SUGGESTED DIET FOR PANCREATIC, LIVER & OTHER DIGESTIVE ILLNESSES
***Please eat simple ORGANIC Carbohydrates & Vegetables, &
butcher meats ONLY!***
Why? complex proteins cause liver stress, simple foods allow the liver to calm down and heal
**** NO PROCESSED OR PRESERVED FOODS OF ANY KIND ****
White Rice, Yams, White, or Sweet Potatoes, Good Quality Pasta
Oatmeal or Farina (not instant or already flavored)
Pancakes or Waffles (you can add maple syrup, brown sugar, pure cane sugar, honey, butter)
Homemade (from scratch or quality Independent bakery made items
like those in 1900's):
*** Be Careful, NO processed/preserved nuts, dates, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips. If you can find natural non-preserved nuts or natural chocolate, that is good ***
Breads (Homemade or quality independent bakery products - not grocery)
Season with Fresh Organic Herbs: rosemary, oregano, basil, parsley, thyme, pepper
Bananas and non-acidic fruits. Get organic, not hydroponic, Acidic fruits aggravate the liver.
Organic: Whole milk, yogurt, butter, cream cheese, homemade ice cream or pudding
Black Tea or Green Tea. Caffeine is not the problem, the amino acids in coffee is the problem
Tap Water (Tap water has trace minerals needed by the body.)
Meat: Nothing from a super market because they are required to preserve all meats. Single owned butchers have the best meats.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND: The body needs time to heal and requires the simplest form of food to use as fuel. When the liver and pancreas have to make strong acids and enzymes and chemistries to break down complex foods, that process can cause pain.
To neutralize any acidity and uncomfortable feeling in the stomach: mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda into 3 ounces of water. Drink it 15-20 minutes before eating and/or before taking supplement.
FOODS TO AVOID
NO PRESERVED OR PROCESSED FOODS OF ANY KIND
ABSOLUTELY NO MSG (See separate list of various ingredients that contain MSG)
NO SODIUM in canned or processed foods, as it is most often MSG. Table or sea salt is fine.
FAST FOOD OR JUNK FOOD
Be careful with Meat or Proteins (any kind including eggs and seafood) they can cause pain if not good quality or if too much.
Nuts Natural, non-processed, and non-salted are OK - be careful - including all nut butters.
Soy (including tofu, soy milk, soy sauce, Umame, edamame, all products that contain soy) MSG is a natural ingredient in soy
Most Beans. Bean structures have complex amino acids, stresses liver (especially coffee)
Alcohol, Wine or Beer - no exceptions
ACIDIC Fruit AND ALL Fruit Juices *note: all citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit, lemons and coconuts can cause a lot of pain!) fruit juices have chemical preservatives. Good fruits to eat include bananas, apples, grapes, melons, anything that is not acidic. Be sure they are organic.
Acidic Vegetables & ALL Vegetables Juices - Juices have preservatives.
Avoid Rice Milk, Almond milk, Skim milk, low fat milk, 1% milk, 2% milk (they are all highly processed)
Canned or boxed Broths, bouillon and soups (vegetable, chicken, beef, pork) because of MSG/ preservative. Home made/properly made with no MSG or preservatives is good and very healthy
High Fructose Corn Syrup / Corn Sugar - no exceptions
No Spices of any kind.
Cooking oils (canola, coconut, corn, palm, Crisco, Wesson, Puritan)
Cheese from supermarket. Properly made cheese with no MSG or chemicals is fine & healthy.
NO canned or preserved/prepared: Sauces, Gravies, Tomato Sauce, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Ketchup, bottled spices & herbs.
**PLEASE RESEARCH all the medications you take - look them up on the website www.rxlist.com to understand the possible side effects and warnings. Many medications can possibly cause acidic distress to your digestive system, which may result in pain, bloating, ascites.
NOTE: Antibiotics and pain medications may cause stress to the liver which may possibly result in jaundice and/or ascites.