Hey, how come you’ve never once mentioned bile?
I don’t know. There are a lot of specific chemicals I haven’t mentioned.
Yeah, but I’ve actually heard of bile, so it must be kind of important, right?
Oh, sure, it’s really important. I just never mentioned it because it wouldn’t add anything new to your understanding at a conceptual level. But, actually, bile is a great example of how digestion, metabolism, inflammation, and gut bacteria are all intertwined. I’d be happy to tell you more about it if you’re interested.
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