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"Systemic Enzymes in Health & Wellness"
Braggzyme Audio Presentation
"Systemic Enzymes in Health & Wellness"
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Howdy, Doctor Will Wong here with great news about a new product from the Bragg Live Sciences “Formulas Division” of Bragg Live Foods. The new product is called “Braggzyme.” You know, Doctor Paul Bragg is the reason we are all here eating good foods, taking supplements, learning about high-level health and wellness. Doctor Paul Bragg was a shining example of how you can go from illness, from debilitation, to full, robust, vibrant health. He lived the life that he preached, and let me tell you something about what made his philosophies so different and so special from all the other folks around -- and the secret to that was Live Foods. Live and Raw foods. And the secret to live and raw food are enzymes. You know, it was Dr. Bragg who invented health food stores. It was Doctor Bragg who brought us all to the realization that we need to eat healthy, that we need to exercise daily, and that we need to take supplements in order to increase the health and vibrancy of our bodies, and to make up for what we no longer get in our foods. Now this all leads us to “Braggzyme Superior Systemic Enzymes.” What does Braggzyme do?
In a nutshell, Braggzyme is a systemic enzyme capable of lowering cardiac and vascular inflammation naturally and without side effects; of lowering C-reactive protein levels and homocysteine levels that are the markers for inflammation, naturally and without side effects; of opening up circulation by reducing arterial plaque, naturally and without side effects. And lastly, of lowering total cholesterol and improving HDL-LDL ratios, again, naturally and without any side effects. Now the enzymes lead us directly into why Dr. Bragg was so successful at having a healthy, vibrant life for as long as he did -- because he had a high enzyme diet.
Dr. Bragg ate live and raw foods. Now most of us can’t avail ourselves of just walking into our gardens and picking our fresh fruit and vegetables. One of the problems that we have with getting live raw foods is that as soon as you pick a veggie or piece of fruit, within minutes, the enzymes within begin to die off unless you consume both vegetables and fruit almost instantly. For example, take an orange… take an orange off a tree -- the second you pick it, that Orange has one hundred percent of the available enzymes in that Orange. Put that Orange on the kitchen counter for mere 30 minutes, just half an hour, and 50% of the enzymes in that Orange have died. So what happens when we have food that is out of season? Food that has been grown in the Southern Hemisphere, for example, put into deep freeze in Argon gas and shipped up to the Northern Hemisphere, can be in storage for a month or more before we get to it.
How many enzymes are left in those foods? Even if they were organic? How much in the way of enzymes are left in our food? So we have gotten to the point where we have to supplement enzymes. But there are enzymes and there are enzymes. Let’s talk about enzymes. Enzymes are biocatalysts. They are things that make other things work. The four to six enzymes, proteolytic enzymes, that we either eat or that we make in our pancreas, create somewhere between 3000 and 7000 separate enzymes in our bodies. And those 3000 to 7000 separate enzymes have up to 25,000 or 30,000 different enzymic reactions.
Since enzymes speed up chemical reactions, the enzymes are absolutely necessary to life. Without enzymes it would take about a minute to bat your eyelids, and about half an hour to bend your elbow. So you can see that without the enzymes speeding up the chemical processes of life, life itself would be impossible. We can tell a pre-morbid state, a state when a person is about to die, by taking their blood levels of proteolytic enzymes, because just like we can tell a pre-morbid state from a lack of dopamine (the second you stop making dopamine, three days later you’re stone cold dead), we can tell from a lack of proteolytic enzymes in the blood stream when a person is about to die within about 3 to 4 days.
Now, most people think about enzymes in terms of digestion. You know, actually digestion is probably the last thing that enzymes do. Enzymes work systemically. Enzymes work throughout the body. Systemically means, everywhere in the body, and the most important enzymes that we have are the proteolytic or the protein-eating enzymes. These are the guys who are responsible for most of the chemical reactions in the body. Now the enzymes are lock and key mechanisms that are specifically keyed to certain proteins, and these enzymes will cleave, will eat up, will crunch up, will break up particular proteins depending on the lock and keys that are there. Now when we're done with our enzymes, when our enzymes work systemically, and when those little teeth begin to get a bit dull, and they no longer quite fit into the lock and key mechanism, then the enzymes shut themselves down to the pancreatic juices and the body uses them for digestion.
