The Importance of Enzymes

Now, it would be impossible for me to talk about living food and not talk about enzymes. I know everyone's heard about enzymes. They've heard the word. They don't necessarily know what they are. I'll tell you what, actually. I am actually astounded at how few people realize the unbelievably important role enzymes play in life. In all life. In fact, consider this. On the planet Earth, everything that is living is dependent upon enzymes. That means all plant, all animal, and all human life completely depend upon enzymes to be alive. And I'll tell you something. If enzymes were removed from the equation, the planet Earth would resemble the moon or Mars. And please don't think that this is an exaggeration, because it isn't. And since enzymes are in everything, obviously they're in our bodies.

In our bodies, in order to accomplish the trillions of tasks I was speaking to you about earlier, everything that all body does and the brain does everything, in order to conduct all of these tasks, our body automatically produces what are referred to as metabolic enzymes, which are sometimes referred to as the body's labor force. That's because every single activity of the body, no matter what it is, whether it's to stand up or sit down, to blink your eyes, to swallow all your organs working everything requires some metabolic enzymes to perform the tasks. So as you can see, the demand on the living body is absolutely enormous to produce the prodigious number of metabolic enzymes necessary just to conduct what has to be done for the body to stay alive.

Well, what is most interesting about metabolic enzymes is that the body can only produce a finite number of them. That's right. In other words, we will run out at some point. In fact, that's how life comes to an end. Now, listen, that can be when you're 100 years old. But the plain fact is the body can only produce a certain number of metabolic enzymes, and then it stops and then life ends. So in other words, metabolic enzymes are directly involved in the length and quality of your life. So obviously, it just makes good sense that anything that we can do to conserve these metabolic enzymes and not use them up, well, obviously that's one of the smartest things we can possibly do since they are directly related to how long we'll live. Because once they're gone, we're gone. And that's just how it is.

Now, enzymes also are in the foods that we eat, and that's a good thing. When we eat a food, the enzymes that are naturally occurring in that food enter the stomach, are released and help the body to start to digest the food. It's a beautiful thing. Here's the thing about that. When we cook food, which I have been talking about earlier, all the enzymes are destroyed. I'm not talking about degrading them. I'm saying at 118 degrees, those enzymes that were in the food that was going to help the body start to digest the food, they're gone. They're not there. As far as the body is concerned, it's like, whoa, wait a second. Where are the enzymes I need?

So what the body has to do on the spot is produce the digestive enzymes it needs to digest that food that had all the enzymes destroyed in the cooking process. Now, you have to understand what that does is rob the body's metabolic storehouse, because that's where those digestive enzymes are made. The body calls on some of its precious metabolic enzymes, of which there are only a finite amount, and turns them into digestive enzymes. So in the most literal respect, every time you take a bite of food that has been cooked, you are shortening your life. And that's the truth. There's just no other way around it. You take one bite of toast and you haven't taken some enzymes that you can take to help digest them. Your life is being shortened.

That's why there must be a better balance between cooked food and living food, because living food contains the enzymes that the body needs. So the digestive process takes place efficiently. When the food is cooked and they're gone, the body has to work overtime. It contributes to why you might feel tired after eating, and you reduce the number of your precious metabolic enzymes. That's not something that you want to do. Now, wouldn't it be great if all the activities of your body were performed in a healthful and effective manner without using up as many metabolic enzymes as ordinarily would be used up, if there was a way to actually conserve your metabolic enzymes and still have every activity of body performed in a very efficient and effective manner. Well, I want to tell you something.

There is, you know, just for a moment, think about some of the advances that have taken place in our life over the last, say, 25 years or so. 25 years ago, there was no Internet. You can think the change that has taken place in our lives just as a result of being able to go on the Internet and use computers, or think about cell phone that I was talking to you about earlier. You know, when I was a youngster, or 25 years ago, if you broke down on the highway driving your car, you had to get out and hike to a phone booth to call somebody to come and help you, whereas now all you have to do is reach over, grab your cell phone, and call. In other words, enormous advances have been made in other areas of life.

And what I want you to know is that in the area of enzymes, the growing, harvesting, extraction, formulation, and delivery of supplemental enzymes have come just as far as what has happened with cell phones and computers. These digestive enzymes that I'm referring to, taken supplementally, will absolutely help your body save your metabolic enzymes. All you do is take them right before you eat anything cooked, and then the enzymes are in the stomach waiting for the cooked food. The body doesn't have to freak out and say, hey, wait a second, where's the enzymes? Let me go call on my metabolic enzyme storehouse to make them. It doesn't have to do any of that. The enzymes are already there, so the metabolic enzymes are saved.

What that does is lengthen life and allow the body to take care of everything it needs to take care of with the metabolic enzymes, other than dealing with digesting food, which, as you know, takes more energy than every other activity combined. And I want you to know something. These supplemental enzymes that I'm referring to, they're not drugs. They don't have negative side effects. They don't have anything in them that will harm you. They literally are totally natural, completely safe, 100% plant based. They have no negative side effects. All they do is help you, quite frankly.

I learned about these supplemental digestive enzymes about 16 years ago, and I have not had a single bite of cooked food since then, in all these 16 years without taking, and I'm telling you something, with what I know about health and digestion and length of life, I wouldn't dream of eating anything cooked without taking digestive enzymes. In fact, if you should run into me somewhere and ask me if I have them on me, I do. I have them with me just in case I'm going somewhere to eat. And if I should forget them and I go out to a restaurant, you can bet all I'm going to have is either a fruit salad or a vegetable salad, which don't need to take supplemental enzymes for, because the enzymes are in the food and they haven't been destroyed by heat.

That's why I carry them with me. So I want you to take solace in the fact that if you are eating cooked food, there is something that you can take. They're digestive enzymes, and you can take these totally natural substances to help save your metabolic enzymes and also make the whole digestive process more efficient, more complete and more effective.