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How to Have Happier Holiday Digestion

The holidays are notorious for obliterating any kind of diet. The foods we eat for end-of-year gatherings are different from the rest of the year. Read More

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Does Your Doctor Know This 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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Enzymes and Children

Tummy troubles? Children may benefit from enzymes as long as you follow a few guidelines. Read More

How Stress Gets to Your Gut

A recent review of the medical literature turned up an interesting paper on stress and its effects on the gut1.  Stress can affect gastric secretion, gut motility, and mucosal... Read More

Why Your Child (and You!) Still Need Enzymes

by Dr. Devin Houston, Ph.D. from the TACA Autism Blog The best manner in which to judge the credibility of any product, practice or methodology within a population is... Read More

How Enzymes Knock Down Food Allergens 

Food intake, considered a pleasure by most, also represents a health hazard in situations where metabolism is altered or if food proteins are recognized as harmful by the immune system. Read More

Gut Bacteria May Influence Risk for Diabetes

[caption id="attachment_642" align="aligncenter" width="222"] Species of gut bacteria. Source: Centers for Disease Control[/caption] A recent article provides more evidence that many of our health problems are linked to not just... Read More

Bugs, Bumps and Better Digestion: Get Hot Summer Tips

Our popular summertime enzyme tips are back! Along with the heat, humidity and bugs come more outdoor activities for the kids, which means more chance of bumps, bites, and bruises. Read More

TACA Autism Webinar: Enzymes for Your Real Life

Register now for the May 17 webinar "Enzymes for Your Real Life", hosted by TACA (Talk About Curing Autism). Read More

Exorphin Peptides from Food May Affect Cysteine Uptake

Restrictive dietary interventions such as the gluten-free and casein-free diets have shown to be helpful in improving intestinal balance as well as autoimmune and neurological issues. Read More