Pineapples Halt Harmful Gut Bacteria

Enzymes found in roots and stems of pineapples show promise in the war against superbugs.

Scientists working to find new ways to treat antibiotic-resistant superbugs have discovered a possibility in the stems and roots of pineapples. A group of three enzymes known as bromelain were initially discovered in the 1930s, but the uncovering of their antibiotic qualities happened only a few decades ago, with Australian scientists now using the enzymes to cure diarrhea in piglets. According to Rob Pike, a biochemist from LaTrobe University located in Melbourne, Australia, since pigs and humans are anatomically and physiologically similar in several ways, the enzyme has the potential to provide an alternative treatment for people. While antibiotics target bacteria, bromelain works with the cells in the gut by making it difficult for the bacteria to stick to the cells. The chance of the bacteria evolving and becoming resistant is also limited by the three enzymes targeting gut cells. Scientists hope this will be the case in humans, so diarrhea will not occur.

It is crucial to find alternative treatments for superbugs, because they are predicted to kill about 10 million people a year by 2050; more than the number of people killed by cancer. Scientists hope the new enzymes from pineapple can be used as another weapon to fight bacteria, as many antibiotics do not work as well as they used to. “The momentum to develop alternatives to antibiotics is there now because people believe antibiotics are on the way out and we need something to replace them.”

Professor Pike and his colleague Lakshmi Wijeyewickrema is presently developing the alternative treatment to antibiotics along with Anatara Life Science, which also conducted the animal trials.

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Why YOU should be drinking Raw Milk…


I remember the day I decided our family was going to drink raw milk. After only a day of research (I have quick decision-making skillz), the minute my husband walked in the door, I exclaimed…

“Oh my gosh honey! Guess what?! We are totally going to start drinking raw milk! It’s SO much better for you and way more digestible and basically it gives you superpowers!”

As my husband tried to process the words I’d just spoken, I decided to lay my whole plan on him…

“And, really, if we’re going to drink raw milk, we might as well move to a farm. Because, well, we need a goat, of course. Probably some chickens too. And eventually we’ll need a cow. And a garden. And maybe some ducks & rabbits.” (more…)


Aging appears to begin between the ages of 27 and 35 when the production of enzymes that dissolve protein begins to diminish. Enzymes are widely recognized for their importance in digesting food. They also break up circulating immune complexes in the blood. Enzymes can act to prevent too much fibrin from being deposited in wounds, fractures and joints. These enzymes also remove necrotic debris and excess fibrin from the blood stream. Immune system regulation can also be accomplished with enzymes. Most of the development of systemic enzyme therapy was carried out in the Far East and Europe. Enzyme therapy is a prime example of a situation in which US medicine is missing the boat due to a lack o of awareness of what the rest of the world is doing and our unwillingness to use therapies not made by “big pharma.” Enzymes can not be patented so they are of little interest to drug companies. (more…)

What Big Pharma doesn’t want you to know about bromelain

Bromelain is an inexpensive enzyme supplement with many uses and health benefits. Enzymes don’t get much respect, yet they are considered more important functionally than vitamins and minerals. Without enzymes, food cannot be broken down into its constituent nutrients, and enzymes are needed for most cellular metabolic actions. (more…)

Loss of Probiotics & Enzymes: ‘Harmonizing’ World Trade Puts Canadians’ Health at Risk

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In the face of thousands of annual deaths from pharmaceutical drugs, a recent study showing a direct—and probable cause and effect—link between vaccines and autism, and incontestable fraud and slanting of studies in the medical science realm, Canada is on the verge of banning nearly all probiotics and enzymes as “unsafe”.

Thousands of Canadians are dependent on these natural and safe products for their health—and in some cases, even their lives. It’s now well documented that thousands are losing their lives and their health to the conventional medical and pharmaceutical regime. Yet, Canada has chosen to ignore the harm done, and instead is adhering to trade treaties made through the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations (UN). The health of the people is tossed in the bin so that Canada, along with the rest of the world, can be brought into line with the dictates of Codex Alimentarius.

F. Longo, of Manitoba, Canada, has expressed his frustration by sending an open letter, published in Common Ground. He clearly and concisely delineates the costs to himself, thousands of other Canadians, and the state itself if they go ahead with their technocratic approach to the control of enzymes and probiotics. He states:

Must I now be forced to litigate against all those responsible for these decisions that discriminate against me, someone who was diagnosed with irritable bowel disease and a hiatal hernia 20-years-ago? My argument represents the feelings of others who suffer from chronic and terminal ailments. Our best insurance against malabsorption is the use of enzymes and probiotics.

—and he ends his letter with:

My life will be in danger if enzymes, probiotics and other digestive aids are standardized or restricted. This is a life threatening situation for 20 million Canadians.