So instead of thinking that digestive enzymes are going throughout the body and having a function, I want you to think first that those enzymes are available everywhere else in the body, and then when the rest of the body is done with them, then they get sent down to the pancreatic juices and still have enough punch to be used for digestion.
Now here let me give you a bit of a history lesson. Enzymes were first used in medicine by Dr. John Beard, a Scottish MD, who first noticed that his pancreatic cancer patients were making no pancreatic enzymes. So he took the pancreases of freshly killed sheep, made an extract of it, fed it to his pancreatic cancer patients, and lo and behold, guess what happened? They all went into remission. The enzymes ate away at the cancers, and the patients survived. Now when the University of London med school tried to repeat this experiment, they did not have freshly killed sheep pancreas – their sheep pancreas extracts were more than a bit dated, and like I said about the oranges, enzymes begin to die once you pluck them. The enzymes that they used were stone cold dead, and so they had no effect. Dr. Beard's work was declared quackery, and he was shunned by a good bit of the medical community.
Next in our enzyme history is Dr. M.L. Rossi. Dr. Rossi was the first pharmacologist to extract an enzyme and to isolate it. He extracted the enzyme Papain. And to this day in India, Rossi Papain is still one of the primary digestive aids that can be found.
Next in our history we have Dr. Max Wolf. Now Doctor Wolf was a very interesting fellow. He was an Austrian, he was an M.D., and had seven PhD's on top of his M.D.. Dr. Wolf taught med school at Rutgers and did experiments on enzymes at Columbia University back between 1927 and 1973 – that’s a long period of time. Dr. Wolf put together the first blends of proteolytic enzymes that we have, and those blends of enzymes turned into the first commercially available systemic enzyme blends, and was released in 1959 and used widely in German medicine. His friend and business partner, Doctor Carl Ronsberger, helped him to further the advances of systemic enzymes by doing 169 studies on the effects of enzymes both from absorption through every medical field from angeology to urology.
Our next giant in the enzymes field is Dr. William Kelly who many of you know was a dentist who treated pancreatic cancer with enzymes and had an 86% remission rate with his patients. His work is now being carried on by Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez of Sloan-Kettering.
Okay, so much for the history lesson. What do systemic enzymes do? They have five primary functions, and let's go over each one by explaining the function and how it can benefit you. First, systemic enzymes act as an anti-inflammatory, not on the same mechanism of action as the Cox-2 non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs, and not in the same mechanism of action as a corticosteroid. You know the anti-inflammatory drugs, the Cox-1’s and the Cox-2’s: aspirin, ibuprofen, Naprosyn, Relefin, Celebrex, Vioxx -- have a horrible history. Each year, the regular use, not the abuse, but the regular use of these medicines kills between 18 to 22,000 Americans. Think about that -- taking an aspirin a day can kill between 18 to 22,000 Americans. Just taking a few of the ibuprofen for a running ailment, or whatever, can kill between 18 to 22,000 Americans.
There was a leading company that sells ibuprofen that wanted to make an advertisement based on the 1999 New York Marathon, so they went and they offered anyone who was running as much of their ibuprofen samples as they wanted; they gave out the ibuprofen. They were going to do the ad – so-and-so ibuprofen is the choice of runners and blah, blah, blah. Well, that ad was kind of thrown into the trash heap when it turned out the four of the runners in the 1999 New York Marathon died of kidney failure due to the combination of dehydration and ibuprofen. You see, the ibuprofen, the aspirin, the Relefin, the Vioxx, the Celebrex, they all slow down kidney function, and inhibit kidney function to the point, where they can just plain dead stop kidney function. Well, when your kidneys stop working, you’re stone cold dead.
