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Pancreatitis


About
An inflamed pancreas is known as Pancreatitis. This condition occurs when digestive enzymes collect inside of the pancreas and assault it.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Keep a healthy level of triglycerides (fat) in your blood. Pancreatitis may be caused raised levels of triglycerides.
  • Keep your pancreas healthy in order to avoid getting pancreatitis and to lower the chances of developing pancreatic cancer, which is the fourth most deadly cancer.


Advice
  • Avoid all alcohol.
  • Fasting is recommended.
  • Get medical attention immediately when you notice the symptoms.
  • Include kefir, yogurt, and acidophilus in your diet if you are taking antibiotics.
  • Stay away from smoke and smoking.
  • To aid in recovery, maintain a low-fat, low sugar diet.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Chromium
Importance: Very High
Comments: Controls blood sugar levels.


Calcium
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances effectiveness of magnesium.


Magnesium
Importance: High
Comments: Fights against disorders of the glands. Chelate form is recommended.


Pancreatin
Importance: High
Comments: Those with pancreatitis are often lacking pancreatic enzymes.


Proteolytic enzymes
Importance: High
Comments: Eases inflammation. Helps with digestion of proteins which alleviates pancreatic strain. Caution: For adult use only.


Raw pancreas glandular
Importance: High
Comments: Provides proteins that contribute to pancreatic reconstruction.


Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Eases stress.


Vitamin B3 (niacin)
Importance: High
Comments: Eases stress. Boosts fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Caution: Those with liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure should not use niacin.


Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)
Importance: High
Comments: Eases stress. Boosts fat and carbohydrate metabolism.


Vitamin C
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Powerful free radical scavenger. Buffered form is recommended.


Choline and Inositol and/or Lecithin and/or Lipotropic factors
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with digestion of fats. Aids in fat emulsification.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Burdock
Type: Internal
Purposes: Purifies liver and blood. Enhances pancreatic function.

Milk thistle
Type: Internal
Purposes: Purifies liver and blood. Enhances pancreatic function.

Red Clover
Type: Internal
Purposes: Purifies liver and blood. Enhances pancreatic function.

Cedar Berries
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances pancreatic function and strength.

Echinacea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances pancreatic function and strength.

Gentian Root
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances pancreatic function and strength.

Goldenseal
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances pancreatic function and strength.
Cautions: Those with ragweed allergies, may experience a reaction to goldenseal. Pregnant or nursing women should not use goldenseal. Do not use a daily dose of goldenseal longer than one week.

Dandelion
Type: Internal
Purposes: Increases production of bile. Promotes healthy pancreas.

Licorice
Type: Internal
Purposes: Promotes healthy glands.
Cautions: Using licorice on a daily basis for more than a week can boost blood pressure. Those with high blood pressure should not take it.

Olive Leaf
Type: Internal
Purposes: Eases inflammation. Promotes healing.