Probiotics and enzymes—foods!—are on the verge of being restricted to the point of becoming largely inaccessible to Canadians. Lorenda Stefan of Common Ground reports in “Natural health product product regulations have gone too far” reports:

So how safe are supplemental enzymes? The use of enzymes in dietary supplements dates back to the early 1900s. Dr. Edward Howell, a pioneer in enzyme research, did an extensive study in the 1920s on the health benefits of enzyme supplements and reported no adverse side effects. Since then, thousands of healthcare professionals around the world have prescribed plant enzymes as a treatment for digestive disorders and inflammation. That’s right; we have been supplementing with enzymes for 100 years, but now they are in danger of being lost. Our SAD (Standard American Diet) is typically devoid of naturally occurring enzymes because most are destroyed when food is cooked or processed. Therefore, many Canadians require supplemental enzymes and other essential nutrients to ensure the body is provided with the building blocks to good health.

Stefan states that not a single Canadian has ever died from using a natural health product. Obviously, Big Pharma and Big Med cannot make such a claim for even a single day. But they’re given a pass, while safe natural healthy products that have rarely, if ever, harmed anyone—products that help make up for losses in our depleted and factory-produced foods— are being banned.

And the excuse given is that it’s for our health and safety! George Orwell could not have imagined that his doublespeak would be used in such an extreme manner.

So Canada—and the United States, and the United Kingdom, and Australia, and New Zealand, and the European Union, and nearly every other country in the world—is eliminating access to most natural health products. In Canada, about two-thirds of them are already gone. In some countries, like Germany and Norway, nearly all of them are.

As reported in New Zealand Becomes Codex Alimentarius Incarnate: Food As Commodity, Not Nourishment, food is no longer simply what we eat. Food is no longer nutrition and health and pleasure. It’s now, first and foremost, a traded commodity. Your health is not of concern, other than to use as a marketing tool to enforce the complete takeover of our right to choose what foods we eat and how we manage our health.

These draconian regulations are being put in place for one reason alone: to make trade and profits easy for multinational corporations.

What’s happening isn’t a coup d’état. It’s a coup de corp(oration).

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The death cry of a carrot – If carrots are not dead when you pick them out of the ground, when are they dead?

When do carrots die? Apparently not in the way most of us thought. Carrots don’t die when you pull them out of the ground, but in fact only die when ingested in the stomach, cooked to 60c in hot water or left out to rot. This startling discovery has serious consequences not only for vegetarians, but also for everyone who is concerned about their health. In the light of the raw milk scandal, it takes on an even greater significance. (more…)

Enzymes Catalyze Digestion and Metabolism

The most important nutrient is the least promoted – enzymes. Without enzymes, minerals and vitamins are useless, yet little is written or spoken about them. Vitamins have taken center stage with minerals waiting in the wings. And even that order is backward because without minerals, vitamins are useless.

Digestive enzymes are understood by many to some extent, but solely for their digestive purposes. How they relate to the important function of allowing pancreatic metabolic enzymes to work on cells in all other areas of the body is  not so well known. Metabolic enzymes are a big deal because not having enough of them often leads to cancer.
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Clinical Efficacy of Systemic Enzyme Support

Clinical observations and literature review both affirm the conviction that providing “systemic enzyme support,” using Wobenzym N or Wobenzym PS, is an essential component in successfully managing inflammation disorders and other conditions with immune system dysregulation.

In addition to improving clinical outcomes in conditions with overt inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis, thrombophlebitis, pyelonephritis, prostatitis, and psoriasis, systemic enzyme support is also effective in conditions with covert inflammation, such as osteoarthritis, angina, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarctions, and diabetes, to name a few. The adjuvant properties of systemic enzyme support have also been observed and documented for a number of cases including adnexitis, arthritis, papillomas and various forms of cancer. This article will familiarize clinicians with the therapeutic benefits of systemic enzyme support and review pertinent findings related to this treatment.  (more…)

Symposium Highlights GI Detoxification: Probiotics, Enzymes, and Complementary Agents

On November 13 and 14, 2009, the Foundation for Care Management and WorldLink Medical sponsored the Third Annual Symposium on GI Detoxification: Probiotics, Enzymes, and Complementary Agents. The symposium was organized and supported in part by Klaire Labs, a division of ProThera Inc. An international faculty reviewed the important facets of gastrointestinal (GI) detoxification and elucidated current hypotheses and research on the mechanisms of action and use of probiotics, prebiotics, enzymes, and various complementary agents to enhance and promote healthful GI detoxification. The symposium was moderated by Dr. Lonnie Bristow, a noted California internist, member of the Institute of Medicine, and the first African-American president of the American Medical Association. (more…)