Advanced Supplemental Therapies

Inflammation and Systemic Enzymes

-Welcome, this is an informational and educational website about the use of systemic enzyme therapy for medical conditions related to inflammation.

Inflammation is the body's natural line of defense against invading pathogens and the beginning of the healing process. While inflammatory mechanisms are vital for survival, uncontrolled and chronic inflammation can actually lead to a host of conditions that may be harmful to one's health.

Chronic inflammation often goes unnoticed until it manifests in the symptoms of a disease. Medical research is uncovering that inflammation is at the root of many health issues ranging from the common cold to more serious conditions such as arthritis and cancer.

The elusiveness of inflammation mechanisms and related disorders has caused it to receive a lot of attention. Time magazine labeled inflammation "The Secret Killer" in a recent cover story.

Time says: "Suddenly, inflammation has become one of the hottest areas of medical research. Hardly a week goes by without the publication of yet another study uncovering a new way that chronic inflammation does harm to the body. It destabilizes cholesterol deposits in the coronary arteries, leading to heart attacks and potentially even strokes. It chews up nerve cells in the brains of Alzheimer's victims. It may even foster the proliferation of abnormal cells and facilitate their transformation into cancer. In other words, chronic inflammation may be the engine that drives many of the most feared illnesses of middle and old age.

This concept is so intriguing because it suggests a new and possibly much simpler way of warding off disease. Instead of different treatments for, say, heart disease, Alzheimer's and colon cancer, there might be a single, inflammation-reducing remedy that would prevent all three."

Identifying the role inflammation plays in certain conditions is often the first step in understanding how to treat or manage them. As research is continually being conducted on the topic more medical professionals advocate managing inflammation and more therapeutic options are being made available to do just that.

The Advantage of Systemic Enzyme Therapy

Enzymes are found in every cell of the body and are critical for all life processes. Although there is variation among individuals, our body’s enzymatic activity begins to decline as our growth peaks. At this time, the rate of tissue reproduction tends to decrease, signifying the beginning of aging. Since every activity in the body requires facilitation by enzymes, replenishing the enzyme supply lost with aging can restore your body’s natural enzyme balance. This in turn can help fight disease and improve your health status. This is why systemic enzyme therapy is effective against such a wide variety of conditions.

Research has shown that systemic enzyme therapy can be used effectively for a number of inflammatory conditions, including allergies, autoimmune disorders, circulatory diseases, rheumatic diseases, skin problems, sports and other injuries and viral infections, according to Drs. DA Lopez, RM Williams, and M Miehlke, authors of Enzymes: The Foundation of Life (Charleston, SC: Nelville Press Inc., 1994).

Systemic enzymes are consumed on an empty stomach, enabling them to be absorbed into the blood stream to travel “systemically”, working throughout the body. Systemic enzymes are predominantly protease enzymes that break down protein, and certain proteases have been shown to exhibit profound fibrinolytic and anti-inflammatory activity.

The anti-inflammatory effect of systemic proteolytic enzymes is well known and has been in use for over 50 years. Unlike many of the anti-inflammatory drugs available, systemic enzymes are all-natural, well tolerated and free of dangerous side effects.

Read more to see how systemic enzyme therapy can provide a first line of defense against inflammation.