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How do you guys feel about using digestive enzymes? Do you think they can have a negative effect like now allowing your body to produce enough of its own enzymes? Could any foods provide the same function as digestive enzymes? Ever since adding more veggies and fiber to my diet I have terrible bloating, and I'm looking for a solution.

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How do you guys feel about using digestive enzymes? Do you think they can have a negative effect like now allowing your body to produce enough of its own enzymes? Could any foods provide the same function as digestive enzymes? Ever since adding more veggies and fiber to my diet I have terrible bloating, and I'm looking for a solution.

I use digestive enzymes frequently (enzymedica's digest spectrum, not digest gold for me). They don't counteract your own body's ability to produce its own enzymes. If you are having digestive issues, your stomach already has problems so enzymes can help.

You may also look into probiotics and/or pepsin on HCL if you have low stomach acid. I briefly tried pepsin & hcl for digestion and it gave me a really flat stomach, but also I think it made my acne a bit worse (detox reaction?). So I just stick with digestive enzymes whenever I stray from my diet, and occasionally probiotics.

It's probably the veggies causing you bloating. Try to pair them up with a bit of starch, like a sweet potato, in addition to the fiber. Or even yogurt if you eat dairy.

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Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

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