Enzymes for Asthma and an extra bonus of Weight LossBy
We’d like to thank today’s guest blogger, Julie Hanneman from Gathering Acorns, for teaching us that asthma and allergies are literally an immune system response that causes inflammation. Check out how she learned to work with the body’s systems to make her body work well for her. Thanks Julie!
Lets talk about enzymes. Enzymes in their most basic state are catalysts for change in our bodies. Enzymes are proteins that speed up chemical reactions in the cell. There is a really cool video from McGraw-Hill that explains it here.
Digestive enzymes are what help our bodies process our food. Without enzymes, we would cease to live. Just like we need oxygen, we need enzymes. Our bodies have been created so that if we’re not eating enough enzymes, our organs can produce them for us. Seems like a great idea, right? For survival, yes. For every day living, not such a great idea. The only people who get enough enzymes are people who eat 98% raw fruit and vegetable diet. OH…and grow it in their backyard. You see, during transportation from farm to store, many of the nutrients in our food are lost, including enzymes.
So how do you get enzymes in your diet if you’re not able to eat 98% raw from your backyard? I’m glad you asked! There are lots of great enzyme sources available. Some, better and more complete than others, but enzymes, none the less. Komboucha or fermented tea is a great source of enzymes. So is Kefir. However, if you’re brand new to a chemical free way of life and someone recommends Komboucha or Kefir, you’re likely to run for the hills. I know I was. Komboucha tasted like carbonated vinegar and Kefir might as well have been rotten milk. I like it now, but my taste buds and I have come a long way. The best way for people just starting, and in my opinion, the most complete way to consume enzymes is in a dietary supplement.
We know that when you add essential oils to a supplement, you increase the absorbency of that supplement to 85% in the first hour after taking it. Without essential oils, the absorption rate is 45% in 24 hours. That is a staggering improvement! This is precisely why I only use Young Living supplements. They take the guess work out of it and essential oils are part of each supplement offered.
Julie began using enzymes for asthma
When I first started with Young Living, I was having success with controlling my allergies and asthma with essential oils, but I was still having attacks. I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong. After researching, I realized that I wasn’t doing anything wrong, I just needed to add enzymes to my routine. Tiffany suggested that I add enzymes to my daily routine in an effort to not control allergies and asthma, but to eliminate it altogether. I was really drawn to Essentialzyme from Young Living. Hang with me, its about to get technical (just kidding!) Essentialzymes are pancreatic enzymes, meaning they help support the pancreas by relieving it of some of its enzyme creation duties.
I did what I call a ramping dose of Essentialzyme. I took one capsule in the morning and one in the evening for seven days. After that I reduced to one a day in the morning. After the first week, I was feeling better. After the second week, I had almost eliminated all snot. (Gross but true.) After 3 weeks, I realized that I hadn’t had an asthma attack in a week. I was amazed at how good I felt too. Now, for my fellow picture-minded folks, I say that my pancreas was busy producing enzymes instead of doing its pancreas duties. Once I added the Essentialzyme, I relieved my pancreas of its extra duties, so it could go back to just doing its normal job.
An added bonus, Weight Loss!
A few months after starting the Essentialzyme, I was really feeling like I needed to detox. But I wasn’t drawn to a Master Cleanse or a cleanse of any kind. My friend had a zyto scan machine and I decided to have my first scan. It recommended Detoxzyme. Hmm…detox. This got my wheels turning. I added the Detoxzyme at two capsules in the morning and evening for about 3 weeks. It was great! I lost some weight and had more energy than ever. My body really needed to clean out my colon. After 3 weeks, I reduced to two capsules in the morning. This was mostly because I was lazy about taking them at night. In the fourth week on Detoxzyme, I notice that the mucous in my body had decreased dramatically. I also noticed that I wasn’t craving the bad, greasy, processed foods that were once a major temptation. I now wanted things like fruits and vegetables. This was because I was cleaning out my body and giving my body the boost it needed to fully process the foods I was eating. The longer I took it, the more I craved the good, nutritious foods.
So the moral of my enzyme story is feed your body and your body will work for you. Your body has been divinely designed to work for you and not against you. You just have to put the right fuel into your body to allow it to run at optimum levels.
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