Houston Enzymes
 Issue 41, September/October 2011
In This Issue
Dosing enzymes: Tips for best results
Delaware group sends thanks
Q and A with Dr. H
Listen now: New enzyme interview
See you in Vegas, Seattle, and Florida
Dosing enzymes: Tips for best results 

From Dr. Houston

Dr. Devin Houston, Ph.D.


The amount of enzyme taken in a dose is dependent upon the amount eaten, not by age or body weight. No harm can come from taking "too much" enzyme. The more enzyme taken, the faster the food is broken down.

It is preferable to give enzymes with the first few bites of the meal or just prior to mealtime (up to 15 minutes prior).

But the important point is to take the enzyme, if not at the beginning, then during or after eating. Food stays in the stomach from 1 to 3 hours, therefore, introducing enzymes anytime during the meal will still provide benefits.  Keep in mind that the longer you wait to give the enzymes after a meal, larger doses may be needed to accomplish the work in the shorter time frame.

Feel free to experiment with dosing to find the level that best suits your child's individual needs. No toxicity or side effects have been found at any level of enzyme dosing.


If you prefer to start a new product slowly, refer to our Dosing Chart at our website.  


Delaware group sends thanks

We had a great turnout for our recent seminar at Autism Delaware. Organizer Deanna Principe emailed the following. 

quotation marksI just wanted to say thank you again to Dr. Houston for coming to Delaware to speak to our group.  I got a lot of great feedback.

Deanna and daughter
Deanna and daughter

One mom sitting next to me turned to me half-way through and said, "More people need to be here. More people need to know about this." 

Thanks again for coming and I'm excited to not only continue using Dr. Houston's enzymes for my daughter with great success, but also trying them with my son. 


Deanna Principe
Autism Delaware
Newark, Delaware  

Q and A with Dr. H

Your questions answered by Dr. Houston 

Q: Can taking enzymes result in pancreatitis?

A: Pancreatitis is caused by one's own pancreatic enzymes becoming activated and inflaming the pancreas.

Oral digestive enzymes would have no role in this as they do not touch or enter the pancreas.  In fact, it is quite common for doctors to prescribe oral pancreatic enzymes for pancreatitis to relieve the stress on the pancreas.

Q: My 15-year-old takes Prevacid every morning 30 minutes before breakfast. I am putting her back on your enzymes. Is it ok to give them at the same time?

A: Yes, in fact, enzymes are a great accompaniment to acid-blockers.  H2-blockers keep acid production low, which helps reflux but can hinder digestion.  The enzymes can take up the slack in that area as they are not affected by the acid-blockers or acid itself. 
Listen now: New interview with Dr. Houston


Susan Lynn Perry recently interviewed Dr. Houston on her  Mother Cub "All About Autism" web radio show. Learn about the role of enzymes in autism in this informative 30 minute recording of the live episode. 

See you in Vegas, Seattle, and Florida
Join us for these events            
St. Pete TradeWinds
Dr. Houston will speak at the NAA Conference
Find more details about events at our Event Calendar.

Invite Dr. Houston to your city. Does your group want to learn more about enzymes? Contact Outreach Coordinator Cindy Kelley
 for group presentations and literature for your events. 
Dr. Devin Houston, Ph.D. enzyme biochemist, speaks at no cost to parent groups and parent conferences.  
Toll free: 866-757-8627
International: 479-549-4536
Email: info@houston-enzymes.com 
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