Welcome to The Enzyme Digest where
topics on enzymes, digestion, and nutrition.
Devin Houston, Ph.D.
|From Devin Houston: Adverse Food Reactions, Part III
One of the most important steps in managing a food
allergy is to keep an accurate and detailed food
journal. Record everything the child eats or drinks
for at least 2 weekdays and 1 weekend day. You
should specify time of day consumed, how much,
brand name and how it was prepared. Any symptoms
should be recorded and include time of onset,
duration, severity, and description.
Reading labels properly is a big help in avoiding foods
that may have allergic potential. For example, the
following ingredients indicate the presence of a food
Casein, whey, lactalbumin: may indicate
It is important to note that high-protease enzymes
may also be helpful in digesting the above proteins to
a point where their allergenicity is greaty reduced or
Wheat bran, food starch/gum, enriched flour:
Shortening, lard, gelatin: may indicate beef
Margarine, corn syrup, or food starch: may
Textured vegetable protein: may indicate
Many allergenic food substances can be added to a
food during processing for flavor, texture,
preservative, or as a filler. For example:
|Online Video and Radio Interviews of Dr. Houston
Dr. Houston was interviewed by Autism Media
recent National Autism Association Conference in
Beach, South Carolina. The three-part interview is
available for viewing free at F.A.I.R. Autism
Media; search Nutritional Interventions.
Dr. Houston was also interviewed by Julie Matthews,
a certified nutrition consultant, on her San Francisco
radio show, Healthful Living. Listen online in the Healthful Living archives; search for
the January 19 show with Devin Houston.
|Success Story from Canada
from Lori Fankhanel
As the only parent support group in Canada for
children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), I
thrilled to see Dr. Houston was willing to come all the
way up here to speak to our group. We had the
largest turn-out because of Dr.Houston, and his
presentation was both knowledgeable and easy to
understand. We now have our pediatrician reading
more about enzymes; he too has a son with SPD,
so he is very eager to learn as much as he can to
help his patients and his own son as well.
We had difficulty getting the last shipment into
Canada because of the strict regulations at the
border, and because of that, ran out. I have
always believed in Houston Enzymes and have seen
with my own eyes the difference in our family. When
our son was able to get back on the enzymes, his
teacher came to me and said, ?Please do not run out
of those enzymes again.? She had clearly seen the
difference with our son on them.
I am so pleased to see
we do not have to be on the Gluten Free/Casein Free
diet; and for our
daughter who continually battled with symptoms of
gluten intolerance, it is all gone now. We are so
to Dr. Houston and his amazing products.
My sincere thanks,
Connections Support Group,
|Mom Invention: Chocolate Covered Chewables
Editor's Note: One of our customers, Haleh
Niazmand, writes of a
creative and easy concoction with our chewable
enzyme tablets. Enzymes can
be mixed in melted chocolate as long as it is warm,
not hot (hot
temperatures will destroy enzyme activity). After
candies should keep in
the refigerator for several days or in the freezer for
about two weeks.
From Haleh Niazmand:
My son is a dark chocolate junky and, fortunately,
chocolate is one of the few things he tolerates. I
knew he would like the taste of Houston chewables,
but not the texture. You know how these kids can be
funky with textures too. So I melt some of the
GFCFSF (we are GFCFSF: gluten-free, casein-free,
soy-free) chocolate in a cup and then let it cool
down to touch. I then put in a bunch of one of the
enzymes, let's say Zyme Prime tablets. Then I take a
fork and mix them well, pull them out one by one,
and place them on wax paper. This way the
chocolate coating is minimal and thus the sugar in it
won't cause problems. Then I repeat the process
with the other two enzymes, one kind at a time.
After the chocolate hardens, I peel the little
chocolate-coated tablets off the wax paper and
place each type of enzymes in a separate marked
container and then in the freezer.
With every meal, I put one of each enzyme beside my
son's plate and he eats them either before or
immediately after his meals. So I don't have to chase
him around the house.
I usually make enough to have one week?s supply on
in the freezer. For us that is about 30 of each kind.
Imagine how great the addition of the new
No-Fenol has been for me. My son loves these
treats more than the plain chocolate now.
|Dr. Houston's Upcoming Interviews & Lectures
One Radio, April 19, 9:00pm Eastern Time.
Online to interview by Larry Kaplan, PhD, Executive
Director of the US Autism & Asperger Association.
Hunterdon County, New Jersey, Autism
Support Group; April 19. Contact
" (Autism Support Access in Phoenix) and "ROK"
(Recovering Our Kids), Phoenix, Arizona; April
Nutrition Marketplace Lecture held at Comfort Inn,
Urbandale, Iowa; May 6. Email
Kelley, or call Steve Weiss at 515-225-8100.
Conference, Chicago; May 26-28.
Providence, Rhode Island; July 13-15.
US Autism & Asperger's Association
Conference, Park City, Utah; August 9-12.
More information about Dr. Houston here. Dr. Houston speaks at
cost to parent groups and parent conferences.
For Calendar Updates, check
www.houstonni.com or email Cindy
We are now scheduling enzyme research
presentations for select parent groups this
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