What is Enzyme Therapy?
Oral enzyme supplementation therapy is utilized to support the enzyme deficiency that has occurred due to excessive stress on the body.
What can Enzyme Therapy help?
Because enzymes are essential nutrients, many conditions have been treated successfully with enzyme therapy such as allergies, fibromyaglia, chronic fatigue syndrome rheumatoid arthritis, bowel syndrome, severe bloating, constipation, shingles and eczema, just to name a few.
What is involved?
I, Dr. Lynda Gammal, use the Loomis system to evaluate the cause of a person's symptoms. This evaluation has three parts, a Symptoms Survey, a 24-Hour Urinalysis, and the Homeostatic Digestive Challenge Test to identify the major sources of stress on the body. Once the stress is identified, it must be reduced or eliminated in order for the body to heal (itself). It is very important to know that if the stress is not eliminated, the body simply cannot or will not heal. As the stress is reduced or eliminated, oral enzyme supplementation will improve digestion which will then support your organ systems and body processes that may have become exhausted and undernourished. The oral supplements are categorized as whole foods so you are healing the body with whole foods. - Imagine that!
What are enzymes?
Enzymes run the biochemical reactions in all living things: humans, animals and raw foods. If it grows or ripens, it has enzymes. According to the late enzyme research pioneer, Dr. Edward Howard, there are three different types of enzymes: those that occur in food, those that are made by the body for the digestion of food, and the metabolic enzymes produced by the body that are made to run the biochemical reactions occurring in the body. Food enzymes are destroyed or removed anytime the food is cooked, processed, or genetically engineered for longer shelf-life. Your body needs these essential nutrients to aid in the digestive process, so the body does not have to produce all of the enzymes for the digestion of food.
Dr. Hans Selye is unquestionably one of the greatest pioneers of medicine. He has authored 40 books, written over 1700 technical articles for scientific journals and has won many prestigious awards including several nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. He spent over 30 years researching stress and its effects on the human body. His conclusion in all of his decades of research is this, "Stress is a specific entity and is the only disease we have to fight as humans." Did you know that stress comes in three forms? Stress is expressed within three categories: Mechanical, Emotional, and Nutritional. What this means according to Selye is that there are literally only three causes of the majority of the diseases that we face. Selye's research also discovered that regardless of which source the stress comes from, the body reacts the same way physiologically. Also, when the body in under stress, it uses more nutrients and creates more waste resulting in enzyme deficiencies which are the cause chronic degenerative disease.
What is mechanical stress?
Mechanical or structural stress is simply a mechanical restriction or imbalance somewhere in the body. A few examples include subluxations in your spine, a rotated pelvis from tight muscles which causes one leg to become shorter than the other, or Morton's Syndrome where your second toe is longer than your big toe.
What is emotional stress?
Who does not have some form of emotional stress? Emotional or energetic stress from the past, present or future can be caused by issues with yourself, your significant other, family, friends, co-workers or just life in general.
What is nutritional stress?
You can experience this kind of stress by choosing to consume too much low quality or processed food or you might have the inability to digest your food properly. The body runs on three things: protein, fat and carbohydrates. If you cannot digest one, two or a combination of the three, that is a major nutritional stress to your body every time your eat that item. This makes the body work much harder trying to get that undigested food out of your system.
The human body needs stimulation and needs a certain amount of stress every day for it to thrive. However, if there is excessive amounts of stress or if the stress has gone on for a long period of time, the body breaks down. When your stress levels are high, you do not digest your food well. A common misconception is that the food we eat is automatically digested, absorbed, and utilized 100% by our body. Just because you stick food in your mouth, chew and swallow it, does not mean that it is 100% digested, absorbed, and utilized by your body. When stress levels are high, digestion is always compromised and it is only a matter of time before the body expresses some type of symptoms. You add even more time to this vicious cycle and you have a disease process that starts to accumulate in your body.
Some common signs of compromised digestion are:
Constipation, diarrhea, bloating, cramping, food allergies, feeling sleepy after eating, inability to think clearly, fatigue, weight gain, blood sugar problems, stiffness, allergies and headaches. ALL of these symptoms have ONE thing in common. They are all symptoms of enzyme deficiencies in your body.