Are you digesting what you eat?

The key to nutrition is digestion. If your body can’t digest the food you put into your body than you are not getting the essential nutrients needed to “BE HEALTHY.”


With the rise in disease and obesity in our country every year, new emphasis has been placed on diet and nutrition. Whether it’s eating raw foods, organic whole foods, or just a new diet trend, eating habits have become a hot topic, and with good reason.

But there are many people who still have health problems despite eating those raw, organic whole foods or following those fad diet trends. A new question should be asked….How well does your body handle what you eat? The digestive system is such an intricate and complex system that can be disrupted by environmental and emotional stresses. These stresses can lead to a compromised
system that leaves the body imbalanced and in a toxic state.

The key to nutrition is digestion. If your body can’t digest the food you put into your body, no matter how healthy it is, than you are not getting the essential nutrients needed to “BE HEALTHY.”

All natural and raw foods contain enzymes that aid digestion. Dr.Edward Howell, a pioneer in enzyme nutrition said:

"Enzymes are substances that make life possible. They are needed for every chemical reaction that takes place in the human body. In both maintaining health and in healing, enzymes and only enzymes actually do the work."

But a problem we see in our American diet is too much processed foods which have their enzymes removed and replaced with vitamins to lengthen shelf life. Also, through the cooking process of many foods those supportive enzymes are destroyed and lead to incomplete digestion. Here's a question for you, if those vitamins were so important that the foods needed to be "fortified" again with vitamins, don't you think it would be important to replace those removed enzymes “that make life possible”?

Over time, undigested food left in digestive system will actually decompose and rot which creates an environment that is toxic to the body. With the long term toxicity, many organs become damaged and undigested foods can even enter the blood stream becoming circulating immune complexes. This long term stress will exhaust and fatigue our immune system and that’s when signs and symptoms of disease show.

When nutritional stress in found and removed and when the body is supplemented with enzymes that aid digestion, complete breakdown of food can
occur. This will allow your body to assimilate the nutrients, vitamins and minerals
that the body needs in order to produce energy and health so that the body can
function optimally and heal itself.


Dr. Jared Newman is a Chiropractor and Internal Health Specialist at Newman Chiropractic and Wellness in Encinitas. He has been trained and certified by the Loomis Institute of Enzyme Nutrition to recognize and analyze signs and symptoms of a patients’ problem. He uses that analysis to examine the body for mechanical and nutritional stressors that are a result of a compromised digestive system. He is able to help many people who have structural problems which cause pain and also help them obtain optimal internal health through enzyme supplementation, proper nutrition and digestion of the food they eat. www.NewmanChiroSD.com

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