Acute Pancreatitis Triggers
My son, age 31 has had acute pancreatitis attacks for the last 2.5 years. Has had to go to the hospital numerous times. Doctors don't know what causes it...any suggestions. Prior to this time he has always been very healthy. He went on the Atkins Diet about 7 years ago..could this be a root cause. He has had tests and they can't diagnose any causes.
Atkins diet is based on acid forming foods and the pancreas is a large reservoir of alkaline substance. The pancreas needs alkaline substances to protect itself and thus the Atkins diet is likely to be one of the causes of acute pancreatitis. The remedy, I believe, is to rebuild the lost bicarbonates by taking baking soda, at 1/2 teaspoon two or three times a day [Ed note: mixed with 8 oz of water] after meals about 30 minutes. It takes about two weeks to notice improvement as the body tries to get the bicarbonate to its normal level. It should be noted that weight loss is due more to dietary intake of proteins rather then Atkin's diet per se. However proteins breakdown into amino acids, and the meat products are high in phosphate and they are cancer causing. If the body has insufficient ability to neutralize the acid causing meats, the pancreas get damage. This brings to possible autoimmunity disorder, where one methods I used to reduce them is taking some borax (boron) supplementation, such as 1/4 teaspoon in a liter of drinking water for one week. A daily dose of 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt in a cup of water will help increase the salinity as a way of raising the body's immune system. Thereafter, once two weeks has passed, the baking soda should still be continued, to at least 2 times a day to keep the pancreas fully bathed.
If weight loss is desired, there is a much simpler protocol, just avoid the sugars, fats and carbohydrates. When Dr. Atkins died, he did have a high cholesterol level. So obviously fatty liver can be from high fat meats, and fatty liver can occur. Hence granulated lecithin 1 teaspoon twice a day is taken also to restore liver to it's normal state, by removing the fats using a fat emulsifiying lecithin. In any case if you want to market any latest weight loss fad, it has to be complicated enough that people will buy book, too simple is simply unmarketable. Weight gain is generally seen as too much sugar in the system is converted to glycogen and fats, and fats are simply that, the body has great difficulty converting fats to energy, while proteins has little or no energy content and hence doesn't make you fat in general. However, as in all sugar, carbohydrate and protein they make your body acid, and the first organ to go is the pancreas since that's the major organ that has the most bicarbonates and hence are sensitive to acid forming food.
In addition, there are key amino acid more directly lated to weight loss, these include, l carnitine and often taken together with alpha lipoic acid, but also glutamine and glycine, and now and then arginine and lysine. These are the common supplements I used for weight loss. Certain amino acid are inhibitory and act as appetite suppressant such as taurine and glycine. Some minerals are appetite suppressants such as boron that I see most often. I don't generally use excitotoxins such as phenylalanine as it tends to damage the nervous system and weight back come back with a vengence. That's cause these excitotoxins damages the nervous system by overexciting them. The same can be said for monosodium glutamate, in low amounts they increase appetite in high amounts they have opposite effect, but that damages the hypothalamus and causes lifelong obesity. This is why scientist inject MSG into weanling rats so they can become obese. The same effect is also true whenever vaccinations are given to babies and they sometimes do add monosodium glutamate into these vaccinations.
One particular mineral besides boron that acts as mineral appetite suppressant is the zinc. Preferably I used zinc acetate, other forms such as zinc sulfate tend to induce vomiting. I believe it's the sulfate, and can be found also in epsom salt such as magnesium sulfate. Some may not be effected, but quite many Thais here seems to initiate vomiting after taking them in two or three hours will initiate vomiting. Generally zinc acetate is taken for only 50 mg per day for only one week, then I just stop them so that there's no exccessive zinc buildup and may take it again whenever the need arise a month or two.
EC: Incidentally, Ted (aka Parhatsathid Napatalung) was just quoted in Dr. Sircus' newsletter yesterday on this very subject! Here's the link to the article entitled, "The Pancreas, Bicarbonate and Diabetes" http://blog.imva.info/?p=649#arrive. Ted is quoted in the 2nd paragraph.
(Poynette, Wisconsin, Usa)
Thank you, Ted, for your comments on acid forming foods. I suffered several attacks of acute pancreatitis over a period of about 6 months before I discovered what was causing it. I would get symptoms soon after eating 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed (which I ground myself). My daughter used the same product with no problems so I don't think it was contaminated. I have read that raw seeds and grains (that have not been cooked or sprouted) contain a growth inhibitor that require pancreatic enzymes to break down and digest so I came to the conclusion that I may be depleted of some of these enzymes. I am 61 years old this happened about 5 years ago, I have never had these symptoms before or since (I now avoid raw flaxseed meal) and I have never had a problem with indigestion (always considered myself to have a 'cast iron stomach'). I have eaten other raw nuts and seeds and have had no reaction. What do you think?
