Health Articles

Adrenal Insufficiency – The adrenal gland is designed to enable the body to “fight or flight” in emergency situations. The normal adrenal gland produces 20 to 50 mg. of cortisol daily. Health
problems, allergic disorders, injuries, operations, malignancies, and autoimmune diseases often cause greater need for cortisol production. Prolonged stress may overwhelm the
adrenal gland’s ability to respond appropriately. A prime factor contributing to adrenal failure is the steadily decreasing capability of adrenal function due to loss of cortisol
production from aging of the testes and ovaries. Tests to evaluate adrenal function are dangerous and unreliable.

Arteriosclerosis – Detecting calcium deposits in arteries by computer tomography scanning studies has become a valuable clue that an individual has arteriosclerotic heart disease and has significant risk for heart attack and sudden death. Detected calcium arterial deposits thus permit life style changes to be instituted before sudden death or acute myocardial infarction has occurred. This increased risk of calcium deposition into arteries has recently been confirmed to bring increased risk of heart attack and heart disease deaths to blacks, Hispanics and Chinese1 even though their risks are less than Caucasians.

Estrogen Excess, Infertility and Obesity -DeAromatase is a patented proprietary blend of natural herbs and phyto-nutrients designed to create optimal hormone levels. This therapy contains Nettle Root
Extract (Urtica dioica), Pumpkin Seed Oil(Curcubita pepo), pygeum Africanum(prunus Africana bark extract standardized to contain 13% total sterols and Chrysin.

Cataracts -Carnosine is a combination of the amino acids beta-alanine and l-histadine. Carnosine is a
strong antioxidant but has even greater importance because it blocks the process of glycation1. When sugars combine with protein, they may produce damaging substances called advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs). These AGEs interact with adjacent proteins resulting in impaired function, free radical formation and accelerated aging. Carnosine is a very effective inhibitor of glycation. This works by competing with protein for binding sites on sugar molecules. Carnosine is also thought to bind already produced AGEs so they get removed.

DNA and RNA Therapy – The future of medicine should be very exciting with the great potential that DNA and RNA therapies have to cure the ravages of our current era (Parkinson’s disease, autism, infectious diseases and many chronic diseases) in a safe manner. The spiral chain of DNA makes up our genetic material. DNA makes a slightly altered copy of itself called RNA. The created RNA leaves the nucleus of the cell and travels to the cytoplasmic fluid
which occupies the space between the cell nucleus and the cell wall. The RNA proceeds to act on the proteins and enzymes within the cell. Both the DNA and RNA are large molecules created from smaller particles called nucleotides which are put together in specific coded sequences.

Allergic Diseases(Hay Fever, Asthma) -There is an inflammatory component to the asthmatic attack and onset of hay fever.. Use of enzymes(Vitalzyme X) 2 or 3 capsules 45 minutes before each meal and at bedtime
during an acute episode is an effective therapy for many persons. Other patients with more severe symptoms will need more capsules before each meal and at bedtime to improve. As symptoms subside the dose should be reduced. This therapy decreases the volume of secretions and causes the secretions to become less viscous so they can be easier to cough up. Maintaining a low dosage of enzymes, 3 or 4 capsules daily, should also create an environment in which it will be more difficult for a new attack of asthma or hay fever to get started.

Infections -The human body reacts to infections by increasing the viscosity of the blood. This slows
the flow of blood and increases the clotting tendency of the blood. At times, the clotting tendency is so exaggerated in infections, malignancies and other disease states that there is widespread occurrence of fibrin clots all over the body(disseminated intravascular coagulation seen in meningococcal infections). In this state, all of the blood’s substances that are needed to cause the blood to clot become consumed, resulting in no ability to clot. This leads to widespread hemorrhagic areas at the same time there is a multitude of clots. Systemic enzyme therapy stops the clotting tendency of blood that occurs in infections by its action to dissolve fibrin.

Malignancies -In Europe, therapy of malignancies usually includes enzymes in large dosage which has
lengthened survival. Enzyme preparations are carefully formulated so they are able to avoid dissolving in stomach acid and thus are available to get into the blood without being destroyed.

