Q & A about Enzymes
Why our system needs them
1. What are enzymes?
Enzymes are protein molecules which carry a vital energy factor needed for every chemical
action and reaction that occurs in our body. There are several thousand different enzymes found in the human
body. These enzymes can combine with co-enzymes to form nearly 100,000 various chemicals that enable us to
see, hear, feel, move, digest food and think. Every organ, every tissue, and all the 100 trillion cells in
our body depend upon the reaction of enzymes and their energy factor. Nutrition cannot be explained without
describing the part that enzymes play.
2. What do you mean by nutrition?
Simply stated nutrition is: the body's ability to consume the 45 known nutrients in their
proper amounts; digest these nutrients; absorb these nutrients; carry these nutrients into the cells;
metabolize these nutrients; and eliminate the waste. To accomplish all of these functions is a tough job. The
following is a list of the 45 known nutrients: Carbohydrate 9-Amino Acids Water Lipids (fats) 13-Vitamin
Proteins 1 9-Minerals Eating foods containing these elements (along with their enzymes) in their proper
amounts will normally ensure good nutrition. Enzymes are responsible for digestion, absorption, transporting,
metabolizing, and eliminating the waste of these nutrients. Again, every organ, every tissue, and all the 100
trillion cells in our body depends upon the reaction of enzymes and their energy factor.
3. What do you mean by "energy factor"?
The energy factor is the energy that triggers or starts the chemical reactions between enzymes.
This energy factor is separate and distinct from the chemical make-up of the enzymes itself. A good example
of this energy factor can be seen by placing a raw bean into a pot of boiling water. The cooked bean will
fail to sprout. It's life force (energy factor) has been taken away from it. Science tells us that only
living organisms can make enzymes possessing this energy factor. Chemicals that serve as catalysts work by
chemical action only, while enzymes function by troth biological and chemical action. Catalysts do not
contain the "energy factor" which is measured as a kind of radiant energy which enzymes emit. The energy
factor of enzymes has never been synthesized. Simply stated the energy factor is the "electricity" that makes
the light bulb (the enzyme) work.
4. How long do I have to be on enzymes?
Most everyone has an enzyme deficiency to one degree or another. To quote Dr. Dick Couey,
Professor of Physiology and Nutrition at BaylorUniversity, "I will never eat another meal without taking
a plant enzyme supplement. My body doesn't deserve that treatment." As long as we eat enzyme deficient food'
which is simply defined as any food that has been processed or cooked, our bodies need an enzyme supplement
to aid digestion, deliver the nutrients and eliminate the waste. The logical conclusion is that we will need
some supplementation for as long as we live and breathe.
5. Can food enzymes help fight diseases?
Yes. There is a connection between the strength of our immune system and our enzyme level. The
more enzymes we have, the stronger our immune system will be and the healthier and stronger we will be. For
example, leukocytes (white blood cells) have eight (8) different amylase enzymes which assists the white
blood cell to engulf foreign substances and reduce them to a form that the body can eliminate. Research has
shown that leukocytes increase after one has eaten a cooked meal. This indicates a definite compensatory
measure on the part of the body to transport more enzymes to the digestive tract for digestion. There is no
increase in leukocytes after one has consumed a raw food meal. Research has shown that enzymes are related to
all diseases via the immune system, whether the disease is acute or chronic. If the pancreatic output of
enzymes is hindered, the whole body is affected. Therefore, we must eat raw foods or take supplemental
enzymes to enable our body's immune system to fight against infections.
6. Can enzymes control obesity?
Very definitely. Obese individuals have been found to have a deficiency in the enzyme lipase.
Lipase is found in abundance in raw foods. Cooking destroys lipase in raw foods. Lipase is the enzyme that
aids the body in the breaking down of fats. Without lipase, our fat stagnates and accumulates in our arteries
which could lead to heart disease. Lipase also helps us to burn fat for energy. Cooked foods which have no
enzymes will put weight on more abundantly than raw foods. For example, pig farmers will not feed their pigs
raw potatoes because the pigs stay lean.
