Bilirubin, Stool Color and Gallbladder Health

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And now for a post that may scare some readers away while delighting and enthralling the hardcore fans of Gallby.

Your gallbladder is responsible for storing bile and releasing it when it is needed to digest fat. That’s what little Gallby does. (How could anyone call Gallby a “useless organ”??) Bilirubin is the main substance of the bile and interestingly, it provides color to bruises, urine, and feces. Your stool is brown because of the presence of bilirubin.

It makes sense then that a malfunctioning gallbladder would be evidenced by colorless stool. Pale colored stools are in fact an early warning sign of gallbladder disease. “They” (the Internet) often warn us of clay colored stools, but I’ll be damned if I can really tell you what “clay color” is. In fact, Google searches for “what color is clay” often link back to stool related pages where folks are asking the same question: what color is a “clay colored” poo?

Stool color is mainly influenced by diet. Eat a meal of pure beets. You’ll see what I mean. But the presence of bilirubin is responsible for the overall brown tone and can help you judge the effectiveness of your gallbladder healing.

Personally, I have noticed fluctuation during the process. Overall my elimination has consistently become a lighter shade of brown than I ever remember. I find it encouraging that there is obviously bile being pumped into my intestine. Sometime I do find myself wishing everything was a tad “darker”, but I am suspicious that the change has much to do with the bile salts and disodium phosphate. A key part of any supplementation for gallstones must include working to thin the bile and get it to flow more freely without cogging up the stones. I see stool tone as a way to monitor this progress.

Stool color is something it would be easy to obsess over if you were inclined towards such things. But please don’t. Your diet will have more influence than anything else. But do be on the lookout for radically pale stools as it will be a clear sign that your bile is not flowing and therefore, that your gallbladder is not healthy.

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125% Better

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So there you have it.  It’s been 6 weeks of the gallstone and gallbladder health remedy I have outlined so far and I feel 125% better than I did before the gallstone attacks began. If you’ve been following my previous posts there s nothing revolutionary or radical here. Mostly moderation and a general practice of good, healthy nutrition with some targeted supplementation. The results are nothing short of amazing.

To say that my life is transforming would be and understatement. Feeling 125% better is a way of saying I feel like a different person. We all know that bad habits feed on themselves and create negative momentum. The good news is that good habits do exactly the same thing. Once you activate your awareness, you slowly start making positive changes and building on them.

Sometimes I’m shocked how easy it has been. I have not eaten refined sugar, fried food, or red meat in 6 weeks. I’m a normal American guy so that is kind of a big deal. But instead of a constant struggle, I’m becoming healthier and growing attached to feeling good. And Gallby loves every minute of it.

But we still have the hard work ahead of us. The gallstones are likely still in there. We need to get rid of them. I am now entering PHASE 2 and have lots of fun, natural substances to experiment with. I’ll be updating you this week on my plans for Phase 2.

Gallstones and gallstone pain are a nutrition and lifestyle problem. They are a warning sign to your body that you have lost balance. Cutting out your gallbladder  is like removing a smoke alarm. For now, I am unbelievably thankful I’ve kept gallby. Gallby has humbled me brought my focus back to my health.  My fear of Gallby’s wrath is keeping me on track.