How Insulin Resistance Can Lead to Gallstones

by Sara Banta | Jun 20, 2022 | AHP News, Liver Health, Natural Remedies

Most people assume that gallstones are caused by a diet high in fat because gallstones are created from cholesterol. That is only part of the story.

Gallstones are created from a thicker form of bile and a lack of movement or “emptying” of that bile from the gallbladder. Bile is a substance held in the gallbladder, and its job is to emulsify and break down fat; it is enriched with cholesterol.

The gallbladder’s role is to hold bile made by the liver and to release that bile to emulsify or break down dietary fats when they are consumed.  Every time dietary fat is consumed, bile is released to do its job.

Trouble comes when insulin becomes chronically elevated. Insulin changes the way the liver produces cholesterol.

Bile is a combination of water, cholesterol, bile salts, and many other things.  In hyperinsulinemia or insulin resistance, where the insulin is chronically high, the liver accelerates its production of cholesterol, making the bile more concentrated with cholesterol causing the bile to be thicker and “sludge-like”.  As bile thickens, the chances of gallstones forming increase significantly. Gallstones clog the liver and gallbladder.

How Does a Low Fat Diet Lead to Gallstones?

People have been told to eat a low-fat, low-calorie diet for weight loss. Low-calorie diets don’t utilize bile, and this causes the gallbladder to remain full of bile and not empty.

Eating fat helps the gallbladder empty its bile content because fat stimulates the emulsification between bile and fat.

As you eat fat, bile and fat interact, and flush the contents out of the liver and gallbladder, then stimulating more production of healthy bile.

The best way to prevent gallstone formation is to regularly empty the bile out of the gallbladder.  When fat isn’t consumed, the thick bile produced due to insulin resistance will continue to pile up and make more gallstones.

Furthermore, low-fat foods that don’t trigger the emptying of the gallbladder are typically the same foods high in carbohydrates that make insulin resistance worse.

Add in any processed foods, GMOs, or vegetable seed oils, and the “junk” making the bile thicker is magnified, leading to more gallstones and an increasingly backed-up liver.  When the liver is backed up from the toxins and the detoxification pathways are clogged, the formation of gallstones is further worsened.

What Happens if You Don’t Have a Gallbladder?

Gallbladder removal is the most common surgery in the United States.

Most healthcare professionals will tell you that without a gallbladder you can’t eat fat. The opposite is true!

Without the gallbladder, the liver is able to produce bile more quickly on demand and is able to recycle bile as well.  When the bile is released into the intestines to break down fat, it will also be reabsorbed back into the blood and delivered back into the intestines.

A side benefit of recycled bile salts is that it stimulates a higher metabolic rate in the fat cells.  So, when you eat more fat, you produce more bile, and those bile salts encourage the metabolic rate of fat to increase.

What Causes Gallbladder Pain?

Anyone who has had gallstones will tell you it is one of the most painful conditions an individual can experience. Some people describe gallstones as feeling like a heart attack, and some women report gallstones feeling as though they are having contractions!

Did you know the gallstone themselves are not what causes the pain?

Pain is caused when gallstones get stuck while traveling through the duct (tube) to the stomach.  The gallstones block the outflow of bile, which causes the gallbladder to spasm and cause pain.

How to Get Rid of Gallstones

Can you get rid of gallstones naturally? Yes.
If you have gallstones and the pain is not unbearable, then you can take action to eliminate them once and for all.

Outlined below is my protocol for getting rid of gallstones once and for all.



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Dietary Changes to Help Get Rid Of Gallstones

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Eliminate Processed Foods and Vegetable Oils

These foods contribute to fast gallstone formation and block the liver’s detoxification pathways in addition to causing inflammation throughout the body and brain. Moreover, the seed oils inflame the cells throughout the body, causing insulin resistance at the cellular level.

Eliminate Fructose and High Carb Foods

These foods lead to insulin resistance quicker than any other type of food. As a result, the bile becomes thicker and sludge-like, blocking the detoxification pathways, forming gallstones, leading to fatty liver disease, high uric acid, and high levels of visceral fat around the abdomen.

Focus on Wild Animal Protein

Consuming 1-1.2 grams of protein per pound of desired lean body mass from wild animal protein and wild fish will satisfy your appetite, build lean muscle mass, eliminate bloat, heal the gut, and keep you in fat-burning mode while stimulating the gallbladder to dump bile and produce fresh new bile regularly.

This will minimize the formation of gallstones and keep cholesterol in a healthy range.

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Limit Vegetables, Grains, and Beans

Some vegetables, grains and beans that have oxalates, sulfur, and lectins block the detoxification pathways in the liver, leading to gallstones, bloat, malabsorption, and weight gain. This is due to the “plant poisons” in them. By eliminating all beans, all grains, and most vegetables except cucumbers, asparagus, artichoke, zucchini, squash, romaine lettuce, butter lettuce and celery, you are eliminating the most common offenders.

Sara Banta

Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.

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