However, when the farmers feed the pigs boiled potatoes the pigs become fat. Another reason why
enzymes reduce obesity is because cooked foods cause drastic changes in the size and appearance of the
pituitary gland. Research has found that enzymes affect our hormone producing glands and hormones influence
our enzyme levels. Cooked foods causes our pancreas, thyroid, and pituitary glands to exhaust their enzymes
to digest our foods. This causes our body to become sluggish and weight is gained. Raw food calories are
relatively non-stimulating to glands and stabilize body weight more so than cooked food
7. Is there a significant difference between raw calories and cooked
Research supports that there is a difference. Normal non-diabetic and diabetic subjects were
fed raw starch and then had their blood tested for sugar. It is well documented that eating cooked starch
causes the blood sugar of diabetics to increase significantly. The diabetics who participated in this
research found that their sugar level rose only 6 milligrams the first half hour. Then it decreased 9
milligrams after 1 hour, and 14 milligrams 2 hours after ingestion of the raw starch. In the non-diabetic
persons there was a slight increase followed by a slight decrease in blood sugar in 1 hour. This research
indicates that there is a difference between raw and cooked calories.
8. Do obese people have a shortage of enzymes?
There is some evidence that obese individuals do have a shortage of lipase. Researchers at
Tufts University School of Medicine conducted some tests on the abdominal fat of 11 extra heavy individuals
(average of 340 pounds) and found a lipase enzyme deficiency in their fat cells. This could be explained by
the fact that obesity and abnormal cholesterol deposits both have their beginnings in our failure to permit
fat predigestion of cooked or processed foods in the upper stomach due to the fact that the natural lipase
content of fatty foods has been destroyed by cooking .
9. I like to eat a meal of meat, potatoes, bread, and salad. Is that bad?
It could be made better if your salad contains a lot of raw foods. However, your garden salad
of raw vegetables does not contain enough enzymes, although every little bit helps to digest the meat,
potatoes, and bread. The cooked meat, potatoes, and bread do give you an abundance of minerals and vitamins,
but not enough enzymes. Try to adapt to a diet which contains approximately 75% raw calories and 25% cooked
calories. Eat as many fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains foods in their raw state as possible. If you
cannot make yourself eat these raw foods then you must take an enzyme supplement if you desire a long and
10. I've heard that some foods contain enzyme inhibitors. Is that true?
Yes. Tree nuts, seeds, beans, and grains contain enzyme inhibitors, along with a very active
number of enzymes. But because enzymes are very active entities, nature had to put a rein on them and make
them dormant until such a time as the seed could fall to the ground and be adequately covered with soil. This
slowing down by nature could be called enzyme inhibition.
However, nature will inactivate these enzymes inhibitors when moisture is absorbed by the seed
that is covered with soil. This is the time the seed begins germinating (sprouting) to form a seedling.
Eating too many nuts and seeds, which has an abundance of enzyme inhibitors, could cause Gl- tract problems.
So, you have only two options open to you: you can wait until the seed or nut begins germination, or you can
take enzyme supplements with them to neutralize their enzyme inhibitors.
11. Some people have severe allergies. Can enzymes help them?
Many researchers theorize that being allergic to a raw food may be nature's way of telling us
that the food's enzymes are incompatible with some unhealthy bodily condition, and the body's immune system
is trying to destroy it. This confrontation between food enzyme and disease could result in the classic
symptoms of itching, nasal discharges, and rashes. Scavenger enzymes are believed to patrol the blood and
dissolve the waste that accumulates from the millions of metabolic reactions that takes place each second
within each cell of the body. In fact, some of our scavenger enzymes are present in white blood cells. The
main function of these enzymes include the attempt to prevent the arteries from clogging up and the joints
from being crammed with arthritic deposits. If the scavenger enzymes find the right substrate they latch on
and reduce it to a form which the blood can eliminate. If these scavenger enzymes cannot handle the waste,
nature causes some of the wastes to be thrown out through the skin, or membranes of the nose and throat,
which produces the familiar symptoms that we call allergies. Other researchers believe that some allergies
are caused by incompletely digested protein molecules. Allergies may be helped if certain enzymes are taken
that can act as scavenger enzymes or as protein digestive enzymes.
Since enzymes themselves are proteinaceous compounds, an allergic reaction is possible. Some
individuals, particularly those sensitive to molds and penicillin, may experience nausea or gastric upset. If
gastrointestinal sensitivity occurs, the use of enzyme products should be discontinued.
12. Can enzymes lower cholesterol?
Yes, in most individuals. Remember, cholesterol is a form of fat. Research has substantiated
that consumed animal fats tend to cause cholesterol to settle in the arteries and cause atherosclerosis.