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
Should the bicarbonate be diluted in water?
EC: Yes, always! We'll insert that into Ted's post.. thanks for catching the omission.
around 85% of acute pancreatitis cases are caused by alcohol... Whether long term abuse or a night of binge drinking. smoking can also aggrivate the pancreas.
i have had chronic pancreatitis since 2005. I have also been hospitalized around 40 times for acute pancreatitis. I did not drink but did smoke. it took six years of testing and hospitalizations before doctors in pittsburgh at UPMC determined what the root cause of my attacks were. I have pancreas divism. basically, the duct that pancreatic enzymes flow through to reach the duodenum does not work. my enzymes flow through an auxillary duct which is very narrow compared to the main duct. this duct becomes blocked and the enzymes flow back into the pancreas and actually start digesting the pancreas. pancreas divism is not all that uncommon and usually won't cause acute pancreatitis by itself. pittsburgh did dna gene testing and determined that I have a mutated spink1 gene. this gene along with the divism keeps causing me to have acute pancreatitis over and over. there is no cure but I periodically have stents placed into my pancreatic duct to ensure enzyme flow.
pancreatitis has become more common over the past 15-20 years, especially in men. for people who don't drink alcohol, diet is probably the main cause. a low fat diet helps to keep the pancreas from working too hard. also, foods that are more difficult to digest like red meats should be minimized. there's no need to go full on vegetarian or vegan, but just limiting the amount of all meats in one's diet will be beneficial.
also, there are supplements with pancreatic enzymes that are helpful. anything with amylase, lipase, and protease can be taken to help digest food and keep the pancreas from having to work too much.
diet and supplements are good starts and can really help minimize pancreatic episodes. however, pancreatitis is very serious and there is no substitute for medical care by a specialist... And not a GI doctor, a pancreas specialist. I actually know more about acute and chronic pancreatitis than my family doctor.
(South Lake Tahoe, Ca)
Thank you so much for posting this I've been having pancreatitis attacks in the last years and since ive found out I've quit drinking alcohol and it's still is happening. I've gone to the doctor and they want to send me to a G.I specialist at UC Davis. I've been to the hospital 3 times in the past 5 months and I've changed my diet no fatty foods minimum meats, no red meats..... I'm trying the aloe vera juice, papaya juice, I'm praying that this works. Thank you so much you've made my day!
(Cook County, Il)
Alcohol, alcohol, alcohol.....stay away from alcohol at all costs...it is THE leading cause of acute pancreatitis. (I'm goin through an episode of it as I am typing this. Cause: Alcohol) lots of AVOIDABLE and UNNECESSARY pain. DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL!
Pancreatitis can also be caused by at least two species of Fluke parasites as described by Hulda Clark. One may go yrs w/ no symptoms until anything can trigger a crisis. Alcohol would be, as described above, one of the worst triggers. Alkalizing remedies will be needed. A combination of Black Walnut/Clove/Wormwood plus additional Oregano, Chaparral, and Myrrh to kill any parasites. Dr Christopers P-14 herbal formula will very much help the condition (rotate w/ above herbs). I have also used Magnet therapy and Zapping w/ very good results.
Supplementing Zinc & Niacin will help alcohol detox.
I'm glad I went on this site so I can get better educated what is Acute Pancreatis and why was this happening to me. I was diagnosed with Acute Pancreatitis I had my first episodes last week it felt like I was passing stones, but all that was taken out ten years ago. They took all kinds of test the conclusion was that all natural herbs that I was taking is what might of been the cause not 100% because I don't drink or smoke but I do take alot of nature herb teas that what they think was the cause. I always been more or less a healthy person I take my herbalife shakes, protein and tea, it's when I added more natural tea's is when I started getting sick. If any one has a meal plan that I can follow please forward to me please.
Adam, please let me know how you felt after taking Papaya juice and aloe vera.
Drink Green smoothie by Victoria Butenko. Cut back on fats, oils, and refined sugar. Blend 75% greens such as kale or collard greens with fruit and 20oz water in vitamin or high speed blender. Drink the pitcher for breakfast and lunch, you will feel lighter and in a week or so your symptoms will have improved dramatically. Stay away from alcohol and there is a list of drugs such as antibiotics that can cause acute pancreatitis, so research the list, you might have a reaction to one of these meds doing a quick google search for Drug Induced Acute Pancreatitis.
HI - both my children (age 9 and 12) have had repeated attacks of pancreatitis. The 9 year old has pancreatic divisum but not the 12 year old and they are both positive for spink1 mutation. They are on low fat diets, take creon and exercise very regularly. We are waiting to be referred for surgical intervention. Does anybody know if there are any forums available to parents with children with pancreatitis? It's a very isolating place to be and would be weirdly comforting to talk to somebody else who is going through this. My husband and I keep this much to ourselves, we don't want to frighten the kids although frankly it terrifies us both. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I hope I can get a reply from you :). I also have pancreatitis and have had good results with black walnut. I see you use the hulda clark protocol with wormwood/cloves/black walnut. My problem is that as soon as I stop taking the black walnut my enzymes start getting trapped in my pancreas again and start to swell. So I was wondering if you experienced the same? And also how long do you take this stuff for because technically black walnut and wormwood are for sort term only.
