“Our mental attitude helps to shape our lives, and it is not determined by trying to think positive rather than by our actions and our pursuit of the joy of living.”
In sickness and in health—most know this statement from their wedding vows. Yet sickness is definitely not normal, none of us is guaranteed to live a full and healthy life. There are exceptions to every rule but if we consider all things as being normal, the quality of our life is determined by the choices we make for ourselves and as guardians of our children’s lives. To live life as it comes seems so carefree and simple; I remember one of my mentors saying to me, “you either fail to plan or plan to fail.” Welcome to health planning 101.
Our customer’s testimony was the bases for writing this newsletter, she had her gall bladder removed and immediately noticed hormonal changes. She tried multiple enzymes on the market, even specific drug-based enzymes and none worked as well as our enzyme complex, she was pleased with the results but wondered why ours worked and the others didn’t.
We are not what we eat; rather we are what we absorb to our cells. As kids we can eat most things and as long as we remain active, the body makes it work. But this quickly changes when we age, the rule of thumb…the further food is removed from its natural state the greater the impact in processing the nutrients for staying healthy. The signs of a poor diet emerge while aging: constipation, diarrhea and gas are quickly noticed but the issues unnoticed and accepted into our daily lives as being normal are the real game changers. We are talking about hormonal imbalance, chronic pain, lowered immunity and one you may not have heard before non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
NAFLD is also referred to as the silent killer which leads to diabetes and heart attacks. Over 25% of the adult population have it and most don’t know it, if obese, it jumps to 90—95%. 10% of children are also affected, and again, if obese, the number can be as high as 90%.
When the diet is poor, it creates a reduction in digestive enzymes and bile production resulting in gastrointestinal flora imbalance; after all, the gut is the bedding ground of most disease states. Allopathic medicine loves to treat the symptoms with antacids or numerous drugs that don’t cure a thing and then cut and burn while saying that it is part of the aging process.
When faced with these consequences, an evaluation of your circumstances based on your age is necessary, including lifestyle changes. Reduced enzymes are common, and since enzyme balance is critical to your health, they must be incorporated.
An inadequate diet creates unhealthy microbiome (composed of bacteria, bacteriophage, fungi, protozoa and viruses) that live inside and on the human body. This leads to inadequate digestion, reduced nutrient absorption and impaired immune function associated with undigested food particles, drugs, and bacteria entering the circulatory system causing multiple adverse local and systemic outcomes, all indicators of gut health decline known as leaky gut syndrome.
There are connections between the gut, the liver and gallbladder you must become aware of and keep them healthy. Staying healthy means you will not become a ward of the state or suffer the side effects of modern medicine. The simplest way of “treatment” is to remove the gallbladder, God only knows why. Once done, your health begins to spiral downwards, hormonal problems emerge and then more drugs are administered to treat the hormonal imbalance. I just marvel how we survived this long as species with this sort of intellect.
Hormones are chemical messengers connecting and directing commands from one part of the body to another. Multiple functions are happening within the body 24/7, several of them are involved in the proper functioning of the gallbladder and the decision about health and sickness.
So what can be done, you might ask. First, treat the bedding ground of disease with a combined pre-probiotic complex like Life Choice Laktokhan. Next, take a Full Spectrum Digestive Enzyme complex and make sure it has bile like Life Choice Full Spectrum Digestive Enzyme complex (FSDE).
Digestive enzymes are catalysts that speed up biological reactions. They lower the amount of energy that is required to transform the foods we eat into molecules that are small enough to pass through the intestines and into the blood stream. These can be our own self-produced enzymes, unfortunately they are very limited in supply especially as we age, or enzymes can be taken with our meals. Unfortunately, most enzymes on the market do very little, that is why we designed Full Spectrum Digestive Enzyme. Either do it right or don’t do it at all—that is my motto which describes my life’s work.
Both enzymes and probiotics are essential for efficient digestion and overall wellbeing, but there are significant differences between the two. Probiotics are living organisms, while enzymes are nutrients composed of proteins, amino acids, herbs and bile salts. Bile is critical if you have a compromised gallbladder or if your gallbladder has been removed.
Probiotic supplements balance the intestinal flora; they attach to your gastrointestinal tract and take up residence, cohabitating with the body’s own cells. Enzyme supplements also enter the GI tract but they do their job and are eliminated with the digested food. The body needs a regular supply of enzymes each time a meal or snack is ingested. Probiotics are similar to the good bacteria found in the human digestive tract and are associated with numerous health benefits, such as supporting our immune system and generally are taken twice per day. If on antibiotics, they need to be taken at a different time of day and continued one month after antibiotics are finished.
If you were like the majority, glued to hearing the narrative on mainstream media, fear was the message. Thanatophobia is commonly referred to as the fear of death or a fear of the dying process. Our mental attitude helps to shape our lives, and it is not determined by trying to think positive rather than by our actions and our pursuit of the joy of living.
Best of health,
References and Further Readings:
- Hsuan-Wei Chen et al. 2021. Risk of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Xanthelasma Palpebrarum. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8126968/
- Chow, Monica D. et al. 2017. The role of bile acids in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28442273/
- Eslamparast, Tannaz et al. 2013. Probiotics and Nonalcoholic Fatty liver Disease. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3990183/
- Merrell, Woodson MD, ScD. 2021. The Aging Digestive System: Maintaining Gut Health as You Age. https://www.agingcare.com/Articles/The-Aging-Digestive-System-Maintaining-Gut-Health-as-You-Age-211926.htm
- Wszelaki, Magdalena. 2020. Why Digestive Enzymes Are Key to Hormone Balance. https://hormonesbalance.com/articles/digestive-enzymes-are-key-to-hormone-balance/
 Hsuan-Wei Chen et al. 2021.