306 – Radical Metabolism – My Interview with Ann Louise Gittleman

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“More than one-third of Americans are obese, although many have been dieting for decades. Why? No diet in the world will work if your metabolism has turned toxic, and no disease can be healed if your cell membranes are unhealthy. Cell membranes require certain types of fat to perform their metabolic duties, but no amount of “good” dietary fat will be beneficial if your gallbladder is ailing or you have congested bile. This is the reason ketogenic type diets often fail.

Ann Louise Gittleman offers a new wave of hope! In Radical Metabolism, she explains the “forbidden fat” you should never stop eating, (spoiler alert: it’s Hemp Oil) common omega-6 myths and misunderstandings, the forgotten healing power of bitter foods, the powerful health-promoting, fat-busting, mood-lifting properties of coffee—and much more.

Why is gallbladder surgery now the single most common elective surgery in the US? Why is hypothyroidism seven times more likely among those with gallbladder issues or inadequate bile? Why do 50 million Americans now suffer from at least one autoimmune condition? Ann Louise Gittleman examines these issues in her new book, Radical Metabolism.

Ann Louise addresses prevailing myths about the underlying cause of weight gain and weight loss resistance, thyroid dysfunction, gallbladder disease, and autoimmunity. She uses cutting edge science to connect the dots in a completely new way. She focuses on steps that will rev up your metabolism for health, vibrancy, and longevity. This is a guide you help you choose nutrition and lifestyle that will help you move forward. It’s not a magic fix but rather based on the latest science and understanding of metabolism. Here are some key points:

  1. BILE IS BEAUTIFUL – For those of you without a gallbladder, with gallstones, or who are exhibiting signs of poor fat metabolism, a bile extract (known as bile salts) would be my choice to provide the missing bile to help emulsify fats. There are several bile supplements available on the market today. An ox bile supplement is considered a daily “must” for those of you who have had your gallbladder removed. You may also have to supplement with other gallbladder support as well. One product does not work for everybody, so see what works for you and slowly but surely build up tolerance.
  2. BEETS – Beets thin out and move bile. Beets are chock full of betaine which is a supercharged bile rebuilder. These can be roasted, steamed or taken as beet root powder. Beets can also be grated raw in salads or juiced in a combo along with carrot, celery and cucumber juice. Beet root concentrate can also be taken in a tablet form.
  3. ARTICHOKES – Artichokes are a wonderful bile-producing food and also support overall liver function.
  4. BITTERS – Encourage your liver’s bile production, aid digestion and build vitality by eating nutrient-rich bitter herbs and greens with your meals. Experiment by adding dandelion greens, arugula, radicchio and endive to your salad.
  5. LECITHIN – Lecithin, from non-GMO soy or sunflower seeds, is one of the primary emulsifying or detergent-like agents in bile. It breaks down fats and makes them easy to digest. It also keeps cholesterol moving through the bloodstream and prevents blockage.
  6. ORTHOPHOSPHORIC ACID – This liquid substance is a natural remedy to help dissolve gallstones and remove blockages, providing relief from discomfort.
  7. DRINK HOT WATER WITH LEMON FIRST THING IN THE MORNING – This daily Fat Flush ritual helps thin bile to get it moving. It is also a great way to gently cleanse your liver and detoxify your system.
  8. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR – A miracle in a bottle that cures all sorts of woes, apple cider vinegar contains malic acid, which aids in digestion and thins out bile. Be sure to get the good stuff.
  9. CONSIDER HCL SUPPLEMENTATION – Start at moderate doses as low as 250 mg per capsule and work your way up according to tolerance. HCl is best combined with pepsin, another stomach digestive aid and sometimes is formulated with ox bile for more complete digestion. This is often a surprise to people but at least give it a try and see if it works for you.
  10. LIPASE – For most efficient absorption and assimilation of fats, you might consider adding lipase. This is a digestive enzyme secreted by the pancreas, which breaks down fats and oils into small particles. Lipase is one of the most highly deficient enzymes for just about everybody.
  11. TAURINE – This is a very important amino acid commonly deficient in those with allergies and multiple environmental sensitivities. It is required by the liver for the removal of toxic chemicals, drugs and metabolites from the body. It is a key component of bile acids made in the liver. It is commonly deficient in vegetarians because it derived from organ meats and other animal proteins.
  12. CHOLINE – While typically used for cognitive improvement and muscular endurance, this vitamin is key for regenerating the part of your liver that makes bile. Choline functions as a powerful emulsifying agent making fats easier to digest. And, it is a most outstanding nutrient to remedy a fatty liver. “ Select content provide by Ann Louise Gittleman.

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About Ann Louise Gittleman
Ann Louise Gittleman holds an MS in Nutrition Education from Columbia University, the title of Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) from the American College of Nutrition, and a PhD in Holistic Nutrition.

Ann Louise is a New York Times Bestselling author of over 30 books on diet, detox, the environment, and women’s health including The Fat Flush Plan series and Before the Change. Beloved by many, she is regarded as a nutritional health pioneer who has stood on the front lines of holistic and integrative medicine. Gittleman has been recognized as one of the Top Ten Nutritionists in the country by Self Magazine, and has received the American Medical Writers Association award for excellence and the Humanitarian Award from the Cancer Control Society. You can connect with Ann Louise at annlouise.com and facebook.com/annlouisegittleman .


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