One of the simplest ways that you can improve your health is to add enzymes to your diet. Enzymes are present in foods in their whole or raw form. When these foods are eaten, the body absorbs the enzymes and it causes you to digest food properly. When foods are consumed that do not have enzymes present, your body must work overtime or strain to digest the food. The result is that your body expends more energy than needed to digest your food. The average diet that is consumed by the American is one that is void of enzymes. There is no doubt that this has contributed to many of the digestive problems faced by countless Americans.
A great remedy that has been prescribed by many naturopathy practitioners
is to add an enzyme supplement to the diet. Enzymes are known to
have many benefits, much more than simply aiding in digestion. In
fact, studies have shown that enzymes help to cleanse and purify
the blood. It is also believed they can help remove toxins, parasite,
and fungus. Enzymes have also been shown to help improve metabolism,
normalize hormones, and improve the immune system. Since cooked
foods destroy enzymes, it is imperative that enzymes be added to
the diet in supplemental form.
There are certain signs that show that someone is suffering from
an enzyme deficiency. These include suffering from Anxiety and panic
related conditions, experiencing low blood sugar, having frequent
back problems and an overgrowth of Candida, frequent bouts of Gingivitis,
water retention, viral and bacterial infections, hearing problems,
digestive problems and disorders, high cholesterol, chronic fatigue
syndrome, chronic diarrhea, and hives.
One of the first benefits that many people experience once they
begin taking enzymes is increased energy. Enzymes are synonymous
with energy and when they are taken they will increase the body's
energy because you will be able to utilize your food more thoroughly.
As the enzymes do their function and assist with your digestion,
your body will have more energy reserved for more important life
functions. As a result your overall health will improve as your
bodily organs are empowered with the energy that they need to function
at their optimum level.
Enzyme therapy has been show to be effective in treating the following
conditions: chronic lower back pain, sprains, strains, and muscle
injuries, Acne, Chronic Candidasis, Pancreatic Insufficiency, Celiac
Disease, Arthritis, Food Allergies, GERD, Acid Indigestion, Osteoarthritis,
Tendinitis, and Crohn’s Disease.
In addition to taking supplements, it is very important to eat
raw foods due to the fact that these are rich sources of natural
enzymes. Raw fruits and vegetables are loaded with healthy, life
giving enzymes but these aren’t the only food sources that
are good sources of enzymes. Raw dairy products, animal organ meat,
and fish are also rich in enzymes. Additionally, foods that have
been fermented also have a high enzyme content. It is important
to eat a diet that is rich in natural enzymes.