Lack of enzymes the cause of many digestive problems

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Cecelia
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   Posted 11/28/2010 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
If anybody out there read my posting "Calling everybody with sticky phlegm in their throats", you would know that by taking enzymes my problem was soon solved, it was close to a miracle to me and I started doing research on the subject and I realised that we are our worst enemies, killing enzymes through cooking, wrong eating habits, etc.
  There are many very informative websites out there, just google "lack of enzymes", but in the meantime, here is a list of the symptoms -  Cecelia
                                   

Edit - I took out the box with symptoms as it appeared to be copied and pasted.

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From Cecelia:
My apologies ..  thought I was only taking a short cut!
So for everybody out there -  the symptoms of lack of enzymes the following:
Flatulence, heartburn,  spasms,  lactose intolerance,  constipation, gastro esophgeal reflux, peptic ulcers,  indigestion
 
 
 

Post Edited (Cecelia) : 12/6/2010 11:27:43 AM (GMT-7)


Cecelia
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   Posted 11/29/2010 2:21 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah  The more I learn about enzymes, the more I'm surprised that doctors don't concentrate on this when we visit them with our digestive problems.
Here is a link to a website (not trying to sell your anything!!) with more information on the subject:
Cecelia

percycat
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   Posted 12/1/2010 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Cecelia,

Thanks for sharing. I've often wanted to try extra enzymes, but can't find a company that manufactures them from ingredients I'm not allergic to. I had to research carefully to learn that the common sources are papaya (for papain), pineapple (for bromelain), and frequently one of the Aspergillus molds for most of the other enzymes. Unfortunately, right now I'm having scary, can't-breathe reactions to eating fruits and molds, so I don't want to risk taking enzymes derived from any of those items.

I did see one company that actually used just animal pancreas and organ concentrates, and so I may be able to try those once I get a better safety handle on the food allergies.

I've had to be careful in my choice of probiotics too, as they often include extra ingredients to help the bacteria thrive, yet those ingredients come from items I'm allergic to. For instance, a really nice one that I wanted to try included FOS for the bacteria to feed on, but the FOS was derived from a plant that cross-reacts with ragweed. Phooey!

percycat

Cecelia
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   Posted 12/2/2010 2:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Percycat, My goodness, you really battle with allergies ...
I have recently done some research on dates ... they apparently also contain enzymes .. will you be able to eat them? There are very many health benefits from eating dates - Am also struggling to get my cholesterol down naturally without taking statins, heard about turmeric and did some research. Was I surprised! Its used in treatment of flatulence, assists with digestion, lowering cholesterol levels, preventing cancers, acts as an anti-inflammatory, protects the liver .. any help to you?
I have used turmeric in cooking for years and somehow always thought it originated from seeds of a plant or a fruit or something, and last year had the wonderful opportunity of visiting a spice farm in Zanzibar .. and lo and behold, learnt that turmeric is actually a root .. saw them dig it up from a very insignificant looking plant ....
Cecelia

Post Edited (Cecelia) : 12/2/2010 1:11:28 AM (GMT-7)


bkmm1311
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   Posted 12/3/2010 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Was wondering if you could get the benefits of papya enzyme just by eatin papaya- then you would not get the other ingredients in the enymes that are used to make it- just the enzyme itsef?  Does anyone know?

Cecelia
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   Posted 12/3/2010 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
From what I can gather, by eating the fruit you will get in the necessary enzymes as papaya is a great source of proteolytic enzymes like papain which breaks down proteins into amino acids, assisting digestion.  It is also used to treat allergies and is especially concentrated in the fruit when it is unripe  ... as it ripens the enzymes loses some of its potency.   The fruit should be eaten after a meal -
So go for it ...  hope your nearest vege shop will have some.   Fortunately they are picked green and usually arrive at the shops whilst still green.
Cecelia

bkmm1311
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   Posted 12/3/2010 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the advice will give it a shot!
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