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June 2013 

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How Important are Enzymes to your Health?
Your Gut is Your Second Brain
A person may not have a low enzyme content because he is sick or old, but instead, the reason a person may be sick or old is because of low enzyme content.
Your digestive system, immune system, blood stream, liver, kidneys, spleen, and pancreas, as well as your ability to see, think, feel, and breathe, all depend on enzymes. All of the minerals and vitamins you eat and all of the hormones your body produces need enzymes in order to work properly. In fact, every single metabolic function in your body is governed by enzymes. Your stamina, your energy level, your ability to utilize vitamins and minerals, your immune system -- all governed by enzymes.

Enzymes are your body's workers. They are responsible for constructing, synthesizing, carrying, dispensing, delivering, and eliminating the many ingredients and chemicals our body uses in its daily business of living. Your body makes enzymes. When you were young, you had an abundant supply of enzymes. You felt great. Your energy level seemed never ending. You had "enzymes to burn" which kept you running at tip top efficiency.

Enzymes are produced both internally (most notably in the pancreas and the other endocrine glands) and are present in raw foods that we eat.

We're exposed to harmful substances all the time; they're in our diet (pesticides, microbes, and mercury, to name a few) and the very air we breathe (think disinfectants, deodorizers, and the gasses released by fresh paint). Fortunately, we have an excellent system in place to handle those toxins: Enzymes throughout the body are continuously breaking them down and helping to flush them out.

Processing and cooking destroy enzymes in food. There are some enzymes present from our saliva. The amount, however, is minuscule since we only chew our food about 25% as much as is required. The result is that most of our meals enter our stomachs almost completely devoid of enzymes.

Your pancreas and the other organs of the endocrine system are put under tremendous stress since they have to draw reserves from the entire body in order to produce massive amounts of the proper digestive enzymes. The less digestion that takes place before food reaches the small intestine the greater the stress placed on the endocrine systems. Recent studies have shown that virtually 100% of all Americans have an enlarged pancreas by the time they're 40. Is it any wonder that diabetes is so rampant in the United States.

Regular supplementation with digestive enzymes takes stress off the pancreas (and the entire body) by providing the enzymes required for digestion.
Is it possible that an enzyme can clean up or “purify” the blood?
First, consider that fungal forms, parasites, bacteria, and the shells that protect a virus are made up of protein. The enzyme Protease breaks down proteins. Since the invaders of our blood system are proteins, would it not make sense that ingesting this enzyme would do the job of breaking down the protein invaders?
Protein molecules that are only partially digested in the small intestine are absorbed into the blood stream.  Once in the blood stream, the immune system treats them as invaders provoking an immune reaction.  Antibodies couple with these foreign protein invaders to form "circulating immune complexes".
Now in a healthy person, these "circulating immune complexes" may be neutralized in the lymphatic system.
But if the immune system is in anyway compromised,  "circulating immune complexes" accumulate in the blood, where they initiate an "allergic" reaction.  as the number of "circulating immune complexes" builds, the kidneys max out and can no longer excrete all of the "circulating immune complexes" so they begin to accumulate in the body's soft tissues, causing inflammation.
It is here that the pancreatic enzymes in our bloodstream come into play. Pancreatic enzymes are able to break down "circulating immune complexes" so that they can pass through the kidneys for excretion.
If enzymes are taken between meals, the body doesn't need the enzymes for digesting food, so they make their way directly into the bloodstream to aid in the elimination of "circulating immune complexes".
Because of their ability to digest foreign proteins, pancreatic enzymes (both those produced in the body and those absorbed into the bloodstream from taking supplemental digestive enzymes) work to clear out infecting organisms such as viruses, scar tissue, and the products of inflammation. For this reason, pancreatic enzymes are frequently used by Naturopaths to treat a variety of conditions, including lung infections, tooth infections, bone fractures, and as a body strengthener before surgery. Specifically, pancreatic enzymes have been used by many healers to aid in a variety of disease conditions, including inflammation, viral disease, multiple sclerosis, and cancer.
When taken consistently, supplemental enzymes purify the blood by breaking down its undigested proteins, cellular debris, and other toxins. With the blood healthy once again, the body gradually rebuilds itself and replenishes  its storehouse of enzymes. The ultimate result? a balanced body capable of functioning at peak efficiency.
Nutritional Enzyme Therapy
Enzymes are very useful in treating various illnesses. They are absorbed by the body as intact molecules and are distributed to the body through the bloodstream as needed supporting the body's needs against the disease process.
  • Bromelain: found in pineapple is used to decrease inflammation in arthritis, rheumatism and muscular-skeletal injury. It is proven to be more effective than commonly prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and has no toxic side effects. It is best to use fresh pineapple in small amounts or diluted in water or juice, as the canned or bottled has been heated and lost its enzymes. Cystic fibrosis is a disease in which the pancreas cannot secrete enough enzymes. This usually accompanies other glandular disorders affecting the thyroid, adrenals, spleen and other glands. It also toxifies the liver and can be related to bowel problems, sleep disorders, hormonal estrogen imbalance and loss of energy.