Thanks in advance.
Alex: It appears there may be more organs involved than the Pancreas. A stagnate & infected gallbladder can cause pancreatitis so you may need to do a Gallbladder Cleanse. The Liver will need some support also. Take a "Milk Thistle Combination" herbal product and also eat or juice Beets regularly.
Back to the P and paras. I strongly advise a Basic Hulda Clark Zapper to be used as whole body and specifically in the problem area. The Zapper will increase the power of the herbs. Also consider adding the other herbs I mentioned in previous post to strengthen the original Black Walnut combo.
This should prove beneficial but if you still suspect infestation & infection you should try the best herbal combo called "Humaworm" which is awarded many successful testimonials.
Let us know of your progress.
Hi Tim, I just had a blood test done and it found high amounts of amylase and lipase from pancreas and salivary glands and low white blood cell count. About a month ago I did a carrot juice fast for 9 days and then slowly introduced broth, and roasted vegetables, etc. back into my diet and am not sure it that is the cause of my troubles or something else. I also use to drool at night and noticed that I have been having a dry mouth and sometimes dry eyes during the day. I am unclear as to what to do to correct this.
Should I fast to give my pancreas a chance to heal or eat a low cholesterol diet to start? Do I take the 1/2 tsp baking soda in 8 oz water 2-3x/day 30 min after a meal, along with the alkalizing remedy (black walnut, clove, wormwood with oregano, chaparral, and myrrh, with zinc and niacin supplements to detox alcohol, and the 1/2 cup of both aloe and papaya juice 2x/day (does it have to be fresh food juiced or can I buy the juices?), and take 1/4 tsp borax in a liter of water for a week? Will I need to cleanse the liver and kidney after that's done or along side that? I started with taking 1/2 lemon juiced, 1 tbsp ACV, 1 tsp honey, 1/2 tsp tumeric powder, pinch cinnamon, pinch chilli pepper powder, pinch rosemary powder in a glass of warm water after waking up, and the 1 oz of lemon juice and olive oil 2x/day on an empty stomach (but it hasn't produced any stones) and have been adding 1/3 tsp burdock root powder, 1/3 tsp turkey rhubarb root, 1/3 astragulus root powder, 1 tsp honey, along with the heated liquid from 1 tsp ground milk thistle that was boiled and simmered for 20 min in a warm glass of water before going to bed.
I truly value your expertise and appreciate any help you can offer.
First, do you filter your water, air? It appears you need to support your Thyroid by supplementing Coconut Oil and Iodine. Skipping one meal fast is usually a good thing, and more live foods/juicing is easier on digestion. Alkalizing is often tricky as it varies with the severity of the individual condition. You can purchase test strips to measure the PH of Saliva. Infection in general will cause acidosis but die-off will cause much acidosis so you will need to alkalize fallowing the herbal para cleanse which needs done 2x day. Also take one spoon Milled Flax Seed to keep Colon clean. Your Kidney cleanse list looks good and you report no stones so postpone that and concentrate on the Pancreas. Try to find Dr Christopher's P-14 herbal Pancreas formula. Solaray has a different type product but effective called Pancreas Caps that contains Raw Pancreas Substance unlike the P-14. Raw Liver and Raw Pancreas tablets will help much. Continue with ACV and Lemon. Take a good Multivitamin?mineral plus extra Chromium to help metabolism in general and specifically burning carbs & sugars. If you don't see any improvement soon you may need to do Zapping to kill infections. Calcium 2-AEP will help incorporate minerals into cells to improve salivation/dehydration. Hope this helps and hope to hear back as to your progress.
Hi Tim, many thanks for you detailed follow-up!!! I use a Santevia water filter and am not filtering my air at home. After I wrote you I stumbled upon Dr. Christopher's herbal legacy website. I read the info and started the body purification program yesterday morning and bought the herbs for the lower bowel formula and made the pills last night. Can I just add the pancreas formula and the multivitamin/mineral plus extra Chromium to this regime or do I need to wait until finish the 3 day? Again many thanks!!!
S: Since nutrient absorption requires a healthy gut, do finish the cleanse first. Depending on the severity of infection, you may need to rotate the herbal pancreas and herbal intestine formulas. You can rotate these on a daily basis. When things appear normal again, supplement a good Probiotic to maintain healthy bacteria which translates in good health all round.
