I was diagnosed with pancreatitis two years ago.
Dear Terry, “I was diagnosed with pancreatitis two years ago. Since then, my gallbladder has been removed and I had 2 stents placed in my ducts, which were then removed 3 months later. I have been prescribed every synthetic drug under the moon, but would rather treat the root cause and not just mask the symptoms. What should I be taking on a daily basis?” — Cheryl M., Reno, NV
Dear Cheryl, I would first take a good hard look at your diet. You would do better with more proteins and fats, and less carbohydrates and sugar in your diet. While I understand this takes a huge effort on your part, it can make a real difference. Click on my healthy diet plan for more information. For additional information, I also recommend checking out the following websites: www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com and www.drperlmutter.com. You should also read the books, Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter and Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis.
In addition to modifying your diet, there are some natural ingredients that you may want to consider. I encourage you to discuss the use of dietary supplementation with your physician as they may have additional input.
I think taking both boswellia and curcumin daily is the best place to start. Curcumin and boswellia are traditional botanicals that do an excellent job relieving pain and inflammation. The combination also benefits lung, heart and brain health as well, so it is a good product to use on an ongoing basis. I recommend taking 750 mg of high absorption curcumin twice daily. When it comes to boswellia, I recommend taking 500-1,000 mg daily.
Keep in mind that standard curcumin is very poorly absorbed, so make sure the product you choose features a curcumin with excellent absorption that has been proven in published human studies. The best form I have ever found uses curcumin blended with turmeric essential oils in a patented process. This curcumin has been shown in published human studies to be better absorbed than standard curcumin.
It’s also important to find a product that features a boswellia extract that has filtered out the majority of beta-boswellic acid. Unlike most boswellic acids, beta-boswellic acid is actually pro-inflammatory. Removing it greatly enhances the potency of the boswellia extract. You also want a boswellia extract that includes at least 10% or more of acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid (AKBA), the most active component of boswellia.
Terry . . . Naturally