  • Protease: is an enzyme shown to slow metastasis and contribute to tumor shrinkage while protease reduces pain of cancer.

  • Lipase & Amylase: Recent evidence shows that rich lipase and amylase levels in the blood lead to a decrease in arteriosclerotic plaques, thus making enzyme therapy useful against coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis.

  • Aging and Enzymes: Enzymes have proven to give elderly patients more energy, a sense of well being, better nutrient assimilation, and resistance to disease. Aging reduces the ability to produce enzymes and assimilate nutrients, thus slowing our ability to heal.

  • Enzyme Deficiencies: Deficiencies in enzymes are often associated with gastrointestinal disease, digestive disturbances, periodic gas and bloating. Meals that seem to remain in the stomach for hours or days may be a sign of illness. An evaluation by your physician is needed to determine the cause. Herbal enzyme therapy may be the cure.
A good general digestive formula, which also helps the body to adjust to its proper weight and works great for weight loss, should contain betain HCI (increases stomach acidity), pancreatin and pancrelipase ( digests starches, fats, proteins), papain (digests proteins), pepsin (digests proteins), diatase (digest starches), and Ox Bile (digests fat).

We suggest the following:
Nature's Enzymes by Grandma's Herbs

Enzymes by Hanna Kroeger

Lactase Enzyme EnzymeActive Formula

Many herbs are enzyme activators that  enhance enzymatic action while reducing inflammation, removing gas and increasing digestion: Fenugreek (Trigonella foenumgraecum) is one of these herbs.

Fenugreek is cleansing to the bronchial passages of catarrh and other irritants and extraneous materials. It is useful for all mucus conditions and for lung congestion; soothing to inflamed conditions of the stomach and intestines and for ulcers; effective as a poultice on wounds, inflamed areas, boils and carbuncles. May be used as a lubricant for the intestines, as a digestive aid, for fevers, diabetes, gout, and as an aphrodisiac and rejuvenator. A suggested dosage of Fenugreek is two or more 500 mg capsules, 10-15 minutes before meals. If more is needed you should consult your health practitioner. It is important that your physician evaluates persistent digestive problems.

Incorporating fermented foods and drinks is another great way to boost enzyme load.
Eat just a ½ cup a day to pull toxins and heavy metals out of your body.

Beneficial gut bacteria play important roles in vitamin production, mineral absorption, detoxification, and helping prevent diabetes, digestive issues, neurological problems, cardiovascular disease, and more.
Recipe to Make your own Fermented Veggies

To Make Fermented Veggies:

Many people use whey as a starter but it is not necessary given you use enough salt. Salt keeps the “crunch” in the vegetables. You can also made salt-free cultured vegetables without whey as long as you use some sort of acid, such as lemon juice, to prevent spoilage before the lactobacilli take over.

