Enzyme Therapy

Enzyme Therapy

Enzymes are complex proteins in the body that cause chemical changes. By facilitating these chemical changes in other substances enzymes provide the labor force and energy necessary to keep us alive. They are energy catalysts that are essential to the successful occurrence of over 150,000 biochemical reactions in our bodies, particularly involving food digestion and the delivery of nutrients. Enzymes help convert food into chemical substances that pass into cell membranes to perform all of our everyday life-sustaining functions. By supporting normal function, enzymes keep our immune system strong enough to fight off disease.
 
Enzymes help to nourish and clean the body, making possible the human body's miraculous capacity for self-healing. They also make available the energy needed for a normal body to burn hundreds of grams of carbohydrate and fat every day. Without enzymes, life could not be sustained. Enzymes perform so many important functions in the body that they have been called "the basis of all metabolic activity". In other words, enzymes deliver nutrients, breakdown and carry away toxic waste, digest food, purify the blood, deliver hormones, balance cholesterol and triglycerides levels, feed the brain, build protein into muscle, and feed and fortify the endocrine system.
 
Enzymes save peoples lives by restoring energy and homeostasis, reversing the aging process, turning a dysfunctional digestive system into a healthy one, and strengthening the immune system. Enzymes enable our bodies to digest the food we eat. They break down the various foods we consume --proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins -- into smaller compounds that the body can absorb. They are absolutely essential in maintaining optimal health. When digestion is not properly completed, partially digested proteins putrefy, partially digested carbohydrates ferment, and partially digested fats turn rancid. These toxins remain in the body, harming us. Fermented toxins in the digestive tract can be absorbed into the blood and deposited as waste in the joints and other soft-tissue areas. The results of enzyme deficiency include digestive disturbance, fatigue, headaches, constipation, gas, heartburn, bloating, colon problems, excess body fat, and problems as serious as cardiovascular or heart disease.
 
Dr. Ellen Cutler uses plant enzymes in her practice, evaluating each patient for possible enzyme deficiency. She recommends specific enzymes based on individual dietary stresses and needs. Plant enzymes restore an incompetent digestive system, which allows for detoxification, a healthier immune response, and increased energy.
 
(from BioSET site)