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Enzymes: The spark of life (chi) and their role in health and longevity

Posted December 27, 2013

What are enzymes? Enzymes are vital proteins within the body that are necessary for all of life’s functions. Without enzymes, we simply could not live. All metabolism and metabolic processes that occur within the body require enzymes for them to take place. Without them, we simply would cease to function.

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Improved Digestion: Get Results with This Duo

Posted March 7, 2013

If you’re having GI symptoms, like gas, acid reflux, bloating or irritable bowel syndrome, you should consider taking two supplements for digestion—both digestive enzymes and probiotics—not just one or the other. You’re likely to have better relief of your symptoms, and a faster restoration of normal function.

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Study: Lack of Key Enzyme in the Metabolism of Folic Acid Leads to Birth Defects

Posted January 18, 2013

It has been known for several decades that folic acid supplementation dramatically reduces the incidence of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida and anencephaly, which are among the most common birth defects. In some populations, folic acid supplementation has decreased neural tube defects by as much as 70 percent.

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Supplements for Digestive Health: Get Results with This Duo

Posted October 7, 2012

If you’re older and having some age-related GI symptoms, like gas, acid reflux, bloating or irritable bowel syndrome, you should consider taking two supplements for digestion—both digestive enzymes and probiotics—not just one or the other. You’re likely to have better relief of your symptoms, and a faster restoration of normal function.

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Digestive enzymes enhance nutrient absorption, gut health and longevity

Posted August 7, 2012

A survey of holistic practitioners by Ed McCabe, author of Flood Your Body with Oxygen, for the order of nutrients’ importance consensus was: Oxygen, water, enzymes, minerals, and vitamins.

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Enzymes and Our Body

Posted July 4, 2012

When we eat, large food molecules must be broken down into smaller units to be absorbed into the cells. Each cell in the body is like a little magical bag capable of carrying out chemical reactions very quickly. Everything that goes on with the body – from proper system and organ functions to breathing, eating and movement – all relies on the cells to carry out the right chemical reactions at the right time.

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Tooth protection from the sea

Posted July 4, 2012

A team of dentists and scientists from Newcastle University are developing a new product from a marine microbe to protect dentures, teeth and gums from bacteria in the mouth. They are using an enzyme isolated from a marine bacterium Bacillus licheniformis found on the surface of seaweed which they were originally researching for the purpose of cleaning the hulls of ships.

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Natural antioxidant can protect against cardiovascular disease: study

Posted June 16, 2012

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have collaborated with the School of Public Health and discovered an enzyme that, when found at high levels and alongside low levels of HDL (good cholesterol), can dramatically reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Steam sauna and mother roasting in Lao PDR: Practices and Chemical constituents of essential oils of plant species used in postpartum recovery

Posted April 30, 2012

Fundamental in traditional postpartum recovery in Lao PDR is the use of hotbeds, mother roasting, steam sauna and steam baths. During these treatments medicinal plants play a crucial role, but little has been published about how the treatments are carried out precisely, which species are used, the medicinal properties of these species, and the medicinal efficacy of their chemical constituents.

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Using the Magic of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Posted April 30, 2012

Eucalyptus essential oil is one of the best oils you can use for aromatherapy because it allows you do get all those nasty materials out of your throat and nose, while also allowing you to relax and let go of your stress.

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