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Tina
Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 9:47pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Want to know who takes enzymes and why.  I am considering, as I have this leaky gut issue you know, and I have read that they definitely help this.  I started the glutamine a couple days ago, but I just cannot take it because of constipation when I do and just feeling not as good for some reason.  Anyway, I have some Digest Gold that I have had from a long while ago that I forgot about and just haven't used in a year or more.  They are still good on the exp. date and am thinking of starting them again.

Anyone think that enzymes are really good and helping them?  I am totally compliant, but I still get bloaty etc, very easily and have to be sooooooooooo careful, even with many neutrals and beneficials...

If you take them, please tell me if they help you, how they help and what kind you take.  Thanks!  Especially O's and O nons, but others as well.



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Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 10:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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if you get bloated, dearle...might be that it would be safe to do the spit test..because of candida infection

and yessss its' me the first aspirant to take some  enzymes daily they are called complete megazyme, they are coming from Natural Factors and they work fine for me....
oups; why do I take such pillies Because my royal stomach doesn't produce enough of acidity and then I do have less problems in digestings

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Tina,
I took enzymes for about two years because I had candida.  I still have some, but haven't needed them for about a month.  One enzyme mix that was very good for stopping cravings due to candida die-off is Candex.  I used this for awhile and is the first I was able to stay away from the sugars...  Once I broke the sugar cycle, now it is easy to leave the sugars alone.

I now don't need the Candex anymore, but still take some Pancreatic enzymes from Our Health Coop - http://www.ourhealthcoop.com.  It supplies Amylase, Lipase and Protease.


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I really believe that everyone should take enzymes.  this is one of those supplements that you never grow out of and is always helpful.  Enzymes along with probiotics are the universal cleaners, whether you have digestive issues or not, these things are helpful in cleaning up what gets left in your body so it doesn't just sit and ferment

http://www.enzymestuff.com is a good site, also, although a commerical site the enzymedia website is very informational.

Their are millions of studies on the benifits of enzyme supplementation.  Look up Dr. Edward Howell who is a pioneer in the research of enzyme therapy



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I take enzymes.  I get the Digest instead of Digest gold.  It's the same formula basically, just less potent, and a lot cheaper.  
The same company also makes a product called Candidase: I think it's similiar to Candex that ABJoe mentioned.  I take the Candidase only when I'm having candida symptoms, and I'll take it for a week or so.  It usually balances my system quickly, but then I don't eat sugar or a lot of grains anyway.



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Thanks guys.  I have been taking them and haven't experienced nearly any bloating since then.  I do like them a lot.  I may try the candidase as well, to help me, not sure, but I was thinking of getting some colloidal silver called Mesosilver from Colloids for Life.  I know it works for viral things, bacterial eye infections, etc, but what about yeast overgrowth?

Thanks!
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The only solitary enzyme(s) I am cognizant of taking is NAP's bromelain.

In the past, I did use a soy based protein powder that I believe contained several enzymes.

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I try to include alot of cultured foods, sprouted foods, raw vegetables and salads to naturally assist my body to digest foods.

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I do eat lots of salads and raw fruits and veggies too, but as far as cultured foods, I cannot do cultured dairy.  What other cultured foods would you recommend for an O nonnie?  I tried raw sauerkraut pre BTD, but cabbage is an avoid.  I do soak nuts, but what do you sprout?

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Quoted from Tina
I was thinking of getting some colloidal silver called Mesosilver from Colloids for Life.  I know it works for viral things, bacterial eye infections, etc, but what about yeast overgrowth?

Thanks!

I make my own colloidal silver and it is very good for bacterial and viral infections, but I didn't see tremendous benefit with the fungal infection.  The Candex, Black Walnut and other digestive and liver boosters seem to be doing more.  Although I still take some colloidal silver to keep secondary infections down...



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 I do soak nuts, but what do you sprout?


I sprout alfalfa, but it is avoid for O...  Mung bean and radish sprouts are Neutral for O's.  Brocolli sprouts should be beneficial for all...

A very inexpensive place to order sprouting seeds is:
http://waltonfeed.com - download the catalog and sprouting seeds are on page 6.  The 1.5 lb bag will provide sprouting seeds for quite a while if you keep the unused seeds frozen.

I have ordered from them several times and have had good service each time.


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Thank you ABJoe for posting that link, very helpful!
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Beans can also be sprouted. I sprout black lentils quite often. According to the SproutPeople, sprouting adds more than 20% more protein.


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I do soak nuts, but what do you sprout?


I sprout raw amaranth, buckwheat groats, lentils, and adzuki beans.

Every grain or legume I currently eat is sprouted.

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Then after sprouting, how do you cook them?  What are sprouting directions for the lentils and adzuki?
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actually I just at my sprouts raw.....added to salads
I ve also dehydrated the sprouts and grind those into flour.......makes great crackers, as well as Ezekiel bread........

grind the sprouts raw and make manna type bread.......endless possibilities.

I believe Ezekiel cereal is toasted whole sprouted grains.


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Then after sprouting, how do you cook them?  What are sprouting directions for the lentils and adzuki?


Tina, check out the SproutPeople; they have a wealth of information on their site.

I eat the sprouted lentils right out of the sprouter, sometimes with a little homemade beneficial dressing.


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.

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Thanks, I will check it out!  
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I really believe that everyone should take enzymes.


I agree w/ Laura here in that I've heard and read, that as we grow older, we have/produce less digestive enzymes, thus the reason we get more digestive issues as we get older, thus the need to supplement.



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I really believe that everyone should take enzymes.  this is one of those supplements that you never grow out of and is always helpful.  Enzymes along with probiotics are the universal cleaners, whether you have digestive issues or not, these things are helpful in cleaning up what gets left in your body so it doesn't just sit and ferment

http://www.enzymestuff.com is a good site, also, although a commerical site the enzymedia website is very informational.

Their are millions of studies on the benifits of enzyme supplementation.  Look up Dr. Edward Howell who is a pioneer in the research of enzyme therapy




U r so knowledgeable Laura !!
Do u recommend taking enzymes forever so to speak ??  


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Do u recommend taking enzymes forever so to speak ??  


This was my point zuki. As we get older, the less digestive enzymes we produce, thus the need to supplement.  



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This was my point zuki. As we get older, the less digestive enzymes we produce, thus the need to supplement.  


I agree in a way, however; anything taken on a daily basis can turn into an avoid ... I just read that today ... argh it's so confusing ...



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I agree in a way, however; anything taken on a daily basis can turn into an avoid ... I just read that today ... argh it's so confusing ...


yes, it is confusing and I've read the same thing, yet there are lots of people here who eat the same thing day in and day out and seem to be okay with it. Think this should be a new thread zuki?



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yes, it is confusing and I've read the same thing, yet there are lots of people here who eat the same thing day in and day out and seem to be okay with it. Think this should be a new thread zuki?


Oh yes my Dear !!!  


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