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Enzymes and Weight Loss

True, lasting weight loss can only come through an approach aimed at healing the whole body. The body stores fat when it lacks nourishment and is under stress, so it is vital to address these issues when seeking permanent, healthy weight loss. An important element of this approach is natural enzymes. When there is a lack of enzymes, the body cannot utilize the nutrients it needs. This triggers fat storage and stimulates the appetite, causing weight gain and food cravings.

Although enzymes are often associated with digestion, this is not their only function. Enzymes are complex proteins that facilitate hundreds of activities throughout the body. They are responsible for the use of vitamins and minerals, the regulation of hormones, and the health of the immune system. Enzymes also play an important role in detoxification, a vital component of weight loss. Even basic activities, such as breathing and talking, rely on the presence of metabolic enzymes.

It’s important to understand that most of society no longer functions in a way that’s conducive to proper enzyme and digestive function. We eat mostly cooked food, often burned or cooked under extreme heat. Heat (as low as 40C) destroys food enzymes. We are also subject to extreme amounts of environmental and emotional stress, which further depletes our bodies of the nutrients we need.

Frequent digestive problems such as indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux and irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) are all signs that your digestive system is under too much stress. Enzymes can help relieve all of these issues, as well as problems with fatigue, insomnia and much more. The longer you have spent consuming food void of enzymes, the more time required for your body to recover from this depletion, but with time and dedication it is possible.

While supplemental enzymes are far from magic weight loss pills, they are a very useful tool that can help you achieve total body health over a period of time. Lipase specifically helps break down and utilize fats, while protease is used to break down proteins and eliminate toxins. Amylase breaks down starch, while cellulase breaks down fibre.

As you incorporate raw foods rich in enzymes, and enzyme supplements, into your diet, your body may require several weeks or even months to adjust. During this time it’s not unusual to experience varying appetite and energy levels. This happens because your body is adjusting to finally being nourished with food and cleansed from the buildup of toxins. Frequent enemas and/or colonic irrigation sessions are also most helpful during this time. It’s important to be patient and let your body heal. This will pave the way for permanent, healthy weight loss.

Hippocrates Pure Food Enzymes are available.