Bile

 

A  healthy liver that does not have the obstruction of intrahepatic stones makes about  1  11/2 quarts of bile per day.  Making bile is one of the most important functions of the liver.  When the liver is clogged with 1,000’s of intrahepatic stones the liver many times only produces 1 cup or less of bile daily.  This is a huge problem because in order digest our food, fats and even calcium the food must first be mixed with bile.  Lack of bile is a major cause of constipation.

Bile or gall is a bitter-tasting, dark green to yellowish brown fluid produced by the liver that aids the process of  digestion of lipids (fats) in the small intestine.  In many species, bile is stored in the gallbladder and upon eating is discharged into the duodenum (the opening of the small intestine).  Bile is a composition of the following materials:  water (85%), biles salts (10%), mucus and pigments (3%), fats (1%), inorganic salts (0.7%) and cholesterol (0.3%).

 

FUNCTIONS OF  THE BILE

break down fats

remove toxins from the  liver

de-acidify and cleanse the intestines.  Lack of enough bile is the main cause for constipation.

 

 


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