Peterson Chiropractic Clinic

Gentle Precision Upper Cervical Chiropractic Methods

Enzyme Therapy

What is Enzyme Therapy?

Oral enzyme supplementation therapy is used to correct the enzyme deficiencies that can occur due to excessive stress on your body.

What can Enzyme Therapy help?

Dr. Peterson has successfully used Enzyme Therapy to help symptoms of allergies, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, severe bloating, constipation, shingles, yeast overgrowth and eczema just to name a few.

What’s involved?

Dr. Peterson uses a consultation, a 24-hour urinalysis test, as well as a structural and palpatory reflex exam to identify the major sources of stress on the body. Once the stress is identified, it must be reduced or eliminated in order for the body to heal (itself). It is very important to know that if stress is not eliminated the body simply cannot or will not heal. As the stress is reduced or eliminated, oral enzyme supplementation will improve digestion, which will then help your organs and body processes that may have become exhausted and undernourished. The oral supplements provided by the Doctors are categorized as whole foods. So you are actually healing your body with food!

What are enzymes?

Enzymes run the biochemical reactions in all living things: humans, animals, and plants. If it grows or ripens, it has enzymes in it. Enzymes are found in raw foods. According to the late enzyme research pioneer, Dr. Edward Howell, there are three different types of enzymes: those that occur in our food, those that are made in the body for the digestion of food, and the metabolic enzymes produced by the body that are made to run the biochemical reactions occurring in the body. Food enzymes are destroyed or removed anytime the food is cooked, processed, or genetically engineered for a longer shelf-life. Your body needs these essential nutrients to aid in the digestive process, so that your body does not have to produce all of the enzymes for the digestion of food.

How can I get tested?

There are several examination options available. Please contact the Peterson Chiropractic Clinic, Ltd. for more information or to schedule a consultation to determine the option that best meets your requirements.



Dr. Hans Selye is unquestionably one of the great pioneers of health research. He has authored 40 books, written over 1700 technical articles for scientific journals and has won many prestigious awards including several nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. He spent over 30 years researching stress and its affects on the human body. His conclusion in all of his decades of research is this, "Stress is a specific entity and is the only disease we have to fight as humans." Did you know that stress comes in three forms? Stress is expressed within these categories: Structural (mechanical), Emotional, and Nutritional. What this means according to Selye is that there are literally only three causes of the majority of the diseases that we face. Selye’s research also discovered that regardless which source the stress comes from, the body fights these three forms of stress in exactly the same manner. When under stress, the body burns more nutrition, creates more waste and uses up your enzymes in the process.

What is Structural stress?

Structural or mechanical stress is either body imbalance, or a mechanical restriction somewhere in the body. A few examples: subluxations (pinched nerves) in your spine, a twisted pelvis from body imbalance which causes one leg to become shorter than the other, or Morton’s Syndrome (where your second toe is longer than your big toe), just to name a few.

What is Emotional stress?

Who does not have some form of emotional stress? Emotional or energetic stress from the past, present or future can be caused by issues with yourself, your significant other, family, friends, co-workers or just life in general.

What is a Nutritional stress?

You can experience this kind of stress by choosing to consume too much low quality or processed food. Or you might have the inability to digest your food properly. The body runs on three things: protein, fat and carbs. If you cannot digest one, two or a combination of the three, that is a major nutritional stress to your body every time you eat that item. This makes the body work much harder trying to get that undigested food out of your system.


Your Body

The human body needs stimulation and needs a certain amount of stress every day for it to thrive. But it is the excessive amounts of stress or the stress that is present on your body for long periods of time that wears down your body. When your stress levels are high you do not digest your food well. A common misconception is that the food we eat is automatically digested, absorbed and used 100% by our body. Just because you stick food in your mouth, chew and swallow it, does not mean that it is 100% digested, absorbed and used by your body. When stress levels are high, digestion is always weakened and it is only a matter of time before the body gets some type of symptoms. Over time, you can then start to develop a disease process in your body.

Common symptoms of compromised digestion are:

Constipation, diarrhea, bloating, cramping, food cravings, feeling sleepy after eating, inability to think clearly, fatigue, that extra 20 pounds, blood sugar problems, stiffness, allergies and headaches. ALL of these "symptoms" have ONE thing in common. What is it? They all can be symptoms of enzyme deficiencies in your body.

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