You never know what they put in products these days, so you are right it could have been some additive, in my case its just the nut itself, but I am supersensitive!
My family was pushing for me to get my GB removed too for a while, and they are usually very alternative, they've done Liver Flushes
and everything, but they didn't want to see me sick anymore. Then I found out the doctor I had been seeing (he was awful!) was telling my mum he wanted to take out my GB!!!! It was bad enough he was telling me, but then trying to influence my mum!!
I dumped him fast! and went back to Liver Flushing
(don't know why I ever stopped!!)and have never looked back!!
You know you are on the right track! I'm sure all your troubles will be down the toilet soon!!
Good luck and many blessings for your healing!!
P.S. this doctor boasted to me that he had his GB out when he was 26 (he's now 55ish) and he said "there's nothing wrong with me!!", meanwhile the guy is so fat he can barely squeeze out of his office chair and starts puffing just from walking to the next room!! He's one of the largest people I've ever met!
I think this goes to show how out of touch some doctors are with the whole realm and even idea of health.