Enzymes Part 1: What does protease deficiency look like?

Do you need enzymes? Enzymes are involved in every bodily process. Without them, nothing works and you die. Period. If you are reading this, you have enzymes! But do you have enough? Only you can figure that out. Let’s look at what a deficiency of protease – one of the four main types of enzymes – might look like. What you learn could change your life.

First, a story. Last year, I struggled to walk. I frequently used crutches because of severe pain in my hips. I had to give up everything I loved to do: walking, hiking, dancing, and gardening. Have you ever tried to cook Thanksgiving dinner on crutches? Nothing was easy to do. I saw two hip specialists in Nashville. After x-rays and MRI’s, their conclusions were the same: take pain medicine or get both hips replaced.

That was it. I was given no other options, no other suggestions.

Was that really all I could do?

Envisage Aromatics is all about empowering you. My passion is to teach you the tools you can use to make health possible for you. Protease is an enzyme that makes it possible to digest protein. Let’s look at what a protease deficiency looks like:

  • Too much alkalinity in the blood. SYMPTOMS: Anxiety, insomnia
  • Protein bound calcium in blood. SYMPTOMS: Arthritis, osteoporosis, and other bone/joint issues
  • Protein not converted to glucose when needed. SYMPTOMS: Moodiness, mood swings, irritability
  • Undigested debris in blood. SYMPTOMS: Suppressed immunity leading to bacterial, viral, and/or yeast infections
  • Buildup of toxins in colon. SYMPTOMS:  Various intestinal problems including constipation, appendicitis, IBS, colon cancer

I was a poster child for protease enzyme deficiency and most likely the three other main enzymes necessary for digestion. (Stay tuned for more posts!) Notice that every one of the above symptoms doesn’t necessarily make you think of digestion. I know many people with one of more of these symptoms and yet they tell me they have no digestive issues. Major clue: Most people think that one bowel movement a day is normal. IT IS NOT. A perfectly running digestive system means you have a BM after every meal. Well digested food moves along easily and regularly.

Only you know your body. The body throws all its resources at digestion first, whatever are left are used for metabolic enzymes which run these other life processes. Sometimes there is nothing left. Chances are, if a person is deficient in one, they are deficient in all four main groups of enzymes. It is just a matter of time before it catches up with them. And believe me, it will. For me, it was disguised as hip problems.

The good news is that it is easy to supplement digestive enzymes, but it takes consistency and a quality product. I use these enzymes. It takes about two years to boost enzymes up to optimal levels, but I have noticed improvement across the board for myself in a very short amount of time. Got grouchy kids? Young Living has enzymes for them too!  There’s an unprecedented amount of children nowadays with intestinal issues.

I also use Digize Vitality in a capsule or topically over the stomach and intestines for digestive support. I have never needed to dilute with a vegetable oil, but everyone is different, and you know what your body needs.

Some essential oils like fennel, tarragon, peppermint and spearmint have an affinity for the digestive system. They act as support for the enzymatic and digestive processes in the body.

Let me know if you would like my coaching skills to help you as you heal yourself with enzymes. Young Living has enzymes of the highest quality and are my personal choice. This link will connect you to me when you purchase from Young Living.





Published by Gwendolyn Christopher Rodriguez

I am a certified aromatherapist and PraiseMoves instructor.

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