High Dose Enzyme Therapy For Cancer

When you hear the word “enzyme,” you most likely associate it with digestion, but you may not realize that proteolytic enzymes are the body’s main defense against cancer. Enzymes act as catalysts for the many chemical reactions that take place in the body, and are essential for building, maintenance and repair. They also have the potential to reverse cancer. Why is high dose enzyme therapy so effective for cancer?

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Pancreatic Enzyme Therapy

Pancreatic enzymes have an anti-cancer effect in the body. They word “enzyme” was coined in 1858 by Wilhelm Kuhne, a German scientist who isolated trypsin, the main enzyme in the small intestine that digests protein. Pancreatic enzymes are also referred to as proteolytic or metabolic enzymes. They are responsible for breaking down proteins into amino acids.

By 1900, proteolytic enzymes were widely used as an alternative protocol to treat cancer. Not only are enzymes vital for digestion, once they enter the bloodstream, they degrade the outer protective coating pathogens use to evade the immune system. Aside from secreting enzymes that digest protein, such as protease, the pancreas also produces amylase, lipase, cellulase, and lactase, that digest carbohydrates, fats, fiber, and milk sugar, respectively. Enzymes combat cancer just as penicillin destroys bacteria.

Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, who passed away in 2015, was an avid proponent of high-dose enzyme therapy. He used this therapy as part of his three-part approach to treating cancer, which I’ll talk more about below.

Read more about his therapies here: “One Man Alone.”

Systemic Enzyme Therapy

Proteolytic enzymes become systemic when taken on an empty stomach. This means they pass into the bloodstream, unimpeded by the digestive system, where they are responsible for many chemical and cellular reactions within the body. When enzymes circulating in the bloodstream digest dysfunctional and damaged cells, including cells that are cancerous. They also catalyze abnormal proteins. Although pancreatic and proteolytic enzymes are made in the pancreas to aid digestion, they’re highly effective when taken in supplemental form.

Toxins and waste build up in the bloodstream and lymphatic system when enzymes are in short supply, which negatively impacts immune function. On the other hand, when enzymes are plentiful, they boost the immune system, which is a vital component when fighting cancer. Systemic enzymes break down fibrin, which is a tough, sticky protein that plays a major role in blood clotting. They also break down toxins, allergens, and excess mucus in the bloodstream.

Enzymes are an effective alternative to NSAIDs, helping to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling. Unlike NSAIDs, however, they target only harmful circulating immune complexes (CICs), while leaving beneficial CICs untouched. This means you can experience pain reduction without any harmful effects.

High Dose Enzyme Therapy

Alternative cancer protocols use high-dose enzyme therapy to break down tumors, sweep the circulatory system of debris, and stimulate immune function. Systemic enzymes, used in these protocols, break down the protective coating of viruses, liberating them so they can be identified and attacked by the immune system. Viruses and other pathogenic microorganisms greatly increase toxic load, burdening the immune system. Eliminating these infections is paramount for optimal immune function.

This same process applies to cancer cells. When fibrin is broken down, the immune system is then able to target pathogenic invaders more efficiently. Enzymes also increase immune function by stimulating immune molecules, such as cytokines, macrophages, and natural killer cells. With the immune system operating at full throttle, it can go about its duties of preventing the growth and spread of cancer.

Enzyme Therapy For Canc

Systemic enzymes boost the effectiveness of conventional cancer therapies like chemotherapy and radiation. Chemotherapy is better able to attack cancer cells when fibrin is broken down, and lower doses can be used. Because of their anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, enzymes are helpful in mitigating the negative side effects of chemotherapy, such as vomiting, pain, muscle wasting, and exhaustion. Enzymes are also helpful in breaking down scar tissue, a side effect of radiation. Furthermore, patients recover more quickly from surgery when taking enzymes.

Enzyme Therapy Benefits

There are many benefits of enzyme therapy, not only for treating cancer, but for cancer prevention, pain reduction, and general well-being. Here’s a list of the beneficial effects enzyme therapy has on the human body:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Dissolves scar tissue
  • Decreases pain and swelling
  • Improves circulation
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Breaks down fibrin
  • Removes waste from the bloodstream
  • Improves liver function
  • Increases the efficiency of white blood cells
  • Manages yeast overgrowth
  • Accelerates recovery
  • Dissolves blood clots and plaque
  • Reduces allergies

In addition to these numerous benefits, enzymes also bind anti-proteinases, which inhibit metastasis. They interact with adhesion factors, further inhibiting the spread of cancer and tumor growth. Enzymes reduce free radicals by promoting enzymes that have antioxidant properties. This is significant because free radicals can initiate oncogene expression.

