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by 10 · August 07, 2014 at 09:07 AM

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 05:49 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 · June 13, 2014 at 10:14 AM

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 · April 30, 2014 at 02:14 PM

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 02:14 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 · November 28, 2013 at 06:41 PM

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

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FishGelatin 0 · December 11, 2013 at 03:15 PM

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by 0 · November 14, 2013 at 05:10 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 560 · October 09, 2013 at 02:54 PM

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 03:44 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 2401 · July 08, 2013 at 04:43 AM

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 253 · July 03, 2013 at 06:37 PM

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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Humatarian 0 · July 03, 2013 at 06:37 PM

Interesting. I shouldn't get involved due to my severe lack of knowledge but isn't amylase involved in starch digestion? I see you mention you have little amylase production so it's interesting that eating boiled potatoes would help things as... (more)

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by 5 · June 26, 2013 at 08:10 PM

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 08:10 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 · June 19, 2013 at 03:29 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 03:29 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 12607 · May 03, 2013 at 02:26 PM

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 02:26 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 430 · April 19, 2013 at 04:01 PM

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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BodyFoodKitchen_com 0 · April 18, 2013 at 09:56 PM

If you're eating a lot of raw foods, they already contain enzymes naturally. The enzymes die once cooked though, so if you are consuming a high protein diet, like most bodybuilders, then yes, incorporating a super foods (greens) containing... (more)

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by 0 · April 18, 2013 at 04:35 PM

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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Farrah 0 · April 18, 2013 at 04:35 PM

Okay so, in my opinion, I think you should be upping the animal fat for sure. If you're eating lean protein only, it's going to make you feel a little groggy. I'm a 21 year old college student and I know that I NEED the fat for fuel to get me... (more)

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by 233 · April 08, 2013 at 07:07 AM

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 · May 29, 2013 at 12:22 PM

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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Jeff_20 0 · February 19, 2013 at 04:46 PM

More fiber will go a long way to help.

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by 267 · January 01, 2013 at 05:38 AM

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 1579 · December 12, 2012 at 11:44 PM

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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lindsey_6 0 · December 12, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Weight lifting can elevate AST and ALT. You need to get a reading NOT after lifting for it to be accurate!

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by 3886 · April 21, 2013 at 07:22 AM

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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Naphtali_1 0 · February 24, 2013 at 03:38 AM

Pepsin is created in the stomach when pepsinogen is mixed with HCL.

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by 3886 · September 23, 2012 at 06:26 PM

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 02:03 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 · October 04, 2012 at 03:22 AM

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 04:06 PM

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

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by 974 · August 21, 2012 at 06:37 PM

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 644 · August 20, 2012 at 01:53 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 1264 · August 18, 2012 at 12:41 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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ners 0 · August 18, 2012 at 12:41 AM

try a fecal microbial transplant. proven to 'cure' up to 100% of c.diff infections and shown to decrease relapse of colitis and other inflammatory bowel diseases. boom boom

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by 8 · November 27, 2012 at 11:02 PM

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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Bill1102inf 0 · May 28, 2012 at 03:53 AM

She gets sick?? Someone knows 3 people like this??? Your all making me sick, because I am telling you right now that it is IMPOSSIBLE to not be able to digest BEEF or PORK. Thats right, there are NO ALLERGIES to beef, or pork, whatsoever. Try... (more)

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by 85 · April 15, 2012 at 04:32 PM

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 03:43 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)