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Enzymes for Digestive Health and Nutritional Wealth
The Practical Guide for Digestive Enzymes and Better Behavior

Karen L. DeFelice

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ISBN: 0972591869
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9.0 " x 6.0"

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"It is easy-to-read and understand and should be on the shelf of every doctor's office." - Bookreview.com

Get the Most out of Your Food!

Learn how to get your nutrition from food the way you were meant to get it. No matter what particular diet you follow, if any at all, you need to get the nutrients and energy from the food you eat in a form your body can use. Join others in the rediscovery of inexpensive, simple, and highly effective digestive enzymes to restore digestive, neurological, physiological, and behavioral health after generations of declining nutritional practices.

When other alternatives failed to bring the health improvements they needed, a family suffering with migraines, sensory problems, and digestive problems latched onto a new breakthrough in digestive enzyme technology. The journey revealed the long history of enzyme therapy as an older, reliable, but often overlooked option in improving many aspects of health and well-being. Did you know a large part of your neurological system is directly associated with your digestive tract! And the greatest part of the immune system lies right
along the entire gut as well. When you have digestive problems the immune and neurological systems are directly, and quickly, affected.


Joy: Good Health, Good Living!

Enzyme therapy is one of the fastest emerging successful alternatives for digestive health. Reports of significant improvements in health, immune function, pain reduction, even moods, mental clarity, food and chemical tolerances, and gastrointestinal issues emerge daily. Drawing on long standing scientific research and trials by a wide range of families, Karen DeFelice deals comprehensively with all the information on enzymes enzymes that those new to enzymes need: how enzymes work, why the many benefits, what to expect, practical tested advice on selecting and introducing the right kind of enzymes, and how this can be combined with other approaches, therapies, and lifestyles.

This unique book intertwines a great story and a wonderful adventure along with practical explanations of how to incorporate the enzyme alternative into everyday life. This is beautifully balanced with giving extensive scientific research supporting this approach.The variety of stories from different families gives many ideas and examples of how others are using enzymes today.

Includes migraines, sensory problems, AD(H)D, yeast/bacteria overgrowth, food intolerances/allergies, chronic fatigue, chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia, MS, autoimmune conditions, bowel dysfunctions, digestive problems, leaky gut, general pain, etc.

This book brings together information from:

  • the author's personal family and experience
  • the experience of hundreds of families using enzymes and dealing
    with an assortment of gastrointestinal and health issues
  • practical experience on applying enzyme therapy
  • years of scientific studies showing how logical, well-founded, and reasonable all the great improvements seen with enzymes are (hundreds of scientific studies)

It is intended to provide practical information and education on the topic of enzymes. Includes sections on:

  • Why Enzymes?
  • Digestive System Basics
  • What are Enzymes and What to They Do?
  • Enzymes and Disease

  • Guide to Comparing and Selecting Enzymes
  • Guidelines for Getting Best Results
  • What to Expect When Starting Enzymes
  • Benefits Seen with Enzymes
  • Enzymes and Restrictive Diets
  • Enzymes at School
  • Food and Its Effects on Neurology, the Brain and Behavior
  • Intestinal Permeability
  • Nutrient Deficiencies and Malabsorption
  • The Immune System - Body Guards on Watch
  • Dysbiosis - Life in the Gut
  • Why You Should Eat Like a Pig!
  • Magnesium and Neurology
  • Sulfur, Epsom Salts, and Phenol
  • Toxins - Elephants and Canaries

  • FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
  • Many Scientific Studies and Reference (over 300 provided, and further references to over 400 more enzyme specific clinical studies)


from Bookreview.com
given highest rating Must Read!
Enzymes for Digestive Health and Nutritional Wealth was written by a scientist and mother of two, whose children suffered from pervasive neurological and sensory integration dysfunctions.

Karen DeFelice's family became her test group, as she investigated what it took to stay healthy. She and her family struggled with being sick, having headaches and showing adverse effects to their diet. As a mother on a mission, she studied, measured and calculated the interaction between the foods they ate and the symptoms they experienced.

The reader learns that "lack of enzymes resulting from eating a diet high in processed and cooked food has been correlated to many degenerative illnesses". Enzymes are necessary in the breakdown of foods to allow the assimilation of the vital minerals and vitamins. "Scientific evidence shows that food and chemicals have a direct impact on our mood, our neurological state, our brain, and our behavior".

Anyone that suffers with digestive disorders, chemical sensitivities, AD(H)D, pain, chronic fatigue, migraines, and food intolerances will find this book to be a important missing link in their road to recovery. It is easy-to-read and understand and should be on the shelf of every doctor's office.

Voted Book of the Month in the category of Health and Fitness for September and October 2003! at Bookreview.com

from Author's other book Enzymes for Autism and other Neurological Conditions

Article by Karen DeFelice, and book review in magazine
Children of the New Earth, Fall/Winter edition.

Nutritionally Speaking (national TV show)
30 minute interview with Dr. Ward Bond, May 31, 2003 (part 1)

Nutritionally Speaking (national TV show)
30 minute interview with Dr. Ward Bond, June 1, 2003 (part 2)

Mickelson in the Morning
hour long interview with Jan Mickelson, May 26, 2003

Coping with Caregiving - national radio interview
segment 6 - about 10 minutes

Des Moines Register newspaper article

Johnston Press Citizen newspaper article
OAARN review
Readers' reviews

Individuals who read this book may also enjoy:

participating in the Enzymes and Autism discussion group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/enzymesandautism/


Enzymes & Enzyme Therapy : How to Jump-Start Your Way to Lifelong Good Health by Anthony J. Cichoke. Keats Publishing. 1994

Enzymes – The Fountain of Life. by D.A. Lopez, M. Williams, and Miehlke. The Neville Press. Charleston, South Carolina. 1994

Digestive Wellness by Elizabeth Lipski. Keats Publishing. 1996

Optimal Digestion: New Strategies for Achieving Digestive Health by T.W. Nichols, N. Faas. HarperCollins Publishers Inc. 1999

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The information contained in this 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 in this 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 or distributor. The organizations and companies mentioned herein do not specifically endorse any particular therapy or product.