A Healthquest Podcast by Steve Lankford
In this interview, Brenda Watson and I will discuss the importance of enzymes for health.
This is the final installment of our series on H.O.P.E. program for digestive health. I think that this is such an important series. One cannot overestimate the critical importance of digestive health and the importance of the digestive system for health throughout the entire body.
Brenda Watson has been a tireless educator and champion for the importance of digest health.
Brenda’s H.O.P.E. program is simple to understand and implement. High Fiber, Omega Oils, Probiotics and Enzymes. These elements are all important. If you have any kind of digestive problem you will want to evaluate all of these areas. I have interviewed Brenda on each of these individual topics. If you listen to her series, you will have a great foundation that can lead you to better digestive health.
In this interview, we are discussing mostly digestive enzymes as contrasted with what are called “metabolic” enzymes. Digestive enzymes are taken with food to help break down your food. Metabolic enzymes are used between meals in order to break down inflammatory compounds.
There are many different digestive enzymes. Each type of food requires a particular class of enzymes. Protease digests protein. Amylase digests carbohydrates. Lipase digests fats. Cellulase for fiber. Lactase for milk sugar (lactose) and so on. These are just the most well-known digestive enzymes.
If you have a general lack of enzymes, you may have problems with many types of food. If you lack only one enzyme, you may only be bothered by a certain type of food, such as dairy or fat. In most cases you will not go wrong with general broad-based digestive enzymes.
Steve Lankford is the host of HealthQuestPodcast.com. Steve has over 40 years of experience in the natural products industry. His passion is helping others develop nutritional programs that work. At HealthQuestPodcast.com, Steve interviews the experts in the fields of science and nutrition. His in depth explorations and consumer friendly style are designed help listeners learn about the science of nutrition. His guests are some of the most respected experts in the natural products industry.
To learn more, visit HealthQuestPodcast.com.
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Posted on WholeFoods Magazine Online, 11/3/15