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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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Johnston Press Citizen Newspaper Article
published December 11, 2002 - Johnston, IA

Johnston Woman Pens Book on Autism and Enzyme Therapy

The newly released "Enzymes for Autism and other Neurological Conditions: A Practical Guide" by Karen DeFelice (see picture above) of Johnston may hold some answers for those wandering the chaotic maze of autism and related conditions.

Digestive enzyme therapy is an alternative for people on the autism spectrum as well as other neurological condtions (such as PDD, sensory integration dysfunction, migraines, AD(H)D, food and chemical intolerances, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, autoimmune conditions, bowel dysfunctions, and leaky gut syndrome).

The book recounts the story of a group of families that latched onto a recent new breakthrough in digestive enzyme technology. The book documents how the vast array of apparently unrelated biological issues commonly associated with these poorly understood neurological conditions are addressed one-by-one by enzymes. It turns out there are years of scientific studies, showing how logical, well-founded, and reasonable all these observed improvements were.

DeFelice deals with information on digestive enzymes for parents or those new to enzymes: how enzymes work, who may benefit, what to expect, practical tested advice on selecting and introducing the right kind of enzymes, and how this can be combined with other approaches and therapies. Reports of significant improvements in health, pain reduction, language, food tolerance, socializing and other benefits have been reported.

The book intertwines an amazing adventure along with practical explanations of how to incroporate enzymes into everyday life. This is balanced with a review of the extensive scientific research supporting this therapy.

DeFelice and her two boys deal with pervasive neurological and sensory integration dysfunctions. Karen has a Masters in Science, and works in education and the sciences.
"Enzymes for Autism" is avaible at Borders and the Nutrition Market Place in Des Moines, as well as at the Johnston and Urbandale public libraries.

Further information and availability visit the websites: www.thundersnow.com/enzymebook.htm or www.amazon.com.

Note: the information is now at www.enzymestuff.com, as well as www.amazon.com and is now available through the US in bookstores and nutrition stores, Canada, and UK/Europe.