If you missed last week’s video about gallbladders and simple solutions for gallstones, be sure to check it out .
Indeed, disease usually begins in the gut, especially autoimmune disease. Endotoxins are highly inflammatory in humans, and breaking down endotoxins is another critical role of bile (be sure to check out the video). This is a topic that highly reinforces the role of intestinal permeability (IP) in chronic autoimmune disease activation. This kind of study should make medical headlines: bile salts therapy yielding 80% of psoriasis patients asymptomatic ( and a confirming study three years later showing the persistence of the benefits and a more recent affirmation). Wow!
(If you’re really feeling geeky, learn more here about how endemic, beneficial microbes like Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria develop resistant to bile – a strong antimicrobial – in order to flourish. And an even deeper dive here. Bile is important for preventing virulence and overgrowths, even SIBO. Fluid, flowing bile matters. Gallbladders concentrate bile for a more intense effect. Gallbladders matter. Yes, I’m taking a stand for the little guys.)
Obviously, comprehensive support of a client or patient struggling with AI disease (some of the people who need us the most!) requires a deeper investigation into boosting the immune system and eliminating triggers and reducing inflammation. But getting at the root of a key, systemic inflammation trigger (e.g. endotoxins) can bring dramatic relief. If you’re interested in learning more, I’ve written before about the role of IP in AI disease and how this also can create food sensitivities as another source of persistent inflammation. Get comfortable and confident working with these tools!
I hope this is of service to you and your patients and clients.
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