The other side effects of the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs are that they cause liver failure. You could die of liver failure just by taking the non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs. The major cause of death is intestinal hemorrhage. Your intestines can thin out to the point where your own digestive juices eat through your intestinal wall because you’ve got no mucosal left because the aspirin, the ibuprofen, the Naprosin, the Relefin, the Vioxx, the Celebrex, have shut down your production of cytokines that are needed to maintain your intestinal wall, and all of a sudden you bleed to death through your guts. Not a pretty picture. But this happens to 22,000 Americans each and every year from the regular use of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
The corticosteroid drugs have their own horrible side effects. We see that with the corticosteroid drugs people get very thin-skinned. All the pulmonary patients who are on Prednisone have very thin-skin. They hemorrhage, their blood vessels burst. Well, you know, if your blood vessels can burst so easily in your arms and your legs, what's happening up in your brain? When those blood vessels thin, you get a stroke. So, on top of the water weight gain, on top of the change in the shape of your face, on top of the change in the long and flat bones that happen from corticosteroid use, it weakens your blood vessels. And that’s a very dangerous thing to have happen.
We now have the very unusual situation with the Cox-2 drugs in that they're actually causing inflammation. Imagine this -- that the lab eggheads developed an anti-inflammatory that actually causes inflammation at your heart sufficient enough to kill you. We saw that the drug Vioxx killed 59,000 Americans before it was taken off the market, and landed another 139,000 in the hospital with heart attacks and strokes.
We are always fighting inflammation all the time. Inflammation is one of the major killers of human beings. Inflammation is the root cause of cancer, of Alzheimer's, of diabetes. Think of all of the major diseases that end in “–itis,” they are all inflammatory diseases. Now, if we try to use the normal broad-based anti-inflammatories against inflammation, well we’ll die faster than the diseases would've killed us because all of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and the corticosteroids are so deadly and so dangerous.
The non-steroidal inflammatory drugs work by keeping us from making things called Circulating Immune Complexes – they’re called cytokines or prostaglandins. You know, there are good prostaglandins and bad prostaglandins. The good ones go to running your kidneys, to detoxing your liver, and to maintaining your intestinal linings. The bad ones go into creating inflammation. But the aspirin, the ibuprofen, the Naprosin, the Relefin, the Vioxx, the Celebrex doesn’t know the difference between the good cytokines and the bad ones, and it shuts down production of all of them. So for a spell you feel better. But your kidneys begin to lag in function, and your liver begins to lag in its detoxification, and the lining in your intestines begins to thin, and the timebomb starts ticking away.
Systemic enzymes, on the other hand, control inflammation not by keeping the body from making cytokines of all types, but it uses the science of protein tagging. Now protein tagging won the Nobel Prize in biochemistry 1999. It uses the science of protein tagging, of exogenous and endogenous proteins, to eat away at the cytokines that cause inflammation. The body tags, the pro-inflammatory cytokines as exogenous proteins, the proteins that do not belong in the body. It is the function of systemic enzymes to eat exogenous proteins. It’s one of the reasons why the enzymes don't eat us – we’re made up of endogenous proteins. The enzymes only eat away at exogenously-tagged proteins, and all the cytokines, all the prostaglandins that cause inflammation are exogenously-tagged proteins, and the enzymes simply eat them so the cytokines never cause inflammation. Real easy, real simple, very natural.
Now, I mentioned before that most of the things that kill us have their root cause inflammation. Let’s take a look at them; let’s take a look at heart disease, the number one killer in America. After 40 years of the anti-cholesterol craze are we any closer to conquering heart diseases? No. Things have actually gotten worse because we know now that cholesterol is a distant third cause for heart attacks and strokes. The first cause of heart attacks and strokes, of vascular disease, and heart disease is inflammation. Inflammation of the heart and inflammation of the blood vessels.
