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by 10 · about 18 hours ago

Is it possible that taking enzymes will cause unwanted weight gain? After all, they will likely help you digest your food better. Thus you will be able to get more calories out of your food, instead of passing them out undigested or partially... (more)

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AsWeGo 0 · August 05, 2014 at 5:49 AM

I believe there was a study on almonds or some other nut that found they actually have a lot fewer calories than listed on the package because typically a person can only digest 75 or 80 percent of it (or something like that, don't have the exact... (more)

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

I bought an AFP Peptizyde bottle with these long ago for when I accidentally eat something wrong and I guess I only used about 5 capsules. Now, I'm dealing with SIBO and thought it might be helpful, what do you think about this ?I had this... (more)

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by 10 · September 29, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Is it possible that by taking digestive enzymes too often, your body will come to rely on them and stop producing its own?

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kail_aiello 0 · April 30, 2014 at 2:14 PM

I've heard that too, and I think it would depend on the frequency and WHY you're using enzymes. I take them with difficult to digest meals (i.e. meat) because I have stomach issues (low acid, candida, leaky gut), and they've made an incredible... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

And what evidence is there that these enzymes even exist in the food?

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FishGelatin 0 · December 11, 2013 at 3:15 PM

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by 0 · September 29, 2014 at 4:04 AM

I'm confused about the role of enzymes in our food. There seems to be some controversy. Some people say that only the enzymes your own body produces are of any use to you, and it's pointless to eat foods raw hoping to get their enzymes, because... (more)

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by 583 · about 18 hours ago

TLDR? I lack appetite, have some indigestion, slow peristalsis maybe? It's been getting better with Paleo but I want to feel hungry again! What can I do to get hungry and increase my caloric intake? I follow a mostly PHD-inspired diet.... (more)

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samc 0 · October 09, 2013 at 3:44 AM

I have some of the same issues, not really all that hungry a lot of the time. As I recall reading you started IF, which I do as well. I think it helps remove some of the hunger as you are cramming your eating into a smaller window. The... (more)

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by 2407 · about 18 hours ago

I have quite a few immune/allergic reactions to food, and a very sensitive gut. One of my allergies is to some forms of yeast/fungus/etc. As most quality enzyme supplements are derived from aspergillus niger and other microbial sources, could... (more)

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by 261 · about 18 hours ago

I always had difficulties with digesting veggies in general. After 6 months in full ketosis and consuming no more than 30 grams of veggies per day (only lettuce and avocado) I reintroduced other vegetables and fruits. I suspect I had SIBO and now... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · July 03, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Zucchini and spinach aren't the easiest vegetables to digest in the first place. Are you saying you can eat raw zucchini fine but cooked zucchini gives you issues? That would be very strange. Typically cooked veggies are easier to digest. I'd... (more)

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

I want to get the most out of the food and supplements I eat, and I need some help to figure out when to take what. I usually eat sauerkraut and drink broth with every meal. With breakfast I take some cod liver oil, and I'm also planning on... (more)

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Lily_4 0 · June 26, 2013 at 8:10 PM

You're doing like a kitchen sink kind of thing here. Which is dandy but it's best to try things elimination testing style. If you're not familiar with it, basically, it's eating non-reactive/ non-inflammatory foods only (like AI protocol even if... (more)

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by 53 · September 29, 2014 at 3:59 AM

I've been taking super papaya enzymes plus tablets as of late cause I was told they were the same as digestive enzymes and would help with low stomach acid. I've been using them for a month(3 a day) and have had no problems. The other day I upped... (more)

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James_3 0 · June 19, 2013 at 3:29 AM

No, they're not the same as what Robb Wolf talks about. The ones he recommends includes Betaine HCL for low stomach acid, so you've pretty much have done nothing for low stomach acid. You need to listen/read more of his work and how he... (more)

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by 12677 · about 18 hours ago

CYP2E1 is an enzyme system involved in the biotransformation/metabolism of a number of chemicals. The toxicity of the painkiller acetaminophen occurs when CYP2E1 metabolizes the drug into a chemical called NAPQI (1). NAPQI is a reactive compound... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · May 03, 2013 at 2:26 PM

If There is an increased expression of cyp2e1 in t2 diabetic mice and if that association holds in humans then it would make sense that lifestyle activities that are most protective against insulin resistance, t2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome... (more)

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by 496 · September 24, 2014 at 3:59 AM

Do i need to take any enzymes or similar to help with digestion of so much calories due to trying to gain weight and bodybuilding? Well i currently dont have digestion issues as far as i know as i try drink a cup of home made goat kefir everyday.... (more)

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Mscott 0 · April 18, 2013 at 10:24 PM

A few digestive enzymes use chloride ions in their structure. This includes amylase (starch digestion) and hydrochloric acid (protein digestion). Maybe this doesn't matter much, but maybe you'll improve the production of these enzymes by getting... (more)

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by 0 · September 29, 2014 at 3:55 AM

I've strict Paleo for about a month now. (I had been doing it longer, about a year, but would occasionally cheat every 1 to 2 weeks.) Up until recently I was feeling really good, but the last few weeks that hasn't been the case. I also got... (more)

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Scratch 0 · April 02, 2013 at 11:42 PM

You are eating a lot of lean poultry and plant fats. Don't be afraid of animal fat. Ground beef is your friend.