My son has chronic pancreatitis, he is 19 and it took over 11 years to get an accurate diagnosis. We were unable to find any real info on UK sites for children with pancreatitis and yes it is very frightening to be told your child has this especially when you read up on this disease. We have found a low fat diet is essential, when a flare up happens my son now avoids any food to allow the pancreas to rest. On occasions he has been hospitalised in order for him to be hydrated and he has had a lot of surgery. You have to educate yourself, your GP is unlikely to know much about the condition. There is far more info and support in the US for children with this condition so check out their sites and info. I am so sorry you are have two children with this but do the research and don't be scared to question the advice of the hospital or consultants. Also find out the most experienced consultant you can, under the NHS you have a right to choose and book ie you can request to be seen by any dr anywhere in the UK so find the best and don't just accept the local hospital unless they really are a specialist unit.
Please read about the pancreatic protective effects of melatonin.
Melatonin has a very good safety profile and is naturally produced by the body suggesting lower potential for allergic reaction. Here in the states, it is readilly available and inexpensive. Melatonin acts as a potent antioxidant that scavenges multiple forms of radicals in the body, but also improves the bodies own highly potent antioxidant system while potentially helping to reduce an excessive inflamatory response. Melatonin is also protective of the major organs. Here are a few studies suggesting the benefit of melatonin for pancreatitis that you can print and discuss with your doctor. :
Lastly and importantly, melatonin also has studies to show that it can be gut protective:
Aloe Vera and Papaya Juices
I did not get a diagnosis of pancreatitis but I had a 9 out of 10 pain after eating. I went to Earth Clinic and read about drinking papaya juice(fresh, I used my Breville juicer and I bought aloe juice in a glass bottle and an aloe plant ). I also think my gallbladder was inflamed. I ate vegetables and made green smoothies in my vitamix. It's been two weeks since it all started and I feel so much better. I am still eating mostly veggies with a little bit of fruit. Less fat and sugar for now makes me feel better. Also, I bought some digestive enzymes and I think that helped. Be careful and watch everything that goes in your mouth, no alcohol, meats, cheese, and medications.
Aloe Vera and Papaya Juices
Aloe Vera and Papaya smoothie for Pancreatitis worked for me, but it must be fresh and also you must stay off meat and alcohol. Juice and eat very light. This means no heavy meals, no fatty foods and most of all no meats or alcohol. Strictly vegan and no dairy. If you consume dairy, it must be fat free. I.e. fat free yogurt. The papaya and aloe must be blended and drank 3 times a day for a week. Drink it an hour before your meal. Do not buy aloe or papaya drinks. This has to be fresh from the grocery store in order to work.
I was not getting better and by the third day on this regimen I started feeling a change. I also used grape seed extract, turmeric plus ibuprofen to bring the inflammation down. I am planning on following the low fat diet and no alcohol for the rest of my life. Please understand you must too, in order to get well. It is an adjustment but if you value your life, you have to make some positive changes. Good luck to all!
Aloe Vera and Papaya Juices
I started Aloe Vera and Papaya Juices last week and had been having problems for almost a year now. This is the first thing that has worked. Thank you all for the post! Please note that you should get "inner filet" aloe vera. I did the aloe vera juice last week, but am using the gel this week. The gel seems to be working better, but that's perhaps because I'm already a week into the regime. Although the gel makes the papaya juice thick and is a little unappealing. I just shoot it very quickly about 1/3-1/2 cup each, twice a day. The lady at the market where I get the Aloe Vera explained that the other (not "INNER FILET") makes your stomach cramp. Good luck to all. This has saved me!!!
Aloe Vera and Papaya Juices
After an ERCP to remove a gallstone in the common bile duct, I was one of those cases that got pancreatitis on Feb. 17th. I have lost 29 pounds and having pain after eating every meal. I have had every test imagineable and gone to Mayo Clinic as well. All that was found was a cyst in my pancreas that was 2mm. But even though the testing all testing came back normal I still had pain after every meal. I have been praying for God to help me, to heal me. I was drawn to one of the articles on this site about drinking Aloe Juice and Papaya Juice. I started yesterday and within a few hours I could tell the difference in my pain. This morning I got up and had no pain. I believe this is my answer. Thank you for your post and Thank God for finding this.
Aloe Vera and Papaya Juices
I was suffering from pancreatitis and was getting constant pain in the upper abdomen. The first thing was that I adopted a total vegetarian dies eating leafy vegetables, I lost a lot of weight suddenly over a span of six months. I then read of Aloe vera & papaya juice. I started taking 15ml each by mixing both the juices, twice a day for two weeks. My appetite & digestion has improved improved and I am on the road to recovery. It is a miracle potent.
Aloe Vera and Papaya Juices
21 year old sister. diagnosed with and treated in Hospital and home health care, use of PICC line [Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter] nutritionally for acute to severe Pancreatitis.... When conventional meds did not work and placed on a 500gm no fat diet and basically left for death....I prayed for a miracle ....the response was aloe vera juice and papaya real juice....