Inflammation of the heart and blood vessels can shut down circulation faster and much more assuredly than arterial-sclerotic plaque ever could. Inflammation of the heart can cause it to beat irregularly. We see this with Marathon runners. We see this with the folks who do a lot of aerobic exercise. They are dying like flies the statistics are telling us, and the cardiologists are telling us, from inflammation of the heart – they’re causing the problems that they’re trying to run away from. Inflammation is the deadliest thing the heart and vascular system faces. But inflammation spreads as we age. We create inflammation naturally. It happens as a consequence of aging. Sometime after 27, our body begins to turn down its output of proteolytic enzymes, because as I said before, we make a finite amount of proteolytic enzymes in a lifetime. We use about half of them up by the time we’re 25. Think about how invincible we feel in our teens into our early to mid 20s. Nothing can hurt us. We cut ourselves. It heals quickly without a scar. It’s flexible, it's beautiful. We are at our peak. We twist an ankle, fifteen minutes later, we’re back in the game. That same twisted ankle after 35 will lay you up for three weeks. Why?
Physiology tells us why. Physiology tells us that old age begins at 27, and the reason old age begins at 27, Dr. Wolf found, was that we have a downturn in our production of proteolytic enzymes, because since we make a finite amount of enzymes in a lifetime, and we use about half of them up by the time are 25, our body knows if it keeps up that rate of enzyme output we would be dead by the time were 40. So it begins to dole out enzymes with an eyedropper instead of with a tablespoon. And that's when our insides begin to swell; that's what the normal stress and strain and hustle and bustle of life begin to take its toll, and our internal organs begin to become inflamed. Now Dr. Tilden, the great doctor who told us about toxemia, said that we go from irritation, to inflammation, to enduration. And enduration is another word for fibrosis and we’ll touch on that in a second.
If we just look at the inflammatory stage first -- aside from inflammation being the root cause of heart and vascular disease, inflammation is the root cause of diabetes. We know now that diabetes starts when the pancreas becomes inflamed. Now if the pancreas is inflamed, the liver is also in inflamed because inflammation spreads. We know that cancer is a result of chronic inflammation causing irritation which then causes the cancerous changes. They knew that back in the 1920s. Alzheimer's always starts as a result of a mild inflammation of the brain -- not enough inflammation to be diagnosed as an encephalitis, but the inflammation is there anyway. Think of any disease that ends in an –itis, and that is an inflammatory disease.
That are lots of non-fatal inflammatory conditions like trauma, like injury, like surgery, osteoarthritis, post exercise inflammation. Now on the exercise inflammation, and the inflammation had from sports, did you know that kidney failure was the number one killer of young healthy athletes? Why is that? Because it's a situation where we have dehydration from the athletic event or from the conditioning training, and a good many of these athletes, to overcome the inflammation, are taking the ibuprofen, are taking the Naprosin, are taking the aspirin, and the combination of the two is absolutely deadly.
When we take a look at fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, which in Europe is called myalgic encephalitis -- brain swelling and muscle pain (remember that -- myalgic encephalitis is the true name for chronic fatigue) we have an inflammatory condition, again of the brain, and this condition causes all the aches and pains elsewhere and causes a great mononucleosis-like fatigue. We can fight all of these inflammations by using systemic enzymes. Remember if we try to combat these inflammations by using the normal anti-inflammatories, anti-inflammatory drugs, we will die faster… faster than if we put in the enzymes that help control inflammation.
Now I have to say this -- some doctors who don’t remember their physiology are going to tell you, “Well, if you put in the enzymes, your body will stop making their own.” Horse dookie! These doctors have forgotten the fact that there are two glandular systems in the body. There’s the endrocin system, which is what they're confusing the enzyme system with, and the endrocin system are the hormones. And, yes, if you put in the hormones your body will stop making them. But then there's the exocrine system, the exocrine system – and when I lecture to doctors, I tell to open up their “Guyton’s”… “Guyton’s” is to physiology what “Gray’s” is to anatomy… open up their Guyton’s, and remember their exocrine system. The exocrine system is the sweat glands -- the tear ducts, the salivary ducts. You know when we drink water, we don't stop making saliva, when we take a shower we don't stop perspiring, and likewise when you take enzymes, your body doesn't stop making its own enzymes – you are sparing your own production for another day.
