The stage at which the waste is in the colon doesn’t trigger a hypoglycemic response?
Q: Hi Dr Lam, While neither of these symptoms are particularly enjoyable, I’ve noticed that when I’m backed up, and haven’t had a bowel movement for the day, I’m less susceptible to feel the effects of reactive hypoglycemia around the 3 hour mark after food. Is there a biological reason for this? For example, the stage at which the waste is in the colon doesn’t trigger a hypoglycemic response?… Many thanks.
A: In a decompensated state of adrenal fatigue, a constipation state requires less energy from the body to break down food and absorption of nutrient. This is the body’s way of conserving energy. As energy is conserved, total energy requirements also reduce. The body is less in a state of breaking down storage to generate sugar for energy. Hypoglycemia is thus less evident. While it may appear that sugar is more “balanced”, the body is actually getting worse internally, and this state of perceived reduced hypoglycemia eventually gets worse, depending on the overall situation.