She was still in the hospital when my mom purchased both and began give her 1/3 cup of each 3 times daily ...she has 1/3 of her pancreas left....Immediately the first day in doctor came in the room and reported her amylase levels and all test levels were normal...He has since begain addding this to his patient regime for pancreatitis treatment...my grandmother's uncle age 70+ also used this treatment in the hospital following an acute pancreatitis attack.. he recovered within hours....
Give it a try...My sister was dying...Years of substance abuse and fatty diet was killing her pancreas...she is alive and well at 30..
Im from Mumbai, India. I am having symptoms of pancreatitis...The gnawing pain radiating through the back..loss of apettite, indigestion etc. Trust me, the pain's horrible!. have had it for several days now. It has upset my entire schedule. Affect my work terribly.I'm doing Indian herbs ( Ayurved ) for a while now. Still there's little relief ( Ayurvedic takes time as it cures from the root ). After having read your story, I must say its a real miracle. And God almighty bless your sister. I have tried aloe vera juice a few days back. But i wasn't aware that even papaya juice helps. Can you suggest the dosage / quantity? Do i need to mix both together or consume them seperate?
omgosh!!!! I had forgot this posting and I am amazed and blessed by hearing this has helped others.. It changed my sister's life.. She has never had acute pancreatitis again. We also had an older family member cured as well. My mom mixed them together because aloe juice is not so fantastic (taste wise) by itself and she used organic papaya juice pure... I'm sure any color will be fine... She used 1/3 cup each 3 times a day.. You may have play around with it to see what works for you.... For our family it is a God given cure.. God bless.. I will check back more frequently to make sure I can reply for help.
I was wondering how long do you take the aloe Vera juice and Papaya... Do you have to take it for the rest of your life?
Hi!! We are from Andhra pradesh ( Hyderabad).
My husband is 27 years, since 17 years he is suffering with PANCREATITIS, After doing all the test . Dr told that the size of the pancreas are increasing.. Please help me with the remedy. Even Dr. have inserted the needle to the back pain vien where it stops the pain to come.
He is using Ultracet Tablet daily as Dr suggested but still no issue. But still he is facing the same problem. As Dr suggested he stopped drinking but he smokes daily he takes 8 cigars.
Please advise me in curing my husband health. Request you all to help me..
Thank you, Rajasri
(Modesto, Ca/ Usa)
Pancreatitis was mentioned in the research I recently read on Lypospheric Vit-C. One source I have heard of is a product by a Dr. Levy. Try googling both. Apparently quite effective, because pancreatiti has a possible source as a virus as well as bacterium, and this form of C can work on both, tests say.
Try it and see! Best wishes to health! --T.
Elaine.... My sister has only had to drink the papaya and also juice as needed for pain and treatment periodically.
(New York, New York, Usa)
Lisa thank you for your post about Aloe vera and papaya juice and helping so many people in pain. I had an Ercp which triggered a severe pancretitis (3monts in hospital) and since then I have pain everytime I eat and actually the pain lingers all day and night.
I am anxious to start the papaya but I can see several options are offered and not the exact one. It is difficult to find organic papaya 100% juice, for ex. Lakewood has it mix with apple.
Did you juice it yourself ? Can you use the powder and make the juice ? Where did you get the Aloe Vera , the only one I found was with sugar at Wholefood.
Thank you so much for caring about helping others. We who are in pain really appreciate it. RebeccaH
(Brooklyn, New York, Usa)
To Rebeccah from New York, New York and all the people: you should buy both papaya and aloe vera leaf fresh from grocery store, only when raw and unprocessed can they cure your pancreas, b/c only then they contain enzymes that your pancreas is lacking. Green unripe papaya contains more enzymes; on the other hand, ripe orange papaya has a lot of vitamin A which is also very healing, so use both, or choose medium ripe. Aloe vera leaf cut at base and place standing in a jar for an hour or so, to let all the juice leak out. You can use the juice to make a cosmetic mask for your face or your hair. Skin the leaf and use the inner gel. Place some papaya, some aloe vera gel and some water in a blender and make a smoothie. It doesn't matter the exact amount, make at least a cup 3 times a day, and take it separately from other food, at least 1 hour away. It's also very beneficial to relax and meditate, or just daydream after you have this drink. Health and happiness to all. Love and peace.
Vit E 1 a day, VIt c 500mg two a day, grape seed extract 100 mg two a day, Papaya and aloevera juice, Grape juice(with seeds). If still symptoms persist add selenium and methionine.
No smokin no alcohol.
Food egg whites, vegetables, steamed fish
Papaya nectar and aloe Vera juice.. Any brand.. Does Not have to organic. She just used them together. Mix equal portions multiple times a day until pain gone. 1 or 2 days max. Or until enzymes are back to normal level. Our family is thankful for God's healing miracles of aloe and papaya!
