Acute pancreatitis does not last long and eventually heals completely. Chronic pancreatitis is considered irreversible and causes degenerative cellular changes within the pancreas that continue and progress even after the cause, usually alcohol, is removed.
Some people with acute pancreatitis experience little to no symptoms, whereas others experience severe abdominal pain that stabs outward into the back. The pain usually begins without warning, reaching maximum severity within several minutes, and then persists for hours or days (usually no more than 48 hours). The pain is relieved by sitting and made worse with movement, and can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sweating, increased heart rate, and dizziness.
Symptoms of chronic pancreatitis are similar to those of acute pancreatitis, but they typically last longer and are recurring, increasing in severity as the disease progresses.
One of the primary causes of acute pancreatitis is excess alcohol consumption. Abstaining from alcohol can help prevent future attacks from occurring. Chronic pancreatitis is often by gallbladder problems, such as gallstones. Other causes include liver problems, being overweight or obese, nutritional deficiencies, and/or the use of pharmaceutical drugs.
Note: In some people, the only indications of pancreatitis are poor digestion and assimilation of food due to the pancreas being unable to release sufficient amounts of pancreatin, an enzyme involved in the digestive process (evidence of this happening is a pale-colored, bulky, greasy stool) and/or diabetes, due to the inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin.
Future episodes of acute pancreatitis can be prevented by addressing the cause or causes. Chronic pancreatitis, on the other hand, can require insulin shots, as well as a dietary and program aimed at balancing blood sugar levels and supporting pancreatic function. A liver and gallbladder detoxification program may also be advised. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the pancreas.
Caution: Chronic pancreatitis requires professional medical care.
During an attack of acute pancreatitis, fasting from all foods and fluids except pure filtered water is recommended. Then follow a diet that emphasizes foods high in complex carbohydrates and fiber, such as whole grains, legumes, and vegetables, along with small amounts of fruit. Avoid all sugars, caffeine, and alcohol.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. www.grasslandbeef.com The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
Useful nutrients for helping to prevent pancreatitis include chromium, pancreatin enzymes with meals, pancreas glandulars, lipotropic factors, vitamin B complex, vitamin B3 (niacin), pantothenic acid, vitamin C, L-phenylalanine, acidophilus, magnesium, multiminerals, and liquid chlorophyll.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here.
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
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- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
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- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
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- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
Healing benefits of primrose oil: www.livestrong.com/article/557158-primrose-for-pancreatitis/
The healing benefits of coconut oil: www.naturalnews.com/036028_coconu_oil_health_solutions.html
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters
Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
EFT for treating disease www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html
Fresh vegetable diet protects against pancreatitis: www.naturalnews.com/036454_pancreatitis_diet_vegetables.html
Gardasil jab linked to pancreatitis: www.naturalnews.com/024233_vaccine_Gardasil_girls.html
Antioxidants relieve pancreatitis pain: www.naturalnews.com/025275_pain_antioxidants_antioxidant.html
Further Information (links and books)
The Pancreatitis Diet Bible by Kris Stevens; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Anti-Inflammation Diet by Christopher P. Cannon and Elizabeth Vierck
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
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