Enzyme Deficiencies: The Hidden Cause Of Disease

Do you have any of the following symptoms?:  hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia,
constipation, aching feet, high blood pressure,  acne,  or gallstones. These are just a few
of the symptoms that can accompany enzyme deficiencies .

An enzyme deficiency can manifest itself in a variety of conditions.  Everything from
bloating to mood swings.  The enzymes we are talking about are:
amylase, protease,
lipase, cellulase.

So what do these enzymes do???Your body uses these enzymes to convert food to

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 deficient diseases.

Because protein is converted to glucose upon demand, inadequate protein digestion
leads to hypoglycemia, resulting in moodiness, mood swings and irritability. Other
symptoms of protease deficiency:  Back weakness, Fungal forms, Constipation, High
blood pressure, Insomnia, Hearing problems, Parasites, Gum disorders, and Gingivitis.

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 bacterial, viral and yeast 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 responses.

An amylase deficiency can result in skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema, hives,
allergic reactions to bee and bug stings, atopic dermatitis and all types of herpes.
Asthma and emphysema may also be exacerbated by an amylase deficiency. Other
symptoms are:  Hypoglycemia, Depression, Mood swings, Allergies, PMS, Hot flashes,
Fatigue, Cold hands and feet, Neck and shoulder aches, Sprue, and Inflammation.

• Since
lipase digests fat and fat-soluble vitamins, and balances fatty acids, lipase
deficient people can be expected to have a tendency towards high cholesterol, high
triglycerides, difficulty losing weight, and diabetes. The future 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 the
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 deficiency.

Some other common lipase deficiency symptoms are:  Aching feet, Arthritis, Bladder
problems, Cystitis, Acne, Gall bladder stress, Gallstones, Hay fever, Prostate problems,
Psoriasis, Urinary weakness, Constipation, Diarrhea, and Heart problems.

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 malabsorption syndrome (impaired absorption of nutrients, vitamins, or
minerals from the diet by the living of the small intestine). Malabsorption 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 intolerant people cannot split the sucrose disaccharide into twin partners, two
units of glucose. Glucose is a 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. Lactase intolerant people also have classic symptoms which include
abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Other allergic symptoms, including asthma, have been
witnesses from the ingestion of lactose-containing products. Maltase intolerant people
are generally sensitive to environmental conditions.

Could you be enzyme deficient? Contact our office for more information.
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