Immune Health and Enzymes
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Immune Health and Enzymes. While many people like you are familiar with food enzymes, most are unaware of the many other enzymes in the body. In fact digestive enzymes make up only a small percentage of all the enzymes in your body. So what do all of these other ones do? Enzymes are the only materials in the body actually capable of doing work. Furthermore, enzymes are required for every chemical reaction in your body. As a result, they are vital for supporting healthy immune function. One way enzymes accomplish this is by controlling cytokine levels.
How the Immune System Works
Before we get into the role of enzymes, let’s dive into how your immune system works. Your immune system works through a delicate balance of inflammation. In fact chemicals known as “cytokines” are responsible for keeping this balance. Did you know there are over 120 types of cytokines in your body? In fact these chemicals are made from proteins and act as messengers. In addition, their job is to coordinate attacks against foreign invaders in your body. Cytokines also control the repair process for damaged tissue. And they can even activate or shut down the cells of your immune system.
When your cytokines are in balance your immune system works like a well oiled machine. However, if there are too many cytokines there is too much inflammation. In turn, this widespread inflammation can hinder cellular repair and stress your organs. If the problem gets bad enough it can lead to cirrhosis, fibrosis, sclerosis, and many other health maladies. Unfortunately this problem is ongoing due to pollution, poor diet, drugs, stress, and lifestyle choices.
How Enzymes Help
According to breakthrough research from July of 2001, the proper enzymes can support healthy cytokine activity. This research comes from Cancer Chemotherapeutics and Pharmacology. In cases like this, enzymes can help support healthy cytokine levels. Patients taking the right enzymes showed improvements with cancer, type 2 diabetes, auto immune diseases, and many other inflammatory problems.
In fact, do you suffer from chronic illness? Are you concerned about healthy immune function? Would you like to promote healthy cytokine levels without harmful drugs? Give us a call and set up a consultation. We will take the time to sit down and talk with you about your suffering. We will even do some preliminary testing to determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we will make every effort to find an appropriate referral.
After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer. His extensive knowledge of functional enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner. If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.