Now think about this -- if you make a finite amount of enzymes in a lifetime, and you’re sparing your own production for another day, it’s like spending somebody else's money. Your money in the bank is safe, socked away for another day. You are extending your lifespan by years, maybe even decades. Something to ponder.
Now the next major action of a systemic enzyme is that it fights fibrosis. There is nothing on God's green earth either in regular medicine, in natural medicine, in natural health, or in any type of healing that can eat away at fibrosis, at scar tissue. If you take a look at all of the diseases that end in the suffix “osis,” they all have fibrosis as part of the condition. We’re talking about arterial plaque, we’re talking about postoperative scar tissue, we’re talking about keloids that develop after surgery or after trauma; we’re talking about conditions like COPD and pulmonary fibrosis; we’re talking about the scar growth, scar tissue growth that happens after a lung infection, after asthma, after bronchitis, after pneumonia; we’re talking about fibrosis that happens in the internal organs and in our brains as we age.
You know we all learned in med school anatomy, that fibrosis is actually what kills us. Most of us forget that when we take the exams and get off into practice. But we learned in anatomy that fibrosis is actually what kills us, because as we age, especially over the age of 35, fibrosis due to the inflammation in our internal organs begins to grow through the organ, shrinking its size and diminishing its function. I want you to imagine a spider web, a three-dimensional spider web growing through your liver, growing through your kidneys, growing through your lungs, shrinking their size and taking away their function. Think about that.
If we were doing postmortems, if we were doing autopsies, or if we were in med school anatomy and we were taking the internal organs of an 18-year-old cadaver you would see the internal organs are perfectly sized, they’re perfectly juicy, they look very healthy. Cutting through them feels like cutting through very firm jello. Now take the internal organs of an 80-year-old – they’re about one third the size of the internal organs of the 18-year-old, chock full of fibrosis to the point where cutting through them almost feels like going through French bread that’s been left on the kitchen counter for a week. Not a very nice thought when you really ponder on it, but that is the enduration Dr. Chilton told us about.
Remember irritation leads to inflammation, inflammation leads to fibrosis or enduration. The organs begin to harden, and as they harden they shrink, and as they shrink they diminish in function until the diminution of function finally kicks off something that winds up killing us. Now we can work against the inflammation and we can work against the fibrosis by using systemic enzymes. In Germany, systemic enzymes are standard procedure after surgery because the German doctors know that they can prevent the formation of scar tissue. If scar tissue has already formed on a patient who’s had surgery or who’s had trauma they know that they can put in the enzymes and eat away at that scar tissue.
Here in the states, and in a good many other parts of the world, they don't know that. They're still working on the thought that you can’t absorb an enzyme. Well that was proven not to be so back in 1930s. But I'll go over that fact again -- there are over 200 peer-reviewed studies proving not only the absorption of enzymes, but their therapeutic action. So I posit it to you that if there was no absorption there would not be the therapeutic action. Now for those of you who further want to argue with me and say, “Oh, the therapeutic action is just due to placebo effect,” then what about the positive reaction against inflammation and fibrosis on animals in the veterinary studies where systemic enzymes are used. Animals don't get placebo effect. Things either work or they don't.
Last point is -- the Germans don't mess around – if the stuff didn't work they wouldn't have been using it for the last 50 years in their conventional medicine. So systemic enzymes work; they work wonderfully; they work beautifully. And think about this: if Salmonella, which is five times larger than the largest enzyme, can be absorbed through the intestinal tract, why can't the enzymes? So we could use systemic enzymes to control all sorts of fibrosis growth, to help reverse fibrosis that is already growing.
