Enzymes and essential oils

Posted By Dr. Kim on Feb 21, 2012 in Articles, Feature, Nutritional Supplements for Dogs & Cats |

Great Dane pup eating green tripeThis is my Great Dane puppy Meshach eating raw green tripe which is loaded with enzymes and probiotics! One of the things I’ve always taught on my podcast and in my writing is how important a role enzymes (and probiotics) play in our health and that of our animals. It is challenging to get people to see the need to feed our animals the natural, raw diets that nature intended for them to eat because of all the brainwashing done through advertising among other things. However, the fact remains that we are all born with an enzyme reserve and when that reserve is gone so are we! We MUST get enzymes from our food and that won’t happen if all we eat is processed, microwaved food. It doesn’t happen for our animals either when fed nothing but processed junk food from a bag or can (no matter what label is on the outside!). Gary Young, Founder of Young Living, explains in the following article what enzymes are, what they do and why we need them – AND that includes our animals!

Essential Enzymes and Essential Oils
by D. Gary Young, et al.

What exactly are enzymes? Many Young Living distributors make sure to eat some of their food raw in order to receive food enzymes. But what exactly are enzymes? Enzymes are proteins produced by living organisms and, like all proteins, are composed of amino acids. Proteins are formed by stringing together long chains of amino acids, which have literally millions of different structures. All of the tissues and hormones of our body are built from proteins. But Enzymes are a special kind of protein.

Enzymes are catalysts that enable and guide many essential biochemical reactions in our bodies. Without enzymes we could not live and function in our physical bodies. Enzymes are not consumed in the daily processes of the body. They are like supervisors and administrators who do not engage in the actual details of a workforce that carries out the mission of a corporation, yet without supervision the workforce could not work efficiently and, perhaps, would not be able to accomplish the corporate mission at all.

Enzymes are like the orchestra conductor who does not actually play an instrument nor sound any of the notes of a symphony, yet without a conductor, the orchestra could not function at all, or at least not perform very well. Hence, without enzymes as directors and administrators to keep our bodily functions operating smoothly, we cannot maintain health and normal bodily functions nor expect to live a long life.

Some of the things that disrupt or destroy our enzymes include many common pharmaceuticals. If you are taking Ibuprofen, Tylenol, or an antibiotic; if you are receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy; or if you are cooking your food in a microwave, you are destroying your enzymes, and the enzymes cannot build or develop in your system.

Without the enzymes, some metabolic processes would happen very slowly or not at all. Our body has many different kinds of enzymes, but the three major categories are digestive, food, and metabolic.

Each enzyme has a specific blueprint and a specific function. Every daily biochemical function of the body requires enzymes to facilitate the building of compounds from the body’ raw materials, unlock nutrients, and break down substances such as food, toxins, and chemical wastes in the body. Therefore, when enzymes are disrupted, our bodies lose their ability to function properly.

Young Living wants all distributors, including those in their 60’s and beyond, to enjoy a zestful, healthy life. The higher the level of hormones and enzymes you can maintain, the greater longevity you will have, the greater flexibility you will have in your joints and muscles, the greater strength you will have, and the more elasticity you will have in your ligaments; then when you are 60 plus years old, you will be able to do the things you did when you were 30 years old.

So how does that happen? It’s called discipline. It’s called commitment to a purpose like good eating habits and the supplements you choose.

The upper stomach is only slightly acid or neutral, with a pH of 6.5-7.0. Food remains there for one hour and then enters the lower stomach, which is very acid, with a pH of 2.5-5.0. It is really critical to your health to maintain good pH. What helps to maintain a proper pH in the stomach? Two things: Enzymes, No. 1, and probiotics (intestinal flora), No. 2.

You have to have intestinal flora and enzymes to maintain a good pH range in the gut. If you don’t, what is the end result of not having good pH? Burping, gas, excessive acid, headache, stomach ache -all those wonderful things that we sometimes experience.

When you apply, taste, or smell an essential oil, you are also stimulating the production of certain enzymes in your body.

I had a discussion with one of my professors years ago when I was at the Anadolu University in Turkey studying oil chemistry and GC and mass spectrometry. I had been having a fascinating debate with Dr. Bashir, who later visited me when I had the clinic in Springville, Utah. I told him that I believe essential oils have enzymes in them. He just about went ballistic and said that there is no way essential oils have enzymes.

