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Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« on: September 18, 2006, 03:27:51 AM »
I bought the Active Digestive Enzymes with my order but realize now that there is not a dosage for children.  Has anyone given this to thier child?  Thanks for your help!

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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2006, 12:46:50 PM »
Just for anyone else's information, I got in contact with the lady that sold it to me and she said it was fine. Perhaps this will help someone in the future.

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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2006, 03:12:31 AM »
I don't seem to have a yeast problem but I do get ulcerative colitis when I quit nursing.  Who knows what it will do as I go through my 40s and 50s?  I would like to make my digestive tract as healthy as possible. I wil be nursing for a year or so so I am most likely safe as I usually get while nursing.  Is the enzyme tablet could for colin diseases or just yeast or parasites?  I don't want to buy something I don't need when I can only spend x amount of money. 

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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2006, 05:39:04 AM »
I've also been wondering if I should take the enzyme digestive. I had my galbladder taken out about 6 years ago (mistake, but I didn't know any better at the time). Could someone give us more info on what it does and doesn't do?

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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2006, 09:39:09 AM »
Its just an enzyme capsule... it has a lot of the things that the body uses to digest foods. It also has two enzymes that like yeast cell walls.

Many people with digestive problems take an enzyme supplement, and that is exactly what Enzyme Digestive is... with the addition of certain enzymes for help with yeast.

Its a nice product for pregnant women to take since it is just a digestive enzyme product... no essential oils, etc.

As far as the Ulcerative Colitis, I do not thing a digestive enzyme would help specifically with this. If I were you I would start a new thread about this particular issue, how and when it manifests, and history that is pertinent, and see what other options there are.

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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2006, 02:22:20 PM »
Thanks Gabe!
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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2007, 08:21:39 PM »
we ended up with a bottle of enzyme digestive unexpectedly.  I was thinking of starting to take it with the ultimate defense, but I saw the label says to take with Yeat assasin.  Im nursing my 18 mo still, so I guess yeast assasin is a no no.  Will the ED still be effective not taken with the YA?

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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2007, 08:41:01 PM »
we ended up with a bottle of enzyme digestive unexpectedly.  I was thinking of starting to take it with the ultimate defense, but I saw the label says to take with Yeat assasin.  Im nursing my 18 mo still, so I guess yeast assasin is a no no.  Will the ED still be effective not taken with the YA?

As Gabe posted above there are elements to Enzyme Digestive that are very helpful when doing a Yeast Cleanse.  However, Enzyme Digestive works just as effectively and safely for pregnant and nursing women by itself as a digestive aid.  Because it is considered safe for pregnancy/nursing it can be used as part of a "Pregnancy Safe" Yeast cleanse if needed. 

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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2007, 03:51:11 AM »
This is probably a stupid question, but I just wanted to double check. Is Enzyme Digestive to be swallowed or is it chewable? Anybody have any testimonials on this product?

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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2007, 03:55:27 PM »
How about I answer it with a stupid question. Is enzyme digestion a name brand?

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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2007, 06:09:40 PM »
heehee... no it's the name of a product from Beeyoutiful. I should have said that....

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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2007, 07:50:36 PM »
I swallow it.  Guess you could chew, if you dont mind the taste.

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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2007, 05:45:39 PM »
???I think my 2 yo son may have lactose intolerance, and I believe his gut is really irritated and has been for possibly most of his life.  He has always been slow to gain weight - he will be 3 in July and only weighs 25 lbs soaking wet.  He is a picky eater and very active - he loves life.  He has never had a formed or solid stool, and it is often acidic and causes terrible rashs and bleeding on his bottom.  I took him off milk and ice cream and the rashes and bleeding have stopped, but I also noticed a change in his temperment.  I think he has felt bad for a long time but didn't know any different so he didn't complain about it.  His stools are still very frequent and loose - sometimes even seperated (liquid in the diaper, solids on top.)  I have now taken him off of all dairy hoping to see some changes.  We are giving him TTU, but I'm wondering if Enzyme Digestive would be helpful to him as well, and if it would be safe.  I would also be open to any other suggestions.  I'm just at a loss for how best to help him and my doc doesn't seem to be too worried about it.  :-\
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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2007, 02:39:40 AM »
the one that will work if I don't have a gallbladder and am taking coconut oil?  It gives me gas and I have read on this board, somewhere that it will do that if you don't have a gallbladder and you don't take and DE.Also, can you take this while nursing?

