O'Brien has been in the health field since 1962. As an expert in enzyme
research, he has been involved in the formulation of numerous health
products. He has worked with several private clinics in studying how
diet affects people's health.
Is the food you're eating
digestible? If you eat mostly cooked food, it may not be. Studies have
shown that raw food is easier to digest and healthier than cooked food,
because it still contains enzymes.
Even raw food isn't as healthy
today as it was thirty years ago, because natural enzymes are being
systematically eliminated from our food through mineral depletion. This
forces the plant to sacrifice its own enzymes to replenish the soil. So
today's plants lack essential enzymes right from the start. God put
enzymes in our food, but we took them out.
Enzymes are the
workers in your body--they carry out every chemical reaction. To have
healthy body you need both workers (enzymes) and building materials. The
building materials are proteins, minerals and vitamins. All of these
are necessary to build a healthy structure. Trying to function without
all the necessary enzymes is like trying to build a house by yourself in
Contrast that with having all the enzymes you need in
your body so that your system can function properly. it's comparable to
the way the Amish are able to put up a three-story barn in twenty-four
hours because the whole community, even the little children, works on
it. We need to have enough enzymes in our bodies to do the job right.
first person to actively study enzymes was Dr. Edward Howell. He
determined that your quality of life and energy level depend on enzymes.
if you're low on enzymes, then you're out of workers and there's nobody
to build your "house" it's this lack of enzymes that causes health
it's a misconception among some doctors that you don't
need enzyme supplements because your body makes its own enzymes. While
it's true that your body does produce enzymes, if they aren't in the
right place at the right time they won't do any good. You need to take a
good digestive enzyme so your food will be thoroughly digested and your
liver will get the nutrition it needs to produce enzymes on its own.