Digestive enzymes and lemon water…same thing?

Hi guyz,
ok so lotta people here are taking digestive enzymes (hopefully I’ll start on them soon as soon as I learn more)…but isn’t drinking that lemon water (about a gallon almost every day) the same thing as the digestive enzymes? I mean, both are targeted to help with your digestion…right?? in one way or the other? any thoughts would be greatly appreciated..thnx!

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10 thoughts on “Digestive enzymes and lemon water…same thing?

  1. 😀 Hi Mickey,
    Digestive enzymes aid your natural enzymes, that your body produces, to digest the food you eat.
    Undigested proteins in the food you eat that ‘slip’ by and get into your bloodstream undigested, by accident, are what cause allergic responses to proteins.

    Allergic responses to proteins, any proteins, sets you up to respond to that particular chain of amino acids (a whole protein forms a round ring of complete amino acids, each protein has different amino acids in its round ring) in a negative manner like getting zits and bumps on your skin when you eat that particular protein again, in the future. So digestive enzymes are VERY important for people who are already having problems digesting their food.

    Lemon water is for liver support.

    Lemon water or just plain filtered water flushes out your kidneys, provides the needed fluid to be added to your bloodstream that is needed in a day, and in this way it does help with digestion.

    Chemicals in the environment like the chemicals from cigarette smoke often cause the blood to thicken. It is doubly important for anyone who is exposed to any chemicals, in their daily lives, to drink a lot of filtered water, and adding a little lemon, or even some lime juice for variety is a good thing to do for the body’s chemistry to function properly. Lemon water or lime water is so much better for your health than sugar laden soda.


  2. hmm! thnx a bunch solomio,
    but which digestive enzyme is the best for us acne folks? ‘coz there’s a quite a bit of them, right? how would I know which one is good for me? Thanks!! 😛

  3. More on lemon drink from a Reams practicioner

    From: groups.google.com/groups?q=lemon+liver+anionic+reams&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&selm=%23BHOgOd6%23GA.309%40cpmsnbbsa03&rnum=1

    From: LZ [email protected])”>([email protected])
    Search Result 1
    Subject: Lemon Questions/Lemon Answers
    Newsgroups: sci.med.diseases.hepatitis
    View: Complete Thread (10 articles)
    Original Format
    Date: 1999/08/18

    Too lazy to read all the posts to locate the lemon question, so see


    Why and how:
    However, I would NOT follow advice about adding Nutrasweet as there’s
    quite a bit of evidence pointing to this being a neurotoxin.

    Acid or alkaline? Some answers from contributors to a list.

    From a Reams practitioner on lemon:

    >Lemons are the only food which are purely anionic. The catch is that
    is only true of fresh lemons.

