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3 Phase Approach to Elemental Diets

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3 Phase Approach to Elemental Diets

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3 Phase Approach to Elemental Diets

Phase 1 – Ready

Determine the appropriate supplementation, formula and framework for your patient.

Framework:

  • Protocol: Full elemental
  • Duration: 7-14 days

Berberine Complex:

1 capsule three times daily

  • Supports a healthy microbial balance

Phytostan:

1 capsule three times daily

  • Supports healthy yeast balance

Motility Activator: 

1-2 capsules two times daily

  • Supports gastric emptying and small intestine motility
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Options available:

Physicians’ Elemental Diet:

  • Requires proximal absorption
  • Failed maltodextrin-only elemental diet

Physicians’ Elemental Diet Dextrose Free:

  • Blood sugar balance
  • Fungal Propensity
  • Suspect proximal SIBO

12 scoops per day

 

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Phase 2 – Rest

Keep communication lines open with your patient while they are using Physicians’ Elemental Diet.

Tips for Patient Adherence:

  • Start Physicians Elemental Diet the evening prior to the first
    full day to help establish a routine for preparation.
  • Drink the elemental diet slowly over the course of an hour.
  • Adding ice chips can help change up the experience.
  • Consider making social engagements around activities other
    than dining out.

Patient Experience:

  • If occasional cramping occurs:
    • Reduce Consumption Speed
    • Increase Dilution
  • If occasional constipation occurs:
    • Use a prokinetic agent such as Motility Activator to stimulate the migrating motor complex

Phase 3 – Reset

Transition your patient back to well-tolerated foods with digestive support supplements.

Food Reintroduction:

  • Use a half elemental diet for the first 3-6 days of transition.
  • Reduce dosage over period of time.

Berberine Complex:

1 capsule three times daily

  • Supports a healthy microbial balance

Motility Activator: 

2 capsules three times daily

  • Supports motility throughout transition
Download the US product monograph

PanPlex 2-Phase: 

2 tablets three times daily

  • Supports gastric emptying and small intestine motility

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