ENZYMES as OLYMPIANS

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Many have heard me use the term “energy” when I am relating to enzymes.  This is because enzymes are proteins and like worker bees always busy making things happen throughout the human body.  You could not digest, sleep, speak or live without available enzymes.

Enzymes are nano-machines that are exceptionally efficient at catalyzing (causing things to happen in chemical reactions). They play a role in all your cells. Like all proteins, they are made up of amino acid chains that are folded and assembled in a very precise 3D structure. Some enzymes, are so efficient that they catalyze the transformation of chemical molecules thousands of times per second.

Now, I want to stimulate your imagination because of new research. I would like you to envision enzymes as if they are part of your life’s “Healthy Olympics”!

Enzymes are your little Olympians in your games of life, racing around cells to trigger critical processes through interactions with specific genes. Sometimes they’re sprinters, sometimes hurdlers. But they generally find their genetic targets, whatever the obstacles.

The new research at Rice University in Houston more than explains these actions.  “Most previous theories assume there’s only DNA and the protein, but there’s no obstruction between the protein and its target,” Kolomeisky said. “In reality, there are obstructions, and a lot of them. Cells are very crowded systems. The surprising thing is that an enzyme protein still manages to find its target sequence efficiently. But how?”

Rice biophysicist Anatoly Kolomeisky and his team note that the enzyme seekers have to be a sprinter, alighting on DNA and probing for its target, usually finding it in milliseconds. If the target is on the other side of an obstruction, the seeker has to become a hurdler: It eventually disassociate and continues searching. But if the target falls within a segment shortened by an obstacle, the seeker finds it even faster.

Rice University. “Obstacles not always a hindrance to proteins: Researchers’ theory finds blocked path sometimes speeds DNA sequence search.”  ScienceDaily, 10 December 2015. 

 

 

 

Question & Answer

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QUESTION:  Hi Dr. Fuller,  just wondering what’s the difference compared to taking just basic papaya and pineapple tablet enzymes compared to your digest enzymes? I’m guessing there must just be a higher concentration and variety?

ANSWER:  They are actually different forms of enzymes.  The two you are asking about are “plant” enzymes and the other contains “plant based” enzymes.

Plant enzymes include bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme and a milk-clotting enzyme derived from the pineapple stem, and papain, an enzyme derived from the papaya tree. They were first used as meat tenderizers and ingredients in beer until they became more refined to be used in supplements. There are some who experience bowel irritation from the use of papain which is similar to the bloating from eating at salad bars.  These plant enzymes work at a higher pH than the plant based enzymes and most of digestion is over with before they begin to activate.   Bromelain should be used for inflammation rather than digestion in the human body.

Plant-based supplemental digestive enzymes have the ability to aid digestion throughout the entire digestive process. Therefore, these enzymes are more useful to the body’s digestion than the other type of enzyme supplement.

Supplemental plant-based digestive enzymes are grown on plant foods (as their host) in a laboratory where they are fed to become whatever digestive enzyme is required, but they do not contain their host. The host is a plant food source and its use is just a platform to host the mycelial or biochemical enzymes. They must be grown on a plant form and extracted without chemicals in a laboratory process. The remainder is a pure fluid that is dried to a fine pure powder substance. They are known as plant enzymes but they are really mycelial or microbial produced bio-identical enzymes to the human body. Enzymes cannot be made like man-made synthetic vitamins and minerals and are considered a food substance.

 

DISEASE QUESTIONS

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My Dear Friends,

Daily I am asked questions about disease issues. I am not trying to be un-sensitive to your concerns by not answering your questions. I hold degrees in Health Science, Dietetics and Naturopathic Studies. I am not an Oncologist which is a medial doctor that treats and diagnosis cancer.

I personally believe that we have the power to begin our own healing by addressing our digestive system. In other words we can prevent disease by addressing those parts of our system where most cancer begins. The digestive system holds within it 80% of our immune system plus our entire enteric or autonomic nervous system which is embedded in our gastrointestinal system.

The University of Washington explains it best:  “The autonomic nervous system controls the tone of the digestive tract. The integumentary system reduces water loss, contains receptors that respond to touch, regulates body temperature, and protects the inside of the body from damage. 

I personally experienced cancer in three different areas of my body. I am a cancer survivor. When I was diagnosed with my cancer I made changes in my beliefs, food intake and worked on forgiveness. My cancer would go into remission but then show up in another place of my body. Finally during my last cancer diagnosis I added to my regime supplemental plant based enzymes and this time the cancer went away. Oncologists do not like to say I was cured however; this was 38 years ago next month.

Supplemental digestive enzymes assists in the digestion of our food, carries the nutrients from what we eat into our cell and assists the cell to clear waste. This is no small thing. I just taught while in Mexico City the importance of our metabolic enzymes and our cells.

