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Information on Pancreatitis


Notes, Nutrients, Herbs/Supplements, and Advice

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Pancreatitis


About

An inflamed pancreas is known as Pancreatitis. This condition occurs when digestive enzymes collect inside of the pancreas and assault it.

Notes


  • Keep a healthy level of triglycerides (fat) in your blood. Pancreatitis may be caused raised levels of triglycerides.
  • Keep your pancreas healthy in order to avoid getting pancreatitis and to lower the chances of developing pancreatic cancer, which is the fourth most deadly cancer.
Helpful nutrients for this condition.


Chromium
Importance: Very High
Comments: Controls blood sugar levels.

Calcium
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances effectiveness of magnesium.

Magnesium
Importance: High
Comments: Fights against disorders of the glands. Chelate form is recommended.

Pancreatin
Importance: High
Comments: Those with pancreatitis are often lacking pancreatic enzymes.

Proteolytic enzymes
Importance: High
Comments: Eases inflammation. Helps with digestion of proteins which alleviates pancreatic strain. Caution: For adult use only.

Raw pancreas glandular
Importance: High
Comments: Provides proteins that contribute to pancreatic reconstruction.

Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Eases stress.

Vitamin B3 (niacin)
Importance: High
Comments: Eases stress. Boosts fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Caution: Those with liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure should not use niacin.

Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)
Importance: High
Comments: Eases stress. Boosts fat and carbohydrate metabolism.

Vitamin C
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Powerful free radical scavenger. Buffered form is recommended.

Choline and Inositol and/or Lecithin and/or Lipotropic factors
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with digestion of fats. Aids in fat emulsification.


Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.


Burdock
Type: Internal
Purposes: Purifies liver and blood. Enhances pancreatic function.

Milk thistle
Type: Internal
Purposes: Purifies liver and blood. Enhances pancreatic function.

Red Clover
Type: Internal
Purposes: Purifies liver and blood. Enhances pancreatic function.

Cedar Berries
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances pancreatic function and strength.

Echinacea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances pancreatic function and strength.

Gentian Root
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances pancreatic function and strength.

Goldenseal
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances pancreatic function and strength.
Cautions: Those with ragweed allergies, may experience a reaction to goldenseal. Pregnant or nursing women should not use goldenseal. Do not use a daily dose of goldenseal longer than one week.

Dandelion
Type: Internal
Purposes: Increases production of bile. Promotes healthy pancreas.

Licorice
Type: Internal
Purposes: Promotes healthy glands.
Cautions: Using licorice on a daily basis for more than a week can boost blood pressure. Those with high blood pressure should not take it.

Olive Leaf
Type: Internal
Purposes: Eases inflammation. Promotes healing.

Advice


  • Avoid all alcohol.
  • Fasting is recommended.
  • Get medical attention immediately when you notice the symptoms.
  • Include kefir, yogurt, and acidophilus in your diet if you are taking antibiotics.
  • Stay away from smoke and smoking.
  • To aid in recovery, maintain a low-fat, low sugar diet.