Cannabis – Do You Use Cannabis? Cannabis Oil, Weed, Marijuana, Herb, Pot

Many people who suffer from pancreatitis use cannabis in some form for such as cannabis oil or they smoke weed (Marijuana) for relief of symptoms such as intractable pain and nausea yet a word of caution … There is an inherent risk of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome or CHS [1,2,3] due to a poison called Azadirachtin [4,5]. Azadirachtin is found in the seeds of the Neem tree, Azadirachta indica (Neem Oil) and…

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Oil Free Salad Dressings

Oil free salad dressings can be a tasty treat for those who need to avoid oil consumption. The following salad dressings are oil free and perfect for people like us (pancreatitis patients). Salads are great for those who have pancreatitis. Salads (greens and other veggies) are safe food. Salads are full of vegetables (leafy greens, cruciferous, tubers, legumes, etc) which contain tons of essential nutrients, minerals and antioxidants (phytonutrients). The…

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Chicken Vegetable Soup That Is Simply Delicious!

I created a chicken vegetable soup that was so lip smacking good that I just have to share it. It should be completely safe because it is made with nothing that is unsafe for those of us who suffer with chronic pancreatitis. The picture is NOT my soup. I am one of the very few people on the planet that does not have a cell phone with a camera or…

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Ibuprofen the Risk Vs Benefit In Pancreatitis

In this article “Ibuprofen the Risk Vs Benefit In Pancreatitis” I’m going to do my best to explain why I believe Ibuprofen is the best first line of defense when the pancreas is inflamed. I have previously written about my usage of Ibuprofen for pancreatitis but it seems that many are showing undo concern. Thank the Lord I haven’t had to use Ibuprofen for quite sometime. The ONLY time I…

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The Beating Pancreatitis Forum Is GONE!

Yes the beating pancreatitis forum is gone, history, no longer in use. Set up a forum they said. It’ll be fun they said. And I thought it would be a great idea, give people a place to chat, ask each other questions, friend each other, message each other and more. There were almost a thousand registrations but only about 5% activated their accounts and even less (a handful) actually participated…

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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, often called pancreatic insufficiency, is the inability of your digestive system to break down and properly digest the foods you eat. Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency or EPI is characterized by the pancreas NOT producing enough pancreatic enzymes (protease, amylase, lipase) to promote normal digestion and the need for pancreatic enzyme supplementation. This condition can be mild or severe. What Causes Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency? There are more causes for pancreatic…

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What Is ERCP?

What is ERCP? Let’s take a good hard look at this procedure called ERCP that boasts a complication rate of between 5% and 15% depending upon who you get your research information from [1,2]. If you have had or are having an acute pancreatitis episode due to suspected gallstones (seen or unseen on scans) your attending physician maybe suggesting or telling you to have an ERCP. What exactly is ERCP?…

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