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Enzymes vs. Probiotics: What are the Differences You Need to Know?

Are you frustrated with trying to figure out the differences between enzyme and probiotic supplements? And whether either really matters for gut health? Read More

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How to Get the Most Benefit from Digestive Enzymes

You’re probably here because you realize the importance of a well-maintained gastrointestinal tract and you want effective supplements that support gut health.   Read More

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How Enzymes Can Help with the Ketogenic Diet

Imagine a diet that allows you to eat bacon, eggs, butter, steak, and cheese to your heart’s content, and you still lose weight. Sounds like a cruel joke, right?Actually, it’s not. Read More

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What Your Doctor May Not Know About Enzymes

My doctoral education in the early 1980s included the first two years of medical school. I distinctly remember a lecturer in biochemistry stating that enzymes could not be taken orally... Read More

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How to Support the Digestion of Gluten

As interest in gluten-free diets continues to grow, so do alternative ways of addressing gluten digestion. Gluten, the main protein in grains such as wheat and barley, is a difficult protein... Read More

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Enzymes Can Handle Summer Heat

Question: Are enzymes inactivated at temperatures higher than 118 F? Read More

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Get the Most from Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: Polyphenol Digestion

With summer’s arrival, we look forward to fresh produce from the garden and farmer's market.Vegetables and fruits are good sources of fiber, natural sugars, vitamins, minerals and many other compounds. Read More

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New Study Finds Higher Rates of Food Allergies in Autism

Researchers at the University of Iowa found that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with a food allergy than children who... Read More

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When is the best time to take a digestive enzyme?

Q of the week: When is the best time to take digestive enzymes?A: It’s usually best to take enzymes near the beginning of the meal. This is to maximize the amount of... Read More

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How to Choose an Enzyme Product for Your Digestive Needs

You’ve decided to try enzymes, but don’t know how to choose a product. Or maybe you’re already using an enzyme and not sure it’s the best one for your digestive issues. Read More