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 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.
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.
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.