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)
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)
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.
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)
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?
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)