Our immune system relies on a variety of elements to protect us from foreign invaders such as bacteria, molds, fungi/yeast spores, and viruses. We also are exposed to many non-pathogenic allergens like animal dander, dust mites, plant pollens, and environmental pollutants like household chemicals, pesticides, and heavy metals.
White blood cells produce enzymes while engulfing pathogenic microorganisms to destroy and digest them. This is called phagocytosis. When stimulated by foreign matter in close proximity to its membrane, all cells have the ability to behave like white blood cells. They can trap undigested food, microorganisms, and other allergens, engulf and digest the matter with enzymes. This is pinocytosis.
Enzymes are used in the liver to break down chemicals and safely eliminate them. However, in today’s excessively synthetic world, exposure to toxins may overwhelm the kidneys, liver, and lymphatic system. Without a continuous supply of simple enzymes from food or supplements these organs become stressed, further hindering critical detoxification and elimination.
Based on this new paradigm, allergies can be seen to be an exaggerated immune response due to the underlying chronic enzyme deficiencies. Allergies are evidence of the body’s inability to break down and eliminate material entering the body.
What is the Best Solution?
- Enzymes taken with meals prevent and rectify food allergies
- Enzymes resolve sensitivities to air born allergies and chemicals
- Enzymes break apart circulating immune complexes, relieving the burden of the immune system.
Over time, using specific enzyme formulas and other nutrients, implementing a detoxification program to relieve the lymphatic system, one will resolve allergic reactions without side effects. Knowing which enzymes to take requires a few simple tests. This includes a 24-hour urinalysis and the Digestive Challenge Test. Modifying what one consumes daily relieves much of one’s dietary stress and allows for rapid recovery. Eventually, many people are able to return to foods that once caused allergic response without having any reaction.
This article is written by:
Mark Rojek is a Certified Acupuncturist and Enzyme Therapist. He is a published author and has written articles on natural health for other publications. He is an advisor to several doctors and consults with clients in Europe, Australia and across the US. He has worked with patients in the U of MI hospital and the Integrative Medical facility at U of MI. Mark specializes in allergies, pediatric health, immune disorders, gynecological disorders, neurological disorders, injury and pain in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Mark is the owner of Phoenix Health Services where he specializes in health care for living in the modern world. Phoenix Health provides many services such as Nutrigenomic testing, Loomis Digestive Function testing and 24 Hour Urine analysis which help you understand your digestive function, stress factors, pH and what’s going on inside. Learn more HERE