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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2007, 04:37:10 PM »
I'm having trouble with daily diarrhhea.
I was thinking of ordering this http://www.beeyoutiful.com/goodness/product_info.php/products_id/35
to help. I seem to have had digestive issues this whole pregnancy.

thoughts? TTup seems to have no effect.

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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2007, 02:52:03 AM »
Well, I ordered the link I gave above.
I'll let you know how it works it.
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« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2007, 04:31:12 AM »
Okay, I've been taking this and it helps SO MUCH!!
I still haven't figured out how it works.

Is there a thread on that?

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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2007, 04:51:07 AM »
I don't think this product has probiotics in it.

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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2007, 02:20:55 AM »
Okay, I have sort of an unusual theory of the connection between genetic Alzheimer's and enzymes.  I just want to share it with you in case it is proved one year to be true and all of you can take credit for knowing me! LOL!
Here is my weird  hypothesis:
I think that the lack of one or more digestive enzymes may be a predisposition for Alzheimer's.  I also believe that heavy metals plays a part. 
I had a genetic testing for Alzheimer's done awhile back at an alternative clinic.  You spit on a piece of paper and they test it for arteriosclerosis and Alzheimer's.  I shared it with WTM and most of ya all thought it was whack.  I did, too. Here is the link:

http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,2479.msg24227.html#msg24227
 Well, at first I thought it was a scam.  Then, I started thinking of a few things.

Now, here is my weird reasoning behind my hypothesis:
My grandmother died of AL in May of this year.  Her parents had it, and my mother and a couple of her sisters have symptoms of it already. 
Okay, this is where it gets funny:  My grandmother had this really stinky and unusual bad breath.  It was so powerful it would stink up her whole bedroom.  My mother and one of her sisters have this stinky breath, too.  I know, this sounds too funny to be a theory.  But listen to this:  sometimes when my son has a bowel movement, his poop smells just like that! 
Where am I going with this?  I have been reading on digestive enzyme deficiency and noticed that a sign of one is sticky black tar like poop, which is the kind my son has when his smells like my family's bad breath.  So, perhaps, the genetic testing that I had done was testing an enzyme?
Also, when I took my son to the doctors a year ago, they did a comprehensive poop analysis.  They thought he may have a bleeding ulcer or parasites.  He had neither.  But they did tell me that he had an "elevated enzyme".  I can't remember the name.  It began with an "L", but wasn't Lipase.  I remember looking up for information on the internet, but couldn't find anything. 
Okay, so how many of you think I am nuts, now! 
(or maybe I should have said even more nuts than I was before)  ;D

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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2007, 07:19:50 AM »
I think that is really interesting, HIO! Have you given your son an enzyme supplement with a fatty acid supplement? If so, does it seem to effect his poop? Keep us updated on what you find!
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« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2007, 11:09:18 AM »
HIO, I love it that you are "nuts'! I do the same weird brainstorming but just don't have the smarts to post it in an intelligent, legible way. :-\ ::)

I think you are on to something. Does your son have any significant health issues? I'm picking up that this enzyme deficiency thing may or may not be hereditary per say, but is there from birth. And I also wonder it if can exhibit itself in varying ways. I keep thinking of some friends of ours who lost their 8 yo son this Spring. The whole family had a bout of flu stuff one week and after the others were well again, he stayed sick and continued to get worse. They do home remedies and basically never go to a Dr. so the mother was trying different things. One afternoon she noticed he was pretty bad and when helping him to the toilet he died in her arms. An autopsy revealed a very fatty liver and they told the parents it was a condition he had from birth in which his body could not properly utilize vitamins and nutrients from food. Does that sound like enzyme deficiency? The mother told me that he always was a little more "sickly" than the other children but not enough to alarm them. He preferred to play more quietly as opposed to normal rambunctious boy behavior. I'd like to ask her more details sometime about his health- esp. some of the areas we've discussed on enzyme threads here.