However, it has also been found that the crystal clear "purified" vegetable oils (not heated) do not raise
the blood cholesterol level. One answer for this might lie with the fact that lipase is found in these
unheated vegetable oils. One researcher found that the [at tissue in obese humans has less lipase than the
fat tissues in a slender person which means that supplemental lipase may be needed. Three British researchers
tested the enzymes in individuals with atherosclerosis to find the relationship between cholesterol and
clogged arteries. They found that all enzymes studied became progressively weaker in the arteries as persons
became older and also as the hardening became more severe. These researchers believe that a shortage of
enzymes is part of a mechanism which allows cholesterol deposits to accumulate in the inner part of the
arterial walls (intima). Another researcher found a progressive decline in lipase in the blood of
atherosclerotic patients with advancing middle and old age. Yet another researcher found that not only was
lipase low in older persons, but that older atherosclerotic persons had slow fat absorption from the
intestine. He also found that some absorbed fat was in the unhydrolyzed state. When he fed lipase extracted
from animal pancreas to the older and younger persons he found a definite improvement in fat utilization.
Think of the advantage of taking the plant enzyme lipase at the beginning of the meal to help in the
predigestion of food.
13. Should children take enzymes?
Yes. Children usually eat the same enzyme deficient foods as their parents. It should be
pointed out the importance of breast feeding in comparison to bottle feeding and acquiring enzymes. Children
that are breast-fed acquire dozens of enzymes from their mother's milk. Bottle-fed babies receive pasteurized
milk that has been heated, which destroys the milk enzymes. This causes the baby's own enzyme factory to
begin using its enzyme potential from day one. Research indicates that this could be harmful for the child.
Their study involved 20,061 babies that were divided into three groups (breast-fed, partially breast-fed, and
bottle-fed). They studied the morbidity (sickness) rate for the first nine months of the infant's life. They
found that 37.4% of the breast-fed babies had sickness in comparison to 53.8% of the partially breast-fed and
63.6% of the bottle-fed. It is obvious that babies who were entirely breast-fed had far less sickness than
babies who were only partially breast-fed or who were bottle-fed. They also identified the mortality rates of
these different groups which are presented as follows: No. of Infants Total Deaths % of deaths Breast-fed
9,749 15 0.15 Partially 8,605 59 .7 Bottle-fed 1,707 144 8.4 The mortality rate among the bottle-fed infants
was 56 times greater than among the breast-fed. In theUnited Statesone deformed child is born every 5
minutes. This adds up to 250,000 deformed babies yearly. Dr. Anders Hakannson at Lund University in Sweden
discovered that when he added mother's milk to cultured cancer cells that were alive prior to the addition of
the milk, he soon found them to be dead. Further tests indicated that only tumor cells were killed by the
milk, while normal adult cells were left intact. Research is trying to tell us that we, which includes
pregnant women and children, must eat raw foods that contain enzymes and/or take supplemental
14. Does the addition of raw food to the diet or juicing guarantee enough enzymes to meet our
Raw food provides only enough enzymes to digest that particular food. There are no extra
enzymes in raw food to digest cooked or processed food. Due to the risk of bacterial contamination many foods
should not be eaten raw, including meats, poultry, eggs and beans. Also, the fiber content normally found in
raw food is very difficult to digest due to the body's inability to produce cellulase.
15. I have insomnia. Will enzymes help?
Sometimes. There are many causes of insomnia. The causes that are associated with hormonal
imbalances in the endocrine system have been shown to respond favorably to enzyme therapy. The lack of
metabolic enzymes will definitely affect the secretions of the pituitary gland, which could lead to insomnia.
Eat raw foods or taking special plant enzyme supplements will enhance your endocrine
16. Can enzymes help me with my psoriasis?
Many dermatologists have reported favorable results with enzyme therapy. In the early 1930s
researchers found that they could treat psoriasis by having their patients eat large quantities of raw
butter. Raw butter contains large amounts of lipase. Recent research has found that massive doses of lipase
will help cure it. However, when large amounts of concentrated enzymes are used, it is essential that the
patient be observed by a doctor with experience along these lines.
17. Can you overdose on enzymes?
Research is uncertain. However, data from over sixty years revealed that there has not been one
report of side effects from enzyme consumption. More long term studies may be needed. Plant enzymes are
18. Can you summarize how enzymes may help improve my health?
The following are ways in which enzymes may help improve health:
Enzymes purify our blood. It is a known fact that fungal forms,
parasites and bacteria are made up of protein. Viruses also have a protein coating as a shell that protect
them. The enzyme protease breaks down proteins, and since the invaders of our blood system are protein, it
makes sense that ingesting protease could break down the protein invaders. Strengthens our immune system.
