When you hear the word “enzyme,” you most likely associate it with digestion, but you may not realize that proteolytic enzymes are the body’s main defense against cancer. Enzymes act as catalysts for the many chemical reactions that take place in the body, and are essential for building, maintenance and repair. They also have the potential to reverse cancer. Why is high dose enzyme therapy so effective for cancer?
Pancreatic Enzyme Therapy
Pancreatic enzymes have an anti-cancer effect in the body. They word “enzyme” was coined in 1858 by Wilhelm Kuhne, a German scientist who isolated trypsin, the main enzyme in the small intestine that digests protein. Pancreatic enzymes are also referred to as proteolytic or metabolic enzymes. They are responsible for breaking down proteins into amino acids.
By 1900, proteolytic enzymes were widely used as an alternative protocol to treat cancer. Not only are enzymes vital for digestion, once they enter the bloodstream, they degrade the outer protective coating pathogens use to evade the immune system. Aside from secreting enzymes that digest protein, such as protease, the pancreas also produces amylase, lipase, cellulase, and lactase, that digest carbohydrates, fats, fiber, and milk sugar, respectively. Enzymes combat cancer just as penicillin destroys bacteria.
Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, who passed away in 2015, was an avid proponent of high-dose enzyme therapy. He used this therapy as part of his three-part approach to treating cancer, which I’ll talk more about below.
Systemic Enzyme Therapy
Proteolytic enzymes become systemic when taken on an empty stomach. This means they pass into the bloodstream, unimpeded by the digestive system, where they are responsible for many chemical and cellular reactions within the body. When enzymes circulating in the bloodstream digest dysfunctional and damaged cells, including cells that are cancerous. They also catalyze abnormal proteins. Although pancreatic and proteolytic enzymes are made in the pancreas to aid digestion, they’re highly effective when taken in supplemental form.
Toxins and waste build up in the bloodstream and lymphatic system when enzymes are in short supply, which negatively impacts immune function. On the other hand, when enzymes are plentiful, they boost the immune system, which is a vital component when fighting cancer. Systemic enzymes break down fibrin, which is a tough, sticky protein that plays a major role in blood clotting. They also break down toxins, allergens, and excess mucus in the bloodstream.
Enzymes are an effective alternative to NSAIDs, helping to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling. Unlike NSAIDs, however, they target only harmful circulating immune complexes (CICs), while leaving beneficial CICs untouched. This means you can experience pain reduction without any harmful effects.
High Dose Enzyme Therapy
Alternative cancer protocols use high-dose enzyme therapy to break down tumors, sweep the circulatory system of debris, and stimulate immune function. Systemic enzymes, used in these protocols, break down the protective coating of viruses, liberating them so they can be identified and attacked by the immune system. Viruses and other pathogenic microorganisms greatly increase toxic load, burdening the immune system. Eliminating these infections is paramount for optimal immune function.
This same process applies to cancer cells. When fibrin is broken down, the immune system is then able to target pathogenic invaders more efficiently. Enzymes also increase immune function by stimulating immune molecules, such as cytokines, macrophages, and natural killer cells. With the immune system operating at full throttle, it can go about its duties of preventing the growth and spread of cancer.
Systemic enzymes boost the effectiveness of conventional cancer therapies like chemotherapy and radiation. Chemotherapy is better able to attack cancer cells when fibrin is broken down, and lower doses can be used. Because of their anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, enzymes are helpful in mitigating the negative side effects of chemotherapy, such as vomiting, pain, muscle wasting, and exhaustion. Enzymes are also helpful in breaking down scar tissue, a side effect of radiation. Furthermore, patients recover more quickly from surgery when taking enzymes.
