Can Supplemental Digestive Enzymes Cause Pain?


UntitledDuring the many years I have served as a health practitioner there have been some patients sensitive to supplementation. It has been my experience that these people have a hidden or silent condition that they may not recognize until they try to change their normal food habit.  To explain this many of us get into a habit of eating certain foods every day and our choice is based upon what we “like” or how it makes us “feel”.  You probably have heard the term “comfort foods”.

One of my earned degrees is in Dietetics.  I was suspicious that food played a role in disease issues.  However, contrary to what I was taught I found it hard to accept the theory that all food is good for everyone nor could we all digest the food properly.  I never lost my drive to understand why one mans food is another mans poison.   This goes back to the years I spent in researching Biochemical Individualism.  The scientific truth is that each and every one of us has to discover his or her own personal safe diet.  I have tried to make it easy for my patients by teaching them their Diet Type.

Today, fortunately, there is a growing awareness that correct eating and good health go hand in hand. With the discovery of food allergies and/or genetic food intolerance and the recognition of their widespread harmful effects, the door has been opened for the cure of a wide variety of diseases.  It has been estimated that over half of all illnesses reported to doctors are caused or worsened by toxic foods, so this condition is not rare.

An allergy to the food you are eating every day can take the edge off your enjoyment of life, can cause you to feel under the weather without anything definite to complain about or can actually be the cause of severe inexplicable illness. But the vast majority of people do not know that this is what is happening to their bodies and their state of mind. They simply accept that mystery symptoms which come and go are just normal.

Can you have a hidden allergy or food incompatibility?

It is common for us to think of food allergy in terms of the type of illness which results from an allergy to nuts, strawberries or shellfish. These foods, however, are not eaten on a day-to-day basis, and the violence of the reaction when encountered leaves little opportunity for the source of the illness to remain unsuspected.

Officially, figures still claim that food allergy affects only between 1% and 7% of the population.  These statistics are misleading since they concern only extremely violent food reactions that are “immediate hypersensitivity” and which can lead to anaphylaxis and death.

There is an entirely different clinical picture when the food to which you are allergic is a staple item of your diet that you eat every day of your life, perhaps several times each day. Under these circumstances, the body adapts to the allergic process and the reaction disappears to become a masked or silent allergy. This adaptation of the body may last a lifetime or may become exhausted at any time under stress. When the adaptation by the body is complete there are no symptoms, but if the strain of coping with the allergy wears down the adaptive process then a whole variety of symptoms can show up.

Any bodily system can be upset by food allergy or genetic food intolerance and in any person one or more systems can be involved. Incidentally, even the targeted system involved can change from one period of life to another.  Example: A child with eczema moves on to asthma, then grows out of asthma and develops irritable bowel syndrome. Stress helps to exhaust the adaptive process of the body and aggravate the symptoms.  This often makes it appear as though stress is the cause of the trouble. The patient may have to endure psychotherapy, and when this fails to cure the trouble, drugs may be used to suppress the symptoms.  Remember that individuals can express their conditions differently.

It has been my experience that these are the very people who are reactive to supplemental digestive enzymes when they try to take them.

Consider the results of silent inflammation that has been masked for years.  Now you now decide to add supplemental digestive enzymes to properly breakdown these foods.  How may your body react to the change?  If your toxic food is a protein the reaction of pain may be in the stomach.  If it is a lipid (fat) derivative you may have nausea as in gallbladder or even diarrhea.  If it is a carbohydrate it may show up as bloating and/or gas.  If it several different foods, then the liver is involved and you may have night sweats and or migraines.  

What can you do if you have a reaction?

In my practice I determined their type and we adjusted their diet.  I gave them the supplemental digestive formula for sensitive people and followed it with a formula to smooth the digestive tract along with a sensitive probiotic formula to assist in their microbial balance.  They stayed on the sensitive protocol until they could graduate to the stronger formula for balancing.

