Enzyme therapy

Iyasu Anti-inflammatory N.D.E. Health Program and Enzyme Therapy1

**What are enzymes?

Enzymes are proteins taken from food and made by the body. They must be present before any chemical reaction can take place in our bodies. Even vitamins, minerals, and hormones cannot do their job without enzymes. Too small to be seen through the most powerful microscope, they are the catalysts, the dynamic power that gives us our ability to function at the highest level of good health. Our bodies cannot exist without enzymes.

As a colon hydrotherapist, I see many clients who suffer from digestive issues. The most common are gas, bloating, indigestion and constipation. In my clinical experience, supplementing enzymes to help us feel better is one of the most important things we can take for our health.

**Why do we need enzymes?

We need enzymes when we eat cooked foods, as the enzymes are destroyed in the cooking process. Eighty percent of our body’s energy is expended by the digestive process. If we are run down, under stress, living in very hot or very cold climates, pregnant, or travel frequently, enormous amounts of enzymes are required for our body. Because our entire system functions through enzymatic action, we must supplement our enzymes. Aging deprives us of our ability to produce necessary enzymes. The medical profession tells us that all disease is due to a lack or imbalance of enzymes. Our very lives depend on them!

**What are common sources of enzymes?

  • Metabolic enzymes –
    • Produced by the body and necessary for all stages of the digestive process.
    • Age and high stress reduce our ability to manufacture these enzymes.
  • Food enzymes –
    • These are preserved intact in raw foods. However, raw foods only contain enzymes to digest that particular food; they provide no surplus. Once cooked, the enzymes are destroyed.
    • A banana ripening demonstrates the process requiring the energy of enzymes.
  • Supplemental digestive enzymes –
    • Plant enzymes:
      • Enzymes cannot be made like synthetic vitamins and minerals. They must be grown in plant form and extracted in a laboratory process. Supplemental plant enzymes, usually in the capsule form, are swallowed with food to assist in the digestion of that particular meal. They work throughout the entire digestive system, from mouth to rectum.
    • Animal enzymes:
      • Pancreatin – comes from the pancreas of the slaughterhouse hog or ox. Pancreatin requires an alkaline pH setting to work. It begins working in the latter stages of the digestive process of the alkaline area of the small intestine where fat is digested.
      • Pepsin – involved in the breakdown of protein; from stomach of pigs and requires an acid pH setting.

Specific enzymes needed to aid proper digestion:


  • Aids the digestion of carbohydrates and starches.
  • Fruit, vegetables, pasta, and bread.
  • Poorly digested carbohydrates/starches ferment in the system, creating gas and other symptoms of discomfort.


  • These enzymes digest protein.
  • Red meats, fowl, fish and nuts.
  • Improperly digested proteins putrefy in the body, causing indigestion and toxicity.


  • Breaks down fats and assists in balancing fatty acids.
  • Fats that are not thoroughly digested turn rancid in the system and create pungent odors and poor cholesterol balance.


  • Breaks down cellulose: the fiber found in vegetables and other plant materials. (The body does not produce cellulase).
  • Undigested fiber leaves a waxlike residue in the small intestine and adds to absorption problems.


  • Breaks down milk sugar, lactose.
  • If the body is not producing lactase, digestive problems will result. Additionally, some dairy products can cause allergies.


  • Breaks down food sugars.

Doctors supportive of enzymes

Dr. Peter Rothchild, M.D., a world-renowned researcher and Nobel Prize nominee in physics writes, “Evidence of the effectiveness of enzymes taken orally is beginning to overcome skeptics. Many of these studies show enzymes, when taken orally, demonstrate benefits against circulating immune complexes, rheumatic disorders and acute immune diseases.”

Nobel Prize recipient Dr. James B. Summer states, “…the getting old feeling after forty is due to reduced enzyme levels throughout the body. Young cells contain hundreds more enzymes than old cells. Old cells are filled with metabolic waste and toxins.”

D.A. Lopez, M.D.; R.M. Williams, M.D., Ph.D.; and M. Miehike, M.D., write in their book, Enzymes: The Fountain of Life, “We feel that the therapeutic use of enzymes is likely to become a major form of medical treatment in the future. Their therapeutic potential is enormous! We believe that enzymes are the treatment of the future!”

Transformation Enzymes, nutritional pharmaceutical grade plant enzymes are a key factor in the Iyasu N.D.E. health program. Note that their glandular formulas are derived from animal sources. No less than 2800 enzymes are necessary for the life process to take place in our bodies. Enzymes are required catalysts to complete this process.

We are confident that when we reduce/eliminate foods that create an inflammatory response in the body, break down the food into small enough particles for our body to digest effectively and clean out what is keeping the body inflamed and congested, the body can and will truly heal itself.

1 The Healing Power of Enzymes by Dr. DicQie Fuller

2 We will adjust the supplements accordingly for vegans/vegetarians.

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