Enzyme Therapy Benefits
There are many benefits of enzyme therapy, not only for treating cancer, but for cancer prevention, pain reduction, and general well-being. Here’s a list of the beneficial effects enzyme therapy has on the human body:
- Reduces inflammation
- Dissolves scar tissue
- Decreases pain and swelling
- Improves circulation
- Boosts the immune system
- Breaks down fibrin
- Removes waste from the bloodstream
- Improves liver function
- Increases the efficiency of white blood cells
- Manages yeast overgrowth
- Accelerates recovery
- Dissolves blood clots and plaque
- Reduces allergies
In addition to these numerous benefits, enzymes also bind anti-proteinases, which inhibit metastasis. They interact with adhesion factors, further inhibiting the spread of cancer and tumor growth. Enzymes reduce free radicals by promoting enzymes that have antioxidant properties. This is significant because free radicals can initiate oncogene expression.
Nutritional Therapy And Detoxification Methods
High-dose enzyme therapy, used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and detoxification techniques, provides a three-strikes-you’re-out approach to eradicating cancer. Eating according to your metabolic type is essential for building up the fundamental control systems within the body, leading to homeostasis, and optimal immune function. When cells are adequately nourished, they mobilize and dump toxins. The enzymes can then go about their housecleaning duties. As cancerous tumors are broken down, toxic debris builds up, and needs to be eliminated. This is why detoxification strategies are absolutely vital when using enzyme therapy.
Therapies that support the colon, kidneys, liver, and skin to detoxify are paramount when using large doses of enzymes. Colon cleanses, coffee enemas, liver flushes, juice fasts, sauna therapy, and rebounding are supportive detox methods to remove the waste left over from tumor lysis, or breakdown.
Tumor lysis syndrome occurs when massive amounts of toxic debris from tumor breakdown is released into the bloodstream. This can injure the kidneys, increasing oxidation and inflammation, and can eventually lead to kidney and liver failure. This syndrome can be life-threatening, so it’s imperative when using copious amounts of enzymes, to also incorporate detoxification strategies.
Plant Based Enzymes And Enzymes Derived From Animals
Systemic enzymes are both plant and animal-based. Papain from papaya, and bromelain from pineapples, are two commonly used and widely-available plant-based enzymes. Trypsin, pancreatin, and chymotrypsin are enzymes derived from animals. Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme that comes from silkworms, and is powerful at fighting inflammation. Nattokinase is a fibrinolytic enzyme extracted from natto, a Japanese bacterial ferment, made from soybeans.
Animal-based enzymes are the most effective against combating cancer. Below is an enzymatic cancer protocol I’ve used with clients. No side effects have been noted using high-dose enzyme therapy. When beginning this protocol, start slowly and gradually build up to the daily recommended dose. It’s advisable to cycle off and on if a Herxheimer’s, or toxic reaction, occurs.
Keep in mind, enzymes need to be taken away from food. It is preferable to wait two hours after a meal, but at a minimum, wait at least one hour. Enzymes aren’t cheap, and you’ll have to remember to take them throughout the day. I know this isn’t ideal, but either is conventional cancer treatment that comes with a host of miserable side effects.
Enzyme Therapy For Cancer Protocol
For cancer prevention:
- 8-10 enzymes in the morning on an empty stomach, and again before bed
For cancer treatment:
- 20-30 capsules on an empty stomach two hours after breakfast
- 10-20 capsules mid-afternoon at least one hour after lunch
- 20-30 capsules before bed on an empty stomach
Those with metastatic cancer should take as many enzymes, throughout the day, as they can reasonably afford.
Enzymes play an essential role in optimal health. Not only are they indispensable for digestion, they support detoxification, reduce inflammation, boost immunity, increase circulation, absorb nutrients, and are vital for healthy mental function.
The pancreas makes these life-giving enzymes, and they’re also found in certain foods, particularly raw, sprouted, and fermented foods.
High-dose enzyme therapy is a natural cancer protocol that has been highly successful in treating this much-feared disease. It’s useful for many other conditions as well, including autoimmunity, osteoarthritis, and infections. Enzyme production decreases with age, so even if you’re not battling cancer, it’s a good idea to optimize your enzyme intake to prevent and maintain health.
Do you or a loved one have cancer? Have you considered using high-dose enzyme therapy? Let me know in the comments:)