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Dr. James Krick
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can taking digestive enzymes cause weight loss ?

Can taking digestive enzymes cause weight loss ?

No: If anything, they would increase caloric absorption and weight, but probably woun't do either. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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I was told i would not need digestive enzymes/bile salts after gallbladder removal...Why then do naturopaths promote taking them? What is best?

I was told i would not need digestive enzymes/bile salts after gallbladder removal...Why then do naturopaths promote taking them? What is best?

Training: You do not need them. Naturopaths are trained differently and so are thought the you do, though there is no scientific evidence to back that. The gallbadder is like a reservoir only. It only is a storage site. The salts , etc, are still produced and released whether there or not. ...Read more

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Can toddlers safely take digestive enzymes on a regular basis?

Can toddlers safely take digestive enzymes on a regular basis?

Yes, if needed: A toddler should not need digestive enzyme supplements unless they have cystic fibrosis or pancreatic disease. People with cystic fibrosis have safely taken digestive enzyme supplements for their entire lives. ...Read more

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Please look at my info - need advice on whether digestive enzymes might help my condition.

I am sorry : I couldn't find u information , but may be it is better to discuss this with u pcp since he knows u condition. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of digestive enzymes?

What are the side effects of digestive enzymes?

Don't know of any: Digestive enzymes are vital in the digestion (breaking down) of the large food molecules we eat so that they can be small enough to pass through the GI lining into our blood stream. There are enzymes to break down sugars, proteins and fats primarily. When taken as instructed, there should not be any side-effects to mention. Make sure the ones you are takng do not have allergens such as gluten. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect associated with taking digestive enzymes?

Is there any side effect associated with taking digestive enzymes?

Don't know of any: Digestive enzymes are vital in the digestion (breaking down) of the large food molecules we eat so that they can be small enough to pass through the GI lining into our blood stream. There are enzymes to break down sugars, proteins and fats primarily. When taken as instructed, there should not be any side-effects to mention. Make sure the ones you are takng do not have allergens such as gluten. ...Read more

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Is taking digestive enzymes safe ? Would it cause any dependency issues ?

Enzymes: They are safe. No, you would not be dependent on them unless your body fails to make a specific enzyme. If this was in fact the case, then you would find that you would have difficulty digesting certain foods without the enzymes. A common example is lactose deficiency. Those that are deficient find it very unpleasant to try and consume dairy without lactaid tablets. ...Read more

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Are there any advantages to taking digestive enzymes with meals? Any disadvantages?

Are there any advantages to taking digestive enzymes with meals?  Any disadvantages?

Pancreas: You only take digestive enzymes when your pancreas or intestine not working they are prescribed when there is dficiency and malabsorption. Advantage is to replenish. The disadvantages of taking them on normal body are nausea, bloating, gas, allergy, diarrhea and bleed. Excess of every thing is bad. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will using digestive enzymes after full meals for 3+ months inhibit my body from producing the enzymes naturally and make me dependent on digestive en?

Will using digestive enzymes after full meals for 3+ months inhibit my body from producing the enzymes naturally and make me dependent on digestive en?

Digestive enzymes: If you are so concerned about your future enzyme function why are you using digestive enzymes in the first place? No there should not be anylong term effects on your body enzymes. ...Read more

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How can I replenish digestive enzymes if I have had excessive gas?

Probiotic vitamins: Limit carbonated soda and fatty, fried goods from your diet. Start taking probiotic vitamins. Eat more fruit, fiber, and green leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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Should I be taking probiotics or digestive enzymes or both if I'm constantly bloated after eating?

Should I be taking probiotics or digestive enzymes or both if I'm constantly bloated after eating?

Bloating: I see you have gluten sensitivity. A gluten free food plan would be the first place to start. A lab test from your doc will tell you if you need digestive enzymes (which need to be taken w/food). A good probiotic can be helpful. Doctor Ohira's brand is a good one. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Nucific Bio X4 Support Digestive Enzymes?

Nucific Bio X4: According to BIO X4’s product label, the supplement contains: Probiotic Blend: 4 billion CFU per capsule – Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum, Bifidobacterium lactis, B. animalis. Digestive Enzyme Blend: 88mg – Amylase (from Aspergilus Oryzae), Bromelain, Lipase (from Rhizopus Oryzae). Weight Management Blend: 100mg – Green Tea Extract (50% EGCG) Craving Control Blend: 166mg – Caralluma Fimbriata Extract ...Read more

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Why does digestive enzymes cause flatuation?

Breakdown/ferment: Breakdown of dietary media without a slow digestion leads to decr absorption of nutrients and hence fermentation of semidigested food/ leading to flatus. ...Read more

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What food can I eat that has digestive enzymes?

Papaya and Pineapple: If you can find fresh, not canned or dried, papaya and pineapple, these fruits have active enzymes that help to break down protein until they are themselves digested. Also, active yogurt cultures can assist in the digestion of small amounts of lactose. Patients with cystic fibrosis take specially made tablets called viokase (pancrelipase) with active digestive enzymes. ...Read more

Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more