Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Digestive Enzymees
0

8 posts in this topic

My natropah doc ttold me to take digestive enzymees in thee morning without food. ddoesnt this just seeem to defeat tthhe purpose too you?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

You never take digestive enzymes without eating. They are meant to break down food better. Did he mean probiotics instead? Those you take on an empty stomach, at least a half hour before food.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No she 100% said to take them in the morning without food. and yes it was digestive enzymes because I even asked her again at my next appointment to make sure.

You never take digestive enzymes without eating. They are meant to break down food better. Did he mean probiotics instead? Those you take on an empty stomach, at least a half hour before food.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am not a doctor but use digestive enzymes myself at every bigger meal because I have pancreatic insufficiency.. I would advise you not to take them every morning on an empty stomach because you might end up with a stomach ache. They are meant to be taken with meals, to aid in digestion for those that need them. Your doctor is giving you bad advice.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My natropah doc told me to take digestive enzymes in the morning without food. doesnt this just seem to defeat the purpose too you?

My bottle of DE is labeled with "1 capsule at the beginning of each meal." I believe that 's the first bite.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




My bottle of DE is labeled with "1 capsule at the beginning of each meal." I believe that 's the first bite.

You can take them half way through or at the end of each meal....doesn't matter. As long as they go into your gut when you are eating food or your stomach is full of food.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i take them and yes, they go with the food. not on an empty stomach. your doc is mixed up. as people have said, they are meant to arrive at the stomach and intestines at the same time as the food. their purpose is to break down the fat, proteins and carbs in your food.

i'm a huge fan of them - i feel like they've kept me alive and healthy for 15ish years when i didn't know (until this winter) that it was gluten causing my problems. i hope they make you feel great too.

if you're lactose intolerant, lactase enzymes will help too. they aren't in the digestive enzymes. i take a one-a-day kind, made by Schiff called Digestive Advantage, Lactose Intolerance therapy. just in case you want the info.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I take my papaya enzymes after a meal. I take probiotics on an empty stomach.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,094
    • Total Posts
      920,328
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I sit in an ice bath after a long training (running or riding).  It speeds my recovery, I swear!  
    • Oh, one last thing..... ICE PACKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You'll feel better. Hey, you have a tub? Want to join the polar bear club in the privacy of your own home? Fill that thing with cold water & dump a 5 or 10 lb bag of ice in there. I'm serious.
    • I don't care what she specializes in, you MAKE her do a dh biopsy. I'm not being mean. Please understand that. It's just that I've heard this a thousand times before - no, a thousand one hundred!  Here's another thing ~~~ get her to order a eTG aka TG3 serum (blood test). That is specific for dh.  Oh gosh! Don't you just hate the ones in your ears???!!!!! Nah, we hate ALL of them! I swear though, when those suckers get going in & on your ears it just drives you stark raving mad!!!!! You've convinced me there is more than ample reason to strongly suspect it's dh.  Here's a tip..... the patterning the lab will be looking for is very easily destroyed by scratching so pick you out some prime places that are new & maybe, just maybe you haven't scratched them to smithereens thus far, and make some super thick gauze bandages & place them over those places so even if you reach to scratch (& we know you will! right?) the gauze will remind you & hopefully help to protect it. The biopsy needs to be taken from a clear area adjacent to a fresh lesion. No steroid creams okay? Not till after the biopsy. BTW, if she wants to put you on steroids after the biopsy be warned, 99% of the time there is such a backlash of the rash the moment you go off the steroid that you will wish you were never born. A dx of dh IS a dx of celiac disease & no further testing is needed. Please come back & update us after you see her tomorrow. In the meantime you have my heartfelt sympathy. Take those cold showers & grit your teeth. Hopefully you will soon be able to go gluten free & start getting some relief.   
    • Extremely itchy and keeps me up at night to the point I was taking cold showers at 3am.   Currently my ears, scalp, feet, and chin just will not stop itching, my elbows have the rash and look purple. Eventually the rash will heal and leaves scars that seem to be purplish in color. I have not tried gluten free diet yet.  Waiting for all the testing to stop.  The new allergist i am seeing tomorrow specializes in skin disorders.
    • I am so sorry for your suffering.  Your story drives home the point that having Celiac Disease drives us all to do our own research and try to find a doc to help--if we are lucky. I wish you a speedy recovery and my most earnest wish that you are NEVER cross-contaminated again! You are a real trooper (little comfort, I know).  Wish I could do more.
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,128
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    kierra.morris11@gmail.com
    Joined