Meet Bill. Bill is a bus driver who’s careful with his health and nutrition. One evening, Bill experienced what he thought were unrelated events. He had taken a digestive enzyme after a big dinner, and he noticed that his nasal allergies cleared up.
‘Could digestive enzymes be affecting my nasal passages?’ he wondered.
Yes, they can.
(Bill’s full case history is in my book, The Richardson Cancer Prevention Diet.)
Enzymes Digest Protein
Enzymes are an awesome lot. Enzymes in your bloodstream will digest any protein in your body outside of your digestive tract – even protein in the nasal passages or in any tissue from head to toe.
Nasal allergies are commonly caused by pollen, which is approximately 50 percent protein. When pollen enters your nasal cavity, it becomes a foreign protein or allergen. If not properly digested, allergic reactions result.
Foreign and undigested protein is highly toxic anywhere it makes contact inside of your body
So you see, digestion is not just confined to your digestive tract. Digestion can take place anywhere in the body where digestive enzymes are found.
And my friends, that’s in every cell of your body.
Under the right conditions of temperature, moisture, and body pH, digestive enzymes effectively digest foreign protein anywhere in your body. These enzymes are an integral, and necessary, part of your immune system, and are necessary for disease recovery.
Some of the most important enzymes in your body are produced in your pancreas. These “pancreatic enzymes” enter the small intestines just below the stomach through the common bile duct. Here, they digest proteins passing into your intestinal tract.
What is not well-known is that a healthy person produces an excess of these enzymes over and above the amount needed for digestion of protein, and this excess is picked up by the blood and carried to every cell in the body.
These enzymes are found in the blood of all healthy people, like bus driver Bill.
Cancer And Allergies
People with cancer typically need more digestive enzymes for many reasons, but primarily, cancer is a “nutrient deficiency disease” where digestion is commonly deficient.
People with allergies are also deficient in digestive enzymes; they have chronic allergies because of inadequate elimination of proteins, like pollen, from their nasal passages.
During his medical career, Dr. John Richardson’s studies showed that cancer rarely forms at the juncture of the common bile duct and the small intestine. There is certainly cancer above this point, like in the mouth, esophagus, and stomach. There is cancer below this point in both the small and large intestines. Dr. Richardson discovered that the further down the intestinal tract from the common bile duct, the greater the incidence of cancer.
He realized that the enzymes located at the intestinal bile duct had potent anti-cancer effects. These enzymes – also known as pancreatic enzymes, protease, or proteolytic enzymes – are the enzymes that catalyze the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids.
These enzymes were digesting cancer-forming cells.
Pancreatic enzymes also control nasal allergies by digesting the protein in pollen and other allergens in the nasal passages; proteolytic enzymes digest proteins throughout the entire body, all the way down to fungus on your toes.
Dr. Richardson’s studies also showed that pancreatic enzymes were found in the blood of a healthy person, but weren’t present in the blood of cancer patients. Why?
The enzyme producing capabilities of cancer patients is commonly reduced, especially when undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. During any illness, undigested proteins and toxins can deplete the body’s proteolytic enzyme output; so, few to none remain to be picked up by the blood for digestion and elimination.
One reason vegetarians have a lower incidence of cancer than meat eaters is because they are not overloading their digestive capacity with hard proteins. People on a high meat, high protein diet need more stomach acids, like hydrochloric acid, and a higher output of proteolytic enzymes than most vegetarians.
Statistics show that 50 percent of Americans over 40 do not produce enough acid in their stomach. These same figures apply to pancreatic enzyme production.
So, digestion can take place anywhere in your body where these enzymes are found. The better your digestion, the healthier you can be.
Here are some of the best digestive enzymes that I recommend on today’s market:
- Wobenzym-N http://www.hullisticmarket.com/supplements/wobenzym_n
- NOW Super Enzymes http://www.hullisticmarket.com/supplements/digestive_enzymes
- Garden of Life http://www.hullisticmarket.com/supplements/digestive_enzymes1
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