Enzyme Nutritional Therapy
At Optimal Health Center our Doctors are Digestive Health Specialists with Loomis Institute. To better understand what we do, you must first understand what enzymes are and their function in our bodies.
"Enzymes are substances that make life possible. They are needed for every chemical reaction that takes place in the human body. No mineral, vitamin, or hormone can do any work without enzymes... They are the manual workers that build our body from protein, carbohydrates, and fats, just as construction workers build our homes. You may have all the raw materials with which to build, but without the workers (enzymes) you cannot even begin."
-Dr. Edward Howell, Enzyme Nutrition: The Food Enzyme Concept, p. 33
Think of enzymes as the builders at a contruction site. Vitamins, minerals, protein, fats and carbohydrates are the building materials. Without enzymes the house would never be built. Modern food processing has removed enzymes from our food and left our bodies void of workers to get the nutrients we need into our body. What you eat enters the digestive tract which is like a long straw that goes through your body not into it. Enzymes are the workers that take what we need across the gut barrier and allows us to use the food we eat.
Bodies that are lacking in adequate enzymes develop stress. The Loomis system is designed to find and treat the organ systems in your body that are under stress.
"Improved diet and good digestion can prevent chronic degenerative diseases.
-Dr. Howard F. Loomis, Jr., D.C. -Enzymes: The Key to Health
Think of your body's systems like 40+ glasses of water. Each one must be full to function at optimal health without stress. If the glasses are empty then they are set up for disease. Enzyme Therapy allows us to identify which systems are under stress (the cup is low) and then give you the proper nutrion specific to that system to help your body restore homeostasis (fill that cup) and remove the stress.
Each person is unique in how they respond to stress. Enzyme Therapy allows us to exam you individually and create the best plan to help you remove stress and revitalize your health.