If you can’t see a Transformation trained practitioner, then you can read my book and determine your type and follow the food choices in the book. “The Healing Power of Enzymes” has been updated during 2015.

Another suggestion you might not to want to hear is to take as many digestive enzymes your body requires to make the reaction stop.  This isn’t very popular but some people who are afraid of the supplementation may take so few they just stir up their problem.  The truth is they need more than the average person to begin with.




I will refer to the four body types by numbers. It is not that one is more important than another. I have worked with body typing for over 30 years and I find it is best to begin with the category in which I saw the greatest number of body types where I lived. This is not Texas where I currently live, otherwise the types and the numbers would be different.

Questionnaire: If six or more of the 12 characteristics listed apply to you, then that is your category or ruling body type. Your food choices may not be the best for your health and may be the source of many of your health problems. However, you continue to crave them, but you do not break them down properly. In conventional medical practice, the body types are referred to by the name of the gland that rules each one.

BODY (BIOCHEMICAL) TYPE ONE is known as Para for the parathyroid or thyroid gland.

This type is defined by the following traits:

  • Your waist may have a bit of a midriff bulge because of the tipping of your hipbones.
  • You have high perky buttocks.
  • You gain weight evenly, from the top of your head to your toes.
  • If overweight, your excess fat is in the stomach and waist Men have “spare tire,” women hold fat in their buttocks.
  • You crave sugar in the form of desserts, breads, pastas, fruits, and vegetables.
  • You are drawn to chocolate for fat and sugar mix.
  • You get fatigued by midday and sometimes get up tired.
  • You suffer depression or mood swings.
  • You often have cold hands or feet.
  • If you are female, you suffer PMS.
  • Your blood pressure is on the low side.
  • You have experienced hypoglycemia.
  • Allergies are common for you.
  • You are prone to eczema or skin rash.


BODY (BIOCHEMICAL) TYPE TWO is known as the Estro or Testro biochemical body type. The controlling glands for type twos are the gonadal system. The following list of traits defines this body type. Again, if six or more of these apply to you, this is your body type category:

  • The width of your clavicle is shorter than the width of your hipbones and your buttocks are low slung.
  • In women, the greater part of the weight is in the buttocks and upper thighs. You wear a small top to a larger bottom in clothes.
  • In men, your excess weight is in the abdominal region and lower body.
  • Male or female your legs are generally strong in comparison to the upper part of your body.
  • Your favorite foods are tasty, or strong-flavored such as spiced, creamed, salty, peppered, or smoked foods.
  • You prefer to drink wine or a beverage other than water with your meals.
  • Your favorite desserts are rich, like ice cream or chocolate.
  • You enjoy fried fish, chicken, onion rings, and French fries.
  • You like Italian, Oriental, and Mexican cuisines.
  • You suffer from indigestion (bloating or gas) where your ribs come together.
  • Gallbladder problems are common.
  • You are bothered by kidney and bladder infections.
  • You have a tendency toward cysts, dermatitis, or skin disorders.


BODY (BIOCHEMICAL) TYPE THREE is known as Supra, for the suprarenal or adrenal glands.
This type is defined by the following traits:
  • Your clavicles are much wider than the width of your hipbones.
  • You are able to build muscle quite easily.
  • You carry your weight in your tummy and upper torso including your back.
  • Your buttocks are fairly flat and do not have shape unless you are working out.
  • Your legs are strong and firm at any age.
  • A meal is not complete for you without meat or some kind of protein.
  • You salt or season your food without tasting it first.
  • You gravitate to all proteins: lunch meats, sausage, fish, poultry, nuts, cheese, and eggs.
  • You suffer from stiff joints or pain in your left shoulder.
  • You have hypertension or high blood pressure.
  • You feel stressed rather than fatigued.
  • Constipation is a big problem for you.
  • Gas, flatulence, or bloating is a way of life.
  • You prefer stimulation from what you eat, drink, or think.


