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Can a cystic fibrosis patient benefit from the NutriBullet?

I am new to blasting (only about a week) and I am amazed at how much better I feel and how much weight I have lost without even trying, just by cutting out all the JUNK in the Standard American Diet and only blasting (I have lost 7 pounds in this first week of blasting!!!) I sleep better and when I wake, I feel more rested and not "groggy" or like I am in a fog. For the first time in a long time, my hair seems to be growing again and I am excited about making my next blast. 

Obesity runs rampant in my family, along with many other health issues and two and a half years ago my older brother passed away at the age of 43 from health related issues of being grossly overweight (he weighed 457 lbs when he passed). It's been such a breath of fresh air and such a relief to finally be able to break the cycle and to start this journey towards a longer, healthier more active life. Blasting has also helped improve and alleviate the family history of depression as well (my father died at the age of 45 due to suicide). My blasts are my lifeline and I am thankful for my NutriBullet!!! 

The question I have is regarding Cystic Fibrosis. Since I started blasting, I have thought a lot about my niece who was born with CF and who has to take a lot of enzyme pills when she eats to aid in digestion. If she started blasting, is it possible that she could end up having to rely less on those enzyme pills to help her digest her food and be more healthy because her body more readily absorbed the nutrients from her blasts? Thanks for your time and consideration. :)

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4 years ago

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I cannot say for certain if she'd be able to discontinue her enzymes (this is something to discuss w/ her Dr.), however most likely she will need to continue with them. The NutriBullet will break down the food to allow for more surface area - thus more contact for enzymes to react and digest the food particles. Some simple carbs like those in fruit are easier to digest w/o a supplement, but the proteins, fats, and complex carbs will still need supplemental enzymes for those with CF.
Here's a great link with some more detail:
http://www.nutrition411.com/component/k2/item/29512-cystic-fibrosis-and-pancreatic-enzyme-replacement-therapy
Thank you for your response and time. :)

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