Enzyme Therapy Lake Worth FL

The thousands of enzymes at work in the body can be divided into two main categories: digestive and metabolic (aka nondigestive). Digestive enzymes work inside the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Without the proper digestive enzymes, the body can’t absorb nutrients from food.

Lawrence Weinstein
(561) 200-3583
Bethesda Health City
Boynton Beach, FL
Business
Cardiology Associates of South Florida
Specialties
Nutrition, Internal Medicine
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: MedicareMedicaidHealthy District of Palm Beach CountyUnited HealthBCBSAetnaCignaGHIHumana
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Delray Medical Center, Bethesda Medical Center, Boca Raton Community Hospital
Residency Training: Mt. Sinai and St Lukes Roosevelt New York
Medical School: Mt. Sinai Medical School, 1984
Additional Information
Member Organizations: AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY
Awards: American Red Cross Hero Appreciation Award for Head of Pharmacy Delray Medical Center
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,French,German

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David Schnitzer D.O.M., NCCAM Dipl.
(561) 615-4535
Specializing in addictions and pain mgmt.,400 Executive Center Drive, Suite
West Palm Beach, FL
Specialty
Acupuncture, Herbology, MicroCurrent Therapy, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Associated Hospitals
Balance Point Acupuncture

Dara Wittenberg
1420 Highland Lane
Del Ray Beach, FL
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Daisy Merey, MD
(561) 659-6756
200 Butler St Ste 1
West Palm Beach, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition, Family Medicine
Gender
Female
Languages
French, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian
Education
Medical School: Centro Biomedico Cuauhnahuac Esc De Med, Cuernavaca, Morelos
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Columbia Hosp, West Palm Bch, Fl
Group Practice: Dr Merey's Ideal Weight Clinic

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Stephanie Svoda
2900 Olivewood Terrace, # 105
Boca Raton, FL
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Daisy Merey, MD
(561) 820-1437
525 S Flagler Dr Apt 23D
West Palm Beach, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition, Family Medicine
Gender
Female
Languages
French, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian
Education
Medical School: Centro Biomedico Cuauhnahuac Esc De Med, Cuernavaca, Morelos
Graduation Year: 1979

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David C Dodson, MD
(617) 332-3431
1411 N Flagler Dr
West Palm Beach, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ottawa, Fac Of Med, Ottawa, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton L F, Ma

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Glenn Farinacci
(917) 992-0209
1730 S. Federal Hwy, #208
Delray Beach, FL
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Holistic & Integrative Medical Practice
(561) 998-0309
7300 North Federal Highway, Suite 102
Boca Raton, FL
Services
Yeast Syndrome, Weight Management, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Gynecology, Geriatrics, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Diabetes, Dermatology, Brain Longevity, Bio-identical HRT, Auriculotherapy, Arthritis, Allergy, Addiction, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Flapca Enterprises, Llc
(561) 826-5483
3013 Yamato Rd
Boca Raton, FL
 
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Alternative Medicine Cabinet - Enzyme Therapy: Is It Worth It?

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By Catherine Guthrie

Dairy products are an occupational hazard for Barry Marcus. As a pastry chef instructor, the 51-year-old must nibble nonstop on the sweet creations his students concoct during class. Each bite of pastry is almost sure to contain milk, butter, or cream.

The problem isn’t so much the calories or fat (though they’re not exactly health-inducing) but that Marcus is lactose intolerant, which means his body doesn’t make enough lactase—the enzyme that breaks down lactose—to allow him to indulge his pastry passion. “Just a teaspoon of milk is enough to make me really uncomfortable the next day,” he says.

So Marcus leans heavily on an enzyme supplement that breaks down the lactose in dairy products. “I’m like a drug addict,” he chuckles. “I pop those pills all day long. Lactaid saved my life.”

Odds are you know someone like Marcus whose gustatory pleasures are dependent on enzyme products such as Lactaid and Beano. In cases like this, conventional doctors don’t hesitate to recommend enzyme supplements. But for decades, alternative practitioners have been tapping enzymes to treat a much wider range of problems, from arthritis to cancer. And new research suggests this widespread application may, indeed, be worthwhile. Here’s why.

What are enzymes?
The thousands of enzymes at work in the body can be divided into two main categories: digestive and metabolic (aka nondigestive). Digestive enzymes work inside the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Without the proper digestive enzymes, the body can’t absorb nutrients from food. Metabolic enzymes, on the other hand, work to repair damaged cells, build new ones, and fuel all the body’s biochemical activities.

When should you supplement?
Enzyme enthusiasts claim that the modern-day diet and environmental toxins impair the body’s ability to make enzymes. Everything people do, from cooking their food to taking prescription drugs to drinking fluoridated water, kills enzymes, says Lita Lee, a chemist and coauthor of The Enzyme Cure. “And many health conditions can be linked to an enzyme deficiency.” That’s why proponents say it makes sense to take supplemental enzymes, which are made from plants and animal organs (primarily the pancreas).
Many Western physicians, however, disagree. They say a healthy person produces far more (some say up to ten times more) enzymes than the body needs to maintain health. So, who to believe? There’s no easy answer, but there is some consensus.

Both alternative and conventional practitioners agree that supplemental enzymes are helpful for people who can’t produce certain enzymes on their own, such as those with cystic fibrosis or Gaucher’s disease, a metabolic disorder. Enzyme therapy is also becoming more common on both fronts as a treatment for people with poor digestion and food allergies. Millions of Americans suffer from stomach woes, such as constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and g...

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