Inside LivingFuel: Digestive Enzymes

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Posted on 22nd April 2013 by admin in Super Health

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Before our regularly scheduled message today, we pause to pray for the victims and families of the Texas plant explosion last Wednesday.  Eleven of the fourteen killed in the tragedy were reportedly local volunteer firefighters.
In particular, let’s all give thanks today for the courageous and selfless first responders in our communities.

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 NIV
The health of your digestive system, commonly referred to as “gut” health” is often a clear indicator of your overall health.  Digestion is the beautifully complex process of converting food into usable molecules for human function.  A key component of this intricate process are digestive enzymes.
Digestive enzymes are proteins used by the body to help digest foods and maximize the delivery of life-giving nutrients to the body.  Our bodies naturally produce many digestive enzymes and they are also housed in many of the natural foods we eat—particularly in abundance in fresh, organic fruits and vegetables.
The complexity and significant amounts of plant protein and plant superfoods found in LivingFuel superfoods require the combination of multiple enzymes to optimize digestion.   Each of the proteolytic enzymes in LivingFuel has a different and distinct ability to break the chemical bonds found in the proteins, aiding digestion and maximizing nutrient availability.
The digestive enzymes, along with live prebiotics and probiotics, assist your body with digesting and absorbing the powerful foods in LivingFuel and also contribute to your healthly, smooth functioning gut.
Each serving of LivingFuel SuperBerry UltimateSuperBerry Original and SuperGreens functional superfoods each contain 300 mg of the enzymes Protease 6.0, Protease 4.5, Protease 3.0, Peptidase, Alpha-Galactosidase, Cullulose, Hemicellulose and Pectinase in a proprietary complex that works harmoniously with the superfoods, herbs, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants in LivingFuel.
Enjoy your “Living fuel” today!

Holiday Health Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 26th November 2011 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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In my book Super Health, I said that I believed that in five years glycation might be as well known as oxidation. Now, five years later, few people are aware that as you age your structural proteins are typically being slowly damaged by a process known as glycation, which is another damaging factor of equal standing with free radicals in oxidation and inflammation. To gain a basic understanding of glycation, consider that proteins are formed from amino acids and are essential for life, because they serve two critical roles. First, proteins provide structure for the body, such as collagen, which accounts for approximately one-third of your body’s total protein. It is found in skin, muscles, organs, and vascular structures and provides elasticity and cohesion to these structures. Second, proteins provide function in the form of enzymes that enable all life-sustaining biochemical reactions to occur within your body. Meanwhile, sugar, a simple carbohydrate, provides needed energy for your cells. When properly controlled and running smoothly, proteins and sugars interact without causing damage to the body.

Unfortunately, though, if during this process a sugar molecule (carbohydrate) attaches itself or cross-links with a protein molecule, the result is the formation of a nonfunctioning glycated protein structure called Advanced Glycation End products, or AGEs, which significantly alter the structure and function of proteins. It is ironic that the acronym is AGE, because it really is an accelerated aging process. This process is known as the Maillard or browning reaction and was first noted during the heating of foods in the presence of sugars. AGEs bind to a specific receptor for advanced glycated end products (RAGE), which is located on cells of the immune system (macrophages and T-cells), cells lining the blood vessels (endothelium), and vascular smooth muscle cells. The binding of AGE to the receptor, RAGE, results in damaging effects on those cells.

While AGEs are destructive enough on their own, their interaction with free radicals causes even more havoc in the aging human body. Many researchers suggest that oxidative stress may be involved in AGE formation and that, in a vicious cycle, AGEs may induce even more oxidative stress. In fact, most AGEs that accumulate in proteins are produced under oxidative conditions. As these AGEs and free radicals accumulate in cells and tissues, molecular damage and degradation down to the level of DNA increase, leading to many of the conditions associated with growing old. A growing body of scientific evidence theorizes that AGEs and similar molecules, such as advanced lipoxidation end products, or ALEs (the products of lipids cross-linking with sugars), are significant contributors to many common pathological processes leading to conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disorders, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, stroke, visual impairment, and skin disorders.

Because proteins are present throughout the body, it makes sense that the destructive capacity of AGEs is vast. Understanding how to prevent the formation of AGEs is critical to slowing the aging process and reducing the risk for degenerative diseases.

KC Craichy
The Super Health Diet

KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcasts: LivingFuel LivingProtein

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Posted on 28th October 2011 by admin in Super Health |SuperHealth Podcasts

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KC and Monica Craichy share about LivingFuel LivingProtein – our complete plant protein from clean and healthy non-GMO brown rice and yellow pea with fiber, live enzymes, probiotics, amino acids and antioxidants.

Living Protein is The Revolutionary Premium Protein Supplement

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