Enzymes have been found to deliver nutrients to our cells, carry away toxic debris, digest our food, purify
our blood, deliver hormones by feeding and fortifying our endocrine system and balance our cholesterol and
triglycerides levels while doing no harm to our body. Breaks down fats. Research has shown that the enzyme
lipase breaks down and digests fat. This takes stress off our gallbladder, liver and pancreas. This will
enhance weight loss.
Enzymes lower our cholesterol and triglycerides levels. Cholesterol and
triglycerides are fats that circulate in our blood stream. The enzyme lipase will control the release of
these fats which could protect us from certain forms of heart disease, like
Enzymes enhance our mental capacity. Our body uses glucose called from the liver to feed and fortify the hypothalamus. Glucose is
made from the protein stored in our liver. Most all plant foods contain protein enzymes. Our red blood cells
carry oxygen to the brain and along with glucose to feed the brain cells. When there is a dysfunction with
this mechanism we become fatigued and are unable to think clearly. The hypothalamus directs our endocrine
system and is responsible for our water balance, body temperature, appetite and emotions.
Enzymes cleanse our colon. Foods that are not digested properly are stored in our colon and digestive problems can
begin. Some researchers estimate that nearly 70% of all illness starts in our colon. Undigested
protein putrefies, carbohydrates ferment, and fats turn rancid in our colon. Enzymes will break down our
foods properly and keep our colon free of these toxins. In fact, it is recommended by many researchers that
it is healthy to have at least two bowel movements per day.
Enzymes help us sleep.
Enzymes enhance our endocrine glands. The under nourished endocrine system may create a malfunction in our
hormonal system which can upset our nervous system and sleep patterns. When we are unable to digest our food
or deliver the nutrients to keep our endocrine and nervous system in balance, we cannot rebuild our lifestyle
or energy level.
Enzymes help us shed excess weight and fat. Many overweight people have a
metabolic imbalance or will soon create one. Remember, our endocrine system regulates our metabolism. Once we are able to fortify the
endocrine system, have our bowels working regularly and can digest our food rather than turning it into fat,
we have a successful combination. Enzymes, especially lipase, will break down our fats properly, which will
help us burn fat, thus promoting weight loss.
Enzymes improve aging skin. An adequate supply of enzymes are absolutely
essential for keeping the skin young-looking and healthy. Enzymes fight the aging process by increasing blood
supply to the skin, bringing with it life-giving nutrients and carrying away waste products that can make
your skin look dull and wrinkled. Our circulation slows down as we get older. To counteract this we need to
consume more enzymes.
Enzymes help maintain proper pH balance our
flora such as L. Acidophilus and bifidobacerium are important to the intestinal tract for maintaining proper
pH and also for controlling the population of potential pathogenic organisms like clostridium and Candida.
Plant flora enzymes have now been proven to be very effective in the pathogen control role of beneficial
bacteria. Another role of beneficial bacteria is the actual synthesis of highly favorable natural chemicals
in the colon through the fermentation process. These fermenting products include such molecular species as
natural antibiotics and very importantly, digestive enzymes. These enzymes can play an extremely important
role in the digestion of otherwise incompletely digested food substances, especially
Enzymes maintain proper pH balance in the
urine. Research has
shown that a balance of the plant enzymes (lipase, protease, and amylase) eaten by individuals produce a
proper urine pH of 6.3 to 6.6 in 24 hour urinalysis.
19. Can pregnant women take enzymes?
Yes, if they are taking plant enzymes. Animal enzymes should not be taken by pregnant women.
Plant enzymes make a great deal of sense since the baby is the recipient of the nutrients that are
20. I started taking the enzymes and gained weight. Why?
Enzymes break down food. The same amount of food is now being broken down and the nutrients
delivered or transported to the cells. This is all good. However, if the calories remain the same and the
need of the body for fuel is now lessened because the nutritional value has been satisfied. the individual
may temporarily gain weight. This usually balances itself out in about 21 days.
21. How might supplemental plant enzymes help in the fight against
There are two theories that researchers postulate as the possible answers.
