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Enzymes and Stress

Chronic stress will whittle away at our health if we let it. It will deplete our ability to cope with extreme emotional or physical challenges that will appear in our life. If left unchecked we can lose our ability to deal with minor stressors and they become major stressors because we aren’t able to deal with them effectively. Our capacity…

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Digestive Enzymes: How to Read Labels

You can’t replace metabolic enzymes you lack by taking a pill, but you can use supplements or supplemental digestive enzymes to supply your body with the energy it needs. If they’re taken at other times then with eating they’re called therapeutic enzymes. They’re the same enzymes but the timing makes the difference. When you take them before a meal they’ll…

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Enzyme Sources

Since the late 19th century scientists have been studying animal enzyme sources. Their focus was on cancerous tumors and the effect of enzymes on them. This was because cancer cells are surrounded by protein to protect them from the immune system. They studied how trypsin, chymotrypsin and pancreatin break down protein to expose the cancer cells to the immune system.…

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Pancreatic Enzymes

Pancreatic enzymes help break down proteins, fats and carbohydrates. When the pancreas doesn’t produce enough enzymes to break down food, enzyme supplements become necessary. It’s very common for people who have pancreatic cancer to be deficient in pancreatic enzymes. Malabsorption is an issue for individuals who have had the Whipple procedure to surgically remove a pancreatic tumor since fat absorption…

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Bromelain

Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme, which means it digests or breaks down protein. It’s found in fresh or raw pineapple and is used as a digestive aid or to treat muscle injuries. Pineapple Enzyme The enzyme is a natural occurring anticoagulant, which works by breaking down the blood-clotting protein fibrin. Two clinical trials suggest that the enzyme can help to…

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What Does Vitamin D3 Do?

Vitamin D3 is in fact not a vitamin but a potent immunodulatory seco-steroid, which means it’s a steroid-like molecule that’s capable of controlling the activity of the immune system. There are several forms of vitamin D. The type we get from food and exposure to the sun is called D3. The liver converts D3 to 25-D which functions as a…

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What are liver enzymes?

They’re proteins that help speed up a chemical reaction in the liver. Blood tests, called liver function tests, are used to evaluate various functions in the liver. Examples of these functions are metabolism, filtration and excretion and storage, which are often performed by liver enzymes. But not all liver function tests measure enzyme function. Liver enzymes are found in normal…

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Food Enzymes Aid Digestion

Food enzymes aid digestion by breaking down nutrients – proteins, fats, sugars, starches, and fiber. They come solely from raw fruits and vegetables. Conventional thought among nutritionists and physicians is that food enzymes are destroyed by acid as soon as they hit the stomach. Actually 30 to 45 minutes pass before they come in contact with stomach acid. As the…

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Diet and Enzymes

What is the ideal diet? The ideal diet lessens the burden put on your digestive system and releases the optimal amount of energy for all your other systems. The ideal diet would consist of healthy raw foods eaten in small amounts and frequently throughout the day. The ideal diet would be less than 2000 calories a day. Also, it would…

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Enzymes and Illness

The Immune System Disease is due to an imbalance of some kind or a deficiency or lack of something the body needs to be healthy. The result is sickness or pain. If you want to stay healthy you need to support the body’s means of producing digestive and metabolic enzymes. This will bring a balance to your body, which will…

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