Its not just gall bladder either. We were practically living on meds for tummy issues for a long while. Everyone had them, even the kids. As we have moved away from as much processed foods that has almost disappeared. No more eggs for the store, no more meat from the store, only from the butcher ( other than my frozen fish sorry I need that yum). Most of our veggies and fruits are from the farm. Some from a local orchard but majority is from here. I have not yet added making kefir or our own milk YET but thats coming.
I have no idea what they do to the meat though. The doctor of course thinks I am nuts. Beef is beef and I should just become a vegan. Thats all she has to say but there is a difference. We have 2 packages left in the freezer that I am waiting to cook for visiting family to get rid of the stuff. I am the only one who seems overly bothered by it. Thats ok I'll just keep stocking at the butcher. The meat is cheaper there anyway, even if I do have to buy bulk.
Well sorry to disagree with your M.D., but then that's nothing new for me (saved my wifes life by doing that!) Beef is NOT beef! Only in the sense that it comes from a bovine animal. There is a vast difference in how meat is treated, both before and after slaughter, that can effect what you get. What they are fed in the feedlot, hormones, antibiotics, stress from overcrowding, etc, before slaughter. Then packing companies will often 'modify' the meat by injecting 'solutions' designed to 'improve flavor, moistness, tenderness, etc'. Ever see "Moist 'n Tender Pork"? Mostly it's just to make it weigh more and to extend shelf life to increase profits!
'Enhanced' meat is nothing new, look how long Butterball turkeys have been on the market. I worked as an apprentis meat cutter in high school (yes I learned how to cut mastodon steaks) and the owner back then used to 'shoot up' sides of beef with a solution of water and papaya enzymes. Everyone loved how tender and moist our beef was! We were sworn to secrecy but since he has been gone for (deleted) years now, I figured, what the hey. Point is, each agribusiness could be pumping in a different concoction and we (consumers) have no idea what they are up to.
Raising your own, or buying from someone that has, is the only dependable way to bypass this if you choose to eat meat. With all due respect to the vegetarians and vegans, I choose to eat meat. As much as possible, I grow my own, give them the best life I can, and when harvest time comes, do it quickly and with respect and thanks that they are due.