What are Enzymes?
All enzymes are proteins, and are composed of long chains of Amino Acids. Enzymes operate on both chemical and biological levels. Enzymes are important biological response modifiers and play a vital role in controlling and promoting good health. Everybody is born with a natural supply of enzymes. As the body ages, this supply will begin to diminish if not enough replacement enzymes are added. Unless the one-way-flow out of the body of enzymes is stopped, the digestive-eliminative capacities and immune system weakens. The depletion and continued long term shortage of enzymes leads to a breakdown of the body’s natural ability to heal itself, which leads to accelerated aging and chronic disease. Diseases like cancer, leukemia, anemia and heart disease can be diagnosed by measuring the amount and activity of certain enzymes in the blood and body fluids. Provided there are sufficient enzymesin the body, cases of acute inflammation and chronic diseases can be healed.
Very important group of nutrients essential for detoxification are enzymes – the life energy of all organisms. Enzymes are catalysts – they make things work faster and they can only be formed from organic living mater.
Enzymes are the cornerstone of healing because they are the foundation elements of the immune system that provide active antioxidants that fight free radical destruction. Chemically they are the workhorses that drive the metabolism to use the nutrients we take into the body. Biologically they are our life energy. Without enzyme energy, we would be a pile of lifeless chemicals. Enzyme depletion, lack of energy disease and aging all go hand in hand. Unless you stop the one way flow out of the body of enzyme energy our digestive capacities weaken. Obesity and chronic illness set in and lifespan shortens. The faster you use all your enzymes, the shorter your life.
Four Enzyme Categories:
Metabolic Enzymes: Repair cells and stimulate enzymatic activity. Metabolic enzymes like pretease help us heal faster by repressing inflammation and breaking up debris in the injury area. They stimulate without repressing the immune response like cortisone or hydrocortisone drugs.
Human Digestive Enzymes: Assimilate our food nutrients. Digestive enzymes are stronger than any other enzyme in human beings and more concentrated than any other enzyme combination in nature. Processed and over cooked, nutrient poor diets, demand a great deal more enzymatic work.
Fresh Plant Enzymes: Start food digestion and aid our own digestive enzymes. All foods contain the enzymes required to digest them. Processed foods do not.
Food Enzymes: All food whether plant or animal has its own enzymes that serve it in life. When eaten these become the property of the eater and begin to work immediately for the eater’s digestive benefit. Only enzymes from whole foods, provides the body what it needs to work properly. Our body cannot independently absorb food without enzymes.
Do you have enough Enzymes?
The first signs of enzyme deficiency are fatigue, premature aging, and weight gain. Most nutrient deficient problems as we age result not from the lack of nutrients themselves, but form the lack of enzymes to absorb them into the body.
Nature has designed an interlocking digestive program for us. When our foods don’t have enough enzymes for us to digest them, reserve enzymes for metabolic processes get pulled away from their normal work to digest foods. The pancreas and the liver have to use their enzymes stores, too. But these substitute measures don’t make up for the missing food enzymes because we need those enzymes to break down and actually deliver the nutrients.
Low enzymes means we wind up with undigested food in our blood. So, white blood cell immune defenses are pulled away from their jobs to take care of the undigested food, and the immune system takes a dive. It is the perfect environment for disease. Enzyme rich foods takes care of the unhealthy cascade of reactions before it ever starts. Fresh foods have the most plant enzymes. As you increase your fresh foods, you increase your enzymatic activity. If you don’t eat enough fresh foods or you need extra enzyme concentration for healing, EartHerbs Siberian Chaga Extract is the best choice.
What is Enzyme Therapy?
Enzyme Therapy stimulates immune response and helps repair cells. Vitamins and minerals have benefits for organs. Treatment with enzymes has increased the activity of macrophages (scavenger white blood cells of the immune system) by up to 700%, and that of natural killer (NK) cell (infection-fighting white blood cells) by 1300% shortly after taking them. Enzymes also assist in the detoxification process by helping break down the protective protein-like coatings many microbes have around them. Diseases like cancer, leukemia, anemia and heart disease can be diagnosed by measuring the amount and activity of certain enzymes in the blood and body fluids.
How does Enzyme Therapy work to heal?
Enzyme therapy uses metabolic enzymes to stimulate immune response. The link between enzymes and immunity comes from the lymphocytes, or white blood cells which circulate through-out the body to attack foreign invader cells. When toxins are detected, white blood cells attack them by secreting enzymes on their surfaces. Some diseases including cancer, leukemia, anemia, and heart disease can even be diagnosed by measuring the amount and activity of certain enzymes in the blood and body fluid.
Some enzymes clean wounds, dissolve blood clots, and control allergic reactions to drugs. Proteolytic enzymes (proteases) are used as anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling and pain. Enzyme therapy allows respiratory vessels to unclog, helps degenerative, diseases like heart diseases, regulates blood sugar and relieves stomach and colon pain.
Diseases for Enzyme Therapy:
Cancer: People with cancer also have excess blood coagulation or toxic blood. Enzyme therapy helps normalize the blood of cancer patients, in additional to improving blood flow and preventing fibrosis (the formulation of abnormal tissue).
Multiple Sclerosis: An inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. A number of causes of demyelination (degradation of the fat-like myelin covering of nerves) have been suggested, including chronic viral infections, Lyme disease, mercury toxicity, selenium deficiency, and an imbalance of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids in the diet.
Arthritis: Enzyme therapy may cure inflammation in tendons, muscles, and joints.
*SPA Medicine/ Graham Simpson, M.D., Stephen T.Sinatra, M.D., Jorge Suảrez-Menéndez, M.D./Basic Health Publications, Inc., 2004
*Healthy Healing / Linda Pages / Eleventh edition/Published by Traditional Wisdom, Inc., March 2003