Enzymes are found in every living cell, whether in plants, animals, or humans.
Ancient people believed that plants were magical because they didn’t know about enzymes. They watched the plants come out of the ground or trees put on buds and sometimes flowers, then leaves change color over the spring, summer, and fall, and finally fall off. Ancient people believed that plants and trees were magical because they saw this process.
They also learned that when they killed an animal and hung it in the trees, the longer it hung there and the more it aged, the better flavor the meat had, and the more tender it was.
Why did this happen?
An enzyme releases into the meat when the blood stops circulating, which starts the aging process. The meat eventually starts to rot and smell because it’s decomposing. Enzymes are there, just like they’re in the leaves of the trees to turn them brown, decay, rot, and go back into the soil. It’s part of the cycle of life where everything is nurturing and feeding life.
Without enzymes, plants, trees, and grass could not grow. Seeds would not germinate, flowers would not bloom, tomatoes would not turn red, and bananas would not turn yellow.
What are Enzymes?
Enzymes are involved in every process, like digestion, breathing, and even thinking. Even just thinking about getting up this morning required enzymes. Enzymes enhance the absorption and utilization of food nutrients, but their production decreases in the absence of “live” food, disease, stress, aging, and petrochemicals.
Enzymes are the proteins produced by living organisms and are composed of amino acids. Enzymes are formed by stringing together long chains of amino acids, which have literally millions of different structures.
Enzymes Saving Accounts
You are born with a savings or reserve account of enzymes, except for amylase, which you are supposed to get from your mother’s milk when nursing as a baby. When you start eating fast foods or frozen boxed foods, which are dead foods because they are devoid of enzymes, the enzymes you are born with have to come out of the reserve account to do the digesting. It’s like you’re taking out a loan.
As you keep taking out more and more on loan, pretty soon your savings account is spent. Then all of a sudden, when you eat what you have eaten before, you have a reaction. It may be bloating, water retention, acid burning, acid reflux, coughing, or a headache, but it’s a reaction. A reaction might also be an allergy. Some people are allergic to anything with gluten in it. How many of you have an allergy? Why are you having that reaction? Because your storage reserve, your savings account, has been depleted of enzymes.
What can Enzymes do?
Enzymes can clean up plaque and eliminate old fat and proteins left deposited for years. Enzymes enhance circulation and support the immune system by improving and increasing the surface area of the red blood cell, allowing it to transport more oxygen. In addition, enzymes may support weight regulation when combined with a balanced diet and exercise. For instance, overweight people may be lacking in lipase (lipases break down fats).
As enzymes are broken down, some will stay in the cells, and some will pass into the bloodstream as amino acids. They become building blocks in the body. You never lose all of them because some of them will change structure during utilization. As they go through their activities—whether they are digesting food, preparing to expel toxic waste, or breaking down mucus in the body—they will go through the process for which they are designed, and then they will have finished their job.
You need to continually supply nutrients to your body. When you have a deficiency, there aren’t enough enzymes to put the amino acids from broken-down enzymes back together to go back into your bank account. It’s a domino effect: You just keep having the negative impact of an enzyme nutritional deficiency, so learn how to feed your enzyme bank account.
It is remarkable to think of all the chemical processes that enzymes spark. For example, proteases break down long protein chains into peptides, which are then broken down into amino acids; amylases break down polysaccharides; lipases break down fats; and cellulases digest the carbohydrate bonds found in fiber. Some of these enzymes make their way back to the liver and pancreas and are used again—providing you are continuing to build your enzyme reserves.
How do you replace your reserve?
You have to eat “live” food and drink “live” juices, or you have to supplement with enzymes.
Enzymes in Essential Oils
You can’t see the enzymes in essential oils under a microscope. But think about this example: It takes a sperm and an egg to make a child, and after that child is conceived, you can’t find the sperm or the egg, but they were there. It’s similar in essential oils.
The enzymes are in the plant that produced that oil; therefore, the blueprints of the enzymes, or their energy signatures, are then in the oil. Because of that, more and more we’re seeing evidence of essential oils activating enzymes, so when you put an oil on or in your body, with water or under your tongue, you are stimulating certain enzyme production in your body.
