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01-02-2008, 08:38 AM
Day 2 on being raw! But before 100% raw I always took a couple of enzymes capsules after eating something sad. So my q is do I still take enzymes and when?
01-02-2008, 10:04 AM
You should get all of the enzymes that you need from a raw diet. But I am no expert... I have heard that it is good to take probiotics, expecially when transitioning.
I am sure that someone more knowledgable will pop in though.
Have a rawkin' day!
01-02-2008, 08:12 PM
I came in thinking that a major benefit to the raw food diet is that we get all the enzymes that are in the food naturally, before they get all cooked or radiated out. It's hard to believe that any more than what occurs naturally in the food would be necessary at all.
01-05-2008, 03:42 AM
I think that in your head you should replace "something SAD" with "something complicated" and use up your enzymes when you are eating something that may be bad food combining or contain a lot of heavy (think nuts) ingredents.
The time to help out your digestive system is when you have given it the most work to do.
01-05-2008, 04:13 AM
It wouldn't be necessary if you are eating all raw, but it might help with detoxification. Enzymes are not just used for digesting food, but you can actually take them between meals to help with the cleansing. As I understand, enzymes are involved in all functions of the body.
01-05-2008, 10:42 AM
I think for someone coming from a SAD diet should take them for a while even while 100% raw. Like Dani B said it helps to cleanse you in between meals and since a lot of us didn't eat very well it will help us to get rid of some of the stuff that is in us that our body could not process on it's own.
01-05-2008, 11:16 AM
Ditto about food combining, and enzymes for other reasons than digestion. I have taken a high quality enzyme for 3-4 years with incredible results, I also use proteolytic with trypsin and chymostrypsin for my ever present inflammation, adhesions and scarring in the soft tissue. I thought the same thing about not needing it if I was eating all, but a few bad food combinations proved otherwise, and I was miserable even w/ nuts etc. Now I am taking digestive enzymes regularly again, just not as many or often. I feel; if you are older, 40 plus, or have given up your gall bladder at a young age, for reasons that were not your fault, digestive enzymes are still a good idea. It does lessen any extra or potential toxic overload, even if your diet is pure as can be.
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