last updated 4.15.06

The information contained in this web site and the book is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease, or to provide specific medical advice. Its intention is solely to present an enjoyable story, provide information, and education. If you have any questions about the relationship between nutrition, supplements, and your health, seek the advice of a qualified health practitioner. The reader and associated health professionals are responsible for evaluating the risks of any therapy reviewed on this web site or the book. Those responsible made every effort possible to thoroughly research the accuracy of the information and assume no responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, or omissions. Digestive enzymes are an unregulated dietary supplement classified as a safe food by the Food and Drug Association in the United States. The author has no financial interests with any enzyme or supplement manufacturer. The organizations and companies mentioned herein do not specifically endorse any particular therapy or product.

About This Site

This site is built and maintained by Karen DeFelice. She has a Master's in Science and has worked for 20 years in the sciences and education. She teaches on computer topics, technical subjects, and information and graphic design. She develops educational training materials in print and interactive multimedia software for companies, universities, and other organizations. The author does not have any financial affiliation with any supplement or health related company, and this makes it much easier to stay objective. Available for speaking, workshops, or teaching. Contact: internetsite@thundersnow.com.

Karen L. DeFelice and her two boys deal with pervasive neurological and sensory integration
dysfunctions, and have seen dramatic improvement in their conditions through the use of enzyme therapy. Karen has a Masters in Science, and works in education and the sciences.

About Karen DeFelice
bio and background

Karen DeFelice has a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Kentucky. She has worked in the areas of education and the sciences over 24 years, writing numerous education publications, technical documents, and interactive software titles. She is author of Enzymes for Autism and other Neurological Conditions: The Practical Guide to Digestive Enzymes and Better Behavior and the variation titled Enzymes for Digestive Health and Nutritional Wealth. Her unique style and insight has led to writing a monthly column on various aspects of enzymes for a national health newsletter, and a frequent contributor to international trade magazines. She has served as moderator, manager, and researcher on an extensive internet support group for five years as a pioneer in the practical use of digestive enzymes. Her speaking events include teaching on enzymes and digestive health, supplements and diets, and practical tips and information on implementing enzyme therapy. Her enjoyable down-to-earth style comes from first hand experience with chronic health issues in herself as well as her family and using enzymes as part of a total health solution. DeFelice feels it is important to help each person find the best solution for their particular situation. She uses everyday language and examples to educate and help take the mystery out of science and cut through the myriad of confusing options. Her efforts are volunteer and independent of any particular supplement company or manufacturer of health products.

  • 24 years experience developing and implementing training programs and publications
  • 18 years experience producing computer-based training and interactive multimedia software
  • 6 years teaching various courses in computer use, multimedia, design, desktop publishing
  • Author of two books 'Enzymes for Autism and other Neurological Conditions' and the variation 'Enzymes for Digestive Health and Nutritional Wealth' released 10/2002 and 7/2003, respectively
  • Author of new book out summer 2006 'Enzymes: Go With Your Gut'
  • Often invited to give presentations on the use of interactive multimedia for training
    applications for private and public organizations; also on other topics related to digestive health
  • Clients include agricultural industries, manufacturing, biological sciences, government agencies and educational institutions

1988 - present Director, ThunderSnow Interactive. Founded and manages ThunderSnow Interactive as a service contractor specializing in the design and production of interactive multimedia computer programs and print documents for training, on-line documentation, reference, and education for science and technology related industries and organizations. Computer and print based materials are produced using state-of-the-art digital technologies while maintaining an emphasis on appropriate and effective training techniques. www.thundersnow.com

Designed and authored Missouri Soybean Pocket Field Guide and other agricultural publications. Many other national Field Guides were modeled after this original design.

1987 - 1988 Extension Associate. Soil Conservation Specialist, University of Missouri. Designed, developed and delivered training and educational programs on various agricultural topics. Implemented computer-based publishing, data analysis and presentation systems for Agronomy extension programs.

M.S. in Agronomy/Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition. Minor in Language Arts. Graduate research assistant.

1983 -1984 Program Coordinator, Office of International Programs, University of Kentucky.

1981-1982 Peace Corps Volunteer as an agriculture specialist

  • Frequent speaker and exhibitor at local and national conferences on training and/or the
    development and use on interactive multimedia technology; teaching on digestive enzymes and digestive health.
  • Contributor to regional, national, and international magazines and other publications on digestive health and enzymes .
  • 'Enzymes for Digestive Health' book selected Book of the Month September and October
    2003 by professional book review organization; articles featured in national magazines
  • 2 years graduate study - Instructional Technology, George Washington University
  • Co-developed the Southern Weed Science Society’s Weeds of United States reference CD-ROM. Reviewed favorably and awarded three “stars” by CD-ROM Magazine, July 1996. Currently in its third upgrade.
  • Received 1996 Asymetrix Software Award - International Software Competition
  • American Society of Training and Development Distinguished Service Award, 1994, and Certificate of Appreciation, 1993
  • ASTD Leadership Training, 1993; actively involved in ASTD 1991-present
  • Honor Society of Agriculture Certificate for High Scholarship, Outstanding Achievement and Service to Agricultural Science, 1988











Selecting Products
Which Enzymes?
Dosing Guidelines
Mixing Suggestions
Interactions w/ other things
What to Expect Starting
General Trends
At School
Getting Started Step-by-Step
Enzyme Safety

Sensory Integration
Digestive Disorders
Food Sensitivities

Leaky Gut
Bacteria / Yeast

PDD/Autism Spectrum

Autoimmune / Neuro Cond.
Heart/ Vascular Health
Sports Medicine

This independent site is for education and information about digestive enzymes. There is a large need to provide practical and general information on enzyme therapy for a wide range of uses.

Enzymes have been around a very long time. Hopefully this site will help reduce the learning curve.

Ideas, comments, and questions are welcome.

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