Enzymes are found naturally in the foods we eat, and help us to pre-digest our food when consumed. This allows the body to absorb all the appropriate nutrients it needs from the food we eat. In our modern society, enzymes are removed from processed foods to increase shelf life and are often destroyed by high-temperatures when we cook foods. This leads to nutrient deficiencies in our bodies. Just as we take vitamins and minerals to replace what we don't get from foods, we should be replacing enzymes.
Enzyme Nutrition is the art and science of using nutrition to maintain the delicate balance in the body known as homeostasis. Through a comprehensive evaluation (which can include laboratory testing) I can help you determine where your body is lacking the key nutrients needed to allow for normal function. Together, we can create an individualized plan of plant-based enzyme supplements to support your particular needs and bring you back to optimal health.
Have more questions? Read the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about our supplements:
This is best described as those health problems that impair normal function of a bodily process, but where every part of the body appears quite normal under routine medical examination. These types of patients are often very frustrated because they know something is wrong but it cannot be identified with traditional approaches. As a result, treatment is often left to chance.
Functional disorders are often very gratifying to treat because it's simply a matter of determining which organ system is failing to obtain the energy it needs to function properly. Some of the more commonly treated conditions under this heading include headaches, heartburn/reflux, gas pain/bloating, anxiety/irritability, restlessness/insomnia, irritable bowel, stiff sore joints, fibromyalgia and so much more.
The human body does not go directly from a healthy state to a disease state. Something causes stress to the human body that initiates a very specific and predictable pattern of response. As stress persists, organ systems become depleted of energy and begin to fail as nutrition is exhausted. By understanding this process, we are able to help our patients find health again.