AMYLASE

Optimal Supplements: Digestxym, Digestxym+, Biome-xym

What is Amylase?
Breads, pastas or desserts are most likely your favorite foods although they may be taxing for your body to digest. Inconsistent energy levels, inability to concentrate and seasonal issues or sensitivities are all trademarks of an amylase deficiency.  Amylase is the name for a family of enzymes that is responsible for breaking down sugars, carbohydrates and fiber. Amylase also supports the body’s ability to property identify substance such as pollen, pet dander and the like as non-harmful, as well as works to break down sugars into usable forms.

Optimal Diet
Fuel your energy levels by including protein in your first meal of the day. Focus on whole grains, vegetables and protein-based snacks.  Many amylase deficient types are vegetarian:  emphasize nuts, seeds and beans to get the protein you need to support stable blood sugar levels. Replace refined carbohydrates such as white flour, white rice and white sugar with whole, unrefined grains. If you are one of the many amylase deficient types who craves sugar you are not alone! Fruits and natural sweeteners such as agave, brown rice syrup and stevia are healthy choices to satisfy your sweet tooth. You will notice that as you move toward a less refined, more whole foods diet you will crave sweets less and less.

Optimal Exercise
Strive to get thirty minutes of low impact exercise at least three (3) times per week.  Walking, dancing, yoga and pilates are excellent choices.

Optimal Reading
Soak your Nuts - Karyn Calabrese
Don’t Dine without Enzymes - Victor Kulvinskas

 

LIPASE

Optimal Supplements: Digestxym, Digestxym+

What is Lipase?
You crave strongly flavored, spicy, smoked, or rich, fatty foods. Truly, these foods are amongst the best things in life, but if consumed excessively they may be difficult for your body to process. Lipase is the enzyme that breaks down fats or lipids. These enzymes are vital to healthy digestion as well as many other processes in the body. Signs of lipase deficiency may include hormonal irregularities, skin problems, excess weight, seasonal challenges or occasional indigestion.

Optimal Diet
Shifting your focus to a simple diet of raw, organic fruits, vegetables and whole grains will have a soothing effect on your system and will help you naturally shed excess pounds. Avoid processed foods due to their naturally high saturated fat content. Dairy and nuts provide healthy fats and can be enjoyed sparingly; they can satisfy your craving for rich foods. Avoid pork and smoked meats, but enjoy protein sources such as chicken, turkey, fish and eggs once or twice daily. As you discover this new way of eating, consider adding fish and flax oils to your diet for a rich source of essential fatty acids, gradually.

Optimal Exercise
Focus on cardiovascular exercise three times per week for at least thirty minutes per session.  Speed walking, jogging and elliptical training are excellent choices. Be gently with yourself in the beginning, it may take time to work up to thirty minutes. 

Optimal Reading
Soak your Nuts - Karyn Calabrese
Don’t Dine without Enzymes - Victor Kulvinskas

 

PROTEASE

Optimal Supplements: Digestxym, HCL-xym, Thera-xym

What is Protease?
You often crave protein as a main source of nourishment. Although protein is essential to the body, too much protein without ample enzymes to digest it may cause toxicity. In some instances, this leads to imbalanced immune function and/or systemic inflammation. Protease is the enzyme which helps us break down protein from the foods we consume into small peptides and amino acids, which are the building blocks for our bodies. Our bodies also produce proteases which are vital elements for maintaining a healthy immune system.

Optimal Diet
To get the protein you crave, focus on small portions from lean sources such as fish, chicken or turkey. Choose organic meats when available.  Increase fiber intake by including fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Experiment with a vegetarian meal here and there and integrate more raw foods into your diet. A good rule of thumb for the protease deficient type is to eat at least one green leafy salad as the main portion of a meal every day. Drink plenty of water to support detoxification pathways for the kidneys and liver.

Optimal Exercise
Cross-training (combines resistance and cardiovascular) at least three (3) times per week for a minimum of 30 minutes per session. If you suffer from discomfort or difficulty recovering, lower impact exercise is appropriate to supercharge your immune system and increase oxygenation. 

Optimal Reading
AstraZyme - ERC, Inc.
Food Enzymes for Health & Longevity - Dr. Edward Howell
Don’t Dine without Enzymes - Victor Kulvinskas

 

COMBINATION

Optimal Supplements: Digestxym, Digestxym+, HCL-xym, Chlora-xym

What is Combination?
You may enjoy a more youthful appearance than your peers and find it easy to stay trim.
Sometimes you overindulge in dairy products like ice cream and cheese despite trouble and sometimes side effects. Dairy may not be the only food group that is hard for you to digest, it’s just the most apparent. Individuals with a combination enzyme deficiency have difficulty digesting fiber as well as protein, fats and carbohydrates. This means you may not inherently have enough of all the major enzyme groups: protease, amylase and lipase. Due to the complex nature of a combination deficiency, there may be continual stress on your colon, and in turn the immune system may not function at its full capacity.

Optimal Diet
Small amount of protein included with every meal will fuel your energy levels, just make sure to avoid dairy.  Everyone benefits from the rich nutrition provided in vegetables, but they may be more digestible for you if they are lightly steamed.  Phase out processed foods like white flour, sugar and pre-packaged meals.  Your digestive system will begin to recover as you gravitate toward the foods that nourish you.

Optimal Exercise
Cross-training (combines resistance and cardiovascular) at least three (3) times per week for a minimum of 30 minutes per session.  If you suffer from discomfort or difficulty recovering, lower impact exercise is appropriate to supercharge your immune system and increase oxygenation.

Optimal Exercise
Strive to get thirty minutes of low impact exercise at least three (3) times per week.  Walking, dancing, yoga and pilates are excellent choices.

Optimal Reading
AstraZyme - ERC, Inc.
Enzyme Nutrition for Health & Longevity - Dr. Edward Howell