  • We all begin as just one cell.
  • That one master cell contains all our specific information (3 billion bits) that we need for life and we are only 5 days old.
  • These 3 billion bits of information is our genes, DNA and what our enzymes are to do according to their information.
  • That one cell splits into various cells creating all our organs while in Mothers womb.
  • By the time we are adults we contain around 100 trillion cells.
  • Each cell (no matter the type) requires the same things: 45 known nutrients and 20,000 enzymes to stay alive.
  • Plus a Queen Mother enzyme called “Kinase” to make more proteins and enzymes in the cell.
  • For just one cell to duplicate it requires another 13,000 enzymes.
  • Every mineral and or nutrient is co-enzymes, which means it requires an enzyme to work.
  • Every cells enzymes uses these 45 nutrients to make 125,000 different chemicals every second.

I hope you are getting the picture. Blended supplemental digestive enzymes are taken orally with meals to assist proper digestion. Systemic enzymes (those which work in the blood) are blended to the proper pH for the blood and do not assist in the digestive tract. All enzymes from metabolic (those your body produces from proteins) to those we take supplementally all require the same things the proper pH to do their work and water to make them work.

There are supplemental digestive plant based enzymes blended for carbohydrate digestion, lipases blended for lipid digestion and proteases blended for protein digestion into amino acids.

The supplemental systemic enzymes require a different pH to work within our blood and organ systems by assisting the body during inflammation and improved blood flow and/or circulation.

When you ask me about bodily dysfunction or disease I will suggest forgiveness, changing stress habits, an improved diet (organic and no sugar) with supplemental enzymes. Ingest systemic proteolytic enzymes three to four times a day and the proper Probiotics at bedtime!  These are the basics.  It may not always be easy but it can be life changing.

HAVE YOU NOTICED?

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WHAT WORKS FOR ONE DOES NOT NECESSARILY WORK FOR ALL

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!

ARE THESE CALORIE STATEMENTS TRUE?

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WHY CALORIE MATH DOESN’T WORK FOR WEIGHT LOSS:

  • A calorie is not a calorie when you eat it at a different time of day.
  • A calorie is not a calorie when you eat it in a different processed form.
  • A calorie is not a calorie if two people eating the same food utilize it differently.
  • Always eat carbohydrate calories in a very calculated way.
  • The more you exercise, the more your body will tolerate carbohydrates.
  • Most people will burn fat faster when restricting fat.

Biochemical Scientists do not accept the measurement of calories. In fact, they do not believe you can truly measure calories based on so many different and diverse reasonings. Many of these reasons have to do with the energy expenditure of the foods themselves—how they were grown, prepared, and who eats them. People vary in the particular digestive enzymes they produce.

  • Some people produce more proteases for digesting proteins, others different lipase for fat breakdown, and carbohydrate-splitting enzymes for digesting carbohydrates.
  • Digestive enzyme production is as different as fingerprints because it is based on their own DNA.
  • People differ immensely as the bacteria that live within them.
  • Extra or diverse bacteria make them more efficient at metabolizing food: so instead of being lost as waste, more nutrients make their way into the circulation, or if they go unused, get stored as fat.
  • Calorie math will never be precisely accurate because the amount of calories we extract from food depends on such a complex interaction between food and each human body with its many microbes.

I believe the summation is correct and have spent more than the last 30 years trying to make sense out of all of it. Dr. Rogers J. Williams first coined the phrase, “Biochemical Individualism” back in the 1960s while working at the University of Texas. I grabbed onto his theory because it made so much sense to me and have been diligently making it a science ever since.

THANKSGIVING MEMORIES

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NOTE: It takes enzymes found in your mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, gallbladder, pancreas and liver just to properly digest one glass of milk.  

Transit time of the milk from consumption to elimination takes 10 to 24 hours depending on the health of your digestive tract, age and gender.

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Based on research done at Mayo Clinic in the 80s the average transit time for food, from consumption to elimination as stool, is 53 hours.  For children it is 33 hours.

Genetically modified foods (GMO) create improper digestion and slows down the transit time.  Studies show transit times have been increased to 72 hours or 3 days.

Supplemental Digestive Enzymes assist in proper digestion (when we meet our specific need) and our digestive system along with its organs is greatly supported.

Bon appétit     

What do you know about your DNA?

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Did you know that as we age our DNA deteriorates very quickly. In some individuals this means they can lose approximately 1,000 miles a day of their DNA. Don’t panic. Your DNA, if unwound (usually about 17” long), would stretch out to reach the sun (over 93 million miles from earth and back) approximately 200 times. I have a greater respect for God’s greatest creation.

This deterioration reduces enzyme production, which can produce severe changes in our chemistry, which lead to several diseases. This deterioration can be slowed by proper nutrition, enzyme supplementation, absorption of the 45 required nutrients at the cell, exercise and good stress reduction in our lifestyles.