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Proteolytic enzyme therapy

Proteolytic enzyme therapy, also known as systemic enzyme therapy, is a popular alternative cancer treatment in Europe that involves using a combination of enzymes to break down cancer cells and boost the immune system. Here are some key points about this therapy:

  1. Mechanism of Action:
  • Proteolytic enzymes break down proteins in the body.
  • These enzymes also help reduce inflammation, boost immune function, and improve circulation.
  • Studies have shown that proteolytic enzyme therapy can improve quality of life in cancer patients and may even improve survival rates (Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19678785/).
  1. Types of Enzymes Used:
  • Proteolytic enzyme therapy typically involves a combination of enzymes, including bromelain (from pineapple), papain (from papaya), and serrapeptase (from silkworms).
  • These enzymes are often combined with other supplements, such as antioxidants and vitamins, to further support immune function and reduce inflammation.
  1. Administration of Enzymes:
  • Proteolytic enzyme therapy is typically administered orally, either in capsule or tablet form.
  • The enzymes are taken on an empty stomach to maximize absorption, and dosages may vary depending on the type and stage of illness.
  • Treatment duration may also vary, with some patients taking enzymes for several months or even years.
  1. Safety and Side Effects:
  • Proteolytic enzyme therapy is generally considered safe, with few reported side effects.
  • However, it’s important to note that these enzymes can interact with certain medications, so it’s important to consult with a healthcare practitioner before starting this therapy.
  • In rare cases, some individuals may experience allergic reactions or gastrointestinal discomfort from taking proteolytic enzymes.

In conclusion, proteolytic enzyme therapy is a promising alternative treatment that has shown potential in improving quality of life and survival rates even in cancer patients. While more research is needed to fully understand the benefits and risks of this therapy, it is becoming increasingly popular in Europe as a complementary treatment to conventional cancer therapies. Individuals considering proteolytic enzyme therapy should consult with a healthcare practitioner to determine if this therapy is right for them.

Meet the Author

Dr. Matz DC

Dr. Jeffrey E. Matz, DC, MS, is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. He is licensed to practice in SC, NC, and GA. Dr. Matz is passionate about functional medicine and strives to help patients achieve optimal health. His focus is on helping our members with hormone imbalances, autoimmune conditions, chronic pain conditions, and diabetes. Among the thousands of people Dr. Matz has treated include Carolina Panthers football players, PGA Tour and Champions Tour golfers, collegiate athletes, and local and international celebrities. Dr. Matz was a semiprofessional cyclist, and has competed in triathlons for the last 7 years, including completing an IRONMAN triathlon.

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