The main sign of deficiency of the pancreatic digestive enzymes is indigestion.
The gastrointestinal tract is a tube that goes from the mouth to the anus where digestion occurs. Digestion means that everything that we eat such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, etc., turn into our cells and tissues. The process of digestion largely depends on the pancreatic enzymes that split proteins, fats and carbohydrates into small particles – molecules, which can go through the gut’s wall into the blood and lymph. Our body uses these small particles to build its own cells and tissues.
The first part of the small intestine called duodenum is the most important place where 50% proteins, 90% of the fat and carbohydrates are digested. Digestion in the duodenum mostly depends upon the actions of the pancreatic enzymes and bile.
When the food is not digested properly the gut’s microorganisms tend to ferment it with releasing a lot of gas and many toxic irritated substances. Our body has only two openings to release these not properly digested food particles, gas and toxic materials: the mouth and anus.
Therefore it is easy understand the causes of the symptoms of the indigestion such as gas, bloating, belching, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and pains. This is an attempt of the body to get rid of the toxic stuff through the mouth.
On the other hand, lower abdominal pain, flatulence, constipation, diarrhea are the reactions of the body on the not properly digested food and using another way to move the gas and toxic materials throughout the anus.
Many people suffer from the symptoms of indigestion and do not know that increasing pancreatic digestive enzymes can improve the digestion and alleviate their symptoms.
Numerous people have never heard about the work of the pancreas or about pancreatic digestive enzymes. Humans could not survive without the digestive enzymes and the proper pancreatic function.
The pancreas and also the liver are two major digestive alkaline glands. They manufacture alkaline pancreatic juice and alkaline bile. Alkalinity of these glands is the core for the proper digestion.
Unfortunately, most of us have acidic life style. Stress, sedentary life style and acid-forming food such as processed products, sugars, white flour and a lot of meats make our body very acidic. Alcohol, drugs, some medications, Candida-yeast overgrowth can cause whole body acidity as well.
It is easy to prove if you are acidic or not by finding the measurement of the saliva and urine pH by litmus paper at home. Saliva and urine pH less than 6.6, shows that the person is in acidic condition.
Acidity kills the pancreas and liver and badly influences in the digestion by many ways.
Acidity change biochemistry of the bile and pancreatic juice making them very aggressive and irritated. It causes the inflammation, ulcers and possible cancers of the liver, pancreas, duodenum, stomach and colon. Aggressive acidic pancreatic juice and bile lead to spasms of many ducts, especially sphincter of Oddi – the central gate between the bile, pancreatic duct and duodenum. Spasms of the sphincter of Oddi is a common reason for the abdominal pain and pancreatitis; inflammation of the pancreas.
Acidity decreases activity of the pancreatic digestive enzymes. People can be on a healthy diet, but suffer of indigestion that means starvation between the abundance of the foods. Pancreatic digestive enzymes work only in the alkaline milieu.
The first, very important action in any kind of GI tract disorders with symptoms of indigestion is normalizing the proper, slightly alkaline acid-alkaline balance.
Only supplying the body with minerals and bicarbonates can naturally restore normal acid-alkaline balance. People can get them from alkaline-formed foods such as vegetables and non sweet fruits, healing mineral water such as Karlovy Vary mineral water, supplementation with minerals such as cellular magnesium-potassium, etc.
If many people know about alkaline-formed foods, or alkaline actions of supplemental minerals, drinking the healing mineral water is sound as something new. Drinking the healing Karlovy Vary mineral water has 500 years of history of healing variety of the digestive and liver disorders in Europe.
The small town in Czech Republic; Karlovy Vary is a famous world-class health mineral spa from the 16th century. From that time, hot spring water from the geyser Vridlo was vaporized to make genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt. By the opinions of the European doctors, mineral water that is prepared by dissolving this salt in the water at home has the same healing benefits as the water from the spring.
Mineral content of the Karlovy Vary healing mineral water is close to the content of the human plasma but has more bicarbonates and essential trace elements such as cobalt, zinc, selenium, etc. Millions sick and healthy people have safely drunk Karlovy Vary mineral water for healing, rejuvenation and cleansing for the centuries.
This water provides the body with vital minerals and bicarbonate, which are essential parts of the pancreatic juice and bile, and water makes these fluids alkaline. The European doctors found that Karlovy Vary healing mineral water enhances work of the pancreas. The pancreas produces more pancreatic enzymes. Water makes alkaline environment in the duodenum for proper function of the pancreatic digestive enzymes. It is known that pancreatic digestive enzymes can work only in the pH 7.5 and above that means truly alkaline environment.
Most nutrient digestion and absorption take place in the small intestine and really depend upon the proper amount and good quality of the pancreatic digestive enzymes. Epidemic of the digestive disorders has right connection to the decreasing of the pancreatic digestive enzymes. This is a price for ignoring biological law and abusing the pancreas; the vital alkaline digestive gland.
The information on this article is presented for educational, informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment and advice of a qualified licensed professional.