Enzyme therapy helps with digestion problems which can result from eating our modern diet with many processed and preserved foods. The problem is that processed foods lack the digestive enzymes inherent in raw foods due to preservation. The act of preserving food (heating above 120 degrees F) for longer shelf life, while necessary for our modern way of life, destroys these enzymes.
What do these enzymes do?
Provided that we chew our food well enough, the digestive enzymes in raw food begin to break down what we have eaten into smaller units for absorption in the intestines before our digestive process in the stomach even begins to work. It takes about an hour for our stomach lining to secrete enough hydrochloric acid to get the acidity level low enough for the protein digesting enzymes (proteases) secreted by the stomach to work. During this time the enzymes in raw foods, activated by chewing, would normally assist in digesting what we have eaten.
When the enzymes are taken out of the picture by preserving for shelf life purposes, this "pre-digestion" does not occur and the stomach, pancreas and small intestine are required to do the whole job. Supplementing the diet with plant digestive enzymes, which work in a wider acidity range than our stomach, helps to "pre-digest" food.
Pre-digestion reduces the workload of the digestive system
and the relieves stress on the digestive organs, enhancing digestion even when our own digestive organs may be compromised.* Assisting the digestive process with supplemental enzymes can help relieve symptoms of digestion stress such as:
- Gas & Distension
The Loomis enzyme system emphasizes two elements in its approach to supporting digestive system health. The first is to
use supplemental digestive enzymes
from plant sources along with herbs and whole food complexes to assist in the digestive process. The use of enzymes supports the digestive organs nutritionally while they heal from the effects of partially digested food passing through our digestive tract. The difficulty with the partially digested food is that bacteria and yeast which are normally present in our gut work on it.
What is so bad about this?
The waste products of the bacteria and yeast are inflammatory to the lining of the intestines. This inflammation can lead to "leaky gut syndrome." In leaky gut syndrome the intestinal wall allows toxic materials from the bacteria/yeast metabolism to pass through the intestinal barrier into the bloodstream only to cause widespread symptoms throughout the body such as:
- Stiff, Sore Joints
- Aching Muscles
- Insomnia, Restlessness
- Anxiety, Irritability
The second element of the Loomis enzyme system, just as important to proper digestion as the first, is to
make better choices in the foods we eat
By eating better we stop creating conditions in our digestive tract which promote stress on the digestive process. Guidance is provided with discussion and literature about improving our diet.
To learn more about enzyme nutrition visit the Enzyme Formulations website and click through the "learn more" web pages on enzymes.
If you have health problems and would like to meet with me to personally discuss your situation, I offer a free consultation visit. This visit is a 15 to 20 minute appointment. The purpose of this time with you is to advise you concerning your health problems using my 30+ years of professional expertise.
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Community Chiropractic & Wellness Center
55 North Pond Drive, Ste. 2
Walled Lake, MI 48390
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Dietary and nutritional supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.