Ever since our now 2 yo son was weaned he has been slow to gain weight and often  has diarrhea and picks up sickness easily. I've been giving him enzymes for around a week now and he has had no diarrhea at all- even when we ate some junk food one day at a friend's house. That usually throws him off the edge- terrible runs and a diaper rash. Just got him potty trained (woo-hoo!) so no more sore bottom, but I've kept an eye on his poo and its lookin' great.

Anyhow, now I'm rambling- nuts too I guess. :D

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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2007, 07:07:38 AM »
I think that is really interesting, HIO! Have you given your son an enzyme supplement with a fatty acid supplement? If so, does it seem to effect his poop? Keep us updated on what you find!

Well, he has been on raw milk(Jersey) for awhile(I read that raw milk has a ton of good enzymes), now and I give him a tsp. of CLO everyday.  I haven't noticed the smelly poop for awhile, now.  Could be a good connection, ya think?

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« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2007, 07:13:21 AM »

HIO, I love it that you are "nuts'! I do the same weird brainstorming but just don't have the smarts to post it in an intelligent, legible way. :-\ ::)




Whew!  Glad to know that I am not that crazy. Well.....maybe I am crazy, but am surrounded by other crazy people, here!  :D



I keep thinking of some friends of ours who lost their 8 yo son this Spring. The whole family had a bout of flu stuff one week and after the others were well again, he stayed sick and continued to get worse. They do home remedies and basically never go to a Dr. so the mother was trying different things. One afternoon she noticed he was pretty bad and when helping him to the toilet he died in her arms. An autopsy revealed a very fatty liver and they told the parents it was a condition he had from birth in which his body could not properly utilize vitamins and nutrients from food. Does that sound like enzyme deficiency? The mother told me that he always was a little more "sickly" than the other children but not enough to alarm them. He preferred to play more quietly as opposed to normal rambunctious boy behavior. I'd like to ask her more details sometime about his health- esp. some of the areas we've discussed on enzyme threads here.




That is so sad about your friend.   :'( Weird, but a lot of those symptoms are what Mike had, minus the diarrhea. A fatty liver in an 8 year old is very strange.  I would immediately think of an inheritable thing as well.  Unless, the family ate at McDonald's everyday, or something. 

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« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2007, 10:03:01 AM »
Wow, I am finding this VERY interesting!  I have reported in other threads about my ds tummy problems.  He had the very loose stools and they were also unusual in odor, just a different kind of stinky, with a lot of mucous at times.  A gastro specialist at Denver Childrens didn't seem to know what to do with him (they said he was living with chronic constipation).  I researched and  took him off cow diary and he improved.  While on TTU and raw goat milk this kid is so much better and his temperment is easy going.  When our supply of goat milk is nil (do to kidding) we buy from the store.  After being on the pasturized goat milk for a time I have noticed he is moody and not able to handle life as well.  He stools are also looser. 
I am with you HIO and lotsaboys!  He is on the raw milk right now but in Dec we will have to buy store brand again unless we find another source (unlikely).  I will give him enzyme and see if this makes a difference.  In fact I might just do it sooner because the curiousity might get the best of me.  This is so very interesting to me, can you tell I am excited about your findings?  I have alot going on in my head about this, and am not doing a good job getting in on 'paper'.  But be it known that I do not think you are crazy in theory at all!

