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Welcomes you to the Glytamins presentation
In the next 20 minutes, you will learn what gallstones are, what kinds of problems they
can cause, and what you can do to get rid of them.
Gallstones are nothing more that coagulated bile.
Bile is the green alkaline liquid produced by the liver, which among other things helps
us digest our food. The liver produces about a liter of bile a day, and stores it in a
muscular sac called the gallbladder. The gallbladder then squirts this bile down a tube called
the common bile duct into the small intestines to mix with the food that comes from the stomach.
Well, that's what's supposed to happen.
Unfortunately, with nutritional deficiencies and exposure to certain toxins, bile can thicken
and form what is known as biliary sludge.
When this biliary sludge forms, it makes it very hard for the gallbladder to get the bile
into the small intestines. It's like trying to squeeze glue through a straw. It is out
of this sludge that gallstones are formed.
Gallstones and biliary sludge disrupt the normal flow of bile causing three different
types of problems.
The first set of problems is related to not getting enough bile into the intestines.
The second set of problems occurs when toxins, unable to leave the body through the bile,
back up and accumulate in the liver and the bloodstream.
The third set of problems occur when the bile, unable to get into the intestines backwashes
into the pancreas and liver.
Let's start with the first set of problems, what happens when the bile becomes too thick
and or full of stones to reach the intestines in required amounts.
The first thing that bile does in the small intestine is to neutralize the acidity of
the food coming out of the stomach. In order to disinfect and digest the food that we eat,
the stomach secretes hydrochloric acid.
Did you ever wonder why the stomach didn't digest itself? It's because the stomach has
a special mucus layer that protects it from this hydrochloric acid, but the small and
large intestine have no such protection.
Instead, they rely on bile. Bile is a very alkaline substance and when it comes into
contact with the acidic food from the stomach, the acids are neutralized.
If however bile can't get into the small intestine in required amounts due to biliary sludge
and gallstones, then stomach acids in the food are never fully neutralized and they
cause acid burns along the entire length of the small and large intestines, all 30+ feet
of them. In essence we digest our own intestines. We can experience this as indigestion, heartburn,
ulcers and all manner of digestive complaints.
The next thing that bile does in the intestine is to emulsify the fats and oils in the food
we eat. Emulsification is the process by which fats and oils are made water-soluble. To understand
emulsification, think of soap. It's next to impossible to rinse grease off a dish with
just water, but if you put a drop of soap on the dish, the grease washes right off.
That's because soap is an emulsifier. It's what allows fats and oils to mix with water.
Bile is the body's natural emulsifier and it is what allows us to digest the fats and
oils we eat. Without this emulsification process, essential fats, oils and all the fat-soluble
vitamins we eat become very difficult to absorb. Without adequate bile in the intestines, a
person can end up suffering from malnutrition, regardless of the quality and or quantity
of the food they eat.
If eating fats and oils gives you indigestion or if you have difficulty with food absorption,
it could be due to biliary sludge or gallstones.
The next thing that bile does in the intestines is to stimulate peristalsis. Peristalsis is
the rhythmic wave like motion of the intestinal muscles that moves the food through our digestive
If you don't get enough bile into your intestines, you're bound to be constipated, no matter
how much fiber you eat.
Some people have the misfortune of experiencing alternating constipation and diarrhea. This
can be very confusing for people to experience, but the cause can be quite simple. Without
sufficient bile, the hydrochloric acid rich partially digested food just sits in the intestines
with no peristalsis. Thus a person becomes constipated, but at the same time his or her
intestines are being burned. When enough acids build up, and the intestines can't take it
anymore, they purge themselves with a bout of diarrhea. Then, with the acids evacuated,
the process starts all over again.
If you are experiencing problems with constipation, diarrhea or both, biliary sludge and gallstones
could be the cause.
The next thing the bile does as it moves through the intestines is to balance the immune system.
When most people think of the immune system, they think of white blood cells floating though
the bloodstream, but over 1/2 of the immune system is actually located in the intestines.
Now the job of the immune system in the intestines is much more difficult than that of in the
bloodstream. Infections only rarely make it into the blood, but every day our intestines
are exposed to millions of parasites, bacteria and fungi. Because the intestinal immune system
is continually at war with these microbes, it is much easier for it to become overly
aggressive and starts to attack our own tissue.
