Enzymes: The spark of life (chi) and their role in health and longevity
What are enzymes? Enzymes are vital proteins within the body that are necessary for all of life’s functions. Without enzymes, we simply could not live. All metabolism and metabolic processes that occur within the body require enzymes for them to take place. Without them, we simply would cease to function.
Enzymes are present in foods in their natural state, but they’re rapidly destroyed at temperatures above 116 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s for this reason that a raw food diet is so healthy and why increasing the amount of raw foods that you consume is especially important in this age of dead and denatured foods. When we chop up a salad, juice fruits and vegetables, and chew our foods well, we’re releasing the enzymes contained within those foods which aid in their own digestion.
This saves a lot of our own limited supplies of chi and enzymes from being used via digestion. On a molecular and atomic level, all such chemical reactions require energy to take place. In the human body, that energy is your life force, or chi as the Chinese call it.
Why is chi so important?
Chi is really that unifying force of the body. Since energy (chi) is necessary for all chemical processes to occur via electron flow, it’s importance can’t be overstated. Once you understand the nature of the universe and chi itself, you’ll see why learning to preserve your own vital stores of energy and enzymes is so critical to health, healing and longevity.
Each one of your trillions of cells in the body has approximately 100,000 reactions per second. These reactions all occur because of electrical bioenergy. Your immune system also operates on energy, but in this case it is light quanta or photonic energy. This was discovered by the German physicist Fritz-Albert Popp, who said;
“We know today that man, essentially, is a being of light. And the modern science of photobiology is presently proving this. In terms of healing the implications are immense. We now know, for example, that quanta of light can initiate, or arrest, cascade-like reactions in the cells, and that genetic cellular damage can be virtually repaired, within hours, by faint beams of light. …[W]e can now say emphatically, that the function of our entire metabolism is dependent on light.”
This has been known by various Chinese adepts of both the Shaolin and Taoist orders, who have used a technique called “Administering sunbeams” to absorb ultraviolet rays directly from the sun into the brain via the optic nerves.
There is research out there that shows that scientists have in fact discovered some hitherto unknown energy field that they can’t explain and doesn’t fit in with their current explanations of matter and the nature of the universe.
Chi and enzymes together
It is in this context that chi becomes linked with enzymes. Since both are vital and necessary for life, the more we waste and deplete our enzymes, the more we sicken our bodies, weaken our immune system and eventually shorten our lives. Remember that all chemical reactions in nature and the body require energy to occur. For electrons to flow, something has to push them and make them flow. This always requires some kind of energy source. In the body, chi is that energy source. Whether it comes from the air, as electromagnetic waves from the sun, or from the force itself, chi is the pivotal life force that gives enzymes their spark of life. The importance of chi and enzymes, along with learning to converse both of these vital substances, can not be overstated.
Sources for this article include:
Dr. Howell, Edward. Enzyme Nutrition. 1995
Reid, Daniel. The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity. 1989