I just wanted to say Thank you so much for this posting. You really just gave a gift. Thank you.
I have a 5 month old that has been placed on creon pills for the past 3 months now due to him having problems with his pancreas... The only thing that's getting me worried is the creon pills aren't helping. Before he started taking the pills, his pancreas level was close to 100. Now since he's been taking these pills his pancreas level has dropped down to 40. That's his pancreas getting worse... I have been looking into trying this remedy with papaya and aloe vera to see if it works.. Can you tell me what type of aloe vera and papaya you use... Thanks
This is for Lisa Smith, I saw your post on Papaya and Aloe vera. What kind of Papaya I ran into Brazilian papaya, Mexican Papaya, Hawaiian papaya, which papaya do you recommend?
My Dad was once hospitalized for pancreatitis -- he was in so much pain. I am sorry to hear you are dealing with this.
In his book, Charcoal Remedies, John Dinsley reports charcoal poultices to be helpful for pancreatitis. We have always found it helpful for pain. You might try large charcoal poultices over the pancreas area over night and see if it helps you.
How to Make a Charcoal Poultice
I hope you feel better soon!
~Mama to Many~
In answer to all the questions:
My sister took it until she was cured. Several days in hospital. She took it several times with in that year as needed for occasional pain but never has had an pancreatic issues again. My family purchased papaya nectar or juice and also vera juice. I am sure a health food store or grocery store has both available. I assume organic is better. Doesn't matter which papaya family, any kind of papaya is acceptable. Doesn't matter whether it is green or yellow papaya. Just the combination. 1/3 of a cup of each .. several times a day till pain and symptoms subside.
Take until pain subsides and take only as needed for prevention.
I don't know about the powder, our experience has been to combining the 2 juices, manufactured prepared and bottle separately. We mixed them equal parts of 13 each to create the drink that cured my sister. I pray it has helped you too.
I am so grateful that this remedy / cure continues to heal people.
I have been admitted to the hospital twice in 6 months for acute pancreatitis and the only thing that made the pain go away was dilaudid. Well, I'm currently suffering from my third pancreatic attack and I refuse to be admitted to the hospital again because I know that's what'll happen. I'm a single mom with 2 school children and it just isn't gonna work. From what I was told by the doctors, in order for your pancreas to heal you have to basically not eat or drink anything because the pancreas needs to rest. This is why when you eat or drink, the symptoms get worse. The fact that I'm not all doped up on drugs in the hospital, I'm freakin' starving and having hunger pains. I'm gonna try this today with the papaya and aloe vera. I really do hope this works because I cannot go another day like this. I have a tooth extraction tomorrow too and I'd really hate to go through mouth and tummy pain at the same time. Thanks for this and I will definitely be trying it.
Apple Cider Vinegar
I have chronic pancreatitis caused by a gallstone lodging in the mouth of my pancreas and causing calcification. Two people have recommended organic and raw apple cider vinegar and having used this first thing in the morning. For the last month, I have found a remarkable change and no more pain. I was on morphine! The Braggs one has the mother in it and you must get this one. Good luck
Apple Cider Vinegar
Hi, My 17 year old cat suffers from Pancreatitis. He's now on a special home diet : cooked bison, cooked green peas, sawflower oil, fish oil and a special supplement powder. Do you think ''apple cider vinegar with the mother could be good / help him? Thank you very much.
Definitely try the ACV. It is good for so many things. I give it to my animals when I think they need it. For a cat, 1/4 t. mixed in food would work. Or add it to his water, if he will drink it that way. My cats love the water left from a can of tuna. I am sure I could add the vinegar to that and they would take it. Jessie
Apple Cider Vinegar
I'm not sure about cellulite, but I'm sure if anything would work ACV would. I had horrible acne and started applying it straight topically and taking two table spoons internally daily. Also started applying it to my arm pits nightly. I had a horrible problem with deodorant not working after my first pancreatic attack. I now only have to apply deodorant once in the morning. No reapplying 3 or 4 times during the day. I noticed after about a week that I was using the restroom more regularly. Because I have Pancreatitis, sometimes my food does not digest properly. The ACV has also helped with this. I have never believed in anything the way I believe in Apple Cider Vinegar. It is inexpensive and good for you. So even if it doesn't work for Cellulite it will make you feel better over all. I have heard of people using ACV as a fat flush to lose weight. Maybe that is why it has helped with some peoples cellulite. Good Luck!!!
(Fort Lauderdale, Fl)
I too have an ongoing Pancreas condition, I am a 44 year old male and I started incorporating ACV into my Diet a week ago. plain old ACV and balsamic vinegar in dressing and such. after years of suffering I am feeling much better over all. Normally I am always starving especially after eating healthier foods and veggies. now I feel much more satisfied and my digestion has improved. I believe ACV can benefit most people on "Proton pump inhibitors" and the like. The Doctors have been trying to get me to take them for years. never seemed like a good Idea to disable part of my digestion process. I always disliked sour and vinegary things, turns out it's what the doctor should have "Ordered" long ago..