Wash and trim the vegetables, cutting them to the sizes you want to eat.

For every 5 pounds of vegetables, you will need 3 Tablespoons of salt. Layer the vegetables and salt alternately in the bowl and mix them thoroughly.

Stuff the mixture into clean jars, packing aggressively, and filling them to the neck of the jar. Do not overfill, as liquids can overflow the jar.

The packing process will start to draw liquid from the produce. To keep the vegetables down in the jar and below the liquid during and after fermentation.

I like to add a little Celery juice at this point. Because;

Celery juice acts as the perfect post-workout tonic as it replaces lost electrolytes and rehydrates the body with its rich minerals. Celery is known to contain at least eight families of anti-cancer compounds. Among them are the acetylenics that have been shown to stop the growth of tumor cells. The polyacetylene in celery is an amazing relief for all inflammation like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, asthma and bronchitis. Celery promotes healthy and normal kidney function by aiding elimination of toxins from the body. While eliminating toxins, it also prevents formation of kidney stones.

After you have bottled your produce, clamp down the glass lid over the gasket. Store the jar at room temperature.
After about a day, little bubbles will rise to the top and settle in a ring around the neck of the bottle. Fermentation has begun. Once you see a thick necklace of bubbles, fermentation is well established.

I my wide mouth quart jar.  Also the canister type jars that have a rubber ring and bail. I don't use the top for the fermentation time but it works quite well to ferment in the jar and then just put the jar in  the refrigerator  with the top sealed when it is done fermenting. While it is fermenting, I just rubber band a coffee filter over the top and put it in a bowl in case it overflows. I save a few of the nice big cabbage outer leaves to fold over and insert into the top .It can be removed if it gets moldy and another one put into place. Holds the veggies down nicely Fruit flies LOVE fermenting veggies so you have to keep it covered.

You may wish to place a dish below the jar in case it was over-filled, as liquid may overflow.

A Few Recipes That Could Help
A simple saline rinse will flush the pollen from your nasal passages and remove the offending pollen grain. You can use a saline nasal spray or a netti pot. Netti pots, in my experience, are much more effective at getting the foreign particles out.
Nettle is a potent anti-inflammatory and has been traditionally used to treat allergic rhinitis, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose. Nettle seems to work on allergies because if its natural anti-inflammatory properties. By reducing inflammation in the body we also reduce our auto-immune response to foreign particles. Nettles are known as a natural anti-histamine preventing the mast cells from producing histamine. A quart of nettle leaf tea can be drunk throughout the day to relieve allergy symptoms. You can also apply a salve, like my dry itchy skin salve, containing nettle to soothe skin irritation, or use nettle tea in your hair to ease an itchy scalp.
1/4 C Nettle Leaf
1 inch piece of sliced or grated fresh ginger (optional)
1 Quart Boiling Water
1 Quart sized mason jar

Put the nettle leaf inside the jar. Put the chopped up ginger into water and simmer for 20 minutes. Pour the water into the mason jar, cover, and let sit at least 4 hours. Strain the leaves and drink throughout the day. I brew our herbal infusions before we go to sleep so they can be drunk first thing in the morning. The ginger can be re-used 3-4 times until the water no longer tastes of ginger when boiled.
Tincture of Nettle Leaf is more effective for allergies

To give your tea the added healing properties you might add these ingredients; red clover, fennel, spearmint, peppermint, eyebright, yerba santa, calendula, lemongrass, lavender.

