The battle was fierce. The wolf spider was fighting for its life. The little blue wasp was fighting for the next generation. Suddenly the spider went limp. It was still alive, but it was incapable of moving its limbs.
How had the wasp done it? All venom, whether wasp, spider, or snake, works by stopping certain enzymes from functioning. The wasp’s venom stopped the spider’s motion by filling the receptor site of the enzymes that made motion possible.
Your body uses such tricks also, even though you don’t have venom. Your life is controlled by a complex series of enzymatic actions which are turned on or turned off as the occasion demands. Everything we do, think, or feel is the outcome of enzymes synthesizing or breaking down other molecules. Healing injuries, resisting disease organisms, and growing are enzyme driven.
Your body has a limited capacity to produce enzymes and is designed to make use of “captured” enzymes such as those found in raw foods. If you eat raw foods or use supplemental food enzymes with cooked meals, your body saves on the enzymes it needs to produce. It can then invest those savings in certain immune cells to “sting” disease organisms to enzymatically overcome them to keep you healthy.
By Ellis Hein