by: Paul Fassa
(NaturalNews) The most important nutrient is the least promoted. Without enzymes, minerals and vitamins are useless. Yet very little is said of them. Vitamins have taken center stage with minerals waiting in the wings. And even that order is backward.
You might remember from some vaguely distant chemistry class how catalysts were explained. They initiate a chemical process but don`t become part of it. Enzymes are the body`s catalysts for digesting nutrients and metabolizing within cells.
The pancreas creates enzymes for many purposes. But we also need to bring in enzymes externally to digest nutrients from food. Ideally, these enzymes come along with the food we consume. But that ideal is often not realized.
Even if your diet is not so SAD (standard American diet), cooking destroys most enzymes in the best of organic plant foods. Some raw plant food should be consumed for the enzymes those plants provide. Eating salads with greens, carrots, cucumbers, and other assorted raw vegetables daily is vital.
Drinking slow speed juiced organic vegetables is like taking digestive enzyme tonics. Slow speed juicing is important to preserve the enzymes being juiced. The more raw plant food you consume, the more external enzymes you take in. Of course, there are enzyme supplements as well.
Why You Should Assist Your Pancreas with Raw Food and Supplemental Enzymes
But if the pancreas creates enzymes, what`s the big deal with needing external enzymes? Here`s how Dr. Edward Howell put it: "If the human organism must devote a large portion of its enzyme potential to making digestive enzymes, it spells trouble for the whole body because there is a strain on the production of metabolic enzymes and there may not be enough enzyme potential to go around."
Dr. Howell further explained, "If humans take in more exogenous (outside) digestive enzymes, as nature ordained, the enzyme potential will not have to waste so much of its heritage digesting food. It can distribute more of this precious commodity to metabolic enzymes where it rightfully belongs."
So if you depend too much upon and lessen or deplete your pancreas of its enzyme producing capacity, you cells will become enzyme starved. Cellular metabolism decreases. That cellular metabolism includes respiration with oxygen. If that sputters, cells try to survive by sucking up glucose and fermenting it instead of using oxygen for energy metabolism. Then it`s cancer time.
Mega-dose metabolic enzymes have been and continue to be used for successfully treating cancer. These enzymes are strong enough to break down tough cancer cell walls. Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez in New York has taken up the torch from Texas dentist Dr. William Donald Kelley`s ground breaking cancer curing work with mega-dose metabolic therapy during the 1960s. (Natural News, "The Dentist Who Cured Cancer", Source below)
There are usually some cancer cells free wheeling about in most of us. We depend on our immune system to keep them from forming full blown cancerous conditions. A large part of that immunity is derived from metabolic enzymes. In addition to improving your digestion, it is wise to free up your pancreas produced metabolic enzymes by consuming external digestive enzymes.