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…

December 22, 2016
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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…

September 18, 2016
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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…

September 2, 2016
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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?…

August 15, 2016
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Split Pea Soup Is Pancreas Friendly

Split pea soup is one of my favorite soups. I can eat it any time of year in fact I just made a batch so I could write this recipe. Remember I usually “dump” and never measure so it is hard for me to say exactly how I make foods. But in order to share with you what I eat in order to keep my pancreas from being unhappy I…

August 13, 2016
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New Recipe Category

I was thinking of adding recipe pages (a whole category) because people have been asking for quite sometime whether I have a cookbook or one I recommend and … I don’t. I have never seen an adequately safe cookbook for pancreatitis victims. And recently some ladies have put the bug in my ear about starting a page of recipes. If some of you ladies with creative cooking skills will do…

August 1, 2016
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Learn Which Foods Trigger Acute Pancreatitis Or CP Flares

Learn which foods trigger acute pancreatitis or CP flares. This is extremely important and can only be accomplished in a reliable way by using a food diary. In a previous post called: Do certain foods cause pancreatitis attacks? I discuss the fact that in normal people foods do NOT cause acute pancreatitis or CP flares but in those of us who have sustained damage foods do cause attacks and flares. For this reason…

July 24, 2016
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Do Certain Foods Cause Pancreatitis Attacks?

Do certain foods cause pancreatitis attacks? Yes and No. In healthy individuals, no. Regular every day foods do NOT cause pancreatitis in healthy people. Those who have never had any pancreas problems such as acute or chronic pancreatitis can rest easy and enjoy their meals. Alcohol is a different story. Is alcohol classified as a food? It’s made from grains, fruits, even vegetables (potatoes) so in a broad sense I…

February 16, 2016
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Nonstick Cookware Enables You To Cook Low Fat Meals With Ease

IF you want to cook low, low fat meals  with ease you need quality nonstick cookware. If you do not have a set of quality nonstick cookware you are going to become extremely frustrated trying to cook low, low fat meals. People often ask me how I cook things without using oil. You know, things like fried potatoes, scrambled egg whites, fish and more. The secret is using good quality…

February 12, 2016
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