Reasons for Digestive Enzymes
Reasons for digestive enzymes maybe summed up partly
with our new health logic and understanding, that
“You are not what you eat, you are what you absorb”,
It is important to eat healthy, but we must be able to break down the foods we eat and absorb their nutrients.
Digestive enzymes break down food particles into small enough nutrients to be absorbed.
Digestive disorders (of all kinds) and STRESS are the most common reasons that one may have
pancreatic/digestive enzyme deficiency.
STRESS can cause low enzyme production because it directly influences our nervous system.
If we spend too much time in “fight or flight” mode and not enough time in “rest and digest”
(as most of us in our modern society seem to), then the fact that there is a detrimental impact
on our digestion system, is very logical.
A few digestive issues that may cause poor enzyme production are:
- Imbalanced intestinal bacteria
- A fatty liver
- Digestive tract inflammation
A digestive enzyme supplement can reduce or eliminate many digestive discomforts that are
due to poor assimilation; like gas, bloating, feeling very full when not much food has been intake.
Digestive Enzyme supplements are a great tool, while healing digestive dysfunctions.
I normally recommend taking digestive enzymes prior to the most difficult meal to digest.
Normally this would be the dinner meal because it is usually the largest meal and contains
more ingredients and combinations of types of ingredients.
Many medical and naturopathic Doctors say that as you get older, you make fewer digestive enzymes
and that older people should take Digestive Enzyme supplements; but this may be becoming an outdated belief.
We have learned more about healing the digestive system in the past 7 years than in the last 50!
We have learned and are still learning that we can fix many things that cause digestive dysfunction
and malabsorption. It may be appropriate to conclude that we should eventually be able to produce
enough of our own digestive enzymes! The future looks good in health, since so much of our over-all health, is determined by the health of our digestive system.
–Chandra Lee Krohn
Personal Trainer and Vitality Coach