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by 221 · about 18 hours ago

I'm 27 years old and found out I had celiac disease about a month ago. I think I am having a problem digesting fat. It seems like if I eat much more than tablespoon of fat in a meal I get very nauseous for hours after. I'm not sure if this is... (more)

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RK 0 · February 07, 2013 at 11:44 PM

If you are having problems digesting your fat, there are a couple of things that come to mind. (1) You possibly lack enough stomach acid. You can take a Betaine HCl supplement to see if it helps. Please read up on it if you choose this, as it... (more)

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by 10 · about 18 hours ago

I've been paleo for about two months now. The first two weeks I was having a bowel movement everyday which was a first for me. After two weeks I modified the diet to treat candida and eliminated starches and fruit. For the last month and a half... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM

You need to eat all kinds of foods. Candida should be already subsided after 1.5 months of this strict regiment. Go back to normal Paleo (add starches/fruits up to 100 gr of net carbs per day, but increase these slowly), and consider to add... (more)

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by 266 · about 18 hours ago

Anyone know anything about this formula? They also sell a digestive enzyme formula to be taken with meals, but they also have the 'proteolytic enzyme' formula I linked to first, which is supposed to be taken between meals. The digestive enzymes... (more)

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by 1578 · about 18 hours ago

I got a physical w/ some blood work done last month for an upcoming fight. Some numbers came up slightly off the Reference range provided within the labs. In which she said wasn't much to worry about since I'm an athlete (ex, RHR 51/min ,HDL 88,... (more)

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Sataran 0 · November 19, 2012 at 5:58 AM

Those liver enzymes numbers are pretty high, not marginally high, for someone in shape. If you're in shape and was in shape before, it's probably not due to fatty liver. Also, probably not alcohol related. So not related to fructose. I'd get... (more)

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by 3979 · about 18 hours ago

A more science-y question: Lets say you weren't producing sufficient enzymes for the complete digestion of your food, and started supplementing with a complete enzyme complex w/ pepsin and betaine HCl. Would this make the pancreas lazy? Would... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · March 24, 2013 at 5:50 AM

Paul Jaminet recently posted on his QandA thread that t enzymes could be problematic if not tailored to a specific condition, because they help to break down human cells/'good bacteria. The body might become reliant on them too in the long run... (more)

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by 3979 · about 18 hours ago

Egg whites have a number of anti-nutrients (http://thepaleodiet.blogspot.com/2010/01/paleo-diet-q-29-january-2010-update-on.html) For people like me who have trouble with digesting eggs, is there any way to deactivate these anti-nutrients? It... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 23, 2012 at 2:03 PM

No food wants to be eaten. There's all sorts of cross reactivity between human protein and plant/animal proteins/compounds. It's just silly to fret obcessively over tiny potential interactions between our bodies and food. Humans are resilient and... (more)

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by 40 · about 18 hours ago

Hi all, Should I be taking a digestive enzyme with my post workout whey protein shake? If I should are there any you recommend? I drink Biochem brand Whey protein shake its about 22 g of protein per serving, I purchase it at Sprouts. My... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · August 31, 2012 at 4:06 PM

I think the standard answer on this site is that whey protein is not Paleo.

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by 974 · about 18 hours ago

What enzyme would you recommend to help nut digestion? I just ate some non soaked nuts and my tummy should start making noises in a few hours.

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by 656 · September 26, 2014 at 3:49 AM

A functional/Chinese medicine Dr. Has suggested I try Serratiopeptidase for some inflammatory issues. I was wondering if anyone has heard of or experienced this supplement. From what I've read, it sounds rather miraculous, but so do lots of cure... (more)

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by 1307 · September 29, 2014 at 3:35 AM

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/category/disease/bowel-disease/ http://paleodietlifestyle.com/you-and-your-gut-flora/ Okay, so Dr. Jaminet among many other people recommends breakdown of biofilms while dealing with gut flora issues (which IBS and... (more)

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Kasra 0 · June 08, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Miralax. "Why does a total bowel irrigation with PEG, polyethylene glycol, make people with chronic diseases feel as good as if they had an antibiotic treatment (barring die off)? I think that the answer is that both disrupt and change the gut... (more)

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by 8 · about 18 hours ago

My wife can not eat beef or pork. She claims it has been that way since she was a baby. She gets sick to the stomach and will vomit for hours. I've seen it first hand when she has accidentally eaten something that has pork or beef. She knows... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · May 28, 2012 at 4:07 AM

Is there an issue about only being able to eat seafood/poultry? Chicken, duck, turkey, halibut, oysters, mussels, squid, octopus, scallops, shrimp, prawns, salmon, tuna, cod, clams, smoked, baked, barbequed, broiled, sauced, stewed.... all very... (more)

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by 85 · about 18 hours ago

So, this is not really a paleo related question, but maybe someone knows the answer. I was a vegetarian my whole life, i started paleo 6 weeks ago and eating meat two weeks ago, started with chicken and yesterday first time beef. I noticed i get... (more)

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Elizabeth_Wells_1 0 · April 15, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Sounds to me like poor stomach acid production, which is why meat can really turn off some vegans. They just can't digest it. Don't bother with an enzyme complex (those digestive enzymes are produced by the pancreas and will probably not survive... (more)