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.



How Your Own Body Type Affects Your Family

All four of the basic body types have certain biochemical weaknesses common to all of them. You, but not necessarily the other members of your family may carry the greater part of your weight in your upper torso and tummy. Your buttocks may be flat and your legs are strong. Quite probably, you are a family member that enjoys meat as the main part of your meals. You and those like you in your family could very well suffer from lower back problems, acidic stomach, pain in the left shoulder, constipation, stress, reflex, and high blood pressure.

For those in a family whose weight tends to be evenly distributed all over, you will find hypoglycemia, low blood pressure, eczema, allergies, colon problems, anxiety, and fatigue to be common ailments among them. You gravitate toward sweets, breads, pasta, and chocolate. If you gain weight, it will invariably be carried in your face and throughout your body including the size of your feet. Lastly it will be in your buttocks and abdominal area. You work harder than others to maintain muscle mass. However, remember not everyone in the family may be exactly alike.

Those members who enjoy tasty, strong flavored foods like ethnic foods, wine, ice cream, heavily spiced food, or lots of salt and pepper have their own set of disorders. One or all of you may suffer from kidney problems, hormone imbalance, enlarged prostate, skin irritations, sinus and mucous trouble, cysts, gallbladder distress, or indigestion that might include constipation to diarrhea. Your muscle mass is mostly below the waist.

The other, and one of the most interesting body types, is the type for one in which the family has serious difficulties with lactose intolerance. The cause of this is enzyme deficiencies of lactase, yet they have serious cravings for all dairy products. Some of the common maladies of this type are milk allergies, other allergies that range from foods to airborne microorganisms, spastic colon, aching joints—especially the knees—and a continuous feeling of exhaustion for no reason. If you have this body type, you carry the least amount of muscle mass on your body. The benefit of this particular type is that you are one of the youngest looking members of your family.

What Body Type Are You? 

In these descriptions, do you recognize yourself or someone you know? Are any of these families yours? Do you feel you belong in each one of these categories? If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, and you will, it is because we inherit our body types from our parents. If your parents married outside of their own nationality, you will probably have a combined or overlapping body type. For instance, an Irish man and an Italian woman get married and have a family. We know that the Irish are evenly shaped and love sugar, potatoes, and alcohol. Italians, on the other hand, are known for their curves and indulging in rich, strong-flavored, and highly seasoned starchy foods. The child will always have some of the strengths and weaknesses of both parents. The Italian mother will cook foods she likes and see to it that her husband has an ample supply of breads and desserts. This may all sound delicious to you— it certainly does to me! However, as an adult, a child from this marriage has developed a weak immune system due to the stressful job he has. And he will seek the help of a nutritionist.

What are his best food choices? Should he be a vegetarian? These are the exact questions I had to answer when I became a health care professional. I realized very early that what works for one does not necessarily work for another. There is a very good reason for this. We are not all the same biochemical body type nor do we have the same needs and strengths.

Tomorrow the Body Type Quiz  



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!

What’s in Those Supplements?




“New York Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers”

“Letters Outlining What Was Found in Herbal Supplements”

Please click on the above sites and read.  Some of the supplements have ingredients that may prove harmful to those with allergies.

It is important to know what is in the products you purchase.  These products had different ingredients than those listed in the  label.

It is important to your own health and those you love by trusting a company and formulator with integrity.




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     



Here’s a great video worth watching and sharing.

In this video Robyn O’Brien presents “The New Food Economy” on TED. Here she talks about what has been done to our food and what’s is continuing to happen. One theory for the recent boom in food allergies reported by people is the increased usage of chemicals, pesticides and GMOs. So the question now is, are we really allergic to food or could it be actually we are reacting to the unnatural chemicals and pesticides used to grow most food. The main problem is GMOs and the chemicals needed to grow and maintain them. The other reason we use so many chemicals on even organic food is because we are trying to prevent pests from diving into our profit margins. Old fashion techniques have been forgotten or covered up. There are many organic ways to control pests and increase product yield. Our obsession with chemicals has gone a bit too far and we need to come back to how food used to be… 100% ORGANIC, through and through. No chemicals, just sun, air, soil and water. If some pests eat your crops then that’s just bad luck or you need to find a way to naturally control the situation. We don’t get a planet B.




