"The increase in wisdom can be measured precisely by the decrease in bile."
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
"A Gauge for Wisdom" (1880)
NEVER mind if Nietzsche meant "an inclination to anger" for "bile."
You would get angry anyway - and distraught, and maybe helpless, if your bile was blocked. This is what gallstones can do.
Gallbladder Basics. Under the liver and connected to it is a muscular sac called the gallbladder. Stored in the gallbladder is bile which is made in the liver. It is a greenish-brown fluid made of salts, cholesterol, fatty acids like lecithin, and other chemicals released in the small intestine to help digest fat. It's the body's own heavy-duty turpentine if you think about it. Sometimes, an imbalance in the composition of bile fluid occurs and sludge results. …
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Publication information: Article title: Gallstones. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: October 9, 2005. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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