Enzymes for Optimal Health During Cancer Healing

In Alternative Cancer Therapies, Alternatives Cancer Treatment, Anticancer diet, Cancer, Cancer Coach, Cononavirus, COVID-19, Enzymatic Therapy for Cancer, Uncategorized on December 10, 2020 at 4:38 pm

Many are aware of the benefits of enzymes as a boost to heal from cancer. While your doctor has likely not handed you a prescription for carrots, sauerkraut, or broccoli, we know that diet plays a huge role in healing from cancer. Certain foods (and supplements) can target cancer cells, inhibit progression, and make the body inhospitable to cancer. But what is it about enzymes in our food that makes a difference?

Simply put, metabolic enzymes promote optimal function of heart, brain, lung, and kidney function. They do this by helping the body break down large food molecules into smaller units that can be absorbed and utilized by cells, which is how our bodies get nourished from the proteins, fats, and carbs we consume.

There are literally hundreds of metabolic enzymes in our cells, organs, blood, and bones. They are secreted by the salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, and small intestine. But to clarify, there are basically three main types of enzymes.  The enzyme protease works to digest proteins, lipase helps to digest fats, and amylase works on carbs. In other words, enzymes speed up the digestive process so nutrients from food can be properly absorbed. When food is digested too slowly the pancreas and other organs feel the stress and are less able to rebuild cells and tissues and keep the immune system functioning properly.

The problem is we usually lack enzymes because we cook our food to death. But that isn’t the only problem. Processed foods, excessive stress, and many other things can deplete enzyme reserves. Eating a mostly plant-based raw diet along with cultured and sprouted foods can help. Foods that contain considerable digestive enzymes include pineapple (especially the core), mangoes, bananas, raw honey, avocados, kiwi, ginger, sprouted seeds, and fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi. Too cold for a completely raw diet right now? I am right there with you. Make a soup to go along with your salad or add fresh sprouts to your soup as a garnish.

However, if you still notice that are losing weight, have a change in your stool, or have excessive gas or pain after eating you may benefit from taking supplemental enzymes. Also important is to keep the body in balance, meaning your pH level may be too acidic, which according to some, prevents the enzymes from working properly. If that fails to bring you comfort, you might need to switch your brand as each enzyme has slightly different ratios of all three digestive enzymes (lipase, protease, and amylase and some don’t contain all). Please note that supplements are best taken directly before your meal.

A few supplements you might find helpful:

Enzymedica Digest Gold





The above information is not meant as a cancer treatment, but rather to improve digestion to boost immune function and improve health. Many alternative doctors do use enzyme therapies specifically to target cancer. According to the late cancer specialist Nicholas Gonzalez, high-dose enzyme therapy helps to break down tumors, clear the circulatory system of debris, and stimulate the immune system. Some also believe enzymes can break down the protective coating of cancer-promoting viruses so that they can be seen and targeted by the immune system.  Please note that high dose enzyme therapy should only be done under the guidance of a medical professional.

Lastly, right now with the ongoing COVID issue, good nutrition and optimal absorption is our best defense –that and maintaining a superior vitamin D level (always with K2 support).

If you’d like more guidance, I’d love to work with you! Check out my “Contact Us” page or email elyn@elynjacobs.com for more details.


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Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor and holistic cancer strategist who helps people make healthier, less-toxic choices for their healing. She emphasizes the importance of not just surviving cancer but surviving well and reducing the risk of recurrence. Elyn specializes in understanding the role of estrogen in breast cancer and debunks the myths associated. She is a Contributing Editor for The Truth About Cancer and is on the Medical Advisory Board for BeatCancer.Org and the Advisory Board to the Radical Remission Project. Elyn has written for numerous journals and publications. She was the former Executive Director of the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation and the creator and host of the Survive and Live Well Radio Show. To contact Elyn, visit http://www.elynjacobs.com. Elyn offers consults via Skype, phone, or in-person. Elyn does not provide online advice.

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  1. Thank you Elyn – it’s good to get reminders about how we can stay on track and help ourselves to beat cancer.

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