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|New Canadian Distributor
We are pleased to announce that Spectrum
is our new Canadian distributor. HNI products will
be easier to obtain in Canada and without the extra
|Customer Success Story
from Sarita Lang
One of the best testimonials I can think of for
Houston Enzymes comes from out
of the mouth of my young son, Talan. Several
ago, shortly after we had
first begun using enzymes, my husband and I had the
opportunity to meet Dr.
Houston and hear him speak. In order to do that we
had a long time family
friend, Pat, come to sit with the boys. I went over
everything, including enzyme
instructions, and gave her a number where we could
be reached with any
questions. Upon returning home, Pat pulled us aside
and laughed as she told us
what had happened. Talan, who at the time had just
started Kindergarten, had
asked to have a soda.
Pat stated that I had not said
anything about them being
able to have soda. Talan then very matter of factly
said, ?Look, you see these
enzymes here? As long as I take these enzymes first,
I can have anything I want.
They take care of all the things that make me
crazy!? Needless to say he still
did not get to have the soda, but already at his
young age he was able to
describe in his own words what he felt like the
enzymes were doing for him.
Talan is in third grade this year, has a ravenous
appetite, but still has to be
monitored when it comes to soda! We have seen
hand the positive effects of
using HNI enzymes and continue to use them to this
Sarita Lang, Blue Springs, MO
Sarita is one of the parents featured in our new
DVD. If you would like to
share your experience with enzymes for a future
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|Enzymes go to School
"How can I send enzymes with my child's school
lunch?" We often hear this question from
successful stories regarding enzyme use
come from those dosing with every meal, but for kids
school, this can be a challenge.
If your school allows you to send enzymes in your
child's lunchbox, our chewable AFP and Zyme Prime
tablets are great for sending to school. For those
preferring to put enzymes in a mixture, remember
enzymes mixed in a
cold liquid, and kept cold, should still be active
at least four hours later. Try using juices or dye-free
A popular method created by one of our customers
involves mixing enzymes into a small dollop of warm
(not hot) melted chocolate on wax paper, then
frozen. The enzyme candy wafer can be stored in
the refrigerator for a few days or in the freezer for a
few weeks. Other
flavors of melting candies can be used.
Try mixing enzymes in peanutbutter before spreading
on sandwich bread. The oil in peanutbutter and
butters helps to keep the enzymes encapsulated.
Watch for more creative ideas for mixing enzymes in
future newsletters and send us
| EDITORIAL: The "Enzyme Potential" Myth
Myths are often difficult to de-bunk. There
enzyme field, but one in particular really
is still being perpetuated by current enzyme
companies. This is the myth of "Enzyme Potential".
Dr. Ed Howell, a medical doctor who practiced from
on, noted several observations concerning enzymes.
Howell should be credited for making several good
observations about food enzymes, but he tended to
his observations a little too far. Granted, he was
working in an
era that was just beginning to understand enzymes
proteins, so I don't blame him for the
are still circulated today. Science, and particularly
enzyme chemistry, has come a long way since those
findings of Dr. Howell.
"Enzyme Potential" is the misdirected thought that,
if the body
was deficient in digestive enzymes (found in the
intestinal tract), then enzymes from other organs
"recruited" to do the job of digesting food. This in
lead to a deficit of the recruited enzyme, etc., etc.
also states that we are born with a limited amount of
that can be "used up" prematurely, and this amount
determined by our genetic DNA makeup.
THIS IS SO
FAR FROM TRUTH AS TO BE RIDICULOUS! It is
obsolete "science" that makes the work of
researchers in the dietary supplement field that much
harder to be
accepted by the traditional scientific community.
cannot be "recruited" or coerced by other tissues
something for which they were not created. If
in lactase enzyme, the gut cannot call for a heart
break down lactose. An enzyme whose job is to
ethanol to aldehyde cannot suddenly be changed to
lactose to glucose.
Enzymes have "specificity", meaning they were
designed to do
a single function and ONLY that function. This is a
biochemistry, and is unchangeable. We do not "run
metabolic enzymes unless caused by disease.
digestive enzymes, such as lactase enzyme, will
production as we age, but it does so because we
milk as we age, not because we are using up some
amount of enzyme activity. Healthy organs and
their own unique sets of enzymes designed to do the
that specific organ, and the organ will continue to
enzyme as long as it has a supply of amino acids and
genetic machinery in place to make the enzyme
Please, if you hear a so-called "enzyme expert"
"enzyme potential", challenge them and ask for
that proves their point. Feel free to ask them
me; I will
be more than happy to set them straight!
Till next time, Good Health!
Devin Houston, Ph.D.
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