You know, I had a plastic surgeon give me a call -- he was using the systemic enzymes on his patients to reduce the amount of scarring on his work; he wanted his work stay beautiful. He didn’t want keloids to form; he didn’t want scar tissue to be ugly; he wanted the patient to look as beautiful as he had designed them without all the excessive scarring that can happen, and that, up to recently, has not been able to be controlled by any means. And he was using the systemic enzymes for himself, he was an older fellow, and he had a good bit of arthritis. He had also, as a child, fractured a bone in his hand and he had grown a keloid, a lump of scar tissue, on the knuckle side, on the posterior aspect of his hand, the size of half a robin's egg. And he had had that growth there for over 40 years. Well, he’s taking his systemic enzymes against his arthritic inflammation, and he’s brushing his teeth, and his left hand, which is the one with the keloid is leaning up against the sink, keeping him balanced, and he happens to look down at his hand and notices -- there ain't no keloid there! He hadn't even noticed that the enzymes had eaten away at that half a robin's egg worth of scar tissue. That is what finally convinced this doc of the worth of the systemic enzymes in fighting fibrosis.
Now I’ve fielded calls from physicians who tell us that they're using systemic enzymes to fight everything from pulmonary fibrosis or scleroderma. If you went to med school you were taught that scleroderma is incurable, but it is a fibrotic condition. The skin basically hardens to the point where it basically turns into a fibrous, almost stone-like, tissue. Well, the systemic enzymes, according to the dermatologists who are using them, are reversing the scleroderma, and completely clearing it up in time.
Now we get to the next and very exciting function of systemic enzymes -- they act as Adaptogens for the immune system. What is an Adaptogen? An Adaptogen is something that normalizes function. If a function’s up too high, it will bring it down to normal. If the function’s down too low, it'll boost it up to normal. And with systemic enzymes we have something that is an Adaptogen for the immune system. If the immune system is cranked up too high as in MS, as in rheumatoid arthritis, as in Lupis, the enzymes will downshift to the immune system, and then the enzymes themselves will eat away at the antibodies that the immune system is creating to attack its own tissue.
What the researchers found, and what the German clinical experience has been, is that the enzymes increase the period of remission in between attacks, and lessen the severity of the attacks of the periods of acuity once they do happen. With immune suppression, the enzymes have been found to increase the number of natural killer cells, boost up immunity trying to normalize it, and improve the action of the white blood cells. You know the white blood cells are combination of a garbage man and the warrior. As a warrior, the little FC adapters (little hands on the white blood cells) go in, and they rip apart germs, they rip apart viruses, they rip apart bacteria, and then those little hands act as garbage men. They take the little particles of the bacteria, of the germ, carry it to the liver where the enzymes wash away the hands cleaning off all the necrotic debris from the germ, and then the liver deposits it into the bowel. But it’s the function of the proteolytic enzymes to clean off the FC receptors so that the white blood cells can go from being a garbage man back to being warrior.
Well, you know if you don't have a lot of proteolytic enzyme activity in the liver going on, those white blood cells won't get cleaned the first time they go through the liver, they won't get cleaned the second time, they might not get cleaned the thirty-third time they go through the liver. When we have a high-level of proteolytic enzymes in our bloodstream, in our tissues, those FC receptors get cleaned off immediately. And the white blood cells back to being a warrior. This means that we have much stronger immunity. This means that our recovery is much better after an infection.
Now this brings us to the next action of systemic enzymes – systemic enzymes have a mild antiviral and antibacterial action -- both clinical findings and the research has shown this to be so. It acts as an antibacterial because bacteria is an exogenous protein as we talked about before. What do systemic enzymes do with the exogenous proteins? They eat them! They act as an antiviral in this way: a virus latches onto your cells, then proceeds by eating through the cell wall and bonding itself onto your DNA. It’s called an isoprene bond. As soon as that virus latches onto the DNA within your cell, that cell stops working for you and it is now working for the virus. Just like an hourglass, the more sand, the more cells that go working for the virus, and the less they are working for you, the closer you are to dying.
The enzymes will eat away at the exterior protein coding of that virus, and that keeps it from eating through your cell wall and bonding onto your DNA. It keeps the isoprene bond from being able to happen. And by so doing the virus can’t replicate itself by bonding onto your DNA, and making more of itself, and your viral load decreases.
