Toxins in Your Body: If the digestive system is not working well, there results an imbalance in the digestion system, which in turn results in the formation of internal toxins which have uncomfortable and dangerous effects.
Lack of enzymes in food (cooked, processed etc) contribute to poor digestion, resulting in toxicity. One way to promote good digestion, and therefore avert the formation of these internal toxins, is to supplement your diet with digestive enzymes and eat foods that contain them in rich supply. (Raw, Fresh, Organic Fruits and Vegetables, Nuts and Seeds)
What is an enzyme, and why are they so important in preventing autointoxication and helping detoxification?
Enzymes are the catalyst to every chemical reaction in the body, and are extremely important in the digestive process. They facilitate optimal nutrient delivery of every cell as well as the efficient excretion of each cells waste.
“No mineral, vitamin, or hormone can do any work without enzymes. Our bodies, all of our organs, tissues, and cells are run by metobolic enzymes. They are the manual workers that build our body from proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, just as construction workers build our home. You may have all the raw materials with which to build, but without the workers (enzymes) you cannot even begin”. ~Edward Howell, M.D., a physician who researched enzymes for over fifty years.
When enzymes are in ample supply, their work keeps your body running at an optimal level. In this high state, more effective detoxification can take place. Because enzymes can play such a crucial role in keeping you in an excellent state of health, there has been much success in the treatment of numerous chronic health conditions using enzymes.
‘Will the food you choose to eat turn into nutrients or poisons? When you eat foods that are depleted of enzymes, vitamins and minerals you set the stage for noxious toxins to be created inside your body’
‘When you were a kid you could eat almost anything, that’s because your enzyme supply was at an all-time high. As many of us were raised on refined, enzyme-depleted foods (white bread, table sugar, pasteurized dairy, etc), many of us have exhausted our precious supply of enzymes. When the body ingests foods that are lacking enzymes, it is stressful to our whole system.’
Results of Enzyme Depletion:
- Leukocytosis (White Blood Cells Responding to Trauma-Like Condition of Enzyme-Depleted Food) Research by Paul Kouchakoff, M.D., shows that whenever cooked, enzyme-depleted food is eaten, the white blood cells increase as part of an immune activation, as if you were sick with a viral or bacterial infection. Instead the body is reacting to the burdensome digestive nees of the enzyme-depleted food. This reaction, which occurs within 30 minutes of eating cooked food, does not occur when raw foods are consumed. Leukocytosis (this white blood cell increase) is very stressful to the immune system.
- Pancreatic Hypertrophy (Swelling of the Pancreas) The enlargement of the pancreas is a result of the continual burden on the gland to supply enzymes for digestion that should have been in the food in the first place. When the pancreases of laboratory rats (fed on cooked food) were compared to those of wild rodents (living on raw food), the pancreases of the lab rats were found to be 2 1/2 times larger, an observation clearly indicative of digestive stress.
- Dysbiosis (Lack of Beneficial Bacteria) Dysbiosis refers to a condition in which the bacteria in the intestines are out of balance, resulting in a vulnerability to the overgrowth of yeast, fungi, parasites, and harmful strains of bacteria. Poorly digested food alters the pH in the intestines, creating a perfect environment for dysbiosis.
- Autoimmune Response/Leaky Gut Syndrome When digestion is compromised due to an enzyme deficiency, undigested food particles seep into the blood stream and can become circulating immune complexes (CICs), which can create an autoimmune response. Inflammation, allergies, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and asthma are some of the conditions that result from this situation.
- Autointoxication/Intestinal Toxemia When foods aren’t completely digested, they often turn into toxic by-products and enter the bloodstream, another burden on the health of the body.
- Sugar Cravings Undigested Proteins contribute to sugar cravings. When protein isn’t completely digested, blood sugar levels can tend to be unstable resulting in an overwhelming desire for sugar.
- Insufficient Nutrient Delivery Without adequate digestive enzymes, nutrients from the food cannot be completely released into the system. Enzymes are a crucial part of nutrient absorption. Research shows that vitamins and minerals are absorbed better when digestive enzymes are plentiful.
All these conditions come with an array of symptoms that many experience daily, though they may not be aware that anything in particular is wrong, just that they do not feel quite as they used to.
It helps so much when you begin to understand what exactly your bodies needs are in order to function optimally, and in many cases what it needs to be given in order to be able to restore proper functionality. What we put into our bodies becomes the fuel to enable the healing to take place. On the flip side if we remain complacent and fail to listen to the warnings, we suffer the consequences and later may find ourselves with full blown disease.
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Remember, You can proceed at a comfortable pace and don’t have to be hard on yourself for not being able to make the changes overnight. Even small changes make the world of difference! If you just switched to pure water and one helping of raw food per day, this continued habit would have a significantly positive effect. And as you progress further, you will see even greater results as the drain on your body’s resources is reduced. You’ll be rewarded with greater energy, a brighter outlook, improved health, and a higher quality of living!