Childrens Diseases Linked to Poor Nutrition and Low Enzyme Activity

Digestive Wellness for Children is the latest book by nationally known nutritionist Dr. Elizabeth Lipski. The book is a thorough guide for parents, empowering them to create optimum health for their children simply, on a day to day basis.

Many of childrens health problems such as ADD, obesity, autism, asthma, depression, and diabetes actually stem from poor food choice and faulty digestion, according to Dr. Lipski. Much of this illness is preventable, controllable, and curable. She teaches that we are not what we eat, but what we digest, and digestive depends on maintaining a healthy balance of digestive enzymes.

When there is a lack of the necessary enzymes or an imbalance in a child’s digestive tract, this can result in poor digestion, deficiency of necessary vitamins and minerals and in the long run and disease. According to “Digestive Wellness for Children,” we use enzymes for such diverse purposes as making energy, thinking, controlling blood sugar, utilizing nutrients, and removing wastes. Enzymes are made in the body from the proteins we ingest and by recycling ones we’ve already used. Unfortunately, cooked, packaged and processed foods are enzyme depleted. As these foods are basically what most of our children eat, many children can benefit from enzyme supplementation, states Dr. Lipski.

According to DicQue Fuller, founder and president of Transformation Enzyme Corporation, who healed her own daughter with enzyme therapy, Children are treated not by size, but by need. Some children and babies can receive as many enzymes as an adult patient if necessary. There is no evidence that extra enzymes cause any sort of damage, even over a long period of time. However, there is an overwhelming amount of information showing just how depleted of enzymes we are in general, and the negative effects of this on the general population.

Other ways to maximize your enzyme intake for your children, on a day to day basis, include:

  • Eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Try one new vegetable every week (Let you child pick!)
  • Grow a garden with your children
  • Go shopping at farmers markets and support your local growers!

What children are fed, and their own ability to create enzymes can be greatly enhanced by taking daily enzymatic supplements to support their health and longevity. It’s never too early to start. Your can give a child enzymes from the first day they come home from the hospital, or to the mother if they’re breastfeeding, according to Dr. Lipski.

Find more information on using digestive enzymes with children by visiting the enzyme section at Healthcare professionals can visit for more information.