Metabolism, the body’s engine

In terms of energy combustion there is not much difference between the combustion engine of a car and the human body. Both need oxygen and fuel for their energy supply. In fact the human body can be seen as a  carbon-oxygen machine. Fuel for the bodyActually there is...

Why you need enzymes and what you can do about it

What are enzymes? Our body has thousands of different enzymes, each of which enable a specific reaction. There are enzymes for the digestion of fats, or carbohydrates, for cell metabolism, detoxification of the liver, and much more. Humans, animals and plants all...

The lesser known benefits of probiotics

Taking probiotic supplements is a common way to maintain good intestinal bacteria and therefore health. Good probiotics are necessary because the intestines’ own friendly bacteria are not resistant to a Western lifestyle. Fequent use of antibiotics, coffee,...

What to do about leaky gut syndrome

Leaky gut syndrome has major consequences for all systems throughout the body. Knowing what¬†causes it and how it works can be a good step towards improved health. Our intestines are lined internally with cells called epithelial cells. Epithelium means ‘cover...

Getting your digestion back to where it should be

Enzymes are substances we are familiar with from activities like washing clothes, but they also play a vital role in our digestion. Among the many different types of enzymes at work in our intestinal system are enzymes that digest fats and others which affect...