Episode #378 – Liver Function, Bile Flow, Gut Problems, Itchiness, and Inflammation with Dr Jay Davidson

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In This Episode:

Your liver and your gallbladder are two important organs that are involved with the formation of bile. Bile is a digestive secretion that helps emulsify fat and as a result aids the digestion and detoxification processes. Healthy bile flow is absolutely essential for your overall health.

In this podcast, I interview Dr Jay Davidson and we discuss how the liver gets inflamed, the problems with sluggish bile flow and how to address these issues naturally.

  • 05:20 What is the function of the liver?
  • 07:50 Are we getting optimal support for the liver?
  • 08:40 What is bile
  • 10:39 Why am I lacking stomach acid?
  • 12:50 What are UDCA and TUDCA? Anti-inflammatory bile acids
  • 16:00 What does having a lack of bile production cause?
  • 19:35 Why do we have backed-up bile ducts?
  • 22:08 What are the main symptoms of poor bile flow?
  • 23:40 What labs can you look at for liver and bile function?
  • 26:15 Give your liver some love!
  • 28:50 How to create balance between Phase One and Phase Two
  • 31:55 Favorite liver cleansing herbs and supplements
  • 33:20 What herbs and bitters should you add to your diet?
  • 34:45 Coffee enemas!
  • 39:35 Understanding the gallstone flush
  • 41:50 Why we need to be flushing our gall system
  • 42:20 Are castor oil packs a good idea?
  • 43:30 What is the optimal dosage of TUDCA?
  • 45:50 What if you’re having difficulty digesting fats?
  • 46:40 Dr. Davidson’s kidney liver support products
  • 49:48 What are bio-active carbons? 
  • 54:25 “Just move forward” (final words of inspiration)

Chronic inflammation is the root cause of so many diseases! This is why Dr. Jockers has brought in an amazingly well-informed guest on the subject, Dr. Jay Davidson, as part of his Chronic Inflammation Summit.

Recognized as a leading foundational medicine expert, and known as “The Lyme Guy” for his expertise in natural protocols for Lyme disease and other related chronic illnesses, Dr. Jay Davidson (like Dr. Jockers) is all about seeking holistic solutions for those struggling with chronic illness.

Together they’re discussing liver issues. What is the function of the liver? How do we detox? What is bile?

Understanding the blood-bile barrier and how ‘leaky gut’ can cause itchiness and skin rashes is also covered, as are the anti-inflammatory bile acids, UDCA, and TUDCA

This is honestly one episode of Functional Nutrition that you are absolutely not going to want to miss, as we learn about bio-active carbons and how best to give your liver the love that it needs, from understanding the science to the supplements and herbs we should be putting in our body to support it.


“I love this organ (the liver). It is the lifeline of the body. It is the detox system, essentially, of our body.

– Dr. Davidson

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