Gilbert's syndrome is a common disorder affecting 10-15% of the (Caucasian) population. Mainstream medicine says that there no obvious health problems associated with Gilbert's. However, evidence, and the patients themselves tell a very different story. In fact, only 10% of patients with this condition are genuinely without health problems, while the rest experience major digestive and mood issues.
Symptoms of Gilbert's include nausea and queasiness, gas, wind, bloating, increased hunger, but also easily feel full and satiated, intolerance to fatty food, constipation and diarrhea, food sensitivities, PMS, anxiety and depression.
The symptoms are due to faulty liver enzymes that usually effectively detoxify and eliminate chemicals and toxins from the body. However, the defect in Gilbert’s leaves these people with high levels of unprocessed toxins circulating in the body causing havoc on mood and digestion.
Add a squeeze of lemon juice or ½ cap of apple cider vinegar in a small amount of water before meals may support liver function and improve digestion. Eat on a regular schedule and trying not to skip meals.