Monthly Archives: July 2012
Enzymes are everyday magic; just about everything that happens in our bodies relies on enzymes to make it work. The trouble is that we don’t make enough enzymes all our lives. By the time we hit our mid-twenties, our ‘enzyme bank’ is just about used up. The more processed food we eat and the more toxins we are exposed to, the faster we deplete our enzyme reserves and the faster we age. I think I used all mine up by the age of 18. I know that taking supplemental enzymes can help along lots of bodily processes, especially digestion, and I felt could definitely do with a bit of magic, but I was wary because the first time I tried a well known brand of enzyme capsules some time ago, I didn’t get along well with them. I had griping belly ache that would persist for hours each time I took them. It put me off trying enzymes for a while, but I am glad I tried Enzymagic capsules, because they give me no problems of any kind.
There is a ‘hard core’ of supplements that I have seen recommended over and over again by all of the natural health experts I trust, and with good reason. These supplements are those that have proven benefits for the largest numbers of people. They are the ones I have personally derived most benefit from in my own experimentation with them. Enzymes are among these core supplements. The others are Omega3 like VPure, or krill oil; Vitamin D3 (for those of us in northern latitudes with less sunlight) like Dlux spray, probiotics, and vitamin B12 (because a very high percentage of us are deficient.) These are the ones we struggle to get from natural sources, for whatever reason and these are the ones that are most important if you are serious about creating excellent health.
After starting to take these, about two weeks in I noticed I began to feel satisfied with less food. In fact I reduced the size of my breakfast by half without feeling at all empty! My evening meal is smaller too, though my meals still consist of the same range of foods because I’m already eating a fairly optimal diet. The most likely reason I need less food is because I am digesting and absorbing what I eat more efficiently. I mention better absorption because initially there were signs that I was eliminating old gunk from my intestine. Since I have not made any other changes to my diet and lifestyle, it seems reasonable to assume this is due to the action of the enzymes.
An unexpected benefit of taking Enzymagic is that it’s helped embed a useful habit I’ve been trying to form, which is to have a drink of water at least 30 mins before a meal. I’m aware that doing so helps lubricate the digestive system and gets it ready for food. Since the enzyme caps are taken – you guessed it – 30 mins before food with a drink of water, I’ve gotten much better at doing this consistently with the enzymes.
Top marks to Raw Living for coming up with a good enzyme supplement, something I definitely want to add to my longer-term basic supplement collection.
A clip of a short interview I did on BBC Radio Jersey, ahead of my events there that weekend.
This is Aradhana's review of our Bath event on 26th June. You can check out Aradhana's raw classes and workshops at her site Beautiful Heart Raw Kitchen.
What a great night in The Love Lounge on Tuesday night with Kate Magic!! Thank you for being part of it.
This was my view from the back of the room and it was fabulous to see a full house drinking in all the abundant information, and to see Kate shine in the spotlight she deserves. Kate loved speaking to a room of raw foodies with some experience: "It was wonderful not 2 need 2 do a beginners talk!"
Here's what some of you said about the evening:
"Loved it.... thank you much for the balanced, grounded, non-fanatical approach to eating raw food... The part i appreciated the very most was where Kate said that we each have to listen to our own bodies, and our own inner voice first and foremost to determine what is right for ourselves....and, that it is best to go slowly and gradually in the beginning and not go 100% raw overnight....sound advice... At last, a raw foodie 'guru' I can go along with! xoxox Big Blessings... xoxox Will be signing up to Kate's Bubble shortly ;)" Sarah
"What a presence, a very radiant illumined human being, a testament to how we could all be more fully intergrated with the planet by eating all the amazing things it has to offer before to many interferences.Thanks for the grounding attitude, honesty and love, and all the useful information, now on reboot! My kids were on smoothies with apple pear raspberries, bee pollen and flax oil this morning and they loved it.... mmm now what's for lunch?" Tanya
"Really enjoyed your presentation Kate and found it fascinating, thank you :oD" James
I wish you a magical weekend ahead and look forward to seeing you again soon.
These are delicious, I love these. The Incan berries have a sweet lemony, tartness without being at all sour. They are wrapped in luxuriously thick chocolate, and the combination is a sophisticated treat. Each one is big compared to a choc-covered raisin - almost the size of a Malteser, so I find just one or two is enough to round off a meal. For me, it's not just that they taste wonderful, but they also seem to have a happy, sunny vibe that makes me feel cheery when I eat them. Where that comes from I don't know - maybe the people who make them are sunny-natured folk who put love into what they do. On the packet it says 'stimulating passion' - a perfect description! On the basis of how these taste, I want to try the other chocolate goodies in this range. I bet the almonds are good.
I always did like lemon and chocolate flavours together - when I ate conventional chocolates, one of my favourites was the dark chocolate lemon parfait from a well-known retail chain of chocolatiers. I did worry that I'd feel deprived when I switched to raw, but now there are so many high-quality, delicious raw chocolate goodies on offer that make it easy to avoid being tempted by the cooked, sugary stuff. I'm just hoping someone will come up with a raw version of my other favourite, the apricot parfait - hint!