Food Enzyme Seminar

Hello!This is Hikari Taguchi,the fitness and wellness coordinator.

To begin with, I want to talk about the seminar hosted in Wisconsin by the Food Enzyme Institute I attended at the end of August.The Food Enzyme Institute was founded by chiropractor Dr. Haward Loomis on the belief that optimal health is achieved through diet and nutrition. Every year, this institute holds a seminar exclusively for medical professionals, and this was my first time attending this season. After taking a total of 32 hours of lectures, including the first Seminar in July, I managed to pass the certification test. Now that I have the title of that, I would like to share with you the importance of food enzymes.

Enzymes are protein catalysts that are made in living cells. If the body does not have enzymes, the ingested food cannot be digested and absorbed. Surprisingly, there are 3,000 types of enzymes in the human body, and each plays a very important role in life support activities such as respiration, digestion and absorption of food, metabolism, and excretion. However, these enzymes can only work in a very delicate and limited environment. The factors are: (1) correct body temperature (approximately plus or minus 5 degrees), (2) sufficient amount of water (including saliva), and (3) correct hydrogen ion exponent (PH).

Of these three, I was particularly interested in the correct hydrogen ion exponent (pH) in (3). The food we ingest passes through the esophagus into the stomach where it is stored.

The pH of a stomach at rest is pH 5.0 to 6.0. However, animal proteins such as meat and fish can only be decomposed and absorbed in an alkaline environment with a pH of 7.2 to 9.0. The alkaline environment of the gastrointestinal tract is the duodenum at the tip of the stomach, so decomposition and absorption finally begin here. Animal protein is an important nutrient for building the body. Detoxification; toxins is the work of enzymes, consumes a large amount of enzymes, in which the digestive tract gets tired.

On the other hand, enzymes derived from vegetables and fruits are activated in a wide range of pH from 3.0 to 9.0, so they can decompose ingredients in the stomach. In other words, if you eat a lot of vegetable protein such as vegetables and fruits, you can put the digestive enzymes in your body in eco mode. When enzymes are always present in the body, they can fully fulfill their original role, not only for digestion and decomposition, but also for absorption, metabolism, and excretion.

Which means, in other words, eat a lot of vegetables and fruits! And it doesn't make sense to take a lot of stir-fried vegetables and fruit juices. This is because food enzymes, like other proteins, change their structure when heated and lose their enzymatic function. Also, canned fruits and vegetables have had this important enzyme removed during the process of extending their shelf life. In fact, the reality is that important enzymes have been removed from many of the foods that we think are good. I was shocked to hear this. This is because I had intended to supplement my enzymes by ingesting canned fruits and stir-fried vegetables. That's why, after listening to Dr. Yajima's lecture, I was convinced that he was telling me to eat at least 6 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day for good health. Six servings of vegetables and fruits are about 350-400g.

In addition, it is said that about 10,000 people here in the United States suffer from chronic diseases caused by malnutrition. However, 99% of doctors are unaware of the relationship between malnutrition and food enzymes.

In the seminar, what we are really aiming for is not a Sick Care Approach = "Removing existing pain and problems with medicine or surgery", but a Health Care Approach = "Identifying the original stress factors in the body, I learned that it is a cure by improving digestion. From now on, as a novice healthcare provider, I will do my best to help patients with their health in terms of their diet. Please feel free to contact us.

Hikari Taguchi Fitness and Wellness coordinator