quite comfortably having our gallstones removed already, how can we build muscle and combat getting fat and gerd. How can we do intermittent fasting if bile from the gallbladder is very necessary to digest Vit A, E etc and the lubricants for bowel movement. How can we supplement our thyroid early on? Please Doc, kindly show me the link please. Deeply appreciated. Thanks!

  9. Probably because the most tolerated seems to be the simple carbs and most like my self can’t not breakdown and utilize like usual. I had sever insulin resistance im for years no diabetics moes but sure felt the same.! I recently had WLS few months ago and I don’t eat a lot of simple carb carbs anymore but the last few months the cramps bloating have started again 🙁 gallbladder function is very low and it’s time to go. Has been for years but after surgery I feel it better because I wasn’t eating pretty much

  10. I had my Gallbladder removed last year. I have the hardest time losing the weight I gained. I am taking thornes enzymes with ox bile. I take a culturelle ibs support which is a pre biotic and I take a probiotic in the morning. Idk how this will work but I need to lose weight. I have 45lbs to go. I'm at 182. Also, when I take a probiotic, I sometimes get massive heartburn. Also if I take two of the thornes enzymes (I only take 1). So, I don't get it. Lately, my heartburn has been bothersome and so has my stomach and the bloating.

  11. I love me some Dr. Berg. ❤️
    Thank you for making & taking time to make videos explaining every detail.🙏🏼
    You are so awesome! 👍

  12. I just looked at the product u recommended and it sounds like it's mostly for people with constipation. I have to opposite effect of having mine removed. Like 7 or 8 times a day having to go. It's really controlled my life as I am afraid to go any where without a bath room. What do your recommend for people with most of the symptoms u listed with exception of constant going ? Also since having mine taken out took a few yrs but now my triglycerides are very high. Dr wants me to take a statin but I don't want to.

  13. I could hug this man if these bile salts work!

    This has been a struggle for so long and I couldn’t get proper medical guidance. I only found doctors who were just too obliged to shove an amphetamine down my throat to help me lose weight.

  14. Twelve years ago my doctor recommended my gall bladder be removed due to 15+ stones. I was advised to reduce my fried foods intake after the procedure not before but after the fact.
    The last three years have been a learning experience but no one until now had managed to explain things as clearly as you Dr. Berg has managed.
    No gall bladder – check
    Lack of bile= I need to supplement bile to help my body digest fat. No One until now even recommended adding bile salts.
    I have become very active I walk all day at work, and it has help me keep my weight under control but cholesterol levels have continue to increase. I hope to control this with your advice now, not just reducing sugars and fried foods.
    I’ll update my progress

  15. This is excellent! I really wish I had known and understood all of this years ago and before I had my gallbladder removed. This explains what was going on and yet no dr could tell me what was happening. From my weight gain to my tremendous rise in cholesterol to my hormones and nutrients being depleted though I was taking supplements and hormone replacement. I was recently diagnosed with a type of glaucoma as well and I’m only 55(early for that) I do believe it’s due to my lack of bile and my liver not functioning as it needs to process everything. Oh how I wish I would have found you 5 yrs ago…my health would be in a different place right now but I’m starting with the Bile Salts now so better late than never. Thank you for doing all you do.

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