We live in the age of highly processed, mass produced and fast food options that can wreak havoc on even the healthiest person. Poor nutrition resulting from these diets is a common problem in adults in the US.

What is an Enzyme?

Food enzymes exist in raw foods to enhance the nutrient supply taken in by the body. Plant enzymes can actually begin the digestion process before the body’s digestive system begins its work. When foods are overly processed, these enzymes are removed. Though the shelf life of the food may be longer, the nutrients needed by the body are no longer found. For optimal health to be achieved, these food enzymes need to be replaced in the diet.

How Are Enzyme Deficiencies Expressed?

Symptoms of enzyme deficiency include:

  • Heartburn
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea/Constipation
  • Gas
  • Headaches
  • High Cholesterol


Consumers spend over 80 billion each year on products to help alleviate these symptoms, when the real problems can be attributed to poor diet. However, even with a proper diet if you are cooking your vegetables more than you eat them raw, you may find yourself in an enzyme deficient state. Enzymes are heat sensitive, and cooking them reduces the aided digestion naturally found in vegetables.


What Does This Have to Do With Chiropractic Care?

Missing enzymes need to be replaced in order for your body to function properly. The enzymes in your body act as a project manager, where the proteins, carbs, fats, and vitamins are the employees. Without a project manager on site, the employees might be tempted to slack off.

Dr. Knight is a nutritional therapist that will work with you to design a plan to restore optimum health to your life. Proper nutrition combined with his chiropractic specialties will restore a balance to your body.