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#16 Chad Sines

 
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:23 PM

You said "they" and "they"...what do you mean, Chad? :)

the digestive enzymes cause you digestive issues?

that is unusual as they are designed to help with digestive issues....but if they do....do not take them.


I have tried several different brands of gluten-free enzymes including Digest Gold and all seem to wonk me. Either that or it is an amazing coincidence and I got CC'd from something.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:24 PM

I have tried several different brands of gluten-free enzymes including Digest Gold and all seem to wonk me. Either that or it is an amazing coincidence and I got CC'd from something.



Okay, I re-read it and I gotcha now!
Edited By IH, with apologies: (which Chad graciously accepted via PM citing "No biggie!" what a sweetie :)

Digestive enzymes work with a person's body to digest food when they lack certain enzymes.

maybe you just do not need them?

If you do not feel well taking them, you should not take them.
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:00 AM

He never said he thought it was cc.
Why summarily dismiss two ppl's personal experiences w/ a product?
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:26 AM

He never said he thought it was cc.
Why summarily dismiss two ppl's personal experiences w/ a product?


You are absolutely right, Tom.

I did misread what Chad said and I will apologize to him personally and also, right here.

Sorry, Chad. Please accept my apologies.
I will edit my comment to you.

Tom, I am not dismissing their experiences; not at all. I did say if digestive enzymes do not agree with them, they should not take them.

Please do not misinterpret what I say.
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:38 AM

I have tried several different brands of gluten-free enzymes including Digest Gold and all seem to wonk me. Either that or it is an amazing coincidence and I got CC'd from something.


Digest Gold enzymes are some of the best on the market and are gluten free. They are meant to replace the enzymes that some Celiac's do not make enough of.
That is what one of my problems is.....pancreatic insufficiency. If you take them when you do not need them, that can cause stomach distress, from what I have learned. I went to a lecture given by the owner of the company and asked him many questions on the product....even corrected him on his Gluten Ease product, but that's another story. I then decided to try them as I needed to use an enzyme and I didn't want Rx ones. They work beautifully for me but I really need to take them as my enzyme factory isn't what it used to be. Not all Celiacs have this problem and they shouldn't use them if they don't.
I am very sensitive to gluten and am a diagnosed Celiac. I take these with almost every meal I eat.....larger meal. If there were even trace amounts of gluten in them, I would be as sick as a dog by now. They are safe! :D
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:08 PM

I take DPP-Iv If I think I have gotten into a bit of CC. So that isn't very darn often. :) But I thnk it can help a little, so I take it for that reason. I'd never try to eat purposely eat gluten and think DPP-IV would prevent a reaction though. That would be a real bad idea. There is another enzyme that is supposed to help DPP-IV break down the gluten faster, but I don't remember the name of it. You can get the stuff pretty cheap so I don't think it is any big issue really. If it helps someone then that's the point. The only problem I See with it is the marketing that is sometimes misleading and extravagant. That why I don't use the Enzymedica products though because they made some really outrageous claims about their DPP-IV products that were very misleading a few years ago. I get mine from other sources, and much cheaper too.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:07 PM

I take DPP-Iv If I think I have gotten into a bit of CC. So that isn't very darn often. :) But I thnk it can help a little, so I take it for that reason. I'd never try to eat purposely eat gluten and think DPP-IV would prevent a reaction though. That would be a real bad idea. There is another enzyme that is supposed to help DPP-IV break down the gluten faster, but I don't remember the name of it. You can get the stuff pretty cheap so I don't think it is any big issue really. If it helps someone then that's the point. The only problem I See with it is the marketing that is sometimes misleading and extravagant. That why I don't use the Enzymedica products though because they made some really outrageous claims about their DPP-IV products that were very misleading a few years ago. I get mine from other sources, and much cheaper too.


Yes, I did some research and read a few research articles on the interaction of DPP-IV and ASP. The results looked promising... maybe :P
But thanks for the info! Sounds like the extra enzymes cant hurt.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:37 PM

You are absolutely right, Tom.

I did misread what Chad said and I will apologize to him personally and also, right here.

Sorry, Chad. Please accept my apologies.
I will edit my comment to you.

Tom, I am not dismissing their experiences; not at all. I did say if digestive enzymes do not agree with them, they should not take them.

Please do not misinterpret what I say.

It's certainly not right to claim I misinterpreted when at the time I was replying to your post it still had
"So, if you do not feel well taking them, do not take them.
You are not being CC'ed from them."
as the last 2 lines.

Not only did Chad never say he thought it was cc, but he also never said he was considering taking them any more.

Please don't edit out bits I've replied to.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:17 AM

It's certainly not right to claim I misinterpreted when at the time I was replying to your post it still had
"So, if you do not feel well taking them, do not take them.
You are not being CC'ed from them."
as the last 2 lines.

Not only did Chad never say he thought it was cc, but he also never said he was considering taking them any more.

Please don't edit out bits I've replied to.


I feel that no matter how many times I explain what I have said, you will argue the point. :unsure:

So, I will just say that I

(1) did not "summarily dismiss anyone" (THAT is the part I am saying you misinterpreted)

and
(2) I did say to both of them that if they "do not make you feel well, do not take them" because who needs more symptoms?

and
(3) the ONLY part I edited was to correct the fact that I misunderstood Chad.

What I said is still here for everyone to see. I did not hide anything.

He has graciously accepted my apology for misreading it.



Kindly stop picking apart every word I say and taking things out of context, please. My whole point to both of them was that digestive enzymes are designed to help you digest food & if they do not agree with you, do not take them.

You made your point. Can we drop it now?
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:19 AM

I take DPP-Iv If I think I have gotten into a bit of CC. So that isn't very darn often. :) But I thnk it can help a little, so I take it for that reason. I'd never try to eat purposely eat gluten and think DPP-IV would prevent a reaction though. That would be a real bad idea. There is another enzyme that is supposed to help DPP-IV break down the gluten faster, but I don't remember the name of it. You can get the stuff pretty cheap so I don't think it is any big issue really. If it helps someone then that's the point. The only problem I See with it is the marketing that is sometimes misleading and extravagant. That why I don't use the Enzymedica products though because they made some really outrageous claims about their DPP-IV products that were very misleading a few years ago. I get mine from other sources, and much cheaper too.


I know what you mean about Enzymedica being somewhat misleading with some of their products. I did mention that I had to correct the owner of the company at a lecture I attended on the Gluten Ease product they carry. I got the impression that they were trying to tout the product as helping Celiacs digest gluten better, which would give the impression that you could cheat and use this to cover your butt.....oh no, no, no! I just don't think they grasp the severity of Celiac and the fact that you can't even have a teeny bit...which is the impression that the general population without Celiac has. Wrong!

However, that doesn't stop me from researching and using their enzymes, which are some of the best on the market. I would have no problem recommending them to anyone.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:21 PM


I know what you mean about Enzymedica being somewhat misleading with some of their products. I did mention that I had to correct the owner of the company at a lecture I attended on the Gluten Ease product they carry. I got the impression that they were trying to tout the product as helping Celiacs digest gluten better, which would give the impression that you could cheat and use this to cover your butt.....oh no, no, no! I just don't think they grasp the severity of Celiac and the fact that you can't even have a teeny bit...which is the impression that the general population without Celiac has. Wrong!

However, that doesn't stop me from researching and using their enzymes, which are some of the best on the market. I would have no problem recommending them to anyone.



They have stopped the advertising they were using a few years ago. It took some protests by people in the celiac world to get them to change it though. It's fine to use their products if you like them. :)
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Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
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