Thick bile can be caused by various factors (diet v.s. infection) the main thing is, when bile doesn't flow, it ends up losing its vicious-ness and so gets "thicker" mainly like the bile in the GB ends up with thicker bile (this is normal).
The best way to get back to normal bile, is to get rid of the older bile and increase fibre, then build newer bile with things like choline and taurine.
You will look, feel and move better, think more clearly, have more energy, be happier, accomplish more.
Problems that can be prevented with healthy bile flow...
Gallstones, constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, cholesterol problems, insulin problems and diabetes, candida and parasites.
What is Bile?
Bile is a very alkaline liquid. Made in liver, it is stored in the gallbladder and secreted by common bile duct into small intestine. There, it mixes with food that comes from the stomach.
What are Gallstones? Gallstones are simply coagulated bile. They form when bile stagnates and thickens into 'biliary sludge,' due to poor bile flow.
Do you know that toxins in the body make the bile thick and sluggish? The more we are exposed to toxins, the more we need to attend to keeping bile flowing.
You see, your liver removes fat-soluble toxins by putting them into the bile. From its storage place in the gallbladder, bile flows out the common bile duct into the small intestine. Eventually, toxins are carried all the way out of our bodies by the bile.
Toxins slow down the flow of bile as it is produced in the liver and flows through biliary ducts in the liver into the gallbladder.
When our bodies are overwhelmed with toxins (as is so often the case), we MUST take measures to improve bile flow. If we don't, it can slow down so much that bile can't do its VERY IMPORTANT jobs.
What are those jobs..?
...neutralizing stomach acids, digesting fats, regulating pH and destroying parasites and candida, among others. Sound important enough to you?
Below, are easy-to-understand explanations of the vital roles bile plays in your health, AND the consequences of slow bile flow.
Bile Protects Intestinal Health by Neutralizing Stomach Acids!
A very important role played by bile is neutralizing the acidity of stomach contents as they enter the small intestine.
The food from the stomach is very acidic from the hydrochloric acid (HCI) the stomach secretes during digestion. The reason the HCI doesn't digest the walls of the stomach is because of the stomach's strong protective lining known as the 'gastric mucosa.'
An important role of bile is to NEUTRALIZE the stomach acids entering the small intestine. You see, the small intestine (and the colon) DON'T have a protective lining like the stomach.
If bile flow is not sufficient to neutralize the acidity of food coming from the stomach, the acids can BURN the whole length of the intestines!
bile stimulates peristalsis
Peristalsis is the involuntary muscular movements of the small and large intestinal walls that move food along. Without sufficient stimulation by the bile, the intestines become sluggish. Constipation is the result.