Dr- Enzyme

Natural Skin Solutions

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Dear Friends,here at Healthy Healing we are receiving a lot of questions about how to deal with skin problems. Skin problems like acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis are magnified in heat. Unfortunately, conventional treatments have not managed skin conditions very well at all. Most exacerbate symptoms or simply do not help.

Cool Down Skin

Soft smooth skin depends adequate EFA’s in the diet. Just eating fish or seafood 2 – 3 times a week noticeably reduces skin dryness or wrinkling, and can help ease psoriasis and eczema symptoms.

Go gluten-free. Some research and dramatic case reports showing improvement in psoriasis with the adoption of a gluten-free diet. Good replacements: rice (red, brown, wild, risotto), quinoa, amaranth and corn.

Avoid excess protein from red meat. It increases inflammation and sets up an acidic body environment, disastrous for good skin. Include proteolytic enzymes like Dr. Enzyme with Protease & Bromelain to improve protein metabolism. Take 1-2 caps 3 times daily between meals for the best results. (Also helps scarring.)

Herbal alteratives (blood cleansers) like burdock, sarsaparilla and red clover help eliminate toxins that show up as poor skin texture or skin allergies. Herbs like white tea and turmeric extract smooth skin texture and reduce redness. Take 2 caps daily as needed to reduce redness and soothe your skin.

Take extra care of your skin and of course use common sense about sun exposure. We all know powerful UV rays from the sun can seriously damage your skin. Double your protection if you have light-colored eyes and hair, and fair or freckled skin. Always keep a high quality aloe vera gel on hand for sunburn relief.

To Life-long health,

Linda

Enzyme therapy

Enzymes are the catalysts for every body process. No vitamins, minerals or our hormones can work without the right enzymes. Each of us is born with a battery charge of enzymes at birth that keep our bodies working well and help us avoid disease. But as we age our internal enzyme stores are naturally depleted; a 60-year-old has 50% fewer enzymes than a 30-year-old. Yet, age itself is not the enemy of health... disease is. Eating enzyme-rich foods becomes critical as we age, to keep our immune systems strong and our bodies disease free.

Where Have All the Enzymes Gone?

Most of us are enzyme deficient today. Our processed food diet means we’re getting few enzymes from foods. Enzymes are highly sensitive to heat, too. Heat above 120 F. destroys them- a reason why microwaving food can have disastrous effects on your health.  Chemical additives, tobacco smoke, chlorine in drinking water, fluorides and air pollution also sap body enzymes. Many prescription drugs, caffeine and alcohol deplete enzymes. The result: An inadequate enzyme supply that burdens both digestion and metabolism, and may even lead to fatigue, weight gain, skin disorders, degenerative disease and accelerated aging.

Add More Enzymes To Your Diet

Fresh foods contain the highest amount of enzymes to work with yours. Some enzyme enthusiasts say a raw foods diet is the only way to reap the benefits of enzyme therapy. I find lightly cooked foods along with enzyme booster foods works better for most people....especially for people with serious diseases like cancer or AIDS whose digestive systems may not be able to tolerate a completely raw foods diet. Some nutrients like lycopene (a carotenoid in tomatoes) are actually better used by the body when they’re slightly cooked.

High enzyme foods to include in your healing diet: fresh fruit and vegetable juices; fermented foods like miso, yogurt, kefir and raw cultured vegetables; sprouted seeds; cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower (boosts production of phase two enzymes which remove carcinogens from cells); pineapple, papaya, bananas and mangos; superfoods like barley grass, alfalfa and chlorella. Some experts say green barley extract contains all the enzymes necessary for life... even contains the enzyme superoxide dismutase, which prevents free radical damage. To learn more about the healing power of enzymes, consult The Complete Book of Enzyme Therapy, written by my esteemed colleague, Anthony J. Cichoke M.A., D.C., D.A.C.B.N.

To Life-long health,

Linda Page