Enzymes and Longevity






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Enzymes and Longevity .....Important data can be obtained by examining the blood, urine and digestive fluids of the human population. This data reflects the fact that most food is heat-treated and contains only fractions of its original enzyme content. It can be seen that young adults have a high enzyme reserve in their tissues, but in older adults the enzyme reserve is basically depleted and they have very little in their tissues. When a young adult eats, enzymes pour out from reserve, while when an older adult eats there is little if any enzymes to help in digestion.

An experiment at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago was performed on a group of young adults ranging from ages 21 to 31 and another older group consisting of individuals aged 69 to 100. The experiment tested the amylase present in saliva. It was shown that the younger group had 30 times more amylase in their saliva then the older group. That’s why younger adults can tolerate starches such as white bread in their diet. As enzyme reserves deplete the starches will cause illness in older adults, because they aren’t properly digested. They ferment and putrefy in the digestive tract producing toxins, which are absorbed into their blood.


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Enzymes and Longevity.....A chronic disease is one that has lingered in the body weeks to months to years. It’s a constant drag on the body and will deplete the body of enzymes, vitamins and minerals. During chronic illness there will be a low reserve of enzymes.

It’s a fact that during chronic disease a lower amount of enzymes will be found in the blood, urine, tissues and feces. In acute disease and sometimes at the beginning of chronic disease the enzyme content will be found to be high in most cases. This shows the body has a reserve of enzymes and the tissues aren’t yet depleted, thus there is a larger outpouring of enzymes to battle against disease. As the disease progresses the body’s enzyme content is lowered.


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Enzymes and Longevity.....Correlating a diminished enzyme content during chronic disease and old age is often misunderstood. It’s often considered normal to have low enzyme levels in old age and a low content during chronic disease is considered pathological. The actual truth is age isn’t so much a matter of how many years a person has been alive, rather it’s a matter of the integrity of the tissues of the body. The tissues are dependent on the amount of enzymes that are present so that every cell can carry on its metabolism. This is seen in a 60-year-old man or woman who has the body of a 40-year-old.


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Enzymes and Longevity.....There is a direct correlation between the amount of energy an individual has and the amount of enzymes they possess. As age increases there is a slowing down in the enzyme reserve. When the enzyme levels become so low that metabolism suffers then the result is death. Metabolism can be stimulated falsely by coffee, a high protein diet or other stimulants. Metabolism is increased and enzymes are used up but the person feels energized and is given a sense of well being. But the end result is lower energy, used up enzymes and premature aging.


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Enzymes and Longevity.....A high protein diet is extremely stimulating to the body and causes serious damage. If the diet consists of more protein then is needed; enzymes in the liver and kidneys break down the excess. The major by-product of protein metabolism is urea, which acts as a diuretic and urination takes place. Along with water, minerals are lost and the most important one is calcium. There have been experiments performed where more calcium was lost in the urine then was consumed. The deficiency must be compensated for from the body’s own calcium reserve which is the bones. This can lead to osteoporosis.

A team of scientists at the University of Toronto showed that the course life runs is in direct correlation to the catabolic rate, which is the rapidity of the wear and tear of the body or the rate of tissue breakdown. And this is in direct proportion to the aging process. The faster the breakdown the greater quantity of enzymes is used up. Our enzyme reserve can either be used up rapidly or it can be preserved and by eating raw foods or taking enzyme supplements we can add to the reserve and our energy level.

Popular thought is that enzymes aren’t actually used up, but tests have shown this isn’t true. Enzymes have been found in urine after athletic activity and after fevers. Enzymes have been found in urine, feces and sweat, along with metabolites from the break down of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

If we don’t replenish our enzymes and only replenish vitamins and minerals it’s defeating the purpose. The body then has to replace enzymes from within, stealing enzymes from all parts of the body, which results in low energy level, exhaustion and premature aging.


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