The importance of enzymes
Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on October 18, 2008
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Reposted from Yahoo Alternative Medicine Discussion group:
**Enzymes are a completely natural substance that many health experts call
the medicine of the future. If you are suffering chronic pain from arthritis,
cancer, sports injuries or heart disease–if you suffer circulatory problems,
tinnitus, fibrocystic breast disease, prostatitis, sinusitis, shingles,
ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, thrombophlebitis or other
inflammatory- related conditions, systemic oral enzymes will prove to be the elixer your body
craves now.** (Michael Loes, M.D., M.D.(H.) and David Steinman, M.A.)
By Iichiroh Ohhira
Is there a magic elixir for health?
Enzyme Therapy could be as close as we will ever get. Over the next 20 years
enzyme therapy will be the buzzword in nutrition. Enzymes will be the
nutritional supplement of the future, and the way we strengthen or immunological
system. The profound effect that these wonderful catalysts have is nothing
short of a miracle. They truly are the “”fountain of life”” itself. They are the
essential biochemical units of all forms of life. They regulate everything
that happens in our system. They coordinate every physical, mental, and
emotional activity. When enzyme activity slows in our body, so does our systems
efficiency. Enzymes effect everything, and when enzyme activity stops we stop.
Your understanding of enzymes and enzyme therapy can have an impact on you and
your family’s quality of health.
First lets look at the historical background of enzyme therapy, and our
understanding of the role enzyme therapy can play. Then we will review enzyme
therapy in its remarkable ability to slow the aging process and the treatment
for many types of injuries and illnesses. And last we give an overview of the
four medicinal properties of what proteolyic enzyme therapy can do for all of
In the Beginning
Enzyme therapy dates back to the earliest human history. In South America
the Indians used papaya leaves for its catalysts properties in wound healing
and digestive disorders. In biblical times figs were used to heal tumors. It
was the enzyme **ficin** derived from the fig, which caused the tumor to
The father of Enzyme Therapy
Dr. Max Wolf was born in 1885 in Vienna, Austria. He received his first set
of degrees (of which he was awarded seven doctorates in his lifetime) in
civil and structural engineering, and as an engineer, he developed a number of
patented technological discoveries. At the age of 29 he left Austria to
visiting his brother in New York. At the encouragement of his brother who was a
physician, Wolf began to study medicine. Shortly after finishing medical school
he was appointed professor of medicine at Fordham University in New York.
Apart from this, he also opened a medical practice with his brother, in which
they specialized in gynecology, delivering well over 4000 babies in their
practice. Dr. Wolf developed a special interest in the hormonic system. To this
point no textbooks had been written, so with the help of his brother the first
textbook on endocrinology was developed. This gifted man then went on to study
genetics where he learned how to manipulate bacteria and plants, which served
to produce massive amounts of eatable protein. Dr. Wolf patented the process
and then presented the patents to Mahatma Gandhi, to help feed his starving
Because of his remarkable research, Dr. Wolf became aware of the key role
that enzymes played in the vital process of life itself. He was one of the
firsts to envision the great therapeutic possibilities that could be achieved
with better understanding of enzymatic actions. This went on to become his
life’s work. He learned through a fellow research scientist’s observation that the
blood serum of healthy individuals was able to destroy tumor cells, whereas
this characteristic was not seen in the blood of patients with cancer. This
fellow scientist called this substance **normal substance** because at that
time it was not known to be enzymes.
In Dr. Wolf*s research it soon became clear that the missing factor in the
cancer patients was enzymes, by the addition of enzymes to the blood of the
individuals with cancer, he re-established this oncolytic effect. With
additional research, and a long series of experiments, he then discovered that they
could significantly intensify this wonderful anti-cancer effect. But enzymes
did much more, and helping cancer patients is just one of there wonderful
uses. They have many different applications and have a broad spectrum of uses.
Dr. Wolf taught us that premature aging, with all its secondary symptoms, is
based primarily on a deficiency of enzyme. Enzymes help metabolic efficiency,
so it makes sense that when our system has normalized enzyme levels we are
more efficient and healthier. The four medicinal properties that these little
wonder workers have is, where most of the excitement has been. Lets look at the
properties that prodeolytic enzymes are known for.
They eat away at circulating immune complexes, the protein cleaving enzymes,
destroy the bugs that irritate soft tissue and create inflammation. (Soft
tissue is (a) Epithelial tissue includes skin eyes, internal organs, muscle,
tendons, and joint capsules (b) Connective tissue which includes blood vessels,
fascia and ligaments.)
As we age the enzymes that control the lying down of fibrous tissue
diminish. As a result, too much fibrous tissue develops in the body. Fibrous tissue
that gets placed in the blood vessels, becomes the matrix for arteriosclrotic
plaque that clogs arteries. In blood vessels it causes thrombosis or blood
clots. In breast tissue it becomes fibrocystic breast disease, in the uterus-
fibromas. Prodeolytic enzymes been shown in studies to eat away at these,
diminishing their size and relieving the inflammation surrounding the condition,
therefor lowering the associated pain.
3. Blood thinning
In the eating away at dead (necrotic) matter in the blood, of circulating
immune complexes, in cleaning the white blood cells of the stuff they have to
collect to fight infection; prodeolytic enzymes lowers blood viscosity.
Aspirin also lowers blood viscosity but not by this mechanism and without side
effects, like going to far in thinning out blood and possibly producing
hemorrhage. Prodeolytic enzymes will not do that in any dosage. If the enzymes have
something to work on they will, if they don’t nothing happens and they will be
excreted from the body. Another fact about aspirin is that it can cause
intestinal bleeding. Between 10 and 20 thousand people die annually in the United
States from NSAID’s i.e. aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxsin etc.
4. Immune system supportive.
The white blood cells are in charge of distroying bad bugs in our system.
They have little extensions called Fc receptors. These extenuation’ s drill into
the bacteria and the like, distroying them. After that, the extensions pick
up the debris from the dead bug and carry it around awaiting disposition. The
end result is a stronger immune system.
Dr. Wolf’s original Enzyme preparation Wobenyzn has now been administered
successfully for almost 40 years, with mountains of research to its credit. Its
been shown to reduce inflammation of all types. Examples of frequently
existing inflammation are respiratory tract, nasal sinuses, prostate gland,
urinary tract, pancreas, operations and sports injuries. In fact a million enzymes
are sent to the Olympic training camp for both the German and Austrian teams
at the start of the Olympics to aid the athletes in healing quickly.
Enzymes are not the only **immunoactive substances** , which belongs to a
class of what’s referred to as **biological response modifiers**. The diversity
of life, offers many problems for human medicine, better understanding of the
role enzymes, the **givers of life** will play, hopefully helps, relieve
unnecessary suffering, and improve our quality of life. Proteolytic enzyme
combinations prove to be worthy in all phases of chronic and malignant diseases.
The sensible use of these holistic therapies offers a new and wonderful
approach. Holistic therapy is still at the beginning of its development. “