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Featured Brand – Enzymedica

enzymedicaSusanBiconBy Susan Brown
Health & Wellness Editor
 

If you are looking to maintain or improve your digestive health, Enzymedica has a supplement for you. Dedicated to providing exceptional enzyme-based supplements, Enzymedica provides cutting-edge therapeutic formulations by utilizing a proven and exclusive technology that blends multiple strains of enzymes for superior potency. All foods require enzymes to extract the vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients they contain to enable them to be utilized by the body for rebuilding and healing, creating energy and supporting biological processes.

As we age, our bodies produce fewer of the enzymes necessary for healthy digestion. Supplementing with digestive enzymes can result in improved digestion, less abdominal stress and greater assimilation of nutrients. Reducing the stress on the digestive system results in more energy made available to other systems responsible for overall health including the immune, cardiovascular, endocrine and nervous systems.

All of Enzymedica’s 100% vegetarian enzyme supplements are renowned for their quality and purity and are internationally recognized for their high level of enzyme activity. Their cGMP Certified formulas are verified by in-house and third party analytical testing. No fillers, excipients or GMO ingredients are ever utilized.  All formulas are gluten, soy and dairy free, Non-GMO and suitable for vegetarians.

Digest Gold™ W/ATProDigest Gold™ W/ATPro – This high potency formula offers optimal digestive support and assists in the digestion of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and soluble and insoluble fiber. Digest Gold™ is an excellent choice for those who wish to fully benefit from the nutritional content of their food, those who may be lipase deficient or those who have health issues not necessarily associated with digestion.
 Digest Gold™ Plus Probiotics
Digest Gold™ + Probiotics – This product offers the convenience of high potency digestive enzymes in combination with guaranteed delivery of active probiotic cultures. TherActive™ specially coated probiotics and delivery system ensures these healthy bacteria are delivered into the intestinal tract for maximum benefit.
 
 GlutenEase™
 GlutenEase – Specifically formulated for those with gluten or
casein intolerance, this product provides assistance in digestion and assimilation of the offending proteins, assists in normalizing the inflammatory response to the gluten peptide and proactively supports the digestive system.
 
 Acid Soothe™
Acid Soothe – Formulated to soothe gastrointestinal distress and discomfort, Acid Soothe™ provides pure and beneficial plant enzymes and botanicals to promote absorption of nutrients, protect and strengthen the stomach mucosa and support the maintenance of digestive health.

 

Our Love Affair With Wheat

Our Love Affair With WheatBy Jacquie Eubanks BSN, RN

Is there any question that many of us have an on-going love affair with wheat?  We often have wheat-based foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner and between meal snacks.  Wheat, in the form of breads, bagels, cereals, pastas, pizzas, crackers, pretzels, cookies, or cakes, is ubiquitous in the American diet.  Grains have been a worldwide dietary staple almost since the beginning of time.  Our hunter-gatherer ancestors likely foraged for wild grasses and seeds and may have even scattered them near shelters for later harvesting.  Ancient agriculturists, such as the Sumerians, are believed to have cultivated grains dating back to 5000 BCE.  Some of their recipes for breads and pastries containing barley and emmer wheat were left behind on their cuneiform clay tablets.  Bread has been so fundamental to the human diet, we refer to it as the “Staff of Life.”  We “break bread” with our families and friends when we sit down to enjoy a meal.  To describe something new and wonderful, we might say, “It’s the next best thing since sliced bread.”

Now that saturated fats are no longer touted as the dietary heart disease-causing culprits they were made out to be for the last 30 or so years, scientists and nutritionists are beginning to question whether products that contain wheat, even whole grain wheat, are making us obese and contributing to diabetes, heart disease, high blood glucose levels and immuno-reactive problems.  Wait.  What?  Now that we can once again guiltlessly spread butter on our toast, we shouldn’t be eating toast?  As a result of hybridization, wheat produced today would be unrecognizable to farmers of 100 years ago and for centuries prior.  Those 4′ tall “amber waves of grain” have been reduced to dwarf varieties that reach 1-2′ tall and that now account for 99% of all wheat grown worldwide.  Wheat grown today cannot exist without human support and intervention, such as the addition of nitrate fertilizers and pesticides.  Today’s wheat has been produced to be drought tolerant, disease resistant, higher yielding, and profit expanding.  But what is it doing to our bodies?

Some scientists and physicians suggest that the gluten in wheat and other grain products contains novel proteins that are difficult, if not impossible, to properly digest.  This can result in the development of leaky gut syndrome and the accumulation of deep visceral fat around our bellies, laying the groundwork for inflammation and insulin resistance.  Wheat, along with rye, barley and spelt, contains a family of gluten proteins that can create long-term digestive problems and, for the gluten intolerant or gluten sensitive, a host of autoimmune diseases.  As a result of more and more Americans experiencing non-celiac gluten sensitivity, gluten-free foods have exploded in the marketplace.  While this may be very helpful for those with celiac disease, who must avoid any and all gluten, many of these products are just highly processed foods, high in sugar, fat and additives. 

