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Fat intolerance

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I am wondering if there is any help out there for fat intolerance, as my husband loves nuts, but cannot tolerate any type of fat. Pre-paleo we thought that it was milk that was causing his symptoms and thought that living dairy free would free him from his cramping and diarrhea. Is there any 'enzyme helper' out there that he can take with hopes of enjoying cashews, walnuts, and oils again? Or anything for that matter.

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on July 27, 2012
at 07:57 PM

We have switched him to low/no-fat to see what his issues are. Nuts were the first thing we realized he ate a lot of and decided to start there and then realized it was animal fats, and vegetable oils too. I will have him try some enzymes, and hope he can eat normally again. Thanks for your input.

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on July 24, 2012
at 09:41 PM

what sort of a "tizzy". He needs to talk to a doctor

B5735a567802cc4d439c8697191868d9

on July 24, 2012
at 07:57 PM

One more thing, he takes cholesterol medication for his kidney disorder. (nephropathy)

B5735a567802cc4d439c8697191868d9

on July 24, 2012
at 07:55 PM

he does okay with lean poultry and pork, but any beef ( even 7% fat) will send him into a tizzy.

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on July 24, 2012
at 07:52 PM

agreed. There are potential medial/surgical solutions depending on the actual condition

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on July 24, 2012
at 07:51 PM

Can he tolerate animal fats? You only mention plant sources of fat for his intolerance.

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on July 24, 2012
at 07:46 PM

I bet it has something to do with his liver. Poor fat digestion is one of the signs of liver problems (don't go to the regular doctors - they won't know). Find a good naturopath who might be able to address that.

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78964c5cc470f86a5897db8e1ce8e6f9

on July 24, 2012
at 08:17 PM

Sounds like an issue with the liver or gallbladder. An ox bile supplement would be a good place to start. Biotics Beta Plus or Panplex 2-Phase are the brands my naturopath recommends.

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4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

on July 24, 2012
at 07:50 PM

I totally agree with VB.

It's a sign that something is less than optimal with either his GI tract/digestion and/or his liver. The gall bladder may also be involved here. A good ND or Functional Medicine, MD can help with this and is indicated here - imo.

He may need a liver cleanse and a GI "restoration". Part of this may include some digestive enzymes.

Please consult a doctor.

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on July 24, 2012
at 07:52 PM

agreed. There are potential medial/surgical solutions depending on the actual condition

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on July 25, 2012
at 08:20 PM

Has he been eating a low-fat diet for a long time? It can take a while for the body to adjust to an increased fat intake. Digestive enzyme supplements (including lipase enzymes) and ox bile can assist with fat digestion in the meantime.

However, reading your comments I'd second the previous answers and recommend you seek medical help first. It sounds like your husband may have other gastrointestional/gallbladder/liver issues which need attention.

I'd avoid the nuts for the time being anyway as although they're 'Paleo' they can be quite irritating to the GI tract if it's sensitive. If your husband's reacting to lean beef too it suggests that there may be some other food intolerances at play as well.

B5735a567802cc4d439c8697191868d9

on July 27, 2012
at 07:57 PM

We have switched him to low/no-fat to see what his issues are. Nuts were the first thing we realized he ate a lot of and decided to start there and then realized it was animal fats, and vegetable oils too. I will have him try some enzymes, and hope he can eat normally again. Thanks for your input.

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