Each herb was added for its particular healing properties:

Green tea is a wonderful drink full of antioxidants and vitamins. It has also been shown to block a key receptor in the allergic response.
Bee propolis is ”a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources.”  It is a different product than bee pollen which has other health benefits. It commonly comes in little yellow granules. Bee propolis has been shown to inhibit histamine release from the mast cells and is considered to be effective in relieving symptoms of allergic rhinisitis and inhibiting histamine release.
Spicy foods like horseradish, ginger, cayenne and other peppers will get the sinuses flowing! Just add it to the food your eating. They will help push those invading molecules of of the sinuses and clear your breathing passages. They also reduce inflammation in the body decreasing the puffiness caused by allergens.
What can’t apple cider vinegar do? Raw (with the mother) apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries to treat everything from itchy skin to allergies, eczema, digestive complaints and a whole host of other issues. Take a tea spoon of apple cider vinegar 2-3 times a day to reduce allergy symptoms. You can also apply it topically to ease itchy dry skin and scalp.
Natural Allergy Relief Drink
1 Tbs local honey
1 Tbs raw organic apple cider vinegar
warm water
Local Honey- is honey that is grown closest to wear you live (I’ve hear it should be within 20 miles). Bees collect pollen from your area and it ends up in your honey. Then it builds up in your system and you can become immune to the pollen in your area. Thus, decreasing your allergies. It might not work for everyone.
Here is a weird trick: My daughter puts Vaseline on eyelashes to catch the pollen before it gets into her eyes, also showering often to keep pollen at bay.
Quercetin is a plant-derived flavonoid found in fruits, vegetables, leaves and grains. It has been shown to control the release of histamine and other chemicals that initiate the allergic response. It is effective against allergies, hay fever, hives, and watery eyes.
A good defense would be to start taking a product earlier, if you are going to go with a natural remedy; like a couple of weeks before Allergy season.
Allergy Defense by Grandma's Herbs
Immucalm  by Dr. Christopher's
Allergiemittel AllerAide by Boericke & Tafel
There are many Essential Oils that are beneficial to Allergies and many overlap in these properties. Some of my favorites are:
  • Eucalyptus It is widely used as an effective decongestant and expectorant (whether ingested, inhaled or rubbed topically on the skin), and these properties dilate the bronchial tubes and help to loosen and expel phlegm and congestion from the respiratory system and nasal passages.  When inhaled, Eucalyptus prompts the Eustachian tubes connecting the middle ear and the throat to open, and when fluids drain from the ear as a result, earache pain and pressure is often relieved.  When used topically in vapor rubs, the oil (diluted with a carrier oil, since it is very strong) may be rubbed directly on the chest, back or down the sides of the throat to relieve congestion or pain. Eucalyptus is famous for its antiseptic, antibiotic, antiviral and germicidal properties, and it is thought to be the most powerful disinfectant in its class. The oil and resin's antibacterial qualities are so strong that it has been used for sterilizing medical and surgical equipment.
  • Ravintsara is analgesic, anti-allergenic, anti-spasmodic and an expectorant. It is a better option to use for young children as it is not as harsh as eucalyptus. I find it blends nicely with lemon, ginger and peppermint for allergies and chest congestion.
  • Lemon is wonderful to clear air pollution. You can diffuse lemon alone, or paired with peppermint and eucalyptus to clear the air and ease allergy symptoms. It is also a wonderful tool to use when cleaning the home, dusting, and polishing furniture. 
  • Peppermint  is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and invigorating. Dilute 1-2 drops of peppermint in a teaspoon of carrier oil and rub it along the throat and on the chest to reduce the symptoms of cough and congestion. Diffuse peppermint to ease allergy symptoms. 
  • Ginger is wonderful to clear mucous and reduce the symptoms of sinusitis, sore throats and inflammation. I dilute it with a carrier oil, and rub down the outside of my throat, and on my neck.
  • Roman chamomile is anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmoditc, calming and relaxing. It is wonderful to use to ease a cough that just won’t stop. Avoid chamomile if you are allergic to ragweed. 
  • Myrrh is anti-inflammatory and is traditionally used to treat congestion. It is a wonderful addition to an allergy blend when chest congestion is present.
  • Respiratory Sinus Relief blend by Garden Essence. I personally use Respiratory Sinus Relief when I am suffering from allergies. It helps open up my breathing passages and eases tightness in my chest.  It contains Eucalyptus (4 kinds), Myrtle, Marjoram, Pine, Cypress, Lavender, Spruce, Peppermint.

