Soy Sauce: Does Your Soy Sauce Contain Alcohol?

As is true of many foods soy sauce is not good for those who suffer with chronic pancreatitis. Why not you ask? Soy sauce is made by fermenting wheat or another grain such as rice. Grain alcohol, ethanol, is made from fermented grains. There are different types of this sauce and it seems like asian countries have their own formulas. I didn’t know how soy sauces were made or that…

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June 12, 2014
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Pancreatitis and Coffee – What’s The Scoop?

Do pancreatitis and coffee equal pain or other symptoms? Many pancreatitis victims believe that their pain is exasperated by coffee or the caffeine in coffee but is that true? My personal experience tells me it isn’t true. I have drank coffee PROFUSELY for the entire 30 + years I have been living with pancreatitis. “Well, everyone is different” you say. Really? Is my pancreas really that much different than yours?…

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June 8, 2014
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Smoking Increases Risk Of Pancreatic Calcification

Is it true that smoking increases risk of pancreatic calcification? According to an article published in the March 2014 issue of Pancreas smoking increases the risk of complications such as pancreatic calcification in those who have chronic pancreatitis. Those of you who smoke and also have chronic pancreatitis may want to quit smoking. I’ve smoked for years (since I was a kid) but just because I’m an idiot doesn’t mean…

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May 31, 2014
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Pancreatic Calcification – Is There A Fix?

Pancreatic calcification is usually due to alcoholic and hereditary pancreatitis. You can read more about pancreatic calcification and check out imaging here. Since there are many decent sources of information pertaining to pancreatic calcification I don’t want to go into it here within this post. Rather, I thought I’d share what may be a “fix” if you will and a possible way to clear the calcium deposits from the pancreas. Please understand…

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May 29, 2014
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NSAIDS Linked to Irregular Heart Rhythm

NSAIDS linked to irregular heart rhythm? Common pain killers, used to reduce inflammation have been associated with an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation (AF or A-Fib) or flutter according to a study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal the BMJ Open. This is an open-access journal, the study is free to read online. In a previous post I share the fact that Ibuprofen resolves acute pancreatitis within 60 – 90…

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April 29, 2014
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Best Supplements For Pancreas Health

What are the best supplements for pancreas health? Hopefully I can answer the question completely because people are using that particular question as a search term to find this blog. I may as well make it easy for them! Naturally I’m geared into talking about the best supplements for pancreas health in terms of how they affect  pancreatitis but I’ll try to include other factors as well. The Best Supplements…

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April 9, 2014
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Juicing Diet For Those Who Suffer With Pancreatitis

If you suffer from pancreatitis you may want to consider a juicing diet because fresh, organic fruit or vegetable juice offers a healthy, nutrient dense and safer way to eat. For those who are extremely symptomatic (pain, nausea, vomiting) a juicing diet may be extremely beneficial because: 1) Juice is much easier to digest 2) Juice is nutrient dense 3) Juice is more easily absorbed by intestines with absorption issues 4)…

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March 29, 2014
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Juicing and The Juicing Machine

If you are thinking of taking up juicing you are on the right track simply because you’ll get a lot more concentrated, nutrient dense juice than you would buying juice in the store. Juice from the store has far fewer nutrients because the process of pasteurization literally kills most of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes and polyphenols (antioxidants) found in the fruits and vegetables. Just remember WHY you are becoming a “juicer.”…

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March 29, 2014
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Minimal Change Chronic Pancreatitis

If you are experiencing pain, nausea, and other discomfort after acute pancreatitis you may have minimal change chronic pancreatitis. Many people have asked me why they have had recurrent attacks of acute pancreatitis or have had one doctor diagnose them with chronic pancreatitis only to have another say they don’t have chronic pancreatitis or any pancreatitis at all. For those of you who have had this kind of experience with your…

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March 24, 2014
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Pancreatitis Videos: 8 Pancreatitis Videos By Dr. David C. Whitcomb

I had one of my readers ask me if I’d seen videos done by Dr. David C. Whitcomb from the University of Pittsburgh. I had to admit to her that I had seen some short videos such as the first that alludes to complex genetics as a cause of acute pancreatitis but that I had not watched the series of 8 videos that Dr. Whitcomb has provided. These videos were somewhat “eye…

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December 31, 2013
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