    >After about 30 minutes of exposure to air (oxygen), lemon juice becomes
    >cationic. The confusion comes when one thinks in terms of acid and
    >alkaline. Lemon juice would always be thought of as acid, but, while
    >fresh, is anionic (which corresponds to alkaline). If you had an acid
    >urine pH and you used Dr. Reams’ lemon/water drink as he suggested,
    >your pH would become more alkaline. This seems illogical when you think
    >of lemon juice as acidic. But it’s not, its anionic. In addition to
    >fresh lemon juice, the only other thing that is purely anionic is pure
    To explain anionic and cationic… an ion is a molecule with an electric
    charge. An anion contains the smallest amount of energy known to man.
    anion will contain from 1 to 499 Milhouse units of energy. It is a
    >charged ion. Anionic corresponds to alkaline. Its electrons orbit
    >around the nucleus in a clockwise direction.
    >A cation corresponds to acid. One cation will contain from 500 to 999
    >Milhouse units of energy. It is a positive charged ion. Its electrons
    >orbit in a counter-clockwise direction. When a cation gains more than
    >999 Milhouse units of energy, it splits into two anions.
    >According to Reams, anions are attracted to the Van Allen radiation
    >belt around the earth. Cations are attracted to the earth itself.
    >Cationic foods include potatoes, carrots, beets and other root
    >vegetables, which grow into the earth because of their cationic
    >composition. They are not wholly cationic, however; the flowering,
    >leafy part is anionic, which is why it grows upwards (actually, even
    >the roots are part cationic and anionic, but mostly cationic). Corn,
    >tomatoes, etc., are mostly anionic and grow upwards, but their cationic
    >root parts grow down into the earth.
    >According to Reams, the key issue here concerns our digestive process.
    >The gastric juice produced by the liver is anionic. All foods (except
    >fresh lemons) are a varying mixture of cationic and anionic. When the
    >anionic gastric juices come into contact with cationic foods, the two
    >ions react to each other, much like vinegar and baking soda, and energy
    >is released to be used by the body. Let me quote from Dr. Reams, ”We do
    >not live off the food we eat, we live off the energy from the food we
    >eat. The anion rotates in a clockwise direction. The cation in a
    >counter-clockwise direction. Resistance is created when these two
    >moving forces, rotating in opposite directions, collide. The measure of
    >the resistance, in chemistry, is called ”pH”. When a person gets sick,
    >there are not enough anionic substances present to supply the energy he
    >needs from the cationic foods eaten.” Add to that the issue of the
    >foods being demineralized, and the problem becomes more serious.
    >Dr. Reams used fresh lemon juice as a part of a restorative therapy
    >with his clients (one part juice to nine parts distilled water). The
    >juice provided anionic substances to their livers.
    >To Reams, the issue was not eating an alkaline or acid diet, but giving
    >your body what it needed, which focused especially on the right kinds
    >of calciums. When I test a client’s urine/saliva pH, I am looking to
    >see how efficient their digestion is, which is one of the first issues
    >to rectify, because, if you can’t digest it, how can you utilize it?
    >The proper calciums provide the body with those elements that are
    >necessary for the body to manufacture essential digestive juices. The
    >pH tests also indicate the speed and efficiency of the digestion
    >(alkaline pH means slower digestion, acid pH means faster digestion),
    >the level of minerals available to be used by the body, the
    >strength/efficiency of the insulin, the mineral reserve (what is left)
    >in the body, and they effect the interpretation of the other numbers
    >from the test. Dr. Reams said that if you could only do one test, the
    >pH test would be the most important.
    >The lemon/water therapy is so effective, many people
    >experience a healing crisis when they do it. But don’t think of it as
    >lemon juice, think of it as supplying your liver with the anionic
    >materials it needs to correct unbalanced metabolic chemistry.
    From a nutritionist:

    >> Here is what I have to say about the citric acid/lemon/pH. In my
    >> practice, I do warn my clients against eating too much citrus fruit if
    >> their body is acid. But I don’t think medium amounts
    >> will cause a large problem. As far as lemon goes, according to
    >>Dr. Reams, lemon is the only >anionic food we have, and thus is not
    >> considered as an acid in the diet. And instead, is used as a
    >>cleansing agent. Many people that come to me are put on Lemon water at
    >>the rate of 4 ounces every hour given on the 1/2 hour and then given
    >> distilled water on the hour. The purpose of this is to flush toxins out
    >> of the body. When people are overloaded with toxins we don’t give
    >> them too much lemon water as it will possibly cause problems
    >> with a toxic overload. So if you get to feeling really bad on the
    >> diet, you may need to cut back on the lemon until you get to
    >> feeling better. Be sure to drink you distilled (or at least filtered) water
    >> between the lemon water. Dr. Reams used the ratio of 1 part lemon to 9
    >> parts water to make his lemon water.


  4. So does that mean lemon juice that comes in a bottle is not effective? Even if it’s 100% natural?

    And also too much lemon is bad rather than good?

  5. very informative article wally! Thanks!

    so, I should have lemon with distilled water?? thats like having a gallon of those distilled water everyday…..i dunno if I can afford that….so i guess, about 3/4 or a whole lemon to a gallon of water is a good ratio, or like Maya said, using half a tspn of lemon to 1 glass of water….more then that I guess would be too much?

  6. The article mentions that within 30 min of exposure to air it becomes cationic. Does that mean that once you slice the lemon and mix it into the water you must drink the concoction right away? What if you don’t use the whole lemon? Can we put it in a freezer for use next time? Would it lose its healing properties?

  7. I am also wondering if lemon juice that comes in a bottle loses it’s effectiveness?

    I hope it doesnt! Even though I know fresh is better, I usually just use the stuff out of the bottle because we have more of it around the house. But I think the stuff in the bottle is filled with preservatives and stuff too-I can definetly taste the difference between fresh and bottled.

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