by Dr Keith Scott-Mumby
There are many enzymes in biology, indeed a dazzling array for every function of the cell. Enzymes make important chemical reactions occur at body temperature, which otherwise might need heat. But here we mean digestive enzymes or their equivalent. Bromelain (from pineapple) and papain (from papaya) are able to digest proteins and other complex biological molecules, safely and effectively. Why is this important?
Most tumours and cancer cells are covered by a sticky resistant mucous/protein coating, which makes them safe from immune cells and even protects them to a degree, from chemotherapy. We can use a mixture of enzymes to dissolve away this protective coat, leaving the cancer cell naked and vulnerable. It can then be poisoned and quickly gobbled up by the body’s defences.
There are many enzymes replacement products on the market. Some of our links will lead you to them. Look for preoteolytic enzyme (trypsin) or pancreas-type names (Pancreatin, or such), or even pancreas extract. Enzyme mixtures of this sort cool inflammation and so they also have a use against heart disease and blood clotting disorders, arthritis, asthma, and inflammatory bowel disorders. Alternative doctors will take an enzyme formula after sports exertion, to curb the aches and pains (which are also largely inflammatory in nature).
A number of proprietary brands exist, of which I can recommend German brand Wobenzyme, available widely. However these have recently been given a sugary coloured coating (uuuggh!); try to find some without this unnecessary contamination. A typical dose regime would be 12- 20 capsules a day.
As a proprietary product, it tends to be expensive. Simpler and more affordable substitutes are bromelain and papain, from the pineapple and papaya (pawpaw). These both have powerful digestive properties. Wobenzyme contains bromelain, papain, as well as trypsin, chymotrypsin and pancreas extract.
IMPORTANT: Take all enzyme supplements away from food, so they are not wasted on digesting food stuff molecules in the bloodstream.
Homotoxicology.(a modern branch of homeopathy) can also support enzymes naturally. HEEL and other manufacturers produce mixtures which we call intermediate catalysts (an enzyme is a kind of super-catalyst, for biological processes). By taking these highly potent and relatively inexpensive remedies it is possible to get more mileage from what you already have, so to speak.
A favourite mixture of mine is Coenzyme compositum, from HEEL and its sister, Ubichonon compositum. But there are a large range of these available including all ten enzymes of the Kreb’s cycle for energy. Some suggestions include acidum cis-aconitum-injeel, acidum fumaricum, acidum-DL-malicum, adenosintriphosphat-injeel-forte and aqua-daun D2.