Nutritional Therapy And Detoxification Methods

High-dose enzyme therapy, used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and detoxification techniques, provides a three-strikes-you’re-out approach to eradicating cancer. Eating according to your metabolic type is essential for building up the fundamental control systems within the body, leading to homeostasis, and optimal immune function. When cells are adequately nourished, they mobilize and dump toxins. The enzymes can then go about their housecleaning duties. As cancerous tumors are broken down, toxic debris builds up, and needs to be eliminated. This is why detoxification strategies are absolutely vital when using enzyme therapy.

Promolife BannerTherapies that support the colon, kidneys, liver, and skin to detoxify are paramount when using large doses of enzymes. Colon cleanses, coffee enemas, liver flushes, juice fasts, sauna therapy, and rebounding are supportive detox methods to remove the waste left over from tumor lysis, or breakdown.

Tumor lysis syndrome occurs when massive amounts of toxic debris from tumor breakdown is released into the bloodstream. This can injure the kidneys, increasing oxidation and inflammation, and can eventually lead to kidney and liver failure. This syndrome can be life-threatening, so it’s imperative when using copious amounts of enzymes, to also incorporate detoxification strategies.

Plant Based Enzymes And Enzymes Derived From Animals

Systemic enzymes are both plant and animal-based. Papain from papaya, and bromelain from pineapples, are two commonly used and widely-available plant-based enzymes. Trypsin, pancreatin, and chymotrypsin are enzymes derived from animals. Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme that comes from silkworms, and is powerful at fighting inflammation. Nattokinase is a fibrinolytic enzyme extracted from natto, a Japanese bacterial ferment, made from soybeans.

Animal-based enzymes are the most effective against combating cancer. Below is an enzymatic cancer protocol I’ve used with clients. No side effects have been noted using high-dose enzyme therapy. When beginning this protocol, start slowly and gradually build up to the daily recommended dose. It’s advisable to cycle off and on if a Herxheimer’s, or toxic reaction, occurs.

Keep in mind, enzymes need to be taken away from food. It is preferable to wait two hours after a meal, but at a minimum, wait at least one hour. Enzymes aren’t cheap, and you’ll have to remember to take them throughout the day. I know this isn’t ideal, but either is conventional cancer treatment that comes with a host of miserable side effects.

Enzyme Therapy For Cancer Protocol

For cancer prevention:

  • 8-10 enzymes in the morning on an empty stomach, and again before bed

For cancer treatment:

  • 20-30 capsules on an empty stomach two hours after breakfast
  • 10-20 capsules mid-afternoon at least one hour after lunch
  • 20-30 capsules before bed on an empty stomach

Those with metastatic cancer should take as many enzymes, throughout the day, as they can reasonably afford.

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Key Points

Enzymes play an essential role in optimal health. Not only are they indispensable for digestion, they support detoxification, reduce inflammation, boost immunity, increase circulation, absorb nutrients, and are vital for healthy mental function.

The pancreas makes these life-giving enzymes, and they’re also found in certain foods, particularly raw, sprouted, and fermented foods.

High-dose enzyme therapy is a natural cancer protocol that has been highly successful in treating this much-feared disease. It’s useful for many other conditions as well, including autoimmunity, osteoarthritis, and infections. Enzyme production decreases with age, so even if you’re not battling cancer, it’s a good idea to optimize your enzyme intake to prevent and maintain health.

Do you or a loved one have cancer? Have you considered using high-dose enzyme therapy? Let me know in the comments:)

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(1) Pancreatica.org: High Dose Enzyme Therapy 

(2) healthline: Proteolytic Enzymes: How They Work, Benefits and Sources

(3) NCBI: A formulation of pancreatic pro-enzymes provides potent anti-tumour efficacy: a pilot study focused on pancreatic and ovarian cancer

(4) Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez: Pancreatic Cancer, Proteolytic Enzyme Therapy and Detoxification 

(5) Nutrition Review: Controlling Inflammation with Proteolytic Enzymes 

(6) The Gonzalez Protocol: Enzyme Therapy and Cancer



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10 thoughts on “High Dose Enzyme Therapy For Cancer”

  1. This is very fascinating and thorough. This year, my mum had surgery to remove cancer on her bile duct which involved removing half of her pancreas, among other organs. Since then, cancer started growing on what remained of her pancreas. 

