– Take These To Recover From Thanksgiving
The Green House
by Margaret Durst: Glycemic
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catalysts that run hundreds of thousands of biochemical reactions
in our bodies. Also known as sparks of life, they are
essential for digesting food, stimulating the brain, providing cellular
energy and repairing all tissue.
There are two
major types of enzymes, digestive enzymes that help us utilize the
nutrition in our food, and metabolic enzymes that are responsible
for the chemical reactions within our cells such as energy production
found that our enzyme producing potential is limited and decreases
as we age. Our body chooses to produce digestive enzymes first,
at the expense of metabolic enzymes. What is notable about this
is that, our food supply is typically so processed that it contains
little, if any, enzymes. This means that all of our enzyme producing
potential is used to digest our food with very few being left over
to run essential processes in the body. It is no wonder that Americans
suffer from indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation
and other digestive disorders. They simply cant produce enough
enzymes to digest what they eat and their digestive tract suffers
To help your
whole body, not just your digestion, take a digestive enzyme. There
are many different varieties available including those for high
protein diets, high carbohydrate diets and high fat diets. Also,
eat something raw at every meal such as a salad or vegetable sticks.
Raw foods contain all of the enzymes necessary to digest them. If
you are eating raw nuts, you may want to soak them first as the
outer layer contains enzyme inhibitors which are natures way
of helping them have a longer shelf life soaking breaks down
the enzyme inhibitors, making the nutrients in the nuts more available.
are also used for different conditions in the body. For allergies,
enzymes help break down the unrecognized proteins that instigate
an allergic response. There are enzymes for metabolic processes.
There are enzymes for inflammation that work very well. One of the
natural supplements available for rheumatoid arthritis is bromelain,
which is pineapple enzyme. Another common use of enzymes is cellulase
for systemic yeast or candida overgrowth.
guidelines that will help you in determining if enzymes might be
good for you are: digestive trouble including indigestion and constipation;
sore neck and shoulders; sensitivity in the muscles that move your
lower jaw; inflammation and allergies.
it was appropriate to run an article on enzymes the week of Thanksgiving.
Most people think it is the tryptophan in turkey that makes them
sleepy after the meal. I think the body wants to shut down so it
can digest and put away the food from the feast
whether it includes turkey or not. I carry digestive enzymes to
the Thanksgiving meal I take 2 before and 2 after and I might
take 2 later on depending on how much I ate.
blessings to all. Remember that your stomach will feel better sooner
if you help it do its job by chewing well and taking digestive enzymes.
November 24, 2011
Durst owns The
Green House, a vitamin, herb and health food store in Mason,
© 2011 Margaret
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