Episode - The Gallbladder-Thyroid Relationship with Divya Gupta


The Gallbladder-Thyroid Relationship with Divya Gupta

“If you have any thyroid issues, it’s always a good idea to take a look at your liver and gallbladder health.” – Divya Gupta

The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that sits right below your liver, where bile is stored after being produced by the liver. That bile plays a huge role in breaking down fats, aiding the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, and even detoxification.

The thyroid, liver, and gallbladder have a synergistic connection, and issues in any one of these organs can often cause knock-on effects in the others. For example, low thyroid hormone levels can impact cholesterol production, a raw material for bile.

Today, I’m excited to chat about this connection with Divya Gupta, a board-certified nutritionist and Restorative Wellness Practitioner specializing in gut health. Faced with personal health challenges such as gallbladder removal and a Hashimoto’s diagnosis, Divya departed from her 15 years in corporate America to establish Divyaa Nutrition + Wellness. She became a wellness advocate, guiding ambitious professionals on a personalized journey to reclaim their health and live life on their terms. Her expertise reflects a departure from conventional approaches, emphasizing a holistic approach to well-being.

In this conversation, Divya and I discuss her health struggles, why we need a holistic approach to health, symptoms of gallbladder problems, the impact of bile metabolism on thyroid function, the connection between the thyroid and the gallbladder, what you need to know about testing, how you can support liver function and bile metabolism, and more. Enjoy the episode!


During this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Divya’s struggle with her health and her transition from corporate America into the health and wellness space
  • Bile metabolism and the connection between the liver, gallbladder, and thyroid
  • Common symptoms of gallbladder dysfunction
  • Factors that can contribute to gallbladder dysfunction
  • The role of bile in digesting fats, absorbing fat-soluble vitamins, and detoxification
  • Testing for bile metabolism and liver function
  • Supporting liver and gallbladder health through diet, lifestyle, and supplementation
  • Gentle ways to support your bile metabolism if you don’t have an underlying issue
  • Recognizing that there’s a time to consider gallbladder surgery
  • Why it’s essential to get a full thyroid panel when facing gallbladder issues
  • The prevalence of Gilbert’s syndrome and why I prefer to take a proactive approach
  • Estrogen metabolism and the potential impact on gallbladder health


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