Anyone suffering from ongoing nausea, headaches, heartburn, a sore tummy and itching that just won’t go away might be suffering from what is called toxic bile. Bile is made in the liver and stored in the gallbladder and we need this vital substance to break down and absorb fat, which is essential for every cell in our body especially those in our brains. The assimilation of vitamins A, D, E and K which are needed for our bones, immune systems, lung and gastrointestinal function depends on this process. Bile is also an important facilitator of fat metabolism, an integral component of blood sugar and cholesterol control and protects our gut from invading bacteria.
If this natural production and flow of bile is impeded all of these functions will be compromised. Nausea and headaches that are ongoing are warning signals that this metabolic derailment might be taking place. Anyone who has been told they have a fatty liver with elevated liver enzymes might be accumulating bile that is not able to do its job or what is known as toxic bile. Fat that accumulates on the outside of our bodies can also form a malicious sludge around our liver cells, one of the prime causes of this disorder. An overabundance of the female hormone oestrogen, often found in overweight men, the contraceptive pill, excess alcohol consumption, antibiotics like Amoxil and Erythromycin and anabolic steroids are also principal instigators.