What bile does is to regulate the intestinal immune system, helping to prevent it from
becoming overly aggressive and causing autoimmune disorders. If you're suffering from a gut
related auto-immune disorder, it may be because of a blockage of bile flow.
The last thing that bile does in the intestines is to kill parasites and Candida. Tests show
that even the healthiest people still have some degree of parasitic and fungal infection.
While there are many antiparasitic and antifungal remedies available in the marketplace, most
of them are mildly toxic and therefore unsuitable for daily use.
If however your bile flow is healthy, then you have a built in defense against parasites
Well, that about covers what bile does to maintain the health of the intestines and
what happens when bile can't get there in proper amounts due to the presence of biliary
sludge and gallstones.
Now lets turn our attention to what happens when biliary sludge and gallstones cause toxins
to back up into bloodstream.
Just as the kidneys remove water-soluble toxins from out bodies, the liver removes fat-soluble
toxins from our bodies by putting them into the bile.
If the bile gets clogged up due to biliary sludge and or gallstones, then the fat-soluble
toxins can't get out and they start to build up in the body.
One of the first signs that bile is backing up is an increase in cholesterol. This happens
because the only way cholesterol can leave the body is through the bile. Impaired bile
excretion causes cholesterol levels to rise. It's that simple.
In addition to the levels of cholesterol rising, bilirubin levels can also begin to rise.
If it gets bad enough, you can see the whites of person's eyes and sometimes their skin
can take on a yellow tint. The technical term for this is jaundice.
While an increase in cholesterol and bilirubin levels in the body is easy to recognize, the
accumulation of other toxins is not. Literally thousands of toxins and chemicals are processed
by the liver for removal through the bile each day.
When gallstones and biliary sludge prevent these toxins from leaving the body they begin
to accumulate in the bloodstream and the tissues causing all sorts of problems.
Dissolving gallstones and biliary sludge is an often overlooked but vitally important
part of any detoxification program.
The last problem we will discuss caused by bile backing up into the bloodstream has to
do with immune function. As we said earlier, bile plays an important role in the immune
system of the intestines by keeping it from becoming overly aggressive.
Unfortunately, what's good for the immune system of the intestines is terrible for the
rest of the body.
Studies have shown that when bile acids are present in the bloodstream, they inhibit chemotaxis
and phagocytosis. These are fancy words for how well white blood cells can locate, move
towards, and swallow infectious microbes.
Thus, what starts out as a beneficial immuno- regulative action in the intestines, becomes
an immuno-suppresive action in the bloodstream and the tissues.
Well, that about covers the effects of bile backing up in the bloodstream.
The final set of problems we will discuss is how biliary sludge and gallstones can affect
the neighboring organs.
In addition to bile acids backing up into the bloodstream, bile can also back up into
the pancreas and liver where it can cause alkaline burns.
This is because the liver, pancreas and gall bladder all share the same basic plumbing,
the common bile duct.
While there are valves that keep the bile from backing up into the liver and pancreas,
if a small stone finds it's way into one of these valves, the valve can get stuck in the
open position. If this happens, then every time the gallbladder contracts to squeeze
the bile into the small intestines, it can also squeeze the bile into the pancreas and
liver, causing caustic alkali burns and irritation. You see, very alkaline substances can burn
us just as easily as very acidic ones, and with ph of 9.5, the bile is very alkaline.
Mild alkali burns for a short time in these organs may only result in local irritation,
but over time, these alkali burns can cause diabetes, hepatitis and cancer.
Now that you know all the problems associated with biliary sludge and gallstones, the next
question is 'what can we do about it?'
Well, if the stones are large enough your doctor may recommend surgical removal of the
gallbladder. While taking out the gallbladder will rid a person of any stones that have
formed in that gallbladder, it does nothing for the gallstones that are in other locations,
nor can it do anything about the cause of the gallstones.
In fact, even with the gallbladder surgically removed, gallstones can and often will continue
to form in the liver and in the hepatic ducts because the underlying cause of the thickening
of the bile and the formation of the gallstones has not been addressed.
This is why some people who get their gallbladders removed find that their symptoms come back
again as new gallstones form in other locations.
