Hi there Shelley - thank you so much for all your hard work - (from a frequent lurker sometime poster).
I have a question about digestive enzymes. I bought plant-based digestive enzymes (I have a reallllly long-standing case of candida). They're the "Whole Foods" brand. After I used them once or twice (during which time I had some serious bloating) - i read the bottle more carefully and notice that all these enzymes are isolated from "aspergillus oryzae" which, as you know, is a nasty fungus that can be as bad as candida...
then I found the following info online about digestive enzymes:
["There are several things to know about the enzymes. First, there are different types. The Kelley Program recommends organic glandular pork pancreatic enzymes. But there are people who can't take these, but could tolerate organic glandular lamb or beef. For others there are plant derived enzymes, but most of these are made from fungal antigens (Aspergillus oryzae). So it is a question of balancing the needs and allergic intolerances of each individual person....and for the person who cannot tolerate the animal-based enzymes and are allergic to the fungal ones, that they can be neutralized so they can be handled."]
What does all this mean? Could my bloat be a reaction from the enzymes? (although, I must say, my digestion is sooo bad I'm usually pretty bloated anyway). How would I know if these are good for me or not? (i'm a sceptic about muscle testing) where can i find pork-based enzymes or something that might not be as reactive as aspergillus... do you know anything about this stuff? Thanks for any help.
ps: what do you suppose the phrase "they can be neutralized so they can be handled" means, exactly? thanks again.