I figure since you keep explaining your reasoning, you don't mind if I keep going? Are you asking for mechanisms that low fats/fat soluble vitamins can cause these issues? Cause massive doses of probiotics did nada for me until I started the pancreatic enzymes, and now they have huge effect. Before, I had no reason to think I had an imbalance. Just sayin' And the primary symptom of exocrine pancreatic deficiency is poor absorption of fat soluble vitamins. And if paancreas *isn't* digesting food that well, how can the gut *not* be out of balance? Then again, my history is that I'm a c-sec baby who was breastfed for 2 years by a mom who's had issues her whole life and who ate nothing but corn syrup or the first week of her life. So gut bugs fit my history, even if my symptoms didn't *at all.*
Yasko uses K for pancreatic support, it's supposed to help with glutamate/calcium ion channels/neurotoxicity. Cell membranes are made up of fats, so not enough or poor quality fats would make for weak membranes. And free radicals (gut imbalance?) combined with MUFA or PUFA=lipid peroxidation, which would wreak havoc on cell membranes.
I'm not saying that I can't have a deficiency in something else. Just that I don't see any signs to suggest that. But that doesn't mean it isn't there. I'm willing to consider that I have any of those deficiencies.
I am taking pancreatic support, but I don't know exactly what it is. It is called Pancreatrophin, but I can't tell you what is in it. At the time the naturopath gave it to me, I was sooo ready to stop trying to reason out and understand what was going on with me, and I was happy to let someone else tell me "take this sup, eat this diet" and see if it worked. It worked.
I've never actually taken a K supplement. I'm curious to try. Somebody tell me which one to take and how much. I'm ready for a new supplement experiment.
Sandrine, you've had the sensitive gag reflex with previous pregnancies? I've never had it before. Just this pregnancy. It seems to be a common pregnancy symptom, but I am still curious to know why it happens.
Wow, CS, you've been so ambitious lately! I'm impressed!