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Just What Are Enzymes Anyway?

Enzymes are necessary for every chemical reaction in our bodies known as the spark or action. Enzymes are the dynamic power that gives us our ability to function at the highest level. They are proteins that are commonly known as metabolic enzymes when they are made by the body, but there are a few different types.

Here’s the problem: As we get older, our bodies become less efficient and make fewer enzymes. With more pollution and GMO’s in our food supply, we are not able to get the nutrients out of our food we once were able to. Enzymes are protein molecules made from amino acids in which the body needs a constant supply to continue making metabolic enzymes. If we don’t eat optimally, this cannot happen.


A few fun facts:

The 100 trillion cells in our organs and tissues depend on enzymes to function.

A human cell has about 20,000 different types of enzymes!

Vitamins and minerals require enzymes to be absorbed by the cell.

Co-enzymes (those vitamin and minerals) create 100,00 chemical reactions every

second for metabolism.


Animal enzymes include pancreatin. Plant enzymes include bromelain and papain.

Digestive enzymes (supplemental) are plant based and cannot be made by the body.

The purpose of digestive enzymes is to break down and absorb your food. You know the old saying, “you are what you eat”, but it’s a little deeper than that. It is also, “You are what you BREAK DOWN AND ABSORB.”

You may be eating a good diet, but if you aren’t breaking the nutrients down, not only will your cells be unable to absorb nutrients, but your body won’t operate efficiently. To combat the problem, we supplement with enzymes.

Coupled with the right biochemical diet for your body, each person should be on an enzyme program specifically designed for them.

So, what do I take and why?

Disease begins with inflammation. Inflammation creates toxicity. Long term, systemic toxicity produces diseases such as autoimmune and cancer. And it doesn’t happen overnight. Beware if you have been diagnosed with an “itis”. That is an indication that inflammation is chronic. Enzymes can reduce the burden of systemic inflammation-not just the digestive system (where most disease begins) but all over. They are true miracle workers.

Enzymes can boost the immune system, speed up detoxification and circulation, repair the digestive system, and even give you a younger, healthier complexion!


The Foundation Program

Digestive Enzymes help to break down various foods including carbohydrates and fats, reduce food intolerances, and takes stress of the digestive organs.

Proteolytic Enzymes support healthy circulation, speed up detoxification, strengthen the immune system, and break down proteins.

Probiotics add healthy bacteria and flora to the gut, aid in elimination and provide strong immune support. In fact, studies with COVID-19 show that this disease is inflammatory based and certain strains (Bifidum Longum, for example) have defensive properties against the disease (for information, go to

It is impossible for anyone to eat properly and live stress free (stress depletes nutrients and enzymes). We are all exposed to toxins, pollutants, GMO’s, and lifestyle constraints. Our genetics may show that each of us needs support in certain areas. The good news is that long term use of enzymes shows improvement in inflammatory conditions, such as leaky gut and SIBO, when combined with a healthy diet. There are 4 biochemical physical types to which certain enzymes and diets are recommended.

Ask which enzyme protocol is best for you!

Jennifer Doctorovich, NTP, Practicum Student


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