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Question: I just got home from the hospital from having an acute pancreatitis attack; the doc wanted me to follow a soft, bland, low fat diet...help. What do I eat besides oatmeal, mash potatoes and bananas? Thank you Answer: Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas, which plays an important role in digestion and metabolism. Because of this role, when someone suffers from pancreatitis they often experience severe abdominal pain that becomes worse after eating. Other symptoms include swollen and tender abdomen, nausea, vomiting, fever and rapid pulse. While most people recover from pancreatitis, it can be a life-threatening illness. Acute pancreatitis may be an indicator of gallstone disease. As gallstones pass through your system they can cause the pancreatic duct to become blocked, which causes pancreatitis Initial treatment includes no food. When attacks are very severe, doctors may use IV nutrition to nourish patients until they are able to tolerate food. Onc...
Have you tried and failed to lose weight on various diets in the past? If you have, don't be deterred. Personally, I hate the word ‘diet!' For me, it congers up all sorts of unpleasant thoughts, such as cabbage soup and meal replacement shakes. Another reason for my disdain of the word is that it seems to suggest that to lose weight and be healthier we must follow some sort of downright complicated plan. This is simply not true, a fact I cannot emphasize enough! However, it does appear that many of us have become conditioned to thinking that a simple, healthy eating plan will not suffice - however this couldn't be further from the truth. So, how can you spot a ‘fad' diet? A fad diet may be described as one that enjoys temporary popularity. Such diets are rampant today, with many of them being extremely restrictive, even to the point of being dangerous. A diet is likely to be a fad if it: Contradicts what most trusted health p...
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If you smoke, stop smoking.
Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
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