How Enzyme Therapy Works
Your enzyme therapy will begin with a consultation, a signs and symptom survey, a thorough exam and a 24-hour urinalysis, which are used to figure out which foods your body is digesting and which foods it is struggling to digest. This may vary from person to person even when they have similar diets. While it is possible that your body is digesting all of the food you eat properly, if you are suffering from the symptoms mentioned above, there is a good chance that you are struggling to digest one or more types of food.
Based on the information derived from these tests, we will make specific dietary recommendations tailored to your body’s unique needs. In addition, we will recommend specific enzyme formulas that can help you in the short-term as your body adjusts to your new diet. How long an individual may need enzyme supplement support depends upon how deficient the body has become.
When Do You See Results from Enzyme Therapy
How long it takes for the supplements to take effect varies from person to person and often depends on two factors. The first is how long you have been suffering from an enzyme deficiency and the other is the extent to which you veer from your recommended diet. Many enzyme therapy recipients find themselves improving significantly as soon as their next meal to a few days and others take longer.
Enzyme Therapy Products
When you opt for enzyme therapy, be sure that you use only products that have the pHBS® symbol. These products were developed by Dr. Howard F. Loomis, author, teacher and pioneer in the field of enzyme therapy. He created pH balanced products that help to resolve enzyme deficiencies effectively without creating a pH imbalance.
Digestive System Analysis
If you are suffering from heartburn, gas pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, sore joints, muscle pains, or headaches, then it is time that you had your digestive system analyzed. With the proper tests, trained professionals will be able to hone in on the cause(s) of the pain and make specific recommendations on how you can alleviate the symptoms and the underlying problems.
Why Enzyme Therapy?
Without worker bees, a honeybee colony will collapse as the queen starves and the population declines. Likewise, a body without enzymes will deteriorate and die as food is not digested and body functions cease.
Enzymes are present in all living things and provide necessary life function. In plants, they are what bring the organism to maturity and allow digestion of the material once the enzymes inside are activated by cutting or chewing. In humans, they digest food and run every biochemical process in the body from breathing to sweating to healing to growing, etc.
Modern diets of processed, convenience fast food have thrown the delicate balance of natural enzymes off inside our bodies, and the increase in chronic, degenerative digestive-related diseases is proof of enzyme deficiency. Enzyme therapy is a means to get your insides back on track. It focuses on the use of food enzymes to improve your digestive and overall health by supplementing your diet with food enzymes not present in your diet.
Natural foods have their own enzymes that help in the human digestion process, enabling the foods to be broken down more efficiently within the digestive system. Humans also have enzymes that play a role in the digestive process, but food is digested much more efficiently when the enzymes in the food remain intact.
But much of what we eat is void of essential enzymes, which leads to digestive problems for the human body. Enzyme deficient food forces the body to allocate more enzymes of its own to compensate for the lack of enzymes in the food.
Because these enzymes are taken from the immune system, this process leaves the body more susceptible to disease. This enzyme deficiency makes the body prone to several symptoms: stiff sore joints, headaches, heartburn, gas pain or bloating, constipation or diarrhea, anxiety or irritability, restlessness or insomnia and or depression, among others.
Enzymes in Natural, Raw Food
Have you ever felt tired after a meal? Here's why. We eat far fewer raw foods than ever in the past. Because enzymes are extremely sensitive to heat, frying, broiling, roasting, boiling, steaming, stewing, and microwaving all eliminate the natural enzymes in plant-grown foods.
Additionally, enzymes are actually often removed from packaged foods because it increases the shelf-life of food. Enzymes break down food, so if you remove them through any method, they will last longer.
When foods are eaten which have been heated or preserved, the natural digestive process is upset, because the body then has to make all of the enzymes needed to break down the food. This zaps the body of energy, making us feel tired.
Short of giving up cooked meals and canned foods altogether, what can you do to compensate for the lack of natural enzymes in the food that you are eating? Increase the amount of raw foods in your diet so your body does not have to do all of the digestive work on its own and supplement your efforts with plant enzymes so further reduce the stress placed on your digestive system.