Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Activia for 10 days...try Fiber and Enzymes, they work a lot faster!

I was about to take a well needed nap when the Activia yogurt commercial came on and talked about how it can regulate your digestive tract in 10 days. Well, why not spend less time and money and not get as much sugar and preservatives and go for the natural fiber and enzymes that are needed by the body to help your digestive system and get you going in 12-24 hours!??

Why?? Because people don't know. They dont know that they dont get enough fiber in their diet with the processed, empty calorie foods and their metabolic digestive enzymes are depleting because of that food as well.

Here is a solution, find a fiber that works for you because everyone's body is different (I use Enzymatics Fiber in the strawberry flavor). In the beginning, get atleast 20-25 grams of that fiber and drink lots water at room temperature but this is a suggestion, if you want follow the directions on the container . Take digestive enzymes as they are directed; I have found that taking one with everymeal, especially if you eat late, helps tremendously!

Here is a little bit more about why enzymes are important and very overlooked!

Although systematic and digestive enzymes are absolutely vital to human health, you hardly ever heard of them in the dietary supplement industry until recently. I've found them to offer more benefits than almost any other supplements I've taken, and are an integral part of any effective colon or liver and cleansing program.
Just what makes them so important?

Essentially, every metabolic process in the body requires the catalytic action of enzymes. They're involved with digestion (obviously), breaking down and digesting the food we eat in order to release the nutrients they contain. But enzymes also play a key roll in the immune system, the circulatory system, the liver, kidneys, spleen and pancreas, and even our ability to see, breathe and think.

Every organ and gland in your body has a set of enzymes unique to itself. One researcher found over 98 enzymes carrying out metabolic functions in the arteries alone. Pretty much the same is true all all body tissues. (That's why I've found the use of glandular and organ tissue supplements for helpful.)

Where do we get our enzymes ?
Some of the enzymes we need are present in the foods we eat. (At least they're supposed to be.) Some are synthesized by the body itself.
However, when our food provides us with insufficient levels of enzymes, our bodies must produce its own. In the case of digestive enzymes, the need to — in effect — overproduce the enzymes needed to fully digest our food limits our ability to produce enough metabolic enzymes to carry out other body functions, including the clearing of our blood stream of foreign proteins, balancing fibrin in the blood and detoxification of the tissues.

Our enzyme-depleted diet:
Unfortunately, in our modern world, most of the foods we have available to us are enzyme-deficient, and are then processed and prepared in a manner that renders them all but dead and inert. What do we do to our foods to turn them into toxic waste?
· Chemical cultivation: When foods are grown in an artificial environment of chemicals, their enzyme content is all but destroyed. Add to this the fact that most of our seed is hybrid for production, not food content, and we start out in quite a hole.
· Heat: Enzymes start breaking down at 118 degrees F., and are totally destroyed at 129 degrees F. So many of our foods are super-heated during cooking, it's no wonder they're enzyme-deficient.
· Modern processing: The standard processing methods of pasteurization, sterilization, canning, freezing and microwaving all render enzymes inactive.
Early signs of enzyme deficiency:
Some of the early signs of enzyme deficiency include:
· obesity;
· digestive complaints; heartburn; gas; bloating; stomach aches;
· diarrhea; constipation;
· fatigue; chronic fatigue;
· headaches;
· yeast infections;
· nutritional deficiencies;
· pain; joint stiffness;
· colon, liver, pancreas and intestinal problems;
· skin eruptions, psoriasis, eczema.
To this list you could add cardiovascular problems and even cancer; and an enzyme deficiency might very well play a roll in such diseases as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, MS and other disorders that are becoming so prevalent today.

The need for enzyme supplementation:
Given the manner in which our food is grown and brought to market, is it really realistic to think that we can get the enzymes we need from our foods?
Not really.
Therefore, it really is important to supplement your diet with enzymes.


Joey said...

good post! i think i need more fiber in my diet!

Ashleigh said...

Or.....go for EndoMune Probiotic. Hehe, I have to give Dr. Hoberman a plug. Worked wonders for my intestines! :)