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« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2007, 02:01:01 PM »

I keep thinking of some friends of ours who lost their 8 yo son this Spring. The whole family had a bout of flu stuff one week and after the others were well again, he stayed sick and continued to get worse. They do home remedies and basically never go to a Dr. so the mother was trying different things. One afternoon she noticed he was pretty bad and when helping him to the toilet he died in her arms. An autopsy revealed a very fatty liver and they told the parents it was a condition he had from birth in which his body could not properly utilize vitamins and nutrients from food. Does that sound like enzyme deficiency? The mother told me that he always was a little more "sickly" than the other children but not enough to alarm them. He preferred to play more quietly as opposed to normal rambunctious boy behavior. I'd like to ask her more details sometime about his health- esp. some of the areas we've discussed on enzyme threads here.




That is so sad about your friend.   :'( Weird, but a lot of those symptoms are what Mike had, minus the diarrhea. A fatty liver in an 8 year old is very strange.  I would immediately think of an inheritable thing as well.  Unless, the family ate at McDonald's everyday, or something. 
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No, that's just it- they raised all their own food and use herbs all the time. My point in mentioning him was the fact that it was a condition he had from birth and I'm wondering if he was enzyme deficient and if its something that can be not necessarily hereditary but that you can just be born that way.(duh, that's a weird way of saying what I'm trying to say)

IF that is my 2yo's problem, he certainly didn't show any signs til he was weaned.
AND his poo had a horrible raunchy smell too. TTU seemed to help somewhat but not totally cut it.

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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2007, 03:30:00 PM »


IF that is my 2yo's problem, he certainly didn't show any signs til he was weaned.



EXACTLY!  Mine was the same.  His bowel movements were perfect until he was off the bre*st.  Perhaps, he was weaned too early, or something he started digesting, without probiotics made it worse. Okay, spell check just questioned probiotics.  Shouldn't spell check on WTM know these things by now?!  :D

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« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2007, 04:07:38 PM »
Mine too did not begin to have digestive problems until he was weaned.  :'(  With my daughter I intentionally waited until she was a year old (12-14 months) before feeding her ANYTHING other than breastmilk. Still even now, if I slack off on nursing her, she starts getting rashes on her (also, I think she gets them when teething). I'm terrified to quit nursing her!!  :-\ I'd just as soon keep on until she's 5, but I hope to get pregnant again soon.  We think it has to do with breastmilk being full of lipase (the enzyme needed to break down fats). See lipase thread for more...
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Re: Digestive Enzymes: What, When, Why & How
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2007, 04:22:12 PM »
OKay. I'm confused.

Er, I wrote on this one a while back about Beeyoutiful's Enzyme trying to get my fat/whatever digested better with this pregnancy.

Have we switched to this enzyme thread. What happened to the new one?


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« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2007, 04:23:07 PM »
Mine too did not begin to have digestive problems until he was weaned.  :'(  With my daughter I intentionally waited until she was a year old (12-14 months) before feeding her ANYTHING other than breastmilk. Still even now, if I slack off on nursing her, she starts getting rashes on her (also, I think she gets them when teething). I'm terrified to quit nursing her!!  :-\ I'd just as soon keep on until she's 5, but I hope to get pregnant again soon.  We think it has to do with breastmilk being full of lipase (the enzyme needed to break down fats). See lipase thread for more...

Hey, its thanks to you and Beka posting your lipase info that I made the connection with my son! And he was exclusively breastfed until 1 yr. I'm always real strict about wh :Dat goes in my baby's mouth even if Grandma thinks I'm mean- and I've had to practically slap her hand a time or 2! :P



 Okay, spell check just questioned probiotics.  Shouldn't spell check on WTM know these things by now?!  :D

It should know about kefir and kombucha by now too. :D

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« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2007, 06:55:54 AM »
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OKay. I'm confused.

Er, I wrote on this one a while back about Beeyoutiful's Enzyme trying to get my fat/whatever digested better with this pregnancy.

Have we switched to this enzyme thread. What happened to the new one?