|From Devin Houston
Another year gone by. They seem to go so quickly
now, but maybe that's due to my advancing age!
2007 was eventful for us. We presented at numerous
conferences, had the pleasure of meeting many of
you, and we
seemed to always be traveling somewhere. Many
advances have been made to help families with
special needs, and we hope that only increases in the
We gained new friends and supporters. Sadly, we
lost our friend Michael Lang of Brainchild Nutritionals.
We hope his children can still have a happy holiday
season, despite the loss of their dad.
Thank you for all the nice emails and photos; they
have a special place on our "Wall of Fame". We are
going to try and get some rest over the holidays,
re-tool our message, and get ready for next year's
and events. Have a great holiday season, and hope to
see you next year!
Many customers using TriEnza gave
us very positive
feedback; however, testing on the TriEnza showed
significantly lower DPP IV enzyme levels than our new
supplier had initially indicated. Our goal is to provide
a product with levels as close to our AFP-Peptizyde as
We will be switching TriEnza production to the same
supplier we use for
Zyme Prime and
No-Fenol. To increase DPP IV, 2 capsules
We will continue to fill your requests for the current
TriEnza until the newest
version is ready. We hope shipments of the new
product will be ready in a few weeks - watch the
We have had some customers mention the strong
taste of original TriEnza when the capsule is opened.
Adjustments to the formula should mean the product
will taste better when mixed with food or drink.
The new TriEnza will have a blend of:
1 AFP Peptizyde
1 Zyme Prime (minus the cellulase)
1/2 capsule No-Fenol (Xylanse).
TriEnza will not have cellulase so that it does not
interfere with time-released medications.
TriEnza aids in digestion of food proteins; including
gluten, casein, and soy; starches; carbohydrates;
sugars (including lactose); and fats.
We will accommodate any changes you wish to make
to your order at 866-757-8627 or
Contact me personally with concerns at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at
| Q & A
Your questions answered by
Q: How does Xylanase in No-Fenol diminish
the effect of the phenol intolerance?
A: I stand on the theory that the phenols have
been modified by the addition of sugar groups, which
the Xylanase enzymes remove, allowing the phenol to
be metabolized "properly".
I heard that high DPP IV activity can deplete B12 in
with CBS [Cystathionine Beta Synthase] or Soux
mutations - is this true?
A: I cannot find any reference in the medical
literature to anything stating that DPP IV can deplete
B12 under any scenario. Sulfite oxidase mutations do
not effect DPP IV as far as I know; again, I find no
references to such.
Some people got all excited that the CD26 white blood
cell has DPP IV activity, but this is a different enzyme
from the DPP IV found in the gut, and plays no role in
But I still find no mention of CD26 DPP IV activity and
Q: I have found that I am quite sensitive to
MSG. Does Peptizyde break down gluten into
glutamate (and presumably even further)? I am
wondering if Peptizyde also will help digest MSG,
making it harmless?
A: Peptizyde breaks proteins down to amino
acids, such as glutamine (not glutamate).
This is the
simplest unit of structure for proteins, and cannot be
reduced further. MSG is a "modified" amino acid, and
as such will not be broken down any further by
Q: Can I start both AFP-Peptizyde and Zyme
A: You may take our enzyme products in
combination, but it's best to start them one at a time.
This way, you know what is helping or not helping.
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Dear Dr. Houston,
Thank you so so much! It was a wonderful,
interesting, helpful presentation! My son has been on
Houston Enzymes for quite a while now, and it was
exciting that the creator of those enzymes could be at
our meeting! I know the information will be beneficial
to many of those who attended.
And, thanks for how much your enzymes have helped
my son. This is truly remarkable science.
When I found out my godson, Jonathan, was having
challenges, I wanted
to help in anyway that I could. Jonathan's mother,
Joanne, initially sought
out professional help and it was a key component to
his road to recovery.
However, Joanne knew that more could be done and
she asked for my help
because she knew that I had a passion for nutrition.
helped Joanne rid
their diet of processed foods and recommended three
supplements: cod liver
oil, probiotics and Houston Enzymes. Over a short
period of time,
Jonathan's overall demeanor improved. Joanne is
excited to tell people that
Jonathan is now attending regular preschool
- and that he is doing great!
Huntington Woods, MI
| Dr. Houston's Event Schedule
To request a Free, Live Presentation or our
group, contact Cindy
Kelley on our toll-free Events Line at
Dr. Houston will be speaking and/or
Quarterly Health &
Wellness Workshop, 2/2/08. Contact Allison
Northwest Indiana Chapter of NAA, 2/21/08.
Lisa Fox at
Cherry Hill, New Jersey: Defeat
Autism Now! Conference (exhibitor only), 4/4-
Sacramento, CA: FEAT (Families for Early
Autism Treatment), 5/21/08. Contact Bruce
Chicago, IL: Autism One
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