Our research and development team wanted to address these issues without using drugs, chemicals, steroids or other products that would produce unwanted side effects. Our new product ALLERGY DEFENSE supports your immune system, diminishes some of the mucous production and soothes and relaxes the inflamed soft tissues that are affected by a typical reaction. ALLERGY DEFENSE is a great preventative product and should be taken before and during seasons that symptoms normally occur. by Grandma's Herbs

Probiotics play a substantial role in preventing allergies
HAS® Original Blend is a non-stimulant herbal formula For the temporary relief of nasal and sinus congestion

Essential oils have potent antimicrobial effects along with their clean, pleasant natural aromas. Especially good are: lemon (clean, sweet, uplifting scent; deodorizing), peppermint (minty, fresh; air purifier; mild pest repellent), eucalyptus and tea tree (air and surface sanitizers; fresh, therapeutic aromas).
Essential Oil Cleaning Blends: Clean Dishes, Wood Helper, Clean Air, Clean Glass, Multi Clean, Clean Bath, Clean Laundry, Sauna/Steam.
Recipes For Cleaning Your Home Naturally, Safely Without Harsh Chemicals
Essential Oils are naturally antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial, they naturally energize,
deodorize, clean and refresh
Basic Spray Cleaner
Suggested uses: hard surfaces like countertops and kitchen floors, windows and mirrors.


  • 2 cups white distilled vinegar

  • 2 cups water

  • 20-30 or more drops of Multi Clean essential oil blend

Tip: Warming until barely hot will boost cleaning power for tough jobs.
Which Oils? Cleansing & Purifying essential oils: lemon, tea tree, eucalyptus, lavender

All-purpose cleaner

1 tbsp white vinegar

1 tbsp lemon

1 tbsp Castile soap

1 tbsp Borax

Combine all the ingredients and add to a spray bottle.

Gentle Scouring Cream


  • 2 cups baking soda

  • ½ cup to 2/3 cup liquid castile soap*

  • 4 teaspoons vegetable glycerin (acts as a preservative)

Mix together and store in a sealed glass jar, shelf life of 2 years. Dry soft scrubs can be made with baking soda or salt (or combination of both) with 10-15 drops essential oil to scent.

Suggested uses: Use this creamy soft scrub on kitchen counters, stoves, bathroom sinks, etc.

Tips: For exceptionally tough jobs spray with vinegar first—full strength or diluted, scented—let sit and follow with scrub.

Carpet Deodorizing Powder
1 cup baking soda
then add in a few drops each of the following:
Cinnamon, Cloves, Lemongrass, Cedarwood, Tea Tree, and Nutmeg.
sprinkle down on Carpet - and let sit, vacuum as usual.

Wooden Furniture Polishing Oil


  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar

  • 20-30 drops lemon essential oil- or use a few drops of this amazing blend Wood Helper

Shake well before using
(2 teaspoons lemon juice may be substituted for lemon oil but then must be stored in refrigerator)

Dip a clean, dry cloth into the polish and rub wood in the direction of the grain. Use a soft brush to work the polish into corners or tight places.

Tips: To remove water spots rub well with toothpaste. To remove scratches use 1 part lemon juice and 1 part oil, rub with soft cloth.

Toilet bowel


Sprinkle toilet bowl with baking soda, drizzle with vinegar, let soak for at least 30 minutes and scrub with toilet brush.

Tip: Let ingredients soak for a while to make for easy scrubbing, especially on persistent stains like toilet bowl rings.

Purifying Tub Scrub Powder

Natural baking soda and essential oils combine to create a simple yet powerful cleansing and disinfecting scrub for your tub.


1 cup baking soda
24 drops tea tree essential oil
24 drops grapefruit essential oil

Directions:Thoroughly mix baking soda and essential oils. Rinse tub, sprinkle on powder, and scrub with brush. Rinse.

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