Dr. Houston's Blog

Enzymes: Breaking It All Down in ASD

Addressing digestive issues can lead to improved digestion for ASD kids... and you. Read More

The More You Know About Enzymes...

I attended an autism conference several weeks ago and became involved in a discussion group with some other doctors.  One very prominent practitioner made some statements about the use of... Read More

Are raw foods a source of enzymes?

Once in a while I get an email admonishing me for not emphasizing raw foods as a source of digestive enzymes. Read More

Tips for matching enzymes and foods

Some enzyme-food pairings are obvious: lactase with lactose (dairy) and cellulase for cellulose (fibrous foods). But most enzyme names are somewhat ambiguous as to which foods they affect. Read More

Zyme Prime Chewable with Xylitol/Fructose is Back!

We recently made some changes to our Zyme Prime Chewable by switching from fructose/xylitol to a stevia-based sweetener. Read More

Enzymes Can Handle The Heat!

This heat wave is creating havoc with my garden and lawn, and our dog is considering leaving for Alaska! Seriously though, the heat wave shows no signs of letting up... Read More

Increased Protein Digestion Reduces Food Allergenicity

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

DPP IV, Casomorphin and SIDS

As if new parents didn't have enough to worry about their newborns... A new study published in the journal Neuropeptides appeared to implicate low levels of DPP IV, an enzyme... Read More

Secretin: Hormone, not enzyme!

I appreciate any positive attention the Main Stream Media gives to the autism issue.  However, I wish they would get their facts straight.  A review of the different "treatments" for... Read More

Q: Enzymes from raw foods?

Q: If [my son] eats an apple a day would that be enough enzymes for a five-year-old? If I added some kiwi between meals would that be enough? A: No, the amount... Read More