From Devin Houston, Ph.D.
"How do I know which enzyme to use?"
This is probably our #1 question. Once you are
familiar with how enzymes work, and how HNI's
formulas are put together, the answer is
easy. I can
tell you what my thinking process is when I
1. What is the parent's primary concern? I
gauge the concern by what the parent says
about her child. If I hear phrases like "loose
stools", "low weight", "picky eater", "carb
then I usually recommend starting with Zyme
the parent complains about the difficulty of
diets, or the child is wanting more freedom
to eat "like
his friends do", or I hear the parent wanting
gluten- and casein-connected behaviors, then I
recommend the high-protease AFP Peptizyde.
2. Are there food-related allergies? Skin
rashes, rough patches on elbows, and not
gluten clue me into the possibility of gluten
intolerance. We can achieve better digestion
through the use of protease enzymes, so AFP
Peptizyde would be suggested.
3. Is constipation a problem? If so, then we
want to avoid using Zyme Prime alone, as it
decreases and firms the stools, sometimes to the
point of making bowel movements more
this case, I want to add the No-Fenol
product, as it
tends to soften the food mass in the gut. If
Prime is needed, the No-Fenol can be added to
counteract the stool-hardening properties of
4. Does the child have red cheeks and/or
ears after eating certain fruits? This can
be a phenolic
intolerance that may be helped by using
No-Fenol. "Shiners" under the eyes may also be an
As with any supplement, results can vary with
individual and there is always the exception.
most can use the above as a guide for starting
enzymes. The great thing about enzymes is
are not harmful at any level of dosing, so
experiment to find the best combination for your
Q: Should I be concerned about the
A: Irradiation does nothing to
enzymes, it only
things that are alive, like bacteria and viruses.
Q: The school nurse wants to know if she
enzymes to my child 30 minutes before lunch,
scheduling challenges. Is that too far in
A: Optimal timing is to give enzymes
beginning of the meal. If 30 minutes before
is the only
time they can give the
enzymes at school, it's better than not doing
it at all.
The enzymes should still be good.
Q: Our three-year-old granddaughter has
always had a problem
with hard stools, sometimes going for over a
without having a bowel movement. A doctor
told our daughter that it is natural for some
go for 10 days without a bowel movement.
our granddaughter was here, she seemed to have
such a struggle
with it and her stools were gigantic. She
seems to be
rebellious at home and at school. Do you
suggestions in how we can help her?
A: It is NOT normal to have 1 bowel
movement in 10
days; once a day is considered "normal".
Try 1 Zyme Prime
capsule and 1 No-Fenol capsule per meal. The
Prime should decrease the size of her stools,
No-Fenol should soften them. If not, stop
the Zyme Prime and give 2
per meal until you see the stool becoming softer.
Read our most frequently
|"Enzymes Really Changed Our Lives"
Enzymes really changed our lives.
This is a picture of Eddie a day after we had
up to the correct dose
of HNI enzymes. This was the first time he
touched a spoon in his
life. He had only previously been fed by
He was stick thin at this point having not
anything much for too
long - we were worried sick.
We had nothing at all to lose - the general
home visits - life was very
scary. You can see it looks like I'm not holding
Eddie. He got very distressed by touch
and by us
close - it was all very difficult.
We had to work out ways to balance him on our
and hold on to his
But you can see in this picture he's smiling -
suddenly he was
engaged and wanted to not only touch the
boy had we tried hard
for months) but he wanted to play with food.
We got all
his little puree
jars out and let him make as much mess as he
wanted. He was feeding himself
in no time. Who would believe enzymes could
such a change?
Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
|Happy Report from Parent Group Visit
In October I was lucky enough to book Dr.
speak to my local parent support group.
The evening was such a success not only in
had a large turnout, but several people I know
(children as well as adults) have tried the
since with very positive results. I know they
have tried them had they not heard Dr.
Not only did Dr. Houston give an interesting
entertaining) presentation, he was willing
and able to
answer the many questions curious parents
had - even
though he was suffering from a
of jet-lag! He was very laid back and made
feel comfortable talking with him.
The evening meant a great deal to me since
enzymes were the first major stepping stone in
bringing my daughter into our world
isolated one. Before enzymes she had many
and behavioral problems including bowel
sleeplessness, spaciness, sound
sensitivity - the list goes on. Houston
saved her and made it possible for her to
with her life. We had tried special diets,
but her food
choices had become so limited that she just
getting the nutrition she needed.
Today Cassandra is a happy, healthy 13-year-old
young lady who, with enzymes, can eat
wants!! We owe so much to Dr. Houston because I
look at my daughter today and can barely
her from the child she was 5 years ago before
enzymes. I am so grateful to him for helping my
daughter and for coming to speak to other
they can help their children as well.
Homer, New York
|Dr. Houston's Event Schedule
To request a Presentation or our DVD for
group, contact Cindy
Kelley on our toll free Events Line at
Dr. Houston will be speaking and/or exhibiting
Madera, California: GLAD
3/30/2007. Contact Diana Alvarado at
Alexandria, Virginia: Defeat
(Exhibitor only); 4/20-4/22/2007.
Chicago, Illinois: Autism One,
Phoenix, Arizona: ASA Conference,
(Exhibitor only); 7/12-7/14/2007.
Denver, Colorado: USAAA Conference, 8/9-8/11/2007.
Little Rock, Arkansas: Mini-DAN!
Conference, (Exhibitor only); 9/21-9/23/2007.
Contact Susan Booher
See our Events
Calendar for details and updates.
Dr. Houston holds an earned PhD in Biochemistry
has an extensive research background in
no cost to parent groups and parent