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Pancreas

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by 5 · about 16 hours ago

Finally got a test done on my digestive system as I thought I had a parasite for a while. It showed no parasites. However, I have some drastic results in other areas. Intestinal Lysozyme normal levels are less than 6mg. Elevated is... (more)

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by 3 · about 16 hours ago

Some background: About 5 months ago I had a 1 month long collision with anorexia and bulimia, which turned into 4 months of extreme constant binging and overeating, especially of bready carbs, sugar, and peanut butter (somehow I gained less than 5... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 20, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Relax. You appear to be intolerant to gluten and the only thing to do is to eat a normal Paleo diet and give yourself a break. Getting some counseling for your eating concerns/anxiety may be helpful, too.

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by 1023 · about 16 hours ago

Are pancreatic problems really a side effect of a frutarian diet? Apparently Ashton Kucher, while prepping to play Steve Jobs in a movie switched to a frutarian diet and ended up in the ER stating his "pancreas levels were completely out of... (more)

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Huaizhou 0 · January 29, 2013 at 2:02 PM

I have a theory -- though I don't have a proof. I am no expert so take everything I say with ... a grain of salt. For a complete average joe, a fruitarian diet without knowing better will likely cause problems. A large amount of fructose, even if... (more)

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by 4306 · September 24, 2014 at 3:51 AM

The body in some ways does prepare itself to receive a meal. I know that I produce saliva in my mouth at the sight of a meal when I'm hungry. Does the pancreas secrete insulin as an automatic response in anticipation of a meal that's before it?... (more)

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Hemming 0 · December 30, 2012 at 10:49 AM

I've read from several sources (at least Gary Taubes has mentioned it) that we actually do start secreting insulin even in the anticipation of a meal. As with all other things related to nutrition I think it's highly individual. Besides that, I... (more)

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by 298 · September 28, 2014 at 3:49 AM

Hi! There are lots of information on how to protect liver from alcohol. But what about the other organs susceptible to it? Pancreas, brain, intestine? Are there any paleorecommendations for that?

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Tabitha_1 0 · December 07, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Don't drink & it solves all those probz :)

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by 10 · about 16 hours ago

Hey Paleo hackers! I've been (mostly) paleo for about 9 months now and it's been great, but last week I started having a strange problem. I have pain on my left side, right under my rib and to the left of my bellybutton. It hurts more whenever I... (more)

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David_McC 0 · October 30, 2012 at 9:24 AM

I have had similar pains in the past and it was due to my digestion adjusting. As I withdrew from potatoes, grains, bread & pasta, my digestion improved in the sense that there was no bloating, but everything took longer to pass through. For... (more)

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by 3979 · about 16 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 94 · about 16 hours ago

Hi everybody, My 10 yr. old dachshund has been on a grain+offal (buckwheat, crushed wheat porridge+ cow lungs) diet his whole life. He's been pretty healthy except for puking episodes every now and then, which it turns out were something of a... (more)

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Sandra_Brigham 0 · January 24, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Grain diet is horrible for a dog. They are carnivors. Leaky gut there I'd say. With that said, try joining K9Nutrition Yahoo! group. Lew is a Rottie breeder, nutritionist and AKC Judge who believes and advocates raw feeding. He book just came... (more)

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by 115 · September 29, 2014 at 3:20 AM

My doctor prescribed me Pancrelipase since it looks like my pancreas might be a bit inflamed or irritated. I already do take digestive enzymes which helps but wondering if these would help. Any thoughts or suggestions? I'm willing to give them a... (more)

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by 181 · about 17 hours ago

Ran across this old research paper http://www.jbc.org/content/112/1/155. Pancreas was removed from dogs which resulted in very low cholesterol levels and fatty liver. When dogs were supplemented with raw pancreas their cholesterol levels went up... (more)

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2013newera 0 · December 31, 2012 at 11:09 PM

yes. i eat bull testicles and yak dick and im healthy.

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by 18402 · September 28, 2014 at 3:15 AM

Have we really examined the long term effects that regular and significant consumption of starchy tubers has on the pancreas? My reason for asking is quite personal. My mother died at the ripe old age of 45 from pancreatic cancer (many consider... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · July 06, 2011 at 7:05 PM

I'll try to provide a balanced perspective on this based on what I know. If you examine human history, you realize that most hunter-gatherer diets were starch-based. The so called Paleolithic diet based on ice-age, carnivorous hunters that... (more)

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by 4273 · about 17 hours ago

Ok I'm a type 1 diabetic and have been for almost 25 years now. Paleo + Crossfit has put me in the greatest shape of my life. I've lost 55 lbs (from 195lbs two years ago to 140lbs today.) I'm faster and Stronger than ever. At times I have a... (more)

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Andre_Chimene 0 · June 18, 2011 at 12:38 AM

To know your insulin output...get a C-Peptide test done. While you are at it, check your leptin levels, C-Reactive Protein (for inflammation) and A1c. If you still have some living Betas, you may get some regeneration if your BS is normal. Have... (more)

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by 386 · September 26, 2014 at 3:09 AM

My girlfriend (not paleo, does Weight Watchers and basically follows a low-fat, low-calorie diet) has had two episodes of acute pancreatitis in the last 2 1/2 years, had a pseudocyst form on her pancreas about 2 years ago, and seems to now have... (more)