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NIDS stands for Neuro Immune Dysfunction Syndrome and plays a part in the state of health of every family in America. NDIS are acquired disorders that impact the body and the brain.

• Symptoms may include mild to severe cognitive impairment; disordered sleep; severe headache; swollen lymph nodes; sore throat; malaise; postural orthostatic tachycardia;
painful nerves, joints and or muscles; abdominal pain; nausea; and unusual fatigue.
• Cognitive has to do with the mind and its consciousness, perception, thinking, judgment and memory.

To better understand NIDS it refers to a group of illness that are the result of how the immune system and nervous system relates to one another in chronic conditions.

You may think this a “new” disorder or illness you are just hearing about. Which reminds me in all the years that I have been a clinician (in fact since the 1970s) each passing decade brought us a new syndrome or disease. I would notice that many had the same symptoms and it became difficult to decide what illness we were looking at. Finally this year Health Science links them all together under the name NIDS.

The following is a list of their names:

1 in 300 suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

1 in 150 suffer from Fibromyalgia.

1 in 110 girls and 1 in 67 boys have Autism Spectrum Disorder.

1 in 133 Americans suffer from Celiac Disease.

Lyme Disease is a fast growing epidemic in the United States. Many sufferers go on to develop a chronic illness identical to CFS.

Gulf War Illness 225,000 servicemen of the 600,000 involved in the 1991 gulf war.

PDD, ADD/ADHD, OCD, and other related disorders firmly supports that autism and other related conditions are not developmental disorders but are the result of a disease progress that is treatable.

• Celiac disease
• Alcoholism
• Crohn’s disease
• Food allergies
• Atopic eczema
• Chronic giardiasis
• Chronic intestinal candidiasis
• Leaky Gut Syndrome
• Fungal Infections or Candidiasis

• Fibromyalgia
• Orthostatic Intolerance
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Interstitial cystitis
• Temporomandibular joint disorder
• Chronic pelvic pain
• Multiple chemical sensitivity

Chronic, low-level candida infestation can cause a variety of non-specific symptoms that may resemble chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, anxiety, or fibromyalgia.

• The Epstein–Barr virus (EBV), also called (HHV-4), is a virus of the herpes family and the most common in humans,
• In the United States, about half of all five-year-old children and 90 to 95 percent of adults have evidence of previous infection.
• There is evidence that infection with the virus is associated with a higher risk of autoimmune diseases, dermatomyositis, systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s
syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis.
• By age 35, almost everyone has antibodies to EBV, indicating past infection.
• It takes more than an uncovered cough or sneeze to transmit EBV.
• During primary infection, people shed the virus in saliva.
• The infection generally causes no signs or symptoms, except in teenagers and young adults.
• In that age group, up to half of EBV infections cause mononucleosis — a disease that features fatigue, headache, fever, sore throat and swollen lymph nodes.


• Visual disturbances (blurring, light sensitivity, eye pain)
• Difficulty maintaining upright posture, dizziness, balance problems and fainting
• Unexplained aches, nerve pains and Diabetes II
• Chills and night sweats
• Chronic inflammation
• Gastrointestinal disturbances
• Allergies and sensitivities to foods, odors, chemicals, medications
• Brain fog and cognitive impairment
• Gynecological problems including PMS
• Irritability, depression and mood swings

• They ALL exhibit common causes
• Millions have one or more of these syndromes at the same time.
• There are few diagnostic tools to be sure of the condition.
• Confusion is a common factor for both the patient and their practitioner.

It simply depends on where you are in the different stages of healing. You are either balancing your immune system and your nerve system or breaking it down by negative choices.

BRAIN/DIGESTIVE TRACT (Our first and second brains)
When a person experiences mental stress, the brain responds by initiating 1400 different responses including the dumping of a variety of chemicals to our blood stream.

Digestion is controlled by the enteric nervous system, a system composed of hundreds of millions of nerves that communicate with the central nervous system. When stress activates the “flight or fight” response in your central nervous system, digestion can shut down because your central nervous system shuts down blood flow, affects the contractions of your digestive muscles, and decreases secretions needed for digestion. Stress can cause inflammation of the gastrointestinal system, and make you more susceptible to infection.

There must be merit in the idea that our body hears what we think.