Do you experience any of the following: acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, gas, bloating, lactose intolerance?
Natural Plant Enzymes and fiber are essential for proper digestion and elimination. The typical American diet is generally lacking in these requirements. Fiber acts as a bulking agent and speeds transit time of food in the digestive track. These actions prevent metabolic waste from creating toxic by-products. Fiber helps to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, improve blood sugar, and promote the growth of friendly intestinal flora. It also promotes bowel regularity, aids digestion, and helps to keep the bowel clean. Fiber cannot do its job effectively unless enzymes do theirs.
Autopsies have shown that everyone who eats primarily cooked food will have a dangerously enlarged and poorly functioning pancreas, often on the verge of breakdown. If the pancreas is stressed day after day, year after year, in order to produce an excess of digestive enzymes, then the rest of the body's enzyme reserve is severely taxed. Gradually the overworked pancreas and other digestive organs will not be able to produce sufficient quantities of enzymes. This leads to digestive diseases and toxic bowel conditions.
Over time, hard to digest high protein foods (such as cooked meat and other enzyme deficient foods) exaust the digestive organs until they can no longer function properly. This results in the accumulation of partially digested food in the bowel. By middle age many people have as much as 20 pounds of undigested, putrefactive food in their colon. Toxins produced from this putrefactive buildup are absorbed into the bloodstream, creating autointoxication, or self-poisoning, This results in a weakened immune system and can lead to serious debilitating health problems including colon cancer. Colon cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the United States. Natural Plant Enzymes taken with meals and between meals will work to eliminate the accumulation of toxic waste in the stomach and colon.
Enzymes act as scavengers of foreign substances throughout the body, preventing joints from gumming up and arteries from clogging. Enzymes in the body's white blood cells are responsible for destroying foreign, disease-producing substances in the blood and lymph. During illness and infection, white blood cells increase to fight off pathogens. When cooked foods are eaten, the body reacts just as though we had an acute illness. Within 30 minutes of eating cooked foods, our white blood cell count increases dramatically.
Studies show that mobilization and increase of white blood cells do not happen when raw food is consumed. Molecules from improperly digested proteins and fats that are small enough to get into the blood, but too large to get into the cells, are called floating immune complexes. They are now considered toxic invaders in the body instead of nutrients.
Microscopes that are used for live cell blood analysis can magnify a tiny drop of blood 15,000 times and give an accurate picture of floating immune complexes. Some of the unhealthy conditions we see under the microscope because of poor digestion are:
Red blood cells sticking together (undigested proteins), which leads to low oxygen content. This can cause chronic fatigue, migraine headaches, and poor circulation.
Uric acid crystals, which could lead to arthritis, gout, and fibromyalgia.
Fat plaque due to undigested fats, which can lead to arteriosclerosis.
Fungus and Yeast that can be caused by undigested carbohydrates and sugars.
Unless you eat only raw foods, most people's health would benefit greatly with a daily intake of high quality natural plant enzymes.