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Hot enzyme tips for summer: bumps, bites, and better digestion

Devin Houston, Ph.D.

Summer is here in full force! Along with the heat, humidity and bugs comes more outdoor activities for the kids, which means more chance of bumps, bites, and bruises.

We have emphasized how enzymes help digestion, but there are other uses for these enzymes - especially for this time of year. For minor stings, make a poultice of AFP-Peptizyde onto the sting as quickly as possible. Alternatively, soak the finger or area with an enzyme solution (4 capsules per 15 ml of warm water).

Many of the toxins in bee and wasp stings are peptide in nature, and the proteases can break those toxins down as well as reduce the swelling. Make sure the enzyme powder gets moist as the enzymes won't activate until in solution. Of course, this advice is not applicable to those who are highly allergic to insect stings and bites. If you do have anaphylactic reactions to insect stings, remember to keep your "epi pens" handy!

Minor bruises can be reduced by taking AFP-Peptizyde every 4 hours (at least 3 capsules) for 2 days after the incident.

Grass stains in clothes can be a problem. Make a paste of AFP-Peptizyde and work into the stain, let sit for 5 minutes, then wash out.

I'm betting you're eating a lot of fresh food from the garden. Many of us have a hard time digesting fibrous raw or steamed veggies. Add in some No-Fenol with those meals.

Remember that many of the fruits and vegetables we eat during the summer are highly phenolic. No-Fenol can reduce the reactions from those intolerances so the kids can enjoy all the blueberries, watermelon, cherries, and peaches they want.

Our starch intake increases during summer as well, so keep the Zyme Prime handy for those ears of corn you'll be munching on the 4th of July.

Enjoy your summer!

- Devin Houston
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