Moreover, the gallbladder is not a useless organ. Its job is to store bile and only release
it when food is present. Without a gallbladder, bile leaks continually into the small intestines
in little drips rather than in sufficient amounts when you need it.
Think of it this way. Imagine if one day you came home and found that your plumber removed
all the faucets in your house. In their place, he just left the pipes sticking out of the
walls slowly dripping water. Without the faucet's ability to control water flow, not only would
you be wasting water when you didn't need it, but you wouldn't be able to get enough
when you did.
Surgically removing the gallbladder is exactly like remove the faucets from your house.
Another option is to do something called a 'liver/gallbladder flush'. This typically
involves drinking water with Epsom salts for several hours to relax the gallbladder and
then drinking a glass of olive oil mixed with lemon juice.
While this flush will often result in hundreds of small green stones going into the toilet
the next day, up to 12 of these flushes is usually needed to get all the stones out and
no matter how many flushes you do, 2 weeks after your last flush you're back to making
more biliary sludge and gallstones, because again, the cause was not addressed.
We said at the beginning of this presentation that the causes of biliary sludge and gallstones
were nutritional deficiencies and toxicity. Let's talk more about that now.
There are 3 ingredients that the body uses to dissolve biliary sludge and gallstones
and keep the bile in liquid form. They are the amino acids glycine and taurine and phosphatidyl
As long as these ingredients are available, bile will stay in as a liquid, but the moment
they are in short supply, biliary sludge and gallstones will start to form.
The problem is that in addition to keeping the bile healthy, these three ingredients
are also used for detoxification. Glycine and taurine are involved in a detoxification
process called peptide conjugation, and phosphatidyl choline is used in a detoxification process
Now if we were only exposed to toxins once in a while, it wouldn't be a problem, but
in today's world, we are chronically exposed to toxins. As a result we end up being continually
deficient in these three ingredients.
Take chlorine for example. As a disinfectant, chlorine is one of the great public-health
success stories of the 20th century. When it was first used to purify water in the early
1900s, typhoid fever, cholera, and dysentery virtually disappeared from the U.S., but there
is a price to pay for using it. Chlorine is very irritating to the body and so it must
be detoxified, and the only way chlorine can be detoxified is with glycine and taurine.
Since we are exposed to chlorine compounds with every glass of water we drink and every
shower we take, it's easy to see how our glycine and taurine levels are lowered every day.
Adrenaline and noradrenaline are two other examples. These two hormones are created every
time we experience fear or anger. While they are useful in emergencies, if they stay in
the body for more than a short time they can cause terrible damage.
Methylation is the pathway the body uses to get rid of both adrenaline and noradrenaline
and one of the main methyl donors for the methylation pathway the body is phosphatidyl
choline. Thus, the more stressed we are, the lower our levels of phosphatidyl choline become.
These are just two examples of how toxins, both external and internal can cause us to
become chronically deficient in glycine, taurine and phosphatidyl choline.
So, why not just take these 3 ingredients in an oral supplement, wouldn't that work?
Only partially. You see the body has many uses for these three ingredients, and if you
take them orally, they will be shared by all the systems of the body. What we need is a
way to get these ingredients right to the liver where the bile is made in the first
With these facts in mind, we have created Glytamins suppositories.
Glytamins suppositories contain glycine, taurine and phosphatidyl choline to help support the
body in both dissolving biliary sludge and gallstones as well as prevent them from recurring.
Also, since Glytamins are in a suppository form, they are able to deliver the ingredients
directly to the liver for greater effect.
The Glytamins formula also contains the herbs bupleurum, peppermint and Chanca Piedra.
These herbs are used to further help the liver detoxify and to help relax the gall bladder
so that as bile begins to flow, stones can pass out more easily.
In addition, scientific studies have shown that Chanca Piedra can both dissolve and prevent
uric acid and oxalate crystallizations. Since these are the main ingredients found in kidney
stones, Glytamins may also help support the body in dissolving kidney stones as well.
Properly liquified bile neutralizes stomach acids before they can burn the small and large
intestine, stimulates peristalsis, balances the immune system, keeps the liver and pancreas
from caustic alkali burns, kills parasites and Candida, and allows for the removal of
toxic fats and cholesterol.