BODY (BIOCHEMICAL) TYPE FOUR is known as Neuro. It gets its name from the neurological and endocrine systems. These glands control the hormone production of other glands and indirectly affect the neurological (nervous system).
The width of your clavicle is the same as your hip bones, but your waist is also even in width.
If you can answer yes to four or more of these questions then this is your body type:
  • You do not feel that a meal is complete without dairy products.
  • You enjoy cereal and milk if you cannot think of what else to eat.
  • You suffer from ongoing fatigue.
  • You enjoy dairy products but recognize milk intolerance or have been told you are lactose intolerant.
  • You have the same body size as when you were a teen.
  • Your shape may be described as boyish, wiry, or having baby fat, but it has remained the same into maturity.
  • You matured later in life and are the youngest looking member in your family.
  • You may have an on-going bowel problem (constipation to diarrhea) including spastic colon.
  • You have soft fat all over the body, not just held in one area.
  • You do not make your mind up quickly and need to have all the information possible to make a decision.
  • You are considered to be smart or a nerd in school.
  • Your body shape tends to be straight up and down. If a woman you have to use a belt to recognize a waist.
  • Your head may be large to your body.
  • You consider yourself sensitive to foods or pills.


People may see themselves in more than one category. However, all of us are more suited to one category than others. This category is known as our primary or driving biochemical type. If you feel you are several types, you may find you are out of balance. The more out of balance we are, the more we think we are several types. When in balance, you will be the stronger of your primary type.

Tomorrow: What Your Biochemical Type Tells You About Your Health and Diet



Have you noticed how people appear to be one of four basic shapes? At any shopping mall in the Midwest, for example, it is not unusual to observe many shoppers who carry most of their weight in their tummy or upper torso, but not their buttocks. A cowboy who has trouble holding up his jeans because his hips are smaller than his tummy falls into this category. You will also see women with large breasts and shoulders but have small flat buttocks (great legs but no ass at all). On the West Coast, health- conscious men and women tend to carry their weight evenly all over their bodies. They would rather have fatigue problems than suffer from weight problems. In the East, many people, especially women, have large hips wider than the shoulders and oversized thighs.

You will also find people whose body shapes mature later than others everywhere. These types have boyish or childlike shapes. This does not mean that these shapes are peculiar to specific geographic locations. However, when a particular nationality is concentrated in one state, this often accounts for a preponderance of one of the body types in that locality. We inherit our body shapes, with their strengths and weaknesses, from our ancestors.

What does this have to do with you, or this blog? Everything, because different body shapes come with different needs and different digestive needs. The key word is “different.” This difference makes it impossible to have one perfect food or diet that works for everyone.

Now as you think about these varied body shapes, consider the distinct cravings that go along with each of them. One person may be drawn to very sweet foods, while another strongly dislikes desserts. Another may prefer a good steak rather than a slice of chocolate fudge cake. Doctors ask their patients about their own health and that of their families. These doctors are very aware that certain weaknesses and disorders are inherited and various medications and foods affect people very differently.

Dating back to the ancient Egyptians, over forty-four books have been written on the subject of body typing. For example, Ayurvedic medicine, originating in India 5,000 years ago, is completely based on doshas or the way we are driven to different tastes whether salty, sour, or sweet. Another problem has been that not everyone fits the three medical types known as “ectomorph, endomorph, or mesomorph”. Nor do you fit in the ancient Ayurvedic types known by their dosha tastes as Vata, Pitta, or Kapha. Because of this they have altered their three types, which now includes a mixed type. Last is our American Apple, Pear, or Banana and/ or triangle, inverted triangle, or rectangle. This does not mean you do not fit anywhere since there are countries you are very prevalent.

As you may see, the study or biochemical science of body typing is not new. Health professionals have always been very aware of the differences, and similarities, in body types and muscle tones. I believe that one of the major reasons why any body type suffers weaknesses and gets out of balance is due to digestive enzyme deficiencies. These are inherited and compounded through poor eating habits and stress on the system.

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Do you see yourself or someone you know?  More tomorrow!