The next action of systemic enzymes is that they clean the blood. You know, the blood is not only the river of life, it’s a river of garbage. The blood brings nutrients, and oxygen, and all good stuff to our tissues maintaining their life, but it also carries away all the metabolic waste and all the necronic debris that we make, to deposit it into the liver, and the liver is supposed to dump it into the bowel. If we don't have the enzymes that cause that chronic debris to be dumped into the bowel, to keep the excesses of fibrin that gunk up our blood from making our blood thicker, then what happens is our blood can get as thick as yogurt or ketchup instead of being just a hair thicker than water the way it’s supposed to be.
Now the problem with all this gunkiness is that it can create embolus; it can create clots. Here, imagine this: you got excessive fibrin in your bloodstream – now the fibrin is there as part of the body’s repair mechanism, but there is only supposed to be a certain amount of fibrin -- all the excess is tagged as an exogenous protein. The problem is, you're not making enough enzymes to get rid of the excessive exogenously tagged fibrin in your bloodstream. So that fibrin just floats around. I want you to imagine little bits of fiberglass floating around, and then it meets up with something called an adhesion molecule.
Now the adhesion molecules are what help to bind things together when you cut yourself; when you’re making a blood clot. But if you haven’t cut yourself, if you have hurt yourself, the adhesion molecule has nothing to do, and the adhesion molecule goes and globs itself onto the fibrin. And then come the little guys called platelets which just get glued onto this fibrin and adhesion molecule as it passes by just like a fly getting caught on flypaper as it’s flying by. And Bingo! You’ve got a clot, and that clot can cause a heart attack or stroke. The proteolytic enzymes that we eat from the outside can go to eat the necronic debris in your blood, and go to reduce the excessive fibrin and fibrinogen in the blood, and it will eat away at the extra adhesion molecules that you don't need there; and make your blood nice and slick; make it beautifully flowing; it can get into every crook and nanny, in every tissue in your body; it can bring oxygen and nutrients in and not cause strokes and heart attacks.
Now, I’ve talked about proteolytic enzymes, but whenever you find a proteolytic enzyme, you'll also find a lypolytic enzyme because the two of them are bound together. So wherever you have a protein-eating enzyme, you have a fat-eating enzyme, and here we come to another action, an extra action of the systemic enzymes that can help lower your cholesterol. Not only can they help to lower your cholesterol they can improve HDL to LDL ratio. So, here in one package we have something that will reduce your inflammation, reduce your C-reactive protein levels, reduce your total cholesterol count, and improve your HDL-LDL ratio. That sounds like a heart-healthy package to me. And when you tag on everything else that the enzymes do -- overall the use of systemic enzymes, as I said before, can help to increase your wellness to a high-level and most importantly increase your lifespan by years, even decades.
Now let’s talk about some more points concerning systemic enzymes: Did you know that the proteolytic enzymes are more important for you to take than vitamins and minerals? Vitamins are co-enzymes. Minerals or co-factors. They both need to latch onto proteolytic enzymes in order to have their action. You know, the reason why so many people fail at vitamin-mineral supplementation, and vitamin-mineral programs, is that they don't have the enzymes for all the vitamins and minerals that they're taking to latch onto, to actually be able do something within the body.
Now, for those of you Doubting Thomases, or those of you M.D.'s out there who still don't think any of this stuff is for real, I invite you to go to the largest repository of systemic enzyme research on the Internet: www.enzymescience.com; that’s www.enzymescience.com. Within the pages of enzymescience.com are over 150 abstracts in every field from angeology to urology on the use and therapeutic application of orally administered proteolytic enzymes just like the Braggzyme we have here.