Other Enzyme Inhibitors
Cleaning solvents, antibiotics, household cleaners, microwaves, radiation, and heat over 120 degrees are all things that kill enzymes and enzyme activity and prevent enzyme development in our bodies
Kinds of Enzymes
Our magnificent bodies create over 3,000 different kinds of enzymes, all with their own job description. Our body has many different kinds of enzymes, but the three major ones are digestive, food, and metabolic. Each enzyme has a specific blueprint and function. Every daily biochemical function of the body requires enzymes to facilitate the building of compounds from the body’s raw materials, the unlocking of nutrients, and the breaking down of substances such as food, toxins, and chemical wastes in the body. Therefore, when enzymes are disrupted, they lose their ability to function.
Hormones and Enzymes
Hormones keep us young and energetic. But remember, your body must have enzymes in order to create hormones. Enzymes are natural chemical compounds that orchestrate other chemical functions. Foods are made of chemical elements that require enzymes to break them down and prepare them to be used by the body. Enzymes unlock these life-supporting nutrients in our food. Without enzymes, life would cease to exist.
Enzymes play a major role in every metabolic process in the body, from glandular function and support to hormone production and toxic waste disposal. They facilitate digestion and assimilation. Enzymes are in all raw food products; carrots are especially high in natural enzymes. Enzymes need minerals and vitamins to function, and they free minerals, vitamins, proteins, and hormones to be used in metabolic functions.
How many of you women have hormone deficiencies and know it? Your body cannot create hormones without enzymes. Hormones are made in a series of steps, and each step requires enzymes. Why are we hormone deficient? It may be that we don’t have enough enzymes.
Longevity VS the Level of Hormones
Aging is not a requirement for diminished hormones. The higher the level of hormones you can maintain, the greater longevity you will have, the greater flexibility you will have in your joints and muscles, the greater strength you will have, and the more elasticity you will have in your ligaments. Then when you are 60 plus years old, you will be able to do the things you did when you were 30 years old.
So how does that happen? It’s called discipline. It’s called commitment—to a purpose, the purpose of your good health, eating habits, and what you supplement with.
Enzymes and Good Gut Health
The upper stomach is alkaline, with a pH of 6.5–7, and food remains there for one hour and then enters the lower stomach, which is acid, with a pH of 2.5–5. This is really critical in helping to maintain good pH in the stomach. How do you do that? Two things are really critical: enzymes, No. 1, and probiotics, intestinal flora, No. 2.
So you have to have intestinal flora and enzymes to maintain a good pH range in the gut. If you don’t, what is the end result of not having good pH? Burping, gas, excessive acid, bloating, headache, stomachache. What can we do to help our bodies produce hormones? Replenish our enzyme reserve.
General Health Maintenance
A program of internal cleansing, proper diet, and supplementation accompanied by the use of essential oils is a solution to the overall health of the body. This may also include lifestyle changes such as exercises, mediation or yoga, and stress-free situations.
Cleansing the colon and liver is the first and most important step to take when dealing with any disease. Many imbalances may be corrected by cleansing alone. After cleansing, it is easier to balance and nourish the system of the body. This includes rebuilding and nourishing beneficial intestinal flora and re-mineralizing the blood and tissues.
Supplementing digestive enzymes may help improve the performance of your digestive system.
BHBL members should be very familiar with the theory of General Health Maintenance, that is by supplementing High Antioxidant, Omega 3 / CoQ10, Probiotics and Enzyme. One pillar of this theory is for the digestive system, which is digestive enzymes.
Human beings need energy to survive and live. The energy comes from the sun, and the sun provides energy to prepare our food and provide nutrients. When we eat, we will make our body work, turn it into energy, and enable us to move and do what our body functions to do.
But if a person gets older, such as, the digestive enzymes in the body will likely plummet when a woman reaches 35 years old, and the digestive ability will deteriorate. When you have bloating, indigestion, acid reflux and gastrointestinal problems, you can consider supplementing digestive enzymes. Or if the weight management is not good enough, you can also consider supplementing digestive enzymes. (See picture below for digestive enzymes)
Source: The-magic-of-enzymes – D. Gary YOUNG
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