In this episode of The Modern Vital Podcast, Dr. Ben Reebs delves into the lesser-discussed yet pivotal role of bile, particularly in the context of environmental illness. Bile, produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder, is not just essential for fat digestion and vitamin absorption but also plays a significant role in detoxifying our bodies. A deficiency in bile salts, critical components of bile, can lead to a myriad of health issues, from poor bone health to vision problems, largely due to hindered absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K. The podcast highlighted the need for nutrients like taurine and glycine, vital for bile salt production, and emphasized the importance of dietary sources such as shellfish, eggs, bone broth, and grass-fed beef.
Dr. Reebs also touched on recent research suggesting the neuroprotective properties of bile acids. Certain bile acids have been linked to reduced risks of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. This revelation underscores the potential long-term consequences of cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) and its implications for chronic disease, particularly in individuals with environmental illnesses. Highlighting the compromised detox pathways seen in environmental illnesses like mold or tick-borne diseases, Dr. Reebs stressed the significance of the gallbladder's role in toxin removal.
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