Do Gallstones Come From High Cholesterol?

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In this video, I want to talk about a question I received concerning gallstones and cholesterol. Do gallstones come from high cholesterol?

True: Gallstones are made from cholesterol.
True: You must, at the same time, be bile deficient.

In order to form a gallstone, you have to have this supersaturation of cholesterol. Bile helps keep cholesterol broken up into small particles. Without bile, a gallstone can form.

Once you know what causes a decrease in bile, you will also know how to get rid of your gallstones or even prevent them.

Causes of low quantities of bile in the body:

• High estrogen
• High cortisol
• High insulin
• Liver/gallbladder damage
• Low folate
• Low magnesium
• Antacids
• Low-fat diets

What can help decrease the risk of gallstones?

• Taking bile salts
• Higher fat diets like healthy keto (ketogenic diet)

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 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 so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. 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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