Sarcoidosis -A disease of unknown cause, sarcoidosis is more common in Afro-American than Caucasians. The disease causes nodules(granulomas like tuberculosis) and scarring in the involved organs. Sarcoidosis is often discovered by a routine chest xray revealing lung shadows in an adult who has no symptoms. The lung is the most common organ involved with the disease but the eyes, skin, nervous system, bones, and joints may also be involved.

Fibromyalgia – Fibromyalgia (FM) afflicts approximately 6 million persons in the USA, predominately women in the 20-40 age bracket. FM is characterized by severe muscle pain, tenderness in 18 points where muscle and tendons merge, fatigue, headaches(50%), and severely impaired sleep.

Gingivitis – Diseased gums account for 70% of lost teeth. Approximately thirty million Americans have lost all their natural teeth. The spread of bacteria from diseased gums via the blood stream has long been known to account for a high percentage of heart valve infections (bacterial endocarditis).

HIV -The HIV virus is parasitic. This virus requires selenium, cysteine, glutamine, and tryptophan to replicate. The human body uses these same four nutrients to create a critical anti-oxidant glutathione peroxidase (GP).When HIV virus consumes these nutrients severe deficiencies of these four substances and GP result. These deficiencies are responsible for many of the symptoms of HIV infection (collapse of the immune system, muscle wasting, dermatitis, diarrhea, neuritis and dementia). Deficiency of selenium is a
more accurate predictor of mortality in HIV infection than is the traditional CD4 T cell count. A fall in selenium reduces the CD4 T cells because selenium is critical for lymphocyte production.

Heparins – Conventional therapy for burns has always produced a nightmarish illness for patients. Patients, who are treated with multiple skin grafting procedures, are in severe pain from dressing changes and the frequent need to remove devitalized infected tissue. Potent narcotics are a necessity to permit these needed surgical procedures. The lack of ability to prevent contractures often produces dysfunctional limbs and the ugly scars resulting from severe burns are an ongoing reminder of this lengthy painful illness.

Obesity – The problem of obesity becomes worse each year in the USA .Several important contributors to this problem are physical inactivity, massive consumption of empty sugar calories from the ingestion of more than a half pound of sugar daily per citizen usually from packaged foods, sodas etc., lack of omega 3 fatty acids and extensive use of artificial transfats in margarine and cooking oils. Many individuals have unknowingly become addicted to sugar. This is the reason sugar is added to nearly all packaged foods.

Iodine Therapy – Lack of iodine is widespread in the United States today. For many years iodine was added to bread in generous quantities which prevented iodine deficiency. Each slice of bread contained 150 mcg. of iodine filling the whole days RDA of iodine In 1960 the average diet consumed about 1 mg. of iodine daily with bakery products accounting for about 75 % of the total. This quantity of iodine was enough to decrease the thyroid glands ability to absorb radioactive iodine and it was also sufficient to prevent excess release of thyroid hormone thus preventing many cases of hyperthyroidism (Grave’s
Disease).

Keloids – Some patients develop thick unsightly scars (keloids) after surgery or injuries. Taking enzymes following the surgery or injury can prevent this excessive scar formation from developing.. Knowledgeable plastic surgeons use enzymes to minimize scar formation after surgery.

Kidney Diseases – Acute and chronic glomerulonephritis are common kidney diseases. The patient with
acute nephritis often has high blood pressure, swelling of the extremities, and blood and protein in the urine. This disease is considered frequently to be the result of an allergic reaction to the presence of streptococcal or other bacterial organisms in the body Circulating immune antigen antibody complexes are common, and if the disease does not soon spontaneously resolve, scarring and fibrin deposits in the kidney’s urine forming units (glomeruli) are found.

Cancer Therapy – All immunodeficiency diseases are associated with an increased rate of malignant diseases including lymphoma, leukemia, Hodgkins Disease. Patients who are immunosuppressed from chemotherapy drugs and radiation can develop Kaposi’s sarcoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cervical cancer and Hodgkin’s disease. Organ transplant patients and patients with auto-immune illnesses have an increased incidence of cancer because of the use of immune suppressing drugs. The immune system is
involved in recognizing and destroying cancer cells.