You know, Braggzyme features a combination of enzymes for a broader range of physiological effects. We have Bromelain from pineapple which is anti-inflammatory. We have Papain from Papaya which is not only anti-inflammatory, it fights fibrosis. We have those combined with Serrapeptase and Nattokinase, which, like the fruit enzymes, have anti-inflammatory effect, but the added benefit of the Serrapeptase and Nattokinase is that they are among the strongest fibrosis-eating enzymes on the planet. Think of a butterfly working its way out of its cocoon -- it's got to eat through the silk. Silk is so strong a connective tissue; silk is so strong a form of fibrin that you can hang a silk handkerchief off a clothesline, shoot it, and the bullet will graze it, raise it, but not go through it. The first bullet proof vests were made out of silk. It’s that strong a natural fiber, and yet the Serrapeptase has within it the ability to eat through silk. If it can eat through silk, your scar tissue ain’t nothin’.
Nattokinase is famous for cleaning fibrin out of the blood; cleaning the things that create blood clots out of the blood. And along with Serrapeptase… the Nattokinase and Serrapeptase are both famous for eating away at arterial sclerotic plaque. What is plaque? Let’s talk about plaque. Plaque is a combination of fibrin – you have a part of the blood vessel, the internal part of the blood vessel called the intima that gets injured or stretched or somehow hurt. There’s a spider web of fibrin that grows across the injured area and then onto that spider web. As the blood flows by, you have calcium, you have heavy metals, and you have fat glob onto that bit of fibrin. So things begin to grow and accrue. Imagine the spider web in your corner of gathering all the dust that blows by -- its about the same comparison.
So the enzymes go in; they eat away at the fibrin, especially the Nattokinase and the Serrapeptase. The Lipase part of the enzyme eats away the fat. If you throw in 1000 mg of magnesium, you’ll chelate out the calcium, and Bingo – arterial plaque is gone. There are studies to show that patients who have had known occlusions, been put on systemic enzymes, those occlusions cannot be found within about six months or so of systemic enzyme use. Certainly within a year, they’re gone. Dr. Hans Nieper, the famous German physician, said that any patient who was put on Serrapeptase, if he was put on enough of it, would not have any arterial occlusions within two years. Well, when you combine Serrapeptase with other enzymes it actually works faster. When you combine it with Nattokinase, it works faster still. So here you have a combination that can easily open up arteries, that can easily eat away at plaque, that can easily restore circulation in areas that aren't quite up to snuff.
Had a patient call me: her dad was in Johns Hopkins. He had almost total occlusion in both of the arteries leading up to his brain. He was in a wheelchair most of the day, barely conscious, couldn't put a sentence together. When he was awake, he didn't know what was going on. The doctors wanted to do the Roto-Rooter surgery on him. She refused because she knew that 60% of the patients who get that surgery suffer strokes. So her reasoning was, what's the use in having good circulation to your brain if you’re going to blow part of the brain out? Very good thinking.
We put her dad on systemic enzymes and magnesium supplement, and three months later, he goes back to Hopkins and they find that instead of being 90 some odd percent occluded, he’s only 70 some odd percent occluded. He’s wide awake now most of the time, carrying on in full sentences, and speaking clearly and rationally with his kids, playing with his grandkids from his wheelchair. He's doing just fine, and she was continuing the systemic enzyme and magnesium therapy after we spoke. Her dad just got a reprieve; he got years back on his life.
And these are the stories that doctors who work with systemic enzymes hear all the time. These are the stories of patients who take systemic enzymes are able to tell all the time. Systemic enzymes are the most miraculous thing that have happened in natural medicine in 50 years. It has taken a while for systemic enzymes to get to the states, but now that they're here, we have the best brands of systemic enzymes here brought to you by the company that brought you live enzyme-rich food, and enzyme-rich philosophy, and an enzyme-filled life to create high-level wellness. “Braggzyme” is the crown on Dr. Bragg’s work. Braggzyme is as high quality a food as the Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar; as the Bragg Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil; as the Bragg natural olive-oil based salad dressings and condiments. The Bragg quality and the Bragg name is your assurance of purity. And with that, I wish you all the best. Be well, God bless. We'll chat again soon. This has been Doctor Will Wong.