What are enzymes? They are proteins found everywhere in the body and are responsible for the reactions throughout the body. They are like the spark plugs in your car, they make things happen, or make things come alive. Why do we need to supplement with digestive enzymes? There are two core reasons, first because most (if not all) of the food that we consume in America today is completely devoid of any natural enzymes. Once upon a time when we use to get plentiful of enzymes in our food because we ate many foods raw, however with today’s cooking of nearly all our food it wipes out the enzymes that are so vital to our health.

Secondly, Americans suffer from acid reflux, constipation and other digestive issues like never before in our society. This is largely in part to the pace we consume our food. By scarfing down our food so fast we skip a vital stage of digestion, the pre-digestion phase. Hence, the reason for digestive enzymes supplementation.

Here are several chronic conditions that can be addressed with the idea of supplementing with digestive enzymes:

  • Acne rosacea
  • GERD / Acid reflux
  • Indigestion
  • Candidiasis – yeast overgrowth from antibody use
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Food allergies
  • Low back pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Final thought: eating raw foods and supplementing with enzymes benefits us in tremendous ways. Enzymes not only contribute to the proper digestion of our food but play significant roles in the battle against a great many of the chronic conditions that challenge our society.

For more information about digestive enzymes please contact coach Jeff at jeff@jeffravenscroft.com