Pulmonary Fibrosis – In pulmonary fibrosis the thin, filmy, alveolar membrane, which permits oxygen to enter the bloodstream and enables carbon dioxide to pass from the blood into the lung air spaces, becomes progressively thickened by the laying down of fibrin deposits on the alveolar membrane. These thickened alveoli do not permit normal oxygen for carbon dioxide exchange in the lung. Shortness of breath then appears with exertion.

Scleroderma -Scleroderma is a chronic disease, which is characterized by skin thickening and scarring
of organs. The disease can be fatal if scarring involves tissues in the lungs, kidneys, joints, gastrointestinal tract, and heart. Kidney involvement may lead to hypertension. The cause of the disease is unknown and there has been no clearly curative treatment.

Tinnitus – Annoying ringing noises (tinnitus) in the ear are a problem for many persons. A wide variety of solutions have been brought forth for this condition and none have turned out to be entirely satisfactory. Tinnitus afflicts about 40 to 50 million persons in the USA (about 15 % of the population). Of these 50,000,000 persons with tinnitus approximately 2,000,000 persons have a disabling form of the condition that imposes severe limitation on the lifestyle of the victims.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – This disease is an autoimmune illness in which the body appears to be attacking itself. The disease involves collagen tissue in skin, joints, and the lining membranes over the lungs, heart, and abdomen. Occasionally, the kidneys and brain are seriously affected. Lupus is predominately a disease of women with males accounting for only 10% of cases. Flare-ups often occur premenstrually or during pregnancy. SLE is usually treated with cortisone and or drugs that suppress the immune system.

Arthritic Diseases – Enzymatic therapy can benefit all forms of arthritis by reducing inflammation, alleviating pain, and stopping the circulation of inflammation causing immune complexes. Proteolytic enzymes block the release of painful amines from inflamed tissues. For these reasons many arthritis products contain enzymes (bromelain, papain, etc.) Wherever there is pain there is inflammation that can be alleviated by enzyme therapy.

Painful Conditions -Proteolytic enzymes are able to block the release of pain producing amines from tissues that have inflammation. This elimination of painful amines benefits many conditions. The disability of migraine headaches can usually be helped by enzyme therapy. Sinus headaches can be alleviated by enzymes, which decrease and liquefy secretions that contribute to the pain. A group of 59 patients with acute and chronic sinusitis were assigned to receive either the enzyme bromelain or placebo along with conventional therapy (antibiotics, decongestants, etc.) The group getting bromelain seemed to improve because it dissolved fibrin leading to improved absorption of edema fluid, thus enabling greater penetration of immune system components. Obviously, one of the more valuable
uses for enzymes is to relieve the pain in arthritic conditions, bursitis, and synovitis.

Scarring (Fibrosing) Lung Diseases -In pulmonary fibrosis the thin, filmy, alveolar membrane, which permits oxygen to enter the bloodstream and enables carbon dioxide to pass from the blood into the lung air spaces , becomes progressively thickened by the laying down of fibrin deposits on the alveolar membrane. These thickened alveoli do not permit normal oxygen for carbon dioxide exchange in the lung. Shortness of breath then appears with exertion.

Trauma and Accidents -Serious injuries are usually followed by massive swelling and considerable pain. Immediate therapy with enzymes can dramatically shorten the disability and quickly resolve the pain. The key to this therapy is to take enough enzyme immediately as the battle is being lost when swelling and pain appear. Rehabilitation and recovery will be delayed. It is far more effective to use too much enzymes early than to have to frequently raise the enzyme dose because pain and swelling are increasing. Lowering the enzyme dose is simple. This may call for using 15 to 20 capsules of systemic enzymes three times daily for injuries such as severe auto accidents with multiple fractures, dislocated hips or shoulders and following knee and hip replacements.

Tuberculosis -Tuberculosis remains a serious health problem around the world. In 2003 it was estimated that 1,700,000 persons died from tuberculosis. Many of these deaths occurred in persons
suffering from HIV infections who had badly damaged immune systems.

Waldenstroms Macroglobulinemia -Waldenstroms Macroglobulinemia is a low grade B cell lymphoma. The excessive amount of macroglobulin in the blood slows blood flow in the vascular system. This may explain shortness of breath found during flare-ups in the absence of underlying
pulmonary disease. The typical patient is over 65 but the disease can be found in young persons. There is probably a genetic susceptibility as cases are often found in families.