If you’ve had your gallbladder removed, it’s very important that you are careful about what types of fats you eat because you don’t have this reserve of “dish detergent” to break the fats down properly. It’s vital that you stay away from “difficult to digest” fats such as hydrogenated oils, animal fats, trans fats, even vegetable oils. Vegetable oils such as peanut, corn, and cottonseed are very high in omega-6 fatty acids and can cause a tremendous amount of inflammation; if not digested properly, they can cause some major problems.

“Good” fats would be extra-virgin organic coconut oil, extra-virgin olive oil, macadamia nut oil, avocado oil, and oils from other nuts and seeds. The “bad” fats are the ones that are processed chemically or mechanically altered.

Then your small intestine absorbs the nutrients and passes what’s left into the large intestine. Your large intestine absorbs water then packs what’s left of your lunch into fecal matter, which is passed out of the body.

So your digestive system is a very complex mechanism with very complex responsibilities. Imagine you’re eating a hamburger. Your body needs to be able to digest the burger, break it down, and reassemble it as body parts, such as toenails, hair, skin, lungs, and so forth.

We often take our digestive system for granted. We just shove stuff into our bodies and assume it’s going to work. Eventually, stuff will cause damage, and you will have to pay the piper.