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Gall bladder & sugar connection

Answered on March 23, 2014
Created March 21, 2014 at 11:03 PM

I'm wondering if anyone can provide insight as to why I might have experienced aching in the gall bladder area. The first time it happened was after doing a daily smoothie challenge for nearly 3 weeks, ( I wasn't paleo at the time). It took nearly a month to recover. It's also happened after I cheated with caramel popcorn one time. Now I'm trying to reintroduce white rice to my diet to follow the PHD plan a little more, but if I have rice more than twice in a week I start to feel that ache again, although rather mildly. I'm guessing it has something to do with sugar, but my naturopath is stumped as well. Any insight would be helpful.

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on March 23, 2014
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hypoglycemia is a part of dumping syndrome. The sugary food you eat (fruit and starches) moves too quickly from your stomach into your intestines, making you hyperglycemic, and as a result your pancreas sends out a flood of insulin which results in hypoglycemia. It is controlled very well with a no-fruit paleo/primal diet.

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on March 23, 2014
at 07:30 PM

I think this could be it. I had a dizzy spell a few nights ago after eating pad thai with rice noodles. I've also noticed twinkly vision recently, and I've been wanting a nap just about every day in the early afternoon for the last two months maybe. I don't have nausea or any other more severe symptoms, though. I think I've acquired it due to having low stomach acid. I've had problems with that in the past. Being vegan for five years has really screwed my digestion. Thanks a lot.

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on March 23, 2014
at 04:26 AM

I've always had a tendency for light headed ness, & occasional dizziness since I had low blood sugar. I haven't checked my blood pressure in over a year, which is how long I've been paleo. If I have had a spell, they've been pretty mild and brief. I never thought to connect it to that. I'll look into it, thanks.

618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

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on March 23, 2014
at 06:15 AM

hypoglycemia is a part of dumping syndrome. The sugary food you eat (fruit and starches) moves too quickly from your stomach into your intestines, making you hyperglycemic, and as a result your pancreas sends out a flood of insulin which results in hypoglycemia. It is controlled very well with a no-fruit paleo/primal diet.

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on March 23, 2014
at 02:09 AM

Do you also get lightheaded, tired, and dizzy? You might have "Dumping Syndrome", which usually happens when people have had bariatric surgery or any surgery that removes part of their stomach / duodenum / upper intestine. I've also heard of it happening without these surgeries, however - you might want to check with a gastroenterologist? This happens to me when I eat exactly what you eat - the pain near the gallblader, but I also get palpitations, dizziness ... not good. Keeps me away from fructose and simple sugars in general!

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on March 22, 2014
at 11:03 PM

I've considered that, but the problem first occurred after over consuming fruit, and then again after caramel popcorn. The ache I get after white rice is really very mild compared to the other incidents, and only occurs if I eat it too often, say three days in a row.

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on March 22, 2014
at 05:48 PM

You may just be sensitive to white rice, It is possible as it contains a protein like gluten that when eaten produce symptoms similar to a celiac.. it's just not as common. I'm by no means an expert.. i just recall Robb wolf mentioning it in one of his podcasts.

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on March 22, 2014
at 05:24 PM

Pretty sure it's not gallstones. The symptoms aren't the same, and it's definitely related to carbs not fat.

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on March 22, 2014
at 12:47 PM

As far as I know, bile is only invoked when fats are eaten. Perhaps you just have some bile stones due to going too low fat for too long, allowing the bile to sit around too long, thicken, and become stones.

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