First, researchers can trace the beginning of cancer to the cell's DNA. Cancer cells begin with
an alteration of normal DNA in the cell. Promoters such as stress, saturated fat, obesity, ultra violet rays
from the sun and others cause the four nucleotides (adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine) that make up DNA
to change their normal chemistry which causes the cell to make the wrong protein. Once the wrong protein is
made, the cell will continue to make the wrong protein forever. These cells spread (metastasize) and destroy
other cells. Probably at any given time your body has approximately 100 to maybe 10,000 of these cells trying
to make the wrong protein. But nature has provided repair enzymes to travel up and down the DNA structures
and correct the errant proteins. If you take supplemental digestive enzymes the body's metabolic enzymes can
be freed from the work of digestion to make and use more of these repair enzymes to help prevent cancer cells
The second theory proclaims that cancer cells are covered with a protein covering that protects
them from attacking white blood cells. The reason why the white cells won't attack the cancer cell is because
the white cell cannot recognize the cancer cells as dangerous to the body. It is believed by many researchers
that the protein covering disguises the cancer cell as friendly to the body's white blood cells. Taking an
enzyme supplement (especially protease, which digest or breaks down proteins) may break down the outer
protein covering of the cancer cell so that the white blood cell may recognize it as unfriendly and destroy
22. Can enzymes help with diabetes?
It depends on the type of your diabetes. Type II (adult onset) normally responds better to
enzyme therapy than Type I juvenile). Research has shown that when there is a lack of blood amylase, blood
sugar levels can be higher than normal. When the enzyme amylase is administered, blood sugar levels drop
One researcher showed that 86% of the diabetics that he examined had a deficiency of amylase in
their intestinal secretions. He administered amylase to a majority of these patients, and found that 50% of
the diabetics who were users of insulin could control their blood sugar levels without the use of insulin.
Amylase may help with storage and utilization of sugar in the blood.
Another researcher found that cooked starch foods, where amylase and other enzymes are
destroyed, caused the blood sugar levels to rise significantly one-half hour after ingestion. After two hours
the cooked food starch eaters' blood sugar level fell quickly and significantly. This resulted in fatigue,
anxiety, and sluggishness. In comparison, the raw starch eaters' brood sugar levels only experienced a slight
rise and drop. These patients experienced a much steadier metabolic rate and emotional stability. Many
diabetics could lower their insulin requirements if they would eat raw foods and take plant enzyme
23. What are supplemental enzymes?
Supplemental enzymes are enzymes that have been extracted in some manner, from either plants or
animals, and are given in addition to a normal diet. Pepsin (an enzyme that digests proteins) was the first
enzyme used by doctors to help with protein digestion. Pepsin was extracted from the stomach of pigs and
requires a very low pH to be used by the body It is best used in skin products for exfoliation of the skin
and for meat tenderizers. Another enzyme supplement was made from the pancreas of slaughterhouse animals,
which could not only digest proteins, but carbohydrate and fats as well. However, the pancreatic enzymes work
best in an alkaline medium, which is present in the duodenum. Pancreatic enzymes will not work in the acidic
stomach and cannot perform predigestion. There is little need to take these supplemental enzymes for
digestion purposes. In order for supplemental enzymes to work they must be able to help with predigestion in
the upper stomach (fundus).
The Japanese have developed a method for extracting protease, amylase, cellulose and lipase
enzymes from fungi which work throughout the entire digestive system. Although there are hundreds of
varieties of aspergilli, the strains (Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus Niger ) used in the
fermentation of plant enzymes have been tested to be free of mycotoxins. Extracts of these enzymes are dried
into powders and put into capsules.
These enzymes should be taken with a meal if predigestion is to be most effective. The reason
for this is if you wait until finishing the meal, you delay the action of the enzymes on the
24. How do enzymes work in the stomach?
Food entering the stomach is called a bolus. The stomach has two distinct divisions--Fundus
(upper part) and Pylorus (lower part). The bolus remains in the upper part for approximately one hour. This
is where predigestion takes place. The fundus is where digestive food enzymes begin to break down the food
into carbohydrates, fats and protein. Raw foods supply their own digestive enzymes, thus saving the stomach
from supplying all the enzymes. Cooked foods, which has no enzymes, must wait in the fundus until the stomach
supplies the enzymes. Predigestion by food enzymes occurs in every creature on earth. The only exception is
the human being on an enzyme-free diet. The upper section has no peristalsis (movement of food), acid, or
pepsin and therefore, if enzymes are not provided in the diet, only minimal digestion can
The lower stomach (pylorus) performs the second step in digestion, but of protein only. In the
lower part of the stomach, pepsin (a powerful digestive enzyme) and hydrochloric acid continue the digestive
process. The predigested food now enters the small intestine and is called chyme. Here, the pancreas and
small intestine cells secrete their enzymes to further break down the chyme into glucose (carbohydrates),
fatty acids (fats) and amino acids (proteins) for absorption into the villi (absorption cells in the small
intestine). The human stomach is really two stomachs with separate functions. Our stomachs have been provided
with the means of permitting outside enzymes to help with the burdens of digesting food. Thus, we don't have
to make all of our own digestive enzymes to digest our food. This will allow us to make more metabolic
enzymes as needed and make us healthier.
