Digestive Enzymes

Digestive Enzymes

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.


You can now find Digestive Enymes in my OpenSky store.

Do you use digestive enzymes?


  1. Thx for the post. I don’t take specific digestive enzymes but I include the types of yogurt that have a full bunch of them in them. Seems to be OK for me right now.

  2. ANA

    i take dijest all several times a day as recommended by my trainer

  3. I’m not a big fan of these. I don’t know why but they didn’t do anything special for me. The best thing I have done for my digestive system was quitting meat. I’ve not had any trouble at all and have stayed leaner without a lot of cardio or diet. So, I think you’ve got to learn what works well for your body and what you need to cut out. For me meat was a good choice because I hated eating it anyway and my body didn’t want it!

  4. thanks for the info!

  5. Love it. Been an enzyme freak for a few years and especially enjoy doing the oatmeal test where you put two bowls – one with oatmeal, one with oatmeal and a capsule of enzymes emptied. Stir both and the one with enzymes is almost just water and the one without enzymes is stiff oatmeal. I use PrepZymes. http://www.prepzymes.com


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