Chanca Piedra is a life saver!
I woke up one day not being able to tolerate sweets. My blood sugar was going haywire. Nausea. Pain on left side radiating to back. Palpitations. Indigestion. Loose stools. Feverish etc. Research told me this was pancreatitis. Possibly caused by gallstone blockage. (It happens when there quick weight loss/gain.) I tried everything-ACV, Apple juice, baking soda, enzymes, aloe/papaya juice, lime juice...nothing worked. So got bhumiamlaki (chanca piedra). One cup of tea and could feel the gall stone blockage melting away!! The symptoms are fading now, even though apparently recovery can take up to 6 weeks.
Now I'm focused in healing - gymnema and neem help, aloe/papaya also helps along with Amla juice(Vit C) and activated charcoal poultices. Hopefully my pancreas will be brand new soon. But I will never be without my chanca piedra again. Hope this post helps others.
Was it actually possible for you to completely cure your pancreatitis with the tea? And how long did it take exactly? I have now also had my first Chanca tea. Thanks for the hint!
Colloidal silver helped my pancreatitis and cancer greatly along with taheebo tea, bee propolis and an alkaline diet 90% raw food with wheatgrass, barleygrass, and green juices. Juices and raw foods build your immune system and fights off every disease. But when I want something tasty I use silver colloid. We bought a silver edge silver maker.
I was very sick with pancreatitis from 1989-1992. I got sick with pancreatitis because I lived vegetarian and I ate too much fruit. Most fruit have a lot of sugar and now I limit it to usually 1 to a max of 2 cups per day. I have to be extremely careful with black berries and sweet fruits like oranges, peaches etc. And also with bread. I used to love French baguette or soft Pretzels.
I stay away from sugar, bread and everything that contains starches as well as alcohol and deserts, cakes etc.
Once a day I have a smoothie with a few strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, goat milk and stevia to satisfy my "sweet tooth". Otherwise I eat a lot of salads with lettuce and I add cabbage /bell peppers/carrots/tomatoes etc whatever is in my yard / fridge. My energy and concentration is best with a mixed salad and meat, like some chicken or fish, beef or lamb. In the winter time I cook often vegetable soups or miso soup to stay warm and I steam a lot of veggies. I eat goat or sheep cheese as desert to keep me longer satisfied. I drink lots of water and unsweet ice tea or hot tea. Once in a while I have a glass of dry wine. Unsweet black or green tea and lettuce is very good for the pancreas because of its "bitter" taste.
I also take every day twice baking soda mixed in water, which prevents beforehand any trouble with the pancreas. My salad dressing consists of organic apple cider vinegar, Herba mare (= salt herbmix available at health food stores or online) and flax seed oil (refrigerated).
Since I am on this "diet", I never had any trouble with the pancreas again, and my "genetically extremely high cholesterol level" has been normal ever since. This diet freed me also from weight problems and cravings.
Hi Linda, firstly thank you so much for your post! 2 years ago I was a dedicated vegan for about 9 months and similar to yourself ingested a huge amount of fruits and sugars to stay satisfied. During this period I started to feel quiet unwell so stopped and tried to wean myself back on to animal products but as I realise now the damage was already done. I've now been in immense pain for over 12 months had many tests done (endoscopy, colonoscopy, ultrasound) with no resulting answers. I've had a hunch that it may have to do with my pancreas for a while but all said that you only get from drinking a lot of alcohol when I've hardly ever drank much at all. Though as soon as I read your post I knew that it was from my fruit eating and excess sugar consumption. Thank you very much.
Also quick question may I ask you why you use flaxseed oil over olive? Is it less irritating?
Dietary Changes, Inositol
I was hospitalized for pancreatitis about a month ago. The last three days, the feeling of oncoming pancreatitis started coming back, as well as accompanying anxiety thinking I was going to have to be hospitalized again., I did everything suggested on this pancreatitis forum - Ted's remedies, no alcohol, papaya and aloe vera - nothing worked! Last night, I took 4 grams of pharmaceutical inositol powder, 3 grams and woke up calm - no anxiety or depression and had slept deeply. Also, no symptoms of pancreatitis when I woke up. I started researching inositol and found that not only is it used for anxiety and depression, it is used for insulin resistance and diabetes, and the pancreas secrets insulin, so taking the inositol stopped my low blood sugar attacks on the spot! Woke up and took 3 more grams. Inositol is huge for liver detoxification as well as helping all the neurotransmitters work properly so that the serotonin, dopamine and gaba receptors are getting what they need to function properly.
