Welcome to The Enzyme Digest where we cover topics on enzymes, digestion, and nutrition.
|From Devin Houston
Those Amazing Enzymes!
I try to keep up with all the latest news concerning
enzymes. Not just digestive enzymes, but any
enzyme. My Internet searches are pulling in larger
number of hits. Let me share a few of these items
with you, and see if you’re not as amazed as I.
1. Diversa Corporation has obtained approval
from the EPA to use their Purifine enzyme for use in
increasing efficiency of oilseed processing for
production of biodiesel.
2. Researchers at McMaster University are
studying the use of an enzyme from bat saliva to
protect stroke victims. A genetically engineered
variant of the bat enzyme may prevent the blood
clots that kill stroke victims.
3. Dyadic International is involved in
developing fungal strains to produce enzymes that
convert various agricultural and waste products such
as corn, wheat straw, switch grass and sugar cane
into fermentable sugars, which can then be used to
produce ethanol for fuel.
4. Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth and
Cornell Medical College have found that an enzyme
called ADAM10 may be the trigger for IgE-mediated
allergies. This may lead to a method of preventing,
rather than just controlling, asthma and other allergic
And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
The renewed interest in enzyme technology and
research is due to the fact that enzymes are points
of regulation in metabolism. If you control the
enzyme that causes a reaction, you can control the
Interestingly enough, our customers already know
this. Enzymes can control many of the intolerances
produced by certain foods. Customizing your enzyme
intake based on an individual’s particular dietary
makeup allows control over the effects produced by
I wonder what the next year of research will bring?
| Pass the Stuffing and the Zyme Prime
Are you dreaming about Thanksgiving dinner but
dreading that Why-did-I-go-back-for-seconds feeling
Many people assume that some discomfort after
gobbling down a
meal is normal. But bloating and
gassiness have met
their match: Zyme Prime.
Zyme Prime's cornucopia of enzymes supports
digestion by breaking down
complex carbs, starches, fats, and proteins. Zyme
Prime excels at carbohydrate hydrolysis. This results
in less bloating and gas production, as well as helping
certain food problems such as lactose intolerance.
Zyme Prime is an excellent product for general
digestive support for anyone. Share it with your
feasting relatives and
they'll be giving thanks.
|Tips for Getting Kids to Take Supplements
We now have an online paper in our FAQ section full
Getting Kids to Take Supplements. It includes:
- Questions & answers about giving kids
- Ideas for mixing enzymes in food and drink
- Taking enzymes away from home
- Recipes for enzyme gummies and chocolates
- Helpful links
|Success Story: "Your Enzymes Have Had a Profound Impact"
Dear Dr. Houston,
It was a pleasure for Steve and I to meet you at the
USAAA conference in Salt Lake City in August. We
hope you are well. Being the skeptics that we are,
we wanted to be sure that what we thought we
were seeing with our son and your enzymes
drew any conclusions. Since school was starting
shortly after we returned from the conference, we
were reluctant to challenge the GFCF [gluten-free,
casein-free] diet. We then
made our first attempt over Labor Day weekend.
Charlie had no reaction to eating breading
on fish, a
roll and a piece of my Mom's apple pie. Those items
would have typically made him very irritable,
emotional, interfered with his ability to focus on
tasks and given him a headache (sometimes to the
point of making him sick in the stomach).
Since then, each weekend we have challenged the
diet, giving 2-3 enzymes prior to the meal. Last
weekend, we ceremoniously ordered 'pizza and
breadsticks' from our favorite pizza joint (which we
have not had in years) and Charlie joyously ate what
he wanted with zero negative affects!!! Do you have
any idea how huge this is to his life (and the family)?
Charlie is 17 and has been GFCF since 2001 and it is
such a hardship...every holiday, party, football game,
etc. is 'a bummer' for him (and therefore us), since
most events revolve around food. You have changed
all that and we thank you.
Obviously, we will be ordering more and need to know
how long the enzymes keep their effectiveness? Also,
do you sell them in bulk? And thirdly, could you
please sign a form stating that you will never go out
We had often used an enzyme product from another
company for holidays, etc. and I always felt guilty for
letting him eat the non-GFCF foods because I knew
the enzymes did very little for him and he would feel
horrible for a couple of days. Your enzymes have had
a profound impact on our lives!
With heartfelt thanks,
Jan M. Receski
|Dr. Houston's Event Schedule
To request a Presentation or our DVD for
group, contact Cindy
Kelley on our toll free Events Line at 1-866-275-0915
Dr. Houston will be speaking
Fort Smith, AR: FEAT, 11/16/2006.
Springfield, MO: ANJEL (A Natural
Lives), 1/16/2007. Contact Lisa
Treating Autism Conference, 2/9-2/10/2007
(speaking on 2/10).
Bluegrass Autism Symposium, 2/24/2007.
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Autism
Society of Kent County, 3/6/2007. Contact
Madera, California: Autism Expo,
3/30-3/31/2007. Contact Diana
See our Events
Calendar for additional meeting details.
Dr. Houston holds an earned PhD in Biochemistry and
has an extensive research background in enzymes.
no cost to parent groups and parent conferences.
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