As my sweet, highly knowledgeable, retired Dr. of Applied Kinesiology Chiropractor, Dr. George Koffeman would say, “You don’t know, what you don’t know, until you know what you don’t know, you know?”
I feel this is the perfect segway to discuss the importance of Enzymes! Did you know that every organ and system in our body uses enzymes to run it? True!!! Our creator made it that way. That is why having a diet of fresh organic raw fruits and vegetables are crucial for a healthy body!
Cooking destroys enzymes, therefore raw is best! Of course we live in a society where eating raw organic diet is almost impossible! That is why taking Enzymes should be a part of our everyday life!
As I look back in my journey to heal, I can see how when I took my enzymes on a daily basis, before, after, and in between every meal, I had energy and could eat almost anything I wanted to! Unfortunately, I thought once I had arrived at feeling well, I could stop taking my enzymes! I WAS WRONG!!!!
Three years ago, before I fell deathly ill, I had stopped taking my enzymes! Why? Excellent question, since I felt myself slowly getting sick! I now know that it is because I didn’t truly understand the importance of them in my every day life. Knowledge is power!!! Knowing why and truly comprehending why you are doing something, keeps you on target.
Via information my holistic Dr., Richard Easterling, N.D. would gather on me either thru a 24 hour urine analysis, blood work, iridology, applied kinesiology, or hair analysis, he was able to determine what nutrients my body was lacking and needed more of.
Dr. Easterling studied under several world re-known healers, one of them was Dr. Howard Loomis, D.C. who created Thera-zyme’s and Enzyme Solutions. Thera-zyme is a line of enzymes that are available to professional health practitioners and are the enzymes I take. Enzyme Solutions is the counterpart formula that Dr. Loomis created for customers, available on line or in health food stores.
In the book, ‘The Enzyme Cure”, by Lita Lee, Ph.D., and Lisa Turner, and Burton Goldberg, they describe the two unique qualities in the Loomis line of enzymes. “First, these formulas nourish organs or tissues that are being negatively affected by subluxations (misalignments of vertebrae). Each formula corresponds to possible subluxations of several vertebrae. For example, there is a formula for stomach problems, Thera-zyme T5-T9 Stm, which is multiple digestive enzyme formulated to nourish the mucosal tissues of the stomach disturbed by subluxations of the middle thoracic spine (midback, between the fifth and the ninth thoracic vertebrae). If you have gastric problems (such as burning, an ulcer, hiatal hernia, or gastritis), you are likely to need a chiropractic adjustment of one of these thoracic vertebrae. Taking Thera-zyme T5-T9 Stm helps your body hold the adjustment. Formulas with no vertebrae listed are intended for the entire body, such as Thera-zyme TRMA for soft tissue trauma and Thera-zyme CLM for the nervous system.”
“The second unique quality in this line of enzymes is that all formulas have a pH (acid-alkaline) balancing system (designated pHBS on the label) which was designed to enhance the absorption and assimilation of the nutrients in the formula.”
Dr. Lee goes on to say in her book, ‘The Enzyme Cure’,”I have listed the contents of each Thera-zyme formula and symptoms that may be relieved simply by supplying the organ and tissue with the deficient enzymes or nutrients. The proportion of the primary enzymes (protease, lipase, amylase, and the disaccharidases sucrase, lactase, and maltase) in a given formula is directly related to the amount of protein, fat, carbohydrate, and sugars contained in the food or herb used in the formulation. In addition, some of these formulas contain catalase, and antioxidant enzyme that also reduces abnormal tissue fluids, such as edema following injury.”
….”An undernourished or enzyme-deficient organ will develop symptoms long before the doctor can measure the condition by medical signs. WHEN THE ORGAN BECOMES NOURISHED, OFTEN THE SYMPTOM GOES AWAY AND NEVER DEVELOPS INTO PATHOLOGY”.
In the PDF, ‘Enzymes Explained’, Ty Bollinger reports, “The fact of the matter is that enzymes are more important than the air you breathe, the water you drink, and the food you eat. WHY IS THIS? Because enzymes are required for your body to function properly because without enzymes you wouldn’t be able to breathe, swallow, drink, eat, think, see, or digest food. All of your cells, organs, bones, muscles, and tissues are run by enzymes. Your immune system, kidneys, pancreas, liver, spleen, and blood stream depend on enzymes.”
“If you eat a meal consisting of a salad, a steak, and rice, there are probably enough food enzymes contained in the salad to digest it, but there would be no extra enzymes available to help digest rice and steak, which have no food enzymes because they have been cooked. Our body must then take over and internally create the needed amount of digestive enzymes to handle the task.”
“At this point, the pancreas is put under remarkable stress since it has to draw reserves from the entire body in order to produce massive amounts of digestive enzymes. FOOD DIGESTION IS THE TOP PRIORITY OF OUR BODY’S INTERNAL SYSTEMS. It is of utmost importance. As a matter of fact, up to 80% of the body’s energy is expended by the digestive process.”
“The more we depend on our body to create digestive enzymes, the more stress we put on our body and less time the body’s systems and organs have for rebuilding and replacing worn out and damaged cells and tissue and keeping the immune system strong.”
“There are three major classes of enzymes: METABOLIC ENZYMES (enzymes which work in blood, tissues, and organs), FOOD ENZYMES from raw food, and DIGESTIVE ENZYMES. There are also three main categories of digestive enzymes: proteases (for protein digestion), amylases (for carbohydrate digestion), and lipases (for fat digestion). We digest proteins into amino acids, carbohydrates into glucose, and fats into fatty acids. Each day, the pancreas secretes about 1.7 liters of pancreatic juice in the small intestine. In this juice are enzymes (including lipase, protease, and amylase) required for the digestion and absorption of food.”
“Lipase (along with bile) helps digest fats. Amylase (secreted by the salivary glands and pancreas) breaks down starch molecules into more absorbable sugars. The proteases secreted by the pancreas (trypsin, chymotrypsin, and carboxy-peptidase) break protein molecules into single amino acids. There are also two plant-based proteases – BROMELAIN (from stems of pine apples) and papain (from unripe papayas). Fresh fruits and vegetables are loaded with enzymes, but as already discussed, when we cook food, the enzymes are destroyed”.
Ty goes on to say, ” ….as we age, our ‘enzyme reserves’ are slowly but surely being depleted, so when our diet consists of over 90% processed, cooked foods with no enzymes, we are eating for a shorter and less-than-healthy life. This points back to the importance of eating raw fruits and vegetables because they are ‘live foods.’ The more enzymes you get, the healthier you are. And the more raw foods you eat, the more food enzymes you get.”
With this knowledge, I hope we all seek and use enzymes for our body on a daily basis to either regain our health or to live a healthy life that Our Creator planned us to live!
Happy Healthy Healing!!!