I told him that it’s true that you can’t see the enzymes in essential oils under a microscope. But think about this example: It takes a sperm and an egg to make a child, and after that child is conceived and begins to grow, you can’t find the sperm or the egg, but they were there and their influence continues.

It’s the same in essential oils. The enzymes are in the plant that produced that oil; therefore, the blueprints of the enzymes, or their energetic signatures, are then in the oil.

Because of that, more and more we’re seeing evidence of essential oils activating enzymes, so when you put an oil on your body or ingest it through food, drink, or under your tongue, you are stimulating certain enzyme productions in your body.

Last year I met Dr. Bashir in Cape Town, South Africa, at a conference. He grabbed me and hugged me and said, “Gary, you were right.” It was worth going all the way to Cape Town just to hear that.

Essential oils are invaluable to human beings. And one of their major contributions to our lives are their ability to stimulate enzyme production.


Frankincense is known to cause tumor reduction (anti-blastic) and has been credited with remission of cancer in many cases. The other day Dr. Suhail and I were talking about frankincense, and he asked me if I knew something that I wasn’t telling him, and I said, “Well, I’ll tell you my feeling. Frankincense does not kill abnormal cells.

He replied, “But, Gary, I’m seeing the evidence of frankincense killing abnormal cells every day.”

I told him that what he is seeing is an illusion and that frankincense does not kill anything, because God did not create it to kill. Instead, frankincense digests abnormal cells (breaks them down).

He came up out of his chair and exclaimed, “I knew it; I knew it! Frankincense digests abnormal cells!

Dr. Edward Close made a similar statement in his book, “Nature’s Mold Rx,” concerning mold remediation with Thieves oil blend. He said, “Thieves does not kill fungus; Thieves digests fungus.

So, what does it take to digest? Enzymes.

Enzymatic “blueprints” are in every essential oil. So some of the components in an oil will cause the blueprints of the enzymes to direct the traffic. With frankincense, we don’t know if it’s the boswellic acid or incensole or a combination of the pinenes and the sesquiterpenes that are directing the enzymatic activity in targeting abnormal cells. We don’t have the answer yet, but one day we will know. We just know that whether we understand the mechanism or not, frankincense works.

I can tell when I haven’t taken my enzymes for a couple of days, because I’ll start feeling a little tickle in the back of my throat, or I’ll feel a little congestion in my head, especially when traveling.

Nothing is harder on the body than traveling, particularly if you are traveling internationally. You are exposed to so much when you travel – radiation exposure, elevation changes, climatic changes, environmental changes, and going in and out of hotel rooms that you don’t know who was in the night before. So how do you do that and stay healthy?

Recently, I was gone for six days and only slept in the same bed for two nights. Then I came home for two nights and then traveled to Florida. That is stressful on the body. That would be okay if that’s the only thing I had done in the last year, but that is just a sample of my life every month.

So, know how to take care of yourself. Enzymes are a major part of the answer. They are also a possible answer to many of today’s health problems, yet unidentified as enzyme deficiencies.

Today is a great time to treat yourself to wellness of your digestion, your breathing, and even your thinking.

Young Living enzymes have been part of my daily routine for years…they are some of Young Living’s supplemental products I choose NOT to be without.

Below are the enzyme products that Young Living provides. Order them today so you can start including them in your daily health and wellness routine. My digestive system thanks me, because I use my (YL’s) Enzymes every day!
Note: The article above is adapted from a recent talk by D. Gary Young, Young Living Founder and President, with some editing and rewriting by Young Living corporate staff and others.

“Reprinted from The Raindrop Messenger, a free eline newsletter, with permission from Dr. David Stewart. To subscribe or download back issues, visit the archives at www.RaindropTraining.com

DISCLAIMER: All information contained in Aspenbloom Pet Care is intended for educational purposes only. It is not provided in order to diagnose, prevent or treat any disease, illness or injured condition of the body or pets and the author, publisher, and contributors accept no responsibility for such use. Anyone or their pets suffering from any disease, illness or injury should consult with their physician or veterinarian. The ONLY essential oils we use and refer to in ALL our posts and articles are Young Living Essential Oils. The statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Photo Attribution: Meshach the Great Dane by Dr. Kim Bloomer. Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved.