Houston Enzymes
 Issue 26,  September/October 2008
In This Issue
We care
Q and A with Dr. H
We switched to Houston products
Blog: A myth and a mouser
Host an enzyme talk
Enzyme events
We care 
Many of our customers already know this, but we want to assure everyone that we will do our best to keep our product costs low and affordable.  This is especially important in the wake of the latest economic news. 
My company has already absorbed several price increases in the cost of manufacturing our enzyme products.  At some point we may have to raise prices but I  will not do so in this year, and it will not amount to the increases passed to us. 
I founded this company by going directly to families, not doctors or health food stores, basically so I could offer special-needs families the best products available at reasonable and affordable cost.  We will work with any family that needs enzymes and is suffering financial hardships.  Just let us know how we can help.

The present crisis will pass at some point; they always do.  In the meantime, stay positive, don't be afraid to ask for help, and be there for your kids. 
Devin Houston
Q and A with Dr. H
Your questions answered by
Dr. Houston:
Q:  Do you offer something to help remove mucus from the walls of the digestive tract?
A: No, mucus is supposed to be there, as it helps protect the intestinal wall from damage.  I understand the concerns about "bio-film" hiding bacteria and such, but in the vast majority of people, the mucus in the GI tract is normal.  Anything that breaks down mucus can have a deleterious effect on GI function.
Q: Why is it hard to break down canned corn with enzymes?

A: Canned corn is basically little chunks of starch.  The reason it's hard for enzymes to do any good is because people tend to swallow the kernels with little chewing.  If they were mashed up really well before swallowing (basically creamed corn), the enzymes would help. But whole kernels have the husk-like  cover, so there is just not enough time for the enzymes to work on the corn before it gets into the gut.  
You can try a home kitchen experiment -- just put some in a glass with different enzymes.  See if you notice any difference compared to a "no-enzyme" control sample.
Why is canned corn turn more starchy than fresh?  The corn sugars turn to starch very quickly.  That's why fresh-picked corn tastes sweeter and is more tender than the corn laying in the store for several days. Canned corn is cooked for pasteurization purposes, and that turns the corn starchy, or the fact that it is days before the corn is canned after picking.

Q: I heard that enzymes are fermented.  Is this true?
A:  The fungi are grown through a process called fermentation, which refers to their using the medium as food to grow, which causes them to secrete the enzymes.  So, the enzymes aren't formed by fermentation, they are produced as a result of the fungi fermenting their food.
 We switched to Houston products
 Christina's Son
I must tell you - my son has improved leaps and bounds with enzymes! 
There was a notable difference when we switched from a health food store brand to the Houston products. 
His stools are much better looking and less frequent, he is sleeping a little longer in the mornings, and his language has improved.  Also, he cleared his plate at dinner and ate all his veggies tonight! 
Christina Stearns
Upstate NY
Blog: A myth and a mouser
From Dr. Houston's blog:  
Enzyme Myths, Part I
I see a lot of ads for enzymes on the Internet, many of them making absurd claims or just downright lying. But some of the "major" enzyme sellers have dubious information on their sites. I came across an interesting one that stated: "When taken between meals, it (the enzyme) will be stored in the..."
Guest Blog from Major T. Cat
Hello, my human slave (aka "the-one-who-feeds-me") fell asleep at his computer thingy, thereby allowing me this opportunity to smack his mouse around a bit (why it's called a mouse is a mystery, it doesn't taste like one at all!) and to relate the latest episode of indignities placed on me by these fur-less human morons. My slaves keeps a lot of white bottles around...
Host an enzyme talk 
"The talk went very well - everyone was very impressed with Dr. Houston." 
Bruce Kaminski, FEAT Sacramento
June 2008
Are you looking for a speaker who comes with outstanding credentials, yet presents understandable solutions to real-life problems?
Dr. Houston's in-person seminars, web seminars, conference calls, and DVD provide information your attendees can use right away - at no cost to you. 
Take the first step to learn more about enzymes today.
Enzyme events 

Dr. Houston will be speaking/exhibiting at:

  • Chicago: Presentation for Building Bridges to Independence Conference sponsored by DePaul University College of Law Special Education Advocacy Clinic and the Committee for the Integration of Latinos with Disabilities (CILD), 9/27/08. 
  • Oklahoma City/Edmond, OK: Seminar for Biomedical Intervention Group (BIG), 10/06/08.  Contact Anne Marie Liles.
  • San Diego: Exhibitor for Defeat Autism Now! Conference, 10/24-10/26/08.
  • Omaha, Nebraska: Seminar for the Autism Society of Nebraska, 11/03/08.  Contact Karen Al-Hindi.
  • El Dorado Hills, California: Seminar for Talk About Autism, 11/18/08.  Contact Cindy Kelley.
  •  South Bend, Indiana: Presentation for Autism Society of Indiana Biomedical Conference, 1/30/08. 

    Live Web Seminar by Dr. Houston: 

    11/11/08 Dietary & Natural Interventions for Autism (group meets in Cicero, NY).  Open to public via computer.  Details to be announced on Event Calendar, or contact Cindy.

    Contact Outreach Coordinator Cindy Kelley toll-free at 866-275-0915 for a:

    • Live presentation
    • Conference call
    • Web seminar
    • DVD

    Dr. Houston is a Ph.D. enzyme biochemist. He speaks at no cost to parent groups and parent conferences.

    Check Event Calendar for updates: click here. 

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