Enzymes are vital to all life processes. They are catalysts for all reactions in the body. They are counterpoint to the vital Sun energy in the body – they are transformed directed by hormones amongst a terrain of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats and tissue proteins.
There are three classes of enzymes:
Metabolic enzymes operate in all the cells, tissues, and organs and are an essential part of every biological activity.
Digestive enzymes are produced by, and appear in, the alimentary organs. They help digest carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Amylases are enzymes that digest carbohydrates. Lipases are enzymes that digest fats. Proteases are enzymes that digest proteins.
Food enzymes come enclosed with all whole raw foods in their proper proportions. These enzymes are there to help digest the food (or to help ripen or decompose the food if it is not eaten).
Fermented raw foods, including seed cheeses and raw sauerkraut, have a very high enzymatic activity and thus they have been used by natural health pioneers, such as Doctor Ann Wigmore, to accelerate healing and disease recovery.
Food enzyme shortages, sooner or later, result in physical degeneration and disease. When the digestive enzymes present in the body are insufficient, the goby draws upon its reserves of metabolic enzymes from the major and minor organs and glands, weakening one’s overall vitality. It takes ten metabolic enzymes to form one digestive enzyme.
Once the enzyme potential is diminished beyond a certain threshold, the body wears out and inner vitality is lost.
Dr. Howell also uncovered a connection between enzyme deficiencies in the diet (cooked food) and a decrease in brain size and weight.
Thoughts of failure, world-weariness, morbidity, despair and sorrow are all associated with states of low energy and enzyme depletion in the body caused by eating the wrong food. Low energy deeply affects the state of mind. If every mental disorder is accompanied by a physical disorder (psychosomatic illness), then it must also be true that every physical disorder (enzyme deficiency) is accompanied by a mental disorder (which can be healed by an enzyme-rich diet).