Case History: 66 y/o Female, Elevated Pancreatic Enzymes, Candidate for Gall Bladder Surgery

After 6 weeks of treatment amylase reduced from 197 to 165, lipase 156 to 83. Bowels are brown color, no mucus. As of 9/14/15 amylase at 136, lipase 65; both values considered normal depending on the lab range values utilized. CT scan of abdomen revealed no acute disease. Complete metabolic panel shows low sodium and chloride (danger of restricted salt intake). Gall bladder and biliary scan revealed normal gallbladder ejection fraction, gall bladder organ thin-walled, free of stones and sludge. Vitamin D in normal range (86), cholesterol in normal range. No abdominal pain or distress, bowels are well-formed with no abnormality.

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A 12-Hour Window for a Healthy Weight

“Meal times have more effect on circadian rhythm than dark and light cycles … and circadian rhythm in turn affects the function of many genes in the body”, is a line from the previous article I shared on the importance of eating on a regular schedule.

Of all the health management practices one could consider there are few more important than observing this regularity.

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Zang Fu and the Spleen & Stomach

Did you know that 7 out of 10 doctor visits involve GI complaints? That’s massive. And as you likely know there is woefully little remedy offered by Allopathic medicine, and those that are provided–antacids, bile powders, antibiotics–are based on weak medical theory and inevitably make the problem worse. It comes as no surprise that over 80% of doctors feel they lack the knowledge and training required to handle these and other chronic ailments.

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