But the lack of inositol wasn't the problem for the pancreatic symptoms rising. It was my primary diet of Long Chained Fatty Acids. I was eating lots of grass fed beef, eggs, tons of GLA (found in primrose, borage and current oil) . Long Chained are found in meat, egg yolks, avocados, olive oil, GLA and fish and fish oil - you can research this further. Coconut Oil and Palm oil are medium chained fatty acids and are the oils of choice.This article (link below) explains why Long Chained Fatty Acids, as well as alcohol, and the ensuing calcium release causes pancreatitis. It's more on the scientific life but if you can bear through that, you will see what actually causes pancreatitis - Long Chained Fatty Acids, Calcium.....
And on Inositol:
The above link on inositol targets mostly how it is used for insulin resistance, but you can goole it for anxiety or depression and liver detoxification. For me using inositol eliminated complete my low blood sugar bouts, which causes huge stress hormones to be released.
Dear Earthclinic, Thank you for the Editor's Choice Award. However, I have new data to counteract my hypothesis for what causes Pancreatis, according to the article I included in my initial choice - which was Long Tailed Fatty Acids - perhaps good to remove my gold medal : )
After I sent you the email, I sent the article to my friend, a former geneticist at the CDC. I would like to share with you and the readers his response to me. After which I will give feedback on what now I believe can be the cause of Pancreatitis - in children, people who don't smoke or drink or consume large amounts of meat.
Here is the response to the article from my friend, former CDC geneticist:
"Good try if only you know a little about biochemistry.
It's not the length if the fatty acid side chain. The research shows that it's fatty acid ESTERS.
How does the body make an ester out of fatty acids? Ethanol! (alcohol)
Ethanol, while it's true that many people that drink alcohol do not get pancreatictis, this is probably because they have more robust mechanisms. Mostly in the liver, that are designed to interfere with this reaction in the body.
if your hypothesis were correct, everyone on a ketogenic, atkins, rosedale, or paleo diet would have pancreatitis"/
So, after receiving this feedback from my friend, I thought, why would children, non smokers, non-drinkers get pancreatitis? And why did my symptoms go away with eliminating long tailed fatty acids?
Let me answer the last question first: Because I had eliminated all fats, giving my pancreas a break. But here is where it get's interesting, please bear with me.
I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in 2005. I was bit in1992, so I had was was clinically called, Latent Lyme Disease. It was serious for me - lots of symptoms in my CNS - Central Nervous Symptom, and no true cure in traditional medical field for Latent Lyme Disease - intravenous antibiotics, just make the Lyme spirochetes, and their cofactors go deeper into "hiding", and may come out later in life when the immune system isn't as strong.
After hanging on for about a year with Lyme Disease, I found a "clinic", only taking patients by word of mouth, that someone had reported to me that this Clinice had cleared her Lyme Disease. My first visit to them, they told me that I had so many hookworms in my pancreatic duct, that I was about to get Diabetes. They cleared the hookworms, and subsequently cleared the Lyme and it's cofactors. Hookworms? I have pictures of me at 3 years old on the dirt with my dog.. hookworms live in the soil.
So going back to parasite infection in the pancreatic duct and what Hulda Clark's protocol of mainly clearing Liver Flukes. According to her, Liver Flukes are on all raw veggies and harmless enough - until one is exposed to Isopropyl Alcohol. This agent causes the liver flukes to digest the lining around them, to then, reproduce in the digestive tract as real agents of concern. in other words. liver flukes are harmless, until exposed to rubbing alcohol, which cause the activation of the larva to come alive and then become harmful liver flukes.
So what I am taking now, instead of Humaworm, Hulda Clarkes zapping and or wormwood conception, is potent oreganal drops, from the wild mountains of Greece, google it on Amazon, to kill parasites.
If you decide to order it, please read carefully the reviews. It is so potent that is can burn holes in you skin. I carefully put 4 or 5 drops in a gelatin capsule and down it with a huge glass of water, and sometimes with aloe vera juice, inner filet only. This oregano oil will kill any parasite in the body, but has to be used regularly. Perhaps Humaworm will be just as good, but haven't used it, so don't know.
Keep in mind that when you kill any unwanted organisms in the body too fast, you might have a Herxheimer reaction, as such go slow..... If with children, I personally would use the Humaworm, and lots of water.......Oregano Oil is for the big timers.
Hope this is helpful!
EC: Thank you for the update! We have removed the editor's choice award...
I had severe pancreatitis 20 years ago and I still have to be careful what I eat and drink: Stay away from sweets, fruit, juices, alcoholic drinks and everything that has high sugar content. Papaya helps a little, but a product containing plant-derived enzymes bromelain and papain, and other enzyme helps the best. It has been made for joint pain, but it really helps with pancreatitis.
The normal dosage is 3 tablets twice a day on an empty stomach. When I have it really bad, I take 3× 5 pills. It saved my life. With this supplement, I can eat a normal diet.