    In my efforts to stop the cancer, I gave her numerous supplements, including high concentration of antioxidants, a deep green supplement, a probiotic that also included digestive enzymes, and blackstrap molasses. To our relief, she is cured from the cancer that started growing on her pancreas! 

    Thank you for sharing your detailed knowledge of alternative therapies to help fight cancer as this is exactly what people need to hear and learn when this horrible disease comes into one’s life. She now is also required to take enzymes permanently to help with her digestion, but that’s a small compromise to not having her pancreas removed. 

    I’m grateful for blogs such as yours that help to inform people that there are definitely alternatives to treating cancer.  Thank you again. 

    • I appreciate your comment Kat. I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s cancer, but so happy the outcome was positive. She’s lucky to have you as a daughter. Sounds like you provided her with some amazing supplements.

      Thank you for reading my post. I’m glad you found it helpful!

  2. Enzymes are very important for our health, and to prevent and treat cancer. Right now the number of people suffering from cancer is on the rise. 

    I remember in the 80s, many people thought the disease of the century would be AIDS, but the truth is it’s cancer. When I see sick children, I feel very bad. Is this treatment good for kids too?

    • Thanks for reading Maria. Enzymes are vital for optimal health and for treating cancer, and are safe for children to use.

  3. Hi! Yeah, as I read the title of your post I was immediately asking myself how could enzymes and digestion help somebody improve from cancer? But it turns out that enzymes are not always linked to digestion.

    Prevention is even more important than treatment. And enzyme therapy plays an important role here. I’m glad I came across your post. I love your three-strikes-you’re-out approach. I knew that nutritious diet and detoxification techniques were important for combating cancer, but I hadn’t realized that enzyme therapy was a decisive element in the equation. 

    Thank you very much!

    • Thanks for your comment Henry. Yes, enzymes are crucial for digestion, and when taken on an empty stomach sweep the bloodstream of debris. 

      You’re right, prevention is key. Nutrition, detoxification, and enzyme therapy are all aspects of a targeted approach to treating cancer.

  4. Just two big problems with all that you suggest.
    Firstly there is zero evidence that enzymes do all this stuff that you suggest.
    And secondly enzymes and just proteins – once in your stomach they will simply be broken down into their constituent amino acids before being absorbed into the blood stream – ergo no longer enzymes!

    So I’m afraid all this magic you have made up is nonsense! In order to work enzymes would have to be injected intravenously. But even if you did this they wouldn’t have all the effects you suggest. They don’t “stimulate” the immune system, or break down fibrin in the blood in the manner you state.
    Neither do they have this magical effect on cancers.

    Sorry but you need to go back to school – some basic biochemistry would be a big help!

    • Hi Bill,

      While I respect your opinion, I have worked with too many people who enzymes have helped to dispute their efficacy. I have also taken them myself, and know that they significantly reduce inflammation. Decreased inflammation equates to better immune function so I’ll kindly disagree with you.

      Actually, I have taken an in depth, comprehensive biochemistry course. Enzyme therapy is not some made-up magic. Are you familiar with Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez’s work regarding the cancer patients he used high-dose enzyme therapy with? If not, perhaps you should familiarize yourself with his library of work that spanned decades. Maybe he needed to go back to school to learn more? I think not.

      Tell people who have taken enzymes for pain that they don’t work? Or cancer patients that have seen their tumor markers go down. Your remark flies in the face of anecdotal evidence.

  5. Hi, I’m looking for peer reviewed studies regarding this. I find it interesting and would like to learn more. I know you mention Dr Gonzalez, but are there any peer reviewed studies you can help me refer to? Id appreciate it.

    • Hi Sarah,

      Here are some links you might find useful. Many studies on high-dose enzyme therapy are in regard to pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of cancer. I have used enzyme therapy for other types of cancer with great success.
      National Library of Medicine
      Go to “journals.sagepub.com” and download their PDF.
      Hope those links are helpful!


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