While many believe gluten free diets are a cure all for weight loss and chronic health conditions, gluten-free doesn’t necessarily mean healthy.  Going gluten-free doesn’t mean just giving up pizza, beer and your morning toast.  Gluten is found in virtually all processed foods such as frozen dinners, candy, salad dressings, canned foods and condiments.  If going gluten-free means you eat smaller quantities of processed food and foods high in added sugar, and opt for more whole foods, vegetables, proteins, and dairy,  you would be on the right track to a healthier way of eating and might even lose weight in the process.  If you want to cut back on gluten in your diet without completely giving up grains, try naturally gluten-free grains such as wild or brown rice, amaranth or quinoa. 

Some feel that since wheat has a been staple in our diets for thousands of years, we should not consider eliminating it from our daily meals.  The key issue here is that wheat has changed.  It is estimated that approximately 18 million Americans now have non-celiac gluten sensitivity.  To self-test for gluten sensitivity, eliminate gluten from your diet for at least 3 – 4 weeks and then reintroduce it.  If you feel significantly better without gluten or feel worse when you reintroduce it, then gluten is likely a problem for you.  If you are experiencing chronic digestive problems, abdominal pain and bloating, unexplained weight loss, headaches, brain fog or fatigue, consider being tested for celiac disease, gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity. 

Gluten Sensitivity Support Kit Program – 30 Day by NuMedica works synergistically with a gluten-free diet.  This kit contains nine formulas that are chosen for their ability to support the repair of damaged tissue, restore and support a healthy and balanced immune system, reduce chronic inflammation and revitalize overall health in gluten sensitive individuals. 

Gluten Sensitivity GI Restore Capsules by NuMedica contain 100% pure bovine colostrum, a natural whole food that supports gut health and vitality.  GI Restore functions to support a reduction in intestinal related issues and to promote immune system balance and epithelial growth and repair. 

GlutenEase™ by Enzymedica assists in normalizing the inflammatory response and proactively supports the gut by allowing proteins to be properly broken down and utilized in their digested state. 

Gluten-Flam (K-52) by Apex Energetics is a one-of-a-kind digestive aid that provides powerful gluten digestive enzymes and intestinal support.  Highly rated by our gluten intolerant customers for reducing the effects of gluten exposure. 

Featured Brand: Enzymedica

EnzymedicaLogoBy Susan Brown

Since 1988, Enzymedica has been producing cutting edge digestive enzyme formulas to provide targeted support for digestive issues, food intolerances, cardiovascular issues, proper immune function, and healthy inflammatory processes.  Their exceptional enzyme-focused supplements contain the highest therapeutic activities available.  Enzymedica’s trademarked Thera-Blend™ process ensures increased potency by enabling each enzyme to break down more bonds throughout the entire digestive system and are therapeutically customized for optimal performance throughout the entire body. 

Enzymedica’s plant-based enzyme products are highly respected and are well known for their exceptional quality, purity, and immediate bioavailability.  These vegan and vegetarian formulas contain absolutely no fillers, are manufactured to the highest standards in GMP certified facilities, and are tested according to international standards to verify accuracy and ensure active potency. 

Digest Gold™ Plus Probiotics
 
Digest Gold™ Plus Probiotics, an award winning digestive enzyme formula, provides the convenience of high potency digestive enzymes with guaranteed delivery of active probiotic cultures, which are designed to be released in the lower intestines for optimal benefit.  
 
 
GlutenEase™
 
GlutenEase contains a unique combination for effective digestion of gluten and casein.  This high activity product breaks down gluten and gliadin proteins, reducing the symptoms associated with intolerance and proactively supporting their proper digestion and absorption.
 
 
Digest Spectrum
 
Digest Spectrum offers complete support for multiple food intolerances by providing multiple strands of specialized enzymes for gluten, phenol, lactose and casein digestion.  
 
 
 
 
Enzyme Nutrition Multi-Vitamin for Women 50+
 
Enzyme Nutrition Multi-Vitamin for Women 50+ is formulated to meet the unique needs of women 50 years and older and provides enzymes and naturally occurring cofactors, guaranteed potency, shelf stable probiotics, nutrient-rich superfoods and daily botanicals for brain, heart, and bone health, plus hormonal and daily antioxidant support. 
 
Enzyme Nutrition Multi-Vitamin for Men
 
 
Enzyme Nutrition Multi-Vitamins for Men provides high potency enzymes and probiotics along with compound-rich botanicals and nutrient dense whole foods for heart, energy, immune and longevity support.