Protease digests protein.
Acidity is created through the digestion of protein. Therefore a
protease deficiency results in an alkaline excess in the blood.
This alkaline environment can cause anxiety and insomnia. In
addition, since protein is required to carry protein-bound calcium
in the blood, a protease deficiency lays the foundation for
arthritis, osteoporosis and other calcium deficiency
Because protein is converted to
glucose upon demand, inadequate protein digestion leads to
hypoglycemia, resulting in moodiness, mood swings and
Protease also has an ability to
digest unwanted debris in the blood including certain bacteria and
viruses. Therefore, protease deficient people are immune
compromised, making them susceptible to bacteria, viral and fast
infections and a general decrease in immunity.
Amylase digests carbohydrates
along with dead white blood cells (pus). When you are low in
amylase you are a candidate for abscesses (inflamed areas with pus
but not bacteria). Amylase is also involved in anti-inflammatory
reactions such as those caused by the release of histamine and
similar substances. An amylase deficiency can result in skin
problems such as psoriasis, eczema, hives, allergic reactions to
bee and bug stings, topic dermatitis, and all type of herpes.
Asthma and emphysema may also be exacerbated by an amylase
Since lipase digests fat,
fat-soluble vitamins, and it balances fatty acids, lipase deficient
people can be expected to have a tendency towards high cholesterol,
high triglycerides, difficulty loosing weight and diabetes. The
further outcome of these tendencies is heart disease, which kills
one out of two Americans. Lipase deficient people also have
decreased cell permeability, meaning nutrients cannot get in and
waste cannot get out. The condition of vertigo or labrynthis, also
called Meniere’s Disease (dizziness aggravated by movement such as
walking or driving), can also result from lipase
Cellulase breaks down the fiber
in our diet. Because our body does not produce cellulase, this food
enzyme is essential. We must eat it on a daily basis Remember, ONLY
RAW FOODS CONTAIN CELLULASE. Of all the enzymes, this deficiency
carries with it the most categories of problems.
The symptoms of cellulase
deficiency can best be described as malabsoption syndrome (impaired
absorption of nutrients, vitamins, or minerals from the diet by the
lining of the small intestines). Malabsoption has many symptoms
including lower abdominal gas, pain, bloating and problems
associated with the jejunum and pancreas. The consumption of fiber
enriched nutritional drinks, which are full of cellulose, can
exacerbate these problems.
Sucrose intolerent people
cannot split the sucrose disaccharide into twin partners, two units
of glucose. Glucose is primary brain food,
so expect mental and emotional problems in people who cannot get
glucose into the brain. Symptoms include depression,
moodiness, panic attacks, manic and schizophrenic behavior and
severe mood swings.
Lactose intolerant people have
classic symptoms which include abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Other
allergic symptoms, including asthma, have been witnessed from the
indigestion of lactose-containing products.
Maltase intolerant people are
generally sensitive to environmental conditions.
An intolerance to sucrose,
lactose or maltose may be worsened by a deficiency in sucrase,
lactase or maltase.
Gluten intolerance is
associated with Celiac Disease and Malabsoption Syndrome. It is
also associated with Crohn’s Disease. The insidious thing about
gluten intolerance is that it creates a sugar intolerance because
when gluten intolerant people eat gluten containing food, the brush
border cells of the jejunum are injured and thus unable to secrete
the disaccharides (sucrose, lactose, and maltose) leading to sugar
intolerance. Gluten grains include wheat, oats, rye and barley. Not
everyone has to avoid all four grains; however, sometimes it is a
The problems discussed here are
just the tip f the iceberg. More discoveries continue to emerge as
research with food enzymes continue.
*None of the statements above
have been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.