by Judy Tsuei, Senior Copywriter, with Klee Irwin,
Formulator of Dual Action Cleanse and Liquid-Zymes,
and the Health Breakthroughs Staff
Klee Irwin verifies that "Like most Americans, you've probably experienced the symptoms before but tried not to speak of them. Heartburn. Bloating. Gas. Diarrhea. While these are common — and sometimes embarrassing — effects of poor digestion, they are by no means the only ailments that can occur."
Unhealthy digestive systems can also be responsible for a whole host of subtle yet troubling problems not commonly associated with digestive issues, such as fatigue, skin rashes, headaches, poor concentration and irritability (Westen, 2000). "It's evident that there is consumer interest in products to help naturally regulate the digestive system," observes Klee Irwin. "Certainly, the success of Dual Action Cleanse shows great public interest."
"Everyone assumes that digestion just normally happens, but it doesn't," says Howard Loomis, D.C. (1999), an authority in enzyme therapy and author of Enzymes: The Key to Health. "The importance of enzymes, while known by many people in the scientific community, is still a relative secret for the average consumer; essentially, the more you use these molecular powerhouses, the more you improve your own health," says Klee Irwin. That's why he recommends the usage of Dual Action Cleanse in conjunction with Liquid-Zymes to provide support for the digestive function, especially after colon cleansing and detoxification.
"Enzymes are critical for life," says Anthony J. Cichoke, D.C. (1999), author of The Complete Book of Enzyme Therapy. Enzymes are essential protein-based substances that function as catalysts for both the digestive system and for many chemical reactions in the body. There are two types of enzymes: metabolic and digestive. The body produces hundreds of thousands of metabolic enzymes to help you perform basic activities like walking and talking. Digestive enzymes, such as protease, amylase and lipase, break down proteins, carbohydrates and fats into usable nutrients.
"Digestive enzymes are essential to the digestive process and overall bodily health. My Liquid-Zymes product creates a synergy with Dual Action Cleanse to improve digestion," says Klee Irwin.
Enzymes come from the foods we eat and from what the body naturally produces. Any live, fresh fruit, vegetable or grain is a potential enzyme source, but only if the enzymes have not been destroyed by heat, radiation or any of the other processes to which we subject our modern-day foods. Processing food in any way, whether by boiling, baking, microwaving or steaming, kills enzymes (Westen, 2000).
"Despite the vital role enzymes play in keeping us healthy, many Americans do not get enough of them in their diets," finds Klee Irwin, creator of Dual Action Cleanse and Liquid-Zymes, confirming reports from the research community and other health professionals.
Unfortunately, the typical American diet is filled with high-fat, high-sodium meals grabbed on the go that lead to indigestion, heartburn, constipation and diarrhea (Mure, 1989). In addition, the quantity and quality of the body's enzymes decreases as you get older.
Nutritional Expert Klee Irwin, digestive-tract specialists and enzyme-therapy practitioners believe most people would benefit greatly from taking enzyme supplements (Cichoke, 2000a). The three classes of macronutrients in food-proteins, carbohydrates and fats-each have a corresponding class of digestive enzymes that convert these food materials into chemical substances used for the growth, maintenance and repair of the body (Dolby, 1998).
Every animal, including humans, must have an adequate source of protein in order to grow or maintain itself further explains Klee Irwin. Protease is the enzyme that helps digest proteins to:
Carbohydrates are essential, immediate sources of energy for the body, stored as glycogen for future use. If eaten in excessive amounts, however, the body changes carbs into stored fat.
While too much fat can cause severe health conditions, including heart disease and cancer, some fat is required. All cell membranes are made up of lipids (fats), so an adequate supply of Essential Fatty Acids in the diet is important to ensure viable cells. For that reason, Klee Irwin recommends the use of Essential Health Oil with the Dual Action Cleanse program. As important as it is to limit fat intake to between 20%-30% of your daily diet, it is equally important to ensure that you are properly digesting the fats you eat.
Klee Irwin and other health field researchers find that by "rebuilding" the digestive system, through healthier eating and enzyme supplements, you can make dramatic changes to your overall health for both the short and long-term.
Vocal advocates for a small but growing movement propose a key to optimal health and longevity: eating enough raw foods to make up 80% of your daily diet. Though they acknowledge that digestive enzymes start breaking down above 104 degrees and are destroyed at 118 degrees, some experts feel a diet of mostly raw foods may create a different set of problems, including a higher risk of bacterial and germ infestation.
Along with many notable nutritional researchers, Klee Irwin advocates for taking the middle ground-by incorporating more raw, enzyme-rich foods into your diet, plus enzyme supplements-may make more sense (Westen, 2000). For a holistic approach to overall health management, Klee Irwin suggests a methodology based on digestive support and internal cleansing, such as provided by the Dual Action Cleanse system integrated with usage of Liquid-Zymes.