Enzymes are peptides that make it possible for life to exist by carrying out chemical reactions that are critical for survival.
As we age our bodies produce fewer and fewer enzymes. Our digestive system becomes more and more inefficient producing less enzymes and making it more difficult for the body to digest food and convert it to usable nutrients and energy.
Enzymes are also responsible for disposing of waste products and reducing inflammation. People who are deficient in digestive enzymes often suffer from:
Bloating and gas
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
By eating a diet of at least 60% raw food, we can replenish and maintain a healthy digestive system. The problem is most people eat mostly dead processed food devoid of any live enzymes.
One of the best digestive enzymes I have found is Dew’s Panteric and Panteric Extra. Their special formula contains not only Lipase, Protease, and Amylase but includes Ox Bile, Trysin, and Chymotrysin not usually found in less expensive products. Trysin and Chymotrysin are particularly effective as anti-inflammatory agents, devourers of toxic substances, and aid in controlling yeast, protozoa, and intestinal worms.
Digestive enzymes aid in the breakdown of fibrin. Fibrin causes a wall to form around an area of inflammation, resulting in a clot. Protease enzymes also aid in the breakdown of immune complexes. High levels of immune complexes in the blood are associated with autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Gonzalez, one of the doctors featured in TOX-SICK, treats cancer and mold using pancreatic enzymes, taken without and away from meals. The reason for this is because pancreatic enzymes eat debris—and both cancer and mold qualify as food sources for these enzymes. When you take these enzymes with meals, it helps you digest your food. But when you take them an hour before or after your meal, the enzymes start looking for something to digest, and will gobble up any mold and cancer cells that it comes across.
To stress the importance of Chymotrysin, the most expensive ingredient in the Panteric formula, is to point out its uses:
Aids in Digestion
Treats inflammation and swelling
Treats ulcers and abscesses
Liquefies mucus secretions
Treats worms and parasites
Treats Cancer ( a controversial use)
Treats shingles and acne
Decreases effects of sun damage and age spots
Chymotrypsin is generally well tolerated and not associated with any significant side effects.
People who should not use enzyme therapy include those with hereditary clotting disorders such as hemophilia, those suffering from coagulation disturbances, those who are just about to or have undergone surgery, those on anticoagulant therapy, anyone suffering from protein allergies, and pregnant women or those breast-feeding. Since there is not much known about the effects of enzyme therapy on children, it would be prudent to avoid giving enzyme supplements to children.