25. How do enzymes work in our bodies?
When we eat raw foods the enzymes in the food are activated by heat
and moisture in the mouth. Once active, these enzymes digest a significant portion of our food and make it
small enough to pass through the villi (small projections found in the small intestines) and into the blood.
Metabolic enzymes found in the blood then take the digested 45 known nutrients and build them into muscles,
nerves, bones, blood, lungs, and various glands. Every cell in the body depends on certain enzymes. Each
enzyme has a specific function in the body which is referred to as enzyme specificity. A protein digestive
enzyme will not digest a fat and a fat enzyme will not digest starch. Enzymes act upon chemicals and change
them into another chemical, but remain unchanged themselves. Simply stated our chemicals are changed from
their original identity by the enzyme to another
chemical with a different identity. Without enzymes nothing in our body would work.
26. Why does our ability to produce enzymes decrease when we get older?
Bartos and Groh enlisted 10 young and 10 old men and used a drug to stimulate the pancreatic
juice flow. The juice was then pumped out and tested. It was found that considerably less of the enzyme
amylase was present in the pancreatic juices of older men. It was determined that the enzyme deficiency of
the older group was due to exhaustion of the cells of the pancreas. Other research indicates that not only
are there fewer enzymes in the pancreas but also in the trillion cells in our body as we age. One explanation
for this might be that our pancreas, which weighs only three (3) ounces, cannot begin to supply the vast
amount of enzyme activity required for the pancreatic secretion, not to mention the tremendous need for
protein to equip the enzyme complex. The pancreas must borrow these entities stored in the cells to make the
enzyme complex. This could be a definition of "old age" because old age and debilitated metabolic enzyme
activity are synonymous. If we postpone the debilitation of metabolic enzyme activity, then we might delay
the aging process and possibly increase the life span to its genetic potential.
27. If I take plant enzymes what effects will I notice?
It depends. Please understand that plant enzymes are not "magic pills". Rather, they supplement
the work of your body's organs and glands to completely digest the food you eat. Some people will notice a
dramatic improvement in their energy levels and feeling of vitality. Others might notice significant
improvement in the functioning of their digestive tract and relief of long term chronic conditions. Some
people's recognition of improvement will be more subtle and gradual. It all depends on the underlying
condition of deficiency and how quickly the imbalance can be corrected.
28. How will I know that the plant enzymes I am taking are doing any
When you and your pharmacist evaluate your nutritional condition, ask what you should look for
in terms of improvement. In some cases it will be the absence of indigestion. For others it might be weight
loss, more energy, more restful sleep, better regularity or other improvements. In addition, on your
follow-up visits to your pharmacist, you will be able to visually see through the microscope improvements in
your nutritional condition.
29. I thought my body produced all the enzymes I need?
Not really. Because we eat so much cooked, processed and refined food, we must supplement our
bodies' natural production of enzymes required for digestion. If we do not then the food we eat will not be
completely digested and the by- products of incompletely digested food will be deposited in areas of our body
where it can create toxicity, lead to declining health, contribute to the development of chronic conditions
and impair immune system functioning.
30. I take vitamins and minerals. Is that enough for good health?
No, not if your body cannot utilize the vitamins and minerals that are taken. Vitamins and
minerals are really co-enzymes themselves. As such they require that other enzymes act on them in order to
release their beneficial powers. If the body is unable to supply those necessary enzymes in the proper
quantities at the proper time, the vitamins and minerals simply become inert materials and pass unused
through your body.
31. If taking medicine the doctor prescribed, should one continue taking this medicine while
Yes, continue taking all medicine prescribed by your doctor and follow all of his instructions.
Plant enzymes, since they are completely from natural organic products and are classified as food by the FDA,
will not adversely affect your medication program.